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Rotary positioner positions welding tabletops at 15-degree increments

November 1, 2016

The BuildPro® rotary positioner from Strong Hand Tools® allows horizontal mounting of BuildPro® or Siegmund® welding tabletops for plane rotation. The gear-driven, free-turning mechanism enables smooth operation, stability, and controlled turning and positioning at 15-degree increments with...

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Pliers provide no-mar clamping pressure

November 1, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced Strong Grip® Combo Tip pliers. The tool has one round tip (top jaw) for direct, firm clamping pressure in tight spaces, and one swivel pad (bottom jaw) for a wider contact surface area that won’t dent delicate workpieces. The wide jaws provide workpiece...

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Tool cart keeps modular fixturing clamps and components within reach

October 31, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® offers the BuildPro® tool cart for organizing clamps and components in the BuildPro® modular fixturing kits. The cart offers dedicated placement for each clamp and component. A large front pegboard panel stores frequently used straight-edge stops. A bridge channel beneath the...

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Pliers adjust instantly to hold large or small workpieces

October 31, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The tool has a four-position adjustment to change the holding capacity from ¼ to 3 in. instantly, says the company.The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to increase...

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Kitting cart transports irregularly shaped fabricated parts

October 31, 2016

Creform Corp. has designed a cart to hold small batches of parts on two sides of the cart. The open design makes all parts visible. For damage-free handling, each shelf level features two cantilevered bars (pins) that extend out both sides of the cart to hold the parts. The pins feature an end-stop...

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C-clamp compatible with impact wrenches

October 31, 2016

Dimide has introduced a patent-pending C-clamp that is compatible with impact wrenches, torque wrenches, and ratchets. The clamp’s compatibility with an impact wrench allows the user to tighten the 5-in. clamp to its rated load of 4,000...

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Noncontact instrument measures powder coating thickness

October 28, 2016

TQC has released PowderTag, an instrument that measures powder coating thickness up to 300 μm before and after cure. The noncontact, nondestructive tool works on metal substrates such as steel and aluminum using a combination of infrared and photothermal measurements. Because the pulses do not...

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Cartesian robot eliminates calibration steps

October 28, 2016

TM Robotics, in partnership with Toshiba Machine, has introduced the BAIII Cartesian robot. It offers plug-and-play function: all cables, junction boxes, brackets, motors, and controllers are supplied with the actuators, so there is no need for calibration between the motor and actuator or between...

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Fiber laser marks in color on stainless steel

October 27, 2016

Cajo Technologies has developed new technology to produce consistent, repeatable laser-marked colors on stainless steel using a fiber laser. The laser can produce deep black markings to aid readability of markings on darker surfaces. The dense, rich white also is extremely readable on a darker...

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Variable-speed grinders perform tasks from heavy material removal to polishing

October 27, 2016

POWERGRIND-XP™ variable-speed grinders from Palmgren are suitable for a variety of finishing applications. At high speeds, they perform heavy material removal, deburring, and chamfering; at lower speeds, they can be used for cleaning, polishing, sharpening, and finishing. The grinders feature LED...

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Software calibrates large-scale measuring volumes

October 27, 2016

Aicon 3D offers version 7 of MoveInspect software, which features a new calibration method, more interfaces, and a redesigned user interface. Calibration with both fixed reference field and scale bar allows calibration of large-scale measuring volumes. The new method “reference field and...

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Tag feeder prevents tags from escaping from bottom of magazine

October 27, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Tag Master 3 feeder, developed to eliminate the problem of tags escaping from the bottom of the magazine. The tags are transferred from the top to eliminate jamming and scratching. This also helps eliminate problems with thickness tolerance and sharp edges.The feeder is...

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Direct-to-metal coating designed to perform similarly to primer-topcoat systems

October 26, 2016

PPG has introduced SPECTRACRON® SPM series DTM (direct-to-metal) monocoat, a one-component coating that helps prevent corrosion on heavy-duty, transportation, agricultural, and construction equipment. The coating is engineered for direct application to pretreated metal substrates while providing...

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Slide forming machine produces small lot sizes quickly

October 26, 2016

Bihler offers the 4Slide NC machine. It features a standardized control system that integrates with any of the company’s process modules. The machine also is compatible with select mechanical machines, allowing users to integrate the unit into their existing operations. The system produces small...

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Band saw reduces cutting times by up to 50 percent

October 26, 2016

Kasto has introduced the Kastowin pro AC 5.6 band saw. The fully automatic machine is designed for bimetal and carbide blades for applications in steel production, machine manufacturing, and automotive. Depending on the type of blade, cutting times can be reduced by 50 percent and more, the...

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