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Bending machine curves aluminum window frame to very tight radii

November 4, 2015

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the AL-1 aluminum bending machine, developed by Inductaflex for curving aluminum window frame sections to very tight radii. The machine recently successfully curved a 1.77-in.-wide by 2.56-in.-high extruded glazing section to a 6.5-in. outside radius and 4.72-in....

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Ball rail systems offer high travel accuracy

November 4, 2015

Rexroth has introduced BSHP ball runner blocks. Their patented entry zone helps improve travel accuracy and workpiece quality while increasing load capacities and service life, says the company. The runner blocks are available in most sizes, versions, and accuracy classes. They are 100 percent...

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Compact welding machines handle GMAW, GTAW

November 4, 2015

Fronius has introduced the TPS 270i C Pulse and TPS 320i C Pulse with integrated wire-feed unit. Designed for welding currents of up to 270 amps and 320 amps respectively, the compact welding machines are suitable for GMAW, GTAW, and electrode welding. In addition to the pulse welding package...

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Degreaser cleans in hot parts washers at lower temps

November 4, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced Alustar 100 for cleaning and degreasing aluminum and nonferrous alloys in automated and ultrasonic parts washers. The mild alkaline cleaner contains built-in foam- and corrosion-inhibitor packages. It is formulated with...

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Reel slows retraction speeds up to 80 percent

November 3, 2015

Coxreels® offers the patented EZ-Coil® safety system that retracts up to 80 percent slower than conventional reels. The unit works unidirectionally without any increase in the amount of resistance when pulling out the hose, cord, or cable. When engaged upon recoil, the reel controls the...

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Indexable holemaking platform handles variety of applications, materials

November 3, 2015

The new Top Cut 4 indexable drilling platform from Widia™ is targeted to end users that need one drill for a variety of drilling applications and workpiece materials. Capabilities include through- and cross-holes, inclined entries and exits, 45-degree corners, half-cylindrical, concave, and...

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Lifting device offers 660-lb. capacity

November 3, 2015

Gorbel has announced the availability of its new Easy Arm® 660 lifting device. With load capacity up to 660 lbs., the unit addresses a variety of application needs from placement of automobile engines to loading of large plates in CNC machines. This freestanding, plug-and-play system...

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EMAT instrument upgraded with hardware, software

November 3, 2015

Innerspec offers a hardware and software upgrade for its PowerBox H high-power, portable electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) instrument to improve its medium-range UT (MRUT) application. The MRUT technique uses guided waves with a typical inspection range between 4 and 200 in. to detect...

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1 kW fiber laser cuts, welds highly reflective materials

November 2, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced a 1-kW rack-mounted fiber laser. It incorporates fail-safe back reflection isolation technology for full-power cutting and welding of highly reflective materials. The alta™ fiber laser is built with vertically integrated components and offers fast repetition rate, short...

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Weld shaver removes weld beads flush to workpiece

November 2, 2015

Heck Industries has added a new hand-held weld shaver to its line of fabricating equipment. The weld shaver uses standard carbide inserts in a milling cutter to shave weld beads flush to a workpiece. Used for cleaning butt welds and corner welds, the unit removes only the weld without damaging...

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Electrostatic lubrication system handles sheet metal, coil stock

November 2, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced the StaticLube™ electrostatic lubrication system. Available for both sheet metal and coil stock, the system decreases lubricant consumption for metal stampers and fabricators by up to 95 percent as compared to other systems, says the company. It delivers 100...

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Cold car batch oven provides stress relieving of large weldments

November 2, 2015

Wisconsin Oven has manufactured a gas-fired cold car industrial batch oven for a custom metal fabricating company. The batch oven is used for stress relieving of steel assemblies weighing up to 20,000 lbs. at temperatures up to 1,250 degrees F. The heat-treating oven has work chamber dimensions...

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Light curtain designed for applications that don’t require blanking, muting

November 2, 2015

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced the F3SG-RE global safety light curtain designed for machine guarding operations that do not require blanking or muting capabilities. The unit provides simple on/off detection for straightforward applications. Finger- and hand-protection models are...

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Structural detailing software includes new nesting engine, improved traceability

October 29, 2015

Aveva offers a new release of its Bocad structural steel detailing software. The new nesting engine helps manage materials accurately and decrease waste of raw material by enabling more parts to be cut per ton of steel. It also enables more efficient procurement and scheduling, the company reports....

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Autodarkening filter provides natural-looking color for welders

October 29, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Speedglas™ autodarkening filter (ADF) kit 9100XXi. The optics provide detail, contrast, and natural-looking color for welders. An external grinding feature enables welders to switch into a grinding mode. They can access two preset welding modes by pushing the external...

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