Machinery & Machining Tools

Stripping Floors Was Never Easier
Strippers

Stripping Floors Was Never Easier

The compact UniVac™ System from Kaivac makes floor stripping and refinishing fast and easy. Fill the trolley bucket with fresh, properly diluted stripper, and walk the machine over the floor. The stripper is evenly released through the variable flow rear spigot.  Agitate as usual to remove old finish and soils, and then use the UniVac to vacuum up the slurry. Repeat the process with fresh...

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Freres Lumber Utilizes Caldwell Rotary Leg Lumber Lifter
Lifters

Freres Lumber Utilizes Caldwell Rotary Leg Lumber Lifter

Freres Lumber Co. Inc. is using a custom below-the-hook attachment, manufactured by Caldwell, to lift long lumber loads at its Mass Ply Panel (MPP) facility in Lyons, Oregon. The 15-ton capacity, 53 ft.-long, motorized rotary leg lumber lifter handles lamellas (thin layers / plates) of structural composite lumber, used to manufacture MPP products. It is attached to a 20-ton capacity overhead...

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Offline CNC Wheel Dresser Improves Grinder Efficiency
CNC Machinery

Offline CNC Wheel Dresser Improves Grinder Efficiency

Glebar Company, Ramsey, NJ -- Dressing grinding wheels offline allows manufacturers to use their grinding equipment for production, reduces set up time, improves quality, and ultimately increases throughput. Manual contour dressers are operator-dependent and inconsistent, affecting the quality of the grind and increasing scrap rates. Utilization of a contour dresser generally requires more...

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Robot Operating System Drivers Enhance PI Hexapod Functionality
Multi Axis Positioning Stages / Tables

Robot Operating System Drivers Enhance PI Hexapod Functionality

The open source set of tools, software libraries, and rules aid in the development and control of 6-axis hexapod robot operations, newly available. December 2020, Auburn, MA – The Robot Operating System (ROS) by ROS.org is a flexible framework for robotics software development. PI’s release of ROS drivers is the company’s latest addition to its H-811 high performance hexapod 6-axis...

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