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Simulation software takes stamping from feasibility to validation

February 27, 2017

ESI Group has released PAM-STAMP 2017 simulation software for sheet metal forming. The program covers cold, warm, and hot forming processes and most special processes for all types of metallic materials. It offers management of progressive, transfer, and line dies, as well as tool surface design....

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Load-stabilized hoist transports loads quickly

February 27, 2017

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced the model LS load-stabilized hoist for transporting loads quickly and securely. Its rope tensioning design and reeving configuration help reduce load swing, even during quick starts and stops. Suitable for handling steel coil and mesh, the hoist is...

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Point-of-use panel maintains purity in nitrogen, CO2 incubators

February 24, 2017

CONCOA has introduced the 55S series high-purity, point-of-use panel, designed to provide pressure control and isolation in CO2 and nitrogen incubator applications. The panel offers final line pressure control and individual isolation for up to four streams of CO2 and nitrogen, allowing it to...

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Four-gas monitor offers two-year run-time

February 23, 2017

Honeywell has introduced the BW Clip4, a four-gas, portable monitor that can operate continuously for two years without the need to change sensors or charge batteries, the company states. Suitable for oil and gas, wastewater, heavy manufacturing, and confined-space applications, the unit stays on...

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Brochure highlights eight manufacturing technologies

February 23, 2017

Amada Miyachi America has published a brochure that features its eight manufacturing technology systems, focusing on their capabilities and typical applications.The literature also details how the firm’s applications laboratory experts employ a sample qualification process to help determine the...

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Software offers new approach to automation

February 22, 2017

Rethink Robotics has introduced Intera® 5, a software platform that connects everything from a single robot controller, extending the power of the company’s Sawyer™ to the entire workcell and simplifying automation. According to the company, the software fundamentally changes the need for...

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Angle grinder delivers 20 percent more power

February 22, 2017

Fuji Air Tools has launched the FA-70 series of 7-in. angle grinders with 1,800-W, 2.4-HP output, which the company says is 20 percent higher than alternative grinders in the same class. The grinders, which can be used on various materials, are suitable for heavy-duty applications performed in...

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Shearing system package introduced

February 21, 2017

COMEQ Inc. has announced the availability of the Primeline shearing system package. Swing-beam shears are available for materials up to ¾ in. thick and 20 ft. long. The shearing system features adjustable rake angle with a low cutting angle for processing thin material. When the operator inputs a...

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Helmets engineered for improved wearability

February 21, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 series welding helmets, designed to help improve operator comfort and visibility.The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides optimal skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. The aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect...

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Fiber lasers deliver power up to 1,000 W

February 20, 2017

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has released four new LF series fiber laser welding machines in power levels from 250 to 1,000 W. Offering the control required for small component welding and fine precision cutting of metals, the lasers are suitable for microspot welding, seam welding, and precision...

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Edge gel removes soil, rust, and heat tint/weld burn

February 20, 2017

Madison Chemical has introduced TreadBrite™ Edge Gel cleaner which removes soil, laser scale, rust, and heat-treat scale, including heat tint/weld burn, by simultaneously cleaning and brightening the surface through an etching process. The viscous gel, which contains a balanced blend of...

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Pipe stands offer coarse and fine height adjustment

February 20, 2017

IRCO has updated its standard pipe stand line. The pipe stands provide a stable platform to support pipe spools, usually being rotated by a welding positioner. They feature an upper support structure mounted on a customizable base. The upper support has drop-in wheel assemblies that adjust on a...

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Measurement software offers optimized application performance

February 17, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has introduced PC-DMIS 2017 R1 measurement software. According to the manufacturer, application performance has been optimized for speeding up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and file importing. The release previews...

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Aqueous cleaning system handles rough to fine cleaning

February 16, 2017

Dürr Ecoclean has developed the EcoCWave aqueous cleaning system for rough to fine cleaning. It covers parts cleaning with alkaline, neutral, and acidic media. With its small footprint, the system can be integrated in any production process. It also can adapt to changing cleanliness and throughput...

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Universal gripper for robot stackers adapts to any structural component

February 16, 2017

Biele Group has developed a universal, motor-driven gripper for its robotic stackers. The gripper adapts to any structural component regardless of shape and size. It is synchronized automatically with the precentering system. Changeover time is less than 3 min. A single gripper can be exchanged on...

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