Robotic Tool Changer a Perfect Fit for Cobots

July 21, 2021

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This month in FPN, we provide a sneak peak at technology on display at FABTECH 2021, September 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. View more exhibitor previews.

ATI video
Robotic Tool Changer a Perfect Fit for Cobots
ATI Industrial Automation, a manufacturer of robotic accessories and end-of-arm tooling, has developed a new standard robotic tool-changing and -storage solution: the QC-7 robotic tool changer. The pneumatically actuated QC-7 features no-touch locking technology and a patented failsafe locking mechanism for a secure connection between the master and tool.

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WEBER PT Deburring Machine
The PT handles deburring, rounding, descaling and surface grinding of thin sheets and heavy plates. Up to 5 grinding stations allow for all machining variations. A CBF station can be installed for a perfect surface finish. The STC bolt grinding beam is available especially for flame‐cut and plasma‐cut heavy plates. 

Hans WEBER Sales & Service, Olathe, Kansas 66071, 913‐254‐1611,,

BLM video
Laser-Cutting Machine Features New Drill and Tap Module
BLM Group USA will demonstrate new features of its LT8.20 Lasertube in its booth. Updates include a drill and tap module that offers friction or classic drilling and roll tapping, helping to eliminate secondary processes. A new adjustable-mode beam, 5-kW resonator (reportedly the first in the industry) with independent and dynamic control helps optimize performance based on material thickness and assist gas, while a sensored cutting head continuously monitors lens and glass condition for wear and dirt.

Waterjet Cutting Machine Offers Automatic Taper Control, Long Life
Omax is demonstrating the precision and versatility of the Omax 80X waterjet cutting machine with Tilt-A-Jet technology that provides advanced automated taper compensation, reportedly resulting in virtually zero taper.

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Amada to Debut Brevis 1212 AJ Fiber Laser
Amada’s new Brevis 1212 AJ fiber laser provides the versatility of a production-quality laser in a compact design. It features simple material loading and an optional rotary index to process tube and pipe. Maximum sheet size: 4 by 4 ft. The system’s fiber laser oscillator minimizes power costs, and the machine’s ability to maintain low operation and maintenance costs, combined with a variety of production-enhancing features, enables Brevis to achieve an excellent price-performance ratio. 

Fairmont video
20-kW Laser Cutting Machine
Eagle Fiber Laser, from Fairmont Machinery, will exhibit its 20-kW iNspire Series laser cutting machine. Come see the quickest (reportedly) laser made—with 6g acceleration and a 13,780-in./min. rapid traverse. 

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Live Demos of Cold Saws, Ironworkers, Pipe Notchers and Hydraulic Presses
Scotchman will perform live product demonstrations continuously throughout the show. Equipment on display includes the CPO 350 AutoLoader circular cold saw with the new, Clear Awareness Barrier with safety interlock switch. These new features provide extra safety for sawing while allowing the operator to visually monitor the saw in-action.

Prima Power video
Next-Gen Laser Cutting Machines Boast a Slew of New Features
Prima Power has expanded its range of 2D laser cutting machines with its new Laser Genius+ 2D fiber laser, providing a trajectory speed of 180 m/min. and designed to make the most of the laser power available. The Laser Genius+ family of machines includes sizes 1530, 2040 and 2060, and can be equipped with fiber lasers from 2 to 15 kW.

PMA Services Inc

Industry-Related Terms: Grinding, LASER, Surface, Tapping, Thickness
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