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Tube bender switches from clockwise to counterclockwise bending

November 18, 2016

Transfluid offers the t bend DB 630 CNC bending machine for pipes up to 1.65 in. dia. While the machine usually processes the parts in a clockwise direction, it can be converted to counterclockwise bending for smaller diameters.For the processing of smaller pipe diameters, a quick change of the...

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Ultrathin cutting wheels offer improved stability for safety

November 18, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced Tiger® UltraCut thin cutting wheels. The 1-mm-thick wheels offer fast cutting and long life, the company reports.Solid Core technology helps increase wheel density to reduce friction and improve stability for operator safety. The ultrathin wheels deliver clean...

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Nonmetallic lubricant serves as alternative to precoat, copper wire coatings

November 17, 2016

Carpenter Technology Corp. has developed CarTech® EcoClear™ wire coating for cold heading fabrication of industrial fasteners used in aerospace, automotive, and consumer end-use applications. The nonmetallic lubricant, applied as a thin coating to heading-grade wire, was developed to provide an...

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Vertical dry sander designed for heavy-duty applications

November 17, 2016

Kalamazoo Industries offers the model S14D vertical dry sander for heavy-duty applications in manufacturing and fabrication. The sander features a 14- by 103-in. belt, a 14-1/2- by 36-in. steel platen, a 14- by 32-in. work surface, a 14- by 18-in. tilt worktable, magnetic controls with a jog...

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Miter saw designed for dry cutting

November 17, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model KM14SC miter saw uses a 14-in. carbide-tipped blade to produce clean cuts without burrs or heat generation. This enables dry cutting of thin-wall mild steel and aluminum, as well as 1/4-in. angle, pipe, and structural steel. The saw features heavy cast-iron...

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Welding power source delivers up to 160 amps for light industrial applications

November 16, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the launch of the Maxstar® 161 welding power source. The portable machine allows welding operators to keep the arc lit, even on difficult-to-run electrodes such as E6010. The company’s Stick-Stuck technology detects if the electrode is stuck to the part and...

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Coil processing systems suitable for fineblanking applications

November 16, 2016

Coe Press Equipment has announced the availability of its high-precision coil processing lines suitable for fineblanking applications. The systems rely on the company’s Fineblanking Edition HD straightener, which can address both the coil set and crossbow issues needed to achieve the flatness...

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New housing, mixed-reality technology added to automated production systems

November 16, 2016

Wemo has updated the design concept of its automated production systems with a colorful, strong housing. It eliminates the need for a safety fence and protects the production line from dust, dirt, and other outside influences to help reduce failures, stoppages, and damage. The housing also provides...

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Workstation extends training capabilities to SMAW process

November 15, 2016

The LiveArc™ welding performance management system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now includes an option for SMAW. The LiveArc WorkStation with SmartStinger extends training capabilities to the SMAW process in addition to the previous training capabilities available for GMAW and FCAW. The...

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Adaptive bending system handles large profiles

November 15, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced Synchro-Form adaptive bending technology, an integrated feature of the Synchro-Form series press brake. The technology automatically maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile when handling, positioning, and bending large parts with multiple bends....

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Milling machine prepares circumferential seam joints

November 15, 2016

Pemamek offers the Pema CM 55 milling machine for joint preparation of circumferential seams. According to the company, the machine increases welding quality and efficiency, with features designed to help reduce the defect rate.The unit offers precise groove preparation and root opening even in...

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Wireless USB system shares data from PC to machines

November 14, 2016

ShopFloor Automations is developing the WiFi USB Connect, a wireless USB system for the manufacturing shop floor. It emulates a USB stick, allowing the user to share data from a PC to machines without the need for drivers. Data can be stored on a remote PC or locally in the 128-MB device’s...

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Nibbler’s free-floating punch design extends use time

November 14, 2016

Kett Tool Co. has introduced the KL-2020 14-ga. nibbler, a lightweight, wrench-free nibbler featuring a rotating head. Its die design helps increase maneuverability for cutting sheet metal. The nibbler can be locked into four different positions in 90-degree increments. A rotation of the hand...

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Fiber laser cuts steel up to ¾ in. thick

November 14, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated offers the CL-960 fiber laser for fast processing of thin material and cutting of steel up to ¾ in. thick. Features include air-assist cutting, linear-drive motors, touchscreen controls, 6,000-W light source, dual-pallet configuration, fiber resonator technology, and...

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Magnetic grippers deliver high holding forces

November 11, 2016

Schmalz has introduced the SGM-HP/-HT series of magnetic grippers, which deliver high holding forces for handling ferromagnetic workpieces. The grippers are designed for handling perforated plates, laser-cut parts, sheet metal with drill holes and apertures, and other ferromagnetic workpieces....

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