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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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Wireless pedal designed for GTAW applications

May 12, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the K3127-1 wireless pedal for GTAW applications. It eliminates cords for improved workplace safety and reduced clutter. The system includes the foot pedal and receiver, which operate on a number of the company’s power sources. The receiver features an LED...

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Laser scanning unit 15 times faster than previous model

May 12, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the latest generation of the Leica T-Scan. At more than 15 times faster compared to the previous model, the unit has almost double the standoff distance, which results in more efficient data capture, especially in difficult-to-reach areas, states the company....

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Replacement consumables offered for plasma cutting system

May 12, 2014

Thermacut, The Cutting Company, has introduced a full line of replacement consumables suitable for the HySpeed® HSD®130 system from Hypertherm®. The product line covers cutting applications from 45 to 130 amps and material that includes mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. This...

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Portable eddy current flaw detector available in four models

May 12, 2014

Olympus has introduced the Nortec 600 series eddy current flaw detector. The compact, 3.7-lb. unit features a 5.7-in. VGA display and true full-screen mode. It can produce user-selectable, high-contrast eddy current signals in any lighting condition. Available in four models, the flaw detector...

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New laser added to CNC cutting machine

May 12, 2014

MultiCam has added Synrad’s new Firestar i401 laser to its 2000 series CNC machines. The laser produces a 400-W beam from a single tube. It features four field-replaceable, integrated radio frequency modules. According to the company, the new design is up to 23 percent more energy-efficient...

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Hard jaws feature diamond-shaped serrations for increased pull-down effect

May 8, 2014

Hard jaws from Dillon Mfg. Inc. feature diamond-shaped serrations for increased pull-down effect, which helps reduce part slippage and pushback from using a bar feeder. The serrations on the gripping surfaces also are suitable for cast parts, scaly parts, or parts with imperfections. The hard...

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Coil-fed blanking service offered for short-run, prototype parts

May 8, 2014

LaserCoil Technologies LLC now provides preproduction, prototype, and low-volume production part runs. The patented LaserCoil system can process up to 20,000 pieces/run from a variety of coil materials, including aluminum, mild steel, and AHSS. It produces surface-sensitive panels and structural...

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Indexable milling grade made for machining high-temperature alloys

May 8, 2014

The KCSM30 milling grade from Kennametal features a fine-grained carbide substrate for strength and stability and a TiAlN PVD coating for wear resistance, making it suitable for working on titanium at cutting speeds up to 230 SFM. It is available in the manufacturer’s proprietary Beyond Blast...

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Milling grade coated to increase cutting-edge toughness

May 8, 2014

Widia Products Group offers the WK15CM Victory™ grade for face mills, shoulder mills, and copy mills with dedicated geometries for cast-iron milling. A fine-grained alumina layer helps increase wear resistance by improving coating integrity at elevated speeds. A proprietary postcoat...

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New faceseal properties help improve respirator's effectiveness

May 7, 2014

3M has introduced the Rugged Comfort 6500 series half facepiece reusable respirator, designed to withstand long hours and extreme conditions. The over-molded design also helps simplify respirator cleaning and maintenance. The soft but firm silicone faceseal holds up in high-heat environments to...

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Honing process produces less than 2-micron cylindricity in long, small-diameter bores

May 7, 2014

Sunnen Products Co. offers the high-precision Single Stroke Honing® process, which achieves cylindricity and straightness of less than 2 microns in bores up to 10 times longer than diameter. Developed to meet leak-free requirements for high-pressure hydraulic systems, the process is almost 200...

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Machining center suitable for low-volume, high-mix parts

May 7, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Yasda H40i 5-axis, high-precision machining center. According to the manufacturer, the machine meets the demands for tight tolerances and short cycle times required by manufacturers in segments such as aerospace, die/mold, and automotive. A...

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PAPR designed for welding in extreme conditions

May 7, 2014

Optrel Inc., a provider of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets, has introduced the new e3000, a NIOSH-approved, powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) designed for welders working in extreme conditions. Two-channel air distribution inside the helmet presents clean air to both...

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