From handheld grinding to deburring on a punch press, fabricators have a wide range of choices for their abrasive needs
Metabo Introduces Heavy-duty Grinders
Metabo Corp.’s Power-up metalworking grinders are for tough tasks. They feature the company’s S-automatic safety slip clutch, tool-free quick-change system and, depending on the model, a 2-sec. fast brake and secure tethering point, particularly for jobs involving heights. The eleven grinders range from 4 1/2 in. to 6 in. and are good for weld cleaning and removal, pipe fitting, metal fabrication, shipbuilding and beveling. The grinders are also suitable for many applications in the shop like cutting bars, rods and bolts.
Pferd and Bosch Offer Quick-change System
The X-Lock from Bosch, with Pferd Inc. as a development partner, is a quick-changing system for angle grinders. Instead of a round center hole, the system features an X-shaped contour that allows the tool to be fixed on the angle grinder in a form-fitting manner. This means different tools can be mounted securely and comfortably in the shortest possible time. The system meets high quality and safety standards and withstands tough operating conditions. Pferd offers a range of tools with the quick-change system.
Osborn Acquires Matchless Metal Polish
Jason Industries Inc. is acquiring The Matchless Metal Polish Co., which will be incorporated into Osborn, a primary business unit. Founded in 1885, Matchless provides metal finishing products and services. “Matchless offers an exciting opportunity for the Osborn brand to strengthen and expand its product offering for all of our customers,” explained Keith Walz, Sr., vice president and general manager at Osborn. “This acquisition brings together two companies with over 130 years each of providing surface finishing and polishing solutions to meet commercial and consumer customers’ needs.”
Walter Surface Acquires Arcone
Walter Surface Technologies Inc. acquired ArcOne, a provider of industrial safety products based in Taunton, Mass. Through this acquisition, Walter adds a unique personal protective equipment product line to its offering. “ArcOne brings a solid network and expertise that will allow us to continue our mission to help our customers work better,” said Marc-André Aubé, CEO of Walter. “Walter has always had a strong focus on the health and safety of our customers. Now, with ArcOne, we can concretely better serve them with high quality personal protection equipment, helping them work effectively as well as safely.”
Ati Launches New Product Family
The engineers at ATI Industrial Automation added a new capability to their robotic solutions. With the launch of Force Control Devices, ATI offers users an open platform to integrate compliance into robotic and automated operations. Compliant force control enables more dynamic automation processes through integrated responsiveness. The devices provide applications with the ability to monitor deflection of the compliance mechanism and adjust contact forces, which increases process quality and makes programming easier.
Weiler Abrasives Names National Accounts Director
Weiler Abrasives appointed John Hobbs director of national accounts. Joining the company in 2013, Hobbs has held multiple sales positions, including district sales manager, business development management and national accounts manager. “Hobbs is exceptionally driven and is always focused on elevating our customers’ experiences with Weiler Abrasives,” said Jason Conner, vice president of sales, U.S. and Canada. Hobbs will be responsible for managing a team of national account managers responsible for the largest national account business partners in the United States and Canada.
Arc Abrasives Celebrates 60 Years
Arc Abrasives Inc. celebrates 60 years of serving the metalworking industry with high-performance abrasives. To honor the milestone, Arc is recognizing customers, employees and the community for their many years of contributions to the growth and longevity of the company. Arc was the dream of Zerla and Si Stayman, establishing the company in a rented garage in Troy, Ohio, in 1960. Today, it’s under the second generation of ownership of Tony Stayman, who leads more than 100 employees in a state-of-the-art facility.
Pleated Filters From Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin’s Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division launched ProTura SB Nano pleated filters for dust collection. The filters use advanced nanofiber filtration technology; a synthetic base media with a proprietary nanofiber layer is applied to the collection surface for demanding applications. The product portfolio now encompasses two filter types that leverage SB Nano coating, which is proven to increase filter life when compared with filters using spunbond polyester filter media. The nanofiber layer in the pleated filter is durable against abrasive particulate.
Dust Collectors From Fuchs
Fuchs Umwelttechnik’s dust and fume collectors solve common health issues associated with laser emissions, dust and other substances that are released into the air. The German-engineered machines are based on 35 years of development and include mobile, compact models as well as complex large-scale systems. Several models and hundreds of filter combinations allow customers to achieve proper filtering of dust and other manufacturing fumes. Digitally networked for the requirements of IoT, the devices can now be integrated into customers’ digitalized working environments.