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Multitasking machine processes raw material to finished workpiece in single setup - TheFabricator.com

Multitasking machine processes raw material to finished workpiece in single setup

June 14, 2012

Mazak offers the Integrex i-200S, which processes midsize, complex components through twin turning spindles and a milling spindle with the power of a vertical machining center spindle. Featuring a footprint of 157.1 by 110.2 in., the machine turns, drills, taps, and mills while offering...

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Portable CMM designed for harsh environments - TheFabricator.com

Portable CMM designed for harsh environments

June 13, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the Sheffield 4.5.4 SF, a new line of CMMs built for the shop floor and designed to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. The portable unit has a footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., which fits through a standard door. The computer, controller, and...

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Automated equipment finds leaks in cast, welded parts

June 13, 2012

Uson-Innovative Systems (UIS) , a newly created joint venture between Uson's leak testers and Innovative Products and Equipment's automation systems expertise, provides semiautomated and fully automated leak testing systems for metal products. Automated systems, such as robotic part handling, are...

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Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers - TheFabricator.com

Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers

June 13, 2012

Dorner 2200 and 2300 series low-profile belt conveyors come with a new small-pitch, modular, plastic belt option that provides nosebar transfers as tight as 0.31 in., making them suitable for infeed and outfeed to machinery, as well as unit handling within the machine. The nosebar is suitable...

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Abrasive waterjet cutting machines featured at tradeshow - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet cutting machines featured at tradeshow

June 12, 2012

OMAX™ Corp. will present live demonstrations of its abrasive waterjet cutting machines and accessories at IMTS 2012. Operating at the show will be a 6.7- by 20-ft., production-oriented OMAX 80X-1 Dual Bridge JetMachining Center™; a job shop-sized, 5- by 10-ft. MAXIEM® model...

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Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material - TheFabricator.com

Plate, sheet vacuum lifter handles any cutting table material

June 12, 2012

Anver Corp. offers the E-series mill-duty vacuum lifter, a single-operator, heavy-duty, high-capacity lifter designed for handling heavy ferrous and nonferrous plate and sheet from the top for loading cutting tables. Featuring an all-welded steel frame and fully adjustable cross beams, the...

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Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides - TheFabricator.com

Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides

June 12, 2012

Preferred Metalfab Inc. has introduced its new box and pan brakes and brake/shear combination machines. The units feature the same options and capacities as the company's other machines, but with removable fingers for bending four or more part sides to make complex and unusual...

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Plasma spray gun features cascaded arc design

June 11, 2012

Sulzer Metco has introduced the SinplexPro™ plasma spray gun. The single-cathode gun has a fixed cascaded arc, which produces a consistent plume temperature and velocity profile to help reduce material costs and processing times. The gun can be integrated into most existing plasma spray systems....

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Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems - TheFabricator.com

Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems

June 11, 2012

Salvagnini offers the B3 KinEtic press brake. According to the company, the machine can reach speed and power levels similar to those of a hydraulic press brake while delivering the accuracy of an electric press brake and maintaining the consumption of a hybrid system, all managed by the...

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Management software designed for steel construction

June 11, 2012

Steel Projects has developed a new version of its software, Steel Projects PLM, designed to automate and optimize the connection between the drawing office and the workshop. The software comprises seven separate but fully integrated modules that can automate the production process. It manages the...

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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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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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Saw designed for minimum backlash

May 31, 2012

The AMSAW® line from Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. uses carbide or cermet blades to cut ferrous and nonferrous material, bars, billets, rails, profiles, pipes, and tubes.The compact, rigid design includes hardened spindle gears ground for minimum backlash. The saw blade guide and dampening...

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Pneumatic circular saw features ultrathin blade for dry cutting - TheFabricator.com

Pneumatic circular saw features ultrathin blade for dry cutting

May 31, 2012

CS Unitec has introduced a 9-in. pneumatic circular saw for dry cutting steel plate up to 0.375 in. thick, as well as nonferrous metal and grating. The 19-lb. model 5 1115 0020 metal cutting saw is suitable for such industries as foundries, petrochemical, nuclear, marine, demolition, and...

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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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