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Fume extraction system keeps smoke away from laser

August 14, 2012

RoboVent designs and builds custom fume extraction systems for laser welding operations. The Plaser series collectors help decrease the number of faulty welds caused by smoke interfering with the laser and create a cleaner work environment by isolating most of the fumes to the laser welding cell....

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Weld blankets protect against welding sparks, cutting spatter - TheFabricator.com

Weld blankets protect against welding sparks, cutting spatter

August 9, 2012

Goff's Enterprises has added weld blankets to its product line. The lightweight, flexible weld blankets are designed to be draped over materials, equipment, vehicles, and vehicle interiors to provide protection from welding and grinding sparks, molten and hot metal debris, and torch cutting...

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Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger - TheFabricator.com

Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger

August 9, 2012

CS Unitec's SKF 25 beveling machine provides quick, simplified preparation of weld seams and bevels steel pipes 6.25 in. dia. and larger. It is suitable for use on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. The machine has a continuously adjustable angle of 15 to 60 degrees and a...

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Modular waterjet pump designed for tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Modular waterjet pump designed for tight spaces

August 8, 2012

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the iP36-50 modular waterjet intensifier pump. The portable, 36-KSI, 50-HP pump has a modular design, allowing it to move into tight spaces. The pump produces up to 1.8 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for precision cutting, cleaning, and...

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Mitering band saw designed for large beams, structural material - TheFabricator.com

Mitering band saw designed for large beams, structural material

August 8, 2012

Behringer has introduced the new HBP-510/1208G mitering band saw for precision, high-speed cutting of large structural beams and profiles. With a cutting range of 47.2 by 20.0 in. and a bilateral miter of 30 degrees off of 90 degrees on both left and right side, the new saw is suitable for use...

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Inductive proximity sensors detect more than one metal with no adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Inductive proximity sensors detect more than one metal with no adjustments

August 7, 2012

Pepperl+Fuchs NRB/NRN series inductive proximity sensors with reduction factor 1 can detect every kind of metal at the same operating distance, as well as over greater distances than is possible with standard inductive sensors, the company states. Cylindrical sensor models are available in...

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Surface measuring system uses wireless Bluetooth technology - TheFabricator.com

Surface measuring system uses wireless Bluetooth technology

August 7, 2012

With the introduction of the MarSurf® XR 1 surface measuring system, Mahr has bridged the gap between portable surface measuring devices and larger, full-featured, PC-based surface measurement and evaluation systems. The unit is suitable for use in the measurement lab or on the shop floor...

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Automated magnetic filter cleans fluids without interrupting production

August 7, 2012

Eclipse Magnetics has introduced Automag Compact, a high-intensity, automated magnetic filter designed for small to medium-sized precision metal machining processes such as grinding, honing, milling, and superfinishing. The patented magnetic circuit extracts potentially damaging ferrous particles,...

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GMAW gun liner system allows leeway if liner is cut too short - TheFabricator.com

GMAW gun liner system allows leeway if liner is cut too short

August 6, 2012

Tregaskiss will display its new QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ system at FABTECH Intl. The system is designed to minimize the problems that can occur when a GMAW gun liner is cut too short, including poor wire feeding, burnbacks, and premature contact tip failure. It can be used with...

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Machine finishes square, rectangular tube in a single pass - TheFabricator.com

Machine finishes square, rectangular tube in a single pass

August 6, 2012

AM Machinery Sales Inc. offers the FGWH150.8Z flat finishing machine, manufactured by NS-Maquinas Industriais. Developed for continuous and intensive finishing of square tubes and bars in one pass, it has four sets of double abrasive belts. This eight-station belt grinding machine finishes each...

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Rack prevents damage to finished parts

August 6, 2012

Royal Products has introduced the Econo-Rack™, a device that collects finished parts as they come off of any bar-fed CNC lathe. It prevents damage to finished parts by feeding products onto a turntable covered by a low-friction UHMW material instead of into an oil-filled collection bucket. The...

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Spark arrester protects against dust collector fires - TheFabricator.com

Spark arrester protects against dust collector fires

August 2, 2012

Camfil Farr APC has introduced a new spark arrester that protects its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collection systems. The arrester works without perforations or screens to channel sparks away from the filters and into the dust collector's hopper to help reduce the chance of fire....

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Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup - TheFabricator.com

Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup

August 1, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has added the TPLPDA to its Magnetic Transporter® LP line, designed to transfer ferrous steel blanks magnetically in a variety of stamping, transfer, and pick-and-place applications. Engineered with rare-earth magnets that positively hold the part during transfer,...

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Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders - TheFabricator.com

Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders

August 1, 2012

The MRL AFD SP welding machine from CEMSA S.p.A. is designed to be integrated in washing machine production lines. It provides rolling and further seam welding of perforated stainless steel cylinders. To prevent flattening of the hole borders, the system wraps the flat, precut sheet metal...

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Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis

August 1, 2012

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has unveiled its latest software version, AutoFormplus R4. It allows users to quantify and evaluate all planning aspects of stamped sheet metal parts, such as function, quality, lead-time, and cost. In this fourth major release of the product line, the user interface was...

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