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New housing, mixed-reality technology added to automated production systems

November 16, 2016

Wemo has updated the design concept of its automated production systems with a colorful, strong housing. It eliminates the need for a safety fence and protects the production line from dust, dirt, and other outside influences to help reduce failures, stoppages, and damage. The housing also provides...

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Workstation extends training capabilities to SMAW process

November 15, 2016

The LiveArc™ welding performance management system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now includes an option for SMAW. The LiveArc WorkStation with SmartStinger extends training capabilities to the SMAW process in addition to the previous training capabilities available for GMAW and FCAW. The...

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Adaptive bending system handles large profiles

November 15, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced Synchro-Form adaptive bending technology, an integrated feature of the Synchro-Form series press brake. The technology automatically maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile when handling, positioning, and bending large parts with multiple bends....

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Milling machine prepares circumferential seam joints

November 15, 2016

Pemamek offers the Pema CM 55 milling machine for joint preparation of circumferential seams. According to the company, the machine increases welding quality and efficiency, with features designed to help reduce the defect rate.The unit offers precise groove preparation and root opening even in...

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Wireless USB system shares data from PC to machines

November 14, 2016

ShopFloor Automations is developing the WiFi USB Connect, a wireless USB system for the manufacturing shop floor. It emulates a USB stick, allowing the user to share data from a PC to machines without the need for drivers. Data can be stored on a remote PC or locally in the 128-MB device’s...

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Nibbler’s free-floating punch design extends use time

November 14, 2016

Kett Tool Co. has introduced the KL-2020 14-ga. nibbler, a lightweight, wrench-free nibbler featuring a rotating head. Its die design helps increase maneuverability for cutting sheet metal. The nibbler can be locked into four different positions in 90-degree increments. A rotation of the hand...

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Fiber laser cuts steel up to ¾ in. thick

November 14, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated offers the CL-960 fiber laser for fast processing of thin material and cutting of steel up to ¾ in. thick. Features include air-assist cutting, linear-drive motors, touchscreen controls, 6,000-W light source, dual-pallet configuration, fiber resonator technology, and...

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Magnetic grippers deliver high holding forces

November 11, 2016

Schmalz has introduced the SGM-HP/-HT series of magnetic grippers, which deliver high holding forces for handling ferromagnetic workpieces. The grippers are designed for handling perforated plates, laser-cut parts, sheet metal with drill holes and apertures, and other ferromagnetic workpieces....

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Bracket system speeds column cover installations

November 11, 2016

SAF Metal Fabrication has introduced the Ready Clamp Column Cover Bracket accessory for its metal and ACM column covers. The brackets enable quick installation of the column covers onto rectangular and round structural columns with large or small diameters.The two-part system arrives with the...

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Monitoring system offers insights into presses

November 10, 2016

The Machine Monitoring System from Schuler provides comprehensive press monitoring to help increase machine availability and production, improve part quality, and lower energy consumption. The system is part of the Smart Press Shop, a collection of products for networking in the field of forming...

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Service app provides expert assistance at the press

November 10, 2016

Schuler has introduced a free service app that allows customers to use their smartphones to interact with the service department to get equipment questions answered. Experts at the company will assess images and videos sent to them via the app to help solve problems. If a component needs to be...

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Multiprocess welding system performs GMAW, brazing, cladding

November 10, 2016

Kemppi is developing the X8 MIG Welder, a multiprocess system for GMAW, brazing, cladding, and heavy-duty gouging. The system, enabled by IoT-based technologies and connectivity, will be available in 2017. Features include a focused, intense arc; digital WPS; and full integration with WeldEye...

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Vacuum cups offer traction, durability for high-speed applications

November 9, 2016

DESTACO has introduced the Accelerate® collection of vacuum cups, which offer increased traction, durability, and throughput for high-speed pressrooms and crossbar applications. The vacuum cups feature an antislip tread pattern made from a polyurethane material for high friction and a strong hold...

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Polishing machine achieves mirror-like finish on round tube

November 9, 2016

Finishing equipment manufacturer NS Máquinas Industriais introduced another machine for polishing round tube, either straight or bent. Leveraging the expertise used in developing its ML100 and ML150, the company’s latest machine is designed to produce a mirror-like finish. The machine uses three...

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Four-speed magnetic drill produces holes up to 4 in. deep

November 9, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the HMD934 portable magnetic drill. The compact unit can drill holes up to 4 in. deep and up to 3-1/16 in. dia. The mag drill LED pilot light is built into the base of the magnet, allowing the operator to line up the pilot with the hole’s center location in all...

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