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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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Press brake offers autonomous operation

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini’s B3.ATA press brake, integrated into the FlexCell FMC, has been upgraded with numerous automated devices that make it self-adaptive and able to offer entirely autonomous operation. The electrically driven press brake can be monitored via smartphone. It is designed to handle the...

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FMC allows for fully automated part production

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini offers the automatic FlexCell flexible manufacturing cell. It comprises an L5 laser cutting system, P2lean panel bender, and B3 ATA press brake, in line with the digital factory model.With all the necessary automated devices, the machines can set themselves up automatically, ready for...

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Laser system has compact footprint

December 8, 2016

The Meta 10C laser system from Coherent combines compact size and high laser output power. With its integrated 1-kW laser, it cuts metals up to 0.24 in. thick in a working area of 4 by 4 ft. The high-pressure cutting head allows for assist gas pressure up to 20 bar. Features include a contact-free...

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Extraction system protects employees against fine dust while cutting

December 8, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system features integrated plate filter technology for long service life. Individual filter elements are prevented from sticking. The entire filter area always is available when...

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Eight axes give robotic thermal cutting machine added flexibility

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated its V808 robotic thermal cutting machine. It now is equipped with a new coping robot with six axes, and the company’s design adds two more overhead axes. This flexibility allows the system to cut every structural shape possible and process all four sides of material in a...

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Plasma machine offers 3-D plate cutting

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated the V304 plate cutting machine for processing multiple types of material, such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. It can be equipped with up to two plasma (bevel) torches and up to six oxyfuel torches to allow for 3-D plasma bevel cutting, strip cutting, and weld...

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Horizontal machining center supports flexible mounting of various fixtures

December 7, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining center with a column traverse structure. The machine can support flexible mounting of various fixtures and rotary tables based on the application. The stationary table design enables long workpieces to be...

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Online product advises press brake users on tooling choices

December 6, 2016

Wila offers the Tool Advisor, an engineering product that helps users choose press brake tools online that are best suited to their specific bending needs. If the required tool is unavailable as a standard, the user can design a special tool and order it online. The product can be used in two...

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