External-mix atomizing nozzles
Exair offers atomizing spray nozzles
that mix liquid and air outside the
nozzle and allow the air and liquid
flows to be adjusted independently.
The new, patent-pending, no-drip
external-mix atomizing spray nozzles positively stop liquid flow when
compressed air is shut off.
The nozzles are available in three liquid patterns: round,
narrow-angle flat fan, and wide-angle flat fan. They are designed for pressure-fed applications in which precise liquid
flow is needed.
Applications include painting, coating, rinsing, cooling,
quenching, wetting (moistening), dust control, and humidification.
Automated punch press loaders
Murata Machinery USA
Inc. has introduced
the FG series
of automated punch press loaders.
They provide lights-out, unattended
operation during breaks, shift changes, lunch, and after hours.
The servo-controlled systems feature an axis drive, programmable
parts stacking patterns, and an integrated FANUC-based FMS control.
These cell loaders remove finished
punched or laser-cut parts and sort
and stack them on the finished parts
Multipads on the loader arm pick
up finished parts, including small,
hole-intensive, nonferrous, and differently shaped parts. They also enable programmable, flexible stacking
patterns. Loading, unloading, and
skeleton stations located on the right
side of the punch press give the cell
loaders a compact floor plan design.
Worksheets also can be loaded and
unloaded manually from the left side
of the punch press.
The FG Tower series provides flexible full-sheet operation that can be
left unattended longer, with blank
and finished part storage. Material
and part exchanges can be completed
with the stocking elevator while the
system is running. Material pallets can
be scheduled for finished parts after
they are emptied; if a material pallet
empties before the job is complete,
the system will continue to the next
Murata Machinery USA Inc.
Cold wire feeder
CK Worldwide offers
the WF- 5 cold wire
feeder for GTAW. It automates the adding of
filler metal, preventing GTAW rod stub loss
and allowing up to a 30 percent increase in productivity. Its dual-groove
drive roll system accepts multiple wire
sizes and uses standard wire spools.
The feeder allows fully automatic
machine GTAW and minimizes starts
and stops during the process.