Month: June 2021

Paperless Parts expands quoting platform

Paperless Parts now enables finishing companies to quote jobs faster. This new functionality provides a more automated way for finishers to price jobs. The platform supports quoting for plating, painting, powder coating, heat treating and other finishing processes. It also provides secure storage of sensitive customer data and intellectual property. The solution identifies the variables… Continued

UR unveils increased cobot payload

Universal Robots (UR) released an enhanced UR10e cobot with an increased payload of 12.5 kg (27.55 lbs.) for applications such as palletizing, machine tending and packaging. The robot can be used in palletizing applications with cartons weighing up to 10 kg and a 2.5-kg gripper. The robot is more versatile for other material handling tasks,… Continued

Tormach provides compact 4th-axis machining

Tormach Inc.’s microArc 4 device allows high-precision 4th-axis machining in a compact footprint.  The device works with all Tormach machines, and reduces operator workload and cycle times with a high-quality, low-maintenance harmonic drive. The drive provides precise motion control, coupled with much higher rapid speeds than a worm-drive unit.  Key features include near-zero backlash levels… Continued

SecuturaSoft enhances quoting software

SecturaSoft LLC announced enhancements to its SecturaFab automated quoting system. Expanded capabilities include a comprehensive dashboard that organizes, updates and displays key sales and production data from the shop floor to the front office. Additional enhancements include quick click buttons for fast and easy navigation and a hierarchical function for quote reviews/approval, task assignment, follow-ups,… Continued

Weiler Abrasives expands offerings

Weiler Abrasives expanded its Tiger brand of abrasives to include cups, cones and plugs for metal fabrication, including fab shop, pipeline and shipyard applications. Tiger AO Type 11 cup wheels for grinders are precision balanced to ensure smooth, vibration-free operation and reduce operator fatigue, while wearing at the appropriate level to maximize grind rates. Designed… Continued

Robotic grinding cell from Lincoln Electric

The Fab-Pak OmniClean all-in-one robotic grinding cell from Lincoln Electric and 3M simplifies pre- and post-weld grinding for small and medium-size parts. The cell is for general metal fabrication in low-mix, high-volume job shops. The single station headstock/tailstock system includes a Fanuc robot equipped with a 3M servo rotary tool that ensures consistent speed at… Continued

Hypertherm updates nesting software

Hypertherm announced minor updates to its ProNest 2021 CAD/CAM nesting software. New features include Undo and Redo, which makes it possible to step backward or forward as the user completes actions on the nest. The Drag Leads feature allows programmers to drag a lead-in or lead-out to quickly change the size or angle of the… Continued

Fanuc releases robot model variation

Fanuc America Corp. introduced the LR Mate 200iD/14L, the tenth model variation of the LR Mate series of tabletop industrial robots. The robot can process or handle parts weighing up to 14 kg in many industries including automotive, e-commerce and warehousing, medical device and pharmaceutical. LR Mate 200iD robots offer a work envelope for upright… Continued

Destaco offers sheet metal grippers

Destaco’s new 84N5 series of sheet metal grippers help users in automotive manufacturing press shop stamping lines. Operating at actuations speeds of 78 milliseconds, the grippers maintain a firm grip force of 1,200 N at 5 bar (72.5 psi). The precision design produces low wear that increases operational life with minimal field maintenance needed, all… Continued

Cambrio releases SigmaNest software upgrade

Cambrio announced SigmaNest version 21 for fabricators. SigmaSuite targets “The Connected Shop” – scheduling, quoting and logistics informed by nesting intelligence. The aim is to bridge CRM, ordering, inventory, production, delivery and accounting. New software and enhancements to the Business Systems and Shop Floor products have expanded this integration. With SigmaSchedule, users can plan projects… Continued

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