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Embedded PCs offer computing power for small DIN rail-mounted controllers

October 12, 2016

Beckhoff offers the CX8190 embedded PC for Ethernet communication, which provides increased computing power to small controllers. It is the first PC-based controller in an ultracompact bus coupler format for TwinCAT 3 automation software, says the company. According to the manufacturer, the 32-bit,...

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System combines communication, power functions for one-cable automation

October 11, 2016

With the newly introduced EtherCAT P technology, Beckhoff unites EtherCAT communication and power functions in a standard, four-wire Ethernet cable. This one-cable automation technology integrates the 24-VDC supply of the system’s slaves with the signals and data from connected sensors and...

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Stretch wrapper automatically secures loads to pallets

October 11, 2016

A new, fully automated orbital wrapping system from Tab Industries LLC automatically and continuously wraps palletized loads to their pallets to create secure, stable, unitized loads that remain intact throughout the supply chain. The Perfect Storm features patent-pending technology that...

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Tube bender bends random-length tube components in single step

October 11, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 80 E TB MR tube bending machine, developed for the series production of tube systems, commonly used in the automotive industry.A disconnecting device integrated into the bending tool makes it possible to bend and separate tube components at random lengths in a single...

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Metal bonder formulated to bond bare metals

October 11, 2016

3M™ has introduced Scotch-Weld™ metal bonder acrylic adhesive DP8407NS Gray. This high-strength, fast-curing structural adhesive offers high peel and durability and maintains its strength at temperatures as low as -40 degrees F, states the company.The product is suitable for bonding metals...

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Semiautomatic saw contains particles, coolant generated by wet abrasive cutting

October 7, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model K20E semiautomatic saw is totally enclosed to help contain particles and coolant generated by wet abrasive cutting. The 50- by 34- by 80-in. steel cabinet with front and side access doors is fitted with a 15-HP SD three-phase, 220- or 440-V motor with magnetic...

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Automatic, high-speed circular saw makes straight cuts in nonferrous metals

October 7, 2016

The new Kalamazoo Machine Tool model CT350A-NC-NM is the nonmitering version of the company’s programmable, automatic, high-speed, nonferrous circular saw. The bar feeder feeds material quickly and close to the clamping vise, providing a remnant of 2 in. or less. The chip vacuum system has an...

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Multiposition backstand grinder comes with removable platen

October 6, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG142 backstand belt grinder has been added to the company’s standard line of grinders. It offers multiposition contact from vertical to horizontal and full work movement from left to right. The unit is designed for aggressive grinding and beveling with the platen...

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Cold saw requires minimal operator effort

October 6, 2016

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model C370SA-V cold saw provides semiautomatic operation, with an air-over-hydraulic system to help deliver optimum sawing rates with minimum effort from the operator. The operator has control over the sawing pressure and blade speed—infinitely variable from 13 to 76...

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Autodarkening helmet features blue-optical coating technology for clarity

October 6, 2016

Weldcote Metals offers the UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmet. High-definition true-color filter optics allow the user to see the full spectrum of colors. Blue-optical coating technology provides optical clarity in a 12.93-sq.-in. viewing area.The helmet uses standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover...

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Robotic welding workcell minimizes floor space requirements

October 5, 2016

The ArcWorld® IV-6200SL Slim-Line workcell from Yaskawa Motoman features dual MA1440 arc welding robots with a DX200 controller, a high-speed Ferris wheel positioner, integrated welding package, operator interface, and a total safety environment. The RM2 positioner reduces floor space requirements...

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Hardware/software system recognizes, picks randomly placed parts

October 5, 2016

MotoSight™ 3D CanonVision is a hardware/software system from Yaskawa Motoman that uses a single 3-D machine vision head to recognize and pick parts that are randomly placed in bins. The system uses a Canon camera, which employs projected light patterns to locate the parts. Lighting is integrated...

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Force control software aids high-speed precision robotic assembly

October 5, 2016

Yaskawa Motoman’s MotoFit™ is a 6-axis force-sensing package for high-speed precision assembly applications. It alters the robot’s position based on the force encountered to align or assemble parts. This sensor can detect three translational forces and three axial moments. Three operations...

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Vacuum workholding systems suitable for flat, ground plate

October 4, 2016

TCI Precision Metals has introduced vacuum workholding systems for flat stock. The vacuum chucks are available in standard size configurations but also can be customized. Vacuum workholding secures hard-to-hold parts and with no clamps. Each system is built with industrial-grade components and a...

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Hand-held metal analyzer withstands harsh environments

October 4, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices offers the Rigaku KT-100™ Katana™ hand-held laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer for metal analysis for scrap metal recycling, quality assurance, and positive material identification. The unit provides rapid alloy grade and composition identification...

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