Month: April 2022

Walter launches new flap disc


Walter Surface Technologies introduced the Type 29 Enduro-Flex Turboflap disc for contoured and edge work applications. With a higher ergonomic angle of attack, the new disc allows for a fast removal rate best-suited for heavy-duty applications, such as blending contours, edge work and other finishing applications. The unique dual-grit 36/60 removes material quickly and leaves… Continued

Omax unveils new waterjet


Omax Corp. introduced the new-generation OptiMax waterjet for manufacturers in need of a versatile, easy-to-use cutting system. Features include IntelliMax software for ease of use and operation quickly following installation and IntelliVisor console with key metrics to optimize operations and complete system monitoring. The EnduroMax pump automatically sets the correct pressure and minimizes fluctuations to… Continued

Miller introduces new face shield PAPR


Miller Electric Mfg. LLC released a new face shield powered air purifying respirator (PAPR). The system keeps users comfortable so their safety gear stays on, even in the most extreme applications. It features a Dualtec manifold system with six adjustable air vents and dual speeds to allow users to customize airflow and reduce dry eyes… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman optimizes laser welding

Yaskawa Motoman

Yaskawa Motoman’s 6-axis GA50 robot offers high path accuracy and is suited for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners, as well as laser welding, plasma cutting and dispensing applications. Formcut software automatically generates the ideal path to cut shapes based on user-specified geometry. Depending on the application, path accuracy can be within 0.1 mm… Continued

Laser sorting system from MC Machinery


MC Machinery Systems Inc.’s new ASTES4 Advanced modular sorting system can help with worker shortages and bottlenecks resulting from higher volume fiber lasers. The high-speed sorting system can be integrated with the SmartFlex Rapid automated sheet loader and a Mitsubishi fiber or CO2 laser. Features include an integrated tool changer head with six programmable tools and… Continued

Norton offers enhanced combination wheels


Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Gemini grinding and combination/pipeline wheels feature a new premium alumina grain for a faster cut rate. The upgraded wheels are designed with ergonomics in mind and have been updated with large, industry-standard icons that cross language barriers. The wheels are a good choice for grinding 400 series stainless and hard-grade carbon steel applications,… Continued

Hypertherm releases plate cutting feature


Hypertherm Inc. introduced PlateSaver, a new SureCut technology that automatically maximizes the number of parts on a plate. It is available through ProNest and other authorized software for fabricators cutting mild steel on a CNC table using X-Definition plasma. It combines the arc stability of X-Definition plasma with specialized software parameters to dramatically increase material utilization. Those parameters cause… Continued

Hydraulic dual-column saws from Cosen


Cosen bandsaws with V_Drive technology are modern solutions for cutting aluminum efficiently. Many customers use the G320 and C-Series horizontal bandsaws to cut different grades of aluminum. The G320 features a hydraulic dual-column design and capacity of 12.8 in. by 15 in. It features Smart NC-100 (SNC-100) and V_Drive technologies built in. SNC-100 controls are programmable up to… Continued

IPG Photonics offers newest handheld laser welder


IPG Photonics launched LightWeld XR, the third product offering within its handheld laser welding product line. This model addresses more materials and thicknesses by producing a smaller spot size delivering more than six times the energy density. This increase in focused energy makes weld penetration of thicker materials easier, faster and deeper while minimizing the… Continued

AMADA’s new fiber laser with 3-D cutting


AMADA America Inc.’s Brevis 1212 AJ 3-kW laser cutting system cost-effectively handles everything from prototyping to full-scale production in a 4-ft.-by-4-ft. machine footprint. For quick and easy material loading, doors on both sides of the machine slide open. Additionally, cutting pallets are easily pulled out to allow efficient material loading. For further efficiency, 4-ft.-by-8-ft. sheets… Continued

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