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Portable Electric Dust Collector for Small Shops

The Dustmaster 6,000 CFM Electric Dust Collector from Marco, with a two-piece design provides improved transport and gives flexibility on placement on small work sites.
Marco announces the release of the Dustmaster 6,000 CFM Electric Dust Collector, it features a reverse incline blade fan that is matched with a 15 horsepower Baldor electric motor.

Hands-Free, Multi-Profile Roll Forming Line

Samco's “hands-free” machine, the entire process is automated from the moment coil leaves the uncoiler until finished product exits the cut-off.
Samco's latest hands free, roll forming line is designed to produce products for “Just-in-Time” production, this machine has the ability to perform at variable speeds up to 60 fpm, depending on the punching pattern and part lengths.

One Tool for All Applications

With 13 double bits, the LiftUp 26one offers 26 of the most common drive profiles in one single tool. Its magazine, located inside the SoftFinish multi-component handle with roll-off protection, opens at the press of a button to provide a wide range of bits in a single hand tool that conserves space in the toolbox and lightens up the belt.
By selecting, removing, and returning bits at the touch of a button, the LiftUp 26one from Wiha holds 26 bits in one tool to save space, weight, and time.

CAD/CAM Nesting Software Improves Automated Cutting Efficiency and Profitability

ProNest 2017 CAD/CAM nesting software is ideal for advanced mechanized cutting of all profile cutting needs, including plasma, laser, waterjet, and oxyfuel. It helps fabricators increase their material savings, boost productivity, lower operating costs, and improve part quality.
ProNest 2017 from Hypertherm contains more embedded cut process expertise in the NC code than any other software, allowing shops to leverage other cutting technologies.

Eriez Reorganizes Metalworking Group

New managers at Eriez include (l-r): Darrell Milton, manager of filtration systems-HydroFlow;  John Mackowski manager of technical services-HydroFlow and Andy Kloecker, manager  of distribution and material handling.
Three team members have been promoted to new management positions in order to streamline internal operations.

Automating Welding Operations

The new TPS/i Robotics welding power source from Fronius is specially tailored to the demands of robot-aided welding. Its integrated and fully synchronized system components enable robots to weld faster than ever before, with a higher degree of repeatability, enhanced weld seam quality and minimal spatter. (first view)
Increased speed. Higher quality welds. Reduced errors. These are only a few of the many reasons why more shops want to automate work throughout the welding process. Here are some of the latest systems they should consider.

Extended Robotic Welding Range, Speed, Accuracy

The IRBT 2005 from ABB is a flexible, compact and modular medium track motion platform for both robots and transfer applications that is ideal for arc welding that requires an extended working range and high degrees of speed and accuracy. It is the only track motion platform on the market to guarantee up to 50 percent shorter cycle times. (view one)
ABB Robotics introduces the flexible, compact and modular IRBT 2005 medium track motion platform for automated robotic welding, and the IRB 2600ID integrated dress pack robot with an extended reach and heavy payload that is ideal for arc welding.

Coolant-Through Tooling

The Walter Turn Precision Coolant system directs coolant through the insert clamp and along the flank face of the insert for a 30 percent to 150 percent tool life increase when machining stainless materials, high temperature alloys and steels. Beginning at pressures as low as 150 psi, the system targets coolant precisely at the cutting edge for greater lubrication, cooler inserts and improved chip control.  
By targeting the coolant stream as close to right place in the cutting zone as possible, coolant-through tooling systems can bring improvements that range from higher cutting speeds to better surface finish by effectively controlling chips and helping to optimize tool life and increase production. Here are some of the latest systems to consider.

Ceramic Centring Pins for Automated Welding

Cerazur ceramic welding centring pins from Doceram have a 40 times longer service life compared to hardened metal in automated welding lines. Welding spatter does not stick to them, so they avoid interruptions in production due to defective welds caused by material build-up. This also ensures that their positioning accuracy is guaranteed for long periods.
Cerazur ceramic welding centring pins from Doceram are extremely durable, with high impact strength that is ideal for the very short cycle times of automated production lines, such car body assembly, where even hardened metal centring pins quickly become deformed and worn.

Automated Welding Redefined

The new TPS/i Robotics welding power source from Fronius is specially tailored to the demands of robot-aided welding. Its integrated and fully synchronized system components enable robots to weld faster than ever before, with a higher degree of repeatability, enhanced weld seam quality and minimal spatter. (view one)
The new TPS/i Robotics welding power source from Fronius is specially tailored to the demands of robot-aided welding, with integrated and fully synchronized system components that enable robots to weld faster with a higher degree of repeatability.