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To help stop the spread of germs and bacteria, Industrial Magnetics has developed the Foot-Pull Door Opener that can be attached to the bottom of a door. The company is donating 100% of the profits from sales of the device to food pantries in its community.
HGG helps manufacturers confront economic challenges with the MPC 450 2.0 that offers three accurate configurations in one machine, as opposed to one machine for pipe profiling only. Supporting software connects users to the machine and facilitates programming for even complex structures.
United Grinding focuses on the re-sharpening sector of the rotationally symmetrical tool market with its versatile Walter Helitronic Raptor. It’s the solution for shops that don’t need automatic tool support systems and automatic grinding wheel changers – but where high flexibility is required in the work area for diverse tool types.
With simultaneous 4- and 5-axis machining capabilities, the Mastercam Multiaxis add-on puts basic and advanced machining strategies into the user’s hands. A ‘near miss tolerance’ setting lets the machinist determine how close the cutter can come to the part.
Lightweight feed grippers from Bilsing Automation extend up to 100 mm, providing stabilization through the Z-axis movement to the part during press transfer. To conserve space, they’re designed to pick parts from the top.
AutoGuide’s Max-N15 is a high-payload, modular AMR for multiple manufacturing and warehouse material handling tasks. Flexible, safe and easy-to-deploy, it’s designed with modular attachments to create lift trucks, tuggers or high bay pallet lift trucks.
Data analysis isn’t just for large companies. Argolytics’ Trendable software is an easy, cost-effective way to collect and analyze measurement data that can be used to improve product quality and throughput by refining manufacturing processes.
The updated ESAB Quick Weld Productivity Analyzer tool enables fast report generation and editing. Among its improvements, the calculator provides more filler metal for the North American market.
Free of chromium and nickel, EnDOtec Safe-Hard 600 wire range from Castolin Eutectic has reduced fume emissions and complies with the strictest European Exposure Occupational Limits. Perhaps more than 120 million workers are exposed to harmful welding-related fumes, so removing Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) is an engineering, chemistry and safety coup.
Fronius’ welding torches for manual Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG) can be customized to suit the welder’s personal preferences as well as the welding task at hand. Their modular design offers a range of sustainable and cost-effective options.
The HSDLB Standard Duty Lifting Beam from Harrington Hoists, Inc. offers capacities from half-ton to 40 tons. Users can make load adjustments with three standard lift points, and a pair of heavy-duty swivel hooks are included.
Unlike boring tools that involve time-consuming benchwork and complicated measuring for proper part repositioning, Seco Tool’s JC898 rougher and JC899 hybrid stacker simplify CFRP-titanium and CFRP-aluminum hybrid material holemaking and milling operations by eliminating post-machining work.
Steel Industry Calls For Infrastructure in Next Stimulus Bill
Five major steel industry groups are urging Congress to put infrastructure investment in the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus legislation. “A staggering backlog of substandard bridges,” they say, presents substantial opportunity for putting the country back to work.
Protect Manufacturing Operations from Cyberattack During COVID-19
Early reports indicate an uptick in cybersecurity attacks during the global coronavirus pandemic. A manufacturing innovation hub is presenting a free webinar to help companies protect networks, systems, and data.
‘No Shortage of Work’ – COVID-19 Causing Some Productivity Decline, But Factories Still Producing
MachineMetrics data indicates Automotive slips to No. 4 in machine utilization as Aerospace moves to top position. While average machine utilization drops 2.2 points, the company reports Medical Device and Aerospace Defense sectors are showing upticks.