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Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials

July 25, 2011

LT Fiber from BLM Group USA is the first automated laser tube cutting machine to use a fiber laser resonator, the company reports. With its 2-kW IPG fiber laser source, the system can process highly reflective materials such as brass, copper, and aluminum, as well as galvanized steel. The...

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Sheet metal manufacturing software designed to optimize processes from work orders to finished product

July 25, 2011

Lantek has launched Manufacturing Execution System Lantek Manager software, designed to help optimize sheet metal manufacturing processes from work orders to finished product. It simultaneously considers many factors, including delivery date, customer, machinery to be used, material thickness, and...

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Wheeled, extendable light tower for use in hazardous locations introduced

July 18, 2011

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the production of a new line of light towers for use in hazardous locations. The HAL-2X400MCE extendable light tower incorporates a tilting-base design that allows operators to extend the unit to its full height with reduced effort. Two 400-W metal...

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Hydraulic sheet, plate rolls require no belts or extra gear-driving mechanisms - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic sheet, plate rolls require no belts or extra gear-driving mechanisms

July 18, 2011

COMEQ offers 31 models of Americor hydraulic sheet and plate rolls in standard capacities from 3 ft. by 13 ga. to 10 ft. by 0.313 in. The machines are available in three-roll, single-initial-pinch and four-roll, double-pinch styles. Also available are two special four-roll, double-pinch models...

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Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys - TheFabricator.com

Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys

July 18, 2011

Swagelok® has added four new tube facing tools and one new cutting tool to its product line. The tools are intended for use with 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, and most nickel-based alloys. The tube facing tools produce flat, smooth, square, burr-free, and chamfer-free tube...

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End caps lock securely onto threads until removed by pulling tab and breaking seal - TheFabricator.com

End caps lock securely onto threads until removed by pulling tab and breaking seal

July 18, 2011

Mocap's tear-tab caps are designed to fit over threaded tubing, rods, and fittings. They are suitable for use as shipping caps, end caps, pipe caps, product protection, and thread protectors. The inner rings lock the cap securely onto threads until the cap is removed by pulling the tab and...

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Quick-trim flap discs allow full use of flaps - TheFabricator.com

Quick-trim flap discs allow full use of flaps

July 18, 2011

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced two new Norton quick-trim flap discs for the metal fabricating industry. Both feature a new, flexible, easily trimmed plastic back plate, allowing full use of the flaps. The plastic backing can be trimmed back to expose the flaps to help extend product life....

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Flux-cored wire designed for hot, fill, cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wire designed for hot, fill, cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe

July 18, 2011

For fully automated pipe welding applications, Lincoln Electric has introduced Pipeliner® 81M, a gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire designed for hot, fill, and cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe. The wire is suitable for automated pipe welding applications that require consistent...

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Vertical column saw designed for nonproduction applications - TheFabricator.com

Vertical column saw designed for nonproduction applications

July 11, 2011

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model C315/350 hinge-type vertical column saw is designed for nonproduction applications requiring cuts in tubes, pipes, and light structural shapes. The saw has a 14-in. blade, 3.5-HP motor, spindle speeds of 24 to 105 RPM with an infinitely variable option in...

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Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities

July 11, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welding machine, rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle. The inverter-based power source offers pulsed GMAW capabilities with up to 0.052- and 0.0625-in. wires when matched with 74 MPa Plus and AlumaFeed™...

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Die-roll reduction technology introduced - TheFabricator.com

Die-roll reduction technology introduced

July 11, 2011

EBway Corp. has designed a compound stamping die to reduce the amount of die roll on pierced holes. Die roll is the slightly curved contour on the edge of one side of a blanked part, created by the amount of pull-down on the part material before the actual cutting of the material starts....

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Small footprint powder coat system designed for low energy consumption

July 11, 2011

Infratrol Mfg. offers the EcoFlex powder coat system, designed to have a small footprint and low energy consumption. Features include an ambient-temperature, single-step clean and pretreatment process; a dryoff oven that uses captured excess heat from the infrared cure oven to reduce energy...

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Multitumbling batch blast machine has no pinch points - TheFabricator.com

Multitumbling batch blast machine has no pinch points

July 11, 2011

Rosler offers the RMT multitumbling batch blast machine. Using a rotary barrel design made of wear-resistant manganese steel, the unit has no pinch points to help prevent damage to sensitive parts. The blast machine has few moving parts. Custom-made loading and unloading equipment helps...

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Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations - TheFabricator.com

Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations

July 11, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has released a new custom-designed rotational pick and delivery cart for plants, distribution centers, and warehouses. The 43- by 52-in. cart frame is usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and for tight, in-plant delivery locations. The cart has a four-shelf...

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Weld cleaning brush for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders features high knot count, short trim length - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders features high knot count, short trim length

July 11, 2011

Weiler Corp.'s 4.5-in. Roughneck® weld cleaning brush is designed specifically for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders. According to the manufacturer, welders and fabricators using the minigrinders traditionally have been limited to 4-in.-dia. stringer bead wheels for surface preparation, root-pass...

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