KUKA Systems Develops Robotic Riveting System for Boeing 777 Wide-body Fuselage Assembly
Automation Systems

KUKA Systems Develops Robotic Riveting System for Boeing 777 Wide-body Fuselage Assembly

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI and AUGSBURG, GermanyÂ- – When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using special advanced automation technology, the result of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the KUKA Systems Aerospace Group. The robotic pulse production line, known as the Fuselage Automated Upright...

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Standardized Long-Stroke Gripper with CFC Housing
Grippers

Standardized Long-Stroke Gripper with CFC Housing

The standardized CGH light-weight gripper is the result of modern simulation methods, intensive test series, and economic manufacturing processes. The long-stroke gripper benefits from the specific material characteristics of CFC: Its E-value is four times higher, and its tensile force is twice as high as aluminum. The gripper weight has been reduced by 40%. In order to take complete advantage of...

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Single-Acting Clamping Vise KSO
Vises

Single-Acting Clamping Vise KSO

The KSO is a specially-developed single-acting clamping vise and can be easily adjusted to customer-specific specific requirements. Its basic principle incorporates an encapsulated spindle drive which prevents the accumulation of chips, dirt, or dust. This modular clamping system has a comprehensive range of jaws, an aluminum quick-change jaw system, and is easy to adjust because the clamping...

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Kurtz Ersa to Exhibit Rework Technology at SMTA Guadalajara
Soldering Irons

Kurtz Ersa to Exhibit Rework Technology at SMTA Guadalajara

Plymouth, WI — Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, will exhibit at SMTA Guadalajara scheduled to take place Oct. 15-16, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza in Guadalajara. Company representatives will showcase the ERSASCOPE technology, i-CON VARIO stations and IR/PL 550 Rework System. The award-winning and patenting ERSASCOPE technology has been...

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Borescopes

Snap-on Honored with Three Tool Innovation Awards

KENOSHA, Wis. – Snap-on was recently honored with three prestigious awards that recognize the company as providing unique productivity solutions that address the needs of the vehicle repair industry. Snap-on received two Professional Tool Equipment News (PTEN) Innovation Awards for the Semi-Deep Flip Socket (S6810) in the hand tools category and the Digital Video Borescope (BK6500) in the...

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Lasers

Laser Cutting System delivers dimensionally accurate cuts.

Equipped with factory-sealed, maintenance-free fiber laser source, 3900 Series FiberStar Laser Cutting System combines programmable 4-axis CNC system controller, integrated chiller, chamber exhaust with material filter capture, integrated computer with Windows OS, and G-Code programming software. All-purpose system provides optimized edge quality, tight dimensional tolerances, and precision cut...

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Screws

Toy Manufacturing Trends

1. What are the biggest assembly/joining challenge affecting toy manufacturers today? The biggest assembly challenge affecting toy manufacturers today is cost vs. assembly method.Â-  Toys are typically lower cost products, and must be assembled efficiently for the least amount of labor and cost. 2. What types of joining processes and equipment are toy manufacturers looking for today? Toy...

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Industrial 80 W Soldering Station supports continuous operation.
Soldering Irons

Industrial 80 W Soldering Station supports continuous operation.

While decreasing operational expense via separately replaceable wear parts as well as standby and sleep functions, i-CON 1 ensures accelerated heating and heat recovery times as well as constant temperature of soldering tip via integrated measure and control technology. System uses 150 W i-Tool and can be operated via illuminated text display and i-Op control knob. All important soldering...

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CS Unitec's Model 5 6005 0010 Air Reciprocating Saw
Portable Oscillating Saws

CS Unitec's Model 5 6005 0010 Air Reciprocating Saw

CS Unitec's versatile reciprocating saw, The Wolf, makes straight cuts in steel and has a long orbital stroke for cutting softer materials including wood, plastic and aluminum. A selector switch easily changes the stroke setting to either straight or orbital. Model 5 6005 0010 is designed with a powerful 1.6 HP pneumatic motor for cutting steel pipe and channel from 1/2 up to 6" diameter and...

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