Month: May 2020

TIG welding system from Fronius

Fronius USA LLC’s TransTig 170/210 manual TIG welding system is for an extensive range of functions. The welding system is particularly good for mobile applications, as it’s lightweight and easy to handle. Despite the small dimensions and low weight of less than 10 kg, the welders offer all the important setting options that are otherwise… Continued

Destaco launches power clamps

Destaco offers Model 84A40-1/84A50-1 power clamps that firmly hold sheet metal together during critical assembly applications, such as welding. The individually adjustable arm opening angles and tolerance compensation feature allow for maximum flexibility. The standard opening angle of the clamp is 90 degrees, but the opening angle of both arms is independently adjustable. Three sets… Continued

Fiber laser from Kaast

Kaast Machine Tools Inc.’s Lasersonic B features a maximum acceleration of 1 G and a maximum speed of 5,500 ipm for sheet metal fiber laser cutting. The fiber laser resonator can produce 1,000 W to 12,000 W of laser power, with a positioning accuracy of the X/Y-axis of ±0.0004 in./12 in. and X/Y-axis worktable repeatability… Continued

PTG introduces dual head friction stir welding

Precision Technologies Group (PTG) released dual weld-head friction stir welding models for use in the volume production of automotive battery tray floor assemblies from extruded aluminum panels. Aimed directly at manufacturers of skateboard chassis structures, the dual weld-head process ensures that a tight weld-flatness tolerance is achieved during battery tray floor construction. The machines provide… Continued

HGG offers flexible cutting machine

HGG’s MPC 450 2.0 multi-profile cutting machine offers three basic flexible machine configurations. Users can configure it to cut pipes, positioning material on pipe supports and clamping it in three chuck jaws; to cut box sections, positioning material on pipe supports in specially designed rotators and then clamping it in two diagonally opposite jaws of… Continued

TIG inverter from ESAB

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced the Miniarc Rogue ES 180i Stick/Lift TIG inverter with professional arc performance and controls such as adjustable hot start, adjustable arc force and power factor correction. The unit weighs 18.2 lbs.; measures 13.5 in. by 6 in. by 10.4 in.; delivers a maximum output of 180 amps at 25 percent… Continued

Bilsing releases compact gripper

Bilsing Automation offers a new feed gripper with extension capability for use in 2-axis and 3-axis transfer press lines and destacking applications.  The aluminum grippers weigh 2.27 lbs. for fast transfer movement speed with a maximum velocity of 22 SPM for improved productivity. The grippers are able to shift and extend up to 100 mm,… Continued

Coherent offers high output in one package

Coherent Inc.’s HighLight DL HPS is an industrial diode laser that offers 1 kW to 4 kW power output in a compact, self-contained package. It is useful for systems integrators and end users performing metal cladding, heat treating, brazing and welding. The laser head, power supply, water chiller and heat exchanger are all contained in… Continued

BLM improves tube forming machine

BLM Group USA enhanced its E-form tube end forming machine with a fully CNC electric rolling device. The punches of the machine reach up to 10 tons of force, molding tubes up to 30 mm in diameter of various materials such as copper, aluminum, iron and stainless steel. The machine has nine available processing stations… Continued

Tooling Tech Group hires sales manager

Tooling Tech Group hired Robert (Kim) Nollner as business development sales manager for automated systems. Nollner will be responsible for managing the group’s sales team, elevating awareness of the company’s automation capabilities, developing new business opportunities and creating synergy with the company’s sales managers in the composites, thermoforming, metal stamping and die casting sectors. He… Continued

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