Fronius tandem high performance welding processClick image to enlarge

Fronius has introduced its tandem welding process on the TPS/i welding platform.

The TPS/i TWIN Push high performance welding system is more compact and network-capable, and integrates enhancements to the welding process. The processor power of the TPS/i improves the synchronized TWIN Push tandem process, making it more stable and reliable, and the enhanced gap-bridging ability saves time at the component preparation stage.

Rework can also be reduced, since precise control of the welding process enables controlled droplet detachment and low heat input into the component, permitting low-spatter results with minimal distortion.

Fronius is offering new process and control options with the TPS/i TWIN Push: PMC (Pulse Multi Control) TWIN features a short, focused pulsed arc that improves penetration and yields higher welding speed. The PulseSync option allows the user to select varying travel speeds for the two wire electrodes. This delivers greater flexibility to adjust the welding parameters to the component and achieve higher speeds. The power source will automatically correct all relevant power source parameters, such as the ignition properties, the point of droplet detachment and the pulse ratio.

The TWIN process is based on tandem welding and features two wire electrodes that are fed into a welding torch with a single gas nozzle but that remain electrically isolated from one another. As a result, the arcs can be controlled independently and, despite differing outputs, can be synchronized and coordinated.

In addition to two TPS/i power sources, the TWIN Push system requires a TWIN Controller. The controller synchronizes the welding process and acts as an interface that is compatible with all robot makes. The compact wirefeeder, cooling system, hosepack, and TWIN welding torch complete the welding system.

The cooling system for the torch has been improved, extending the service life of wearing parts. Fronius has also developed the Robacta TSS/i TorchServiceStation. This torch cleaning system combines a number of cleaning methods, including high pressure cleaning, brush cleaning and magnetic cleaning as well as cleaning by means of a cutter. The professional torch cleaning device lowers the overall system costs by extending the service life of wearing parts.

The TX TWIN welding torch change station console allows for automatic switching between TWIN and Single torch bodies. This means the same system can be used to weld areas that are particularly difficult to access with the more compact Single torch body. The robot automatically changes the torch body – allowing for unmanned shifts.

New welding and consumables catalogue

Bernard and Tregaskiss have released a joint MIG welding guns and consumables catalogue.

Smart tooling system: Tool-ID

 

Walter USA has introduced Tool-ID, a smart tooling system that allows users to transfer tool data from the pre-setting device to the machine tool, and to evaluate the parameters run on the machine.

Unique clamping for rough turning

Iscar's DoveIQTurn features a dovetail pocket combined with a lever clamping mechanism to provide what the company says is firm and rigid insert clamping that eliminates the need for the top clam, which interferes with the chip flow.

Fume extraction guns upgraded, rebranded

Bernard has announced changes to its fume extraction gun offering.

Comfortable push-pull welding gun system

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Trim flap discs boost stock removal, service life

Polifan PSF Z-TRIM flap discs feature composite backing that can be trimmed to extend service life and reduce time consuming disc changes on steel and stainless steel (INOX) applications.


Pferd has introduced the Polifan PSF Z-TRIM flap disc. These versatile new universal flap discs have a lightweight composite backing that can be trimmed to extend service life, enhance surface finish and reduce time consuming disc changes. The composite backer and flap arrangement help reduce vibration and noise levels. Produced with a higher density of zirconia coated material (Zirconia alumina Z) than standard PSF flap discs, these discs provide long service life, an improved surface finish, and a soft, cushioned, contamination-free grinding effect in applications ranging from surface grinding, weld grinding, blending, chamfering, and deburring on steel and stainless steel (INOX).

Their premium zirconia self-sharpening abrasive grain produces high stock removal rates throughout the life of the disc, along with a long service life. In addition, the high-density flap arrangement, with an increased amount of coated material vs. conventional flap arrangement, facilitates reduced vibration and noise levels, along with flexible grinding action and superior results on irregular shapes. 

The Polifan PSF Z-TRIM trimmable flap discs provide superior stock removal, service life and surface finish

The PSF Z-TRIM flap discs perform on all power outputs, though high-powered angle grinders will achieve optimal results. They are available in 4 ½ in. and 5 in. diameter with either a 7/8 in. plain arbor hole, or a 5/8-11 thread for threaded spindles, in grit sizes of 40, 60, and 80. The 5/8-11 thread quick-change version is made with a zinc hub..

Improved radial arm drills

Knuth has introduced a new "R" series radial arm drills that range from 33 mm (1.3 in.) drilling capacity with a 813 mm (32 in.) spindle to column distance all the way to a 100 mm (3.94 in.) drilling capacity size with a spindle to column distance of 3,150 mm (124 in.).

Clamping force blocks for robot assisted pallet loading

The Tandem plus 140 clamping blocks from Schunk are designed for robot assisted pallet loading of machine tools.

Turning control optimizes lathe set-up

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Automated presetting technology sets shops up for success

By David McHenry, Engineering and Technical Manager at Rego-Fix

As part of a recent collaborative project, metalworking tooling companies Rego-Fix and Zoller Inc. developed an innovative automated tool presetting and measuring system. Called the Venturion 600, it virtually eliminates the need for any operator intervention and, thus, significantly increases tool presetting speed, precision and repeatability.

Industrial precision circular saw blades

Lenox has introduced the CircTech Precision CM 100 Circular Saw Blade.

CMTS 2015 Spotlight: DiPaolo Machine Tools

Booth # 2010

DiPaolo Machine Tools will showcase Juaristi horizontal boring mills and machining centres, including the T-type in the TX series.

Chipbreaker for grooving, parting

Tungaloy Corp. has expanded its DGG chipbreaker TungCut for grooving and parting applications with two cutting edge inserts.

Online Weld Productivity Analyzer

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has updated its Quick Weld Productivity Analyzer (QWPA) so users can generate a PDF report.

Solid carbide and CBN end mills for micro applications

Emuge Corp.’s new micro end mills and micro milling/drilling chucks handle a wide range of applications such as die and mould, medical and more.

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