E-book promotes cold-formed steel for architectural use
BuildSteel has released “How Cold-Formed Steel Solves Design Challenges
for Architects,” a complimentary e-book explaining how architects and
structural engineers can use cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to solve architectural challenges.
The e-book explains how CFS fram-
ing can allow for greater building heights and areas; the use of
CFS framing to create aesthetic features; the use of CFS fram-
ing in a multifamily project; and how CFS framing has helped
enable prefabrication and facilitate design-build construction.
The e-book can be downloaded at www.buildsteel.org/
Tungsten electrode grinder
grinds electrodes longitudinally
Fusion Techniques HFT®
has re-initiat-ed the manufacturing of
the TEG- 2 tungsten electrode grinder
under the new name of TEG-1000.
Available from Cob Industries, the
grinder produces repeatable tungsten
electrode points, enabling consistent,
repeatable arc performance and welding results, according to the manufacturer. The 1.0- to 3.2-mm sizes are standard, with others available on request.
A collet accessory holds shorter electrodes, which can help increase the life
of each electrode before it is discarded.
The diamond wheel grinds the electrodes longitudinally to help prevent
arc flicker or wander caused by circumferential lines or ridges.
Band saw blade handles
horizontal, vertical cutting
The 3868 carbide triple set “Xtra” TSX
band saw blade from Bahco is engineered to cut materials on both vertical
and horizontal band saw machines.
The triple chip tooth design blade has
a positive 10-degree rake angle to provide smooth, precise cuts on titanium
and other difficult and abrasive materials, the company states. According to
the manufacturer, a set blade is much
more forgiving in less stable machines
than an unset blade.
Robot tugger tows 15,000 lbs.
AutoGuide™ has introduced the Max 15
high-capacity, mobile robot tugger. The
vehicle, which can tow 15,000 lbs., is
suitable for use in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities.
Traveling in both forward and reverse
directions, the tugger has an electric
hitch that automatically connects to
one or more carts before hauling them
between pickup and delivery destinations at speeds up to 3. 8 MPH. The high-torque motor allows the vehicle to traverse up and down grades to 4 percent
“ We had seconds to connect air,
fluid and power to an assembly
platform. Hello ATI.”
The fully automated ATI Utility Coupler delivers what no manual solution can.
Speed and reliability. Unique among all other automated solutions, ATI’s built-in
engineered rotational compliance ensures reliable coupling. And our common
mounting flats are compatible with ATI’s vast selection of tool changer utility
modules. ATI is also compatible with DeviceNet, Ethernet and Profinet. So, if
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