Horizontal bender has angle control,
automatic springback compensation
Stierli-Bieger AG’s CNC
equipped with programmable angle control and
compensation is designed
to bend closed forms,
boxes, pipework, and
frames to exact tolerances.
angle control feature
allows the user to define
dimensions, angles, and
The software calculates
data such as bending stroke, gauge measurements, and cutting length and
transfers the information to the operation. The control can be programmed to
automatically indicate when a workpiece must be turned.
The bender is suitable for construction applications and general sheet
Stierli-Bieger AG, Schellenrain 1, CH-6210 Sursee, Switzerland, 041-41-920-
system seats tools
in one step
Wilson Tool’s new
clamping system is designed to
accelerate setups by clamping
and seating tools in one operation. Once the operator loads
the tooling, one touch of the
pendant control activates the
hydraulic action, clamping and
seating the tooling.
The system is engineered to
accommodate any American-style press brake tooling without
requiring a groove, thereby
Its design is modular, having 2-foot-long sections, intended to simplify
clamp installation. It can hold tooling of any length. Its streamlined profile
allows more clearance for bending. Thirty-degree bends can be made in front
of and behind the beam.
To extend clamp life, each clamp is treated with the company’s patented
Nitrex™ high-endurance surface enhancement, which hardens the surface
to HRC 70.
The system can be installed by one operator in less than an hour, the company says.
Wilson Tool International®, 12912 Farnham Ave., White Bear Lake, MN
55110, 651-286-6001, info@ wilsontool.com, www.wilsontool.com
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High-power cold gun reduces heat from
laser cutting, sawing, abrasive operations
Exair’s high-power cold gun produces a stream of 20-degree-F air
to reduce heat buildup from laser
cutting, sawing, and other abrasive operations.
The gun system comprises a
stainless steel vortex tube that
converts compressed air into cold
air. A flexible ball and socket
hose directs the cold air to where
the heat is generated. A magnetic base makes it portable and easy
The system eliminates the
ongoing costs associated with
coolants, including filtration,
cleanup, and disposal. It does not
generate potentially harmful airborne fumes.
Exair Corp., 11510 Goldcoast Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621, 800-903-
9247, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.exair.com
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