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LVD releases robotic bending system with ATC

LVD Strippit introduced Ulti-Form, a new robotic bending system featuring an automated tool changing (ATC) press brake. The system features a 135-ton press brake designed using the ToolCell platform integrated with an industrial robot. The press brake houses a built-in tooling warehouse and uses a gripper mechanism in the machine’s backgauge fingers to change tools.… Continued

Bystronic introduces 15-kW fiber

With Bystronic Inc.’s 15-kW power, the cutting speed of the ByStar fiber laser cutter increases by up to 50 percent when cutting with nitrogen compared to a 10-kW laser source. The 15-kW laser output also enables extended applications in stainless steel and aluminum up to 1.5 in. thick. The SSC cutting head offers maximum precision… Continued

Amada Orii installs demo in Michigan

Amada Orii installed an SDE 1120 SF servo press for demonstration purposes at Ajacs Die Sales Corp.’s facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. Potential customers now have the opportunity to see, touch and feel the actual product. Specs for the demo press, which feature the newest controls, include: 121 U.S. tons; up to 70 strokes per min.,… Continued

Aida-America makes personnel announcements

Aida-America hired Aya Clem as interpreter/translator/administrative support for the customer service department. Clem has more than 15 years of experience as a technical interpreter/translator for manufacturing facilities, including providing simultaneous English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation. Valerie Wood was recently hired as project controller. Wood has more than 10 years of accounting experience,… Continued

MC Machinery opens N.C. tech center

MC Machinery Systmes Inc. opened a new southeast technology center in Concord, N.C., featuring a showroom and offices for service and applications employees. The facility will provide customers throughout the region with local access to direct sales, service, application and training support. The 16,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a 13,500-sq.-ft. showroom; a training area for onsite and virtual training;… Continued

Tooling Tech hires personnel

Tooling Tech Group hired Russ Senkowski as business development manager within its Die Design and Stamping division. Senkowski will be responsible for developing new customers for the progressive stamping dies and short-run production area and creating synergy with sales managers in the composites, thermoforming, die casting and automation sectors. He brings more than 30 years of… Continued

New CEO of the Stäubli Group

Stäubli announced Gerald Vogt as CEO. Vogt will take over management of the family-owned company. The 50-year-old engineer and business economist has been responsible for the global robotics business as group division manager since mid-2016 and is already a member of the group management. As division manager, he significantly expanded business for Stäubli Robotics North… Continued

Hypertherm’s 25 years with air plasma system

Hypertherm Inc. is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of its Powermax air plasma system. In December 1995, the company rolled out the first Powermax at its New Hampshire-based manufacturing plant. Over the past 25 years, the technology has advanced and the product line has remained strong in the industry. Today, the product family… Continued

Coherent and II-VI to supply welding solutions

Coherent Inc. and II‐VI Inc. entered into a supply agreement creating a collaboration to enable faster process development and streamlined production services for automotive laser welding applications. These include high-strength alloy welding for automotive body-in-white applications and mass production copper welding for electrification applications. Coherent will provide customers with the convenience of a single point… Continued

Bystronic opens new experience center

Bystronic Inc. showcased its new Experience Center over a course of 10 days this past November. While adhering to strict Covid restrictions, guests were invited to view product lines that serve the laser cutting and bending manufacturing markets. A total of six newly released products were demonstrated including the ByStar Fiber now available with up… Continued

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