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Spatial positioning system enables users to project 360 degrees around large parts

August 19, 2014

Virtek Vision Intl. Inc. has released the latest version of its Iris™ spatial positioning system, which enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360 degrees around even the largest parts. Version 1.3 supports the use of multiple vision systems and laser projectors to enable users to...

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Flange protectors designed for simplified installation, removal

August 19, 2014

Caplugs offers new patented flange protectors designed for simplified installation and removal with flexibility to help enable easier alignment with bolt holes. The toggle-lock flange protectors shield the raised faces of flanges. The covers are equipped with a thick pad for security and...

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Compact arc welding robot carries torch, wire feeder on the arm

August 19, 2014

FANUC America Corp. will demonstrate its new Arc Mate 0iB robot at FABTECH. Designed for arc welding applications, it can carry a standard welding torch and wire feeder on the arm. The high-speed robot can be used for a variety of applications and is suited to smaller shops that typically weld...

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Asset management software generates conditional text alerts

August 18, 2014

Wintriss Controls Group has announced a new capability for its ShopFloorConnect® asset management and OEE software: It now can generate conditional alerts automatically from any machine. Each alert is a custom text or e-mail message that is sent to selected recipients whenever preset...

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Machine automatically deburrs miter-cut and bent tubes

August 18, 2014

Kent Corp. has developed a new Burrmaster deburring machine to deburr the ends of miter-cut and bent tubes. It allows the machine operator to control the machine completely from the push-button station. The process begins when tube is loaded into the custom clamp fixture by the machine...

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Green hand cleaner suitable for industry

August 18, 2014

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Addvance botanical hand cleaner, a USDA Bio-Preferred product. The heavy-duty cleaner, suitable for industry, is gentle on hands and tough on soils. Its emollient effect relaxes and softens the skin. Derived from natural coconut oil, the hand cleaner contains no...

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Multichannel automatic bar loading magazine is sized for job shops

August 18, 2014

Breuning Irco’s ecoPROFI automatic bar loading magazine, available from Lexair Inc., delivers automatic, multisize bar feeding in a small-footprint package suitable for job shops. Capable of handling barstock from 0.2 to 2 in., the multichannel, “Gatling-Gun”-style magazine allows one-button...

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New arc process helps improve welding efficiency

August 18, 2014

Fronius has introduced four new arc variants for the TPS/i GMAW power source platform: The LSC (low spatter control) Root and LSC Universal, based on a new algorithm, are characterized by increased arc stability and reduced spatter ejection, says the company. New welding parameters form the...

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New line of press brake tooling punches and dies launched

August 14, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF-style tooling. The new line is manufactured from premium alloy tool steels with the wear surfaces induction-hardened for enhanced...

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ERP software upgraded

August 14, 2014

Global Shop Solutions has announced the release of Version 2014.1 of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, which comprises new features, new screens, and enhanced customization and personalization capabilities. Among the features and upgrades are a new main menu graphical interface...

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Software connects, monitors, and controls AGV fleet

August 14, 2014

Seegrid has launched Seegrid Supervisor, which connects, monitors, and controls automatic guided vehicle (AGV) fleets. Three components—Fleet Status, Intersection Manager, and Switchboard— provide visibility, control, and automation, delivering real-time monitoring and live status updates....

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Semiautomatic GMAW gun, consumable catalog released

August 14, 2014

Bernard has released a new full-color catalog to assist in determining the right semiautomatic GMAW guns and consumables for an application. The catalog includes comparative charts and reference tables. To order a copy of the catalog, please use the online request form at...

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Hand-held oxygen monitor helps expedite purging

August 14, 2014

Aquasol’s Pro Ox® 100 digital, hand-held oxygen monitor is designed to expedite the purging process during high-purity welding applications, measuring up to 100 PPM (0.01 percent) oxygen resolution. The self-calibrating monitor is equipped with an internal pump that draws a sample from the...

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Laser marking/engraving system has direct-drive, inverted XYZ motion

August 13, 2014

The FiberTower™ MegaCenter™ marking/engraving system from Laser Photonics has an oversized enclosure equipped with a direct-drive, inverted X-Y linear motor drive system. Operating as a stand alone unit or as part of an inline operation, the system comprises a Q-switched fiber laser with...

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Two-stage regulators built for medium- and heavy-duty projects

August 13, 2014

Designed with a maximum inlet of 3,000 PSIG, Uniweld’s RHT83 series two-stage regulators are built for medium- and heavy-duty applications. They comprise 2½-in. gauges; a machined brass body and polished chrome bonnet on a heavy-duty, mechanical, stem-type seat; and nozzle assembly. The...

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