Finishing Machines & Tools

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Robotic System offers grit-blast surface preparation.

November 27, 2015

Designed for surface preparation of gas turbine blades and buckets up to 1 m in length, Model RB-10 features 60 x 60 in. finishing chamber with heavily reinforced 60 x 48 in. vestibule at rear to house ABB Robotics IRB-2600 robot, which directs single pressure-blast nozzle. Turntable inside blast enclosure, measuring 24 in. in diameter, is servomotor-driven and controlled as seventh axis of robotic motion to enable precise orientation of work piece during grit-blasting process cycle. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools, Paints & Coatings

Stainless Steel Polishers achieve one-step #8 mirror finish.

November 25, 2015

Instant Polish Line includes stainless steel polishing products available in 3 formats: pre-applied on Quick Step Instant Polish Disc and Instant Polish Belt or stand-alone paste. Designed for industries where high quality mirrored finishes are required, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and construction and design, these products eliminate 3–4 steps in polishing process, including need to clean in-between polishing steps, and reduce consumable changeover frequency.
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Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Cleaning Products & Equipment

Industrial Batch Parts Washer improves operational efficacy.

November 4, 2015

Able to heat wash water between 140 to 190°F, RW 2836 features 7.5 hp, reservoir-mounted, vertical, centrifugal pumps for ~65 gpm capacity at ~60 psi. Rotated by ½ hp gear motor, 28 in. dia workbasket has work clearing height of 36 in. Weight load capacity is 1,000 lb, and table is located in off center cabinet position to foster loading access. Features include natural gas burner with electronic ignition; electronic flame sensor; fresh air blower motor; and adjustable air intake. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Wet Tumble-Blasting System features compact design.

November 3, 2015

Featuring 36 x 42 in. blast enclosure, Wet Tumble-Blasting System provides batch finishing, deburring, and surface preparation of small components using liquid abrasive blasting technology. Enclosure, 15-gal slurry hopper, and drip tray are 12-gauge, 304 SS to resist corrosion. Two 90° angle wet blast guns with boron carbide nozzles are rigidly bracketed in position inside blasting chamber, so that when interlocked door is closed, guns are directed at center of tumbling mass of components. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools

Surface Treatment System creates medical instrument tubing bond.

November 2, 2015

Harnessing arc plasma, TubeDyne Treating System treats medical tube ends for permanent bond to surgical instruments, housings, or other tubing (including catheters). Self-contained, compact, tabletop unit is PLC-controlled. Tubing up to 0.375 in. dia, with or without metal inserts, can be placed in holding fixture and receive gentle, uniform, 360° treatment at length of ~2.00 in. Operator console features HMI with programmable, monochrome touchscreen. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Atmospheric Plasma Treatment System offers functional versatility.

October 7, 2015

Used in integrated robotic cells, as standalone unit, or in production lines, PlasmaTEC-X is used for surface treatment of materials prior to gluing/printing/painting/coating. Built-in AirTEC system automatically ensures constant flow to discharge nozzle, and operator can set air flow during stand-by to avoid attraction of dust. Conceptualized around high-voltage DC Plasma discharge in atmospheric air, up to 8 systems can be daisy chained and controlled through PlasmaREMOTE HMI unit. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Deburring/Rounding Machine handles parts of greater thickness.

September 29, 2015

Supporting part parameter input via touchscreen controls, EdgeBreaker® can run jobs automatically on 25 kW upon stored data retrieval. Dry processing application can perform double-sided deburring and rounding. While oscillating roller-equipped unit removes unwanted burrs, transverse-running rounding units with rounding locks simultaneously round edges on both sides. One-Click system allows for accelerated replacement of rounding blocks. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Octagon Finishing Face Mills are optimized for work on cast iron.

September 15, 2015

Built to produce flat surfaces on large cast iron components, Walter M2025/M2026 are equipped with 16-edged octagonal peripheral inserts and three 4-edged wiper inserts. Basic wiper insert shape is negative, while cutting edge geometry is positive. Convex edge wiper inserts ensure maximum surface quality, all inserts are precision ground, and cutter bodies, likewise, feature precision insert seats. Cutting edges can be changed rapidly due to wedge clamping of octagonal inserts. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Cleaning Products & Equipment

Robotic Lance Blasting System natively supports 2 grit sizes.

September 1, 2015

With extended lance nozzle, robotic blast system handles precision grit blasting and surface preparation of IDs of industrial gas turbine components in manufacturing and repair operations. Features include Fanuc M-710iC robot as lance manipulator, process chamber with servomotor-driven rotary table, and touchscreen HMI. Media reclamation and delivery system for 2 different grit sizes supports processing of components with different surface roughness specifications; change-over takes <5 min. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Plasma Treatment Systems expand up to 6 chambers.

August 25, 2015

Configurable with 2, 4, or 6 chambers, StratoSPHERE™ Series is intended for wafer-level packaging and 3D packaging applications. Systems provide surface preparation and elimination of contamination for ashing, descum, bump, organic contamination removal, and wafer destress during semiconductor manufacturing operations. Designed to handle semiconductor wafers up to 12 in. in diameter, systems can process thin wafers with or without carrier, depending upon wafer thickness. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Press Brake Tool bends delicate materials.

August 21, 2015

Available in both European Precision Style and Wila Trumpf Style tooling, CleanBend™ Forming Tool can be adapted to American Precision Style tooling. Product has 2 opposing spring-loaded half-moon rollers that rotate as force is applied in middle of die, resulting in clean bend with minimal to no marking of sheet metal. Primary applications include bending: short flanges, sensitive materials, highly polished materials, painted or coated surfaces, and materials with foil or plastic coverings. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Pipe Beveling Tool assures proper weld end alignment.

August 7, 2015

With Commander MILLHOG® Pipe Beveling Tool, users can machine heavy-wall, highly alloyed pipe from 3.75 in. ID to 14 in. OD, including Super Duplex and P-91. Optional 3-blade holder enables tool to bevel, face, and bore simultaneously, assuring uniform inside bore and smooth face and bevel for proper pipe end alignment. Capable of performing any angle of end-prep including 37 ½° and J-preps for orbital welding, tool uses one mandrel and only 7 sets of clamps. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Portable Tools

Manual Electrostatic Finishing Applicator have ergonomic design.

July 15, 2015

In addition to DeVilbiss® atomization technology, RansFlex® series incorporates features that promote operator comfort for hours of uninterrupted operation. Protected strategic components with cascade atomization technology promote performance and transfer efficiency, and turbine provides vibration-free operation. Compliant with FM/ATEX/CSA global standards, these electrostatic guns feature smooth, non-hydroscopic barrel and impact-resistant gun body materials. 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, 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

Modular Tooling System shortens changeovers.

June 12, 2015

Part of VersaHone family of honing products, VHT Tooling System is designed to maximize productivity and shorten changeovers from part to part. System features rotary expansion drive with 10:1 eccentric gear ratio and threaded tool connection. With inclusive range of 1.98–22.0 in. I.D. based on modular design, VHT uses standard OH500 and OH700 stones and guides. System is suitable for customers who deal with short runs and broad range of part diameters. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools

Tube and Pipe Beveler preps small bore heavy wall tubes.

May 29, 2015

Developed for machining highly alloyed tubes, ESCO C-HOG MILLHOG® O.D. Clamping End Prep Tool features rugged clamp that mounts onto outside of tube, evenly distributing holding power to assure chatter-free end prep. Tool is 1 ¾ in. wide to fit in tight areas and is equipped with 1.07 hp pneumatic motor that runs at 130 rpm. Capable of prepping tube and pipe from ½–3 in. O.D., tool is suited for high-purity piping systems requiring 37 ½° bevels, flat-facing, J-preps, or orbital welding. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Compact Marking Unit suits short-run applications.

May 27, 2015

Featuring compact, programmable design, DOTStar 520 provides permanent, flexible marking on metal and plastic workpieces. Unit features 120 x 100 mm marking area that allows for text of one or more lines in free scalable size, along with angles, circular arcs, and date, time, and consecutive numeration. Operating with dynamic stepping motors and low noise drive belt, unit accommodates 7 x 5, 9 x 7 dot-peening, and vibropeening marking fonts as well as datamatrix coding to ECC200 specification. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Twin Table Robotic Grit-Blast System minimizes downtime.

May 20, 2015

Featuring 2 servomotor-driven turntables on shuttle transfer cart for facilitated loading/unloading during automated grit blasting cycle, RB-72 TT is designed for descaling and surface preparation of components up to 66 in. dia and 4,000 lb. Other features include 6-axis Fanuc M-710iA robot, Fanuc R-30iB controller, and safety light curtains. Scanner wand at each side of robotic grit blasting system automates component identification and call-up of correct process recipe and motion program. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools, Cleaning Products & Equipment

Pass Through Washer offers adjustable flow, max coverage.

April 29, 2015

Featuring 24 in. wide by 24 in. tall wash zone on chain mesh belt conveyor, CBW 2424H offers adjustable belt flow from 2–20 fpm on continuous pass through basis. There are 80 nozzles placed over 8 spray bars overhead and 8 spray bars under top plane of belt for maximum coverage. For 360° coverage, same spray bars provide side spray. Cabinet of 12-Gauge powder coated steel as standard, and 10 hp vertical centrifugal pump with 450 gal tank reservoir produces pressures to 65 psi. Read More