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3-D laser cutter’s features help increase speed, cutting quality

March 16, 2015

Laser Photonics LLC offers Fonon Technologies’ Titan Express 44 multipurpose 3-D laser material processing system. It is configured with either a fiber laser or CO2 laser in wattages from 50 to 2,000 W. The system supports material sizes up to 4 by 4 ft. with an extension table expanding to 4 by...

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Refill friction stir spot weld system offers alternative to single-point joining

March 16, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. offers the SpotMeld™ refill friction stir spot weld (RFSSW) system that enables spot joining of aluminum (1000 to 7000 series), magnesium, nonferrous, and dissimilar sheet materials. It is an alternative to single-point joining processes such as resistance spot welding,...

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Coil processing flatness measurement and control system developed

March 13, 2015

IMS and Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco have partnered to develop a flatness measurement and control system for cut-to-length and multiblank operations. The Level Vision™ system helps optimize material flatness quality with limited operator involvement by using IMS optical technology in combination...

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Interface transmits rotary encoder position data using fiber optics

March 13, 2015

Leine & Linde’s XHI 801 and XHI 803 rotary encoders, distributed through Heidenhain, are available with Optolink to transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. The transmitter provides secure data transmission in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths...

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Vertical oven saves space on factory floor

March 13, 2015

Davron Technologies Inc. has designed and manufactured the DTI-1135, an electrically heated vertical oven used to cure a coating on steel components for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The vertical oven features one heated zone where parts index up and down in a vertical orientation. After...

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Horizontal CNC lathe produces minimal vibration

March 12, 2015

Okuma has introduced the HJ-250E horizontal CNC lathe featuring a FANUC control. Built on a one-piece cast-iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, the machine provides stability, rigidity, and accuracy for a variety of applications, the...

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Refractometers help ensure accurate coolant concentration

March 12, 2015

Eriez® HydroFlow® refractometers give users the ability to determine the concentration of metalworking coolants and cleaners, heat-treating fluids, water-based hydraulic fluids, and plating baths. The portable units require no batteries. They feature a large scale in 0 to 10 degrees Brix and...

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Casters ride low, haul 20 tons

March 12, 2015

Hamilton has introduced the Enhanced Maxi-Duty (EMD2) series caster. It features dual-wheel forged steel wheels for heavy manufacturers that need high load capacities without increased overall height. The wheels are CNC-machined with a slight crown for rollability and swiveling, then clear-coated....

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Light contributes to forklift safety

March 12, 2015

Intella Liftparts offers the BlueSpot® safety light to help reduce forklift/pedestrian accidents. The UL-listed light features sturdy metal construction with stainless...

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Acrylic adhesive system helps eliminate read-through

March 11, 2015

Lord Corp. has introduced an acrylic adhesive system, Lord 810 LRT, designed to eliminate read-through. When cured with Lord Accelerator 20, the adhesive creates a flexible system for bonding metals, such as aluminum, galvanized steel, and cold-rolled steel. The adhesive system delivers fast...

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Updates made to shop floor CMM

March 11, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the updated 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. It now includes integrated workspace LED lighting to assist the operator in poor lighting conditions. The bolt-hole pattern in the CMM's granite base has been revised to accommodate a 300-mm kinematic plate for repeatable...

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Length gauge line expanded

March 11, 2015

Heidenhain has expanded its length gauge line with new variants of its Specto and Acanto gauges. The pencil probe-style Specto length gauge series offers versions with an improved force specification. Two new 1-Vpp, 12-mm stroke length variants of the gauge are available for lower-force...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes designed for steel, brass, aluminum

March 11, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® brand nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven abrasive cleans, finishes, and polishes such materials as steel, brass, and aluminum. The line includes soft-density, medium-grit, silicon-carbide convolute surface finishing...

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Parts cleaning/collection unit handles larger parts

March 10, 2015

Custom Service Solutions Inc. has introduced the 12-in. MiJET™ parts cleaning and collection unit. It offers a larger-diameter opening than the original 8-in. model, allowing users to clean larger parts. Using one existing shop air line at a CNC machine, the pneumatically driven unit cleans...

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Pneumatic swing clamp upgraded

March 10, 2015

De-Sta-Co has upgraded its 9500 series pneumatic swing clamp with several mounting options for placement in tight spaces, as well as an additional bore size. According to the company, the clamp is the only pneumatic swing clamp on the market that rotates on a single plane. An optional flange...

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