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Metal surface finishing system introduced

March 7, 2006

J. Walter has introduced the QUICK-STEP™ metal surface finishing system.The system utilizes a hook-and-loop backing pad for attachment; 40-, 60-, 80-, or 120-grit segmented flap disks;...

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Press control package eliminates cam switch adjustment

March 7, 2006

ISB Group has introduced the RBPC press control and automation package equipped with automatic top stop compensation, which eliminates the need to adjust cam switches every time a job or press speed...

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Plasma torch upgrade released

March 7, 2006

Hypertherm has released a new HyPerformance plasma torch upgrade for its HyDefinition HD4070 systems.The torch-and-lead upgrade kit comes with a 6-, 10-, or 15-ft. torch lead; a 200-amp machine torch;...

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Waterjet cutting system shuttle table enhances productivity

March 7, 2006

The Byjet 3015 waterjet cutting system from Bystronic Inc. has a shuttle table that the company says can increase productivity up to 30 percent.The new CNC intensifier produces consistent square edges...

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Electric-powered vacuum lifters support heavy loads

March 7, 2006

Anver Corp. offers electric-powered vacuum lifters that can be custom-built with frames up to 20 ft. long, various cross-bar sizes, and up to 50 individual valve-operated vacuum cups to support heavy...

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Sensors measure dynamic, quasistatic forces on machinery

March 7, 2006

ICP® piezoelectric sensors from the Force/Torque Div. of PCB Piezotronics Inc. measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on machinery structures. The sensors' high rigidity and no moving parts make...

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Quick-change devices simplify, secure changeovers, setups

March 7, 2006

Segen quick-change devices from Tooling Technology LLC locate tools, jigs, and fixtures, simplifying and securing changeovers and setups.The cylinder lock mates with a conical male knob and locates...

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Servo feed system handles round bar, wire, tubing, profile parts

March 7, 2006

A new servo feed system for presses from Straus-Artys Corp. works with round bar, wire, tubing, and profile parts. Four models are available that handle up to 1.00-in. barstock or 2.750-in.-OD by...

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Planit acquires Pathtrace

March 7, 2006

Planit Holdings plc, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has acquired Pathtrace plc, developer of EdgeCAM software that automates the process of NC programming for metal cutting machine tools.Planit says the...

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Atlas Technologies relocates

March 7, 2006

Atlas Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., has relocated its South Alloy Drive headquarters to its newer Copper Avenue Technical Center.The company built the 59,000-sq.-ft. center in 1997 with plans to...

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Wolf hires regional manager

March 7, 2006

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has named Patrick Davis as regional manager for the western U.S.Davis handles sales of robotic welding and cutting equipment with ABB robots, from standard LeanArc...

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Harsco GasServ announces appointments

March 7, 2006

Harsco GasServ, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a division of Harsco Corp., has appointed James E. Cline as president and has promoted Mark Fleischer and Jeff Clay to expanded roles within its sales...

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STLE names award winner

March 7, 2006

John Burke, the director of engineering services for Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers' (STLE) PM Ku award. Named after the late PM...

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Mller Weingarten names president

March 7, 2006

Mller Weingarten Corp., Madison Heights, Mich., a subsidiary of the German press manufacturer Mller Weingarten AG, has named Steven W. Schroeder as president.Previously vice president of Komatsu for...

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W.A. Whitney schedules open house

March 7, 2006

W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, Ill., will host an open house at its facility April 19 and 20 to showcase its equipment and new products from all MegaFab divisions.Educational seminars, equipment...

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