Workpiece Holding

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

EXSYS to Spotlight New Gearbox and Vise Offerings at MMTS 2014

March 14, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. – In booth 441 at the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS), May 12-14 at Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, high-precision toolholding, workholding, and gear technology provider EXSYS Tool, Inc. will exhibit a selection of innovative new products including precision EPPINGER gearboxes and modular Gressel vises. Among the established EXSYS offerings on display will... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

A Leading Manufacturer and Distributor of Automotive Glass Products Approached Pentalift

March 14, 2014

Guelph, Ontario – A leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass products employing over 4,000 people worldwide approached Pentalift looking for a solution to their specific application. Pentalift designed and manufactured custom upender lift tables which are used in the final stages of the manufacturing process when windshields are presented to the material handlers in the... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

Flexible Hydraulic Workholding Saves Set-up Time

March 13, 2014

Planet Products Corporation introduces flexible top tooling modules for use on the ProHold series hydraulic vises and vise towers. The flexible top modules along with the base module can act as a vise, fixture plate, hydraulic chuck, or any combination thereof, allowing a quick change, flexible workholding system for various sized work pieces. Although the vise and tower modules are designed for... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Low-Leak Suction Plates automate sheet metal handling.

March 13, 2014

Equipped with flow limiters that keep leakage rate to permissible level, SPLT Series ensures vacuum remains intact, even if all suction cups can't grip sheet equally. Vacuum cups are arranged on plate as network of 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 bellows, with holding force of 182 N and 409 N, respectively. Available with centric or eccentric vacuum connections, plates offer automatic height adjustment via spring plunger and are suitable for loading/unloading punching and laser-cutting machines. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

REGO-FIX to Spotlight Cool, Secure Products at MMTS 2014

March 12, 2014

reCool® and secuRgrip® take center stage in booth 150 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  — At the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) in booth 150, REGO-FIX will showcase new technology that quickly and easily retrofits a live tool head on a CNC lathe to make it coolant through instead of coolant flood as well as a highly secure tool holding solution for demanding part machining... Read More

Automatic ID, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Material Handling & Storage, Retail & Sales Equipment, Green & Clean

AnywhereCommerce's Nomad 2.0(TM)Achieves Global Security Certifications

March 11, 2014

Newest EMV Chip and PIN Device in Compliance with PCI PTS 3.x and SRED MONTREAL – AnywhereCommerce, a global payments technology provider, today announced that Nomad 2.0, its newest and most innovative mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) appliance for chip-card and magnetic stripe card acceptance, has been certified PCI PTS 3.x and Secure Reading and Exchange of Data (SRED) compliant. Nomad... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Motorized Micromanipulator positions probes under microscope.

March 7, 2014

Offering resolution finer than 0.05 µm, M-LSM Series delivers 25 mm travel along X/Y/Z axes, 0.5 kg load capacity, 14 mm/s speed, and up to 15 N thrust. Unit features adjustable probe holder than can mount probes with diameters from 2–13 mm. Using holder, probes can be rotated full 360° and locked in position. Mounting to metric or imperial optical breadboards with options for right- or left-hand orientation, M-LSM Series offers plug and play connectivity to T-JOY joystick. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Compact Pin Clamp supports small part location and clamping.

March 7, 2014

Suitable for robot end effector welding applications, Model PCT features gapless, dual-finger design that provides linear non-toggle clamp action, clamping multiple parts within 7 mm range. Unit is available with 12–16 mm diameter pins for 2-way or 4-way locating, and bullet or low-profile nose styles. Pin is self-contained in cartridge that is replaceable in field. Steel and aluminum bronze backups are offered in various sizes. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Angle Clamp offers swivel mounting solution.

March 6, 2014

Able to mount to any SAS aluminum profile, Model WSL-SH allows for top mounting of gripper arms and holders to frame profile. Users can determine where they would like to place robotic gripper arms and holders without being limited by stationary mounting solutions. In addition to swivel mounting feature, custom clamp is also adjustable, parallel and perpendicular to frame. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools

Screwdriver Kit affords versatility via 22-in-1 functionality.

March 5, 2014

Intended for use by security professionals, 22-in-1 Security Screwdriver Kit (Part No. 19105) features handle with non-slip, comfort grip and shaft design that reaches screws recessed up to 5 in. deep. There are 11 double-ended shaft-style bits, which include multiple sizes of security Torx®, hex, and Robertson along with spanners and tri-wings; standard slotted and Phillips bits are also represented. Selection provides versatility for security and traditional applications. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Material Handling & Storage

Sign Holder displays up to 3 signs. .

March 5, 2014

With SuperGrip® Adjustable Multi-Mount Sign Holder, retailers can display up to 3 signs on fixtures throughout store. Pivoting holder accommodates material from 0.30–0.80 in. thick and adjusts to display signs at optimal viewing angle. Top and bottom card holders, accepting 0.20–0.40 in. thick materials, provide for branding or promotional signage. Made of clear PVC, holder mounts to 1.25 in. H shelf channels; wire and plastic front fences, baskets, and shelves; slatwall; and corrugated materials. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Adept Technology Wins Innovation Award for "SoftPIC" Food Gripper

March 3, 2014

Pleasanton, Calif. – Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that it was awarded an Innovation Award at the CFIA Rennes 2014 exhibition for its Adept "SoftPIC" food gripper. CFIA Rennes 2014, a regional exhibition for the food-processing industry, was held February 11-13, 2014, at Parc Expo Rennes... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Hygienic EOAT Vacuum suits food processing and transport.

March 3, 2014

With HDSV Hygienic Design SAS Vacuum technology, vacuum is generated by means of compressed air directly in gripper, allowing air to continually clean tool. Vacuum created does not have to be additionally guided by tubes and machines to product. In addition, high leakage tolerance allows secure grip even with incomplete seal between product and gripper or porous or uneven food surface. System can grab wide range of diverse foods such as tofu or topped muffins. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage

Linemaster Hercules RF Foot Control with Handle

February 28, 2014

Linemaster introduces a new handle option for the Industrial RF Wireless Hercules foot control.  Three standard off the shelf models are available with the positioning handle, SP-831-111100XA (single function), SP-831-111201XA (two function), and SP-831-111302XA (three function).  After being attached, the RF Hercules Handle stands about 3 feet tall when measured from the top of the foot... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Replacement Electrodes feature silver insert.

February 28, 2014

Combining copper electrode body and solid silver insert, PT-36® Replacement Silver-Pro Electrodes deliver powerful plasma arc while minimizing downtime. Silver insert optimizes conductivity of electricity and dissipates heat of plasma arc more efficiently than standard copper electrodes, extending electrode life. With replacement electrode holder for PT-36® torch, replacement electrodes and OEM’s original electrodes can both be used. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Gripper Components offer power from compact form factor.

February 28, 2014

Supporting range of sensor, assembly, and mounting options, Gripper components of Blue Line series include GRF 14-35 and GRF 14-90 Gripper Finger, GRZ 10-10 D Sprue Cutter, and GRZ 20-22 G-STC Gripper Plier. Latter features aluminum housing and jaws, several mounting options, and sensor jaw that accepts off-the-shelf sensors. Various sizes and types of pneumatic gripping fingers and pliers are available, and tools deliver gripping and clamping power in compact form factor. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Single-Station CNC Vises feature one-piece body, stationary jaw.

February 28, 2014

With one-piece body and stationary jaw design, VersatileLock® Vises provide rigid clamping with 0.0005 in. repeatable accuracy. There are 12 models, available in manual, air, and hydraulic versions, designed to handle range of part clamping applications. AngLock® feature and pull-type clamping design reduce stationary jaw deflection. Respectively, clamping forces for models 3600 (manual) and 3600H (hydraulic) are 6,356 lb at 80 lb of input torque and 12,600 clamping force at 3,200 lb of input psi. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics, Green & Clean

Automation Leader Receives Global Recognition for Sustainable, Environmental Manufacturing Solutions

February 27, 2014

SAS Automation named a member of German-based global alliance, Blue Competence KARLSRUHE – SAS Automation, the leader in superior robotic End-of-Arm tooling (EOAT) and automation technology, has been recognized as a Blue Competence Alliance Member for its sustainable, energy saving manufacturing solutions. Blue Competence, based in Germany, is the global alliance for Mechanical Engineering... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Test & Measuring Instruments

ROTA NCR Precision 6-Jaw Compensation Chuck

February 27, 2014

The clamping of thin-walled and easily deformed components is challenging. With the ROTA NCR 6-jaw compensation chuck, SCHUNK offers a standard solution for this type of workpiece. SCHUNK has standardized the sizes of the ROTA NCR with diameters up to 1200 mm opening up the possibilities for precision workpiece clamping with large lathe chucks.  The ROTA NCR consists of a central chuck... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics, Services

International End-of-Arm Tooling Leader Reveals Three New Products at Motek

February 27, 2014

SAS Automation launches Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) for EOAT, Hybrid End Effectors and Adjustable Bag Grippers KARLSRUHE — SAS Automation, the leader in superior robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) and automation technology for the material handling industry, is unveiling three new products at the 2013 Motek International Trade Fair. The three new products being debuted include: ... Read More