Industrial Tools and Equipments

Friday, April 17, 2009

Molding Systems automate wind-turbine blade fabrication

MAG Industrial Automation Systems

Delivering repeatable process control as automated blade molding facility, CNC-controlled Rapid Material Placement System (RMPS) offers integrated manufacturing capable of spraying in-mold coatings, dispensing/lay-up of glass and carbon fiber materials, and dispensing/application of adhesive. Also available, quick-cure molding system produces molds using customer CAD data, yielding finished blade to spec with each cycle. It can be infused with resin in 1 hr and followed by 2 hr cure.

Mobile Waterjet Cutter is hydraulically controlled

Jet Edge

Designed to move along rigid or flexible track to cut flat or curved surfaces, Hydraulic Versacutter portable cutting and beveling system delivers 60,000 psi abrasive waterjet. System is powered by 60,000 psi waterjet intensifier pumps, which are available in electric or diesel models up to 280 hp. Versacutter cuts without flames and does not generate heat, and is suited for cutting pipelines, steel reinforced concrete, and fabricated metal structures in areas where flames are restricted.

Milling Chucks come in 3 and 2 jaw configurations.


Available in 3, 4, 5, and 6 in. sizes for OD and ID clamping applications, manually actuated Production Milling Chucks integrate with tombstones and pallets for machining centers, milling machines, and grinders. They are clamped and unclamped on top face, enabling more chucks to be ganged together. Chucks feature 2 stage clamping; fast initial jaw stroke for large opening and primary stage to provide high clamping force

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System allows for overhead loading

Jet Edge
St. Michael, MN 55376

Available in 5 x 5, 5 x 13, 8 x 5, and 21 x 5 ft work envelopes, 5 ft series Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System has exposed tank to facilitate overhead loading. It is ball-screw driven and features direct-couple ac brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages, as well as heavy-wall tubular steel construction that eliminates vibration. Unit utilizes industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional)

Machining Centers offer traction drive technology.

OMAX Corp.
Kent, WA 98032

JetMachining® Centers are available with closed-loop Intelli-TRAX®, which optimizes traverse speeds to reduce throughput times when machining multiple and nested parts. Mechanical force needed to produce motion is obtained from friction wheel pressed tightly against rail and is controlled by operator. Linear encoder positioning system, featuring sensor with 1 ?m resolution, reads position information from precision linear tape scale attached to beam assembly.

Lathe features electronic servo motor and threading computer.

Hardinge Workholding Division
Elmira, NY 14902

With thread range of 4.0-250.0 TPI, Model HLV can machine up to 4 multiple-start threads. Brushless servo motor provides 44 lb-in. of continuous torque to 8-pitch threading lead screw, while 3.2 in. LCD provides visual threading information. Digital readout includes set zero mode for each axis, diameter/radius mode, inch/metric mode, and absolute/incremental mode. Offering infinitely variable spindle speeds from 100-3,000 rpm, lathe has 5 hp belted drive system that provides 15 lb-ft of torque.

Laser Engraving System provides 24 x 12 in. work table.

Epilog Laser Corp.
Golden, CO 80403

Allowing for 1,000 dpi engraving, entry level Zing 24 is available in wattages ranging from 30-60 W. It features Laser Dashboard(TM) that allows users to print directly from many Windows® based software programs they already use. Unit features Teflon coated Infinion(TM) bearings, high-speed micro stepper motors, intuitive control panel, and Radiance(TM) optics.

Laser Alignment Tool suits industrial applications.

Pinpoint Laser Systems
Peabody, MA 01960

Featuring compact size, Microgage Disk Receiver fits into small places for bore alignment, checking extruder barrels, and shaft bearings. It operates over distances of 100 ft and delivers measuring precision of 0.0005 in. Unit is well suited for lathe and spindle alignment, checking machine tool runout, roll and web alignment, and precision bore alignment.