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Welding helmet delivers filtered air into breathing zone

December 1, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the VIKING™ PAPR (powered air-purifying respirator) 3350 welding helmet. The PAPR draws air from the environment through a HEPA filter located on the belt and delivers filtered air in the breathing zone of the auto-darkening helmet. This model, which offers...

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Robotic laser cutting cell’s software simplifies precision path production

December 1, 2014

ABB offers FlexCutLaser™, a pre-engineered robotic cell for laser cutting applications. Robotic laser cutting uses shape-generating software that simplifies the production of precision paths. The robotic cell can adapt to multiple parts for quick changeover. QuickMove and TrueMove path...

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Multiprocess welding machine comes with optional portable wire feeder

December 1, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Warrior™ 400i Multi-Voltage, a multiprocess welding machine with 230-V, three-phase or 460-V, three-phase power. Designed for GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, and GTAW, as well as arc gouging, the unit can be equipped with the new MobileFeed 201AVS wire feeder....

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Aluminum oxide option added to abrasive wheels

December 1, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced an upgrade to its Norton Gemini RightCut wheels, providing an aluminum oxide (A/O) option for cutting steel and ferrous metals. The wheels offer long life and fast cut with high stability and a narrow pass, the company states. The latest-generation wheels...

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Electric press brake made for small parts bending

December 1, 2014

LVD Strippit offers the Dyna-Press, a compact, portable, high-speed electric press brake designed for bending small parts. Rapid acceleration and deceleration of the electrical servo-driven ram delivers bending speeds up to 59 IPM to handle maximum bend lengths up to 33 in. and 12-ton bending...

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NDT inspection kit features multi-LED flashlight

November 28, 2014

Spectronics Corp.’s OPK-300N OPTIMAX™ Multi-Lite™ NDT inspection kit features a multi-LED flashlight. Its lightweight, cordless design allows NDT technicians to engage in a variety of applications in the field or workstation. The kit features three Qwik-Connect™ interchangeable LED lamp...

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Pipe processing system handles two bundles at once

November 28, 2014

A pipe processing system from transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH fabricates mattress frame support components from square pipe automatically. The user programs the number of beds needed and their width, and the machine fabricates the components for each bed in a one-piece-flow process. The system can...

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Flexible electric gripper designed for universal robots

November 27, 2014

Robotiq has released a new version of its 2-Finger 85 Adaptive Gripper, with nearly twice the strength and speed as the previous version. The gripper is compatible with universal industrial robots with payloads between 11 and 22 lbs. The unit handles a variety of part shapes with its different...

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Video measuring microscope offers image processing

November 27, 2014

Mahr Federal has introduced the MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscope with image processing capability. Designed for measuring and dimensioning geometric elements, the unit incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with a 23-in. touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse and Windows® 8-based...

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Robotic cells designed for first-time buyers of welding automation

November 26, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. offers Auto-Mate™ pre-engineered robotic welding cells for new buyers of welding automation. Two cells are available. The Auto-Mate 5 is a single-zone cell suitable for welding medium-sized to larger parts. The Auto-Mate 10 is a two-zone cell, but with the same...

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Metrology software brings new capabilities to inspection machines

November 26, 2014

Heidenhain offers version 3.1 of its IK 5000 Quadra-Chek PC-based metrology software for 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks on inspection machines. The software can communicate with Optimet and Keyence lasers, offers 3-D profile fit algorithms, and can export measured features in STEP format. With...

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Carbide-tipped saw blade handles austenitic stainless steel tube

November 26, 2014

Kinkelder offers Connexxioncut 4 (CX4) carbide-tipped saw blades for cutting of 300 series stainless steel tubes from 0.12 to 0.24 in. thick. Based on a constant cutting speed of 262.47 FPM and constant tooth load of 0.002 in./tooth, the blades cut 2.36- by 0.16-in. tube in less than 4 sec.,...

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Hydraulic manipulators help eliminate strain injuries

November 26, 2014

TDA Buddy hydraulically powered manipulators are designed to allow a worker to hold and maneuver parts up to 1,000 lbs. in three dimensions with almost no strain injuries. The manipulators are suitable for heavy-duty industrial material handling applications. The throttle-style control feature...

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Conduit designed for friction-free welding applications

November 26, 2014

Electron Beam Technologies Inc. offers Anti-Friction Conduit (AFC). It accommodates a variety of aluminum, mild steel, and exotic welding electrodes in sizes from 0.03125 to 0.09375 in. The dual-insulated conduit offers standard fit, modular design, quick connections, corrosion and kink...

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Waterjet cutting CAM software generates tool paths from 3-D models

November 25, 2014

OMAX® Corp. offers CAM software for cutting complex, precision parts on its JetMachining® waterjet cutting machines. Free to OMAX machine owners, Intelli-CAM™ 3 software interfaces directly with the company’s intuitive Intelli-MAX® software suite, generating 3-D tool paths from 3-D solid...

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