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Welding lathe features open naming convention for part welding parameter storage

November 10, 2014

Mavrix Welding Automation Inc. has launched a new line of horizontal and vertical welding lathes featuring PLC-based controls. The straightforward terminology of the PLC helps reduce the learning curve so that operators are ready to weld in minutes. With adaptive spindle speed compensation,...

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Plasma/fiber laser combination machine achieves 3,000-IPM traverse speed

November 7, 2014

The MetalMaster Xcel from Messer Cutting Systems features high acceleration drives and traversing speeds of 3,000 IPM. Multiple tools can be added, including plasma beveling, oxyfuel, combination plasma/fiber laser cutting, drilling, and marking coupled with OmniWin software. Using the...

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Wire EDM offers large capacity

November 6, 2014

Sodick Inc. has introduced the VZ500LH wire EDM. Featuring rigid linear motor drive technology as standard, the machine offers large capacity and extreme height capability. It is suitable for mold and die, aerospace, and energy applications including parts such as turbine hubs, aerofoil vanes,...

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Compact multiprocess welding machine is portable

November 6, 2014

The Power MIG 210 MP from Lincoln Electric is a multiprocess welding machine that performs GMAW, as well as DC SMAW, DC GTAW, and self-shield FCAW. Push-and-turn digital controls and a color display screen simplify setup and operation, while the all-metal wire drive and sheet metal construction...

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Rotary encoders compatible with Mitsubishi interface

November 6, 2014

Heidenhain has introduced the new absolute ECN/EQN and ROC/ROQ 400M rotary encoders for use on machines that require a Mitsubishi interface. These encoders fulfill the requirements of the Mitsubishi High Speed Generation 2 pure binary interface with two-pair transmission. The products are an...

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Weld gas designed for reduced spatter, slag

November 5, 2014

Linde offers the CORGON® welding gas series with helium as a component. The gas was developed to produce low-spatter and low-slag seams at high speeds on nonalloyed and low-alloy steels in both manual and automatic GMAW processes. It achieves these results through a balanced gas mixture with a...

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Automatic blanking press has two electrically coupled, freely programmable pressure points

November 5, 2014

Schuler Beutler has developed the MSC-2000 automatic blanking press with ServoDirect technology. It features two electrically coupled, freely programmable pressure points without gear transmission. The machine’s rigidity has been significantly increased by linking the pressure points in the press...

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CNC system delivers automated black oxide finishing

November 5, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the CNC TRU TEMP® finishing system. The nonpolluting, low-temperature process is available in an integrated programmable hoist and tank line to process iron and steel components automatically with a black oxide finish. The self-controlled tank line eliminates the...

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Hydraulic ring expanders can be customized

November 4, 2014

Beckwood Press Co. has introduced a line of hydraulic ring expanders. The systems, which are used to form strong, symmetrical, ring-shaped parts, are employed in the aerospace industry for turbine engine manufacture. According to the company, the ring expansion process helps minimize material...

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3-D laser raises productivity by 25 percent

November 4, 2014

Prima Power offers the Laser Next machine, a 3-D laser for high-volume automotive production applications. The manufacturer reports the new machine represents a step change in the development of its 3-D laser machines: productivity on a typical benchmark component (B-pillar) has been raised by...

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Mini cutting head achieves nearly taper-free cutting in waterjet micromachining

November 4, 2014

OMAX® Corp. has introduced a smaller version of its Tilt-A-Jet® cutting head, designed specifically for its MicroMAX JetMachining Center. The accessory nearly quadruples the position accuracy of the nozzle, enabling the machine to achieve nearly zero taper with most materials up to 3 in. thick....

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Steel offers guaranteed flatness after laser cutting

November 4, 2014

SSAB has introduced Laser Plus, a new generation of steels for laser cutting that comes with a guaranteed maximum flatness deviation of 3 mm/m after laser cutting and a bending radius of 0 to 1.5x material thickness. These features make it possible to meet the most challenging requirements in...

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Bench grinder accommodates long items

November 3, 2014

Built with high-capacity motors for heavy-duty use and long cycles, the 8-in. Powergrind™ model 9682081 bench grinder from Palmgren handles power grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. The machine is designed to handle projects from heavy stock removal to finishing...

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Gantry robots scalable to meet any application footprint

November 3, 2014

Macron Dynamics Inc. has added two new products to its T-Bot and H-Bot gantry robot product lines: the TBG-12 and the HBG-12. The small, lightweight products are designed for difficult jobs and scalable to meet any application footprint. The gantry robot lines comprise four pick-and-place linear...

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Waterjet pump features configurable design

November 3, 2014

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc. has announced the availability of the Streamline® SL-VI series pump with 30, 40, or 50 HP and a 60,000-PSI operating pressure. Designed for configurability, the pump can be custom-built based on a variety of options. Key features include increased intensifier flow rate...

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