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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

PTG announces friction stir welding for EVs


Precision Technologies Group (PTG) introduced a number of Powerstir dual weld-head friction stir welding models specifically for use in the volume production of automotive battery tray floor assemblies from extruded aluminum panels. Aimed directly at manufacturers of skateboard chassis structures, the dual weld-head process ensures that a tight weld flatness tolerance is achieved during battery… Continued

Modular machine tool tending cells from ABB

ABB FlexLoader M - Close Up

ABB Robotics launched a new family of modular machine tending application cells for the metals industry. Featuring six versions, the FlexLoader M family offers a variety of ways of loading and unloading machines based on the size, shapes and number of workpieces being handled, making it good for producing multiple types of products in varying… Continued

New welder/generator from Lincoln Electric

Frontier 400X (Perkins) Engine Driven Welder

Lincoln Electric’s new Frontier 400X diesel engine-driven welder features a compact and rugged design. Powered by a 24.7-hp, turbocharged Perkins diesel engine, the unit delivers 400 amps of welding output and 11 kW of 1/3 phase auxiliary power to run tools on the jobsite. It features an impact-rated digital user interface for good machine control… Continued

Cincinnati Inc. offers compact fiber laser

CI new laser

Cincinnati Inc. introduced the CLi, a high-quality fiber laser with a compact footprint and compact price. According to the company, it’s a fiber laser with full capabilities, warranties and productivity for the price of a used CO2 laser. The machine features user friendliness and easy operability with the HMI control and dual screen, Windows-based interface.… Continued

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