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Drive system for hydraulic presses reduces energy consumption

August 25, 2014

Schuler has developed a drive system for hydraulic presses that can reduce energy consumption by up to 60 percent compared to conventional lines. According to the company, the technology, called Efficient Hydraulic Forming (EHF), offers energy savings and optimizations in all operating phases...

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Incremental tube forming process shapes high-strength pipe materials

August 25, 2014

Dortmund Technical University and transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH have cooperated to develop incremental tube forming, a step-by-step shaping of a tube end or tube that allows processing of high-strength and ultrahigh-strength materials. Straight tubes can be formed into increasingly complex shapes,...

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Spring-loaded plunger assemblies serve as positioning pins for sliding components

August 25, 2014

PEM® Type PTL2™ spring-loaded plunger assemblies from PennEngineering® serve as positioning pins to move racks, slides, access panels, and consoles to new positions without tools. A lockout feature in the standard product line keeps the fastener’s spring-loaded plunger fully retracted until...

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Laser cutting system designed for plate applications

August 25, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Super Turbo-X laser cutting system featuring its new Preview 3 control, suitable for plate applications. The machine features a hybrid design, easy-access table, proprietary vibration-dampening frame, and integrated laser resonator. The constant beam...

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Backpack offers maximum storage for tools

August 21, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Arsenal® 5843 tool backpack. Featuring a two-compartment design, the backpack can carry up to 50 lbs., allowing for hands-free climbing and portability of tools and equipment around the job site. The two main compartments feature 26 interior pockets, 11 PALS webbing...

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System tends machine tools with vision-guided robotics

August 21, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced the FlexMT™, a flexible, pre-engineered system designed to load and unload machine tools using vision-guided robotics. Designed for small-batch and high-volume production, the system increases spindle utilization by up to 60 percent over manual machine tending,...

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Fully automatic band saw has infinitely variable band speed

August 21, 2014

Kaast Machine Tools offers a fully automatic band saw that features a rigid, compact design; automatic material feed; a parts counter; and a built-in coolant system. It incorporates infinitely variable band speed and cutting force, as well as hydromechanical blade tension and an automatic band...

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6-axis CNC backgauge retrofits to press brakes

August 21, 2014

Zakron U.S.A. has introduced a line of retrofittable 6-axis CNC backgauges for press brakes with bed lengths from 10 to 20 ft. and from 200 to 1,000 tons. X1, X2 travel is 24 to 72 in.; R1, R2 travel is 6 to 15 in.; and Z1, Z2 travel is 8 to 18 in., depending on the model. The backgauges...

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Stainless steel handwheels available with or without revolving handle

August 20, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 227.4 A4 stainless steel spoked handwheels in inch and metric sizes, with or without a revolving handle. The RoHS-compliant handwheels offer high mechanical strength and are not affected by shock and knocks. The handwheel body is pressed A4 (AISI 316L) stainless steel,...

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Rapid clamping system speeds up tool change

August 20, 2014

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Quick Tool Unlock rapid clamping system for tube bending machines. It allows quick change of the bending formers without tools. The clamping system comprises a split tension rod with clamping lever, as well as a swivel device. Only the clamping lever is...

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Telescoping arm designed for fume extraction in limited space

August 20, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced a telescoping arm as an option on the FILTAIR® SWX series of stationary fume extractors and the FILTAIR 2000-12000 centralized system models. It is available in 8 in. dia. for the SWX series or in 6 or 8 in. dia. for the industrial centralized fume...

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Air nozzle helps ensure nonmarring blowoff

August 20, 2014

Exair’s new polyether ether ketone (PEEK) Pico Super Air Nozzle™ delivers a small, precise blowoff with high-velocity airflow. The nozzle is 0.63 in. long and 0.20 in. dia., permitting installation in tight spaces. Its PEEK thermoplastic construction provides self-lubricating qualities with a...

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Multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps aid in NDT inspection

August 19, 2014

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365 series multi-LED, broad-beam UV-A lamps for NDT inspection. Each lamp features three ultrahigh-flux UV-A LEDs, as well as a white-light LED to illuminate dark work areas. A rubber bumper with a Borofloat® glass lens protects the LEDs...

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Spatial positioning system enables users to project 360 degrees around large parts

August 19, 2014

Virtek Vision Intl. Inc. has released the latest version of its Iris™ spatial positioning system, which enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360 degrees around even the largest parts. Version 1.3 supports the use of multiple vision systems and laser projectors to enable users to...

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Flange protectors designed for simplified installation, removal

August 19, 2014

Caplugs offers new patented flange protectors designed for simplified installation and removal with flexibility to help enable easier alignment with bolt holes. The toggle-lock flange protectors shield the raised faces of flanges. The covers are equipped with a thick pad for security and...

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