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Portable magnetic drill features automatic feed and reverse

December 15, 2016

CS Unitec's new AutoMAB 350 features an automatic feed mechanism with automatic reverse and shutoff. Operating at 450 RPM, it drills holes up to 1-1/2 in. dia. with annular cutters in structural steel and other metals. Drilling depth is 2-3/8 in. max. with a pilot pin and 4-3/8 in. without a pilot...

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Punch/fiber laser combination machine equipped with automated material handling

December 14, 2016

The LC 2515 C1 AJ punch/laser combination machine from Amada America Inc. features a 2-kW fiber laser that provides up to 70 percent electrical savings when compared to a CO2 system, the company reports. The fiber laser can cut reflective materials such as copper, brass, and titanium. The laser...

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Automation features added to ironworker

December 14, 2016

TigerStop has introduced integrations for the single-operator Piranha P65 ironworker with SawGear, for accurate lengths when shearing, and with TigerStop, for a fully automated punch process. The operator can enter a length into the SawGear and the stop moves to position. The operator then places...

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Orbital wrapping machine spans nearly 9 ft.

December 14, 2016

Tab Industries LLC has unveiled its largest Tab Wrapper Tornado orbital stretch-wrapping machine. Its wrapping ring spans 115 in. dia. to wrap palletized loads as large as 8 ft. tall by 50 in. wide. The custom-made unit secures a palletized load to its pallet as a single unit by wrapping the...

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Carbide bur provides increased metal removal rates

December 14, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced Cast Cut carbide burs for work on cast iron. They provide a high stock removal rate with smooth milling action to help reduce vibration and noise. According to the company, the tooth geometry results in removal rates up to 100 percent higher than those achieved by...

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Multiprocess welding machine delivers up to 230 amps of power

December 13, 2016

The new Multimatic™ 215 from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. delivers all-in-one multiprocess capabilities for GMAW, FCAW, DC GTAW, and DC SMAW and welds up to 3/8-in.-thick mild steel in a single pass. The 38-lb. unit provides up to 230 amps of power for GMAW projects. With the addition of an electrode...

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System offers speed change point of 0 in. on press brakes

December 13, 2016

Lazer Safe offers Iris, a combination guarding and image processing system developed for press brake applications. RapidBend Ultimate technology enables tools to close at high speed until the pinch point, regardless of the machine’s stopping performance. This reduces the speed change point to 0...

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Waterjet system produces taper-free finish

December 13, 2016

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet system produces chamfers, weld bevels, and 3-D parts with a taper-free finish from almost any material. The design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration. Features include a ball-screw drive; direct-couple AC, brushless...

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Portable SMAW/GTAW unit delivers 300 amps at 40 percent duty cycle

December 13, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has unveiled the new Renegade ES 300i SMAW/GTAW unit. The inverter-based machine produces a top output of 300 amps at 40 percent duty cycle. Weighing 33 lbs. and measuring 12.6 by 7.8 by 18.11 in., the machine is portable. Automatic voltage detection enables the...

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Kit includes essentials for grinding and blending all metals

December 13, 2016

CS Unitec's VARILEX® basic starter kit includes the VARILEX WSF 1800 rotary grinding and blending tool, as well as new PLANTEX® ceramic flap discs for blending all metals.The speed-controlled surface finishing and blending tool can perform a multitude of tasks, from rough grinding and blending to...

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Robotic bending system processes large parts

December 12, 2016

The HG 1303 Rm robotic bending system from Amada was designed for processing large parts, which typically require two operators to safely handle or are difficult to manage by a single operator. The press brake features an advanced crowning system in the lower beam combined with an automatic bend...

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Fiber laser cutting machines handle large sheets

December 12, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced the Phoenix FL 4020 and Phoenix FL 6020, two new fiber laser cutting machines designed to handle sheet dimensions of 160 by 80 in. and 240 by 80 in., respectively. Available in 3-, 4-, and 6-kW versions, the new machines cut thin and thick steels as well as nonferrous...

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3-axis positioner handles workpieces up to 153,000 lbs.

December 12, 2016

Pemamek has added the Pema APS 70000, a 3-axis, 70-ton, heavy-duty positioner, to its APS Skymaster series. It handles workpieces up to 153,000 lbs. in rotating, tilting, or lifting position. Integration to the Pema WeldControl 100 enables collection of production data and diagnostic and welding...

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GMAW curriculum updated to 1080 high definition

December 9, 2016

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has released an enhanced GMAW basic curriculum in 1080 high definition. The DVD program has been reshot to show detail of the welding arc. The program incorporates a 24-module GMAWB curriculum based on national welding codes and entry-level welding...

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Laser cutting system suitable for Industry 4.0

December 9, 2016

Salvagnini offers the L5 laser cutting system, which handles information collected in the field in order to react to input in real time, thus becoming inherently smart, the company states. It features a new compass structure with advanced kinematic system to achieve acceleration as high as 5 g. In...

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