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Nozzle allows for high-speed plasma cutting - TheFabricator.com

Nozzle allows for high-speed plasma cutting

May 31, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the new XR series of high-speed cutting nozzles for its m3 Plasma™ system. According to the company, the nozzles help increase cutting speed and extend dross-free cutting. Nozzle cooling is improved, which helps extend consumable life....

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Retrofit torches bring longer consumable life to plasma cutting systems

May 31, 2012

Hypertherm has announced the availability of Duramax™ retrofit torches for five more plasma cutting systems: the Powermax600™, Powermax800™, Powermax900™, MAX42™, and MAX43™. In addition to these, the torches also are available for retrofit to Powermax1000, Powermax1250, and...

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Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort - TheFabricator.com

Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort

May 30, 2012

Magid Glove & Safety has announced the launch of its CutMaster™ Aramax™ and Aramax™ XT series of cut-resistant sleeves and gloves. Machine knit from cut- and abrasion-resistant yarns, the gloves and sleeves provide hand and arm protection for workers engaged in metal...

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Waterjet pump uses less electricity - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet pump uses less electricity

May 30, 2012

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the Eco-Jet waterjet pump. The 55-KSI, 30-HP unit features a direct-drive pump design that consumes up to 40 percent less electricity than a 50-HP pump while producing the same output, the manufacturer reports. The pump produces up to 1 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure...

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CAD modeling helps optimize pressworking processes - TheFabricator.com

CAD modeling helps optimize pressworking processes

May 30, 2012

Bilsing Automation has introduced the new 3-D press line scanning service, designed to provide accurate simulations of customers' stamping processes. Many automotive OEMs require that press lines be up and running within a couple hours of tooling and die installation. This requires simulation...

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Automatic transmission die technology processes developed

May 29, 2012

Schuler has developed new techniques for producing automatic transmission components with advanced in-die processes such as spline forming with in-die rollers; roll forming with smaller in-die rollers; and segment forming for tall, thin components. The spline forming technology involves the...

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Waterjet cutting system features small footprint - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting system features small footprint

May 29, 2012

TECHNI Waterjet™ has introduced the new Intec-G2 Value series of small-footprint waterjet cutting systems. The system, which features a large monitor screen, is available with an optional remote control pendant. The Skip and Float™ option helps ensure a constant standoff height over...

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Misting fans help beat summer heat

May 29, 2012

Big Ass Fan Company® has added high-pressure, filtered misting systems to its 8-ft. AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® portable industrial fans. According to the company, they produce a cooling effect equivalent to 22 and 11 tons of air conditioning, respectively. . The new systems produce an ultrafine...

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Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels

May 24, 2012

PEM® self-clinching studs from PennEngineering® are designed with large-diameter heads for heavy-duty attachment applications. The enlarged, nonflush stud head distributes axial tightening force over a large area to reduce compressive stress on the panel and provide full thread strength....

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Portable CMM is self-contained

May 24, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has launched the Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Designed for harsh manufacturing environments, the portable machine has a footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., allowing it to fit through a standard door. Its computer, controller, and interface boxes...

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Carbide-tip cutter line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Carbide-tip cutter line expanded

May 23, 2012

Hougen Mfg. has expanded its line of Copperhead™ carbide-tip annular cutters with more sizes and depths. The cutters are available in diameters up to 2 in. and depths of cut from 2, 3, and 4 in. With full-length flutes and special tool geometry, the cutters resist wear when cutting...

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Coil joiner incorporates laser cutting, welding in single head - TheFabricator.com

Coil joiner incorporates laser cutting, welding in single head

May 22, 2012

Joining Technologies Inc. has added new features and functions to its Infinite Web® all-in-one coil joiner. The noncontact splicing process incorporates laser cutting and welding with a single head. These features enable the splicing of titanium coils, as well as splicing on a 15-degree...

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Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking

May 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its newly redesigned Arc Armor® Titanium Series™ welding helmets for heavy-use and high-amperage applications. They feature InfoTrack™ technology, which allows the operator to track arc-on time and set alarms and timers via a digital clock....

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Fiber lasers available in several new models

May 17, 2012

IPG has introduced a variety of new fiber lasers. The company has added new models with output power up to 100 W to its line of high-power, low-noise, single-mode, single-frequency CW green fiber lasers. The GLR series lasers feature compact, air-cooled, 19-in. 3U or 4U rack-mounted pump lasers...

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Two-finger adaptive gripper made for high-mix automation

May 17, 2012

Robotiq has announced the availability of its two-finger adaptive robotic gripper. The programmable gripper offers three distinct modes — parallel, encompassing, and inside grip — to enable handling of flat, square, cylindrical, and irregular parts. The high payload-to-weight ratio and long...

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