Month: August 2021

Milwaukee Tool releases new chop saw

Milwaukee Tool’s M18 Fuel 14-in. abrasive chop saw delivers 15-A corded power within a cordless, portable solution. It combines the PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery pack and RedLink Plus intelligence technologies. For safety, a Rapid Stop blade brake stops the bade within 3 sec. of trigger release. The chop saw offers tool-free blade changes and… Continued

Lincoln Electric redesigns weld data monitoring

Lincoln Electric launched the fifth generation of its CheckPoint weld data monitoring solution. Features of the upgraded platform include improved dashboards that provide essential, industry-specific key performance indicators to track productivity, including trend projections, operating factor and real-time OEE calculations. Improved charting and graphing include dynamic data-point breakdowns and chart filters. Optimized reporting helps track… Continued

Metabo’s new tethering accessories

Metabo Corp. offers a new line of Drop Secure batteries and tethering accessories. It includes eight new tethering accessories, from lanyards to self-adhesive safety tape and three new batteries in 4.0-Ah, 5.5-Ah and 10.0-Ah versions. The system ties the battery and tool together, preventing separation if dropped. All of the lanyards are certified to international… Continued

Rubber doors from Rite-Hite

Rite-Hite’s new Raptor rubber doors are made from ¼-in. SBR rubber. The roll-up style doors are housed on an overhead barrel when open. Raptor Dock doors use counter-balance springs to assist the Jack-Shaft Operator, while the Raptor Pro doors use a springless, direct-drive, variable-speed operator system. The rubber doors offer increased durability and require minimal… Continued

Harris Products offers gas data tracking capabilities

Harris Products Group introduced DataSmart, a fully automatic switchover manifold system with monitoring, tracking and reporting capabilities that can control and maximize gas use and expenses. It provides users with data and analytical insights to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. The system is for a range of gas and pressures to suit a range of… Continued

Square plasma cutting from ESAB

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products launched SquareCut Technology for automated plasma cutting operations. The technology tilts the torch to compensate for the 1- to 3-degree edge angle inherent in high-precision plasma cutting. A high-speed mode cuts up to two times faster without increasing the bevel angle. A quality mode creates a cut surface with a 0- to… Continued

Ophir’s beam system measures laser parameters

The BeamWatch Integrated 500 industrial beam characterization system from Ophir is a fully automated, non-contact laser measurement system for automotive and battery welding applications. It works with single-mode lasers using long focal lengths, up to 500 mm from focal point to power meter. The system integrates beam profiling and power measurements into a compact device… Continued

Miller releases power system for trucks

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC’s new EnPak A60 power system provides integrated multi-process welding, battery charge/crank assist, compressed air, hydraulic power and electric power for Class 5 and above truck configurations. It offers up to 325 amps at 100 percent duty cycle of output to meet welding and machining needs in the field, including line boring, structural repair… Continued

New beam coping machine from HGG

HGG Group’s new RPC 1200 Mk3 beam coping machine has the capability to profile structural beams, angle bars, channels, square tubes, plates, T-bars and bulbs, and to cut and profile pipes. The machine provides fabricators an “all-in-one” 3-D plasma cutting robotic solution. It combines unique electronic measuring devices that compare the actual outside shape and… Continued

LVD introduces tube laser cutting machine

LVD Co.’s TL 8525 tube laser cutting machine has a 27.8-ft. infeed length and can process tubes up to 9.8 in., round or square. Standard features include a 45-degree, 3-D tilt-axis cutting head for beveling; a 6-position front loader; and an X-axis cutting head range of 3.9 ft. to maximize material usage. A substantial Z-axis… Continued

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