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Work positioners help improve ergonomics, product positioning

March 18, 2015

Verti-Lift has introduced a line of hydraulic and pneumatic work positioners that keep workpieces close at hand, eliminating unnecessary reaching and other operator movements. They are available in a variety of lift capacities, base and turntable sizes, and vertical travel. With the inclusion...

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Superalloy powders designed for additive manufacturing applications

March 18, 2015

Oerlikon Metco has expanded its materials portfolio with superalloy powders designed for applications in laser-based and electron-beam additive manufacturing processes. The superalloy materials offer strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures. The company’s current powder...

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Powder coating formulated with cross-link polymer

March 17, 2015

PPG Industries offers ENVIROCRON® HTE (high transfer efficiency) powder coating. The BPA-free coating is engineered for appliance, architectural, wire goods, and extrusion applications. Formulated with a cross-link polymer, the coating offers faster application build rates, less material waste,...

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30-HP waterjet intensifier pump draws half the amperage of a 50-HP pump

March 17, 2015

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the iP60-30, a 60,000-PSI, 30-HP hydraulic waterjet intensifier pump. Designed for waterjet shops with limited power, the unit draws 37 full-load amps at 460 VAC or 74 full-load amps at 230 VAC. It can produce 0.6 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water at a continuous...

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Straighteners process materials with yield strengths up to 1,000 Mpa

March 17, 2015

Coe Press Equipment Corp. offers HD series straighteners designed to process AHSS and other steels with yield strengths up to 1,000 Mpa. The straighteners feature improved work roller design, higher strength of materials, tighter straightener roll spacing, and increased roll depth penetration,...

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AC/DC inverter-based GTAW power source introduced

March 17, 2015

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Aspect 375 GTAW power source for use in critical welding applications. The constant-current SMAW and GTAW machine provides GTAW output of 2 to 375 amps (single-phase range is 2 to 250 amps). It is rated at 330 amps at 40 percent duty cycle and 300 amps at 60...

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Portable air plasma system includes built-in internal compressor

March 16, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced the Powermax30® Air, a new portable air plasma system and internal compressor in one. Able to operate on 120- or 240-V lines, the unit enables metal cutting just about anywhere. Weighing 30 lbs., it provides 30 amps of output, giving it the highest power-to-weight...

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Product cost management software allows costing of increased number of electrical components

March 16, 2015

aPriori has introduced aPriori 2015 R1, the latest release of its enterprise product cost management software. The platform is designed to meet manufacturers’ cost management needs from product design and engineering through strategic sourcing, manufacturing, and assembly. The latest release...

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Electronic telescoping lifter handles loads to 2,200 lbs.

March 16, 2015

EMH offers VL lift, a rigid, electronic telescoping lifter that works with its AL-System cranes to handle loads up to 2,200 lbs. The cranes, which feature lightweight aluminum track profiles, can be configured to suit almost any application. They are free-moving and require no movement at right...

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3-D laser cutter’s features help increase speed, cutting quality

March 16, 2015

Laser Photonics LLC offers Fonon Technologies’ Titan Express 44 multipurpose 3-D laser material processing system. It is configured with either a fiber laser or CO2 laser in wattages from 50 to 2,000 W. The system supports material sizes up to 4 by 4 ft. with an extension table expanding to 4 by...

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Refill friction stir spot weld system offers alternative to single-point joining

March 16, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. offers the SpotMeld™ refill friction stir spot weld (RFSSW) system that enables spot joining of aluminum (1000 to 7000 series), magnesium, nonferrous, and dissimilar sheet materials. It is an alternative to single-point joining processes such as resistance spot welding,...

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Coil processing flatness measurement and control system developed

March 13, 2015

IMS and Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco have partnered to develop a flatness measurement and control system for cut-to-length and multiblank operations. The Level Vision™ system helps optimize material flatness quality with limited operator involvement by using IMS optical technology in combination...

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Interface transmits rotary encoder position data using fiber optics

March 13, 2015

Leine & Linde’s XHI 801 and XHI 803 rotary encoders, distributed through Heidenhain, are available with Optolink to transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. The transmitter provides secure data transmission in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths...

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Vertical oven saves space on factory floor

March 13, 2015

Davron Technologies Inc. has designed and manufactured the DTI-1135, an electrically heated vertical oven used to cure a coating on steel components for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The vertical oven features one heated zone where parts index up and down in a vertical orientation. After...

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Horizontal CNC lathe produces minimal vibration

March 12, 2015

Okuma has introduced the HJ-250E horizontal CNC lathe featuring a FANUC control. Built on a one-piece cast-iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, the machine provides stability, rigidity, and accuracy for a variety of applications, the...

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