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All-electric tube bender handles diameters to 9 in.

October 9, 2014

Unison has developed an all-electric tube bending machine that can bend tubes and pipes up to 9 in. dia. According to the company, the availability of an all-electric machine at this size level brings instant setup and precision bending to applications in the shipbuilding, power generation, oil and...

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Laser sensor designed for robotic arc welding

October 9, 2014

Meta Vision Systems offers the SLS ARC laser sensor for robotic arc welding applications. It is suitable for seam finding and real-time weld seam tracking in all of the typical welding processes, including high-current GMAW and FCAW. The sensor offers fully automatic image quality optimization,...

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Upcut saw made for nonferrous metal

October 9, 2014

Scotchman Industries® has introduced the SUP-600 NF upcut circular cold saw for cutting nonferrous material. Its 24-in., 132-tooth carbide blade can produce round cuts up to 9 in. dia. and rectangular cuts up to 15 by 6 in. Standard features include an adjustable feed rate; mitering capability...

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6-kW fiber laser source added to cutting systems

October 9, 2014

Bystronic has extended the BySprint Fiber portfolio with the addition of a 6-kW fiber laser source for its 3015 and 4020 cutting machine formats. The higher power increases the machine’s cutting speed in thin to medium sheet metal thicknesses. For example, a 6-kW fiber laser cuts 0.125-in....

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Spring packs, guides designed for copper bar processing

October 9, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced spring packs and guides for processing copper bars with Boschert bus bar presses. The tooling for A and B stations comprises custom-length spring packs that work with UltraTEC® guides, punches, strippers, and dies. The tooling for C and D stations...

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Live welding guidance system helps welders establish proper technique

October 8, 2014

Realityworks® Inc. has introduced the guideWELD™ LIVE welding guidance system to its line of Real Career® welding products. The system takes the step from simulation to real life, providing live welding guidance to help users establish proper position and technique while welding. The system...

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Compact, automated cutting machine includes two oxyfuel torches, one plasma station

October 8, 2014

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced SGX, a compact, automated cutting machine for plasma and oxyfuel cutting. Designed for small fabricators and manufacturers, the machine carries up to three tool stations, including up to two oxyfuel torches and one plasma station that can be equipped with the...

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Waterjet software introduces new 3-D pathing capabilities

October 8, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp. has released FlowXpert™ 2015 3-D CAD/CAM software. The platform expands on the 2-D FlowMaster® intelligent software suite. It includes design powered by Spaceclaim, an integrated 3-D CAD/CAM programming tool with Flow Sequencer. Geometry analysis is waterjet-specific. Users...

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Manual slide tables work with hand-operated or pneumatic pressesflow

October 8, 2014

The MST 80 and MST 100 manual slide tables from mäder pressen GmbH handle loads up to 12 or 30 kN. They slide with Teflon® slideways on hardened and ground guide columns. In the end position, the slide tables engage in a retaining mechanism. Depending on the application, all of the...

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Vertical lathe provides stable cutting in small footprint

October 7, 2014

Okuma has introduced the V760EX vertical lathe, an update to its V60R model. The new version provides a larger work envelope in the same footprint, allowing for an additional 4.33 in. in workpiece height and an additional 5.91-in. maximum turning diameter. The lathe provides stable,...

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Weld fume extractor designed for on-the-go welders

October 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric has redesigned its next-generation Miniflex® weld fume control system. The system removes and filters welding fumes wherever welding operators go, including confined and other hard-to-reach spaces. The system, made of lightweight, synthetic materials, comes standard with wheels...

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Small robots offer large work envelope

October 7, 2014

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 2, delivering a longer stroke that allows...

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Panel PCs offer all-in-one HMI and control

October 6, 2014

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 Economy panel PC. It combines a 7-in. TFT touchscreen display, a 1-GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU, and a 1-GB DDR3 RAM into an all-in-one HMI and controller. Ultracompact microSD flash memory cards are used as the storage media. Designed as a...

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Clamp-on weld heads expand orbital GTAW system

October 6, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced HELIX® C series orbital GTAW clamp-on weld heads. They allow operators to weld large-diameter pipes and tubes with no upper limit, as well as smaller-diameter pipes and tubes. They are designed for use with the manufacturer’s APEX® 2100 orbital welding...

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Hoist buckets include three D-ring connections

October 6, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced four hoist buckets in its Arsenal® line: the 5760 canvas leather-bottom bucket, the 5763 canvas plastic-bottom bucket, the 5650 synthetic leather-bottom bucket, and the 5653 synthetic plastic-bottom bucket. Each includes a new zinc-plated alloy steel anchoring D-ring on the...

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