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Mix and match Flexturs welding tables, Gridlok mount systems, and fixture accessories as needed to increase efficiency by eliminating costly and time-consuming jigs. The wheeled workstations are quickly and easily reconfigured and relocated as needed.
Reaching tough weldments on a homemade fixture can force welders to climb ladders, crawl around on the floor, manually move heavy parts, or engineer other risky access solutions. Bluco’s modular fixturing provides the flexibility they need to safely solve difficult welding challenges.
The 28-mm PRO28 modular fixturing system from Strong Hand Tools is the only heavy-duty metric table with individual, positionable plates for unlimited vertical and horizontal welding possibilities.
With loading capacity up to 20,000 pounds, Bluco’s high-tolerance 3-D welding tables are hardened to protect against spatter build-up, provide a corrosion-resistant surface, and come with a lifetime warranty.
Consisting of a base plate and components, Bluco’s modular fixturing systems cut setup time in half compared to manually tooling up. The company can customize extra-large fixturing kits featuring base plates up to 20 feet.
As many fabricating and metalworking companies seek to revitalize production in these trying times, a new sense of urgency is prompting creative approaches to automation. While each shop will forge a unique path to its own new reality, they’ll share common challenges and solutions.
With a customer base predominantly comprised of essential businesses, Bluco Corp. remains open and committed to earning their trust. Donning all the necessary PPE and abiding by all of CDC’s and Illinois’ mandates, the modular fixturing manufacturer has a big advantage: They’ve got what they need in-house to create customer solutions.
Rohm’s Easylock system offers repeatability of less than 5 µm. Its draw bolt system creates a precision interface between the receiver unit and pallet carrier, which can be fitted with vises, stationary lathe chucks, collet chucks and customized fixturing solutions.
With no setting required, even a novice can quickly install Monaghan Tooling Group’s Top Speed Ring (TSR) reamer. Four additional cutting heads ensure longer service life, saving time and money.
The Pitbull and OK-Vise clamps from Mitee-Bite Products generate over 20,000 lbs of pressure. Among the strongest, lowest-profile clamps in the industry, they can be used on the same base with different configurations.
Strong Hand Tools’ Gas Grabber enables one person to safely and easily lift a heavy gas canister onto the company’s wheeled cart. Plasma cutting tray attaches to the Rhino Cart for greater versatility in mobile or stationary cutting, welding, and fabrication.
Addition brings Michigan facility size to 59,000 square feet.
New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.