Industry News

Tube and Pipe End Deburring in Three Seconds

Instead of filing by hand or using wire brushes on a buffing stand, the Turnamat is excellent for deburring aluminum, steel, stainless steel tube or pipe. Parts that could only be processed in several minutes can now be deburred in a matter of seconds with consistent results. 
Burrs can now be quickly and easily cleaned from the ends of unconventional configurations of steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metal pipes and tubes used for automotive parts. 

Anti-Fatigue Welding Mat

The Comfort Weld™ Anti-Fatigue Welding Mat is an ideal addition to your welding workspace. A safe and comfortable environment is essential for every welder. Formulated and constructed to be fire retardant and shed sparks, the Comfort Weld™ guards against the typical hazardous debris created when welding. 
The Comfort Weld™ Anti-Fatigue Welding Mat from Aleco guards against sparks and hot metal and enables welders to stand comfortably for long periods of time with no pain and fatigue.

New Magnetic Drill Pilot Light

This feature shines light along the bottom of the cutting teeth and over the pilot tip which extends from the end of the cutter. By shining the light in this area, it allows the operator to easily see the pilot point and center punch of the hole. This increases operator productivity and hole location accuracy.
This LED light from Hougen lights the pilot point when drilling in low light, and in brighter conditions it counteracts shadows from the light.

Cutting Edge Technology for Cutting Tool Production

The Accu-tool offers a simple automatic screen calibration process and magnification capabilities from 20X - 470X zoom that meets any shop's cutting tool measuring needs. The specially designed software works seamlessly with the Windows operating system supplied with each machine.
These advanced laser cutting and inspection systems enable cutting tool manufacturers to achieve results that were formerly unattainable.

How to Gain Productivity in the Destructive Testing of Welds

During a 100 percent tear-down, destructive impact testing using pneumatic chipping hammers reveals the hardness and shock-load capability of the welds by quantifying the energy required to break it apart.
By cutting through boron steel and associated welds, the new class of impact hammers and chisels cuts tear down cycle times up to 75 percent and reduces repetitive stress injuries over 50 percent.

How to Cut Your Energy Consumption in Half

GA Variable Speed Drive+ technology closely follows the air demand by automatically adjusting the motor speed to match the compressed air supply to the air demand. Combined with the iPM (Permanent Magnet) motor, this cuts the lifecycle cost of the compressor by an average of 37 percent. A more efficient fan motor saves specific energy requirements of up to 7 percent of the compressor power.
The compressor realizes a Free Air Delivery increase of up to 12 percent. 
This innovative compressed air system is a game changer that reduces energy consumption by a staggering 50 percent on average, compared to idling compressors. The GA 7-37 VSD+ compressor from Atlas Copco reduces energy consumption by a staggering 50 percent on average, compared to idling compressors.

Environmentally-Friendly Copper Finish For Cutting Tips

The new copper finish OXWELD cutting tips match the performance of the chrome plated tips and are manufactured without the accompanying environmental impact. ESAB’s precise CNC-controlled drilling process continues to ensure consistency in cutting tip performance and quality. Users will experience no reduction in cutting tip hardness, durability or longevity.
The new copper finish OXWELD cutting tips from ESAB match the performance of chrome plated tips and are manufactured without the related environmental impact.

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.