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Press brake offers simplified setup, programming

December 14, 2015

Bystronic has introduced the Xact Smart 160 press brake, featuring simplified setup and programming. Bysoft 7 software integrates the press brake into the user’s production environment. The machine incorporates the ByVision bending control system, which uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen interface...

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Fiber laser suitable for first-time users

December 14, 2015

The new BySmart Fiber 3015 compact laser cutting machine from Bystronic is designed for first-time users of fiber laser cutting technology. For users that cut mainly thin materials, the machine delivers a fast cutting process and reduced costs, the company says. It is available with a Fiber 2000...

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Fully automated hardness tester introduced

December 10, 2015

Buehler has introduced the new Wilson VH3300 Vickers/ Knoop hardness test system, offering a variety of scales and magnifications for automated hardness testing to ASTM and ISO in test labs, material/product development, clean production environments, and quality control. According to the...

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Multiprocess welding system provides industrial-quality arc in compact package

December 10, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Rebel™ EMP 215ic, a 120- to 230-V, CC/CV welding system that offers true multiprocess arc performance and portability. A sMIG (smart MIG) function enables users to begin GMAW with a stable arc by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. There is no need to enter...

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Cladding system employs preheated filler wire, tandem electrodes

December 10, 2015

Polysoude offers the TIGer cladding system. It uses preheated filler wire and incorporates a system of two tungsten electrodes in tandem configuration. This allows the ignition of two electrical arcs, which, by way of mutual attraction, combine to convey a single heat source. This single heat...

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Robotic blast system adapted for grit blast surface preparation

December 9, 2015

Guyson Corp. has introduced a new version of its RB-10 robotic blast system that is adapted for grit blast surface preparation of gas turbine blades and buckets up to about 3 ft. long. The system’s 60- by 60-in. finishing chamber is designed with a heavily reinforced 60- by 48-in. vestibule...

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Femtosecond laser pulses produce micron-scale features

December 9, 2015

The new Rapid FX from Coherent Inc. is a femtosecond laser for high-precision micromachining. The solid-state laser delivers 900-fs pulse widths, with a pulse energy of up to 100 µJ, at a repetition rate of 100 kHz (with optional operation at up to 200 kHz). With its beam quality...

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Touch probe for machine tools uses pressure sensing

December 9, 2015

Heidenhain offers the TS 740 touch probe with pressure sensor. The unit has an accuracy of < +/-1 µm at a probing velocity of 0.25 m/min. The trigger pulse is obtained through force analysis. The forces acting during probing are processed electronically. This method provides consistent probe...

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Portable wire feeders introduced

December 8, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched two new portable wire feeders that are compatible with the Warrior 400i MV CC/CV and Warrior 500i power sources. The Warrior® YardFeed 200 provides remote control of the voltage and wire feed speed at the feeder, including the ability to preset wire...

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System helps simplify manifold design

December 8, 2015

The ExpandaFold from LSP Industries eliminates searching for components to create manifolds for specific applications. Put together with off-the-shelf components, the system replaces leaky and inefficient manifold systems. It comes ready to assemble into customized manifolds, using screws and...

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Orbital stretch wrapping machines wrap products fed by conveyor

December 8, 2015

Tab Industries LLC offers the Tab Wrapper Tornado line of orbital stretch wrapping machines. The machines can be fed from a chain, belt, or roller conveyor. Featuring a patent-pending design that keeps the wrapping ring stationary while the film is wrapped around a horizontal axis, the unit is...

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Flexible composite diamond finishing files fit in hard-to-reach areas

December 7, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has announced the introduction of a new line of flexible diamond finishing files for the removal of material in the maintenance of extrusion dies, aircraft components, and other difficult-to-reach areas. They are designed for working with materials such as tungsten carbide,...

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Bladeless blowers extract dust and fumes with no moving parts

December 7, 2015

Vortec offers Air Flow Amplifiers for extracting smoke, dust, and debris. The high-flow, bladeless blowers take ordinary compressed air and amplify it by up to 60 times in unducted applications with no moving parts. Airflow and output are adjustable. They do not require electricity, so they can...

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CAD filtering, DXF splitting added to order creation software

December 7, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 1.65 of its Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium and Premium Automation with two new CAD import features, designed to streamline the process of generating NC code from CAD files. Many companies receive CAD files of components from customers in a...

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Optical locating system determines workpiece point locations for abrasive waterjet

December 4, 2015

OMAX® Corp. offers the Precision Optical Locator for setup of premachined parts that are ready for secondary abrasive waterjet cutting operations. The video/optical locating system determines workpiece point locations anywhere on an abrasive waterjet machine’s worktable to eliminate the use of...

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