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for the Omax virtual tradeshow on February 25 at noon EST for a
comparison of waterjet cutting and other cutting processes. The
presentation, hosted by Jesse Bronson, Omax regional manager, and Tim
Holcomb, Omax applications specialist, will highlight strengths,
weaknesses and approaches to achieve higher production and maximum
company RoboDK has released TwinTrack, a tool that allows users to
program any industrial robot quickly and simply by tracing the desired
motion with a handheld probe. The tool provides an answer as robots move
into the hands of less experienced users, thus requiring more-intuitive
programming interfaces, according to company officials.
Hypertherm, Inc. now makes available “extreme-bevel” consumables for its MaxPro200 LongLife air- and oxygen-plasma cutting system. The consumables, designed for mechanized, robotic and handheld cutting, feature an aggressive, pointed geometry so that a plasma torch can tilt to an angle of as much as 66.5 deg. This makes the consumables ideal for a range of jobs, including steep mechanized beveling, tube and pipe cutting, structural steel work, pressure-vessel construction, and handheld cutting.
LVD North America has debuted Ulti-Form, a robotic bending system featuring an automated tool-changing press brake. Ulti-Form, following the company’s Dyna-Cell robotic bending cell, takes automated bending technology a step further, according to company officials, by incorporating the automated tool-changing press brake that handles both small batches and long production runs efficiently with minimal changeover time.
Titanium sheet, as hard as steel at nearly half the weight, certainly provides challenges when shaping it into a quality part via stamping, bending or punching. It demands care in processing, especially given its high cost. Mistakes with titanium most assuredly can derail the profit margin on a job. It’s a bit surprising then, that fabricators can laser cut titanium sheet with relative ease.
“From a cutting perspective, titanium isn’t terribly unique,” offers Brett Thompson, TruLaser technologies and sales consultant manager for Trumpf North America.
collaboration with The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric
company, Lincoln Electric has introduced the Vrtex OxyFuel Cutting
feature, bringing welding and cutting together for education by enabling
users to practice torch cutting safely and virtually. From setting up
the torch to executing the cut, each task is designed to simulate
real-world cutting applications.
the addition of an optional Auto-90 program feature, the Scotchman
SUP-600 NF AngleMaster upcut circular cold saw runs completely
automatically for 90-deg. cuts. The system feeds materials, makes
90-deg. cuts continuously, and is ideal for door and window, facade, and
other cutting applications using high-volume nonferrous materials that
require 90-deg. cuts.
Manufacturers needing to rapidly switch between different production runs to meet customers’ tight timelines will appreciate the new intelligent Shopworks interface introduced by Dassault Systèmes as an add-on module to its Delmiaworks (formerly IQMS) manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Shopworks helps manufacturers within complex production environments simplify shop-floor operators’ activities, and gain real-time insights from the manufacturing-execution-system and manufacturing-operations-management ERP modules.
Systems Integrators, Inc. (WSI), Warrensville Heights, OH, a
manufacturer of resistance welding (RW) equipment, has introduced a
mid-frequency direct-current (MFDC) press-type RW machine. This new
addition to the WSI product lineup, which incorporates a fast rise time
(FRT) MFDC transformer, proves ideal for welding applications requiring
short weld times and high welding current.
FRT-MFDC welders, say WSI officials, promise to reduce lifecycle cost,
improve process control for the welding of coated parts, manage
weld-nugget formation, minimize the size of the heat-affected zone and
minimize primary-power requirements.