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Sneak Preview: FABTECH 2015

To help you make plans for attending, here is a sneak peek at some of the equipment that will be exhibited on the show floor of North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event November 9-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Booth S-4584: Dual head, coil-fed laser cutting systems from LaserCoil can improve production rates on shapes from complex body side outers to simple chevron and scroll cuts by an average of 85 percent as compared to a single head system. Laser cutting blanks in aluminum, mild steel, new high-strength steels, materials for surface sensitive panels and structural components from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm thick and up to 2 m wide coil at any length eliminates the need for dies and achieves greater flexibility and quicker changeover than mechanical stamping.

Fiber Laser Cutting Technology
The innovative Optiplex Nexus 3015 Fiber from Mazak Optonics combines cutting-edge laser technology with an economical investment in a 2D system that utilizes rugged construction to deliver high performance for fabrication job shops and production environments.

Cartridge Collector Reduces Maintenance and Lowers Operating Costs
The OptiFlo RC cartridge collector from AAF is ideal for metalworking applications where it can be used for processes such as thermal spraying and metal grinding.

Work Smarter, Not Harder
The solutions specialists at Beckwood Press provide custom hydraulic presses and forming equipment that can improve your manufacturing operation and reduce your costs.

Compact, Economic, Versatile Horizontal Bandsaw
The versatile, compact and automatic HBE Dynamic Series Horizontal Bandsaw from Behringer Saws is ideal for a wide range of application environments, from production cutting steel service centers to metalworking job shops.

Welding Guns, Peripherals and Consumables
Rugged, flexible BTB MIG Guns from Bernard are ideal for welding medium- to heavy-duty solid or flux-cored wire applications, while TOUGH GUN CA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns from Tregaskiss reduce downtime and costs, and maintain TCP with minimal or no robotic programming touch ups.

Reduce Costs by Blanking In-House
Blanking in-house with a “Value-Added Series” Cut-to-Length (CTL) line from COE Press Equipment provides flexibility to run blanks in the sizes needed as needed, reducing inventory, scrap and overall processing costs while improving quality.

Advanced Cutting & Welding Systems
The Warrior 400i MV CC/CV power source, Warrior Feed 404 HD heavy duty feeder, Tweco Spray Master MIG gun with Velocity consumables, TwecoTong ergonomic electrode holder, and filler metals from ESAB create an unbeatable system that lowers total cost of ownership.

Advanced Waterjet Cutting Capabilities
Ideal for waterjet cutting, programmers and operators will notice improved pathing workflows and faster waterjet programming with the FlowXpert Software Suite from Flow International, a robust 3D CAD/CAM platform that includes Design powered by SpaceClaim, an integrated 3D modeling tool.

Innovative Hydraulic Press Solutions
Hydraulic presses from Greenerd Press are available in a variety of styles, sizes and configurations, ranging from gap frame and straight-side to die-spotting and forging presses, with product capabilities from 3 tons up to 40,000 tons and bed sizes exceeding 240 in, including numerous solutions for customized fabricating applications.

New Filler Metals
The latest flux-cored wires, metal-cored wires and aluminum filler metals from Hobart Brothers are designed to improve quality and productivity in welding operations.

Advanced Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Operations
Jet Edge offers the X-Stream-powered EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet with Aquavision Di control and Closed Loop Filtration System, a new low-cost BOSS-CUTTER 3-axis waterjet system, a new 55,000 psi, 30 hp iP60-30 waterjet intensifier pump, and the premiere X-Stream pressure intensifier pumps.

Dual Head Laser Blanking System
Dual head, coil-fed laser cutting systems from LaserCoil improve production rates by an average of 85 percent when cutting shapes ranging from complex body side outers to simple chevron and scroll cuts in aluminum, mild steel, new high-strength steels, materials for surface sensitive panels and structural components.

Precision Circular Saw Blade for Tougher Alloys and Tool Steels
The CircTech Precision CM200 saw blade from LENOX is ideal for automotive suppliers, heavy equipment and agricultural equipment companies that cut low carbon steel and mild alloy steels.

Advanced Welding Safety Equipment
Arc Armor Welding Protection from Miller Electric uses technology solutions that include Digital Infinity Series welding helmets, Weld-Mask auto-darkening goggles, the N95 disposable respirator and the LPR-100 half-mask.

Abrasive Belts for Blending Aerospace and Stainless Parts
Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Belts from Saint-Gobain Abrasives are ideal for exceptionally smooth, smear-free finishes that eliminate rework and improve productivity in aerospace material applications, metal and stainless fabrication, and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO).

Innovative Pipe Bending Solutions
Tube Cold Bending Machines from Schwarze-Robitec are ideal tube and pipe fabrication in the automotive, shipbuilding and offshore industry, power plant construction and chemical industry, as well as special bending solutions for many other sectors.

Advanced Sheet Metal CAD/CAM Capabilities
The new SigmaNEST X1 Dynapack-HD nesting engine from SigmaTEK handles multi-sheet nesting tasks as a hub or cockpit from which to integrate multiple machines, optimize production schedules, reduce scrap, and shorten cycle time through smart machine programming.

New Precision Tube Bending System Lowers Costs
All-electric tube bending machines from Unison are designed to dramatically lower the costs of CNC precision tube bending.

Ultrasonic Cleaner for Faster, Greener Cleaning of Larger Components
The Ultra 3200FA full-featured ultrasonic cleaner from Ultrasonic has the power to quickly clean rubber and plastic parts, bearings, bolts, transmission components, engine parts prior to assembly, plastic injection molds, and more.


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