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April 2021

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2021 Annual Buyer's Guide & Product Showcase: Welcome to our annual Buyer's Guide and Product Showcase! This special time management tool provides in-depth sources of quick-reference information for buyers. We hope this issue helps you to research, plan and execute some of your most successful strategic investments over the coming year.

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Two Versatile Bandsaws

Wellsaw’s Model 1316S-EXT miter-head bandsaw

The EXT at the end of these two Wellsaw model numbers stands for “extra.” The  1316S-EXT swivel-head miter bandsaw provides extra-wide capacity, and the V20F-24 EXT vertical bandsaw provides extra-tall capacity.

The EXT at the end of these two Wellsaw model numbers stands...

48-Inch-Diameter Table Blast System

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Viking Blast & Wash System

Although Viking Blast & Wash System is primarily a custom manufacturer, the company gets enough requests for a 48-inch table blaster that the one-wheel machine’s a standard offering. Add a second wheel to completely blast an intricate part or lower cycle time.

Although Viking Blast & Wash System is primarily a custom manufacturer, the...

Integrated Controls and Data Management Optimize Powder Coating

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Gema’s OptiCenter

Gema’s OptiCenter All-in-One combines electrostatic delivery and powder delivery into a single control unit. MagicControl 4.0 data management system enables complete automation that provides consistent-quality powder coating.

Gema's OptiCenter All-in-One combines electrostatic delivery and powder delivery into a single...

Machine Cuts Through Titanium Like Butter

Installed at Aerodyn Engineering, Mitsui Seiki’s HW63TD BA

That’s what General Electric Global Research said about Blue Arc, an EDM-like process it developed to rough aircraft engine components out of huge blocks of difficult-to-cut alloys. Mitsui Seiki has sold the first commercially available CNC machine that incorporates the technology.

That’s what General Electric Global Research said about Blue Arc, an EDM-like...

Economical Automation Solution for High-Mix, Medium-Volume Jobs

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JobShop Cell PRO, Methods Machine Tools

With the updated JobShop Cell PRO, Methods Machine Tools offers manufacturers a multiaxis simultaneous vertical machining center with multiple end-of-arm and infeed/outfeed options. The efficiency-enhancing cell can be immediately shipped.

With the updated JobShop Cell PRO, Methods Machine Tools offers manufacturers a...

5-Axis Machines Cut Diverse and Complex Shapes In One Setup

DVF Series from Doosan Machine Tools America

Automation options for DVF Series simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining centers from Doosan Machine Tools America save time and money by enabling shops to run production parts overnight and quickly switch over to prototype parts.

Automation options for DVF Series simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining centers from Doosan...

Match Spindle Performance to Specific Machining Need

Mazak HCN-5000

Suitable for high-volume large, heavy part operations, Mazak’s HCN-5000 is a horizontal machining center that offers users the option of high-speed or high-torque integral motor spindle, so they can align proper speed and power for the job at hand.

Suitable for high-volume large, heavy part operations, Mazak’s HCN-5000 is a horizontal...

Safely Inspect Small-Diameter Tube and Pipe Welds in Real Time

Xiris Automation’s WI-2200 post-weld inspection

Suitable for outside diameters of 0.2 to 8 inches (5 to 200 mm) and maximum bead widths of 0.4-inch (10 mm), Xiris Automation’s WI-2200 weld inspection system incorporates a Class 2 laser that won’t injure employees.

Suitable for outside diameters of 0.2 to 8 inches (5 to 200...

PC Software Maximizes Weld Flaw Detector’s Capabilities

Flexible and customizable WeldSight software for Olympus’ OmniScan X3 phased array flaw detector saves time and effort. In addition to advanced screening capabilities, the program enables inspectors to quickly optimize multiple tools for analyzing complex geometries.

Flexible and customizable WeldSight software for Olympus’ OmniScan X3 phased array flaw...

Monitor Ensures Oxide-Free Titanium Welds in Automated Applications

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Huntingdon’s PurgEye 500 Desk weld purge monitor

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques’ updated PurgEye 500 Desk weld purge monitor is equipped with PurgeNet. The networking device connects to smart accessories including the drive system for automatic welders and orbital welders and a light accessory for visual warning.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques’ updated PurgEye 500 Desk weld purge monitor is equipped...

Compact Cladding Cell Accommodates Diameters Up To 3.25 Feet

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Fronius Compact Cladding Cell

Fronius has taken a simple, compact solution for cladding applications on smaller parts and developed it for larger tasks. The all-in-one cell’s controls support two processes: TIG hot wire and a two-wire SpeedClad Twin process that’s three times faster.

Fronius has taken a simple, compact solution for cladding applications on smaller...

Ultrasonic Spot Welder Provides Consistent High-Quality Results

Emerson Automation Solutions’ Branson GMX-20MA

Attention, electric vehicle component manufacturers! According to Emerson Automation Solutions, the Branson GMX-20 MA’s dual linear bearing design makes the actuator the most rigid and precise actuator in the ultrasonic metal welding market.

Attention, electric vehicle component manufacturers! According to Emerson Automation Solutions, the Branson...

48-Inch-Diameter Table Blast System

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Viking Blast & Wash System

Although Viking Blast & Wash System is primarily a custom manufacturer, the company gets enough requests for a 48-inch table blaster that the one-wheel machine’s a standard offering. Add a second wheel to completely blast an intricate part or lower cycle time.

Although Viking Blast & Wash System is primarily a custom manufacturer, the...

Lab-Quality Elemental Analysis In The Field with a Lightweight Tool

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Niton XL5

The smallest and lightest handheld XRF analyzer available, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Niton XL5 Plus enables manufacturing professionals to make informed decisions that impact workplace safety while improving productivity and mitigating user fatigue.

The smallest and lightest handheld XRF analyzer available, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Niton...

Single-Acting 5-Axis Vise for 6-Sided Machining

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Schunk Kontec KSX-C2 5-axis vise

An active jaw pull-down function enables Schunk’s Kontec KSX-C2 vise for 5-axis machining centers to securely hold the smallest of parts for machining of a sixth side. Quick-change system enables exchange of a large number of system jaws within seconds without tools.

An active jaw pull-down function enables Schunk’s Kontec KSX-C2 vise for 5-axis...

Excellent-Value Dual-Force Precision Vises

Palmgren #9625937 premium machine vise

Palmgren’s dual-force precision vises combine quality, high precision and a wide range of clamping capacities at an affordable price. They’re suitable for everything from high-volume production to prototyping.

Palmgren’s dual-force precision vises combine quality, high precision and a wide range...

An Electromagnetic Chuck for Virtually Any Application

Walker Magnetics rotary electromagnetic and electro-permanent chucks available from Industrial Magnetics Inc

An increasingly popular alternative to standard mechanical workholders, magnetic chucks lower setup time and provide access to all sides of a workpiece. They’re particularly helpful for holding circular workpieces during hard turning and free state grinding.

An increasingly popular alternative to standard mechanical workholders, magnetic chucks lower setup...

Jaws Firmly Grip but Don’t Damage Fragile Components

Dillon Manufacturing’s full-grip pin location jaws

Designed for MicroCentric, Northfield, and other precision workholding manufacturers’ air chucks, Dillon Manufacturing’s full-grip pin location jaws hold fragile components securely in place without marring their surface.

Designed for MicroCentric, Northfield, and other precision workholding manufacturers’ air chucks, Dillon...

Low-Profile Heavy-Duty T-Slot Clamps

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.

The Pitbull and OK-Vise clamps from Mitee-Bite Products generate over 20,000 lbs...

Scanning Kit for Ultrasound Examinations of Pipe Elbows

Zetec ElbowFlex

When used with any instrument in Zetec’s Topaz family, the ElbowFlex provides high-resolution C-scan images of corrosion and other damage. It saves significant inspection time compared to conventional ultrasonic testing (UT) and grid systems.

When used with any instrument in Zetec’s Topaz family, the ElbowFlex provides...

Seamless Workflow from CT Scan to Full Statistical Analysis

Volume Graphics non-destructive testing and analysis software, industrial computed tomography

Volume Graphics integrates Q-DAS’ qs-STAT statistics software with computed tomography (CT) scan data analysis to provide the basis for a deep assessment and continuous improvement of industrial production processes.

Volume Graphics integrates Q-DAS’ qs-STAT statistics software with computed tomography (CT) scan...

Lab-Quality Elemental Analysis In The Field with a Lightweight Tool

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Niton XL5

The smallest and lightest handheld XRF analyzer available, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Niton XL5 Plus enables manufacturing professionals to make informed decisions that impact workplace safety while improving productivity and mitigating user fatigue.

The smallest and lightest handheld XRF analyzer available, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Niton...

Multisensor Vision System Provides Larger Field of View (FOV)

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Starrett’s AVR-FOV 0.14X multisensor vision system

Starrett’s AVR-FOV 0.14X has a 0.14 magnification lens. When combined with “superimage” technology that stitches images together and a touch probe, operators on the shop floor see more of each part, no matter how complex, they inspect.

Starrett’s AVR-FOV 0.14X has a 0.14 magnification lens. When combined with “superimage”...

Electronics Evaluation Box for Basic Metrology Applications

Heidenhain Gage-Chek 2000

Heidenhain’s Gage-Chek 2000 is an embedded plug-and-play system for the company’s encoders that supports measurement of 1D values. Two variants are ideal for positioning tasks on multiple applications.

Heidenhain’s Gage-Chek 2000 is an embedded plug-and-play system for the company’s encoders...

Easy-to-Operate Measuring Tables Virtually Eliminate Variability

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Exact Metrology, Raytech Measuring Systems 3-axis measuring table

Exact Metrology is representing Raytech Measuring Systems, an Iowa designer and manufacturer of shop floor metrology solutions for measuring sheet metal, fabricated and machined parts, and cut-to-length bar stock. SPC software for quality tracking and reporting reduces operator-to-operator variation.

Exact Metrology is representing Raytech Measuring Systems, an Iowa designer and manufacturer...

Safely Inspect Small-Diameter Tube and Pipe Welds in Real Time

Xiris Automation’s WI-2200 post-weld inspection

Suitable for outside diameters of 0.2 to 8 inches (5 to 200 mm) and maximum bead widths of 0.4-inch (10 mm), Xiris Automation’s WI-2200 weld inspection system incorporates a Class 2 laser that won’t injure employees.

Suitable for outside diameters of 0.2 to 8 inches (5 to 200...
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AmCon Orlando
April 27 - 28, 2021
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August 3 - 4, 2021
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August 10 - 11, 2021
Anaheim, CA
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September 13 - 15, 2021
Chicago, IL
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September 13 - 16, 2021
Chicago, IL
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October 5 - 7, 2021
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