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Eight axes give robotic thermal cutting machine added flexibility

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated its V808 robotic thermal cutting machine. It now is equipped with a new coping robot with six axes, and the company’s design adds two more overhead axes. This flexibility allows the system to cut every structural shape possible and process all four sides of material in a...

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Plasma machine offers 3-D plate cutting

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated the V304 plate cutting machine for processing multiple types of material, such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. It can be equipped with up to two plasma (bevel) torches and up to six oxyfuel torches to allow for 3-D plasma bevel cutting, strip cutting, and weld...

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Horizontal machining center supports flexible mounting of various fixtures

December 7, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining center with a column traverse structure. The machine can support flexible mounting of various fixtures and rotary tables based on the application. The stationary table design enables long workpieces to be...

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Online product advises press brake users on tooling choices

December 6, 2016

Wila offers the Tool Advisor, an engineering product that helps users choose press brake tools online that are best suited to their specific bending needs. If the required tool is unavailable as a standard, the user can design a special tool and order it online. The product can be used in two...

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Pneumatic toolholders employ self-locking clamping

December 6, 2016

Wila has introduced New Standard premium toolholders for top and bottom tooling, based on a patented self-locking clamping mechanism. Tools are clamped using air pressure, allowing for fast clamping and unclamping. Tool segments are clamped and positioned individually using clamping pins, which are...

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GMAW system offers simple system integration for automation

December 6, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the availability of the new Auto-Continuum™ 350 and 500 GMAW systems. They feature an adaptive arc for reduced spatter and improved gap handling, providing increased travel speeds and high-quality welds on a variety of base materials, states the...

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Waterjet intensifier pump features integral hydraulic reservoir

December 5, 2016

Jet Edge offers the xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump. The all-steel welded frame includes a hinged cover and removable access panels for machine inspection and maintenance. Features include an integral hydraulic reservoir; high-efficiency TEFC motor; electronically shifted intensifiers; Wye-Delta...

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Plasma cutter offers high power-to-weight ratio

December 5, 2016

Thermal Dynamics®, an ESAB brand, has unveiled its new Cutmaster™ 60i hand-held air plasma cutting system. According to the company, the system provides the industry’s highest power-to-weight ratio in its class. It also incorporates an oversized digital interface. New functions include a gas...

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Welding machines offer portable power

December 5, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Rebel 235ic series of portable, multiprocess welding machines. Available in early 2017, the series includes the Rebel EMP 235ic for GMAW/SMAW/GTAW and Rebel EM 235ic for GMAW. The 53-lb. unit has a 235-amp rated output at 40 percent duty cycle...

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Plasma tables introduced

December 5, 2016

MegaFab has announced the addition of a new line of Piranha plasma tables. Each table is built on an all-welded frame and features a fully integrated CNC with a 10-in. LCD screen for cutting intricate shapes. Standard features include servomotors on the X and Y axes, dual side drive in the Y axis,...

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Ironworkers available with material positioning technology

December 5, 2016

MegaFab has announced that TigerStop material positioning technology is available on new or existing Piranha ironworkers for automated shearing and punching. The operator enters the length, and the system moves into position. The operator then places the material through the shear against the stop...

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Abrasive belts, discs deliver fast cutting

December 2, 2016

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced the Norton Red Heat R983 line of abrasive belts and discs. The ceramic grain delivers sharp, fast cutting and resistance to wear, the company states.Designed for grinding and polishing of INCONEL® alloy, stainless steel, and carbon steel, the discs and belts...

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Ceramic flap discs grind all metals

December 1, 2016

CS Unitec's new PLANTEX® ceramic discs have been developed for grinding such metals as stainless steel, steel, aluminum, titanium, bronze, and special alloys. The abrasive structure helps reduce heat when grinding, preventing heat discoloration on the workpiece.The discs feature a backing plate...

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Angled flap discs grind hard-to-reach places

December 1, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has added an angled flap disc to its Tiger® coated abrasives lineup. The disc delivers aggressive grinding with flexibility for finishing fillet welds, T-joints, and hard-to-reach places and for repair and rework. The disc is designed for grinding steel, stainless steel, and...

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Portable dust and fume collector designed for welding

November 30, 2016

Imperial Systems has introduced the Shadow portable dust and fume collector. It has many of the same features as the full-sized CMAXX™, including DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber filters and powerful pulse cleaning, but in a smaller package. While the nanofiber filter is suitable for use with most small...

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