Month: January 2021

Esco Tools’ new tube and pipe prepping tool

Esco Tool’s Cohog split-frame machine for beveling and end prepping tube and pipe features a new module that mounts to the tool slide and holds a pre-angled bit of 30 degrees, 37 1/2 degrees or custom angles that are easy to change. It uses double-edge insert bits, which are also easily changed. This clamshell machine… Continued

Compact cladding cell from Fronius

The second generation of Fronius USA LLC’s Compact Cladding Cell offers space for components with diameters of up to 1 m and maximum weight of 2,500 kg. The maximum part height of 1.4 m can be increased to 1.9 m. In addition, the system enables the surfacing of a range of bore geometries, such as… Continued

ESAB introduces automated drilling system

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers its Auto Drill 30 fully automated drilling system capable of drilling holes with diameters up to 30 mm through plate thicknesses of up to 50 mm, depending on material type. Equipped with a tool changer that accommodates seven different tools within the same program, the drill can also tap,… Continued

Bevel plasma consumables from Hypertherm

Hypertherm Inc. offers extreme bevel consumables for its MaxPro200 LongLife air and oxygen plasma cutting system. The consumables, designed for mechanized, robotic and handheld cutting, have a pointed geometry so the plasma torch can tilt to an angle of up to 66.5 degrees. This makes them good for a range of jobs, including steep mechanized… Continued

OnRobot launches easy-to-use gripper

OnRobot’s 2FG7 parallel gripper is for low-volume, high-mix production and enables fast ROI for many applications, including machine tending, material handling and assembly. With a maximum payload of 24.3 lbs., an external grip range of up to 2.91 in. and a gripping force of between 20 N and 140 N, the versatile 2FG7 can handle… Continued

Lincoln Electric offers CNC plasma cutting machine

Lincoln Electric added the Torchmate 4510 CNC plasma cutting table to its 4000 series product line. The table is expanded to a 5-ft.-by-10-ft. configuration. The machine includes FlexCut plasma cutters, reliable motion controls, an easy-to-use touchscreen and user-friendly Torchmate CAD software. The machine is delivered fully assembled, allowing it to be ready to cut within 30 min.… Continued

LVD releases robotic bending system with ATC

LVD Strippit introduced Ulti-Form, a new robotic bending system featuring an automated tool changing (ATC) press brake. The system features a 135-ton press brake designed using the ToolCell platform integrated with an industrial robot. The press brake houses a built-in tooling warehouse and uses a gripper mechanism in the machine’s backgauge fingers to change tools.… Continued

Bystronic introduces 15-kW fiber

With Bystronic Inc.’s 15-kW power, the cutting speed of the ByStar fiber laser cutter increases by up to 50 percent when cutting with nitrogen compared to a 10-kW laser source. The 15-kW laser output also enables extended applications in stainless steel and aluminum up to 1.5 in. thick. The SSC cutting head offers maximum precision… Continued

Amada Orii installs demo in Michigan

Amada Orii installed an SDE 1120 SF servo press for demonstration purposes at Ajacs Die Sales Corp.’s facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. Potential customers now have the opportunity to see, touch and feel the actual product. Specs for the demo press, which feature the newest controls, include: 121 U.S. tons; up to 70 strokes per min.,… Continued

Aida-America makes personnel announcements

Aida-America hired Aya Clem as interpreter/translator/administrative support for the customer service department. Clem has more than 15 years of experience as a technical interpreter/translator for manufacturing facilities, including providing simultaneous English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation. Valerie Wood was recently hired as project controller. Wood has more than 10 years of accounting experience,… Continued

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