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Metal cutting band saw upgraded with 3-HP motor

February 2, 2017

MetalMizer has introduced the MV2300 metal cutting band saw. The drive system, featured on all of the manufacturer’s machines, allows for 30 percent less overall machine depth than competitive saws, says the company, allowing for flexible machine placement and saving floor space. Upgrades to the...

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Water-cooled welding torches cool off in seconds

February 2, 2017

Water-cooled machine torch models NCC/LRN, HTC/LRN, NCC/N, and HTC/N from D/F Machine Specialties can be used for a variety of applications. The machine barrels may be applied to either a remote or direct-mount Docking Spool®. Available angles are 22, 35, 45, and 60 degrees. Long-reach (12.5 in.)...

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Software provides validation for progressive dies, hot forming

February 1, 2017

AutoForm Eng. has unveiled its latest software version AutoFormplus R7 for process simulation. According to the company, the software offers flexibility and efficiency in process setup and final validation for all forming processes in general and, in particular, for progressive dies and hot...

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Diamond grinding wheel features topside abrasive

February 1, 2017

Innovative Products of America® (IPA®) has introduced the #8150, a 4.5-in. diamond grinding wheel. Its 3-D contour with topside abrasive coating and thin profile edge allows for cutting, back cutting, gully cutting, and bead finishing with one wheel. According to the company, the disc maintains...

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Laser machine software feature produces linear patterns on flat surfaces

January 31, 2017

LinPerf™, short for Linear Perforation, is a new feature of the Laserdyne S94P software from Prima Power Laserdyne. It provides a way to create programs that produce linear patterns of laser-processed features on flat surfaces. The flat surfaces may be oriented in any plane accessible by the...

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Disc finishing machine handles all workpiece sizes

January 31, 2017

Designed for general-purpose to precision finishing applications, Palmgren®’s 24-in. disc finishing machine can grind, deburr, contour, and finish all sizes and types of workpieces. Safety features include fully adjustable guarding, a white power-on light, green machine running light, drum...

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High-current HTL encoders suitable for high-disturbance environments

January 27, 2017

Leine & Linde has introduced the FSI 800 series rotary encoders for rugged motor drive applications. Available in North America through distributor Heidenhain Corp., the encoders come with high-current HTL signals, which also makes them suitable for high-disturbance environments. Featuring long...

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Metal spinning machines designed for Industry 4.0

January 26, 2017

Denn has introduced the NTR line of CNC metal spinning machines. According to the manufacturer, the series is designed under the terms of Industry 4.0, which encompasses a number of contemporary automation, data exchange, and manufacturing technologies. The user connects the machine to the...

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GMAW gun maintains energy efficiency in challenging applications

January 26, 2017

Wire Wizard® Welding Products has launched PowerBall® GMAW semiautomatic and robotic welding guns. The gun features an ergonomic handle with comfort grip and adjustable trigger pull. A higher-amperage output helps make the gun energy-efficient while handling challenging welding applications. The...

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Triumph awarded $52 million Rolls Royce contract for engine components

January 25, 2017

Berwyn, Pa.-based Triumph Group Inc., a manufacturer of aircraft structures, components, accessories, subassemblies, and systems, has finalized an eight-year agreement with Rolls Royce to supply thrust links for the Trent XWB engine program. Triumph Precision Components will deliver the first...

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Dual-chamber furnace made for heat treating of high-speed steel

January 25, 2017

Lucifer Furnaces Inc. has designed a dual-chamber furnace for heat treating high-speed steels. The HS8 series, built with 12-ga. sheet steel and reinforced throughout, heats to 2,450 degrees F in the upper chamber, with solid-bar silicon carbide heating elements mounted across the roof and below...

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Magnetic drill offers ultralow profile

January 25, 2017

Hougen Mfg. offers the Hougen® HMD130 portable magnetic drill. It features an ultralow profile and the power to cut holes up to 1-3/8 in. dia. through materials up to 1 in. thick. Employing the company’s bayonet-style, twist-and-lock cutter mounting system and a height of just 6-11/16 in., the...

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App monitors sawing machines

January 24, 2017

Kasto has introduced an app for management of its sawing machines. Using smartphones and tablets, operators can query and monitor machine status at any time from anywhere on the company premises. If necessary, they can respond right away. The app shows all important information at a glance. It...

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Arc/spark OES metals analyzer designed for portability

January 24, 2017

Spectro Analytical Instruments Inc. has introduced the Spectroport portable arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metals analyzer. The lightweight unit features point-and-shoot performance for minimal standardization efforts. The machine works as quickly as a hand-held XRF, with many...

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Laser tube cutting machine employs solid-state laser

January 24, 2017

The TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber tube cutting machine uses a solid-state laser to eliminate the need for a fully enclosed housing. This open-machine concept allows users to load individual tubes and profiles or to remove finished parts while the machine is in operation. The machine’s self-centering...

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