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Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot - TheFabricator.com

Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot

February 19, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has launched the new All-Okuma wheel cell. It includes the new MB-56VA-AW aluminum wheel drilling machine, as well as two Okuma CNC lathes in a choice of sizes, a FANUC robot, and a variety of conveyance options. All three machines feature the THINC®-OSP...

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Flux-cored wires designed for heavy fabrication applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wires designed for heavy fabrication applications

February 19, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new UltraCore® HD-12C and HD-12M mild steel FCAW-G wires. These E71T-12C-JH8 and E71T-12M-JH8 flux-cored wires are designed to provide all-position use, high deposition rates, and low-temperature impact toughness for heavy fabrication applications. The...

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Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts - TheFabricator.com

Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts

February 18, 2013

PRESTO BLACK® BST4 brush-on liquid from Birchwood® Technologies is an instant-acting cold blackener for all iron and nonstainless steels. When applied to any clean ferrous metal surface, the product blackens within 30 seconds and forms a durable black finish that can be topcoated. The...

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New large sizes added to HSS product line

February 18, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has expanded its Jumbo HSS product line with two new sizes of square hollow structural sections. In addition to offering sections in wall thicknesses of 0.500 to 0.875 in., the company now offers 18- and 20-in.-square HSS in 0.375-in. wall thickness....

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Pass-through blaster uses fuseless starters - TheFabricator.com

Pass-through blaster uses fuseless starters

February 18, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CB 3630 pass-through blaster. The redesigned unit has a blast width of 36 by 30 in. The blaster incorporates fuseless starters with phase loss and imbalance protection. Zero speed sensors are standard on the driven end of abrasive conveyance...

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Tubes offered in ODs as thin as thread - TheFabricator.com

Tubes offered in ODs as thin as thread

February 18, 2013

Goodfellow Corp. offers very-small-OD tubes in a variety of materials. The company can produce tubes in 99.95 percent gold with an OD as small as 0.006 in., in lengths from inches to large production runs. The company also has 37 other pure metal, alloy, and polymer ultrathin tubes with ODs up...

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Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system - TheFabricator.com

Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system

February 18, 2013

Tapeswitch Corp. has released the new PCU programmable safety controller. It offers a fully integrated safety system that unifies the management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, noncontact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two-hand controls,...

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Aqueous cleaning system handles large, small components - TheFabricator.com

Aqueous cleaning system handles large, small components

February 14, 2013

MecWash Systems has introduced the Duo 400, a compact, fully automatic and self-contained aqueous cleaning system. Suitable for cell manufacturing or within a centralized layout, the system measures 60 by 64 by 89 in. to occupy a small footprint. The single-chamber rotational cleaning system...

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Microfoam nitrile palm coating adds dexterity to work gloves - TheFabricator.com

Microfoam nitrile palm coating adds dexterity to work gloves

February 14, 2013

Magid® has introduced the ROC® GP100 work gloves, featuring a microfoam nitrile palm coating that delivers dexterity and tactile sensitivity. The new coating is softer and more flexible than standard nitrile and provides a solid grip, even in wet and oily conditions, the company states....

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Respirators deliver comfort, flame resistance - TheFabricator.com

Respirators deliver comfort, flame resistance

February 14, 2013

Magid® has added two new disposable respirators to its Precision Safety® line. IR1950N95 disposable N95 respirators feature an exhalation valve designed to provide comfort and breathability. Engineered to maximize ventilation while maintaining a solid barrier against airborne...

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Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations - TheFabricator.com

Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations

February 14, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Hydrocut™ LX low-rail waterjet shape cutting machine. It features a large gantry with a high-stiffness beam design, dual precision linear rails, and precision rack and pinion drives. The size and strength of this gantry make it suitable for waterjet...

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Compact automatic welding machine delivers high working speed - TheFabricator.com

Compact automatic welding machine delivers high working speed

February 14, 2013

CEMSA S.p.A. has introduced a new model in the Roboseam line of CNC machines for automatic resistance welding of sinks and similar products. The compact machine delivers a working speed higher than previous models. Simplified Windows® programming makes the machine suitable for applications...

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Robot designed for laser, laser hybrid welding

February 13, 2013

Reis Robotics has introduced the RV60-26-FT robot for laser welding and laser hybrid welding. Integrated laser beam guidance and MWO54 laser optics allow users to transfer fiber, disk, and diode lasers up to 16-kW laser capacity. The focal point diameter can be set via the robot control, allowing...

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Kilowatt-class fiber lasers offer improved wall plug efficiency

February 13, 2013

IPG Photonics Corp. has introduced a line of kilowatt-class, low-mode ytterbium fiber lasers. The 1,060-nm YLS-xxx-Y13 series offers up to 33 percent wall plug efficiency, up to two times average improvement in beam quality, and more than three years' estimated mean time of uninterrupted laser...

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Abrasive disc eliminates cutting damage to complex workpieces - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive disc eliminates cutting damage to complex workpieces

February 13, 2013

Pferd has extended its COMBIDISC® line with A-Contour abrasive discs. The discs have a scalloped edge pattern that finishes without cutting or gouging the metal. The discs' soft outer contour makes them suitable for finishing tight contours and concave surfaces with radius transitions. The...

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