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March 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fabricating Product News
March 15, 2017
Fabricating Product News
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Extended Robot Arm Helps Automate Welding of Large Parts
From Miller Electric Mfg. Co. comes this 3.3-m-long robot arm that increases reach and provides greater weld-joint access on large parts. Pair the arm with Miller's Auto-Continuum and Tawers robotic gas-metal-arc-welding solutions. Payload: 20 kg. Continue Reading
Carbide-Tipped Bandsaw Blades
Boast Engineered Tooth Design
Simonds Saw introduces CWT carbide-tipped bandsaw blades, developed for demanding production-cutting operations such as those found in steel-service center, foundry and aerospace applications. Similar to the "California Wing Tip" tooth formation used in circular-saw blades, CWT blades feature a three-tooth set pattern with positive rake geometry. This provides aggressive, quick cutting action and penetration. Continue Reading
Power Supply Now Equipped
for CMT Welding
Fronius has increased the functionality of its intelligent TPS/i Robotics power source, designed for robotic arc welding, to handle the cold-metal-transfer (CMT) welding process. Users benefit from the combination of high and reproducible weld-seam quality and optimum welding speed. The intelligent, modular setup comprises interconnected and synchronized components, and a high-performance processor and high-speed bus that enable quick data exchange.Continue Reading
Solid-State Laser Features Onboard
Condition Monitoring
Trumpf recently showcased the latest generation of its TruDisk disk laser at the Laser World of Photonics trade fair in Shanghai. The new laser boasts built-in intelligence and supports Industry 4.0 operations. The ability to carry out condition and trend analyses—also known as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance—is a basic prerequisite for successfully implementing lasers in digitized and connected manufacturing environments. Condition-based services are a modular component of TruConnect, the Trumpf technology for connected manufacturing and Industry 4.0. Continue Reading
Pulsed Fiber Laser Welding System
Amada Miyachi America Inc. introduces the LMF70-HP, an addition to its LMF series of lasers. The 70-W laser proves ideal for welding small components and thin sheetmetal to 0.01-in. thick. Common applications include welding battery tabs to cans and thin wires for thermocouples and the like. In addition to welding, use the lasers to engrave, mark and cut. Continue Reading
Welding Helmet Optimizes Operator Comfort, Productivity
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has debuted the Sentinel A50 high-performance automatic welding helmet, incorporating ergonomic headgear and maximum adjustability to increase productivity, functionality and usability. Features include an infinitely adjustable five-point headgear, a 100 by 60-mm viewing area, an externally activated Grind Button, a color touch-screen control panel and a front-loading convex cover lens that changes in 10 sec. Continue Reading
State-of-the Art Press-Brake Crowning Setup
The days of controlling deflection using stacked cardboard, gum wrappers or any other type of makeshift shim are over, thanks to the introduction, by Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, MN, of the Express Crowning system. Designed to help control deflection (or the "canoe effect") in press-brake applications exceeding 4 ft. in length, the system gives fabricators the flexibility to fine-tune the deflection-compensating curve of the unit to overcome the nuances built into the press brake. Continue Reading
Zirconia Flap Discs Set New Standards
for Tool Life, Aggressiveness
Pferd Inc. introduces the Polifan Z SG-Power flap disc, promising to increase tool life compared to conventional flap discs, provide aggressive cutting and maintain consistent performance throughout the entire life of the tool. The disc's zirconia-alumina abrasive handles demanding grinding work, delivering optimum stock removal on high-powered angle grinders at high contact pressures. Continue Reading

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