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Ultra-High Pressure Direct-Drive Pump

The 100 hp pump uses variable frequency drive (VFD) technology to tailor power and water consumption to an application for powerful and precise cutting.
This 100 hp direct-drive pump from OMAX uses EnduroMAX® technology to improve reliability and lower operating costs by delivering JetPower at the nozzle that is equal to 135 hp intensifier designs.

Advanced Welding Automation and CNC Cutting

The Swift Arc SL performs robotic welding of large parts at high production rates with a new tandem SAT process that uses twin welding wires running simultaneously through the cell’s robotic torch to deliver exceptionally high deposition rates. This high-productivity MIG welding process produces flat welds with good penetration and without undercut. Its low heat input results in less part deformation.
ESAB offers the Swift Arc SL side-load robotic cell with new tandem Swift Arc Transfer MIG welding and the Hydrocut LX combination waterjet and plasma cutting system.

A New Realm of 5-Axis Machining and Multitasking

With Seamless Corner Control, the MAZATROL SmoothX CNC reduces vibrations and helps shorten part machining cycle times via cutter path adjustments made when machining into corners. Rather than moving the cutter directly into a 90-degree corner,
the function inserts a preset radial tolerance that eliminates any dwell resulting from a rapid deceleration in the axial movement often associated with
conventional corner machining.
Smooth Technology from Mazak is a complete process performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape from programming and setup to metal removal operations to automation to monitoring/data collection and transfer.

Super Fast Small Bore Cutting

The MiTM 19 toolholder range includes standard and conical styles with a toolholder shank diameter of 12 mm (.50 in) and a maximum tool overhang of 25.2 mm (1 in). All MiTM 19 toolholders are nickel coated for improved rust protection and a longer tool life and include through-tool coolant for improved chip evacuation and cooling at the cutting corner.
The Vardex MiTM 19 from Vargus uses an extensive array of single-flute tools to machine standard and conical applications.

Software Automates Quality Inspection

Verisurf AUTOMATE is graphical object oriented sequencing and CMM probe path generation software that quickly and easily creates automated inspection plans, executes them and generates reports.
Verisurf X8 makes CMMs, portable CMMs, and 3D scanners more productive for automated inspection, guided assembly, and reverse engineering.

Servo Gearheads for Demanding Automation Applications

The PLFN high precision planetary with EN ISO 9409 output is compact with high stiffness and comes in 5 sizes, 13 ratios, with torques up to 1800 Nm.
Planetary gearboxes and matching stepper motors from Neugart are ideal for automated machine tool systems and controlled-motion applications. 

Safety As Sustainability

A job shop or steel mill with a reputation of being unsafe may struggle to find local labor and be forced to settle for less desirable job candidates. And it may not be an actual injury, but the perception of injury that triggers damage to a shop or mill’s reputation.
The broader view of business sustainability explores ways to reduce the carbon footprint, use resources more efficiently, and use less resources overall. But most important, it stops wasting precious time, money, and resources on processes that can hurt workers.

Shop Vending of MRO Items

The VLM180 Vertical Lift Modules can reach a height of up to 40 ft with the option to ascend in 6 in increments, within the elevated racking systems. It lifts and stores parts, equipment and supplies up to 500 lb per tray. 
The TX750, AutoLocker FX and Vertical Lift Modules from AutoCrib deliver never-before-seen capabilities to store, track and manage MRO inventory.  
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