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Universal collet chuck holds 0.0001-in. runout

February 12, 2015

Widia has introduced a universal, high-precision collet chuck for use in such operations as milling, drilling, reaming, and tapping. It maintains a runout accuracy of 0.0001 in. at 3xD. The chuck allows the continued use of standard ER collets while upgrading to precision collets. Thick chuck...

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Portable magnetic drill offers high power-to-weight ratio

February 12, 2015

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released a new model of portable magnetic drill, the HMD905. It maintains a small, lightweight footprint while offering a high power-to-weight ratio. The drill features a mag drill pilot light. Built into the base of the magnet, the LED allows the operator to line up the...

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Self-clinching captive panel screws serve as alternatives to spring-loaded versions

February 11, 2015

Patented PEM® Type PFHV™ self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering® serve as alternatives to conventional spring-loaded versions. These no-spring steel fasteners integrate a captive screw to minimize loose parts and eliminate the potential risk for damage to internal components...

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Welding machine delivers 520 amps with Tier 4 final engine

February 11, 2015

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Vantage® 520 SD engine-driven welding machine/generator, equipped with a Tier 4 final- (T4F-) compliant engine that meets all new EPA diesel fuel emission standards. The unit is designed to handle SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, pipe welding, FCAW, and arc gouging. New...

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Compact robot suited for limited-space applications

February 11, 2015

Comau has introduced the Racer 999 6-axis, articulated robot. With a reach of just less than 1 m (999 mm), the robot is suitable for applications in a limited space, including assembly, handling, machine tooling, and packaging. Designed for a payload of about 15 lbs., the robot can carry up to...

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Accounting capabilities added to cloud-based manufacturing business software

February 10, 2015

Exact has added its own accounting capabilities to its cloud-based business software for small manufacturers and wholesale distributors. Existing and new customers of Exact Online Manufacturing or Wholesale Distribution business software can use the new accounting features as part of a...

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Catalog highlights ironworker tooling

February 10, 2015

American Punch Co. has announced the availability of an expanded, 68-page catalog showcasing its ironworker tooling. The catalog shows detailed drawings and dimensions of tooling such as punches and dies, shear blades, and coupling nuts. Stock sizes of the tooling available for immediate...

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Combination machines combine axial, roll forming

February 10, 2015

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has developed t form combination machines that offer both swaging and rolling. They automatically feed external components during swaging as needed, positioning and fastening them. This process creates a preform, which may be required for downstream rolling....

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Windows-based tablet gives overview of fabrication workshop

February 10, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced Touch-i4, an industrial-strength, wireless, Windows®-based tablet that provides an overview of the entire fabrication workshop. It generates and presents live information needed to manage networked LVD laser, punching, and bending machines, giving shop managers critical...

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Cutting ring system helps prevent pipe slippage

February 9, 2015

Voss Fluid GmbH has developed a new, patented cutting ring system: the VOSSRing with preassembly stud. The system provides maximum leakage protection and prevents installation errors on pipe connections in hydraulic systems. The ring cuts steel and stainless steel pipes. Its material, geometry,...

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Industrial caster reduces initial, turning force

February 9, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. offers TWERGO® (an acronym for twin or triple wheel ergonomic), a caster designed to reduce the force needed to start, stop, and turn a cart. Lab testing shows a 25 percent gain in efficiency through the implementation of two design features: the patented wheel design...

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Electrode welds zinc-galvanized, primer-coated steels

February 9, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a premium carbon steel, composite metal-cored electrode designed to weld zinc-galvanized and primer-coated steels. Superior arc stability produces spatter-free welds at high travel speeds, the company states. Select 70C-6 ZN provides a stable arc with fine spray...

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Tool- and diemaking services offered

February 9, 2015

Shenzhen Manyes Precision Metal Co. Ltd., founded in 2003, is a stamping tool designer and manufacturer. It has supplied stamping tooling to the automotive, appliance, and office equipment industries in Brazil, Japan, South Africa, and several European countries. The company has invested $3.5...

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Spectrometer offers axial plasma and radial plasma observation

February 6, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Arcos high-resolution ICP-OES spectrometer. According to the manufacturer, it is the only spectrometer featuring the fast selection of axial plasma or radial plasma observation in a single instrument, without any optical compromise. Designed for...

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Hard automation machine torches mount remotely, directly

February 6, 2015

D/F Machine Specialties offers automatic, water-cooled-to-the-tip, 850-amp, continuous-duty-cycle machine barrels for automatic single-arc welding systems. These torches receive their utilities at 90 degrees to allow direct mounting. They are designed to deposit weld metal at fast travel speeds,...

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