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Automated bending cell bends small parts at 4 sec. per bend

December 22, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has released the TruBend Cell 7000, which the company says is the world’s fastest system for the automated bending of small parts at an average cycle time of 4 sec. per bend. The cell comprises a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, the BendMaster bending robot, the LoadMaster Bend...

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Software supports tube cutting with plasma, laser, waterjet, oxyfuel

December 22, 2016

Hypertherm has released Rotary Tube Pro™ software to help users design and cut tube and pipe parts with no 3-D CAD experience required. It supports plasma, laser, waterjet, and oxyfuel cutting processes for almost all brands of tube cutting machines, including stand-alone units and cutting table...

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Integrated tool changer system added to press brake

December 22, 2016

Bystronic has added an integrated tool changer system to its Xpert press brake, allowing the machine to swap tools automatically. The sensor system and integrated robotics technology create a compact bending system that sets itself up. The tool changer sets up the press brake with the upper and...

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Stand converts hand-held dot peen marking system into benchtop machine

December 21, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Bench Top Micro Mark Stand to convert the portable Micro Mark dot peen marker into a benchtop machine.The marker features a 3- by 5- by 6-in. head and a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field, making it suitable for hand-held applications and on-machine integration. It features...

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Bulldog Steel Fabrication names operations manager

December 21, 2016

Bulldog Steel Fabrication (BSF), a supplier of steel fabricated parts and components in Madison, Ga., has promoted Loni Johnson to operations and finance manager. Johnson joined the company in 2012, holding several positions that helped to govern the administrative and financial...

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BuildSteel launches educational website for users of cold-formed steel framing

December 21, 2016

Pittsburgh-based BuildSteel, a new collaboration of steel and construction industry organizations formed to educate building professionals on the uses and benefits of cold-formed steel framing, has launched a website at www.buildsteel.org. The website serves as an educational center, continuously...

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Consumables designed to bend the plasma arc

December 21, 2016

Hypertherm offers FlushCut™ consumables for its Powermax plasma cutting systems. The patented consumable design features an off-center nozzle bore that delivers the plasma arc at a 45-degree angle, which allows system users to cut closer or more flush to the base to reduce grinding and increase...

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Dorner Holding Co. announces staff appointments

December 21, 2016

Dorner Holding Co., Hartland, Wis., has announced staff changes at two of its companies.Dorner Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has named Enrico Berlenghi as managing director - European sales. He focuses on sales development for all three Dorner Holding Companies:...

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Press brake’s bending control provides comprehensive database

December 21, 2016

Bystronic offers the Xpert 150 press brake, equipped with the ByVision Bending control. The control uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles can be imported or drawn directly on the touchscreen and then automatically converted...

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Portable dust collection vacuums for electric tools are self-cleaning

December 20, 2016

CS Unitec's line of HEPA dust extraction wet/dry vacuums with 11-amp motors offer 130-CFM airflow and an electromagnetic pulse filter cleaning system. Two HEPA filters capture 99.99 percent of particles down to 0.3 micron. The line includes the CS 1445 H with a 9-gal. tank capacity, the CS 1225 H...

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Own Your Market. ByStar Fiber, The Ultimate Differentiator.

Own Your Market. ByStar Fiber, The Ultimate Differentiator.

December 20, 2016

By: Bystronic Inc.

Up to 5X faster than a 4kW CO2 and 2X faster than a 6lW fiber. Unprecedented machine dynamics and acceleration while cutting for superior accuracy and edge quality. Truly unrivaled for speed and productivity. Designed for Fiber. By Bystronic.

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Power-Tech to install first 12-kW Eagle fiber laser in Poland

December 20, 2016

Power-Tech, Wałcz, Poland, has announced it will install the first of its new Eagle iNspire 2040 12-kW fiber laser cutting systems at S.C. Wirax in Tuchomie, Poland. Wirax is a producer of agricultural machines and spare parts for tractors serving Poland, Moldova, Hungary, and Serbia. The 12-kW...

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Bending line laser, optical foot switch options offered for press brake

December 20, 2016

Bystronic now offers two new options for its compact, portable Xpert 40 press brake: an optional bending line laser that allows parts to be bent without a backgauge, and an optical foot switch. It is not always possible to position bent parts on the press brake using the backgauges—for example,...

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Press brake delivers high-tonnage bending with automatic tool change

December 20, 2016

Amada offers the HG 2204 ATC press brake for variable lot sizes. The company’s patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) loads complex tool layouts within 3 min., allowing operators of varied experience levels to use the bending system.This larger model incorporates all of the standard features of...

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Ratner Steel to expand in Indiana

December 20, 2016

Roseville, Minn.-based Ratner Steel Supply Co. has announced plans to double the size of its plant in Portage, Ind., adding 100,000 sq. ft. and hiring up to 37 more employees by 2019.The firm, which makes carbon sheet for service centers and manufacturers, has been operating at capacity in Portage...

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