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Wintriss Controls Group creates a new-product resource to share press automation and controller updates and OEE software demonstrations the company would have featured at this year’s FABTECH trade show.
Transfluid’s K series machines are robust and easier to operate, thanks to control changes that require minimal operator input and different options for sharing bending data. Reliability and durability are the priority.
With ODB++Process, Siemens expands its ODB++ data exchange format to that include process engineering as well as design and manufacturing. The ability to create an end-to-end digital thread produces a comprehensive digital twin that accelerates new product introductions and first-time-right manufacturing.
Available in two compact models, Yaskawa Motoman’s horizontally articulated SG-Series SCARA robots are highly repeatable and offer a wide variety of fieldbus connectivity options. They easily integrate with existing robotic automation and are easily redeployed.
Sciaky’s wire-based electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) 3D printing technology is faster, less expensive, and safer than other direct energy deposition (DED) options. Closed-loop adaptive control system ensures precision and repeatability.
NUM’s NUMcut for CNC water jet, laser, and plasma beam cutting machines increases efficiency by incorporating CAD/CAM postprocessor computing resources. Real-time analytical functions for water jets improve quality by automating cutting speed and path.
ModuleWorks’ 2020.08 CAD/CAM software includes performance- and quality- enhancing features for rotary machining, additive manufacturing, 3-axis machining, simulation, and the ModuleWorks multiaxis post processor (MultiXPost).
Jetcam’s Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) PA simplifies order creation for single components or component assemblies stored in the company’s Expert CADCAM system. Version 3.57 brings further automation to nesting and NC code generation.
Hypertherm’s Robotmaster Version 7.3 software further streamlines offline programming by adding support for more CAD file types, additive manufacturing simulation, and post-processor enhancements for robot brands including ABB, Fanuc, and Kuka.
HGG Profiling Equipment’s UPC 450 increases prefabrication productivity by eliminating the need to cut profiles and spools by hand. The universal profiler combines stiffener cutting and 3D profile cutting with optional tube cutting in the first affordably priced machine of its kind.
Designed for drying, preheating, or any other application where a dependable source of heated air is required, Grieve’s 550-degree truck loading oven features temperature controllers with heat-sensing technology and built-in floor-level guide tracks that make truck loading easy.
Greenerd Press & Machine provides customized hydraulic presses that are flexible, productive, and reliable. As a Fanuc America system integrator, the company also configures turnkey robotic product-handling solutions.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.