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CAD/CAM nesting software upgraded

May 19, 2014

Hypertherm has announced an upgrade to its ProNest® advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. ProNest 2015 offers improvements designed to make the software more efficient and easier to use. Among the new features are:IntelliChoice™, an automatic nesting process that makes...

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System combines laser cutting with coil-fed processes

May 15, 2014

Dimeco Alipresse has introduced the LINACUT® coil laser cutting system. Able to process strip from 0.01 to 0.16 in. thick, the cutting line comprises a coil handling section, a continuous laser cutting module, and an optional automatic robotic stacking cell. The system processes all metals,...

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Hand-held monitor reads to 10 PPM for welding purging

May 15, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques offers the PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® for the process industries. The hand-held, battery-powered monitor reads to 10 PPM. It contains an internal electromechanical pump for drawing samples of gas automatically over the sensor before discharging it to...

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Finishing process requires no water

May 15, 2014

Bel Air Finishing Supply has developed a new technology for superpolishing and finishing aerospace and aircraft blades, blisks, and other engine and compressor components. The repeatable process produces extremely low surface Ra measurements and cuts finishing time from hours to minutes, according...

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Punch press available with Wiedemann-, spring-style tooling

May 15, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the Motorum M2048TS turret punch press. It incorporates a CNC servomotor-driven turret punch press with a new ram drive that combines high-speed punching, exceptional forming operations, and reduced noise, says the company. The press comes with either...

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Straight-side press features deflection of less than 0.001 in./ft.

May 14, 2014

Sutherland Presses offers the SP2 Super Duty model press, which features deflection of less than 0.001 in./ft. with full load over two-thirds of the die area. No pit is required, and the reduced overall height fits in most industrial buildings. The heavy-duty, large-bed straight-side presses are...

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Oxyfuel/plasma cutting system features fully integrated CNC

May 14, 2014

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced Crossbow, a compact, portable oxyfuel/plasma CNC cutting system. It features a fully integrated CNC, eliminating the need for the user to add a controller to the system. A menu-driven interface simplifies operation. A library of 24 common shapes minimizes...

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Cartridge filter design reduces replacement frequency

May 14, 2014

The DeltaMAXX dust collector cartridge filter from Imperial Systems can be used with all types of cartridge dust collectors. According to the company, the filter’s surface loading technology and nanofiber surface contribute to extended life. Because dust does not become embedded in the...

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Encapsulated wire wheel brushes designed for pipeline applications

May 14, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Black Gold encapsulated wire wheel brushes for pipeline applications that require precise, aggressive cleaning action. An elastomer secures the individual wire tips to protect the operator from wire breakage and reduce the amount of sparks. The brushes are...

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Video measuring microscope features automatic edge detection, multitouch functions

May 14, 2014

Mahr Federal has introduced a video measuring microscope with image processing capability. Designed for the measurement and dimensioning of geometric elements, the MarVision MM 320 incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23-in. touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse, and...

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Nester/bundler helps improve packaging efficiency in roll forming

May 13, 2014

Samco Machinery Ltd. offers an automatic strut material handling nester and bundler that can be added to an existing strut roll forming line to help maximize packaging efficiency. Nesting profiles are 0.8125 to 3.25 in. high. The unit creates mini-bundles of up to 10 pieces, which are then...

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Weld seam monitor gives real-time feedback

May 13, 2014

The VeriWeld-SE™ weld seam monitor from Taylor-Winfield Technologies is designed to provide continuous, real-time feedback of welding machine performance and operation validation for new and existing coil joiners. The monitor identifies potential problems before the weld is released into the...

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Coiled tool lanyards reduce snags, trip hazards

May 13, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3130 coiled cable lanyard in small and medium sizes. The compact system keeps the length of the lanyard close to the anchoring point, reducing snags and trip hazards. Suitable for those working at heights and in tight areas where snag hazards are a...

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Robotic system fully integrated for internal charge waterborne painting

May 13, 2014

ABB has introduced the Compact CBS II robotic cartridge bell paint system. The fully integrated robotic system for internal charge waterborne painting reduces color change time as much as 50 percent when compared with other systems, the company says. The parallel processing — cleaning and...

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High-powered lasers available

May 13, 2014

Prima Electro North America LLC offers Convergent high-power CO2 and high-peak-power pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for laser cutting, welding, and drilling of metallic and nonmetallic materials. CO2 lasers are available in outputs from 2,500 to 5,000 W with excellent beam mode, the company reports. The...

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