Metal Forming & Fabricating, Sawing Systems
The APS-438 Universal Air-Powered Saw from ESCO Tool is ideal for onsite pipe cutting, erection of piping systems, and pipe fabrication in shops.
A review of some of the newest sawing systems and related accessories now on the market.
Material Handling
The robust Uniton overhead crane from Konecranes can be tailored for unique heavy-duty lifting applications by using a rugged construction concept with multiple trolley configurations integrated with proven motor + gearbox + control system components.
Does your shop need to move heavy loads more effectively or position materials at work stations more efficiently? Here is a review of some of the latest equipment that can help you get the job done.
Laser Cutting Systems, Metal Forming & Fabricating
The JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM laser machine is primarily used in the automotive industry to cut highly complex 3D car body parts and structural parts as well as hydroformed tubes, e.g. for exhaust systems, precisely and quickly. Manufacturers can also benefit greatly from its dynamic capability laser cut contours and functional holes in white goods, tanks and containers.
A review of some of the newest laser cutting systems, laser marking equipment, and related accessories and services now on the market. 
Maintenance
Strain gauges are now being placed into the bottom of the grooves inside the machine tool components themselves, where stresses are highest and where stress gauges can make the most precise measurements. (Photo courtesy of Springside Industries)
Structural components of a machine tool now contain gauges that allow the machine itself to measure process stress and vibration. Here’s a review of this and other new developments in conditioning monitoring and predictive maintenance systems.
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Next Steps in Intelligent Fiber Laser Cutting

This exclusive fiber laser cutting system uses a series of six intelligent setup functions and three intelligent monitoring functions to significantly reduce operator dependency and improve throughput and cut quality.

Big on MIG

Equipment reviews of some of the newest MIG welding systems and accessories for the shop, the field, and for home hobbyists.

Outstanding Cylindrical and Face Grinding Accuracy

The SGU32X100S Cylindrical Grinding Machine from Sy Machinery uses a stable and rigid spindle head, precision wheel head with special hydrostatic bearing and advanced automatic hydrostatical lubrication for extremely smooth movement, added feed accuracy and superior grinding accuracy.

Superior High Speed Aluminum Cutting Performance

The precision grinding techniques and specialized carbide grade of the Cast Master XL band saw blade from Lenox enable longer blade life and smoother cuts for shops that compete in the growing aluminum market.

Simple, Visible Inspection

Take a look at some of the latest advances in quality assurance software to help your shop remain competitive.

Fluid Recycling Return on Investment

Eriez explains how investing in a fluid recycling program pays off through reduced costs, liability and environmental impact, improved workplace safety and better employee health. 

New Name for Enclosed Rigid Rail Fall Protection

Anchor Track from Rigid Lifelines can be easily customized to accommodate curves or slopes, making it perfect for anywhere fall protection is required.

Revolutionary Battery-Operated Lifting Magnet

The BEELiFT from DocMagnet uses push button technology, anti-demag safety mechanism to prevent accidental release of the load, a lithium-ion battery, external battery charger, low battery alarm, tilt sensors, and an auto-on function for remote operation.