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Deburring system handles 500 fineblanked parts per hour

October 25, 2016

Abtex Corp. has developed a system for a customer that combines its Tri-Ten technology with robotics and a custom-designed circular table. The system deburrs nearly 500 fineblanked parts per hour while taking up 12 sq. ft. on the manufacturing floor. The system uses three 10-in. nylon filament...

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Lightweight fume gun reduces weld fume exposure by 90 to 95 percent

October 25, 2016

RoboVent has released the Extractor™, a new fume gun that captures 90 to 95 percent of weld fumes at the source, in a package just slightly larger than a standard weld gun. The unit integrates a welding gun with a source extraction system, so fumes are captured as soon as they are generated. It...

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Collaborative robots work safely beside humans

October 25, 2016

The latest evolution of robots, known as collaborative robots, can work side by side with humans to serve their needs and, in doing so, reduce fatigue, improve results, and increase the level of control and process integration. But how is it possible for humans and robots to work together?According...

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No-drip spray nozzle fits in tight spaces

October 21, 2016

Exair offers the 1/4 NPT No Drip internal-mix, deflected flat-fan atomizing spray nozzle. It atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation, which allows spray to be placed where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. The nozzle works the same way as the...

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High-temperature polyester tapes prevent surface contamination

October 20, 2016

3M has introduced 3M™ Polyester Tapes 875 and 876. Designed to remove cleanly even in high-temperature applications and prevent surface contamination, the tapes help eliminate the need for extra steps in manufacturing processes. The high-temperature rubber (nonsilicone) tape holds temporarily but...

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Countersinks redesigned with wider tooth design

October 20, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the redesigned line of VP™ countersinks, designed to provide cool, precise drilling on stainless steel and other nonferrous metals. The countersinks have a wider tooth design for improved alignment and positioning and feature a mixture of chromium and...

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PC-to-controls communication software available for online download

October 20, 2016

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Heidenhain Corp. now offers its TNCremo software package—designed for communication between PCs and Heidenhain controls or programming stations—via direct online download. Past versions were available only on DVD.The free standard version offers data transfer and...

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Positioner, turning rolls offered

October 19, 2016

Koike Aronson offers the MD positioner and MD turning rolls. The positioner features internally geared slew rings, variable-speed AC drives, manual height-adjusting bases, and through-holes for purging. The turning rolls feature rubber tires, single-wheel drive or optional dual-wheel drive, and...

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Diamond abrasive wheel serves as alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels

October 19, 2016

LENOX® has introduced the METALMAX™ diamond abrasive wheel. Designed as an alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels, the product helps deliver smooth cuts, retain diameter, and decreased dust residue. The metal cutting diamonds bonded to the wheel’s surface endure high cutting speeds and...

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Nickel-based welding wire, covered electrodes introduced

October 19, 2016

Sandvik has added a new welding wire and covered electrodes to its Sanicro™ line of nickel-based welding materials. Complementing the introductions is a new flux, Sandvik 69S, designed for ESW high-speed cladding.The nickel-based grades include Sanicro 55 welding wire (alloy 686/ERNiCrMo-14), as...

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Glass-fiber tape supports molten metal below weld joint

October 19, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed a super-heavy-duty Argweld® Weld Backing Tape™ that provides support to molten metal below a weld joint to produce weld underbeads when welding with currents up to 600 amps. This glass-fiber weld backing system supports and protects the weld root...

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Digital 2-D microscope remains in calibration over entire zoom range

October 18, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced an integrated, full-HD digital microscope system that operates without a PC and delivers video images at 60 frames/sec. The Omni is suitable for a variety of quality control, testing, rework, assembly, inspection, and documentation tasks. It remains in...

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Conveyor stacking system processes both steel and aluminum

October 18, 2016

Atlas Technologies offers the Multi-Vac conveyor stacking system. The patent-pending conveyor design was developed for companies that process both steel and aluminum for the automotive industry. The system provides a means for high-speed blanking of steel and aluminum with a single-design sheet...

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Standard die spring line expanded

October 18, 2016

Lee Spring has added 71 products to its line of die springs. The new items, available in music wire or chrome-silicon steel (OTCS) help reduce the gap between different standard lengths, with additional lengths of more than 6 in. New lengths include 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5, and 8 in., with eight different...

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Catalog features 5S, lean signs

October 18, 2016

Visual Workplace Inc.’s new catalog features 5S, lean, and visual management products. Included in the literature are electrically operated, customizable workstations; digital scoreboards with 3-in. LED characters to relay safety messages; tool shadows and pegboard; dry-erase boards with custom...

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