Month: July 2021

Angle measurement from Vision Components

Vision Components provides OEM laser profilers for checking the angular accuracy in sheet metal bending press brakes. The VCnano3D-Z 3-D sensors reach measuring rates up to 400 Hz and a typical accuracy of less than ±0.1 degree. They can be directly connected to the machine’s PLC for real-time control of the contact pressure. Featuring a compact… Continued

New ESAB inverter offers high performance

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced the Rogue ES 130i Pro portable stick/live TIG inverter with controls such as adjustable hot start, adjustable arc force and power factor correction. The new inverter weighs 18.2 lbs., measures 13.5 in. by 6 in. by 10.4 in., and uses 120-V to 230-V ±15 percent 50/60 Hz primary power.… Continued

Milwaukee Tool releases braking grinders

Milwaukee Tool reveals the M18 Fuel 4 1/2-in./5-in. braking grinders, available with paddle switch, no-lock and slide switch, and lock-on options for tough grinding and cutting applications. The RapidStop brake stops accessories in less than 2 sec. and the grinders feature tool-free adjustable guards and accessory changes to provide quick guard installations and adjustments. The grinders… Continued

Xiris releases tube scratch inspection system

Xiris Automation Inc. developed the WI-2200-360° scratch inspection system for tube and pipe manufacturing. The system is a combination of four laser triangulation sensors specifically designed for the tube mill environment that are mounted around the tube to provide a full 360-degree inspection of coated and uncoated tube surfaces. Features include a high-precision vertical measurement resolution capable of detecting hairline-like surface… Continued

Lincoln Electric offers flexible cobot system

The Fab-Pak Cobot Guru system from Lincoln Electric automates a high product mix while being easy to program. It comes standard with a Fanuc CRX 10iA robot with tablet teach pendant, integrated push button torch control, wire feeder, Power Wave R450 welder and fixed welding table. Operators can record weld points with the push of a button… Continued

BLM Group adds 10-kW capability

BLM Group USA added a 10-kW fiber laser source option to its LS5 and LC5 flat sheet laser cutters. These machines can cut a variety of metal sheets from 0.039 in. to 1.37 in. thick, or even double sheets depending on the material. Users can specify the power level from 2 kW to 10 kW.… Continued

Pemamek names Midwest sales manager

Pemamek announced Kevin R. Antoniak will head the sales efforts for Pema brand equipment and solutions throughout the Midwest region. Antoniak’s experience with welding, fluid power, measurement and robotic equipment makes him a good regional sales manager for the Midwest manufacturing market. He will be providing technical expertise to current customers in the region and bringing… Continued

Milwaukee Tool to expand corporate operations

External shot of Milwaukee Tool's Global Headquarters in Brookfield, Wis.

Milwaukee Tool announced expansion of its corporate operations into Milwaukee. The company’s current global headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., will remain the central location for corporate operations. This new expansion will provide increased space to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. Milwaukee will invest more than $30 million to purchase and renovate a vacant 333,000-sq.-ft. building in downtown Milwaukee.… Continued

Prima Power Laserdyne donates microscope

Prima Power Laserdyne recently presented a Zeiss high-resolution microscope to Anoka Technical College’s welding program as the college expands its robotic and laser welding program. Using the microscope will enable the college instructors to enhance the welding skills and understanding of the process at the metallurgical level. The microscope enables students to closely examine internal… Continued

Aida-America promotes several employees

Aida-America promoted Sean Davis (top) to assistant technical manager for service. Davis joined the mechanical assembly department nearly 21 years ago, and his previous positions include field tech for service and customer service leader. Craig White (middle) was recently promoted to assistant administrative manager for service. White previously served as interpreter/translator for service and service… Continued

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