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Lift unit simplifies gas cylinder exchange

September 8, 2014

Ziamatic Corp. (Zico) has introduced the Quic-Release horizontal cylinder lift model QR-CL-H for transporting and changing gas cylinders. The unit lifts and lowers M through J gas cylinders to help reduce the chance of operator strain or back injury during cylinder exchange. Once secured, the...

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Factory automation resource kit updated

September 8, 2014

Bosch Rexroth has released an update to its Advancing Factory Automation Kit, one of six educational kits in its resource kit series. It features new case studies, technical papers, and links to recently updated YouTube videos and product literature. The kit is targeted at machine builders, system...

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Welding torches feature close-to-process wire feeding

September 5, 2014

SKS Welding Systems offers the Frontpull 8 family of welding torches. They feature close-to-process wire feeding, with the drive unit directly in front of the torch neck. The torches are suitable for all standard arc welding and soldering processes, including spatter and heat-reduced welding...

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Medical heat-treat process designed for 17-7 PH stainless steel

September 5, 2014

Solar Atmospheres has developed a three-step heat-treat process to austenite condition, in situ cool, and bright age harden 17-7 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel in a vacuum furnace without breaking vacuum. This is desirable because it is difficult to keep 17-7 bright during the PH...

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Modular multiplexor connects up to 250 devices

September 5, 2014

Heidenhain offers TTL, inductive, and analog interface modules for its MSE 1000 modular multiplexor, allowing for connection of up to 250 devices and the acquisition of measured values via Ethernet. The unit allows the user to plug in nearly any type of gauge and collect all data on numerous...

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Stainless steel weld cleaning system delivers passivation, metal surface finishing

September 5, 2014

The TIG Brush® stainless steel weld cleaning system from Ensitech Inc. combines electricity, heat, and chemistry to deliver weld cleaning, passivation, and metal surface finishing. Its proprietary conductive brush applies cleaning fluid to the work surface, producing an electrochemical cleaning...

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CNC turning center handles large parts

September 4, 2014

Okuma offers the VTM-2000YB multitasking CNC turning center, which provides heavy-duty construction for machining of large parts, such as those in the aerospace industry. The vertical architecture offers “natural” part handling and excellent chip fall, while taking up minimal floor space,...

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Press brake tooling made for European-, Wila-style configurations

September 4, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of press brake tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF®-style tooling. The press brake line includes punches, dies, standard specials, specials, and accessories, available in segmented,...

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Reel connects to any welding machine

September 4, 2014

Hannay Reels offers the power or rewind SWCR series reels, suitable for use with a single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead. A declutching arbor and nonsparking ratchet assembly prevent damage when reverse winding. A cable stop should be...

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Interchangeable gripping tools add flexibility to electropneumatic loading/unloading system

September 4, 2014

Astes4 Sort (A4S) is a patented, automatic system for electropneumatic loading and unloading for use with laser, waterjet, gas, and plasma cutting systems. Complex and bulky items can be picked using two synchronized grippers that are programmed to keep the items in the proper position for...

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Diesel engine-driven welding machines handle multiple welding operations

September 3, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Vantage® 600 SD and Air Vantage 600 SD engine-driven welding machines. Each is equipped with a Tier 4 Final-T4F-compliant Deutz® turbo-charged diesel engine that meets all new EPA diesel fuel emission standards. Designed for heavy industrial applications...

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Video borescope detects corrosion, blockages, and cracking

September 3, 2014

GE’s Measurement & Control business has introduced the GE Mentor Visual iQ VideoProbe™ video borescope with 3-D phase measurement and analysis and Wi-Fi connectivity. Designed for use in several industries, the borescope is equipped with a touchscreen interface, on-screen keyboard, and...

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Coating tank delivers consistent heating

September 3, 2014

Marco Group Intl. has introduced the new Spraymaster® heated coating tank. The round tank, which features a stainless steel liner, provides superior mixing capability and simplified cleaning, says the company. The tank is available with general and intrinsically safe heating elements, and with...

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Cantilever clamps do not twist

September 3, 2014

Kant-Twist™ cantilever clamps from Industrial Magnetics Inc. hold two pieces together, without walking off-center, for spot welding, drilling, and bolting operations. The cantilever design provides a 4-to-1 clamp ratio to eliminate distorting and twisting of workpieces. The free-floating jaws...

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Ductless ventilation system removes welding smoke

September 2, 2014

The Clean Air Tower from Kemper is a ventilation system suitable for production halls and workshops where local extraction of welding smoke is insufficient or impossible. It protects employees and machinery from welding smoke contamination and fine dust. The freestanding, two-stage filter unit...

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