Month: January 2022

Filler metal expansion from ESAB


ESAB Welding & Cutting Products expanded its Exaton NiCrMo-4 filler metal product line with the introduction of the Exaton Ni56 strip electrode for electro-slag cladding. This nickel chromium molybdenum electrode is for corrosion resistant weld deposits of Ni6276/UNS N10276 type and is good for protecting welded pipes made of low-alloy base materials. The product is for use… Continued

Fanuc introduces compact robot


Fanuc America Corp.’s new LR-10iA/10 robot is for machine tending and a variety of picking applications found in the warehousing and logistics markets. Weighing 46 kg, the robot mounts to the floor, upside down or on an angle. It is easy to mount the robot to an AGV or other mobile platform to accommodate a… Continued

OnRobot makes software debut


OnRobot launched WebLytics, a production monitoring, device diagnostics and data analytics solution. It is capable of monitoring the performance of multiple collaborative applications simultaneously and in real time. The software gathers equipment data from robots and tools and transforms it into easy-to-understand, visualized device and application-level intelligence. The software can report on utilization of the… Continued

Automatic Feed releases flexible stacker

AFCO stacker

Automatic Feed Co.’s Edge Stacker transports blanks via an overhead conveyor system and drops them into ice cube stacks. This stacking system is for blanking or cut-to-length lines producing surface sensitive steel, surface sensitive aluminum or blanks for laser welding. The stacker can handle material from 0.5 mm to 4.0 mm thick, and parts can vary… Continued

BLM Group expands left-hand configuration


BLM Group added left-hand configuration capability to its Elect 102, 130 and 150 bender models. Users processing tubes or pipes with diameters of up to 6 in. can choose right- or left-handed bending direction. With multiple tool stack capability, the benders can produce fixed and variable radii in a single setup. The all-electric operation provides energy… Continued

LVD adds software features


LVD updated its CADMAN v8.7 software suite with several features, including the ability to integrate foreign operations such as tapping, chamfering and painting, as well as updates for the manufacturing execution system, smart drawing importer, punching, laser cutting, bending, and sorting and validating. The update helps enhance the sheet metal fabrication process flow by allowing… Continued

Global Shop Solutions’ new website

Global Shop

Global Shop Solutions’ new website focuses on the needs of manufacturers wanting to learn how ERP software can simplify their businesses and help them understand how ERP can be a valuable asset. “Purchasing ERP software is one of the most important decisions a manufacturer can make for their future,” said Ashley Calderon, senior communication specialist.… Continued

Mid Atlantic Machinery names fab sales manager


Mid Atlantic Machinery named Tom Bellizia steel fabrication machinery sales manager. Bellizia will serve customers from Maine to Florida with a focus of the structural steel industry. He has experience with all types of machine tools such as plasma cutters, CNC machinery, pipe and tube cutters and benders, saws and bevelers. Bellizia has spent many… Continued

American Weldquip appoints president

AM Weldquip

American Weldquip appointed Scott Orum president. Orum is taking over from Howard Fisher, who is retiring. Orum will be responsible for overseeing the company has a whole. He has been with American Weldquip for 25 years and has five years in fabricating. Orum has held every position at the company, including in purchasing, shipping, machining,… Continued

Novarc opens second location


Novarc Technologies Inc. announced the opening of a second location in North Vancouver. The new location features 10,000 sq. ft. and will house the company’s expanding operations team and enable increased production capacity and faster delivery times. “We are very excited to announce the opening of our second location,” said CEO Soroush Karimzadeh. “We have been… Continued

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