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Metal Forming & Fabricating Product Showcase: Part One

Take a closer look at some of the latest advances in metal fabrication machinery that might help you increase productivity, improve quality and reduce costs.

Advanced Welding Cells for Gearmaking and Automotive Jobs

GMTA offers a compact CNC workcell from Arnold available with CO2 or solid-state lasers, this cell is suitable for mass production or smaller batches, owing to the onboard loading and powerful CNC programming capabilities of the machine.

Full 5-Axis Milling, Turning and Integrated Cryogenics for Machining Tough Materials

The VARIAXIS i-800T Multi-Tasking Machine from Mazak with added cryogenics significantly increases cutting speeds in addition to eliminating part surface white layers.

Easily Grind Small Polycrystalline Diamond Insert Pockets in One Simple Process

The new Spindle Speed Increaser from ANCA available as an accessory to the TX7 or TXcell, can spin wheels at speeds up to 42,000 rpm that cater to very small diameter grinding wheels.

Third Generation Absolute Inductive Encoders Increase Safety

With improved vibration specifications, a more durable multi-turn gearbox and increased permissible axial motion of the shaft, ExI 1100 series rotary encoders from Heidenhain are ideal for automation and robotics safety-related applications up to SIL 3, Category 4 PL e.

Vacuum Furnace Control Retrofits Reduce Errors and Maximize Uptime

CompuCore from Ipsen provides comprehensive control of all furnace functions to reduce the potential for human error, maximize uptime and equipment potential, and achieve greater efficiencies and heat treating capabilities.

How to Guard Warehouse Rack from Fork Truck Impact

Wilgard XT, MT, and LT structural steel end-of-aisle rack protectors from Wildeck guard against fork truck impact at rack aisle corners in busy storage facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers.

Intelligent Control System for Hydraulically-Operated Lifts

The SmartControl system for hydraulically-operated VRCs from Wildeck enhances operation, simplifies maintenance, and protects the lift from damage.