Month: October 2020

Camfil offers oval replacement filters

Camfil APC introduced HemiPleat replacement filter cartridges to fit all oval industrial dust collectors. Synthetic beads hold the pleats open to expose more media to the airstream, increasing filter efficiency, lowering pressure drop and facilitating a better release of dust during pulse cleaning. Replacing filter cartridges with HemiPleat oval filters reduces a dust collector’s operating… Continued

CenterLine launches welding gun

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. launched the SoftMount Gun, which is designed to mechanically fine adjust its position to a stamped hole to consistently projection weld a fastener. It is for robot applications where part dimensions, hole locations or tooling are slightly inconsistent. This system is available in two configurations: standard feed process (SFP) for nut and… Continued

Parker Hannifin upgrades collector

The Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. announced updates to the SmogHog SHM Floor mist and smoke collector, which can be used as a standalone solution or as part of a centralized system. Improvements include a new motor/blower system with a more robust industrial design and a relocated external control panel… Continued

Miller updates learning system

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC released an updated version of OpenBook, its free learning management software. It provides welding instructors with a tool to teach welding concepts and techniques specifically aligned with AWS SENSE standards. The online learning tool features curated courses, e-learning modules and quizzes. It also offers real-time student feedback to monitor and assess… Continued

Coe Press releases controller

Coe Press Equipment offers the Mini ServoMaster Touch controller to replace obsolete or failed controllers. Features include a compact user-friendly color touchscreen interface and error diagnostics as well as plug-and-play operation with existing Acroloop or Yaskawa motion controllers. It also includes the Work Roll Advisor, which estimates powered straightener roll settings for a variety of materials… Continued

Palletizing robot from Yaskawa


Offering a 500-kg payload, Yaskawa Motoman’s PL500 robot is for a variety of palletizing applications, unitized loads and other logistical tasks for end-of-line or distribution automation. The robot has a 3,159-mm horizontal reach, 3,024-mm vertical reach and ±0.5 mm repeatability. The T-axis features a 60-mm pass-through to facilitate easy connections to the end-of-arm tool and… Continued

Wintriss releases die protection sensors

Wintriss Controls Group introduced a line of sensors for protecting stamping and forming press dies. It includes broader range proximity sensors, short- and long-range diffuse reflective sensors, a distance-settable optical triangulation sensor and an ultra-long infrared through-beam sensor. The proximity sensors have four times the range of similarly-sized inductive proximity sensors. Proximity sensors that detect… Continued

Trumpf’s AI assistant for sorting

Trumpf offers the Sorting Guide to help sort sheet metal parts from a laser cutting machine. An AI solution identifies which part the operator has removed from the machine and displays all the required information on screen. It improves efficiency at the interface between the laser cutting machine and intralogistics, especially when dealing with sheets… Continued

LVD introduces punch-laser combo

LVD Strippit released the Strippit PL Punch-Laser combination machine. The punch press handles punching and forming operations and the fiber laser cuts outer contours, intricate inner contours and can be used for material etching. Three models are available: the single-head style Strippit PX 1530-L and the Strippit V 1530-L in thick-turret and thin-turret configurations. The… Continued

BLM Group announces new press brakes

BLM Group USA’s ProBend press brakes are available in the all-electric E-Series or hybrid H-Series. The E-Series is available in 44-ton to 276-ton models capable of handling bending lengths of 4 ft. to 17 ft. It is a Y1/Y2 press brake with positioning and repeatability of ±0.0001 in. and features fast approach, bending and ram return… Continued

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