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Control system allows creation of bending machine network

February 19, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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Air plasma systems handle automated, mechanized cutting

February 18, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced ESAB A-series air plasma systems for automated and mechanized cutting. The compact A40, A60, A80, and A120 plasma cutters provide an 80 percent duty cycle at their respective rated outputs of 40, 60, 80, and 120 amps. Production cutting and piercing...

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Three-fluted drill introduced

February 18, 2016

Mapal Dr. Kress KG offers the Tritan-Drill three-fluted drill for use on a variety of steel, cast materials, and nonferrous metals. Its geometry is designed for optimum chip removal and a low cutting pressure, producing rounder bores and reducing burr formation, says the company. The drill can...

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Carbide burr offers high metal removal rates

February 18, 2016

The Cast Cut carbide burr from Pferd Inc. is designed for work on cast iron. It offers a high stock removal rate with a smooth milling action to reduce vibration and noise, the manufacturer states. The burr’s tooth geometry helps it achieve stock removal rates up to 100 percent higher than...

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Portable welding system offers mobility

February 17, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new SubArc portable welding system, a self-contained, ready-to-weld system that can be positioned and adapted to meet the needs of the application. Built to provide flexibility in SAW applications, including those found in pressure vessel, pipe...

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Bellows suction cups form seal on rough surfaces

February 17, 2016

Fipa Inc. has introduced Varioflex® SP-BX series bellows suction cups for material handling and packaging automation applications. Made of oil-, ozone-, and wear-resistant polyurethane composite material, the bellows suction cups feature a dimensionally stable body (60 degree Shore) that prevents...

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Preapplied threadlocker works on most fastener substrates

February 17, 2016

Tectorius® has introduced Tec-Bond™ 204 preapplied threadlocker. It is designed to perform on most fastener substrates, including zinc, organic finishes, brass, and stainless steel. Featuring a water-based carrier medium, the threadlocker delivers fast curing, demonstrating retaining torques...

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Pass-through blaster offers 96- by 18-in. blast area

February 16, 2016

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 9618 pass-through blaster. The redesigned unit has a blast area of 96 in. wide by 18 in. tall. The blast wheels are arranged to blast leading and trailing edges of the work area. The unit also incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance...

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Lift trucks offered

February 16, 2016

Big Lift LLC has introduced two new lift truck models: the Big Joe PDSR walkie reach truck with power steering and the J2 Joey low-level order picker. The walkie reach truck has a 3,000-lb. load capacity with lift heights available up to 157 in. It includes power steering; side-shift; integral...

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Electrode suitable for hardfacing applications

February 16, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a martensitic alloy electrode for general welding maintenance. SelectWear 58 is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that can be put down in multiple layers without cracking, says the company. It is offered in gas-shielded and open-arc versions, combining high hardness...

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Technology enables integration of 3-D metal printing in full production environments

February 16, 2016

Fonon Corp. has unveiled Bulk-To-Shape technology, which the company says enables manufacturers to integrate 3-D metal printing into full production environments. This technology provides a cost-effective method for developing application-specific 3-D metal printing tools, says the...

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Friction saw blade based on CrV tool steel

February 15, 2016

SW Wil Werkzeug- und Maschinenhandel AG has developed the SwissCut HR® friction saw blade. Based on a chrome-vanadium (CrV) tool steel and featuring a thermochemical treatment, the patented blade has a material structure that exhibits up to 300 percent higher cutting tool life compared to...

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Band saw blades reintroduced with new features

February 15, 2016

Simonds Saw has reintroduced two bimetal band saw blade lines with new features to help increase cutting rates up to 20 percent, the company states. SiClone blades, suitable for cutting INCONEL® alloys, and BlockBuster blades for high-production sawing now feature a rugged backing steel, a...

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Orbital pipe welding systems feature autoprogramming

February 15, 2016

Magnatech’s Pipemaster power source models are used for multipass orbital pipe welding. The 515 model has a 150-amp output, and the 516 model either 200- or 400-amp output. They control weld head mechanical functions for torch rotation, wire feed, torch oscillation, arc voltage control, and...

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CMM integrates touch-probe, laser scanning functions

February 15, 2016

Perceptron has launched a CNC multisensor CMM that integrates touch-probe and laser scanning functionality into a single measuring station operated by touch software. The Expert CMM offers full point-cloud geometric feature extraction and direct comparison to CAD for automated inspection of...

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