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PAPR system added to ADF welding helmet

June 26, 2015

The e3000 PAPR system from Optrel Inc. now is available with its e684 welding helmet with autodarkening filter (ADF). The helmet features Adaptive Shade Autopilot technology, which automatically adjusts the ADF to the appropriate shade level between 5 and 13 during welding. As the intensity of...

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New line of surface conditioning belts introduced

June 26, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added 12 new belts to its surface conditioning belt line. They are available in brown (coarse) 120 grits, maroon (medium) 180 grits, and blue (very fine) 320 grits. Dimensions are 3 by 21 in., 1 by 72 in., 4 by 54 in., and 4 by 72 in. X-flex and low-stretch...

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Software’s functionalities expand digital process chain

June 26, 2015

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has introduced AutoFormplus R6 sheet metal forming software. This release offers a new set of functionalities to support users along the digital sheet metal process chain. New options are included for draw bead modeling, blank definition, enhanced springback compensation,...

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Back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

June 25, 2015

Exair offers the 1006SS ¼ NPT back-blow air nozzle, designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, channel, bores, holes, and internal threads. An array of holes provide a forceful 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils from machining processes. The nozzle...

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Deep-draw sheet hydroformer offers cycle times less than 30 sec.

June 25, 2015

Beckwood has introduced the Triform 20-10-10BD, a 10,000-PSI, deep-draw sheet hydroforming press. It features a 20-in.-dia. maximum blank size and 10-in. draw depth capacity. With cycle times of less than 30 sec. and a quick tool change system, the compact press allows manufacturers to form...

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Resistance welding system provides process control, monitoring, quality analysis

June 25, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has announced the availability of the AWS3 Active Welding System 3, an integrated resistance spot welding system that provides process control, monitoring, and quality analysis. Available in basic and advanced versions with built-in remote services capabilities, the unit...

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All-electric CNC tube benders hold four sets of bend tools at once

June 25, 2015

Horn Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a line of all-electric CNC benders from 2- to 10-in. capacity. The clamp and pressure die are equipped with large electric servomotors. The Quad Stack design allows the user to mount up to four sets of full-size bend tools at once. This permits rapid...

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Aluminum-media shotblast machines provide gentle cleaning of light workpieces

June 25, 2015

Walther Trowal has introduced the THM continuous-feed shotblast system for use on light metals such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as steel, zinc, and brass components. This troughed-belt machine employs aluminum blast media rather than stainless steel media. It handles large quantities of...

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Machine punches holes in opposing walls of tubing

June 24, 2015

Multicyl Inc.® offers a double horizontal tube punching machine. The unit punches holes in the opposing walls of a tube or extrusion. Both holes are positioned and aligned correctly every time and punched in seconds, the company...

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Annular core cutters resist impact, stress

June 24, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned its line of annular core cutters to have a mix of high-speed steel and aluminum (M2Al), providing more resistance to impact, stress, and deformation. The SST core cutter is uncoated, made with a surface treatment that reduces heat transfer. The IceCut...

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Automatic strip end welding machine introduced

June 24, 2015

Straus-Artys Corp. has introduced a strip end welding machine with automatic strip cutting, strip positioning, and welding. The machine control enables parameter setting of starting, main, and end current flows. The integrated formula management allows fast repetitive welding of different kinds of...

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Rivet guns offered

June 24, 2015

S-B Industries offers pneumatic-hydraulic riveters. The BZ103A sets up to 0.1875-in. rivets in all materials. The BZ123A sets up to 0.25-in. structural rivets in all materials. Each riveter has a built-in vacuum system that carries the spent rivet mandrel back to an oversized collection tank....

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Battery-powered cutoff/angle grinder offers increased run time

June 24, 2015

Makita® has released the XAG06M cutoff/angle grinder. The brushless, cordless, 4.5-in. paddle switch tool is powered by an 18-V LXT® lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The grinder features Automatic Speed Change™ technology, which adjusts speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications,...

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Optical profiler measures surface topography in 3-D

June 23, 2015

Zygo Corp. has introduced the ZeGage™ Plus optical profiler for the 3-D measurement of surface topography and roughness. It uses the company’s proprietary Mx™ software for enhanced data visualization and quantification of step heights, texture, and volumetric applications. The software...

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Mobile app combines with vibration sensor to collect machinery data

June 23, 2015

SKF USA Inc. has introduced Enlight, a combination mobile app and Bluetooth®-enabled vibration sensor that allows nonexpert staff to gather critical machinery data on their smartphones or tablets. The product comprises the Data Collect app and the Wireless Machine Condition Detector (WMCD), a...

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