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Slim safety relay unit installs quickly

January 6, 2016

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced the G9SE safety relay unit. The unit’s screwless push-in terminal helps simplify installation, and the slim profile requires less panel space. Intuitive diagnostic LEDs assist the troubleshooting process. The unit is suitable for a variety of safety...

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Welding machine offers pulse GMAW

January 6, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 350 PipePro SF engine-driven welding machine/generator. It features FieldPro™ Smart Feeder compatibility for improved efficiency in field welding applications. The multiprocess system can run conventional SMAW, DC GTAW, FCAW, and GMAW....

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Compact cell laser handles mass production, small batches

January 5, 2016

Arnold Ravensburg has introduced a compact cell laser for welding small, round components. Available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the machine is available with CO2 or solid-state lasers. Featuring onboard loading and CNC programming capabilities, the cell is suitable for mass...

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Upcut production saw with drill/tap option handles large, nonferrous material

January 5, 2016

Scotchman Industries has introduced a new drill/tap option for its GAA-500 90 automatic upcut circular cold saw. The saw is suitable for cutting nonferrous materials at 90 degrees up to 6 in. square and round. The machine uses a shuttle feed design with an adjustable vertical and horizontal...

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Drills can be customized with app

January 5, 2016

Milwaukee® Tool has introduced M18 FUEL™ drill drivers, hammer drills, and compact impacts that can be customized for better control over power, speed, and consistency through the ONE-KEY™ app. These new drilling and fastening systems connect wirelessly to ONE-KEY, allowing users to employ...

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Polyester polyurethane enamel delivers corrosion resistance over primers, metals

January 5, 2016

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON® 380 POLY-IOTHANE® HS (high-solids) series coatings. The two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings provide corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-coated metal surfaces. The...

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Catalog highlights ultrasonic cleaners

January 5, 2016

UltraSonic LLC has published an eight-page catalog featuring its line of ultrasonic cleaners with capacities from 2.6 to 210 gal. Each model features side-mounted transducers to eliminate blind spots on parts being cleaned, as well as a V-bottom for cleaning between batches (benchtop units feature...

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Reel designed for twin welding hose

January 5, 2016

The N400 series spring rewind gas welding reels from Hannay Reels are designed to handle twin 1/4- through 3/8-in. welding hose for oxyfuel welding applications. The reels feature a heavy-duty spring motor, nonsparking ratchet assembly, and a declutching arbor to prevent damage during reverse...

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Surface-conditioning discs handle aluminum, soft metal surfaces

January 4, 2016

Combining blending and finishing capabilities, Scotch-Brite™ nonwoven surface-conditioning discs from 3M feature an open-web construction that resists loading. They are suitable for blending on aluminum, oily carbon, and other soft metal surfaces. According to the manufacturer, the discs blend...

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Lightweight, cordless drill fits in tight spaces

January 4, 2016

Festool USA has introduced the lightweight, compact TXS cordless drill. Weighing less than 2 lbs., the tool features a T-handle design, built-in fuel gauge, LED to illuminate the work area, four-bit magnetic storage, removable reversible belt clip, high and low speeds, and multiple-position clutch....

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Rotary hearth oven preheats, cures powder coatings

December 31, 2015

The Grieve Corp. has developed No. 816, a 500-degrees-F, gas-fired, rotary hearth oven, for preheating and curing powder coatings onto electric motor parts. Workspace dimensions are 54 by 54 by 72 in. It features 350,000 BTU/hr. installed in a modulating gas burner, while a 4,200-CFM, 3-HP...

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Tungsten electrodes are free from thoria

December 31, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes that are free from the potentially harmful thoria. They can be used for welding aluminum with the AC process, as well as steels and alloys with the DC process. Available in the U.S. from Cob Industries, the...

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Suction cups offer stability at high speeds

December 30, 2015

Piab has introduced XP DURAFLEX® cups (0.39 to 4.33 in.), designed with a single bellows. According to the company, the cups stay stable when in motion, allowing users to run their robots or production lines at high speeds while maintaining accuracy and precision. The suction cups combine firm...

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Cloud-based control system monitors dust collector units

December 30, 2015

RoboVent offers patent-pending eTell™ Intelligent Controls for monitoring dust collector maintenance requirements. The cloud-based software informs the user if a dust collector needs immediate attention and sends timely maintenance reminders. It also explains how to perform maintenance tasks with...

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Robotic welding power source offers online integration

December 29, 2015

The new-edition Aristo® Mig 5000iR robotic welding power source from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers improved arc starts, enhanced arc stability, and an improved crater-fill function at weld stop, says the company. The 500-amp unit’s robot interface offers increased storage and...

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