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Robotic blast system designed for coating workcells - TheFabricator.com

Robotic blast system designed for coating workcells

January 30, 2013

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a 7-axis robotic grit-blast machine configured for precision roughening of component surfaces in a production thermal spray coating cell. The model RB-RSSA-8 has a 54- by 46-in. blast process chamber that is 42 in. tall. A single pressure-blast nozzle is fed...

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Flat-pattern development software integrates into SolidWorks - TheFabricator.com

Flat-pattern development software integrates into SolidWorks

January 30, 2013

Forming Technologies Inc. has released BlankWorks v5.0, which provides SolidWorks® 2013 users with a fully integrated, add-in application for developing optimal flat patterns from complex, 3-D designs. The software, most commonly used for flattening complex, 3-D sheet metal components, also...

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Low-profile fan changes perceptible temps by 5 to 15 degrees - TheFabricator.com

Low-profile fan changes perceptible temps by 5 to 15 degrees

January 29, 2013

MacroAir has introduced the AirElite fan. It features a 0.5-HP motor, onboard electronics, and fully integrated control system. The housing compartment powers the fan’s six airfoil blades, which use a NASA-engineered wing design, so there is no need for a separate motor control panel....

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Turning inserts handle light turning to heavy-duty roughing - TheFabricator.com

Turning inserts handle light turning to heavy-duty roughing

January 29, 2013

WIDIA Products Group offers WIDIA™ Victory™ turning inserts. The line includes 10 grades and 14 different geometries, including five new chip breaker designs, for use on steel, stainless steel, cast irons, and specialty alloys. The inserts are suitable for light and medium turning...

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Low-alloy wire stands up to high-strength welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Low-alloy wire stands up to high-strength welding applications

January 29, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced Metalshield® MC®-80Ni1 low-alloy, metal-cored wire. The wire is designed to produce high strength and toughness and H4-diffusible hydrogen weld deposits required in such applications as structural and heavy fabrication or other high-strength welding...

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Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections - TheFabricator.com

Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections

January 28, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the MRW 4830 wash and phosphatizing system. The washer has a 48-in.-tall by 30-in.-wide wash zone. The redesigned system can be heated with either natural gas or electric heating elements in both the wash and phosphatizing sections. The washer's pump...

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Wire feeder’s new features improve wire feed speed control - TheFabricator.com

Wire feeder’s new features improve wire feed speed control

January 28, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new SuitCase® X-TREME™ 12VS voltage-sensing wire feeder for welding in heavy-duty field applications such as construction, structural steel erection, heavy equipment repair, and mobile fabrication. The feeder features a new drive motor...

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Coolant sump cleaner/dispenser mounted on electric truck for mobility - TheFabricator.com

Coolant sump cleaner/dispenser mounted on electric truck for mobility

January 28, 2013

Cecor has introduced the model CP50-200/200CB5 coolant sump cleaner/dispenser for coolant recycling programs in large metal machining operations. The unit is mounted on an electric truck for mobility. The sump cleaner sucks up machine tool sump contents down to the bare metal in minutes. The...

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Turret punch press features automatic tool changer

January 24, 2013

Haco Atlantic offers the latest version of the Q 5 turret punch press with an automatic tool changer to punch through steel up to 0.26 in. thick providing 1,200 HPM. The press performs punching, nibbling, louvering, rolling, and bending. It is available in 22- or 30-ton capacities with 12 to 20...

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Reversible drill motor drives weld prep, pipe fusion machines - TheFabricator.com

Reversible drill motor drives weld prep, pipe fusion machines

January 24, 2013

CS Unitec's EAU 34/4 CB high-torque, reversible electric drill motor is suitable for a variety of turning operations that require high torque, multiple speeds, and forward and reverse direction. The heavy-duty drive motor is designed for continuous use in driving machines such as bar boring,...

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Cleaner brings contaminants to surface

January 24, 2013

Aero Clean SLC from Chemtool Inc. is a water-based, pH-neutral cleaner that uses specialty surfactant systems for cleaning all aluminum alloys, as well as nonferrous alloys and specialty ferrous alloys. The cleaner works at temperatures from room temperature to 180 degrees F. It removes...

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Lifting magnets handle flat, round materials - TheFabricator.com

Lifting magnets handle flat, round materials

January 24, 2013

SafeHold® MPL series permanent lifting magnets from Eriez® lift, move, and position materials without the need for magnet release and without slings, hooks, or cables. The magnets are suitable for loading and unloading steel sheets from burning tables or anywhere that operator access is...

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Contouring head allows machining of complex features in one setup

January 23, 2013

MAG has introduced an integrated contouring head for its horizontal boring mills in 49.1- and 63-in. table/pallet sizes and live-spindle HMCs in 31.5- to 63-in. pallet size. The new contouring head has a standard tool interface, and it loads tools via the machine's automatic tool changer. The...

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High-production automatic band saw cuts bars, pipes with reduced vibration - TheFabricator.com

High-production automatic band saw cuts bars, pipes with reduced vibration

January 23, 2013

Behringer offers the new HBP-610A band saw for cutting large pipes and solid materials up to 24 in. dia. The cast-iron, dual-column design uses positive hydraulic downfeed with a heavy-duty gearbox and a high-horsepower motor. The solid-cast bow frame is designed to eliminate vibration and...

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Plasma cutters feature ergonomically designed torch - TheFabricator.com

Plasma cutters feature ergonomically designed torch

January 23, 2013

Spectrum® X-TREME™ plasma cutters with XT torch from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. have been re-engineered to deliver more power. The torch features an ergonomic design with a thumb guide, finger grip contours, and no-slip grip. The 80-degree handle provides natural arm and elbow...

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