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CNC plasma tube cutter adjusts quickly to various material shapes

January 19, 2015

Electro-Mechanical Integrators (EMI) offers the Tube Processing Center (TPC), a CNC machine for cutting any combination of intersecting angles, copes, slots, and holes with no tooling changes. Changes to material sizes and shapes are accomplished in a matter of minutes with only an Allen wrench....

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Marking gun is portable, self-powered

January 19, 2015

SIC Marking® USA offers the E-mark all-in-one marking gun. The portable, fully autonomous, battery-powered unit has a built-in marking head and programming keypad. Fully portable and self-powered, the marking gun weighs about 6.5 lbs. and features an ergonomic grip. The 18-V lithium-ion...

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Welding systems provide remote control of power source

January 19, 2015

The new multiprocess XMT® ArcReach™ systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. allow welding operators to set voltage at the weld joint without the use of control cables. This capability minimizes unnecessary trips to the power source. Voltage control at the weld joint also helps minimize operator...

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Rotary encoders suitable for safety-related applications

January 19, 2015

Heidenhain’s new-generation absolute inductive rotary encoders with functional safety are now available. The Generation 3 ExI 1100 and 1300 series encoders are suitable for use in industries such as packaging, automation, and robotics. They are designed for safety-related applications up to SIL...

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Mobile administration app allows system data access from remote locations

January 16, 2015

Global Shop Solutions has released a mobile administration app to give customers access to shop floor and system data from remote locations. The app runs on the web browsers of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. It gives system administrators remote access to such system data as...

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Finishing processes protect oilfield components

January 16, 2015

PRESTO BLACK® room-temperature black oxide and MICROLOK MZN® zinc phosphate processes from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on oilfield equipment requiring corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces. Applied at safe temperatures, both finishes coat iron and steel...

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Press brakes handle complicated, sensitive bends

January 15, 2015

Kaast Machine Tools’ HPB press brakes are designed for complicated, sensitive, high-speed single or multiple bending. They feature a user-friendly CNC and low-cost hydraulic maintenance, the company reports. Repetitive bending is obtained via synchronized cylinders and valves. Axis...

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CAM software offers new interface and nesting engine

January 15, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 18 of its Expert CAM and nesting software. It features a new interface, a new nesting engine, and automatic sheet processing for punching machines. The user interface is designed to reduce the mouse movements a user has to perform during day-to-day...

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Electrode welds aluminized material

January 15, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced Select FP 409Ti, a composite metal-cored electrode designed for welding ferritic stainless steel, particularly on thin-section, aluminized material. Titanium acts as the stabilizing agent to provide oxidation and corrosion resistance. The electrode provides a...

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Microwelding machine offers seam welding mode

January 14, 2015

Sunstone Eng. has unveiled the Orion 200i2 micropulse arc welding machine. The all-in-one head contains the welding unit and touchscreen user interface, mounted on a single-point-attached articulating swing arm. Features include an all-in-one arm-mounted welding unit; welding waveforms that...

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Cordless cutter drives 6-in. cutting wheel

January 14, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Zipwheel cordless cutter, which can drive a 6-in. cutting wheel. The unit is designed for metal workers who are consistently on location without access to a power supply. Designed for use with the company’s Zip family of cutting wheels, the tool...

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Product protects cables in robotic workcells

January 14, 2015

Developed for robotic workcells, Base-RAP® from Güdel manages and protects cables between the energy chain of TrackMotion® floor and overhead modules and the base of the robot. Key components include protective cable conduit, brackets, and quick-access mounting clips. Conduits featuring...

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High-speed pipe purging system upgraded

January 13, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®) has introduced the QuickPurge®III upgraded pipe purging system for high-speed pipe joint welding. The combination of Intacal® II and the integrated PurgeGate® device makes it possible to inflate the dams safely with argon gas before releasing it for...

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Pass-through industrial washer conveys parts at up to 34 FPM

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast and Wash Systems has introduced the CBW6030 industrial washer. The new and redesigned unit has a 60- by 30-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. Suitable for standard manufacturing applications, the washer offers belt flow speeds from 2 to 34 FPM on a continuous pass-through...

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Blaster has two 6-ft.-dia. tables

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 72DDST double-door swing table blaster. The machine features two 6-ft.-dia. door-mounted tables. The parts pass in front of two VK PowerMax 1500 20-HP, direct-drive blast wheels that deliver high-volume abrasive at 300-FPS velocity to clean the...

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