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Trumpf announces director of Smart Factory

Trumpf Inc. named Markus Zimmermann director of the Trumpf Smart Factory. Most recently, Zimmermann worked as manager for global testing and product performance to develop and install innovative and reliable solutions in the process chain for customers. In his new position, Markus will be responsible for the operation and continuous development of the Smart Factory… Continued

Optics for rotary etching from Laser Research

Suited for use in rotary etching lasers, Laser Research Optics offers a full line of OEM compatible, field replacement CO2 laser lenses with specific focal lengths optimized to the material surface. The lenses are offered in a variety of sizes with focal lengths from 1 in. to 25 in. in 0.5-in. increments to allow lasers… Continued

Lincoln Electric releases helmets

The Lincoln Electric Co. launched Viking 2450 and 3350 Series auto-darkening welding helmets that feature 4C optics, innovative headgear to improve comfort and a low-profile external grind button to increase productivity. The X6 Headgear contours to the operator’s head to evenly distribute weight across six key contact points. The addition of the external grind button allows the… Continued

Multicyl’s punching for aluminum extrusions

Multicyl Inc. is focusing on punching custom aluminum components. The company has grown a knowledge base in aluminum extrusion punching applications that has allowed it to carve out a niche in which it provides solutions for fenestration and construction related projects. Solutions range from simple single punch stations to gang punching, custom notches and automated… Continued

Honing brushes from Weiler

Weiler Abrasives’ CrossFlex honing brushes are available in small, medium and large diameters and with heavy-duty options. The brushes provide a surface finish free of metal burrs and are for manual or automated use in the automotive and aerospace industries and in marine, oil and gas production and tube, pump and valve production. The brushes… Continued

II-VI Inc. unveils laser cutting head

II-VI Inc. released its Bimo-FSC-L, a laser processing head with zoom optics optimized for ring-shaped laser beams. The growing adoption of ring-shaped laser beams for applications such as cutting thick mild steel is driving demand for versatile laser cutting heads with matched optics. The cutting heads have a magnification range of 1.3 to 3.6 and… Continued

Tab Wrapper integrates weight function

Tab Industries LLC introduced built-in load cells as an option on its fully automated Tab Wrapper Tornado Perfect Storm wrapping systems. By integrating the weighing function as part of the automated wrapping process, it eliminates the need for standalone floor scales, which opens floor space for improved safety. Installed at the final outfeed conveyor, the… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman’s interface for arc welding

The Universal Weldcom Interface (UWI) from Yaskawa Motoman is an easy-to-use pendant application that enables utilization of the advanced capabilities on select Miller and Lincoln Electric digital welding power supplies. UWI enables easy control of any weld process or parameter, including voltage, amperage and wire feed speed, through a common user interface for either brand.… Continued

Salvagnini offers Industry 4.0 cell

Salvagnini America Inc. released the RoboFormer, an Industry 4.0 bending cell that accommodates remote monitoring via computer, smart phone or other digital device. One shop floor supervisor can oversee the operation of up to five units. The core of the bending cell is the Salvagnini B3-ATA press brake that automatically adjusts the length of its… Continued

Amada offers fiber laser with rotary index

Amada America Inc.’s Ensis 3015 RI is equipped with a 3-kW fiber laser and integrated rotary index that is located on one of three shuttle pallets, which makes it easy to switch from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting in as little as 2 min. The machine’s design expands process range capabilities to… Continued

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