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Industry-standard totes have snap-in dunnage feature

November 20, 2014

PolyFlex Products has introduced the Flex-Tote™ series of industry-standard totes. Their patented snap-in/snap-out system locks in removable custom dunnage for holding parts and components during shipping, in-process handling, and washing cycles. When the intended task is completed, the user...

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Blade drive updated on vertical tilt-frame band saw

November 20, 2014

Marvel Mfg. Co. has made changes to its 8-Mark-II vertical tilt-frame band saw. In addition to a new powder coating and paint color scheme, the saw features a blade drive upgraded from a 2- to 5-HP motor and controlled with a variable-frequency drive. The blade speed control dial has moved from the...

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Arc welding robot delivers extra-long reach

November 19, 2014

The new Motoman® MA3120 arc welding robot features an extra-long reach arm that reduces the need for tracks. Available in floor-, wall-, and ceiling-mounted configurations and suitable for multiple robot layouts, the robot has twice the payload of the previous MA3100 model. The robot has a...

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Press brake display moves on beam to correct bending location

November 19, 2014

Haco has introduced a new concept for press brake controllers: SyncView, a dynamic display located on the beam that moves horizontally to the correct bending location. The tablet screen is positioned automatically where the workpiece is being worked on by the operator, allowing the operator to...

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Payload increased on arc welding robot

November 18, 2014

Yaskawa Motoman’s new 6-axis MA2010 arc welding robot features a 22-lb. payload, up from 6.6 lbs. on the previous MA1900 model, as well as a 23 percent larger wrist hole for utilities and a 6 percent longer reach. The robot, introduced with the DX200 controller, features a new contoured arm...

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Floor signs promote safety

November 18, 2014

Visual Workplace Inc. offers floor signs for communicating critical safety instructions clearly. The peel-and-stick signs are made of durable, high-bond acrylic that withstands forklift and heavy foot traffic. Signs are available in three sizes: 12 and 17 in. round or 14- by 20-in. rectangles with...

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Production management system provides real-time traceability

November 18, 2014

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has introduced CrossTrack 3 for sheet metal. The production management system provides complete traceability and control of material stock, parts, assemblies, orders, and nests, all in real time. Using Microsoft SQL server, the system provides a common interface across all...

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Self-propelled powered cranes handle awkward, heavy workpieces

November 17, 2014

AutoWild has introduced two series of self-propelled powered cranes. The SC series floor crane offers 6,000-lb. capacity at 13 ft. above grade with a battery electric power/hydraulic system. All functions are speed-controlled for picking and placing in tight spots. Features include automatic...

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Open-source communication standard updated

November 17, 2014

The MTConnect® Institute has released the MTConnect standard version 1.3.0. The open-source communication standard addresses the interoperability of manufacturing equipment and devices. This version provides significant features, which include interdevice connectivity to enable machine-to-machine...

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Coating protects metals from corrosion indoors and outdoors

November 17, 2014

VpCI®-389 from Cortec® is an environmentally friendly, water-based, temporary coating that delivers multimetal protection for outside applications and salt-spray resistance. Suitable for use as a replacement for oil-based products, it provides up to five years of protection in indoor storage and...

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Lightweight, cordless tools designed for above-average operating time

November 17, 2014

TRUMPF Inc. has added new models to its TruTool line of compact, lightweight, lithium-ion cordless power tools: the PN 130 profile nibbler, S 160 and S 114 shears, and C 160 cutting shears. The battery-optimized aluminum gear head is designed for the low voltage of the battery used in the...

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Extended consumables allow cutting, gouging in hard-to-reach areas

November 14, 2014

Hypertherm has announced the availability of new extended consumables for its Powermax30, Powermax30 XP, and Powermax45 plasma systems. Patented HyAccess™ consumables extend 3 in. longer than standard consumables for improved visibility and accessibility when cutting or gouging in hard-to-reach...

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Clean air booths highlighted in brochure

November 13, 2014

The Micro Air® clean air booth brochure includes facts and specs on the entire line of booths from 8 by 8 by 8 ft. to 16 by 8 by 8 ft. and custom sizes from 4 to 120 ft. wide. Diagrams and photos show various applications and configurations. The modular booths can be customized for a specific...

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Inserts feature bronze TiOCN top coating

November 13, 2014

New Beyond Drive™ cutting tool inserts from Kennametal are designed for use on cast irons, steels, and stainless steels. They feature a proprietary postcoat surface treatment to help improve edge toughness and depth-of-cut notch resistance, as well as a micropolished surface to help reduce...

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Third edition of duplex fabrication brochure published

November 13, 2014

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has published the third edition of “Practical Guidelines for the Fabrication of Duplex Stainless Steels.” Significantly revised and updated from the second edition published in 2009, the brochure includes a new chapter on weld overlay, new grades,...

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