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Counterfeiting is a challenging problem for bearing manufacturers. Laser marking is one way to overcome this problem.
A look inside the launch of a digital marketing campaign.
Metal scrap processing and fluid recycling equipment can answer essential hazardous waste questions.
10 ways to improve productivity by integrating IOT into ERP.
10 ways to improve productivity by integrating IOT into ERP.
Sandvik Coromant's CoroPlus MachiningInsights platform is an expansion of the company’s CoroPlus suite of connectivity software. The platform gives manufacturers greater visibility of CNC machine tools and machining processes, and to provide the tools needed to analyze, identify, and eliminate common sources of downtime and inefficiency.
Choosing the right tools, and determining the right tool calculations, is vital to overcome diversification challenges and developing new revenue streams.
International kitchen cabinet hardware manufacturer uses CGTech’s VERICUT to train machining apprentices.
During a vacuum processing cycle various chemical reactions can occur in a vacuum furnace that can cause a “metallurgical meltdown,” according to the authors of a new paper on the subject.
For most manufacturers, inventory management plays a big role in how effectively they run their business. But when it comes to managing inventory, most manufacturers fall short. These 10 rules can help plan for better inventory control.

Diversity, including gender diversity, in the workplace can drive innovation, and ARCH Cutting Tools supports the idea that a gender-diverse culture, including in its engineering team, can spur innovation and growth. A key member of the ARCH Cutting Tools team is Dolores Morrison, an engineer at the company’s ARCH Cutting Tools – Mentor (Ohio) facility.

The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is partnering with Edge Factor, an online learning company, to inspire students and job-seekers to pursue career pathways in manufacturing and other skilled trades.
Eriez’ new white paper, “Six Ways to Attack Metal Contamination to Improve Product Purity and Avoid Recalls,” covers best practices processing plants should implement to achieve the highest product purity and avoid costly tramp metal damage.
MaTech managed production for years using a project management software and a variety of Excel spreadsheets and manual processes. The company upgraded to an integrated production management system. The ERP software is from Global Shop Solutions.
Founded in 1976 by George McNab to serve the growing demand for precision aerospace components, Mac Machine Company Inc. has since expanded its manufacturing capabilities to serve the defense, commercial aircraft, and medical diagnostics and implant industries. Mac Machine provides clients like Honeywell, Northrup Grummon, Sandia National Laboratories, and Zimmer Medical with a variety of precision parts, assemblies and weldments, all designed and produced at its 20,000-sq-ft facility in Baltimore, Maryland.
Global Shop Solutions' ERP software provides information to all areas of King Machine's business by giving every employee the tools they need to do their jobs efficiently and accurately.
Marcus Ralston explains his outlook regarding three key milestones of the evolution taking the cutting tool industry into the 21st century.

Marcus Ralston explains his outlook regarding three key milestones of the evolution taking the cutting tool industry into the 21st century.

Marcus Ralston explains his outlook regarding three key milestones of the evolution taking the cutting tool industry into the 21st century.

Making investments to facilitate operational improvements—and financing those investments in a way that preserves cash flow—will be critical to sustainable growth. Here is what manufacturers should consider to make the most of this opportunity when it comes to achieving value from waste streams.
Making investments to facilitate operational improvements—and financing those investments in a way that preserves cash flow—will be critical to sustainable growth. Here is what manufacturers should consider to make the most of this opportunity when it comes to achieving value from waste streams.
More than a third of manufacturers say the Covid-19 pandemic is a catalyst for increasing automation, and additional drivers for adding and expanding automation include the need for increased productivity and a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new survey from MC Machinery of Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Despite COVID, reshoring is up in 2020 and by year’s end total numbers should top more than a million jobs coming back to the U.S. in the last decade, according to a new report from the Reshoring Initiative.
Since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have dealt with supply chain issues. In this Q&A, two industry leaders discuss the pandemic, the supply-chain and bringing manufacturing back to U.S. shores.
The metal machining, fabrciation and finishing industries must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent. Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA has identified 65 pollutants and classes of pollutants as “toxic pollutants,” of which 126 specific substances have been designated “priority” toxic pollutants. Failing to meet these requirements can result in severe fines that quickly escalate.
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP, a provider of motion control and laser processing solutions, launched a virtual tradeshow on its website. The tradeshow features industrial automation and laser material processing products.
Mazak Corp. Canada plans to open a new Technical Center in Western Canada to provide local access to direct sales, service, application and training support, the company announced in a news release dated July 15. The new facility, which will be located in Edmonton, Alberta, is set to open in September.
Vision Engineering Inc., a manufacturer of optical and digital inspection and non-contact measurement systems based in New Milford, Connecticut, in June launched a microscope trade-in program for North America. Set up for a trade-in on any microscope, the program in return offers participants a 25% discount on Mantis eyepiece-less microscopes until Aug. 31.
New format offers same networking and education opportunities while maintaining safety and health
FLORENCE, Kentucky – In response to a neighboring company’s request for collaboration, machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corp. provided much-needed materials and production capacity for the development of a UV-C LED surface disinfection system.
While COVID-19 has shuttered many events, one supplier of high-precision tooling systems was not deterred.
The exhibitor survey conducted by Messe Stuttgart clearly showed that there is no adequate basis for an AMB exhibition this year. The next regular AMB then will be held in its regular cycle in Stuttgart, Germany, from 13 to 17 September 2022.
A few weeks ago, Emag LLC started examining workplace safety regarding the pandemic and quickly came up with a long list of new safety measures to avoid spreading the virus. Over the past couple of weeks, our employees have been working hard to implement these measures, making us confident that all workplaces now are designed so the spread of infection at the company is almost impossible. Strict hygiene rules are being upheld throughout the company, and the minimum 2 m (6 ft.) social distancing measures are followed. However, there was one area that the team struggled to find a safe solution for: door handles.
Hanover, Germany. The extraordinary, unpredictable situation caused by the coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges to companies worldwide. Industrial cleaning technology does not seem to play a role at first. But the solutions presented at the 18th parts2clean (27-29 October 2020) will support companies in the production and remanufacturing sectors to improve their future viability and thus emerge from the crisis stronger.
Exact Metrology Inc., a comprehensive metrology services provider, shares safety tips for metrology workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These tips are courtesy of Jason Kleinhenz, marketing and training manager.
Guards on grinding machines are particularly important for ensuring operator safety. Grinding wheels seldom burst, but when they do, there is a great risk of serious injury to the machine operator. Recent studies suggest, however, that the enclosures commonly used in gear grinding machines, for example, could be overdesigned at present. Investigations conducted by the VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken – German Machine Tool Builders' Association) and the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF) at TU Berlin reveal that it is possible to use safety guards which are up to 70% thinner, depending on the width of the grinding wheel. These findings are leading to changes in ISO standardization.
No one can predict the future of manufacturing, but those who supply tooling, software or equipment are closer to the ins and outs of the manufacturing industry than most. This gives them an almost prescient ability to forecast what’s coming down the pipe, offer recommendations on what manufacturers need to be successful in these turbulent times and help machine shops and fabricators understand which technologies will bring them the greatest bang for the buck.
U.S. companies aren’t likely to pack up manufacturing operations in China and move back home amid the trade war. That’s because supply chains are “very difficult to put together and equally difficult to disentangle,” said Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale University.
Factory work used to be dirty, dangerous and bleak. Technology has changed that, creating a manufacturing sector that looks radically different.
It’s hard to believe that the phrase “war for talent” was coined more than 20 years ago. Today, the fight to attract and retain talented employees rages on in virtually every industry — and manufacturing is no exception.
Colin Cooper, Connecticut's first chief manufacturing officer, will be involved with regulations, hiring and training. The new position comes after manufacturing companies in the state said they would like to hire more local workers but struggle to find candidates.
Although the NFPA 652 deadline to complete a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) has been moved to October of 2020 because of the limited supply of qualified auditors, you should not delay getting started. Your people and facility may be at high risk now, and the NFPA standards states, “The owner/operator shall demonstrate reasonable progress in each of the 5 years." Dust collection systems are one of the most critical elements to be included in a dust hazard analysis because they are a leading cause of combustible dust incidents. According to FM Global statistics, more than half of all dust explosions originate in the dust collector. An unprotected dust collector can reach high pressures that can fragment the housing and send a pressure wave, heat, flames, and dangerous projectiles into the workplace.
Welders, machinists and other blue-collar workers may not have the jobs that are talked about most on the Space Coast, but recruiters say those employees are the ones needed most. Although they compete with each other for job candidates in the Brevard County job market, local companies agree that it's very hard to hire manufacturing workers in the area.
Has your workplace received low safety grade scores because it has a poor program or, worse, no written safety program in place at all? Having an expert safety manager is optimal. For companies that do not have the resources, there are outstanding online programs, such as those offered by Occupational Health & Safety and the National Safety Council, that provide excellent free and paid content and classes for Occupational Safety and Health Administration 30-hour training, first aid, CPR and more.
In the rise of esports, or professional gaming, some see a new generation of athletes. I see our next-generation workforce. I see natural leaders in digital manufacturing and the future coders of smart cities. But we can’t expect a generation of digital natives who never experienced an analog workplace to want to go back in time. They will join us if their provided workspaces and tools clearly represent the future.
When tariff hikes began in spring 2018, companies associated with manufacturing immediately went on alert. Over the past year and a half, continued escalations have increased pressure on U.S. and China relations, leaving international companies that rely on Chinese manufacturing looking to reduce uncertainty with short- and long-term solutions.
Michigan is taking steps to build on a tradition of innovation by investing in the workers, thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. This effort was on display last month at Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow's Learning Lab summer bridge program, which allowed University Prep Science & Math High School students from Detroit to tour the building and meet manufacturers and educators.
A third of Generation Z — adults ages 18 to 22 — have had manufacturing suggested as a career option compared with 18% of millennials and 13% of the general adult population, according to a new study. Gen Z is 7% more likely to consider working in the manufacturing industry and 12% less likely to view it as in decline compared with the general population.
A new publication, "Training the Next Revolution in American Manufacturing," addresses narrowing the skills gap in advanced manufacturing. The project will be followed by a separate one that examines the information gap in manufacturing job placement: how to better match job seekers with available positions. Both studies grew out of what rapidly has become a cliche — that manufacturing is changing.
The most significant marketing challenge of our time is the scarcity of attention from potential customers. Bombarded relentlessly from all directions with too much information, a deluge of products and services, and too many unsubstantiated claims, potential customers have tuned out, dropped out and become all but unreachable. Now resistant to communication, they can’t even process 5% of what is thrown at them daily, maybe even less.
Why do so few women pursue careers in engineering? A new study from a Rice University researcher will seek to find out by examining their everyday work experiences in the profession.
Bridging the manufacturing skills gap calls for innovative training approaches to equip employees with the new technical skills they need to succeed in the industry. Simulation training is one approach that has the potential to recruit and onboard employees and provide them with the needed skills.
McPond, a peer-to-peer platform based in Chicago, lets manufacturers list their idle machines for rent.
Most manufacturers have invested in some type of technology to run their businesses, whether it's new equipment, robotics, software or business intelligence tools. Each year, Plex Systems Inc. conducts a survey that gathers insights on how manufacturers use technology to solve day-to-day challenges, as well as major industry challenges. The fourth annual State of Manufacturing Technology Report reveals that manufacturers investing in technologies that enable a connected environment are more resilient and optimistic about the challenges ahead.
The struggle among manufacturers to fill open jobs is likely to continue because of the shrinking labor pool and growing need for workers with high-tech skills. Those are conclusions in a report from the National Association of Manufacturers, a trade group for manufacturers, including thousands of small businesses. In a survey in March, manufacturers said their inability to attract and retain talent was their biggest concern as it was for the previous two-and-a-half years. A quarter of those surveyed said they’ve had to turn down business opportunities because they didn’t have the staffers needed to fulfill contracts.
A New Haven, Connecticut-based worker training organization is getting $3.45 million in state funding to expand a program to grow the workforce in the manufacturing sector. Funds will be used to build upon a program launched in February at Gateway Community College that took 19 unemployed and underemployed workers and provided them with an intensive five-week training course. “Every single one of them had a job before they graduated,” said William Villano, president and CEO of Workforce Alliance. “This (is) a good program for people that want to change careers or high school graduates who aren’t going to college.”
Work/life balance, believing in – and supporting – its people; these are core principles of ARCH Cutting Tools. Dave Fisher is an example of how the organization lives those principles.
Women make up around 47% of the U.S. labor force, nearly 74 million people and counting. But the percentage of manufacturing roles filled by female workers is only 29%. In a sector not only flourishing but facing a potential shortfall of workers, why do women remain so vastly underrepresented?
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), in partnership with Festo Didactic, will establish industry-recognized skills standards and ultimately credentials for jobs related to Industry 4.0. In light of the significant trend in digitalization of manufacturing through technology advancements such as Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), training in these skills is vitally needed now. With NIMS’ emphasis on manufacturing skills training, credentialing and standards, plus Festo’s complete Industry 4.0 learning Factories, courseware and eLearning integration, the two organizations are poised to provide the training programs for Industry 4.0.
The light is a little too dim for Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers. She wants the industry to shine a brighter light on itself and attract the recognition it deserves.
Every product we use in our daily lives was once just an idea. From your smartphone to your smart speakers, it took people with the confidence and resources to take a dream of these products and turn it into a reality. Whether your goal for your product is to keep your company relevant, turn a large profit or stir up the market, you won’t succeed if you rush through the process, become lazy or cut corners. The evolution from brainstorming a new idea to bringing a product to market can seem drawn out and daunting, which is why it’s important to narrow down the steps you’ll need to take to go from product conception to manufacturing.
Building and maintaining a skilled workforce is one of the top challenges manufacturers face today, and the skills gap is only going to increase as older workers look to retire. Companies also might miss out on additional revenue streams because they can’t hire or retain employees fast enough to keep pace with increasing demands. The logical thing to do is to focus on operational improvements: Reduce waste, automate processes, and squeeze out even more efficiency. But this goes only so far. What many manufacturers are doing instead of hiring is repurposing existing employees to take on higher-value roles.
There’s a common misconception that the manufacturing industry is almost universally male-dominated. In many people’s minds, the industry is old fashioned, hanging on to dated gender biases and excluding women from managerial roles that are key to climbing the industry ladder, such as production supervisors and operations managers. But the fact is, manufacturers are more forward-thinking than ever before, and women now make up nearly one-third of the manufacturing industry workforce in the United States.
The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Danielle Allen with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite.
When it comes to cost-saving techniques, many manufacturers instinctively look toward making cuts; this could mean anything from laying off employees to pulling back on new technology. However, these methods can bring down morale and quash innovation, which allows competitors to get ahead.
Connecticut’s manufacturing future continues to evolve. The dirty, dark and dangerous shop floors of yesterday have increasingly become bright spaces with smart technology. Advanced manufacturing, robotics and the internet of things are more than buzzwords—they’re happening. But with all the advancements on the manufacturing floor comes a corresponding need to improve the approach to developing the workforce necessary to ensure success.
I haven’t received any books about manufacturing lately, but a PDF of the new book “Rock Stars at Home” landed in my inbox, so I read it.
There will be 4.6 million new manufacturing jobs in the United States to fill between 2018 and 2028, according to a report from Deloitte. Unless manufacturers start exploring new strategies, they won’t be able to find enough people qualified to work in their specialized factories.
If not for a high school technical program that introduced Matt Schauer to the manufacturing industry, the 25-year-old might have never ended up at Fredon Corp., operating a machine as big as a room in a house.
Inevitably, disagreements arise in the manufacturing industry, whether involving applications, performance, specification compliance, intellectual property ownership or any of a number of other subjects. What has not kept up with technological change is the sophistication of dispute resolution. That is a particularly serious problem for manufacturers because the increasing complexity of manufacturing technology often makes disputes more complex, even arcane, than disputes of the past.
In the United States, the universal complaint about recruitment for manufacturing jobs is that there aren’t enough qualified candidates for all the positions that people are working feverishly to fill. So why are recruiters hobbling their own efforts by purposely limiting the candidate pools they’ll even consider?
Between 1974 and 1976, polycrystalline cutting materials, such as PCD and PCBN, could show their potential for the first time. As a result of the hardness of diamond, combined with the sharpness for machining tasks, the superiority of PCD was displayed early on when turning, milling and drilling.
Many headlines today allude to a skills gap in manufacturing, referring to a lack of skilled labor needed to fill rapidly expanding employment opportunities in the manufacturing industry. After all, U.S. manufacturing added 327,000 jobs in the past year, pushing the industry to its best annual job gain in more than 20 years. When manufacturing companies collaborate with schools to show students that manufacturing is not just a viable career path but a rewarding and lucrative one as well, we all benefit.
I recently read an article discussing how the Environmental Protection Agency will now allow asbestos-containing products to be manufactured and sold in the United States on “a case-by-case” basis, apparently reversing parts of the organization’s 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule. While that’s good news for the mesothelioma attorneys you see every night on TV, it’s bad news for American workers, a number of whom will soon be tasked with mining and processing the dangerous material once known as “the magic mineral” for its heat, electrical and chemical resistance.
Continuous learning, continuous improvement, continuous generation of ideas—they’re all important things. I would like to think they’re especially important to manufacturers but am struggling to come up with a specific reason. Every business, from floral arrangers to drywallers, must continually adapt and evolve or face eventual corporate death. Perhaps the reason continuous learning and improvement are so relevant to manufacturing, which in this context means machining, is that our industry is one of the fastest changing in terms of technology.
Modern manufacturing is a diverse, inclusive community, embracing and supporting the creativity that each person can bring to build something bigger than an individual. Many manufacturers are setting great examples of what the future of the workplace will look like and of what other firms should aspire to achieve. Learn the five key themes that manufacturing companies are addressing to take their diversity and inclusion work to the next level.
After being at AB Sandvik Coromant, Sandviken, Sweden, for 17 years, Nadine Crauwels was appointed global president of the cutting tool manufacturer in May 2017. She has had roles in sales, product management, product introduction, custom tools and strategic relations.
Many parents undervalue manufacturing as a career for their children. However, when parents were told about the financial benefits of jobs in manufacturing, they said they would encourage their children to explore the field.
Caterpillar Inc.'s E4Life program partners with public schools in Peoria, Illinois, to provide hands-on manufacturing experience to high school students with a focus on innovation. Prior to the implementation of this program, Caterpillar spent time with students and potential participants to find out what barriers stand between them and the workforce.
Cluster’s CEO and founder, Kim Taylor, has been highlighted in People Magazine’s feature "25 Women Changing the World."
A shop’s product mix, the types of jobs running in the shop, can make or break it. The right mix increases profitability and makes for happy customers. The wrong mix risks demoralizing the shop and upsetting customers, ultimately resulting in more stress and less profit. Actively managing your product mix to correctly fit your shop makes life much easier. However, it does take intention to step away from the jobs you know your shop can, but shouldn’t make.
At the facility where I spent the bulk of my machining career, we had two components to the operation: the surface refinery where I worked and the underground portion where the ore was mined before being sent up to the refinery. The mine was 1,570 feet deep, so it wasn’t just a simple jaunt when folks were in a bind. In addition, there were restrictions on who entered the mine, and the hazard training required for both the underground (MSHA) portion and the methane presence in the mine atmosphere. This mine generated about 2½ million cubic feet of methane on a daily basis.
Being a data-driven manufacturer is all the rage. Sight Machine engages daily with global manufacturers looking to better use production data to predict machine failure, optimize processes or increase output. Yet many of these manufacturing analytics projects stumble out of the gate. Here’s why.
It started with the email from “Sarah.” “Dear Friend. We are precision CNC machining manufacturer from China. Please try us, so that you will cost-down 40 percent at least!” I hate junk mail. Next to robocallers and those dirtbags who leave ominous voicemails threatening legal action by the IRS, spammers are the worst. The intrusiveness of it, the endless inbox management, never mind the laughable English skills. It’s irritating.
Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing platform, launched the Xometry Shop Advantage Program, which is exclusive to qualified members of Xometry's manufacturing partner network of over 2,400 small and midsize manufacturers. The program provides Xometry's manufacturing partners with easy access to a portfolio of offers on computer hardware, tooling, raw materials and business services, such as equipment financing.
We talk extensively about the “skills gap” facing manufacturing. The problem is this only partially true. Yes, there's a deficit in our skilled trades pipeline, and as employers, educators and communities, we need to rally around the value of skilled trades and support the growth of this critical workforce - starting in junior high and beyond. Yet, there's another gap that mid-market manufacturing is facing - The Strategic Gap - and it has many facets.
The International Manufacturing Technology Show was great. It was fun to actually meet some of the people I’ve worked with over the past couple of years, plus there were the new machine tools, Industry 4.0 and industrial-internet-of-things technology, software systems, cutting tools, robots, metrology equipment and 3D printers. My dogs were killing me every night, but I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. And Chicago—what a cool town. As the saying goes, I wouldn’t want to live there, but it’s a nice place to visit.
In preparation for this year’s celebration of Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5, I read the book "Finding America’s Greatest Champion: Building Prosperity Through Manufacturing, Mentoring and the Awesome Responsibility of Parenting" by Terry M. Iverson, president of machine tool distributor and rebuilder Iverson & Co., Des Plaines, Illinois. The word “champion” in the title connects with the organization Iverson started called CHAMPION Now! CHAMPION is an acronym for Change How American (or Advanced) Manufacturing’s Perceived In Our Nation.
CONTOUR360 has been announced as the first ever ANCA Tool of the Year award winner at IMTS with the company's creative and eye-catching tool.
Despite my sore feet and the cold, overpriced sandwiches, I love the International Manufacturing Technology Show. The whine of the spindles, the smell of the coolant, the machine gun sound of the chips hitting the glass—these might not be the memories the exhibitors want me to carry home, but they stick with me the longest.
The manufacturing community is finding workers in the form of veterans. While 80 percent of manufacturers report difficulty filling positions, more than 200,000 service members return to civilian life each year in search of new careers.
Terry Iverson, a machine tool industry veteran, is on a quest to change the perception of the American manufacturing workforce landscape. The manufacturing floor is not what it once was. Computerized, clean and automated cells have emerged in the market and need an entirely new level of shop expertise.
I’m not a morning person. If it were up to me, all alarm clocks on Earth would be rounded up and smashed with a giant hammer, their electronic corpses left to rot in a landfill far, far away from my home in Tucson, Arizona. I’m not sure what people on other planets do about the whole alarm clock situation, but I assume they are more advanced than humans and therefore late sleepers like me. Unless my dad’s predictions about the looming extraterrestrial invasion are accurate, however, we’ll never know.
I’m not a morning person. If it were up to me, all alarm clocks on Earth would be rounded up and smashed with a giant hammer, their electronic corpses left to rot in a landfill far, far away from my home in Tucson, Arizona. I’m not sure what people on other planets do about the whole alarm clock situation, but I assume they are more advanced than humans and therefore late sleepers like me. Unless my dad’s predictions about the looming extraterrestrial invasion are accurate, however, we’ll never know.
As discussed in a recent issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine in the feature article “Lean into it,” a little lean manufacturing goes a long way. One factor that tends to trip up people and companies on their way to establishing lean cultures is sustainment. Phillip Canipe, vice president of sales and business development for the Southwest region at Stellar Industrial Supply Inc. in Tacoma, Washington, said 90 percent of companies are reluctant to re-examine processes that already have been inspected and improved.
Research studies show that an ergonomically designed work place doesn’t only increase motivation and improve concentration but also reduces the drop in performance. This is why ergonomics play a decisive role when planning new industrial work places.
The 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference scheduled for June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky, is expected to draw more than 6,000 students, with a fraction of them competing to be named the best CNC milling specialist, CNC technician and CNC turning specialist in the nation. “This is a great opportunity for students to see where their skill levels are compared with their peers,” said Steve Arteman, technical support engineer at CGTech Inc., Irvine, California, the developer of Vericut CNC simulation and verification software.
That employee engagement decisively contributes to manufacturing success has long been known. However, many studies show there is a deep and broad lack of employee engagement in our nation’s manufacturing industry. This lack is known as the Engagement Gap. Though manufacturing leaders agree that the gap urgently needs to be closed, the fact remains that for at least two decades, it has
remained relatively constant and by some measurements has even widened.
When Aly Pinder Jr. came across an article that explored how a luxury auto manufacturer looked to achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction, he thought that it seemed like a goal on a billboard or a goal found on a motivational poster in a contact center. But this manufacturer truly believed that it can and should have this as its target. Pinder writes that he doesn’t think 100 percent customer satisfaction should be the goal for a manufacturer looking to scale and grow its business.
When the topic of energy efficiency comes up, energy-efficient machine tools don’t immediately spring to mind. Yet machine tools contain motors and auxiliary components whose energy demand varies widely during machining operations. Happily, a new series of ISO standards can help measure energy supplied and improve machine design and performance.

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Each month, the ANCA Academy show will cover a different technical topic—from set up through to grinding —to help ANCA machine users understand new applications and features. The first episode covers the fundamentals of collet adaptors, what makes them unique and how with some simple tricks, you can reduce your setup time and increase your productivity.
Confirming that your parts are properly supported and ready for clamping has never been easier and more reliable. Be confident your part is safe and secure every time with Vektek’s latest Part Present Sensing Work Support. To learn more, please enjoy this short instructional video.
Terry Iverson, author of Finding America's Greatest Champion, discusses manufacturing careers with a millennial who attended the Fall 2019 meeting of the United States Cutting Tool Institute.
Terry Iverson, author of Finding America's Greatest Champion, discusses manufacturing careers with a millennial who attended the Fall 2019 meeting of the United States Cutting Tool Institute.
Cutting Tool Engineering Owner/Publisher Dennis Spaeth walked the aisles at EASTEC 2019 with his trusty camera in hand. Take a look at some of the highlights captured along the way.
See how the PRAB Guardian recycles your spent cutting fluids
Rather than develop an apprenticeship program in-house, some machine tool builders select to train workers with an already established program. One such offering is the Chicago-based Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training Apprenticeship Program, which is detailed in the accompanying video.
Realtrac Shop Management Software helped Sidley Diamond Tool decrease production times, deliver on schedule, and increase profits by 10%.
The CNC Chef revisits the high-mix, low-volume business model for shops trying to succeed in a world where they have to get the job right with just 95 parts.
Brad Laux, director of metalworking strategy at W.W. Grainger Inc., discusses how the company fits into the production floor at customer facilities. He also outlines a new study about the metalworking industry.
Finding and hiring skilled, talented workers for your manufacturing business — when you need them — is one of the big factors that determine the success of your company. In the 16th episode of the CNC Chef video series, Bob Warfield from CNCCookbook lays out some tips and advice for hiring during an economic era of full employment.
About 8 years ago or so, I turned 50 and decided it was time for a solo skydive. And, just for the record, I jumped from 13,000 feet ... not 30,000 feet, though the lack of oxygen at that altitude would have made a great excuse for not pulling the rip cord. More about the altitude in a moment. First ...
About 8 years ago or so, I turned 50 and decided it was time for a solo skydive. And, just for the record, I jumped from 13,000 feet ... not 30,000 feet, though the lack of oxygen at that altitude would have made a great excuse for not pulling the rip cord. More about the altitude in a moment. First ...
The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) reported total billings of nearly $168 million among the 43 cutting tool companies included in USCTI's Current Business Report (CBR) for February 2018. The total represents an increase of almost 7 percent over total billings in February 2017, which topped $156 million, and a 6 percent jump compared to total billings of nearly $157 million in February 2016.
The Up! App quickly connects people who need machine tool service with trusted service providers, including OEMs, distributors and third-party companies.
A life-long entrepreneur involved in starting and growing seven different businesses and a successful blog, Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook devotes the 13th episode of the CNC Chef video series to a question his CNC machining audience often asks: How do you start a new business?
A life-long entrepreneur involved in starting and growing seven different businesses and a successful blog, Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook devotes the 13th episode of the CNC Chef video series to a question his CNC machining audience often asks: How do you start a new business?
Contrary to some politically motivated hyperbole, manufacturing is alive and well in the United States. While it is true there are far fewer manufacturing jobs in America, there are multiple reasons for that—it's not solely about manufacturers seeking cheaper labor overseas.
Nearly 100 guests including customers, Whitestown and Boone County officials, members of the media and a representative from the Swiss Consulate on May 5 joined REGO-FIX Tool Corporation executives and employees to celebrate the opening of the company’s new North American headquarters in Whitestown, Ind.
Nearly 100 guests including customers, Whitestown and Boone County officials, members of the media and a representative from the Swiss Consulate on May 5 joined REGO-FIX Tool Corporation executives and employees to celebrate the opening of the company’s new North American headquarters in Whitestown, Ind.
MTU America, Graniteville, S.C., which machines parts for large diesel engines, shares a glimpse into the shop's machining operations and lean manufacturing initiatives in this brief shop profile video report filmed by Cutting Tool Engineering Editor Alan Richter.
Heimatec President Preben Hansen covers the company's assortment of standard and customized live and static tooling, including angle head and the company's patented UTEC quick-change tooling, during a video interview conducted during IMTS 2016 by Bernard & Company, an industrial advertising and public relations agency.
Thomas Simmich, Schütte LLC's group leader for global medical market sales, is interviewed at IMTS 2016 by Bernard & Company, an industrial advertising and public relations agency. Simmich discusses the company's new 325 linear grinder with collaborative robot integration.
EMAG LLC President Peter Loetzner discusses the company's line of vertical spindle machine tools as well as the company's new ECM/PECM and laser technologies for a video report produced during IMTS 2016 by Bernard & Company, an industrial advertising and public releations agency.
Cutting Tool Engineering visited with G.W. Schultz Tool during IMTS 2016. Tomas Roman, inside sales manager for G.W. Schultz Tool, provides the play-by-play for a demonstration of the company's Alumigator roughing and ramping endmill.
Chris Merlin, director of portfolio commercialization for the WIDIA Products Group, visited with Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Don Nelson during IMTS 2016 to discuss the company's 90-year milestone and latest technology, including the VariMill Modular System, the VariTap and the features of the NOVO app.
Cutting Tool Engineering visited with Kennametal Inc. during IMTS 2016 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Bill Redman, global product manager of tooling systems for Kennametal Inc., outlines the key features of the company's latest spindle and tooling connection system, the KM4X.
CTEPLUS visits the ATS Systems booth at IMTS 2016 for a demonstration of the Xcelerate robot from Cellro, a robotic automation company located in Veenendaal, The Netherlands.
Methods Machine Tools showed off its 3D part-picking cell during IMTS 2016 held at McCormick Place in Chicago last week. Methods' Zachary Hallowell, Mechanical Engineer, Automation Team, provides a guided tour of the system.
Mazak Corp. Applications Engineer Dan Dasilva offers an overview of the company's "Done in One" approach as he provides a guided tour of the Variaxis i-600 and Multi Pallet Pool (MPP) 500.
John Lucier, National Automation Manager for Methods Machine Tools, offers a guided tour of the company's post-machining process deburring cell, which was on display during IMTS 2016 held at McCormick Place in Chicago last week.
Todd Miller, manager, product marketing, Seco Tools LLC, covers the unique features of the company's Highfeed 6 cutter at IMTS 2016.
Seco Tools LLC introduced the Niagara Cutter Stabilizer 2.0 during IMTS 2016. Jay Ball, Seco Tools product manager, Niagara Cutter Solid Endmills, covers the new aspects of the Stabilizer 2.0 in this brief video report.
The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers and local educational institutions working to implement dualtrack, apprenticeship-style training with the goal of creating a pipeline of highly skilled workers, according to the organization's website. To help get the word out about the program, KY FAME recently produced a video to introduce itself. 
The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers and local educational institutions working to implement dualtrack, apprenticeship-style training with the goal of creating a pipeline of highly skilled workers, according to the organization's website. To help get the word out about the program, KY FAME recently produced a video to introduce itself. 
Joel Neidig, the business development and technology manager at Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO), Plymouth, Ind., was among several guest speakers selected to present at the third innovation forum of "Building Tomorrow's World," which was part of Autodesk University 2015 in Las Vegas.
Take a video tour of our newly redesigned website to learn how new functionality integrates our industry headlines, product news, feature articles, video reports and Buyers Guide. Launched on Dec. 28, 2015, the new website features larger text to make everything easier to read and a responsive design to maintain that readability across all electronic platforms: desktop computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone.
A shop creep-feed grinding hardened steel using a water-based coolant kept running into trouble after grinding for a few hours. Everything would be grinding along fine, but then—WHAM—really bad burn would bring the job to a halt. And the burn wouldn't go away until the shop dressed the wheel again. Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the host of Cutting Tool Engineering's Grinding Doc Video Series, provides some insight and a solution in the 65th episode of the video series.
Manufacturing Marvels, which airs on The FOX Business Network, recently featured Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio. Manufacturing Marvels, which is produced by the Marvel Production Group LLC, Dallas, Texas, are 2-minute video reports spotlighting American manufacturers, their products, processes and customers.
Manufacturing Marvels, which airs on The FOX Business Network, recently featured Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio. Manufacturing Marvels, which is produced by the Marvel Production Group LLC, Dallas, Texas, are 2-minute video reports spotlighting American manufacturers, their products, processes and customers.
Looking for a way to reduce grinding cycle times and improve cutting tool quality in order to satisfy customer requirements, Myles most recently invested in an ANCA MX7 Linear CNC tool grinder with linear motors. The LinX Linear Motor consists of a shaft containing magnets and a forcer containing wound copper coils. The symmetric design results in zero attractive forces between the forcer and shaft, greatly reducing the loading requirement on support bearings.
The University of Louisville and UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, in May announced plans for a 3D printing training facility—named the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center—that is set to open this fall adjacent to the university campus.
A Diversified Machine Systems 5-Axis Enclosed Large Format Overhead Gantry CNC Router with continuous C-Axis rotation demonstrates its ability to cut out a composite component. Diversified Machine Systems arranged the test cut to demonstrate the machine’s accuracy and efficiency for a customer who recently visited the company’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Cutting Tool Engineering magazine hosted a Webinar Dec. 10, 2014, featuring Mike MacArthur, vice president of engineering at the RobbJack Corp. Following the main presentation, titled "Technologies & Strategies for Composite Drilling, Routing and Trimming," CTE Publisher Don Nelson held a brief Q&A session with questions submitted by the audience.
Iscar Metals Inc. has introduced IQcloud, new software designed to streamline the front-end of cutting tool purchases by helping programmers condense the time it takes to get the cutting tool assembly into manufacturing technologies that they are using, whether that's CAD/CAM verification or tool management.
OMAX debuts its MicroMAX Abrasive Waterjet machine at IMTS 2014.
Starrag demonstrates Bumotec S191 Linear mill turn machine at IMTS 2014.
Exsys displays quick-change abilities at IMTS 2014.
Fastenal offers an overview of its newest vending technology at IMTS 2014.
Fastenal offers an overview of its newest vending technology at IMTS 2014.
Mazak's Smooth Technology makes debut at IMTS 2014.
Zoller unveils 3D Check, Titan and cost per click calculator at IMTS 2014.
Zoller displays its 3D Check machine during IMTS 2014.
Interview with THINBIT Kaiser Tool Co. at IMTS 2014.
Interview with THINBIT Kaiser Tool Co. at IMTS 2014.
KOMET Service North America, a partnership between KOMET of America and a variety of independent companies to service the KOMET brand of tools, welcomed Grinding Technology LLC to its list of partners at a special ceremony held during IMTS 2014. The Houston, Texas, company became the seventh partner to sign on with KOMET Service since the launch of the service partnership at IMTS 2012.
KOMET Service North America, a partnership between KOMET of America and a variety of independent companies to service the KOMET brand of tools, welcomed Grinding Technology LLC to its list of partners at a special ceremony held during IMTS 2014. The Houston, Texas, company became the seventh partner to sign on with KOMET Service since the launch of the service partnership at IMTS 2012.
KOMET Service North America, a partnership between KOMET of America and a variety of independent companies to service the KOMET brand of tools, welcomed Grinding Technology LLC to its list of partners at a special ceremony held during IMTS 2014. The Houston, Texas, company became the seventh partner to sign on with KOMET Service since the launch of the service partnership at IMTS 2012.
Heule Tools Corp., which celebrated its 25th anniversary at IMTS 2014, introduced two new products at the semi-annual trade show event. Gary Brown, president of Heule Tools Corp., North America, describes a new drilling line and the company's new counterbore tool said to be capable of creating back spot faces of more than 2x diameter.
Heule Tools Corp., which celebrated its 25th anniversary at IMTS 2014, introduced two new products at the semi-annual trade show event. Gary Brown, president of Heule Tools Corp., North America, describes a new drilling line and the company's new counterbore tool said to be capable of creating back spot faces of more than 2x diameter.
United Grinding unveils new machine at IMTS 2014.
Quick overview of the Helitronic Vision 400 at the United Grinding booth during IMTS 2014.
Rollomatic USA debuts its new 528XF grinding machine to grind long, thin drills at its booth during IMTS 2014.
Dr. Jeffrey Badger, author of the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine and host of CTE's Grinding Doc Video Series, previews his 3-day High Intensity Grinding Course.
A machinist wrote to Dr. Jeffrey Badger, author of the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, because the "old-timers" in the shop tell him he has to dress at the same wheel speed he uses to grind. The machinist wanted to know if that was true, and, if so, why? 
IMTS 2014 opens ... and it's going fast.
A shop surface grinding 12" x 36" plates has to remove 1/8" of material on both sides, but the cycle time is a killer. To find a way to reduce the cycle time, the shop turned to Dr. Jeffrey Badger, author of the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine and the host of our Grinding Doc Video Series.
A Rockwell Automation representative talks about the Ethernet trend based on open standards and how its potential application for many industries. The video captures a robot arm sorting and aligning pucks. Driving the automation are Stratix switches, which were jointly developed by Cisco and Rockwell Automation.
A coolant supplier having trouble getting customers to try a new product turned to Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the host of Cutting Tool Engineering's Grinding Doc Video Series, for some insight into how the supplier could convince shops to change coolant. About the Grinding Doc Video Series: Thanks to his work as an independent grinding consultant and the author of the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, Dr. Jeffrey Badger routinely receives questions about grinding from shops all over the world.
Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the host of Cutting Tool Engineering's Grinding Doc Video Series, fields a question from a shop hoping to find a faster way to find the sweet spot when cylindrical-plunge grinding tugsten-carbide shafts. About the Grinding Doc Video Series: Thanks to his work as an independent grinding consultant and the author of the "Ask the Grinding Doc" column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine, Badger routinely receives questions about grinding from shops all over the world.
A shop that cylindrical-grinds tungsten-carbide is running into trouble maintaining optimal parameters when switching to a larger diameter. Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the host of Cutting Tool Engineering's Grinding Doc Video Series, offers some insight.
A shop seeks relief from the burn experienced during its creep-feed grinding operations. Given that slowing down the feed rate only helped a little, and only for a short time, the shop sought an alternative solution from Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the host of Cutting Tool Engineering's Grinding Doc Video Series.
Tungsten ToolWorks offers a web-based tool that lets you create your own custom cutting tool to fit your exact needs. This video takes you through the process step-by-step so you can complete a quote on your own.
The new Toolingtrader.com is said to be the industry's most complete interactive web portal for buying and selling surplus tooling for the machining industry. The site also features industry forums, technical data sheets, and the ability for sellers to upload multiple products at once.
The new Toolingtrader.com is said to be the industry's most complete interactive web portal for buying and selling surplus tooling for the machining industry. The site also features industry forums, technical data sheets, and the ability for sellers to upload multiple products at once.
Like many manufacturers across the U.S., Greendale’s Kinetic Company faces a shortage of skilled labor. Long-term, highly skilled employees are retiring, leaving the knife-making company with a younger, less experienced workforce. With that challenge in mind and armed with a Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grant, managers from Kinetic Company teamed with Milwaukee Area Technical College to enhance the skills of their incumbent workers.
Like many manufacturers across the U.S., Greendale’s Kinetic Company faces a shortage of skilled labor. Long-term, highly skilled employees are retiring, leaving the knife-making company with a younger, less experienced workforce. With that challenge in mind and armed with a Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grant, managers from Kinetic Company teamed with Milwaukee Area Technical College to enhance the skills of their incumbent workers.
Like many manufacturers across the U.S., Greendale’s Kinetic Company faces a shortage of skilled labor. Long-term, highly skilled employees are retiring, leaving the knife-making company with a younger, less experienced workforce. With that challenge in mind and armed with a Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grant, managers from Kinetic Company teamed with Milwaukee Area Technical College to enhance the skills of their incumbent workers.
The Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wis., addresses the value of its 2-year machine tooling program, which emphasizes moldmaking and tool and die skills in the second year.
New cutting technologies are about to transform the gear manufacturing industry, according to a Sandvik Coromant video report. How manufacturers respond to this new technology from indexable gear tools will shape the future competitive landscape.
Len Graham, Business Unit Leader, Rexam Mold Manufacturing, discusses the motivation behind the Buffalo Grove, Ill., company's decision to build a Mega Cell automated mold manufacturing system. Graham offers a detailed walk-through of the company's Mega Cell, which began operation in March 2013.
Element Six, which consolidated its four R&D centers spread around the world into one 60,000-sq.-ft. facility now known as its Global Innovation Centre in Harwell, U.K., offers a video tour of the new facility.
Thomas W. Malone, a professor at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, suggests in the latest Sandvik Coromant "Looking Ahead" video series that recognizing and rapidly responding to change will be critical to the success of any company in tomorrow's business environment.
Join United Grinding Technologies for an in-depth look at cylindrical match grinding in an on-demand Webinar that addresses the need for match grinding, the principles behind match grinding, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the process.
Jakob Antriebstechnik, a spindle manufacturer in Germany, recently demonstrates its Motor Spindle Safety System, which is said to prevent major damage when spindle collisions occur.
In it's second Looking Ahead video, Sandvik Coromant gathered industry experts to talk about talent mismatch, employment outsourcing and the age of hyper-specialization.
Sandvik Coromant takes a closer look at the macro trends influencing the future of the manufacturing industry in a brief video report that identifies four areas of special interest: rapid urbanization, sustainability, new advanced materials and new technologies.
Andrew Benson, co-general manager and chief marketing officer at Iscar Metals Inc., spoke with Don Nelson, publisher of Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, during IMTS 2012 to discuss the company's 60th anniversary and a variety of new products.
During IMTS 2012 in September, the Morris Group Inc. announced an exclusive agreement with SU-matic, a subsidiary of Suhner Holding AG of Switzerland. The deal means Velocity Products, a division of the Morris Group, will supply the North American metalworking industry with tooling for Okuma lathes, multitasking machines and machining centers.
Kennametal Inc. CEO Carlos Cordoso shares the company's plans to help resolve the looming shortfall in the manufacturing workforce. Plus, Cordoso discusses the industry's economic state and Kennametal's focus on helping customers find total solutions as opposed to another tool sale.
Jeannine Kunz, director of professional development at ToolingU for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, offers a walk-through of the society's Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment tool. Unveiled at imX, the tool is intended to help manufacturers assess what steps they may need to take to help fill the gab in highly skilled workers.
Jeannine Kunz, director of professional development at ToolingU for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, offers a walk-through of the society's Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment tool. Unveiled at imX, the tool is intended to help manufacturers assess what steps they may need to take to help fill the gab in highly skilled workers.
Kennametal Inc. CEO Carlos Cordoso shares the company's plans to help resolve the looming shortfall in the manufacturing workforce. Plus, Cordoso discusses the industry's economic state and Kennametal's focus on helping customers find total solutions as opposed to another tool sale.
Jeannine Kunz, director of professional development at ToolingU for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, offers a walk-through of the society's Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment tool. Unveiled at imX, the tool is intended to help manufacturers assess what steps they may need to take to help fill the gab in highly skilled workers.
Take a tour of the interactive displays at Kennametal Inc.'s Experience Zone at the imX event at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 12-14.
Kennametal Inc. CEO Carlos Cordoso shares the company's plans to help resolve the looming shortfall in the manufacturing workforce. Plus, Cordoso discusses the industry's economic state and Kennametal's focus on helping customers find total solutions as opposed to another tool sale.
Jeannine Kunz, director of professional development at ToolingU for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, offers a walk-through of the society's Workforce 2021 Readiness Assessment tool. Unveiled at imX, the tool is intended to help manufacturers assess what steps they may need to take to help fill the gab in highly skilled workers.
Glynn Fletcher, President of Agie Charmilles LLC, discusses the need for the company's Technology Days event held in late June at its Lincolnshire, Ill., location.
Ed Tarney, customer technical support manager with Erasteel Inc., Baldwinsville, N.Y., addressed "PM & High-Speed Steel for Premium Tool Performance" as part of the Fast Track Seminar series hosted at the Cutting Tool Engineering booth during IMTS 2010.
Tom Noble and Bill Fiorenza of Ingersoll Cutting Tools present "Plunge Milling: High Volume Roughing on Your Machine" as part of the Fast Track Seminar series hosted at the Cutting Tool Engineering booth during IMTS 2010. 

Products for Training

The N-30m2 SSD series is based on industrial-grade 3D TLC NAND and can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to +85 °C. The PCIe 4-lane interface follows the PCIe 3.1 specification and provides sequential read and write bandwidths of up to 3,500 MB/s and 3,100 MB/s, respectively. For read and writes, random access achieves more than 475,000 and 525,000 IOPS, respectively.
A start-up company near Chicago designs and fabricates custom tool foam inlays for toolboxes, workstations, travel cases and reusable packaging. Kaiser Manufacturing says its process fills the need for a custom solution that is superior to hand-cut tool foam in both function and appearance.
These guide rails are assembled from precisely matched components: linear guide rails GN 2492, the matching cam roller carriages GN 2494 and the separately available wipers of TPU plus the individual rollers with three different bore types. The exceptionally stable guide rails are produced in a rolling process and can be mounted using the typical bore pattern, even up to a rail length of 97.64 in (2480 mm).
The PACKOUT Tool Tray features Stack or Store functionality, providing modular connectivity with any PACKOUT solution and storage within the Rolling Tool Chest, Rolling Tool Box, XL Tool Box, or the Large Tool Box. In addition, the Tool Tray has a customizable internal layout with Quick-Adjust Dividers, creating up to six separate storage compartments and allowing users to configure the layout that works for them. With a metal reinforced handle and a 25lb weight capacity, the tool tray can easily transport tools and materials around the jobsite, in transit, and in the shop. 
The IP68 enclosures except size 44.27 are made of corrosion-proof foundry grade aluminum alloy and they are coated with oven-cured thermosetting paint with epoxy power, which makes the enclosures highly resistant to scratch, shock, seawater, and chemicals. The IP68 enclosure series is larger than the standard enclosures, providing more space for easier cable management, and the walls are thicker to provide more mechanical robustness. However, the fixing points remain the same as those on the standard enclosure. The IP68 enclosures use two different locking systems, bayonets and screws, instead of the locking levers on the standard enclosure.
The LNS Fox SC2 700 Spray Cabin uses a powerful, low-noise, single-phase fan motor to produce 530 CFM air flow. A handy side tray holds multiple parts to speed the cleaning process. Both models have 4 caster wheels for easy mobility, a neatly stored 15-foot air gun, and a compact design that occupies minimal floor space.
Spectrum Bulk Oil Storage Systems are available in three unique tiers to meet specific application needs and conditioning of the lubricant. The three tiers provide complete flexibility when choosing which system is right for the application and each tier allows for future expansion, if needed.
The newest addition to Dialight's best-selling High Bay portfolio, this fixture is the ultimate solution for sustainable lighting for industrial environments, offering a faster return on investment—up to a full year sooner than previous Dialight High Bay models. This best-in-class fixture will help companies achieve carbon-neutral operation goals faster while saving money on lighting related energy costs.
The lanyard attachment is bolted to the installation, preventing loss of the adjoining hand knob when the knob is unscrewed by suspending or retaining it within easy reach. The secure lanyard attachment also protects machinery from damage during maintenance by preventing the hand knob from falling into moving or sensitive machine parts. Permanently retaining the hand knob ensures that machinery panels can remain secure at all times, enhancing operator safety and protection of the machine. Lanyard attachment also means faster, safer maintenance.
The carabiner and lanyard kit removes the potential of dropping items in areas with an increased safety risk, or above environments where retrieval would be time consuming, difficult or impossible. As a result, the system makes working safer, faster and removes the danger and cost associated with losing tools and equipment. The kit is intended for applications involving working at height or environments such as marine. The carabiner and lanyard kit can also be used to remove the risk of an operator becoming separated from machinery, such as connecting a pilot of a boat or jet ski to a kill switch.
The Milwaukee Safety Helmets are designed to give users better protection by offering protection from both top and side impacts. The helmets are BOLT compatible with four BOLT accessory slots and two universal accessory slots, allowing users to adapt to their jobsite and easily attach additional personal protective equipment and accessories. Additionally, the helmets include a BOLT Headlamp Mount that is suitable for most headlamps and a BOLT Marker clip so users can attach and easily access pens, pencils, and markers.  
The i.cee:local sensor from igus optimizes the life of the system, detects faults, allows them to be fixed at an early stage and allows for maintenance to be planned in advance. With its multi-connectivity, i.Cee:local can be integrated via the internet or without IoT connectivity via the local network, depending on customer requirements.
Flexbar’s Visorguard-LED™ system is water and coolant proof and installs in minutes on CNC mills, conventional mills, drill presses and more.  The adjustable Flexbar® arm permits setting of the Visorguard shield at the correct height and angle for each setup, then locks rigid.  The special wing-shaped shield flips up to load a part and down for machining.  A special spring-loaded shaft allows the shield to stay put with no spring back.
Flexbar’s Visorguard-LED™ system is water and coolant proof and installs in minutes on CNC mills, conventional mills, drill presses and more.  The adjustable Flexbar® arm permits setting of the Visorguard shield at the correct height and angle for each setup, then locks rigid.  The special wing-shaped shield flips up to load a part and down for machining.  A special spring-loaded shaft allows the shield to stay put with no spring back.
The tool supply consists of software, hardware and supporting service elements. Using the CoroPlus® Tool Supply hardware, manufacturers can easily store and keep track of tools. Storage options can be tailor made according to facility demands, with tool vending solutions ranging from open stock, drawers and lids to full tool cabinets. Each hardware option allows tools to be securely stored, without the risk of loss or damage.
In addition to the microSD card, the solution includes the ‘iShield Camera Card Tool’ (iCCT) software, which is a free download from the Swissbit website. With iCCT, the card's security settings are activated via the computer before it is used for the first time. The user PIN is also set here. The card is then ready to deploy and will reliably capture all recorded camera data. iShield Camera supports Loop Recording, where a camera deletes the oldest recordings to make room for new data.
The scanGrid2 safely detects objects of a variety of sizes within the freely configurable protective field zones, can evaluate multiple fields, and can execute configurable monitoring cases. A warning field zone extending up to four meters beyond the safe working range can be employed for non-safety actions.
The Hard Cap Gel Knee Pads are built with a secure gel zone to provide better comfort and create a contoured fit to the user’s knees. Constructed with thick comfortable foam and durable caps, these knee pads are designed for extended wear and can withstand a variety of surfaces.
The sBot Stop – URCap and sBot Speed – URCap are easy-to-use safety systems based on the smart combination of the nanoScan3 safety laser scanner and UR Robot safety features. These solutions work well in handling operations using robot applications with free access and enable manufacturers to achieve safety without sacrificing productivity.
The X-86m2 series in the ultra-compact M.2 2242 form factor and the CFast™ card F-86 show off their full performance capabilities, especially as robust boot and application drives, and set themselves apart with a perfectly coordinated feature set. The key highlights are a high-quality 3D-NAND in pSLC mode, a SATA NAND flash controller specially developed for industrial requirements without additional DRAM, and fully optimized proprietary firmware. This makes both series the optimal storage solution for embedded systems and industrial applications, as well as for network devices where durability, system reliability and safety from power failure are imperative. 
The Surveyor’s Safety Vests are designed with full, tear resistant woven construction for maximum durability to survive the most rugged environments and built to carry more with 27 pockets. The Surveyor’s Vests are Type R Class 2 Rated** and recommended when working in environments requiring additional visibility, when working around heavy machinery or traffic traveling under 50 MPH. The vests are offered in both yellow and orange color variations. 
When paired with an EIB 5211 sensor box, these new RCN encoders will transfer the temperature of the encoder and a direct-drive motor to the control in use.  This gives the user the ability to push the system to its thermal load limits which in turn increases production and cost efficiency.
The Flexi Compact safety controller offers users in the machine building sector improved usability in many areas. The modular hardware platform enables integration in a flexible, application-appropriate, and cost-efficient manner. If the demands on the safety controller increase, it can subsequently be adapted or extended by up to 12 modules. The Safety Designer engineering tool with its certified function blocks guarantees intuitive, fast, and easy configuration and documentation of the safety logic via drag and drop.
These new Bluetooth products maintain ISOtunes’ SafeMax Technology while introducing enhancements in design and functionality. Unlike most headphones, all ISOtunes headphones limit the volume to 85 decibels (dB) and offer a noise reduction rating (NRR) between 22 and 29 dB, making them OSHA and NIOSH compliant. 
The new ASTM E2737 Detector Evaluation Package is available to suit the entire range of Nikon Metrology’s X-ray CT inspection, metrology and large envelope CT systems. All of the manufacturer's X-ray sources are supported including rotating target technology and the world's only 450kV microfocus source, in addition to the full range of industry-leading detectors. 
As part of the well-known MCS10 series, this latest version features capacities double the size of the previous version, making it suitable for nominal loads of 40 kN for Fx/Fy, 200 kN for Fz, 3.5 kNm for Mx/My and 3.0 kNm for Mz. The sensor also offers high accuracy, IP67 protection, low crosstalk, compensation matrixes, TEDS and a wide temperature range.
Educational content on the new Online Safety Resource includes Safety Data Sheets which are accessed by entering the UPC code found on Norton products. Safety Guides for Norton’s most popular products such as Grinding Wheels, Portable Wheels and Coated/ Non-Woven Abrasives are offered. Ten informative Safety Videos cover a range of applications including using form belts, precision grinding and dressing, guard conversions on right angle grinders, wheel mounting, abrasives use on railroads and in foundries, and grinding wheel safety presented in English, Spanish and French.
Designed and manufactured by LNS for easy maintenance, the HE 1000 filters typically require cleaning once or twice each year and the variable speed motor enables infinite airflow for any application, thus further reducing maintenance. The HE 1000 electrostatic oil mist collector compliments the existing LNS FOX air filtration product line that includes the WS 2 and WM Series multi-stage oil/coolant mist collectors for all machine types and processes using water-soluble, synthetic or neat oil coolants to achieve 99% filtration, and the LNS ChipBLASTER MB Series for water-based applications.
The new product range features industrial grade 3D-NAND that supports an ambient temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. The SSD-module combines high grade NAND flash chips, a sophisticated PCIe controller and firmware that supports demanding applications. The PCIe 4-lane interface with backwards compatibility to single or dual lane system designs operates according to the latest PCIe-3.1 specification and offers high bandwidth up to 1600 MB/s for sequential read and 770 MB/s for sequential write. Random performance surpasses 145,000 / 130,000 IOPS for read and write and nearly doubles the bandwidth of SATA SSDs.
The EM-30 product series complies with e.MMC-5.1 specifications and is fully downward compatible. Thanks to established standards, integration is very easy. With a temperature range of -40 to +85°C, the product family is ideally suited for the most important embedded applications. With sequential data rates of up to 300 MB/s for read and 230 MB/s for write as well as 39 K IOPS and 41 K IOPS for read and write random access, EM-30 delivers the performance of SATA SSDs, but with significantly smaller size requirements and costs.
A line of new generation sensors for protecting stamping and forming press dies. The new line includes broader-range proximity sensors, short and long range diffuse reflective sensors, a distance-settable optical triangulation sensor and an ultra-long infrared through-beam sensor. 
Senturion is a powerful dust collector that has been optimized for the volume and type of dust produced by fiber laser cutting. Fiber lasers produce large volumes of very fine particulates moving at high velocities within the laser enclosure. This dust can become deeply embedded in the filter media, making it difficult to pulse off and causing premature filter loading.
The PeopleCounter (PeCo) is a SensorApp developed by SICK that enables anonymous data processing and differentiation of people from objects over large detection areas. Based on the hardware of the MRS1000 3D LiDAR sensor, measurement data generates as a point cloud. The integrated PeopleCounter app reliably identifies people using their contours. This means it only counts people above the height of 1.4 meters, while objects are not counted.
Named as “G-20” for the cards with 3D-TLC-NAND and “G-26” for the pSLC version, the fast and pluggable storage media will be available from the end of 2020. The latest memory card series offers capacities of up to 480 GB and a high-performance interface in accordance with 2-lane NVMe-1.3 and PCIe-Gen 3.1 specifications. It is aimed at a wide range of applications in the fields of industrial automation, gaming, transportation, and medical technology. The robust memory media combine the flexibility of Swissbit memory cards with the read-write performance of PCIe SSDs.
The new S-5x range comprises the S-50 SD and S-50u micro SD memory cards at a very competitive price point, alongside the high-endurance S-56 & S-56u versions which use 3D pSLC mode to achieve a tenfold increase in endurance. All support a full temperature range from -40°C to 85°C.
The LNS Fox SC2 330 Spray Cabin has a high-efficiency filtration system that eliminates more than 99% of contaminants (Afnor 440060). A powerful, low-noise, single-phase fan motor draws air at 344 CFM through a washable pre-filter and then through the long-life, easily accessible main filter. An acrylic visor helps protect operators from oil and debris spray. 
Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology. The Gaiter can be worn as a face covering, headband, neck guard, or any other adaptable solution. The Neck Gaiter is washer and dryer safe and will be available in three colors – Gray, Hi-Vis, and Red. 
To assist in product selection and application optimization, a variety of "Knowledge Base" resource material is available in the online store including application notes, success stories and related documents.
Electrostatic or mechanical filtration systems with an efficiency factor of over 99.9% improve production conditions by reliably protecting employees in their places of work. Reusuable, low-maintenance filter elements increase the sustainability and cost effectiveness for the entire production chain.
Electrostatic or mechanical filtration systems with an efficiency factor of over 99.9% improve production conditions by reliably protecting employees in their places of work. Reusuable, low-maintenance filter elements increase the sustainability and cost effectiveness for the entire production chain.
The new HAIMER Face Shield that helps to minimize the spread of illnesses while being extremely comfortable to wear. The adjustable visor is made of high quality plastic which allows for repeatable use. Because of this, the product is sustainable and environmentally friendly through easily replaceable visors and head cushions. It also fulfills PSA Regulation (EU) 2016/425 category II, respectively requirements of eye protection according to EN 166:2001, ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020, CSA Z94.3:20 to protect against droplets and splashes (partly applied). 
The canopy hood is molded one piece seamless of advanced composite resins that have superior chemical and corrosion resistance, are flame retardant and lightweight for a NO RUST guarantee. The corner canopy can either be wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling and can be equipped with optional side wall panels to prevent cross drafts from affecting the containment of fumes. Standard wall and island canopy hoods are also available both in composite resin and stainless steel.
In the new CleanAirTower, KEMPER has completely redesigned the head of the filter tower. Extraction openings are no longer located circumferentially on the side, but in the cover of the general ventilation system. A new tornado principle at the head of the filter tower ensures that the contaminated air is drawn in with a very high degree of efficiency. The optimisation also changes the design of the filter tower head. The element can be retrofitted in existing systems.
As jobsite safety is emphasized across the nation, it is crucial for users to have hand protection that is equipped with back-of-hand protection when working with heavy materials and equipment. However, higher performance ratings often lower glove dexterity, so understanding the application is critical when choosing a glove. To align with this initiative, all of our new gloves are equipped with enhanced TPR for protection to meet the ANSI/ISEA impact rating of 2 while still maintaining dexterity and mobility.
The Raspberry Pi’s low-cost and widely used hardware can contain valuable and protectable data and functions. Swissbit now offers an easy-to-implement safety system based on a long-lasting flash memory suitable for industrial applications. This way, hardware-based security functions can be implemented independently of the CPU and with high flexibility – even retrospectively. The PS-45u-DP-microSD card ‘Raspberry Edition’ encrypts the data and allows access only via a flexible configurable authentication function, which unlocks further access to the data carrier in the pre-boot phase. The number of permitted invalid access attempts can be configured.
MADISAN 75 appears on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.  It is ideal for a range of industries and applications, including industrial/manufacturing facilities, transportation, schools, restaurants, as well as hospitals and healthcare facilities, nursing homes, food and beverage processing, and more.
Applied FLEX-TRED is resistant to motor oil, detergent, hydraulic oil, and UV.  It will tolerate steam and detergent cleaning and is essentially unaffected by climactic exposure and mild acid or alkali exposure under normal conditions.  Die cut FLEX-TRED is ideal for application on gas/brake pedals, machinery deck plates, equipment steps and walkways, mowers, snow groomers, tow motors and forklifts, on platforms, scaffolds, cherry pickers, and ladders, and more.
With the PSS-L, a significant increase in machine utilization and economic production can be achieved, and a longer unmanned production period is made possible. Other advantages include a high storage density with a small footprint, a cost-conscious acquisition investment, as well as the excellent visibility into the workspace and the pallet storage locations.
Based on successful microScan3 technology, the 2D safety sensor, nanoScan3, uses patented safeHDDM® scan technology. This enables the nanoScan3 to hold up well even in harsh or challenging ambient conditions. It is impervious to interferences like dust, contamination, and ambient light.
The Portacool Jetstream 250 provides powerful cooling with 8,500 cfm that cools over 2,100 sq. ft. With built-in handles and heavy-duty casters, this portable evaporative cooler is engineered to generate significant airflow and provide a superior portable cooling solution with easy mobility for a variety of work and spaces.
HemiPleat premium replacement filter cartridges from Camfil APC fit most leading dust collector brands and are guaranteed to last longer than standard filters. Because of their high efficiency and long filter life, HemiPleat replacement cartridges need to be changed out less frequently, saving operators time and reducing maintenance costs.
Dialight announced the launch of its new 594 Prism surface-mount indicator. The smallest right-angle indicator in its class, the 4.5mm x 3mm x 4mm 594 Prism features Dialight’s proprietary single-level design for through-hole applications in high-density boards and board-edge mounting in network interface cards, networking hardware, wireless components, electronic testing and measuring equipment.
Wooster Products’ new NITEGLOW treads with high-quality photoluminescent are ideal for exit path markings, steps and leading edge of landings when finding pathways in the dark is a necessity. This two-stage anti-slip stair nosing meets NYC Local Law 26, 2015 IBC, and 2015 IFC code compliance and is well suited for either new construction or retrofit interior stair applications.
Dialight launched its new SafeSite Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) linear form factor for the APAC and EMEA markets. This LED fitting includes IECEx/ATEX Zone 2, 21 and 22 certification for hazardous applications, including upstream and downstream oil and gas, petrochemical, mining and heavy manufacturing applications.
RoboVent has re-designed one of their most popular weld fume extraction systems from the inside-out as the first part of a new wave of product launches and exciting organizational updates and announcements leading into 2020.
Each Spire unit provides filtration for up to two robotic weld cells for effective source capture filtration or easily converted to an ambient unit for area-wide filtration when a hooded enclosure is not possible.
Bihler 4Slide-NC Technology advances the goal of an injury-free, OSHA-complaint, manufacturing facility. Job safety is among the most critical factors in protecting the most valuable asset of a manufacturing company - its employees. A safe working environment promotes a positive and productive culture, all the while enhancing company morale and building employee retention. Studies of manufacturing safety have shown that a safe work environment can boost productivity levels by as much as 83%.
The introduction of IVEC’s Ultra on-demand ventilation system is in direct response to the industry’s growing focus on energy savings. The new, high-efficiency air quality control system not only significantly reduces energy costs but also improves air filtration, extends filter life and reduces equipment maintenance requirements, effectively improving air quality at a lower total cost of ownership.
Camfil APC introduces the Gold Series X-Flo Package (GSXP) dust and fume collectors designed for fast, easy integration with CNC laser and plasma cutting systems. The GSXP collector is built on core technology that has been proven in the field for more than 20 years with the original Gold Series collector.
Designed for factories and shops that require immediate dust filtration, Palmgren’s Auto Start Dust Extractor Pedestal eliminates dust in the workstation. This compact extractor creates a safe work environment by capturing grinding and deburring dust at its source.
Strong Hand Tools announces the new cylinder cart for the safe handling of heavy gas cylinders. The self-supporting four-wheel base of the new gas cylinder cart provides a safe and stable method for the transport, lifting and placement of heavy gas cylinders while minimizing the effort required for heavy cylinder handling.
The Safe Robotics Area Protection (SRAP) safety system from SICK provides process-based protection for collaborative robot applications. The safety system provides machine operators with unrestricted, yet safe, access to a robot’s working area at any time, by adapting the operating conditions to the position of the person.
Metalworking processes like machining, sawing, grinding, buffing, polishing, fettling, brushing, drilling, cutting and abrasive blasting can create fine metal particles that become airborne and present an explosion hazard, if these metals are combustible. To help reduce this risk, Camfil APC offers Venturi and Vortex wet scrubbers.
Dialight launched a new series of heavy-duty panel mount indicators designed for rugged environment applications, such as power, status or warning indication in manufacturing, construction, mining and oil and gas equipment.
Dialight announced CID1 Certification for its SafeSite 347V and 480V Passive Power Supply with a lumen range up to 27,000.
Dialight launched its new Reliant High Bay line of industrial LED fixtures for the North American market, the company’s first product line designed for light-duty applications, such as warehouses, light manufacturing and other large indoor spaces.
1sourcevend is introducing its new combo machines. The machines give customers the option to now daisy chain coil/lockers together to vend many more items from the same touchscreen interface. The combo machines will allow customers to vend high-turn, disposable items like gloves and cutting tools while also vending returnable, high-value items like power tools and gauges all from the same unit.
When metalworking fluids are used during machining processes, they generate airborne mists that can pose a health and safety risk to workers. To help facilities ensure a safe work environment and regulatory compliance, Camfil APC offers the EM Expert coolant mist collector.
Guardair Corp. has developed the new QuickSelect Tool Rack to organize frequently-used shop tools and keep them within easy reach. Made from heavy-duty aluminum, the QuickSelect features an array of slots and holes sized to accommodate the most popular tools including Allen wrenches, dead blow hammers, screwdrivers and safety air guns.
Dialight announced the launch of its 556 Series Constant Intensity Panel Mount Indicators, the company's first constant intensity product designed for rugged, outdoor applications. Combining InGaN and AlInGaP technologies, the 556 Series delivers maximum light output in a highly durable package designed for 1" mounting holes in applications ranging from instrument panels and agricultural controls to transportation, environmental monitoring equipment, display lighting and much more.
Guardair Corp. has developed two innovative vacuums for safely cleaning off workers and their workspaces in environments with combustible materials. Both the popular Personnel Cleaning Station and Machine Vac are now available in non-electrical discharge (NED) versions.
Dialight announced the expansion of its MicroLED surface-mount indicator line with three new products for high-performance and reliability in electronics, networking, automation and handheld-device applications. The new products leverage Dialight’s 80-plus year history of indicator innovation, offering durable, long-lasting solutions for low-power, small footprint applications.
Dialight launched its new line of Vigilant and SafeSite Low Profile/Top Conduit LED Linear fixtures, now offering an industry-leading 10-year warranty for reliable, long-life performance with triple the lifespan of conventional T-5 fluorescents even in the harshest conditions, including upstream and downstream oil and gas, petrochemical and heavy manufacturing applications.
Dialight announced the launch of its new IntelliLED Connected Industrial Lighting Platform—a wireless controls solution for heavy industrial lighting applications.
Comau introduces MATE, its first innovative wearable exoskeleton. MATE has been designed to improve work quality in an efficient and highly ergonomic manner by providing consistent and advanced movement assistance during prolonged overhead, as well as daily tasks.
Hoffmann Group USA announced that its Web-based eForm configurator has been optimized for free-form surfaces. Using eForm, Hoffmann Group USA customers can design their own customized rigid foam inlays, whereby individually placed tools are not only positioned next to each other, but also above one another. This enables a larger number of tools to be stored in tool cases, drawers and cabinets, in an orderly manner.
EXAIR's new Hazardous Location Cabinet Cooler Systems have achieved the UL classified designation for Div1 environments. They have been tested by UL and passed their stringent requirements for use upon classified purged and pressurized electrical enclosures within Class I Div 1, Groups A, B, C and D; Class II Div 1, Groups E, F and G – and Class III environments.
The Model 300 mist collector filters the air on enclosed machinery to remove harmful oil mist and particulates from CNC machines, including milling and grinding processes. This unit offers a primary control solution by mounting to the machinery and filtering the mist at the source.
The Model 300 Portable Floor Sentry fume extractor offers a safety engineering control device used for the capture and filtration of airborne contaminants.
Dialight announced the launch of two new snap-in panel mount indicators for application in mounting holes over one-half inch. The new 653 and 654 Series, for 0.57” (14.7mm) and 0.657” (16.7mm) mounting holes, are our first snap-in panel mount LED indicators for mounting holes exceeding one-half inch, filling a gap in the industry for applications in process machinery, warning light panels and other indoor and enclosed applications. Both products are available in red, green, yellow and blue.
Hoffmann Group USA announced the availability of its new GARANT GridLine Workshop cabinets. GARANT’s GridLine series focuses on three key areas of usability; ergonomics, efficiency and design. The cabinets were developed using a planned, common grid technique, which creates a multitude of possibilities for combining and extending the system. Aesthetics and functionality are guaranteed, even if changes are made to the workshop equipment in the future.
Magid introduces AeroDex – a first-to-market, lightweight shell technology. AeroDex delivers extremely lightweight 360° A4 cut resistance that is over 50 percent lighter than a comparable Cut A4.
Magid introduces the TriTek Palm – a flexible, dual-layer glove coating that provides oil grip without saturation.
Wildeck Inc. has introduced the newest addition to its family of material handling products, the Pallet Drop Zone (DZ) Safety Gate. This new product, equipped with a double-sided gate, offers maximum protection to workers accessing large pallet loads at elevated levels.
Cortec’s Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor Technology provides an effective solution for storing valuable assets outside in the harsh elements. Vapor phase action allows simple and relatively easy protection of large internal void spaces and intricate surfaces through the use of VpCI emitting materials.
The EM-O Compact mist collector from Camfil APC is an affordable option for smaller machine shops looking to provide a cleaner and safer work environment. This plug-and-play, small-footprint mist collector separates either oil or synthetic coolant mist from the air before it is inhaled by operators or settles on machines, floors and other surfaces.
The ZOLLER Smart Cabinets provide storage solutions for all single components, assemblies, holders and accessories. Thanks to their connectivity to ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions software, the Smart Cabinets allow you to precisely track the exact location of any given tool, and to track who checked the tool out, for which machine and too which job, all through the software.
The amount of pressure exerted by a typical hydraulic press can exceed 3,000 psi. Because of this tremendous force, high-velocity debris or shrapnel can be ejected from the press during normal operation, resulting in serious and even fatal injuries to the machinist or bystanders. With the new Rockford Systems Ejection Curtain Guarding Kit, machinists will feel confident knowing they are able to achieve efficient hydraulic press use while being protected by a coiled wire fabric guard that significantly reduces the risk of cuts, lacerations and punctures from flying debris.
As part of its ongoing commitment to empower organizations to create safer work environments and comply with OSHA standards, Rockford Systems LLC has introduced an automatic sanding belt holder that enables lathe operators to sand, polish and deburr while keeping hands away from rotating parts and at safe operating distance away from the spinning shaft and, thereby, helping to prevent entanglement.
By increasing modularity and scalability, a new generation of Beckhoff TwinSAFE safety controllers permits optimal adaptation to the specific safety requirements of individual machine concepts. The ability to distribute the intelligence of an entire safety application across multiple TwinSAFE Logic-capable I/O modules means flexible implementation of increasingly modular architectures. These safety architectures can adapt to varied system requirements even more effectively than in the past.
Camfil APC introduces the Gold Cone X-Flo (GCX) filter cartridge for high-efficiency industrial dust collection. Building on the proven performance of HemiPleat Gold Cone technology, GCX filters stay cleaner and last longer than conventional pleated filters.
Dialight launched its new 72,000-lumen Vigilant High Output High Bay fixture, designed to deliver optimal illumination at mounting heights above 60 feet (18 meters).
SICK announces the launch of the deTec4 safety light curtain. The deTec4 is a new generation of safety light curtains. With protective heights of 300 millimeters to 2,100 millimeters and an IP65, IP67 and IP69K enclosure rating, the deTec4 is proven for use in harsh environments.
The new Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) industrial dust collector from Camfil APC is built on 20 years of successful performance of the company's award-winning Gold Series collector. GSX dust collectors are suitable for industrial applications that produce or process fine, fibrous and heavy dusts and fumes.
CleanSpace Technology has launched the CleanSpace Ultra powered respirator with full face mask. Featuring no hoses, belt mounted battery packs or cables makes CleanSpace a light, easy and comfortable unit to wear in industrial settings.
No. 903 is a 650° F (343° C ) cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for holding large parts on rollout shelves at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 38” W x 38” D x 38” H. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 1,000-cfm, 1-hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.
Waldmann Lighting announces the update of the ACANEO high bay luminaire, ideal for the full ambient illumination of large commercial or industrial facilities with ceilings of up to 100 feet, with its new ACANEO Extreme model. The ACANEO’s sealed, closed design and strong, aluminum housing has been very effective in protecting inside mechanics and electronics from dust, humidity, oils or vapors.
Waldmann Lighting introduces MLD, a complementary new addition to its magnifier luminaire portfolio. For any application where attention to detail is paramount, MLD magnifier luminaire features glare- and distortion-free 3.5 diopter magnification with a large, wide 6.3-inch diameter lens.
Waldmann introduces WLA – a no-nonsense overhead solution for lighting benches and assembly areas. Its strong, anodized aluminum housing, specially designed PMMA lens and premium LEDs ensure 50,000 hours maintenance-free operation.
Waldmann Lighting introduces its newest energy-efficient, industrial-grade spot light – RAPTOR. No more shutting down machines to change the light bulbs.
The flexible ALD arm-mounted luminaire impresses with the latest LED technology, 3D head joint and perfectly balanced, adjustable arm. Also, ALD’s wide area of illumination, on/off and continuous dimming touch panel, and glare-free illumination ensure maximum ergonomic working conditions for assembly area activities that can last extended periods of time.

Buyers Guide Companies for Training

Caplugs 716-876-9855 http://www.caplugs.com
ASC Industrial Air Filtration 860-747-8491 http://www.ascaircleaning.com
Ebbco Inc. 586-716-5151 http://www.ebbcoinc.com
Rousseau Metal Inc. 418-598-3381 http://www.rousseaumetal.com
NexGen Enviro Systems Inc. 631-226-2930 http://www.nexgenenviro.com
Borroughs Corporation 800-748-0227 https://www.borroughs.com/
Ingersoll Cutting Tools 815-387-6600 http://www.ingersoll-imc.com
VisiPak, a Sinclair & Rush Co. 636-282-6800 http://www.visipak.com
Micro Air Clean Air Systems 316-946-5875 http://www.microaironline.com
Tri-Mer Corp. 989-723-7838 http://www.tri-mer.com
Transor Filter USA 847-640-0273 http://www.transorfilter.com
Hyde Group 508-764-4344 http://www.hydetools.com
Honeywell Safety Products 800-430-5490 https://www.honeywellsafety.com
Danray Products LLC 815-262-6667 http://www.danrayproducts.com
Haven Technologies Inc. 317-740-0419 https://isotunes.com/pages/haven-technologies
HBS Systems 586-663-2212 http://www.hbssco.com
Grizzly Industrial Inc. 570-546-9663 http://www.grizzly.com
Industrial Maid 402-798-7116 http://www.industrial-maid.com
Guardair Corp. 413-594-4400 https://www.guardair.com
Royal Products 631-273-1010 http://www.royalprod.com
Wayne Products Inc. 610-251-0933 http://www.wayneproducts.com
Montfort Intl. Industrial Products Ltd. 418-877-0778 https://montfort-international.com
Aven Inc. 734-973-0099 http://www.aveninc.com
PTS Group 800-236-6020 https://www.pts-tools.com
Airflow Systems Inc. 214-503-8008 http://www.airflowsystems.com
Stor-Loc 815-936-0700 http://www.storloc.com
Michael Koch GmbH +49-7251-9626200 http://www.brakeenergy.com
Jesco Industries Inc. 517-542-2903 http://www.jescoonline.com
Gerstner & Sons Inc. 937-228-1662 http://www.gerstnerusa.com
Rockford Systems Inc. 815-874-7891 http://www.rockfordsystems.com
Centricity Corp. 330-545-5624 http://www.centricity.net
Clean Air America Inc. 706-291-1700 http://www.clean-air.com
Air Quality Eng. Inc. 763-531-9823 http://www.air-quality-eng.com
Blastrac NA 800-256-3440 http://www.blastrac.com
LPI Inc. 715-839-8280 http://www.lpi-inc.com
AutoCrib 714-274-0400 http://www.autocrib.com/industrial-vending
Jesco Industries Inc. 517-542-2903 http://www.jescoonline.com
Danray Products LLC 815-262-6667 http://www.danrayproducts.com
Milwaukee Tool 800-SAWDUST http://www.milwaukeetool.com
Guyson Corp. of USA 518-587-7894 http://www.guyson.com
Hennig Inc. 815-636-9900 http://www.hennigworldwide.com
Waldmann Lighting 847-520-1060 http://www.waldmannlighting.com
HEMCO Corp. 816-796-2900 https://www.hemcocorp.com/
La-Man Corp. 507-843-4800 http://www.laman.com
Cleartec Packaging, a Div. of MOCAP 314-543-4150 http://www.cleartecpackaging.com
Jesco Industries Inc. 517-542-2903 http://www.jescoonline.com
Rockwell Automation Inc. 414-382-2000 http://www.rockwellautomation.com
Danray Products LLC 815-262-6667 http://www.danrayproducts.com
3nine USA Inc. 512-667-6146 http://www.3nine.com
Kelch Inc. 847-459-9600 http://www.kelch.de/en/start/
LTA Lufttechnik GmbH +49-7838-84-245 http://www.lta-filter.com
Airflow Systems Inc. 214-503-8008 http://www.airflowsystems.com
Tri-Mer Corp. 989-723-7838 http://www.tri-mer.com
GMSi Group Inc. 508-612-9482 http://www.gmsigroup.com
Portacool 936-598-6353 https://www.portacool.com
Directed Light Inc. 408-321-8500 http://www.directedlight.com
Rockford Systems Inc. 815-874-7891 http://www.rockfordsystems.com
Faztek LLC 877-453-2917 http://www.faztek.net
Air Quality Eng. Inc. 763-531-9823 http://www.air-quality-eng.com
Montfort Intl. Industrial Products Ltd. 418-877-0778 https://montfort-international.com
Micro Air Clean Air Systems 316-946-5875 http://www.microaironline.com
Micro Air Clean Air Systems 316-946-5875 http://www.microaironline.com
Beckett Packaging, a Div. of MOCAP 314-543-4000 http://www.beckettpackaging.com
Hennig Inc. 815-636-9900 http://www.hennigworldwide.com
Tri-Mer Corp. 989-723-7838 http://www.tri-mer.com
Dialight 732-919-3119 http://www.dialight.com
Clean Air America Inc. 706-291-1700 http://www.clean-air.com
EXAIR Corp. 513-671-3322 http://www.exair.com
3nine USA Inc. 512-667-6146 http://www.3nine.com
Winslow Eng. Inc. 920-921-6404 http://www.winsloweng.com
Denray Machine Inc. 417-466-4046 http://www.denray.com
rose plastic USA LLLP 724-938-8530 http://www.rose-plastic.us
Air Quality Eng. Inc. 763-531-9823 http://www.air-quality-eng.com
Losma Inc. 973-300-1044 http://www.losma.com
Kennedy Mfg. Co. 800-413-8665 http://buykennedy.com
RT Technologies Inc. 770-332-0092 https://www.rtlasersafety.com
CleanSpace Technology 888-804-0038 http://www.cleanspaceusa.com
Sentry Air System Inc. 713-690-2153 https://www.sentryair.com
LTA Lufttechnik GmbH +49-7838-84-245 http://www.lta-filter.com
Wayne Products Inc. 610-251-0933 http://www.wayneproducts.com
LPI Inc. 715-839-8280 http://www.lpi-inc.com
Flexbar Machine Corp. 631-582-8440 http://www.flexbar.com
LTA Lufttechnik GmbH +49-7838-84-245 http://www.lta-filter.com
Sanborn Technologies 508-660-9150 http://www.sanborntechnologies.com
Tri-Mer Corp. 989-723-7838 http://www.tri-mer.com
Rack Engineering Division 989-340-6564 https://rack-eng.com/products/
Barcor Inc. 847-940-0750 http://www.barcorgages.com
Industrial Maid 402-798-7116 http://www.industrial-maid.com
HEMCO Corp. 816-796-2900 https://www.hemcocorp.com/
Denray Machine Inc. 417-466-4046 http://www.denray.com
Industrial Maid 402-798-7116 http://www.industrial-maid.com
Camfil Farr APC 870-933-8048 http://www.camfilfarr.com/dust
Flexpipe Industries 514-907-5882 http://www.flexpipeinc.com
Bihler 4 Slide-NC 908-329-9101 http://4slide-nc.com
Camfil Farr APC 870-933-8048 http://www.camfilfarr.com/dust
HEMCO Corp. 816-796-2900 https://www.hemcocorp.com/
SICK Inc. 952-941-6780 http://www.sickusa.com
Losma Inc. 973-300-1044 http://www.losma.com
Advanced Machine & Engineering 815-979-3380 http://www.ame.com
PDQ Precision Inc. 619-474-3600 http://www.minimaxcleaner.com