Workpiece Holding

Material Handling & Storage

Lightweight Crane supports truss for increased capacity.

April 21, 2014

Model C250 uses Slant-Truss, which bolts to top of G-Rail™ aluminum rail profile to increase capacity in long spans; cranes with spans of <4 m and cranes with capacity of <250 kg do not need to be trussed. In combination with Slant-Truss, extended spans can enable accelerated movement without tractor drives. Slant-Truss also reduces required columns supporting runways. With possible spans over 9 m, C250 G-Rail profile offers 250 kg capacity. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Fixtureworks is Your Source for Premium Kipp Toggle Clamps

April 16, 2014

Fixtureworks® offers a full line of Kipp toggle clamps for applications where frequent use and ergonomics are factors. These attractive clamps are also desirable for use on finished products. With high quality bushings that resist scoring and wear, Kipp toggle clamps are built to last. These clamps are designed to withstand over 30,000 cycles. They operate very smoothly, providing constant... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Custom Lift Table for US

April 16, 2014

Pentalift Equipment Corporation,  Guelph, Ontario - A leading North American producer and distributor of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and an array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries approached Pentalift once again to design and build products for their specific application needs. The application in question involved designing  lift tables which would... Read More

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

Hinged Sign Holder delivers key messaging and covers overstock.

April 16, 2014

While delivering clean, linear presentation, Flip Sign Holder with Metal Brackets comes in 2 styles suited for covering overstocks and cut cases. Shelf-Top Overhang style covers edge of standard gondola shelving, while Flush/Under style mounts in-line with shelf surface or under warehouse racks/pallets. Integrated hinging mechanism facilitates access for restocking, and black plastic c-channel holds graphics 48 in. long x 7 in. high and material up to .125 in. thick. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Compact Ring Indexing Table can stop, repeat work if error occurs.

April 11, 2014

Pneumatically driven RST-D comes in 3 sizes that differ in index plate diameter and torque. Without requiring any modifications, ring indexing tables can cycle to left or right or alternate. Switching is performed by pneumatic actuation alone, and cycle types can be changed in any order and any number of times. If errors occur, work can be stopped to return and repeat processing step in question. Angle adjustment can be set to 4, 6, 8, or 12 steps (model RST-D 134 offers 16 steps). Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Clamping Vise ensures accuracy in CNC machining centers.

April 11, 2014

Available in jaw widths 3.6, 4.9, 6.3, and 7.9 in., RKE NC-Compact Vise features solid steel body with contact surfaces and guides hardened and ground on all sides. Protective caps and dirt protectors prevent chips from penetrating inside of vise body. Located next to adjustable drive spindle for accessibility, central grease nipple enables lubrication of spindle threads and all guides. Vise provides for horizontal, lateral, or vertical mounting options. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Pentalift Designs and Builds Custom Lift Table for a Leading North American Producer and Distributor of Gypsum

April 10, 2014

Pentalift Equipment Corporation - Guelph, Ontario – A leading North American producer and distributor of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and an array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries approached Pentalift once again to design and build products for their specific application needs. The application in question involved designing lift tables which would... Read More

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

TRIBOS Polygonal Clamping Technology: Now Available for the HSK-E 20 Spindle Interface

April 10, 2014

The TRIBOS-Mini HSK-E 20 polygonal toolholder is the first standardized precision toolholder for micro machining with the HSK-E 20 spindle interface from SCHUNK. In comparison to conventional steep taper interfaces, the HSK-E 20 interface ensures excellent change and positioning accuracy, as well as high process reliability. The narrow tolerances of the tapered seat ensure maximum precision at... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Diaphragm Clamping System is designed for small parts.

April 10, 2014

VERO-S SPM-138 diaphragm clamping system lets user machine contour of workpiece into SPM unit. When VERO-S module is engaged with Turbo function, SPM-138 unit clamps evenly around outside of part. VERO-S SPM Plus 138 can clamp workpiece sizes from 36–125 mm dia, and workpieces do not have to be round. SPM unit generates clamping forces up to 50 kN, and repeat accuracy is at least 5 microns. Hardened Stainless Steel is used for all functional components of VERO-S. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Manipulators balance random weights automatically.

April 3, 2014

With pneumatic AutoBalance feature, Manipulators automatically balance unknown weights as they lift them. Load is gripped and operator pulls up on manipulator's handlebars. Balance point rises until load lifts off floor and AutoBalance memorizes weight. From that point on, operator can let go of handlebars and pull load itself up and down in balanced state. Feature is useful when lifting same shape part in factory, but where there are 2 or more weights, or where weight varies randomly. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Low Profile Lift Table Rotates

April 1, 2014

Australia’s industrial safety product expert Actisafe has available a low profile electro-hydraulic lift table with rotating disc suitable for handling weight up to two tonne. This low profile materials handling item is mainly used for loading or unloading product on or off a pallet – particularly non-uniform challenges such as mixed SKUs, bagged product, boxed items, plastic containers... Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools

Block-Bit System optimizes trenching and foundation drilling.

April 1, 2014

Featuring internal groove in block bore, RockRazor™ Block and Bit System accommodates 3 retainer styles and 6 rotating or non-rotating bits. Not only can rotating bits be quickly swapped out with non-rotating bits when applications or conditions change, non-rotating flat-spade bits can be indexed in up to 4 positions for maximum productivity. At tip end, proprietary point designs combine with advanced carbide grades, resulting in minimized cracking and extended performance in abrasive conditions. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Material Handling & Storage, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining, Portable Tools

Quick-Change Block System maximizes uptime.

March 31, 2014

For surface mining and trenching machines, no-weld QC42 Quick Change Block System cuts time needed to change block from machine base from 60–90 min down to 10–15 min. System features 1070 spring steel retainer that provides added safety feature to keep unit together when not fully engaged from tapered press fit. Rubber bumper stops keep block from over-locking, while hardfaced block face ensures optimal conical rotation and minimizes wear. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools

Block System optimizes road milling efficiency.

March 31, 2014

Consisting of taper-press retention system that requires only single spare part for backup, KPL/KPR302 System offers long gauge length, which minimizes power requirements for road milling. Longer wear length translates into extended milling before maintenance is required. Tools and holders are designed for all road milling applications and cutting conditions, particularly for profile milling with cuts greater than 6 in. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

SCHUNK PRONTO Quick Jaw Change System

March 18, 2014

With a change-over time of 5 seconds per jaw, the SCHUNK PRONTO quick jaw change system offers turbo-charged set-up times for all standard lathe chucks with fine serrations of 1/16" x 90° and 1.5 mm x 60°. The quick-change retrofit set consists of support jaws and clamping inserts. It is suitable for O.D. clamping of pre-machined and finished parts. By using the interchangeable insert, the... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

RVK "Collect and Place"

March 18, 2014

The RVK has a revolving head which allows for easy application of a "Collect & Place" principle by being able to collect several workpieces before transferring them. The gripper in the working position can be operated independently from the other grippers, which remain in the gripped state when not in use. The RVK allows for lower cycle times and fewer transport strokes in a pick & place... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Precision Toolholder provides concentric clamping.

March 18, 2014

Balanced to G2.5 at 25,000 rpm, TENDO Platinum delivers precision for milling, drilling, and reaming applications. Combined brazing and hardening process lends to product rigidity and clamping durability. Manufactured from tool steel, product is thru-hardened for extended life expectancy. With run out accuracy of <0.0001 in. at 2.5x clamping diameter, toolholder protects machine spindle and cutting tool from wear and damage. There are 3 lengths with 2 precision ground taper sizes available. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Sanitary Boxed Cheese Conveyor with High Speed Curve and Clamping Device

March 17, 2014

Winneconne, WI – Multi-Conveyor (www.multi-conveyor.com) - This brief video shows a high speed sanitary conveyor that moves boxes of cheese through a horizontal curve then down the line to a clamp feature that aids in accumulation, taking off pressure between boxes.  Multi-Conveyor excels in sanitary designs that are sought after by the country's... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products

Rotary Tables used for Accumulation and Unscrambling

March 17, 2014

Winneconne, WI – Multi-Conveyor (www.multi-conveyor.com) - This brief video shows a typical rotary table by Multi-Conveyor.  One of the earliest designs for accumulation or unscrambling for food and beverage packagers is the rotary table.  Both configurations can handle multiple container sizes and materials. The rotary design is flexible and... Read More

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