Workpiece Holding

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

FIPA Launches New Flexible Vacuum Gripping Systems for Automation

June 3, 2014

CARY, North Carolina – FIPA Inc. now offers a wide range of easy-to-handle vacuum gripping systems. "Our years of industry experience and expertise have enabled us to create a suite of flexible gripping solutions that fit our customers' needs and budget," says Rainer Mehrer, President of FIPA. Whether it's for the handling of palettes, cardboard, wooden panels or packaging - FIPA has... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Clamps, Fixturing Accessories, Machine Tool and Material Handling Components at IMTS 2014

June 2, 2014

Fixtureworks® (Fraser, MI), www.fixtureworks.net, a leading supplier of workholding and machine tool components, fixturing accessories and  material handling products will showcase its extensive product lineup in Booth W-1686 during IMTS 2014, September 8-13, 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.  Featured in the exhibit will be Fairlane® Products... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Siborg Systems Inc. Offers New Models of LCR-Meters: Smart Tweezers ST-5S, and LCR-Reader on Amazon

June 2, 2014

Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader on Amazon allows wider access to popular handheld LCR-meters and faster shipping WATERLOO, Ontario - Siborg Systems Inc. has begun offering the popular LCR-meter line Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader on Amazon. Customers can receive their shipments faster and at lower shipping costs. By offering the LCR-Reader, and the newly released ST-5S, as well as their... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Grabit Inc. Announces Partnership with Shirai Electronics for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Handling

May 29, 2014

Shirai to offer Grabit's electroadhesion grippers for inspection systems and PCB loading applications SANTA CLARA, Calif. and KYOTO, Japan - Shirai Electronics, a leading supplier of inspection and handling systems for the printed wiring board (PWB) manufacturing industry, and Grabit Inc., an industrial automation and material handling solutions company, are announcing the launch of... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

All-Angle Pull Clamp offers 5 ton capacity for body repair.

May 27, 2014

Consisting of BU0290 Pull Clamp and BU0285 clamp adapter, BU0280 All-Angle Bite-Tite™ Clamp can pull from any number of angles up to 180° and at right angles to clamp jaw. Heat-treated, deep throat jaws fit easily over flanges, while cross-hatched teeth ensure positive grip on metal or angled bead edges with minimal distortion of metal. Measuring 8¼ in. long, clamp features 3 9/16 x 7/16 in. gripping surface and minimum throat clearance of 7/16 in. deep. Read More

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

Sign Fasteners

May 23, 2014

The Micro Plastics sign fastener is designed for rapid assembly and disassembly of a sign or other panel to its support structure. Designed for a hole diameter of 5/16" to 3/8" (8mm to 9.5mm), the sign fastener can be used to fasten two pieces together with total panel thickness from 1" to 1.64" (25.4mm to 41.6mm).  Simply squeeze the keeper together and slide onto the pin, then release the... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Clamping Force Block with Flexible Chuck Jaw Monitoring

May 16, 2014

The TANDEM KSP plus clamping force block from SCHUNK is setting new standards in automated manufacturing. For the first time ever, a standardized clamping force block provides for flexible monitoring along the whole jaw stroke. Whether using I.D. or O.D. clamping, the positions "opened" or "clamped" for any base jaw position can be adjusted. Monitoring is done via two inductive proximity... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Rapid Mechatronic Gripper for Small Part Handling

May 16, 2014

The EGP from SCHUNK is the electric small part gripper with the most compact performance on the market. SCHUNK expanded the EGP series with a smaller size (25), which weighs 110 g, and has a stroke of 3 mm per finger. The gripping force can be adjusted on 2 stages and its maximum gripping force amounts to 40 N. The gripper can handle workpieces of up to 200 g, making the gripper as efficient as... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Green & Clean

Rotary Table Horizontal Boring Mill aids large parts production.

May 16, 2014

Designed for multi-axis contour milling, precision boring, drilling, and tapping, MC 1600 meets automated large-part production requirements for oil/gas and wind energy components up to 10 ft long and 7,000 lb. Modular design features dual 63.0 x 63.0 in. pallet shuttle system, one-piece cast iron column base and bed, and built-in 360,000 position contouring rotary table with programmable mechanical clamp and 55,000 lb part handing capacity. Feed thrust in all 3 linear axes is 6,744 lb. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Toolholders provide consistent run-out and repeat accuracy.

May 16, 2014

TENDO E Compact uses hydraulic expansion technology and offers flexible clamping range. With integral one-piece design manufactured from tool steel, Tendo Platinum hydraulic toolholders can be used with all clamping diameters, have multiple gage lengths, and support direct clamping. TENDO Tech toolholders incorporate technical features or are designed for niche market/application. Maintenance-free TENDO Series suits roughing, drilling, reaming, and finishing applications. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Material Handling & Storage

Pipe Handling System aids horizontal/directional drilling.

May 16, 2014

Utilizing wireless remote controller operation and vacuum-lifting technology, HDD Pipe Handling System tilts and places drill stem at angles from 0° and 30° without using ropes or slings. Weight lets one worker lift drill stem and transfer pipe into drilling rig, while 360° hydraulic rotator gives operators complete control over drill stem and allows for precise placement of pipe joints. System handles single joints of steel pipe from 3–18 in. dia with lift capacities from 1,700–5,400 lb. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Drawer Handle Covers provide clean look and smooth feel.

May 15, 2014

Sitting flush with cabinet, Tech Drawer Pull aluminum anodized drawer handle covers optimize safety and appearance by eliminating protruding edges. Secure fit to drawer front ensures handles remain firmly in place, while anodized finish provides corrosion resistance in harsh conditions. Available in Brushed Silver, Chrome Color, or Gloss Black, covers have no pockets or ridges to catch debris, making them suited for automotive, laboratory, museum, and health care settings. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage, Safety & Security Equipment

Custom Grounding Cables/Clips promote workplace safety.

May 13, 2014

Able to be built to customer specification or in accordance with regulatory compliance requirements, custom grounding cables and clips help prevent generation of electrical sparks caused by static electricity. Hand clamp and alligator clip cables come in multiple lengths, in both insulated and non-insulated versions, with copper or stainless steel wire construction. Terminal end options include solid copper or steel clips, steel ground clamps, and solid copper lugs in various sizes. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Stainless Steel Levers suit sanitary applications.

May 13, 2014

Available in inch and metric sizes, GN 300.5 Threaded Stud Type Adjustable Levers feature all stainless steel construction, making them suitable for applications in food processing and chemical industries. RoHS-compliant units have sand blasted satin finish and come in 2 types: Type IS with screw with internal hexagon, and Type AS with screw with external hexagon. Levers are applicable wherever parts have to be clamped in confined space or in particular lever position. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. to Feature Products at IMTS 2014

May 7, 2014

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) will be exhibiting their machine tool component products in both the East and West buildings this year at IMTS 2014. In the West building, at booth W-2405, they will be showing their fixturing product lines under the Amrok brand name, which consists of the following products: • Amrok Epoxy-mineral Tombstones • Amrok Cast Iron Tombstones • Triag... Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Material Handling & Storage

Stereotaxic Frame features 10 µm resolution.

May 6, 2014

With up to 80 mm of ventral-dorsal, medial-lateral, and anterior-posterior travel and up to 90° angle adjustment in anterior-posterior or medial-lateral planes, Ultra-Precise Stereotaxic Frame is suited for use in sensitive mouse and rat stereotaxic surgeries. Systems are available with single or dual manipulators as well as various adaptors and ear bars for rats, mice, or both. Manipulators are also compatible with New Standard, Lab Standard, Just for Mouse, and Just for Mice models. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Stand-Off Sign Holder enhances pegboard signage.

May 1, 2014

Mounting to most standard pegboard, SuperGrip® Stand-Off Sign Holder for Pegboard provides 3D stand-off effect for signage. Holding power ensures secure grip on sign material from .020–.060 in. thick, while clear PVC construction ensures attention stays on signage and complements all store décor. Measuring 2¼ in. long, sign holder can be positioned to hold signs up, down, or to side and mounts to most standard pegboard via various FFR fasteners. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Dillon Hard Jaws Feature Diamond Shaped Serrations for Increased Pull-Down Effect

April 29, 2014

Springfield, OH – Hard Jaws from Dillon Manufacturing, Inc., feature diamond shaped serrations for increased pull down effect which reduce part slippage and push back from using a bar feeder. The aggressive serrations on the gripping surfaces are also ideal for cast parts, scaly parts or parts with imperfections.  Manufactured of 1018 or 8620 steel which is then case hardened and coated with... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Ground Clamps are designed to meet electrical industry demands.

April 22, 2014

Accommodating electrical industry needs, UL-Listed and CSA-Certified Type GPL U-Bolt Ground Clamps are available for pipe, rod, rebar, and fence posts. Spacer is designed to optimize available positive contact area, and clamps rotate 90° for installation flexibility. Products are suitable for direct burial in earth or concrete. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

KOMET and SCHUNK Synergy

April 21, 2014

Pairing precision workholding and toolholding with precision cutting tools is a logical step for making the best parts in the most productive way. With that in mind, KOMET, a leading global manufacturer for bore machining, reaming, and threading, and SCHUNK, the worldwide competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, honed in on their Synergy and held a joint distributor event... Read More