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Laser cutting system suitable for Industry 4.0

December 9, 2016

Salvagnini offers the L5 laser cutting system, which handles information collected in the field in order to react to input in real time, thus becoming inherently smart, the company states. It features a new compass structure with advanced kinematic system to achieve acceleration as high as 5 g. In...

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Press brake offers autonomous operation

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini’s B3.ATA press brake, integrated into the FlexCell FMC, has been upgraded with numerous automated devices that make it self-adaptive and able to offer entirely autonomous operation. The electrically driven press brake can be monitored via smartphone. It is designed to handle the...

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FMC allows for fully automated part production

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini offers the automatic FlexCell flexible manufacturing cell. It comprises an L5 laser cutting system, P2lean panel bender, and B3 ATA press brake, in line with the digital factory model.With all the necessary automated devices, the machines can set themselves up automatically, ready for...

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Laser system has compact footprint

December 8, 2016

The Meta 10C laser system from Coherent combines compact size and high laser output power. With its integrated 1-kW laser, it cuts metals up to 0.24 in. thick in a working area of 4 by 4 ft. The high-pressure cutting head allows for assist gas pressure up to 20 bar. Features include a contact-free...

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Extraction system protects employees against fine dust while cutting

December 8, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system features integrated plate filter technology for long service life. Individual filter elements are prevented from sticking. The entire filter area always is available when...

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Eight axes give robotic thermal cutting machine added flexibility

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated its V808 robotic thermal cutting machine. It now is equipped with a new coping robot with six axes, and the company’s design adds two more overhead axes. This flexibility allows the system to cut every structural shape possible and process all four sides of material in a...

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Plasma machine offers 3-D plate cutting

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated the V304 plate cutting machine for processing multiple types of material, such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. It can be equipped with up to two plasma (bevel) torches and up to six oxyfuel torches to allow for 3-D plasma bevel cutting, strip cutting, and weld...

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Horizontal machining center supports flexible mounting of various fixtures

December 7, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining center with a column traverse structure. The machine can support flexible mounting of various fixtures and rotary tables based on the application. The stationary table design enables long workpieces to be...

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Online product advises press brake users on tooling choices

December 6, 2016

Wila offers the Tool Advisor, an engineering product that helps users choose press brake tools online that are best suited to their specific bending needs. If the required tool is unavailable as a standard, the user can design a special tool and order it online. The product can be used in two...

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Pneumatic toolholders employ self-locking clamping

December 6, 2016

Wila has introduced New Standard premium toolholders for top and bottom tooling, based on a patented self-locking clamping mechanism. Tools are clamped using air pressure, allowing for fast clamping and unclamping. Tool segments are clamped and positioned individually using clamping pins, which are...

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GMAW system offers simple system integration for automation

December 6, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the availability of the new Auto-Continuum™ 350 and 500 GMAW systems. They feature an adaptive arc for reduced spatter and improved gap handling, providing increased travel speeds and high-quality welds on a variety of base materials, states the...

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Waterjet intensifier pump features integral hydraulic reservoir

December 5, 2016

Jet Edge offers the xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump. The all-steel welded frame includes a hinged cover and removable access panels for machine inspection and maintenance. Features include an integral hydraulic reservoir; high-efficiency TEFC motor; electronically shifted intensifiers; Wye-Delta...

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Plasma cutter offers high power-to-weight ratio

December 5, 2016

Thermal Dynamics®, an ESAB brand, has unveiled its new Cutmaster™ 60i hand-held air plasma cutting system. According to the company, the system provides the industry’s highest power-to-weight ratio in its class. It also incorporates an oversized digital interface. New functions include a gas...

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Welding machines offer portable power

December 5, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Rebel 235ic series of portable, multiprocess welding machines. Available in early 2017, the series includes the Rebel EMP 235ic for GMAW/SMAW/GTAW and Rebel EM 235ic for GMAW. The 53-lb. unit has a 235-amp rated output at 40 percent duty cycle...

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Plasma tables introduced

December 5, 2016

MegaFab has announced the addition of a new line of Piranha plasma tables. Each table is built on an all-welded frame and features a fully integrated CNC with a 10-in. LCD screen for cutting intricate shapes. Standard features include servomotors on the X and Y axes, dual side drive in the Y axis,...

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