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All-electric tube bender delivers high levels of automation

March 10, 2014

The Elect XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM Group USA bends tubes up to 6 in. dia. The unit can handle applications with few or no straights between bends and those requiring tight-radius bends. The precise control and positioning of the bender’s electric axes help ensure that optimum...

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Storage, retrieval systems create small footprint

March 6, 2014

Vidmar® offers products that accommodate storage and retrieval of tools, repair equipment, and machinery components. The STAK System® creates up to a 70 percent smaller footprint than horizontal beam rack storage, says the company. It stores as high as 24 ft. and can operate with one...

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Heavy-duty brush removes slag from Sch. 100, Sch. 120 steel pipe

March 6, 2014

Osborn has introduced the new high-strength, aggressive-wire Tornado brush. Suitable for heavy-duty applications, the brush removes slag, silicates, and oxidation from Sch. 100 and Sch. 120 steel pipe. According to the company, the brush is the only 7-in., knot, stringer bead brush available....

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Turning insert’s chip step is designed in continuous curve

March 6, 2014

Beyond™ MR (medium roughing) inserts from Kennametal are designed for turning stainless steel with smooth cutting action and high wear resistance. The chip step is designed in a continuous curve so that alternating stresses are reduced. The radius of curvature of the chip step surface is...

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Pulsed CO2 lasers feature a rise/fall time of 50 μs or less

March 6, 2014

Kern Technologies LLC has introduced the LightWave line of CO2 lasers. The sealed, compact lasers are available in powers of 100, 150, and 200 W. The pulsed lasers feature a rise/fall time of 50 μs or less. A circular polarizer, collimator, and red-beam are integrated into the design,...

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Lab-grown waterjet orifice withstands harsh abrasive

March 6, 2014

Diamond Technology Innovations has introduced a new orifice material for the waterjet cutting and cleaning industries. The tetraCORE™ lab-grown waterjet orifice can maintain structural integrity and jet-stream coherency for hundreds of hours in harsh abrasive environments, according to the...

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Infrared scanner measures lightweight materials without spraying

March 5, 2014

AiMESS Services GmbH offers the patented 3-D R3Dscan infrared scanner for automated use in a production line. The fringe projection system detects lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber, glass fiber, and fiber-reinforced plastics, without having to treat the surface of the object to be...

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Compact system filters cooling lubricants to microfiltration level

March 5, 2014

GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG offers the Maxflow compact filter system for filtration of cooling lubricants to the microfiltration level. When product requirements change, the integrated, horizontally arranged filter disks can be exchanged quickly. Automatic backwashing detaches the filter cake...

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Magnetic drill uses HSS or carbide cutters

March 5, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced the Slugger JCM 200 U portable magnetic drill, designed for on-site construction, MRO in-plant applications, workshops, and fabricating operations. The drill performs tapping, reaming, and countersinking operations with HSS or carbide cutters, without requiring...

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Oxygen flow regulator provides 6,500-PSI maximum flow

March 5, 2014

Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced the Mega Reg high-flow oxygen regulator. It features a machined brass body, polished chrome bonnet, and 2.5-in. single-scale gauges. The heavy-duty, single-stage regulator comes in B and C connections with delivery pressures of 250 and 500 PSI. Maximum flow...

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Absolute measuring interferometer drives up to 100 channels

March 5, 2014

In cooperation with University of Oxford, Etalon AG has developed Absolute Multiline Technology for use in the precision measurement of lengths up to 65.62 ft. It combines the features of an interferometer with those of absolute measuring systems. The laser beam can be interrupted at any time...

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Programming files allow press setup before tooling delivery

March 4, 2014

Mate has introduced new programming files for TRUMPF®-style forming tools and special shapes. The company e-mails the files to purchasers of the tooling, allowing setup and programming of the new tools in their presses before the tooling arrives. The tooling line includes Next™...

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Synthetic rust preventive is biodegradable

March 4, 2014

Tower Oil & Technology Co. has developed a new rust preventive product, Rustbeat 66-SRP, using its Green Fluid Technology. The synthetic, biodegradable product contains 0.0 g/l of VOCs by ASTM E1868-10 test method. The rust preventive protects against rust in humid environments for extended...

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Surface finishing guide published

March 4, 2014

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) has released Advanced Surface Technology, its finishing guide for the surface coatings industry. The two-volume hardcover set, available for a fee, serves as a practical guide for those in the coatings value chain, as well as a core text for...

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Impact gloves deliver Level 4 cut resistance

March 4, 2014

Magid® Glove & Safety has introduced the T-REX™ TRX540 impact glove with ANSI Level 4 cut resistance and abrasion resistance and ANSI Level 5 puncture resistance. The 13-ga. shell comprises HPPE, polyester, and glass and nylon fiber for dexterity. The proprietary NitriX™ sandy...

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