Month: October 2021

AP&T offers emergency case for remote diagnostics

AP&T is introducing a new service for customers to quickly deal with any unscheduled downtime. This option is a temporary solution for remote technical support and problem solving for customers not yet invested in a permanent solution. With the Remote Access Case service, an emergency case containing equipment for remote connection is shipped by express… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman adds to paint robot line

The 6-axis MPX1400 robot was added to Yaskawa Motoman’s MPX series paint robot line. This model is well-suited for a variety of dispensing and coating applications. Effective for painting multiple small parts simultaneously, the robot is for home appliances and automotive parts, including instrument panels and headlamp assemblies. A straight wrist with a 5-kg payload… Continued

Tregaskiss releases reamers for robotic welding

Tregaskiss offers new Tough Gun TT4A (analog) and TT4E (ethernet) reamers for robotic welding operations. These nozzle cleaning stations provide superior cleaning performance to power through spatter, improving gas flow and reducing porosity. The reamers offer a .95-hp motor and 236 lbs. of lifting force at 95 psi. Adding to the reamers’ performance are several… Continued

New 650-W laser from Kern

Kern Laser Systems’ new 650-W KT650 laser features a laser beam output position, mounting points and overall package size that matches its 250-W and 400-W laser models. A redesign of the laser resonator cavity adds less than 10 lbs. to the overall weight of the 650-W model. The new patent-pending laser produces a high-quality, round… Continued

Amada Weld Tech’s new desktop resistance weld checker

Amada Weld Tech introduced the MM-400A desktop resistance weld checker. Operators can easily monitor and manage key welding variables that result in changes in weld heat, including current, voltage, time, force and displacement. The compact unit supports AC, DC inverter, AC inverter, transistor and capacitive discharge resistance welding technologies. For process development, the unit can… Continued

Kuka announces simulation software update

Kuka Robotics launched Kuka.Sim 4.0, a major enhancement of its modular digital simulation software package. The software enables manufacturers to test and validate robotic installations before equipment arrives, minimize the footprint of cells with 3-D visualization of safety spaces, then transfer applications with 100 percent accuracy to an actual robot controller. The software can program… Continued

New fume extraction MIG guns from Tweco

Tweco, an ESAB brand, introduced Centrovac fume extraction MIG guns that remove welding fumes at the gun nozzle. When paired with the appropriate extraction unit, the guns reduce exposure to harmful fumes. The guns can assist with meeting particulate limits in the operator’s breathing zone and when working in confined areas or other situations with… Continued

AFCO’s coil feed lines for automotive suppliers

Automatic Feed Co. (AFCO) announced new Pro Series coil processing lines aimed at Tier automotive suppliers processing UHSS, AHSS and aluminum for applications such as inner body panels and stamped parts. Each line is comprised of a single reel and coil cart, peeler, straightener, threading table and press feed. The systems are available in three sizes.… Continued

Hypertherm releases plasma systems

Hypertherm Inc. announced three new air plasma systems called Powermax Sync. Powermax Sync and its SmartSync torch replace the traditional five-piece consumable stack-up with a single color-coded cartridge. Technology embedded in each cartridge automatically sets the correct amperage, air pressure and operating mode and lets operators know when a new cartridge is needed. Additionally, controls… Continued

Cincinnati Inc. introduces fiber laser

Cincinnati Inc.’s new CLX fiber laser machine is an automation-ready 3-m-by-1.5-m and 4-m-by-2-m dual pallet powerhouse with half the total frame weight of previous iterations. Users get the intuitive and powerful control, dual 22-in. touchscreen monitors and four interior cameras with different aspect ratios. The light source is an nLight 15-kW Corona laser. The company… Continued

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