Machinery & Machining Tools

Machinery & Machining Tools

Band Saw Blade supports high-speed aluminum cutting.

July 2, 2015

Utilizing precision grinding techniques, CAST MASTER™ XL features optimized surface finish on carbide tooth edge that prevents material build-up. Specialized grade of carbide provides wear resistance in aluminum and non-ferrous materials, while aggressive rake angle maximizes shear plane angle, minimizing cutting forces and aiding in tooth penetration. In addition, high-alloy backing steel and next generation welding technology prevents premature tooth loss. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

High-Throughput Stringer solders solar cells in 2 sec cycle.

July 2, 2015

Designed to produce full and half-cell strings with up to 5 busbars, STRINGER TT1800 utilizes single track technology and offers throughput of up to 50 MWp per year. Cycle time of 2 seconds enables production of up to 27 modules/hr, and throughput of complete standardized system – 2 STRINGER TT1800 and one layup – is rated at 100 MWp. Layup's 6-axis robot consists of flexible package that allows system to be adapted to different applications or cell and glass sizes. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools

Helical Mill promotes process reliability and efficiency.

July 1, 2015

Along with solid and stable body, Walter BLAXX F5038 helical milling cutter features tangential, quadruple edge system of indexable inserts made of Tiger·tec® Silver. Accurately arranged precision indexable inserts produce flawless and step-free shoulders that can eliminate need for re-machining. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment

Fiber Laser System suits development, small lot size production.

June 30, 2015

Featuring third generation BeamDirector®, which provides 2 axes of laser beam motion without part movement, LASERDYNE® 430 Versa can be used for laser cutting, welding, drilling, texturing, and marking. This 3D fiber laser system employs air-cooled, 3,000 W peak power fiber laser, supports range of standard focusing lens assemblies, and employs capacitive and optical methods of focus control. Motion system and other features promote performance, accuracy, and applicability. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Abrasive Belts improve productivity by reducing process time.

June 30, 2015

Vortex® Rapid Prep Belts come in Low Flex (LF) – high-lift nylon fiber bonded to strong nylon scrim backing – and Regular Flex (RF) – low stretch design with nylon fiber bonded to Y-weight polyester backing – versions. Agglomerated aluminum oxide grain increases cut rate on aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel, while Clean Bond™ resin technology eliminates rework process steps by producing smooth, smear-free finishes for aerospace, metal and stainless fabrication, and MRO applications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

CNC Router increases productivity in plastics industry.

June 30, 2015

Helping streamline plastics fabrication in production shops, Venture Plus handles cutting, drilling, and carving while delivering high polished accuracy with smooth edge finish. Features include 12 hp HSD automatic tool changer spindle with 8 tool rotary carousel, 4-zone vacuum table, 10 hp rotary vane pump, and material alignment pop up pins. Along with PC-based OSAI industrial controller, components include Delta AC servo motors and drives and precision helical rack and pinion. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Pipe Beveling Tool features bevel, face, and bore blade holder.

June 29, 2015

Offered in air- and electric-powered models, Prepzilla MILLHOG® machines 1.5 in. ID to 8.625 in. OD pipes using 8 sets of clamps and one mandrel. Rigid 3-blade holder bevels, faces, and bores in one operation and ensures smooth transfer when matching 2 different pipe schedules. Able to produce end preps at any angle without cutting oils, ID clamping tool features dual-opposed tapered roller bearings, direct drive gears, rigid blade lock system, and TiN-coated T-15 tool steel cutter blades. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Tube Bending Machine meets small batch needs.

June 29, 2015

With bend torque up to 4,056 lb-ft, EvBend 2000 can bend tube diameters up to 2 in., including tubing made from hard alloy materials.  Rotary-draw tube bending machine combines manual set-up with semi-manual operation of bending arm, which has servomotor power assistance. To ensure precise tube bending, machine uses CNC control system for tube feed, carriage rotation, and bend axes. EvBend 2000 meets small batch needs of shipbuilding, oil/gas, and processing sectors. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Food Processing & Preparation

Long-Life Seafood Processing Blades withstand harsh conditions.

June 29, 2015

Available in sizes from 3.54–11.811 in. for both fresh and salt water processing, stainless steel Hyde IBS Seafood Processing Blades feature smooth Ra microfinish coating. This reduces friction during cut, tendency of fish and waste products to stick to blade, and waste while also helping to extend blade life. Polished and honed edge delivers sharp, clean cuts. In testing, after 500 hr of constant salt spray test (ASTM Standard B117), blades showed virtually no rusting or corrosion. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Depaneling Machine separates metalized LED boards.

June 26, 2015

With max speed of 400 mm/sec, Model CL-100 can handle single-sided, metalized, or FR-4 panels of any length, with thicknesses from 0.8-3.5 mm. Machine uses 3 sets of round knives that are positioned at different heights to separate in 3 sequential steps. By using starting and ending table to lay panel, motor-driven machine enables operator to feed panel into and through knives. Table comes in standard length of 7.8 ft with 3.5 ft at front and 3.5 ft at rear. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

3D Printer Materials Development Kit accelerates R&D.

June 26, 2015

Combining fast test cycle times with small build volume, RAM10™ 3D Printer Materials Development Kit provides open materials development system that uses ViriPrint™ software and includes fluids manifold, electronics, and spreader bars. Ability for users to change powder, binder, firing parameters, tubing, and powder deposition subsystems enables distributed development of new materials sets as well as scale-up to larger systems. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Honing Machine handles bore diameters from 0.060-4.0 in.

June 26, 2015

Suited for prototype to production volumes, Model SH-4000 merges Siemens touchscreen PLC and digital-servo drives with servo-hybrid tool feed system and clear adjustable guard/light curtain. Horizontal power-stroked honing machine features 5 hp spindle drive and 1.5 hp stroker drive, with stroke travel up to 15.43 in. Spindle speed is infinitely adjustable from 200–3,000 rpm, with stroke rates of 10–550 spm. Cutting pressure can be adjusted in 1 lbf increments to maximum of 500 lbf. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Configurable Control Platform improves operational efficacy.

June 26, 2015

Improving utilization of existing tools and assets, Automation Platform consists of two programmable automation control options; I/O modules for interfacing to any type of sensor, actuator, valve, etc; and Controls Workbench software for configuration, process monitoring, tuning, and data storage. Library of process routine templates and function blocks facilitates implementation, and leveraging of Umetrics analytical solutions improves automation via real-time actionable data insights. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Laser Beam Monitoring System supports dynamic measurements.

June 24, 2015

Featuring magnification optics for measuring beams with spot sizes down to 55 µm, non-contact BeamWatch® 2.0 monitors high-power (up to 100 kW) YAG, fiber, and diode lasers in 980–1,080 nm range used in industrial material processing applications. Unit takes measurements every 60 msec, providing instant readings of focus spot size and beam position as well as dynamic measurements of focal plane location during process start-up. Dual axis measurement support is available Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

High-Speed Digital Die Cutter delivers broad functionality.

June 23, 2015

With run speeds up to 5k sph, 15 x 20 in. sheet capacity, and quick changeover, Insignia5 Flexo-Magnetic Sheetfed Die Cutter can die-cut, kiss-cut, and cut-score diverse range of products. Functionality lets users produce everything from one-off items to hundreds of thousands of identical products. Able to handle range of substrates up to 24 pt thickness, including foils, plastics, and aluminum, cutter comes standard with Single Magnetic Cylinder with fixed bottom anvil. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Safety Chucks feature replaceable inserts.

June 22, 2015

Available in pedestal mount and flange mount models, Guardian Safety Chucks feature self-centering journal seat and automatic locking in case of accidental rotation. Hardened inserts can be replaced as opposed to entire handwheel when maintenance is needed. Inserts also add versatility as they can be swapped out to accommodate other shaft sizes on same safety chuck. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Solid Carbide Drills feature double-margin flute design.

June 22, 2015

Made of special sub-micron grain carbide grade for abrasion resistance and durability, EF Series features multi-layer PVD coating that resists chipping/cracking for extended tool life. Flute construction enables optimized chip evacuation, while self-centering design allows drilling in one shot, eliminating peck cycles and pre-spot operations. Products are available in 3XD, 5XD, and 8XD drill styles in solid and coolant-fed designs. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Drilling and Chamfering Tool reduces tool changes, downtime.

June 18, 2015

Able to reduce machining time by minimizing required tool changes, D4580 chamfer body provides drilling and chamfering in one tool. Product is available in 6 in. and metric body sizes with chamfer widths up to 0.011 in. (2.8 mm). Suitable for use with all corresponding solid carbide drills, tool is compatible with such materials as ISO material groups P, M, K, N, and S and suitable for all holes with 45° chamfers. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Universal Hydraulic Toolholder streamlines operations.

June 18, 2015

Negating use of different holder technologies for milling, drilling, and reaming, TENDO E compact enables safe transfer torques up to 384 lb-ft at 20 mm clamping diameter and is suited for high volume-cutting. This hydraulic expansion toolholder, featuring vibration damping as well as precise run out accuracy of <0.003 mm at 2.5 x D, protects machine spindle and cutting tool from damage. Tools can be quickly changed with Allen key, and common spindle connections are available. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Laser Cutting System comes in 3- and 5-axis configurations.

June 18, 2015

Designed for high-precision cutting, drilling, grooving, and slicing, LCS 50 Laser-MicroJet Cutting System machines diamond tools, gem diamonds, watch components, and other small workpieces. Water jet guided laser technology generates cylindrical laser beam within hair-thin water jet, resulting in parallel walls, tight kerf widths, smooth cutting surfaces, and sharp edges free of micro cracks, oxidation, depositions, and heat-affected zone. Read More