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Parts supplier helps support its process equipment with a Creform AGV

July 28, 2016 - Automotive/truck parts supplier uses AGV to handle moving production trays from the end of the line back to the start for reloading.

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet ideal for metal service center use

July 25, 2016 - Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet system is designed and built for heavy duty industrial use in waterjet shops that demand lasting performance, precision and accuracy. The system is available in large format sizes up to 24 ft. by 13 ft., making it ideally suited for metal service centers.

3D tube cutting line combines highly accurate pipe & tube cutting with production automation

July 21, 2016 - TCL accuracy offers fabricators a cost effective alternative to expensive laser machines, while TCL automation provides fabricators the flexibility to adapt quickly to changing production volume and tight lead times.

WARDJet releases 5-axis router with 3 feet of Z-axis travel

July 19, 2016 - The system has been designed to accept a second 36 in. Z-axis with a 5X head, which will also have a 2.5 x 4.0 m cutting envelope.

Cordless hole puncher ideal for on-site, anywhere

July 14, 2016 - The new battery powered Hougen-Ogura Model 76000PR Punch-Pro Electro-hydraulic Hole Puncher is ideally suited for on-site hole punching where power is not available or hard to access.

Tube bender provides flexibility, accuracy and speed

July 12, 2016 - The E-TURN all-electric tube bender from BLM GROUP USA can bend a variety of tube configurations including round, square, rectangular, flat-sided, oval and elliptical. Tube can be automatically loaded, bent and unloaded all in one machine.

Koike introduces its fastest waterjet yet

July 11, 2016 - The K-Jet delivers cut speeds up to 500 ipm with standard cutting areas up to 72 in. by 144 in., and a table capacity up to 125 lbs. per sq. ft. (3 in. mild steel). Performance features include Hypertherm Hy-Precision 60,000 psi intensifier pumps, Flash-Cut CNC with built-in CAD/CAM, and Ebbco filtration systems.

Simonds Saw introduces bandsaw blades for steel grating applications

July 7, 2016 - The new BITEC PLUS blade, manufactured by Simonds’ partner WESPA in Germany, features a wide band in a variety of widths from 1.25 in. to 2.0 in., which provides maximum beam strength for higher blade tension and cutting rates, making it less susceptible to damage.

Topcut sanding disc removes more material, faster

June 30, 2016 - The new grain blend is designed for finishing applications on steel and stainless steel and offers maximized stock removal on any given surface.

Mid Rail Gantry waterjet system increases productivity

June 21, 2016 - Designed for heavy duty 24/7 use in industrial environments, Jet Edge’s Mid Rail Gantry waterjet is capable of operating up to four abrasivejet or water-only waterjet cutting heads for increased productivity.

Piping software delivers precision, cuts costs

June 21, 2016 - HGG Pipe-Cutting Machines, combined with new Acorn Piping Software, deliver precision shape cutting and beveling, while eliminating the time-consuming and costly need for operator calculation.

Flap discs yield excellent grinding and finishing results

A patented, proprietary design to PFERD, POLIFAN-CURVE offers a fast, productive and economical way to go from rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step.

Kollmorgen offers natural navigation capability for AGVs

June 7, 2016 - With the addition of natural navigation capability to Kollmorgen’s NDC8 platform, the need for reflectors or markers to the existing environment for navigation has been effectively removed.

Stationary beveling machine suitable for processing plate and bar stock workpieces

June 2, 2016 - Saar-Hartmetall USA has announced the addition of a new stationary beveling machine to complement their existing line of equipment for weld preparation and beveling. The new machine known as the MMB 500, is suitable for processing small, medium and large aluminum, steel, and stainless steel plate and bar stock workpieces.

Centerless grinding wheels dramatically increase wheel life

June 1, 2016 - The newly developed Norton Century45 centerless bond platform features an exclusive chemistry that greatly improves grain retention in the wheel. Better grain retention means wheels are constructed with more porosity for a given hardness. This translates into wheels having a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade, providing a range of benefits.

Bandsaw adds moveable table

May 27, 2016 - The moveable material support table on the KASTOwin F 10.6 makes it possible to feed in and position heavy, bulky stock such as ingots, large tools or offset shafts easily and reliably.

Stacking cradle system offers a cost-effective alternative

May 26, 2016 - With the compact UNIBLOC stacking cradle system KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG is offering a cost-effective alternative for all storage needs when low to medium access frequencies are required and it does not pay to install a highly dynamic, fully automatic bar storage system.

Titan Tool Supply introduces new high-magnification measuring microscopes

May 24, 2016 - Titan Tool Supply Inc. announces the introduction of models TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with Vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metallurgical parts, plastic molds, electrical strips, and other industrial quality control applications.

PFERD INC introduces new linear finishing set

May 18, 2016 - With its innovative non-woven POLINOX drum and new electric linear finishing tool, this complete set from PFERD sets the new standard in surface conditioning.

New Weld Mold 5551 flux cored wire withstands extreme heat conditions

New Weld Mold 5551 flux cored wire withstands extreme heat conditions for extreme welding applications by maintaining superior hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1200°F, while costing about 50 percent less than commonly used cobalt materials. Plus, testing proves that the hardness capabilities of formula 5551 continue to improve as the temperature increases.

SureStop Drum Brake provides failsafe safety

May 11, 2016 - With the new EMH SureStop Drum Brake, EMH Wire Rope Hoist users have an optional failsafe safety device that stops loads when monitored parameters exceed safe operating condition limits. Over-speed, load-slip at standstill, and sheared shaft conditions are all continuously monitored.

IQG inductive proximity sensor offers reliable detection and adaptability

May 10, 2016 - New sensor from SICK features four corner LEDs, rotating sensor head, and ASIC technology for reliable detection even in harsh environments.

Valspar introduces new coating

May 5, 2016 - Valspar introduces the newest addition to its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings, Fluropon Pure. Formulated with material transparency in mind, Fluropon Pure is the first of its kind in the coating industry.

Sensor reliably detects layers and splices regardless of object material

May 3, 2016 - The UD18-2 checks for double layers and splices using ultrasonic technology. The sensor is able to determine whether one, two or no material layers are present between its sender and receiver.

FlashCut Titanium CNC now available on Koike Monograph Extreme

April 28, 2016 - The FlashCut Titanium is a CAD/CAM/CNC control that provides easy 2D drawing, nesting and cutting, and toolpath creation with lead-ins and -outs.

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