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Aluminum resistance welding adaptive schedule helps improve consistency - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum resistance welding adaptive schedule helps improve consistency

March 26, 2013

WeldComputer Corp. has introduced a weld schedule for its resistance welding Adaptive Control® to address the challenges of aluminum welding. The aluminum adaptive weld schedule controls weld quality by automatically compensating for multiple sources of variations such as material surface...

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Wireless rotary axis calibrator measures angular position to ±1 arcsecond

March 26, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arcsecond, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multiaxis machine tools, mill/turn machines, trunnion tables, and spindles. The system works in conjunction with XL-80 or ML10 laser...

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Temperature indicators available in more than 100 temperature ratings - TheFabricator.com

Temperature indicators available in more than 100 temperature ratings

March 25, 2013

Tempilstik°® temperature indicators from LA-CO Industries Inc. make marks that melt within 1 percent of their rated temperatures, according to the manufacturer. Lot numbered for NIST traceability, the indicators are supplied in an adjustable aluminum holder with pocket clip. More than...

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Crawler inspects large pipe with high flow, deep mud, big obstacles - TheFabricator.com

Crawler inspects large pipe with high flow, deep mud, big obstacles

March 25, 2013

The RX400 crawler body from Envirosight LLC is designed to inspect pipe up to 10 ft. in diameter. It has a built-in, remotely operated camera lift with 17.5 in. of vertical travel — enough to center viewing in a 60-in. line. The crawler integrates with any ROVVER X pipe inspection system...

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Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons - TheFabricator.com

Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons

March 21, 2013

Exair has introduced the 110-gal. Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system, an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry material rapidly. The compressed-air-powered unit has no motors or impellers, so it is suitable for the cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel...

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Picosecond laser designed for high-throughput processing - TheFabricator.com

Picosecond laser designed for high-throughput processing

March 21, 2013

Coherent Inc. has introduced the Talisker 1000 series ultrafast industrial laser. The high-power picosecond laser is designed for high-throughput, precision materials processing applications in the semiconductor, solar, medical device, consumer electronics, and automotive industries. Three...

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Lockout/tagout video addresses global regulations, best practices - TheFabricator.com

Lockout/tagout video addresses global regulations, best practices

March 21, 2013

Brady Corp. has released a safety training video, "Lockout/Tagout: Global Best Practice Training." This 25-minute training video addresses the many global regulations that focus on lockout and the importance of implementing a comprehensive plan. The video covers lockout, the benefits of...

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Four-roll plate bender includes detachable supporting yoke

March 21, 2013

Graebener-Reika offers a four-roll plate bending machine which the company says is the first on the market to feature a detachable supporting yoke design that can be adjusted hydraulically to counteract the respective bending forces. Fabricators can process a variety of thicknesses up to 5.9 in....

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Dry-cutting saw cuts 4.75 in. deep without coolant - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cutting saw cuts 4.75 in. deep without coolant

March 21, 2013

The 8320 BigSaw2 from CS Unitec is the largest dry-cutting, portable metal saw on the market, according to the manufacturer. Featuring a 12.75.in.-dia., carbide-tipped blade that cuts up to 4.75 in. deep, the saw quickly processes steel, sandwich panels, conduits, and metal pipes without...

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Software allows building of multiple-component worksheets

March 21, 2013

Jetcam Intl. has launched Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium II. The software provides a way to build unlimited worksheets of components remotely for nesting, either manually or automatically. Able to support multiple Expert systems from the manufacturer, it can send CAD files for tooling to...

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Cordless cutoff tool uses brushless motor

March 21, 2013

The Hilti AG 500-A18 cordless cutoff tool is the first with a brushless motor, the company states. The 18-V tool can cut or grind almost any type of metal, including strut, cast-iron pipe, steel, stainless steel, steel angle iron, flat steel, I-beam, conduit, rebar, threaded rod, decking, grating,...

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Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing

March 19, 2013

BLM Group has introduced the Lasertube LT5, an entry-level, automated laser tube cutter designed to handle small and medium-sized tubes. Equipped with a 1-kW IPG fiber laser, the unit can process mild steel, as well as highly reflective materials such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The machine...

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Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts - TheFabricator.com

Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts

March 19, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe, suitable for machining large, heavy parts such as those used in the aerospace and power generation industries. To automate processes for high-volume production applications, the machine is available in...

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Laser marking systems work with Windows-based software

March 19, 2013

MB Metal Technologies LLC offers TYKMA® laser marking systems and software for identification and traceability of parts of almost any material, surface, and composition. Featuring a large marking window, the machines produce text, logos, graphics, and UID and QR codes on all metals, carbide,...

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Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks - TheFabricator.com

Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks

March 19, 2013

Rockford Systems Inc. offers chip shields for Bridgeport milling machines. The shields place a barrier between flying chips, sparks, and machine coolant and the operators or other employees in the area. They can be moved in or out of position quickly for tool and part changes. The shields are...

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