CAD template library
for die design
Hyson Products has introduced an
updated CAD template library, version 4.0, which features gas spring,
manifold cylinder, cam, and component drawings to assist in die design.
In addition to a two-CD set available on request, the library can be
downloaded directly from the company Web site.
The library includes drawings of
the Super Tanker® series gas springs;
Tanker® XP 200, 400, and 400HS gas
springs; T2, T3, and T3T series gas
springs; T2SL series stock lifter gas
springs; Nitro-Dyne® XP series manifold cylinders; Dyne-A-Cam® series
cams; LCF™ Force Manager™ series
gas springs; CS2 series controllable
gas springs; and components.
Drawings are available in 2-D
(DXF, DWG, and IGES) and 3-D
(Parasolid™, Step, and IGES) formats.
Hyson Products | 800-876-4976 |
Automatic pipe cutting module
The AVM automatic pipe cutting
module from Orbitalum Tools GmbH
is designed for use on the company’s
RA 6, RA 8, and RA 12 models.
The module controls the cutting
speed in relation to the torque and the
parameter settings. It helps to increase
productivity and reduce operator
impact, the company states. The module stops automatically after the cutting process. The restart inhibitor does
not allow an unintended start up.
Orbitalum Tools GmbH | 800-854-4090 |
ESAB’s new m3 plasma system combines multiple plasma cutting and
marking features in a single system. It
produces high-speed standard plasma
cutting, precision cutting and marking, and high-current thick-plate cutting, all with a single plasma torch.
According to the manufacturer,
when configured for 600-amp operation, the system can cut and mark
material from 20 ga. to 6. 25 in. without sacrificing cut quality.
The new PT- 36 torch replaces up to
three single-purpose torches (
heavy-plate cutting, precision cutting, and
marking) and produces a cut face with
low dross, requiring little secondary
cleanup. The end result is cutting
functionality and productivity with
minimal setup time, downtime, and
consumable cost, the company reports.
The new torch can function in both
dry and water-injection modes.
The system features a gas control
system fully automated by the company’s Vision CNC. The operator selects
the material type and thickness, and
the CNC automatically selects and
mixes the optimal start, cut, and shield
gas combination. Process parameters
for most plasma cutting and marking
applications are preloaded in the
CNC, and custom parameter files can
be created as needed.
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products |
800-372-2123 | www.esabna.com
Mandrel release agent
Pico Chemical Corp. has introduced
the Picoguard 6275 mandrel release
agent that forms a film without dripping and releases metal coils cleanly.
The thixotropic lubricant is
applied by spray or brush to a mandrel
and will not create an oily, wet surface
or leave messy residues on the plant
floor. The lubricant will not impregnate or soak into cardboard liners.
Available in all typical package
sizes including drums, pails, and tote
containers, the lubricant is suitable
for metal service centers, processors,
fabricators, metal mills, and any facility that recoils sheet metal.
Pico Chemical Corp. | 708-757-4910 |
Vertical dry sander
The Kalamazoo Industries model
S14D vertical dry sander and the
model S14W vertical wet sander,
with a built-in coolant system, are
designed to meet a range of requirements in heavy-duty applications.
Both sanders feature a 14- by 103-
in. belt, a 141⁄2- by 36-in. steel platen,
a 14- by 32-in. work surface, a 14- by
18-in. tilt worktable, magnetic controls with a jog function, and air belt
tensioning. Both units are equipped
with a 20-HP, three-phase motor
driving the belt at 3,400 SFPM.
Kalamazoo Industries Inc. | 269-382-2050 |
The ODEN multipurpose press from
AP&T North America Inc. is a new
modular system that the company
says provides short lead-times and
The press is available from 112- to
354-ton capacities and is designed for
drawing, embossing, pressing, and
The system’s equipment cabinet
comes already bolted to the frame
upon delivery, and few frame parts
need to be assembled on-site.
AP&T North America Inc. |
704-292-2900 | www.apt-usa.com
The FABRICATOR | An FMA Publication
March 2007 | www.thefabricator.com