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Koike releases waterjet

Koike Aronson Ransome released the ShopJet waterjet cutting machine, which uses the same foundational tabletop design as the company’s plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine. The waterjet is for cutting ferrous and non-ferrous metals up to 2 in. thick. With a repeatability of 0.0015 in., the machine consistently delivers clean and precise cuts. It is built with a… Continued

Coherent debuts fiber technology

Coherent debuts fiber technology Coherent Inc.’s HighLight FL4000CSM-ARM fiber laser enables advanced welding capabilities for high thermal conductivity metals. The laser overcomes limitations such as unstable welds due to welding head wear and a large heat-affected zone caused by ultrasonic or standard fiber laser welding. With the dual beam output (center beam surrounded by a… Continued

LVD Strippit introduces automation systems for lasers

LVD Strippit introduces automation systems for lasers LVD Strippit released MOVit, a comprehensive range of automation systems including new TAS (Tower Automation System) and WAS (Warehouse Automation System) options for Phoenix and Electra laser cutting machines. The systems offer the option for unloading directly on the cutting machines. Cut sheets are unloaded on a third… Continued

TIG welding system from Fronius

Fronius USA LLC’s TransTig 170/210 manual TIG welding system is for an extensive range of functions. The welding system is particularly good for mobile applications, as it’s lightweight and easy to handle. Despite the small dimensions and low weight of less than 10 kg, the welders offer all the important setting options that are otherwise… Continued

Destaco launches power clamps

Destaco offers Model 84A40-1/84A50-1 power clamps that firmly hold sheet metal together during critical assembly applications, such as welding. The individually adjustable arm opening angles and tolerance compensation feature allow for maximum flexibility. The standard opening angle of the clamp is 90 degrees, but the opening angle of both arms is independently adjustable. Three sets… Continued

Fiber laser from Kaast

Kaast Machine Tools Inc.’s Lasersonic B features a maximum acceleration of 1 G and a maximum speed of 5,500 ipm for sheet metal fiber laser cutting. The fiber laser resonator can produce 1,000 W to 12,000 W of laser power, with a positioning accuracy of the X/Y-axis of ±0.0004 in./12 in. and X/Y-axis worktable repeatability… Continued

PTG introduces dual head friction stir welding

Precision Technologies Group (PTG) released dual weld-head friction stir welding models 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 tray floor construction. The machines provide… Continued

HGG offers flexible cutting machine

HGG’s MPC 450 2.0 multi-profile cutting machine offers three basic flexible machine configurations. Users can configure it to cut pipes, positioning material on pipe supports and clamping it in three chuck jaws; to cut box sections, positioning material on pipe supports in specially designed rotators and then clamping it in two diagonally opposite jaws of… Continued

TIG inverter from ESAB

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced the Miniarc Rogue ES 180i Stick/Lift TIG inverter with professional arc performance and controls such as adjustable hot start, adjustable arc force and power factor correction. The unit weighs 18.2 lbs.; measures 13.5 in. by 6 in. by 10.4 in.; delivers a maximum output of 180 amps at 25 percent… Continued

Bilsing releases compact gripper

Bilsing Automation offers a new feed gripper with extension capability for use in 2-axis and 3-axis transfer press lines and destacking applications.  The aluminum grippers weigh 2.27 lbs. for fast transfer movement speed with a maximum velocity of 22 SPM for improved productivity. The grippers are able to shift and extend up to 100 mm,… Continued

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