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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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Deburring system adds planetary head for extra brushing time

February 13, 2013

Abtex Corp. has expanded its line of Tri-Ten deburring systems to include a two-head, U-series, high-productivity system. The second planetary head, operating in tandem with the first, provides extra brushing time to completely deburr the part while maintaining conveyor speed. At one end of the...

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3-D welding table converts to any desired configuration

February 12, 2013

Kemper America offers a new 3-D welding table for single production pieces or series production. The table converts into any desired configuration quickly, even during work process, providing precise clamping options. A T-slot system built into every table surface piece lets the user create...

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Electronic pressure switch suitable for hostile environments

February 12, 2013

SOR Inc. has introduced an electronic pressure switch that offers supplemental continuous output of either 4 to 20 mA or 1 to 5 VDC. The 805QS is a compact, loop-powered pressure switch suitable for hazardous locations and hostile environments where space is limited. It supports applications that...

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Laser deposition welding system produces pore-free pieces - TheFabricator.com

Laser deposition welding system produces pore-free pieces

February 12, 2013

TRUMPF Inc. offers DepositionLine for laser deposition welding. The laser generates a molten bath on the prepared surface before powdered material is guided through the nozzle to the surface. Once this new layer of material has cooled, the next layer is added. The finished piece is free of...

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Self-clinching fasteners enable permanent flush joining of two sheets

February 12, 2013

PEM® SpotFast® self-clinching fasteners from PennEngineering® enable two sheets to be joined permanently in a flush-attachment connection without protrusions on either side. They can be used to attach two metal sheets too thin to weld, fasten sheets of unequal thicknesses, join dissimilar...

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Brochure highlights high-powered industrial CO2 lasers - TheFabricator.com

Brochure highlights high-powered industrial CO2 lasers

February 12, 2013

Prima Electro North America has released a new brochure that details the Convergent line of high-powered industrial CO2 lasers. The CX and CV series have maximum average output from 2.5 to 5 kW. The brochure includes photos, technical details, and the operating specifications of each model...

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Marking machines designed to integrate into automation systems - TheFabricator.com

Marking machines designed to integrate into automation systems

February 11, 2013

I-Mark™ I-Series (Integration) dot peen and silent-scribe marking systems from Columbia Marking Tools (CMT) are designed for integration into automation systems to process a variety of materials. Both machine styles can mark at speeds of four to five characters/sec., including 2-D/UID...

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Scalable, functional safety architecture addresses needs of CNC machine builders

February 11, 2013

NUM has released a systemwide functional safety architecture for its CNC system, providing a scalable system that can be applied to almost any type of machine tool, regardless of complexity or number of axes. Known as NUMSafe, it includes a dedicated safety PLC, safe input and output modules, and...

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Stretch wrapping machines available - TheFabricator.com

Stretch wrapping machines available

February 8, 2013

ITW Muller offers two stretch wrapping machines. The Octopus S series is an automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. Featuring a load stabilizer, new load lift conveyer, and No Touch No Tail (NT2) seaming device, the wrapper comes with the patented Easy S film carriage that simplifies film...

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Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands - TheFabricator.com

Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands

February 8, 2013

Technifor, business entity of Gravotech Group, offers the XF510 series of marking heads for identification and traceability in the auto manufacturing industry. Available in dot peen, scribe, and electromagnetic styles, the heads can mark in any position, making them suitable for robotic,...

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Cost estimating tool allows costing updates across entire product lines

February 8, 2013

eTurboTools Inc. has released eTurboQuote, a cloud-based cost-estimating development tool for small to medium-sized job shops, tool and die shops, fabricators, and metal component manufacturers. The tool allows for the creation of standard price templates for all of a company’s product lines,...

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Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal. - TheFabricator.com

Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal.

February 8, 2013

The Eriez® HydroFlow® line of coolant recycling systems can recycle any water-miscible fluid, minimizing or eliminating disposal and reducing usage of the fluid concentrate. Large to small systems are available in four models, featuring unattended operation, separate dirty and clean...

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New features added to intensifier pumps

February 8, 2013

AccuStream has redesigned its AS series intensifier pumps to help improve output and increase energy efficiency. A new soft-starter reduces the amount of electricity the pump consumes during start-up and minimizes spikes in energy consumption during normal operation. A new filter/breather cap in...

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Software integrates with robot for inline, 3-D inspection

February 7, 2013

Metrologic Group offers the X4 i-Robot for inline, 3-D inspection. Measuring accuracy is independent of the robot’s positioning precision. Robot motions are synchronized with measurements, and the robot trajectory is controlled by a simplified part program. The measuring system is based on a...

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