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AIR ACTUATED POWERLIFTTM MAGNETS
Air Actuated PowerLiftTM Magnets from Puritan Magnetics, Inc. are a perfect solution for systems lifting large, thick, steel plates where remote release or the simultaneous release of a number of magnets on a spreader system is required.
STACKING CRADLE SYSTEM FOR LONG GOODS, COILS, AND FLAT STOCK
The HF Stacking Cradle System from Schmidt Structural Products is a modular system that easily stores long goods, coils, and flat stock. The system is transportable and adaptable. Designed to easily store long material lengths in capacities from 2 to 5 tons and up to 10 units high, it can help to increase usable facility floor space and avoid material loss or damage due to excessive handling.
NEW HYBRID LASER CUTTING SYSTEM FOR ECONOMICAL PROCESSING OF LARGE SHEETS
LVD Strippit adds the Orion 4020 to its Orion Series of laser cutting systems. The hybrid-style CO2 laser cutting system is engineered for economical processing of large sheets up to 157 in x 78 in or 4 m x 2 m. Orion laser cutting systems feature a highly rigid, high-precision rack-and-pinion drive system which provides precise motion and position control. This rigid design permits the machine to maintain high processing speeds without loss of cut quality.
KNOWLEDGE BASED MACHINING FOR MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS
PartMaker Inc., a division of Delcam Plc, is a leading provider of CAM solutions to six of world’s 10 largest medical device manufacturers (ranked by revenue by Reuters Group Plc), including such companies as Medtronic and Zimmer, Smith & Nephew, Biomet, and Johnson & Johnson. Many contract manufacturers serving the medical device industry rely on PartMaker CAM software to automate the programming of their multi-axis lathes and Swiss-type lathes, which are ideal for manufacturing such medical devices as implantables like bone screws and dental implants and instrumentation for use in surgical procedures.
HIGH PERFORMANCE AUTOMATIC SAWING SYSTEM
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., Rockford, IL, innovators in sawing technology, announces the AMSAWâ S300, the new addition to their family of carbide sawing systems. The S300 is designed for efficiency, speed and increased productivity for cutting ferrous and non-ferrous materials. It has a capacity of 3.00 in – 12.00 in and utilizes saw blade diameters from 24 in to 36 in. The spindle motor is 60 hp (45 kW) and provided with operator friendly controls. This saw allows for cut lengths up to 30 in and multi-indexing when length exceeds 30 in. Accuracy for length is ±0.005 in.
NEW HYBRID LASER SYSTEM CUTS VARIETY OF MATERIALS
Mazak Optonics Corporation’s new Super Turbo-X Champion hybrid laser cutting system is designed for affordable, high-precision cutting of a wide variety of materials, with easy set-up and operation that has been the hallmark of Mazak lasers for more than 20 years.
CNC ROUTER DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR NESTED-BASED MANUFACTURING
Techno, Inc. introduces the PanelMaster Pro Series CNC Router, designed specifically to meet the demands of nested-based manufacturing. The PanelMaster Pro is constructed of large heavy tubing that is welded and stress-relieved, the perfect foundation for our precision drive system.
ADVANCED DEEP DRAW PRESS
Beckwood Press Company has built a technologically advanced deep draw press for Orange County Choppers, and will be displaying the drawn tanks and fenders on a production chopper at the 2008 Regional Metalform Show in Birmingham, Alabama on April 1st-3rd at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Beckwood will also be exhibiting one of their latest press designs, displaying the latest in hydraulic press technology and features.
SBM SERIES OF SHOT-BLASTING MACHINES
Controlled Automation now offers a range of automated shotblasting machines manufactured in the U.S. and specifically designed for cleaning structural steel sections and plates. These include the SBM4-60, a four-wheel (blast wheels: 4 x 25 hp) blast cabinet with an opening of 60 in wide x 40 in high. Cleaning capacity is 530 to 1,075 sq ft per hour. Dust collector capacity is 8,000 cfm. This is the most popular machine for the general fabricator.
NEW BENCH GRINDER SAFETY SCALE
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215 for grinders is one of the most frequently cited machine-safety standards for violations during OSHA machine-safety inspections. This is due to improperly adjusted work rests and tongues on bench grinders (sometimes called offhand or pedestal grinders).
LASER WORK CELL – METAL DEPOSITION / WELDING
Alabama Laser’s TetraPORT system is a safe-enclosure, modular work cell that can be configured for specific laser application needs. Various models of the TetraPORT are built for laser applications such as metal deposition, laser welding, laser cutting, laser hardening, and laser engraving.
TiN COATED GAGES LAST LONGER AS A VISUAL CHECK FOR WEAR
Swanson Tool Manufacturing’s High-Speed Steel TiN Coated Thread Gages offer significant savings over tool steel gages because they last up to 10X longer. The TiN (titanium nitride) coating is recognized for its enhanced lubricity, corrosion resistance, and is harder than both chrome and carbide material.
Suburban Tool Inc. Brings Bigger Size Tombstone Machining In-house
The company will use a new Mazak HCN-10800 Horizontal Machining Center with an expansive 1000-mm pallet size and four-ton part capacity to quote jobs that it was unable to in the past.
Cosen Saws to Showcase Innovative Sawing Solutions at EASTEC 2023
Cosen Saws will exhibit its latest band saw machines to a wide audience of manufacturing
professionals at EASTEC.