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Bin picker combines collaborative robot and 3-D vision technology

November 23, 2015

Blue Ocean Robotics has announced the release of the Mini-Picker for 3-D bin picking of small industrial parts. The system currently is available with the Universal Robots UR5 collaborative robot. It will be available with additional robot brands to cover a wider range of...

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Cordless cutoff tool performs grinding, notching

November 23, 2015

Hilti has introduced the third-generation AG 500-A18 cordless cutoff tool, featuring a 5.2-Ah battery and improved electronics for grinding applications. Featuring a keyless quick-change flange and a brushless motor, the unit is equipped with an electronic brake that stops the disc within 1 sec....

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Glove offers cross-functional protection

November 23, 2015

Safety Today has introduced Brass Knuckle® SmartShell™ BKCR4499 gloves, which provide cross-functional protection with a glove construction that uses the company’s Fit, Form, and Function™ standard. The gloves’ machine-knit, ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene shell offers ANSI cut...

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Industrial caster integrates electric motor

November 20, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced the Drive Caster™, an all-in-one motorized industrial caster. It is available with a ¼-HP or ½-HP motor to move loads up to 6,000 lbs. at up to 5 MPH. A second unit can be added to double the load capacity that can be moved and to enable tank-style...

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Self-contained virtual training system introduces students to welding

November 19, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s new VRTEX® Engage™ weld training system brings virtual reality arc welding training to students’ desktops. This stand-alone, foundational system sets up anywhere to help educators train welders. It addresses introductory welding curriculum, including safety, machine...

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Induction bending machine provides torsional support for sections during bending

November 19, 2015

The new Inductaflex IF30 induction bending machine, available from Trilogy Machinery Inc., features a device that provides torsional support for sections during bending. Created primarily to serve the induction pipe bending industry, especially the oil and gas sector, the machine recently was...

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Dust-extraction swing arm removes fumes at point of source

November 19, 2015

Ruwac USA has introduced a dust-extraction swing-arm attachment that can be connected to any of the company’s portable vacuum systems to remove airborne dusts, gases, and smoke straight from the point of source during the manufacturing process. The swing-arm assembly is fully mobile and...

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Rotary table washer offered

November 18, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the newly redesigned RW 2836 parts washer. It features a 7.5-HP, reservoir-mounted, vertical, centrifugal pump with about 65-GPM pump capacity at about 60-PSI pressure. The pump has no bearings, seals, or gaskets to replace. The rotating work basket...

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Deep-draw hydroforming presses updated with integrated tool change

November 18, 2015

Beckwood Press Co. has introduced the 20-10-10BD, 25-10-12BD, and 32-10-12BD deep-draw hydroforming presses. Updates to the pressure-containment system have resulted in improved cycle times while maintaining the company’s “infinite life” structural standards. In addition, each deep-draw...

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Multiprocess welding kits handle joining, cutting, hardfacing

November 18, 2015

Broco® Rankin has introduced multiprocess welding kits to accompany the Rankin Automation™ multiprocess, 2-axis, automated welding machine. The kits perform multiple functions and processes from one base unit machine. A tilting-head positioner also is available. The kits can be used for a...

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E-book highlights advantages of laser cutting in metal stamping

November 17, 2015

American Industrial Co.’s new E-Book, The Laser Cutting Advantage, offers a look at the advantages of using laser cutting in metal stamping. The free E-book explains how laser cutting capabilities allow for flexibility for short-run orders and facilitate fast turnaround...

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Software feature helps improve quality in fiber laser drilling

November 17, 2015

Prima Power Laserdyne has enhanced the CylPerf™ software feature on its S94P laser process control for higher quality and throughput in on-the-fly percussion drilling of small, shallow angle holes in aerospace engine combustors. CylPerf is a graphical software utility for programming and...

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Submerged arc electrode resists corrosion

November 17, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced SelectWear 410NiMo-S, a hardsurfacing martensitic stainless steel wire. The tubular submerged arc welding electrode produces a deposit that resists abrasion, corrosion, and thermal fatigue. Available in 3/32, 7/64, and 1/8 in. dia., the electrode is used in such...

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Fineblanking press breaks 200-SPM barrier

November 16, 2015

Feintool has introduced the XFT 1500speed fineblanking press, which reaches speeds up to 200 SPM. The 1,500-kN press is compatible with existing tools but reaches its full potential using high-speed tools developed especially for the press, the company reports. Without a gearbox, the drive...

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Rust, mill scale remover is environmentally friendly

November 16, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced CORROKLEEN™ 44 rust remover, a citric acid-based gel cleaner that removes rust and mill scale. According to the company, the cleaner is safer for users and the environment than traditional grinding, sanding, media blasting, or...

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