Virtual reality technology helps improve
end effector production accuracy
DESTACO has introduced its new Accelerate® Vision virtual reality digital design solutions tool. It is designed to work in the
production of the company’s Accelerate®
Collection end e;ector components, which
can be assembled into custom systems for
most pressroom stamping applications.
By using the digital design tool at the beginning of the design process, the
company can build an end e;ector based on customer-supplied models and
also provide detailed information and data to diemakers. This enables the diemakers to streamline their design and review process for accurate tooling.
The tool allows the company to create complete process simulations, enabling the capture of interface positioning and additional collision points,
maximizing press speed. A;er detailed simulation analysis is verified, the
company can build and validate the end e;ector tool.
691 N. Squirrel Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Robotic profile cutting line serves
as single-machine fabrication shop
HGG has introduced the
RPC 2.0 robotic profile
cutting line. Able to cut
both bolted and welded
connections, it is suitable for o;shore and
steel construction, performing 3-D profiling to
beam coping, including cutting I- and H-beams and square and rectangular
Also known as a plasma beam profiler, the machine incorporates the manufacturer’s laser beam measurement vision system, automatically scanning
beams for common imperfections, including flanges that are not always perfectly straight and bodies that are o;-center or twisted.
The unit’s electronic measuring devices compare the actual outside shape
and position dimensions of the raw material to the cutting program, automatically compensating for any deviation on-the-fly without interrupting material
preparation or profile cutting time. This helps reduce requirements for grinding a;er parts are cut.
According to the company, the line includes enough components for a complete fabrication shop in one machine: dedicated so;ware for programming
and work preparation, an infeed roller conveyor and outfeed roller conveyor,
a cutting and marking cell with integrated downdra; table, a robotic plasma
profile cutter, a touchscreen operator interface with built-in macro shapes,
and a laser vision system with electronic measuring devices.
HGG Profiling Equipment
3977 Rivendale Drive
Medina, OH 44256
Carbide-tipped saw blades’ tooth pattern
generates seven distinct chips
Simonds Saw has introduced QUAD 7™
carbide-tipped band saw blades for production cutting operations in steel service centers, foundries, and aerospace
applications. The blades are suitable
for alloy; high-chrome alloy; INCONEL®
and other nickel-based alloys; titanium
block and plate; stainless steels; and
mold, tool, and bearing steels.
The blades feature a positive rake angle, four-tooth pattern that produces
seven distinct chips. This provides high material penetration for faster cutting in production sawing alloy applications, the manufacturer reports.
The blades are available in five widths—;;; by 0.050 in., 1;;; by 0.050 in., 2
by 0.062 in., 2;;; by 0.062 in., and 3;;; by 0.062 in.—and are shipped in 150-;.
coils. Variable tooth pitch options include 2. 5 to 3. 5, 2 to 3, 1. 9 to 2. 1, 1. 4 to
1. 8, 1. 1 to 1. 4, and 0.9 to 1. 1 teeth per inch. Blades are furnished with plastic
capping to protect teeth against damage in transit and handling.
135 Intervale Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
IS BLAST AND PAINT
THE BOTTLE NECK
IN YOUR FACILITY?
This fabricator plant hits the trifecta
Terry was under pressure to improve the performance of
his entire 45,000 sq. foot high quality steel fabrication plant.
He made the decision have BlastOne design and install
a new in-house blast room and paint booth. And, it is one of
the best decisions he has ever made.
• Tripled Departmental Output
• Reduced Departmental labor cost 50%
• Much Higher order volume due to increased capability
Side by side to optimize factory floor area
PRE/POS T TREATMEN T
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TERRY DESROCHERS, ESTIMATING DEPARTMEN T HEAD SAYS
“…most importantly, my customers have noticed the difference as
well. We have been able to deliver better more consistent finished
product quality, complete the production and delivery much faster,
and reduce the price that we charge. We have never been more
competitive, and my customers have never been happier.”