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Vision-guided technology speeds setup time

March 24, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Vision, a smart-camera system that helps simplify vision-guided robotics applications. Using 2-D vision guidance, the system features the patented PatMax® algorithm for advanced part location, offering inspection, defect detection, guidance, alignment, and...

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Parts transfer system helps increase productivity on tandem press lines

March 24, 2014

ABB offers the IRB 6660FX, a flexible transfer system for medium-size parts. Suitable for use with new and existing press lines, the system comprises a dual-action unit that creates a 7-axis robot, allowing parts to be transferred rapidly along a linear path without rotation. The system also...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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Sealed absolute linear encoders include Mitsubishi interface

March 20, 2014

The new absolute LC 195M and LC 495M sealed linear encoders from Heidenhain now are available for use on machines that require a Mitsubishi interface. The encoders focus on the requirements for purely serial absolute systems for Mitsubishi drive components. The transmission speed of the...

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Measurement systems integrate into automotive production lines

March 20, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions (360° SIMS), a new line of measurement systems that can be integrated into automotive production lines for use during launch, ramp-up, and ongoing production. They enable full surface inspection and critical features...

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Wire EDM introduced

March 20, 2014

Sodick Inc. offers the SL400G wire EDM. The rigid, linear motor-driven machine incorporates the new Fixed Jet automatic wire threading, which has a reliable threading rate for submerged and nonsubmerged threading, according to the company. The EDM’s wire tension servo function controls and...

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Chop saw dry-cuts metal pipe, plate, profiles

March 20, 2014

CS Unitec’s new model 9435 Premium Super Dry Cutter cuts metal pipe, plate, and profiles without the need for lubrication or manual deburring. The 14-in. chop saw cuts up to 6 in. deep at 90 degrees in stainless steel, ferrous and nonferrous metal, plastic, and aluminum. Bevel cuts up to 4.75...

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Small GTAW torch comes with three angled heads

March 19, 2014

The CK Micro Torch is the smallest GTAW torch on the market, according to manufacturer CK Worldwide. With three different angled heads, the torch can be used in many tightly spaced applications. A clear Pyrex®nozzle and a low-profile torch body allow the operator to see the weld puddle. The...

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Carbide drill designed for aluminum machining

March 19, 2014

Kennametal offers the HPS solid-carbide drill, made from Beyond™ KN15™ grade fine-grain carbide, for holemaking in aluminum. The drill’s highly polished surface reduces friction on flutes, margins, and cutting edges for good chip evacuation, even in minimum-quantity lubrication...

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Portable welding unit powered by built-in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

March 19, 2014

According to Fronius, its AccuPocket 150/400 is the world's first MMA welding system with a high-performing lithium-ion rechargeable battery. With an overall weight of 24.25 lbs., the system is portable for manual electrode welding and GTAW. A fully charged battery delivers power to weld up to...

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Lubricants, cleaners made for beverage can manufacturing

March 19, 2014

Henkel offers Bonderite lubricants and cleaners for the manufacture of two-piece beverage cans. L-FM 8300 and 8400 postlubricants help extend tool life, reduce bleed-through on the finished cans, and reduce tear-off rates. The lubricants can be cleaned off easily, states the manufacturer....

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Inline surface inspection systems configured for master coils, slit strips, blanks

March 19, 2014

Boulder Imaging offers the SCX series inline surface inspection system for coated steel and the SX series system for polished stainless steel. Processing is configured for one- and two-sided inspection of master coils, slit strips, and cut-to-length blanks. Both systems also support aluminum...

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Pipe marking unit includes digital inclinometer gauge

March 18, 2014

Sumner Mfg. offers the Sumner Center Punch for measuring angles and marking pipe. It includes a digital inclinometer gauge which displays angles to the nearest hundredth. The gauge is set on an angled magnetic base, from which it can be removed, that contains a push-button, spring-loaded striking...

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Multitasking CNC lathe machines process-intensive parts

March 18, 2014

Okuma has introduced the new Multus U series general-purpose multitasking CNC lathe in two machine sizes — U3000 and U4000 — for machining process-intensive parts. A highly rigid traveling column allows for cutting along the entire Y axis. Variations such as multiple bed lengths,...

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Light crane system redesigned for less rolling resistance

March 18, 2014

Terex Material Handling has redesigned the Demag KBK Aluline light crane system. Further reduced rolling resistance enables operators to move loads weighing up to 2.2 tons by hand with decreased effort. The light crane system includes aluminum profile sections in four sizes for rigidity and...

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