Month: March 2019

Miller MIG guns help with wire feeding

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC introduced MDX Series MIG guns that feature a durable and ergonomic handle with a rubber overmolding for improved grip, while the addition of a ball and socket handle swivel reduces fatigue. AccuLock Series consumables provide good wire feed path. The front-loading liner locks in place and aligns concentrically with the contact… Continued

Coherent releases series of laser machines

Coherent Inc.’s ExactSeries of fine materials processing equipment includes ExactCut micromachining systems for cutting. To reduce integration and qualification time, ExactCut ships with pre-programmed process parameters for the desired application. It offers high flexibility for multipurpose job shops. ExactCut systems combine the latest generation of pulsed fiber laser sources (3-kW pulse peak), a high stability granite… Continued

Abicor launches welding tractors

Abicor Binzel offers Abi-Car welding tractors. The tractors, which initially come in three models including one with an oscillator feature, have a durably constructed carriage design and easy-to-use interface. A strong magnet base allows the tractors to be used for horizontal and vertical welding positions. The tractors come with a variety of cross support and… Continued

Scotchman releases ironworker options

Scotchman Industries Inc. released three options to make its hydraulic ironworkers more efficient and user friendly. Low-profile LED work lights are available and are factory installed. Optional retrofit kits are available for infield retrofitting to ironworkers. The jog motor control increases precision when setting the stroke control on a 50-ton Scotchman ironworker. This feature is… Continued

Marposs’ monitoring for stamping and forming

Marposs Corp. announced its Brankamp X7 “smart” in-process monitoring systems for cold and hot forming, thread rolling and stamping operations. The X7 system’s artificial intelligence capability enables quick machine monitoring setup and provides an effective way to control machine performance by detecting manufacturing faults and part or tool variations. The system is operated via a… Continued

Hypertherm introduces torch sleeves

Hypertherm Inc. offers three torch sleeves for the XPR plasma cutting torches and lead sets. The sleeves allow the torch and lead sets to remain axially fixed while the torch-holding device rotates 360 degrees in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. The sleeves, available in short, medium and extended lengths, are for bevel or 3-D/robotic cutting… Continued

LVD Strippit adds automation options to fiber lasers

LVD Strippit released automation offerings for its Phoenix FL 4020 and Phoenix FL 6020 large-format fiber laser cutting machines, including options for an automated load/unload system and a range of tower solutions for the 4020. The flexible automation systems keep pace with the high-speed cutting of the laser and reduce material handling and preparation time.… Continued

Hexagon opens Western Canada office

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence expanded its footprint into western Canada with an office in Calgary, Alberta. The new location and staff will serve the region’s diverse range of manufacturing industries including aerospace, oil and gas, advanced composites, bus and rail and machinery. The facility will accommodate business offices and a training room, with space to offer… Continued

Tooling U-SME looks at the cost of turnover

Tooling U-SME released a report, titled “The True Cost of Turnover: Hidden Costs Go Beyond Financial to Impact Productivity and Culture,” which explores the damaging impact of the cost of turnover to manufacturers. According to the report, voluntary turnover costs organizations from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The report also outlines the sources and… Continued

Industrial Magnetics acquires Clamp Mfg. Co.

Industrial Magnetics Inc. acquired Clamp Mfg. Co. Since its inception in 1973, Clamp Mfg. has been a family-owned business. A range of industries have come to appreciate the reliability of its Kant-Twist clamp and No-Mar hammer product lines in thousands of metalworking, welding, assembly and general manufacturing applications. Kant-Twist is a multi-purpose clamp, combining the… Continued

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