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Ejector system uses energy-efficient technology

April 8, 2014

Piab has updated its piCOMPACT™ line of manifold-mounted ejector systems based on energy-efficient COAX® technology. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the usage rate of the compressed air, the ejectors help reduce energy consumption. Products in the line are suitable for...

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Respirator upgrade protects workers exposed at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

April 8, 2014

3M has announced the launch of its Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade, a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) system that provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft. The system is designed to compensate for air-density changes that occur...

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Basic welding fume filter offers entry-level extraction technology

April 8, 2014

Kemper America Inc. offers the Smart Master welding fume filter, a mobile suction extractor designed for occasional use and low amounts of dust. The compact design and rotatable, swiveling exhaust hood enable use in a 360-degree radius, eliminating most adjustments during welding. With its W3...

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Plate processor offers optional bevel cutting, 12-station tool changing

April 8, 2014

Peddinghaus has introduced the HSFDB-C plate processor. It can perform drilling, scribing, countersinking, tapping, milling, oxyfuel cutting, and plasma cutting. The system can feed material to the operating area of the machine as opposed to bringing the operating area of the machine to the...

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Twin-trolley models added to line of air-operated hoists

April 7, 2014

J. D. Neuhaus has added new models to its EH line of air-operated monorail hoists. They provide heavy-duty lifting in harsh environments, including onshore and offshore, steelworks, and shipbuilding. The line’s 82- and 110-ton-capacity products now are available in both double-trolley and...

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3-D tube measurement system uses eight high-res cameras

April 7, 2014

Aicon offers the TubeInspect P series 3-D tube measurement system. It is equipped with the latest camera and LED illumination technology, as well as precise, long-term stable glass reference, states the company. The P8 model is equipped with eight high-resolution cameras, suitable for tubes and...

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Manual band saw cuts tubes, structurals up to 10 in.

April 7, 2014

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model H275 manual band saw is engineered to cut tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 10 in. at 90 degrees. The saw’s heavy-duty construction, carbide saw guides, and rigid guide supports help ensure accurate, straight cuts. With a...

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Hydroforming press designed for high-volume production

April 7, 2014

Interlaken Technology has introduced a new four-column hydroforming press system for running high-volume production. It is available in clamp forces from 250 to 5,000 tons. The multichannel, closed-loop control system can be programmed to handle various sizes and materials. It also offers...

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Press brakes include new options

April 7, 2014

Bystronic offers its Xpert and Xcite press brake series equipped with the ByVision bending control. The control, which includes a database of material bend angles and bend allowances, uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles...

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Search-based application reduces time to find already-created part designs

April 3, 2014

Fisher/Unitech has introduced Exalead OnePart, a search-based application technology for product development from Dassault Systemes SolidWorks. The technology allows designers and engineers to locate and access existing parts, product designs, and other related information from anywhere inside the...

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Armored cables withstand harsh environments

April 3, 2014

Mencom Corp. has introduced armored cables designed to prevent failures from harsh manufacturing conditions. They feature a stainless steel coupling nut and stainless steel armor jacket that prevent water damage from high-pressure washdown, cleaning chemicals, and extreme temperature. A...

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Electronic control unit handles drilling applications on robots

April 3, 2014

Sugino Corp. has announced that its SSV2 Selfeeder™ servo series electronic control unit now has the capability to mount to robots for complex automated drilling applications. The system features a high-power motor and spindle speeds from 390 to 20,000 RPM for small-diameter drilling in...

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Sample kit helps engineers find appropriate bearing material

April 2, 2014

The dry-tech® box from igus® Inc. is a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right bearing material for their applications. The box contains a set of card overlays that filter the bearing choices by criteria. The sample box includes an array of iglide® bearings, from iglide...

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Corrosion-resistant materials designed for laser sintering

April 2, 2014

EOS has introduced titanium Ti64ELI and stainless steel 316L for additive manufacturing, designed for processing on the manufacturer’s EOSINT M 280 metal laser sintering system. The titanium light metal alloy is corrosion-resistant and biocompatible. Parts made of this material have a...

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Start/stop technology reduces hydraulic press energy consumption

April 2, 2014

AP&T has introduced a frequency drive system in its hydraulic presses to help save energy — similar to the start/stop function found in modern vehicles. The system controls the speed of the electrical engines, which then control the load-sensing hydraulic system found in the company’s...

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