Buyers guide highlights collaborative robots
Robotiq has published the seventh update of its Collaborative
Robot Buyers’ Guide. The e-book is available for free download at the company’s website.
The guide highlights collaborative robots (cobots), robots
designed to work with humans, for manufacturers who are
thinking about adding a robot to their production floors or
those looking to expand automation in their factories.
Laser source offers option for
marking colors on metals
Trotec Laser USA offers the MOPA fiber
laser source as an option for its Speed-Marker galvo laser marking systems.
The user can select pulse durations
from 4 and 200 ns, which provides a
wider range of laser parameters; more
options for creating high-contrast, homogeneous markings; and the ability to
mark colors on some metals.
It can mark natural anodized aluminum in black and offers fast, corrosion-free annealing marking, the company
reports. The laser can simulate the
properties of conventional fiber lasers
(relatively long pulses) and those of solid-state lasers (relatively short pulses)
such as Nd:YAG or Nd:YVO4 (vanadate).
Trotec Laser USA
Compact industrial grinders,
Fuji Air Tools
a series of
sanders and a
cutter for metalworking applications. The FA- 45 series offers an
improved power-to-weight ratio and a
lower-profile head than previous models, making these tools suitable for deburring, weld bead removal, and basic
chamfering. They are up to 27 percent
more powerful than previous models
from the manufacturer.
Six models of 5-in. angle grinders are
available, delivering 1.17 to 1.48 HP and
weighing no more than 4. 6 lbs. Each
grinder is equipped with a swivel silencer that minimizes the effect of freezing
The 7-in. angle sanders are available in three models with 1.17-HP motors and free speed of 7,000 RPM. The
5-in. angle cutter features a low-profile
head and a maximum power output of
Fuji North America
Catalog highlights power tools and accessories
Metabo Corp. has released an updated catalog of power tools
and accessories. It features specifications for tools designed
for metalworking, woodworking, and concrete/masonry.
A reference guide with key safety icons helps the user
choose a product based on its safety and performance features. The catalog includes the newly introduced Drop Secure
tethering system for drop-free zones.