EBTEC Corporation, a Division of EDAC Technologies Acquires Three LASERDYNE Laser Machining Systems In A Major Expansion — Provides EBTEC Competitive Advantages With Newest Complex Laser Processing Technology

EBTEC Corporation, a division of EDAC Technologies LLC (Cheshire, CT), has acquired three LASERDYNE Fiber Laser Machining Systems. Once installed at EBTEC’s new expanded 83,500 square foot facility in East Windsor CT, this new laser technology expands the company’s four existing fiber laser system output to meet the growing needs of its aerospace and commercial

Nexen Introduces Alternative to Traditional Drive Systems: Roller Pinion System in Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel

Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a stainless steel version of its patented precision roller pinion system (RPS). The Nexen RPS engages two teeth simultaneously to achieve superior accuracy with zero backlash at any length. The system is also extremely quiet, and 99% efficient. Stainless steel makes the system extremely corrosion resistant, with a long life of

New PTO Clutch Brake Animation Video Created by Ogura

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how PTO clutch brakes work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In PTO clutch brakes, torque is generated by attracting the armature and rotor to each other via a series of magnetic flux paths. The animation

SmartPerf™ From Prima Power Laserdyne Makes “On-The-Fly” Laser Drilling Of Linear And Cylindrical Patterns In 2D and 3D Parts Easy

It’s another first from Prima Power Laserdyne – SmartPerf™ the application inspired tool for programming and laser drilling of simple to complex patterns of holes in linear and cylindrical paths in 2D and 3D parts. SmartPerf ensures higher quality holes, both in terms of metallurgy and geometry, with the benefit of reduced cycle time for

New Website Offers Better Ways to Improve Efficiency and Safety

EXAIR.com is the new digital home of Intelligent Compressed Air products for industry. EXAIRs new website has improved the product selection process by providing descriptions immediately from the homepage. An improved account management and ordering process streamlines access to historical orders, allows one click repeat orders and eases editing of your information. This website is

ABB Jokab Safety Pluto safety PLC features hot-swap capabilities for in-the-field replacement

The ABB® Jokab Safety™ Pluto™ safety programmable logic controller (PLC) features an advanced design that enables hot swapping for replacement with just the removal of the old terminal caps and a push of a button. In addition to being able to hot swap an old Pluto safety PLC for a new one with little more

Better motion control through matched gearheads and servomotors

A problem with bolting aftermarket gearheads onto servomotors to handle torque-speed requirements is that you rarely get a really good fit. The Sigma-7 servomotor line addresses this issue. Gearheads have been designed to pair precisely with every servomotor in the Sigma-7 range, creating complete gear motor solutions rated from a low of 50 watts to

Kurt SeraLock Towers And WedgeLock and MoveLock Modules Provide High Density, Flexible Workholding

High density, high accuracy and flexibility to accommodate different part sizes or multiple parts are benefits of Kurt’s SeraLock Towers, and WedgeLock and MoveLock workholding modules. “SeraLock Towers make it possible to easily machine a group of dissimilar workpieces or a high density of a single part all in the same setup. The system employs

Patented No Drip Atomizing Spray Nozzle Covers 360 Degrees

EXAIRs patented 1/4 NPT No Drip internal mix 360 degree hollow circular pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These can provide a smooth, even coating on the inside diameter of a pipe or similar ductwork. They are also effective for operations where mist over a broad

Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts

The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. These component fabricators use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component

JK Tool’s new custom designed facility

JK Tool Inc., a designer and manufacturer of progressive stamping tools, precision machined components and custom assemblies recently moved into a brand new custom designed facility in New Kensington, PA. The new facility located in New Kensington, PA is 18,000 square-feet and is part of the Westmoreland Business & Research Park. This new facility offers

Kurt Workholding’s HDL CarvLock® Towers Provide Precision Clamping

Kurt Workholding offers a complete line of high-density CarvLock® workholding towers for precision machining with eight or twelve clamping stations in both manual and hydraulic models. Equipped with easily changeable jaws, these Kurt towers provide maximum setup flexibility and fast changeover between jobs. Kurt’s complete line of CarvLock tower system options allows manufactures to configure

Compact Barcode Reader Delivers Powerful Performance

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leading supplier of industrial barcode readers and machine vision, announced today the addition of the  DataMan 70 series to its successful line of compact fixed-mount barcode readers. DataMan 70 delivers the highest read rates for 1-D and 2-D label-based barcodes in a form factor small enough to fit in

How to design robust injection molds

RJG, Inc. held their first Mold Design class in March of this year. The goal of offering this course is to provide mold makers, design engineers and molders with the common language and core knowledge required to design injection molds that exceed time, cost and quality requirements. Mold Design is meant to bridge the gap

Analyze motion performance easily

The IL5 High-Speed Camera lets you record any gears, motors, machinery, mechanical or robotic equipment that is moving too quickly to process with the naked eye. By using slow motion replay, you can see what you have been missing with normal speed video and analyze the performance of your equipment to improve design. With recording

J.W. Winco Offers Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers With Push Button, Threaded Stud Type

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 303 (with Steel Components) and GN 303.1 (with Stainless Steel Components) Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers with Push Button, Threaded Stud Type. The adjustable hand levers with push button, which are RoHS compliant, have proven to be ideal wherever parts

New Large Siphon Fed Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools, Treats & Paints

EXAIR’s new 1/2 NPT siphon fed atomizing spray nozzle atomizes a variety of fluids in a round spray pattern where no liquid pressure is available and heavy application of liquid is needed. This corrosion resistant type 303SS nozzle draws liquid into the airstream and mixes it internally while providing up to 24″ of suction height.

FIPA Introduces New 2016 Series Sprue Grippers

FIPA Inc., a manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT), has released the new 2016 Series self-centering, gap-free sprue grippers. Featuring a wide jaw opening, high closing force, single-acting operation, and easy assembly and disassembly, the new grippers are also available with optional direct sensing capabilities and smooth

How HMIs can solve the industrial Ethernet communication problem

Connecting the many different industrial Ethernet protocols found in a typical plant or facility can be a headache, but an HMI can relieve the pain. Marcia R. Gadbois, General Manager and VP for the Wonderware InduSoft Web Studio group of Schneider Electric Due to the popularity of the IoT and the IIoT, along with other

New DoveLock™ Dovetail Vises with Reversible Jaws for Holding Wider Range of Part Blanks And Dovetail Widths

Kurt’s new DoveLock™ dovetail vises are ideal for superior clamping strength and specifically designed for allowing access to 5 sides of the workpiece in 5-axis, 4th-axis and palletized CNC machining systems. DoveLock vise is available in two sizes, a 1-inch jaw width DTR10 model and 2-inch jaw width DTR20 model. With a jaw opening of

Compact bidirectional data memory module

Balluff offers a compact, bidirectional data memory module for tight mounting spaces. The compact memory module with IP 67 protection is just 34 x 16 x 8 mm in size and can be used as a memory storage device on interchangeable units such as milling heads on gantry type machining centers. This means the assemblies

J.W. Winco Now Offers Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 612.3 Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers. These RoHS compliant cam action indexing plungers are best utilized when the pin needs to be retracted. When the lever arm is rotated 180°, the pin retracts into the indexing plunger

New Matt Chrome Covers For OKW’s Designer COM-KNOBS

OKW has added striking new matt chrome covers to its COM-KNOBS range of collet knobs for rotary potentiometers – perfect for metal or metallic-look front panels. High quality COM-KNOBS suit a huge range of applications including measuring and control, medical and wellness devices, laboratory equipment, heating and air conditioning, communications equipment and building management systems.

Hollow shaft rotary encoders

The rotary encoder series ECI 4000/EBI 4000 is a modular device without integral bearing and with a 90 mm hollow shaft. It enables the user to replace the conventional toothed-belt drive for coupling a motor feedback system to torque motors. With fewer components, these rotary encoders provide wear-free operation. They open up new applications for inductive rotary

Visit B&R in Chicago at IMTS 2016

Visit the B&R booth to learn about the integrated machine control platform and advanced technologies At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 12-17 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, B&R Industrial Automation Corp will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4115. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic,