Manual toggle clamps
De-Sta-Co offers the 2013, 2017,
2027, and 2037 series of horizontal-handle hold-down action clamps that
deliver two to three times the holding
capacity of the company’s legacy
models in the same envelope.
A knob on the end of the open U
bar of the new clamps prevents spin-
dle slippage. Additionally, the patented design provides increased hand
clearance in the open position, helping to eliminate pinch points.
The clamps come with an
ergonomic handle grip, two flanged
washers, and a spindle assembly, and
straight base options are available.
Maximum holding capacity is from
150 to 2,400 lbs. The low pivot points
provide for a perpendicular clamp
force. The straight downward action
helps prevent movement of the workpiece in the fixture.
De-Sta-Co | 888-337-8226 |
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Semiautomatic band saw
Kalamazoo Industries Inc. offers the
model KS450 semiautomatic band saw
for production sawing of solids and
structural shapes up to 14 in. at 90
degrees in full cycle, semiautomatic
The saw offers double mitering—
60 degrees to either left or right—
with a variable-speed blade from 60 to
360 FPM. The saw frame is canted 5
degrees to cut through the bottom of
a structural section without vibration
or slowdown of the sawing rate.
The machine features fully
hydraulic operation and a freestanding operator console that may be
placed in the desired location. When
the operator pushes a single button,
the saw frame automatically senses
the material size, the vise clamps
down, the saw frame makes the cut at
the preset rate, it returns automatically to clear the workpiece, and the vise
opens, ready for the next cut.
Kalamazoo Industries Inc. | 269-321-8860 |
“I have been using Steelmaster in my facility
since 1998. For graining and deburring I consider
Steelmaster to be best in class.”
Owner Begneaud Mfg., Inc.
Steelmaster incorporates the finest in German technology in a dependable,
flexible, and versatile machine. Deburr and grain in one pass; remove oxidation; deburr up-formed, PVC coated or tabbed parts; and deburr galvanized
steel without removing the galvanized coating. Steelmaster’s high quality
heavy duty construction includes a 3⁄ 4" plate steel frame, an 8" adjustable contact drum, dual air knife dryers above and below the part, variable conveyor
belt speeds with auto tracking, and PLC touch screen controls. Every
Steelmaster machine is designed to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
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Plasma cutting system
Hypertherm® offers the Powermax30
plasma cutting system. The 20-lb.
machine is compact and portable, yet
capable of cutting up to 3⁄8-in. and severing up to 1⁄2-in. metals.
It is suitable for manual cutting of
mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum across a range of thicknesses.
According to the company, the unit
has excellent cut quality, a small
HAZ, and fine-feature cutting.
In the new torch design, the small-angled retaining cap helps enhance
the visibility of the cut and the ability to access corners. The company
reports the new cap design is seven
times more resistant to heat and physical abuse compared to earlier cap
designs. A deflector snaps onto the
retaining cap for added protection
and to eliminate any chance of nozzle
arcing when edge starting.
The system is designed for tough
environments requiring on-the-spot
It is available with a carrying case
that includes a circle-cutting guide,
gloves, system shoulder strap, and
Hypertherm Inc. | 800-643-3441 |
The FABRICATOR | An FMA Publication
www.thefabricator.com | March 2007