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  • Industrial 3D metrology

    April 18, 2017

    GOM will be presenting a number of its metrology systems at Control 2017. These will include the complete ATOS ScanBox series, including series 7 and 8 for the inspection of large sheet metal parts and complete car bodies…

  • Welding robotics power source

    April 17, 2017

    Fronius says it has expanded the range of functions of its TPS/i Robotics power source. The company says this system can now be equipped with the Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process using an additional package…

  • Cable carriers for sliding doors

    April 14, 2017

    Sliding doors on delivery vehicles require permanent power supply to allow electronic components to function even when the door is open. Kabeltrax says it offers suitable flexible cable carrier systems for this and that these are currently used on the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Vito…

  • Inline inspection of castings and forgings

    April 13, 2017

    Inspection Technologies says it has developed a mixed light inspection system that removes the need for low ambient lighting conditions when checking for surface defects in cast and forged parts using fluorescent dyes…

  • New functionalities for software platform

    April 13, 2017

    Altair says it has added a number of new functionalities to its HyperWorks 2017 release. These include: model-based development, electromagnetism, nonlinear structural analysis…

  • Plug and play compact handling system

    March 31, 2017

    Festo claims the YXMx compact handling system is suitable for a wide variety of positioning, pick & place and other assembly applications: such as screw driving, dispensing, testing, soldering, gripping, and opening and closing containers…

  • Flexible robot laser welding cell

    March 30, 2017

    To address the needs of the automotive industry system builder Cyan Tec says it has developed a standard multi-axis robotic laser welding cell incorporating a 6-axis robot combined with a 2-axis tilt-and-turn manipulator to offer high levels of flexibility with eight programmable axes. The company claims this system can work on large components or assemblies…

  • Sealing tape for automotive applications

    March 30, 2017

    Developed for use with polypropylene, and TPV (thermoplastic vulcanisate) seals, Tesa has introduced its ACXplus 74508 Seal Line and ACXplus Black Line tapes to the automotive market. The company claims applications in the automotive sector include the mounting of window seals, water box seals, sunroof seals and obstacle detection systems (ODS)…

  • Independent moving cart technology

    March 29, 2017

    MagneMotion, a Rockwell Automation company, offers independent moving cart technology. The company claims these systems, including the MagneMover LITE intelligent conveyor system and iTRAK intelligent track system can help improve productivity in manufacturing operations…

  • New cutting materials for cast iron

    March 29, 2017

    Mapal says it has developed a new series of cutting materials for the milling of cast iron that covers the whole bandwidth of grades – GJL, GJV and GJS. This cutting material series includes three PVD-coated carbides and two CVD-coated grades…