The FT-150 FIBER’s compact layout has an ergonomic design Click image to enlargeThe FT-150 FIBER tube-cutting laser from Mazak Optonics has been designed for high-speed cutting and reduced non-cutting process to improve cycle times for small to medium diameter tubes. 

Its unique design and a proprietary agile U-Axis facilitates speed and productivity. The programmable angle of the B-Axis enables bevel cutting of the material thickness, making a better surface for welding, multiple tube assembly, and fit and finish.

It’s extrusion-tapping process uses a rotary spindle and eight tool positions—any tool position can be deployed for direct tapping or combined with extrusion, providing proper thread depth.

Options include a spatter guard that protects the inner tube from cutting debris and reduces secondary processes. A part sorting system with dual belt conveyors offers optimal part processing, while a weld seam detection camera orients the workpiece for proper geometry orientation.

The FT-150 FIBER’s compact layout has an ergonomic design with the operator area, loading station and unloading station all located on the same side. The machine’s condensed footprint means it can be placed along a wall or between aisles. 

Auto-profiler calibration and nozzle cleaning further enhance productivity.

Precision waterjet cutting

HyPrecision is a new line of waterjet from Hypertherm that made its debut at FABTECH 2013 in Chicago, IL.

Prep tool for orbital welding

ESCO Tool offers a heavy-duty I.D. clamping pipe milling end prep tool that can J-prep bevel, face, and bore all hard pipe alloys in preparation for orbital welding.

Bystronic takes majority interest in Antil

Bystronic has announced that it is acquiring 70 per cent of the shares of Antil S.p.A.

New Quebec distributor for fabricating, machining equipment

Smart Metal Technologies (SMT), Notre Dame de L'ile Perrot, QC, is a new distributor of fabricating and machining equipment.

Formed late last year by Sylvain Martin, the company represents several fabricating and machining equipment and tooling suppliers including Haco, Wilson Tool, Wila Tool, Watts Specialites tube and pipe cutters, Teenking waterjet, Falcon Metal, m&h probing, and CNC machine tools from Juaristi, Hwacheon, and OKK.


High performance end mills

The new Atlas high performance end mills from Kyocera come in a large lineup of styles and sizes.

Tool presetting machines

Haimer has introduced new Microset tool presetting machines.

Multi-axis calibrator

Renishaw’s new XM-60 multi-axis calibrator is capable of measuring all six degrees of freedom from a single set-up, in any orientation for linear axes. The XM-60 offers significant improvement in simplicity and time saving over conventional laser measurement techniques.

CenterLine Best Managed Company-again

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., has achieved the Gold Standad winner status of the Best Managed Companies program. It retained its status after becoming the winner in 2013.

New PRO coil feed lines for automotive suppliers

Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced its new PRO Series coil processing lines.

ARKU forms fab equipment rebuild service

ARKU, Cincinnati, OH, has created a rebuilding service for its levelers and coil lines in North America.

Vision-guided robots cut set-up time

Integrated Vision is a new smart camera system from ABB Robotics that the company says makes vision-guided robotics applications faster and easier to deploy. 

New COO for Amada Canada

Peter Burrell has been appointed chief operations officer (COO) for Amada Canada Ltd., Mississauga, ON.

Solid carbide universal drill

Walter Tools has released the DC160 X∙treme Evo Advance solid carbide universal drill.

Production environment management software

Yaskawa Cockpit is a new software platform from Yaskawa that monitors, accumulates and visually delivers operational data in real time for networked production environments.

Vibration-free sawing of large materials

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's DC12A-NC machine is an automatic double column bandsaw that offers vibration free sawing and long blade life, even when sawing large size materials at high volume production rates, says the company.

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