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Electric press brake makes speed transitions without lag times

January 5, 2017

Bystronic’s Xcite 80 E electric press brake is powered by dual electric motors, making it capable of high acceleration and seamless speed transitions without lag times. According to the manufacturer, the machine is 2.5 times faster than a hydraulic press brake in completing comparable bends....

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Tool clears blowback slag from oxyacetylene torch cutting tips

January 5, 2017

Slag Rebel LLC has developed the slagRebel™ tool for clearing blowback slag from oxyacetylene torch cutting tips. The patent-pending tool clears blowback slag in less than a minute. The stainless steel tool can be used with manually induced hydraulic pressure, creating water force to clear...

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Press brake’s control system guides users step-by-step through bending process

January 5, 2017

Bystronic offers the Xact Smart press brake. The company’s Bysoft 7 software integrates the press brake seamlessly into the user’s production environment, the company states. The machine incorporates the ByVision Bending control system. The interface uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D...

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Lightweight welding helmet covers numerous applications

January 4, 2017

The Translas Force 300 fully automatic welding helmet, available in the U.S. from RoboVent, covers applications from SMAW and GMAW to low-amperage GTAW and grinding. The lightweight helmet is available for private...

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Automated system loads/unloads flat material, cut parts

January 4, 2017

The Bystronic ByTrans Extended is a compact material handling system that loads and unloads in 60 seconds. It integrates into any ByVision-controlled machine, and the short cycle time is independent of the thickness of the metal sheet.Available in three sizes with 11, eight, and six material...

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Bar stock loader works automatically

January 4, 2017

WorkSaver has developed the Zero Touch Loader. Once the operator loads the bar stock and moves the loader into place, it requires no forklift or human handling. Less than 50 in. of space is needed between machines. With the touch of a button, the bar stock is offloaded onto a bar stock loader,...

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Automated robotic bending cell produces small, complex parts

January 3, 2017

The EG 6013 AR from Amada combines a servo-electric press brake with a bending robot for producing small, complex parts without the need for human operation. The automated robotic bending cell is engineered for the unattended production of any lot size or part mix. According to the company, the...

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Handle option added to semiautomatic GMAW guns

January 3, 2017

Bernard has added a seventh handle option, the C series straight handle, for its BTB semiautomatic GMAW gun line. It offers the features of the existing T series large straight handle, with an additional handle overmold and rear swivel. The GMAW guns deliver 200 to 600 amps with numerous cable...

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Functions added to fiber laser system

January 3, 2017

Bystronic has introduced the newest generation of the BySprint fiber laser cutting system, expanding the basic version of the machine with an extended performance package and revamped design. It features a larger operator touchscreen panel and three additional functions. Using a camera system on...

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Laser metal fusion system for 3-D printing introduced

December 27, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) system for 3-D printing. The company offers the laser beam source, machine, powder, services, and application consulting from a single source. The system uses a laser and metallic powder to build any desired component, based on...

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Automated laser system offers small footprint

December 26, 2016

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Quick Cell 3015 compact, high-speed laser automation system. It offers unattended operation and a small footprint for facilities with limited floor space. The load and unload pallets are stacked, allowing for efficient use of factory floor space. Each...

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Fiber laser performs 2-D laser processing on range of materials

December 23, 2016

The TruLaser 3030 fiber laser from TRUMPF is designed for 2-D laser processing of a variety of material types and thicknesses. The machine is available with up to 6 kW of power with standard BrightLine fiber, enabling fabricators to cut steel, stainless steel, and aluminum up to 1 in. The universal...

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Augmented reality welding system delivers real-time feedback for training

December 23, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the AugmentedArc™ augmented reality welding system for welding education, designed for use by beginner and intermediate welding students. The system simulates multiprocess GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and SMAW, blending real-world and computer-generated images into...

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Direct-diode laser provides high cutting speeds in thin to medium worksheets

December 23, 2016

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex 3015 DDL direct-diode laser—the first of its kind, according to the manufacturer. This platform delivers higher performance and reliability than traditional fiber or other solid-state laser generation systems, the company states. The machine provides fast...

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Automated bending cell bends small parts at 4 sec. per bend

December 22, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has released the TruBend Cell 7000, which the company says is the world’s fastest system for the automated bending of small parts at an average cycle time of 4 sec. per bend. The cell comprises a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, the BendMaster bending robot, the LoadMaster Bend...

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