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Bending line laser, optical foot switch options offered for press brake

December 20, 2016

Bystronic now offers two new options for its compact, portable Xpert 40 press brake: an optional bending line laser that allows parts to be bent without a backgauge, and an optical foot switch. It is not always possible to position bent parts on the press brake using the backgauges—for example,...

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Press brake delivers high-tonnage bending with automatic tool change

December 20, 2016

Amada offers the HG 2204 ATC press brake for variable lot sizes. The company’s patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) loads complex tool layouts within 3 min., allowing operators of varied experience levels to use the bending system.This larger model incorporates all of the standard features of...

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Robot designed for material handling, machine tending

December 19, 2016

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, a new family of small robots that feature a compact footprint and a large work envelope for material handling, machine tending, and small-parts assembly applications. The robot is designed with no offset in axis two, delivering a long stroke that allows the...

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Flap discs designed for fillet weld applications

December 19, 2016

POLIFAN®-Curve flap discs from Pferd Inc., designed for fillet weld applications, go from rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step. This single tool allows weld seams and slag to be removed, leaving a finish smooth enough for identification of cracks, inclusions, and porosity in the...

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Pre-engineered robotic laser welding systems introduced

December 19, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the availability of two new PerformArc™ pre-engineered robotic laser welding systems. They combine the robot, laser, optics, and all accessories into one fully integrated unit, with all pieces working together as a whole and sharing a single disconnect. A...

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Linear finishing set performs rough grinding to cosmetic finishing

December 16, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced a new linear finishing set for applications including rough stock removal, surface conditioning, and cosmetic finishing on all metals and hardwoods. The set includes a 5-in.-dia. POLINOX® nonwoven PNZ finishing drum, featuring interleaved layers of nonwoven material and...

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Automated saw station pushes up to 2,100 lbs.

December 16, 2016

TigerStop offers the TigerSaw™ 2000 automated saw station for cutting all types of nonferrous metals. It can be configured to push 490 to 2,100 lbs., or set up for speed, with a maximum pushing speed of 180 FPM. Improved pneumatic clamping options prevent damage to fragile or sensitive...

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Ceramic-oxide grinding wheels offer hardness grade Q

December 15, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced depressed-center grinding wheels featuring a ceramic oxide grain for working with steel and stainless steel. CO 24 Q SG wheels, which have a hardness grade Q, are designed for applications such as weld grinding, chamfering, deburring, and surface grinding. The wheels...

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Optical protection system designed for press brakes

December 15, 2016

Lazer Safe offers Iris Plus, an optical protection and real-time image processing system for press brakes. In addition to high-speed guarding capabilities, the system contains integrated high-speed image processing hardware and software that send real-time image and angle data to the CNC. This data...

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Welding helmet is infinitely adjustable with five contact points

December 15, 2016

ESAB has introduced the Sentinel™ A50 automatic welding helmet. It features Halo™ infinitely adjustable five-point headgear, a 4- by 2.4-in. viewing area, an externally activated grind button, a color touchscreen control panel, and a front-loading convex cover lens that comes in different color...

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Portable magnetic drill features automatic feed and reverse

December 15, 2016

CS Unitec's new AutoMAB 350 features an automatic feed mechanism with automatic reverse and shutoff. Operating at 450 RPM, it drills holes up to 1-1/2 in. dia. with annular cutters in structural steel and other metals. Drilling depth is 2-3/8 in. max. with a pilot pin and 4-3/8 in. without a pilot...

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Punch/fiber laser combination machine equipped with automated material handling

December 14, 2016

The LC 2515 C1 AJ punch/laser combination machine from Amada America Inc. features a 2-kW fiber laser that provides up to 70 percent electrical savings when compared to a CO2 system, the company reports. The fiber laser can cut reflective materials such as copper, brass, and titanium. The laser...

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Automation features added to ironworker

December 14, 2016

TigerStop has introduced integrations for the single-operator Piranha P65 ironworker with SawGear, for accurate lengths when shearing, and with TigerStop, for a fully automated punch process. The operator can enter a length into the SawGear and the stop moves to position. The operator then places...

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Orbital wrapping machine spans nearly 9 ft.

December 14, 2016

Tab Industries LLC has unveiled its largest Tab Wrapper Tornado orbital stretch-wrapping machine. Its wrapping ring spans 115 in. dia. to wrap palletized loads as large as 8 ft. tall by 50 in. wide. The custom-made unit secures a palletized load to its pallet as a single unit by wrapping the...

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Carbide bur provides increased metal removal rates

December 14, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced Cast Cut carbide burs for work on cast iron. They provide a high stock removal rate with smooth milling action to help reduce vibration and noise. According to the company, the tooth geometry results in removal rates up to 100 percent higher than those achieved by...

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