Butt welding machine handles wire up to ;;; in.
Automated Industrial Machinery Inc.
has released the stand-alone BW series butt welding machine for wire
joining. The line includes units from
40 to 150 kVA (for up to 5/8 in.) with
AC or midfrequency inverter models.
Features include fully automatic
welding control with multiple-schedule capability, heavy-du-
ty and high-precision guides to maintain accurate alignment,
The weld head can be ordered at 90 or 0 degrees for front-
forward or top-down welding. The clamp is fully adjustable
and easily accessible. Magnetic guides are available.
Options include robotic loading, a hand-held pendant programming unit, AGI argon gas for stainless welding, and weld
inserts made with Elkonite.
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Mobile press brake generates
88-ton press capacity in less
than 10 sq. ;.
Bystronic Inc. has
announced the release of the Xpert
80 mobile press
brake, a smaller
version of the
Over a bending
length of about 5
;., the machine generates a press capacity of 88 tons in a footprint of less
than 10 sq. ;. It handles flexible job
shop production with fluctuating batch
sizes and varying bent parts, as well as
series production with recurring parts.
The press brake can be set up next to
a laser cutting system one day and in
a row with other press brakes the next
day to process a large bending order.
The machine delivers bending speeds
up to 1 IPS. This enables users to bend
three times as many parts with the compact machine compared to a slower,
large press brake, the company states.
According to the company, the ByMo-tion drive control helps ensure the upper beam and backgauges are accelerated with high precision.
Linear position sensor
automatically adapts to
number of magnets
Ballu; o;ers a linear position sensor
with Ethernet/IP interface. The magnetostrictive system with flexible magnet
mode allows the user to work with up to
16 position magnets.
Two values can be output for each
magnet: position and velocity. The sensor automatically adapts itself to the
number of magnets. Measurement is to
a 1-;m resolution.
Defined parameter substitution and
flexible application tailoring help simplify startup. The noncontact, wear-free
sensor is insensitive to contamination.
Profile and rod styles are available.