Below you’ll find a list of new products HOUSTEX exhibitors will be featuring!
Shop Floor Automations, Inc
The Multi Connect is a turnkey device, able to continuously monitor the machine’s operating state and other necessary data, while making this information readily available over a network connection using the industry standard MTConnect protocol. The Multi Connect is compatible with a wide range of machine monitoring software packages, including Scytec’s DataXchange, Predator’s Machine Data Collection, and more!
WiFi USB Connect
Floppy drive emulators and CNC machines with a USB port can now have wireless abilities! You will also have different transfer modes to customize your storage solutions. You can set the WiFi USB Connect to rename, move, or delete a file after transferring. Data sources include network shares, FTP, email, SMB, cloud services, etc. One of the benefits of this device will be that machine will see the files at their machine on the USB as soon as they are added to shared folder. Machinists will not need to walk to the programmer or find them to get needed answers. Also, a wireless connection to the shared folder will eliminate cabling needs for control.
DoALL Sawing Products
The DoALL DCDS-600SA high production, horizontal StructurALL®, semi-automatic, dual column, dual mitering metal cutting band saw offers up to 16×24″ (440x600mm) rectangular cutting capacity and 18-1/2″ round capacity. Also classified as a double column, dual swivel, the DCDS-600SA is ideal for production sawing of a large variety of materials including, but not limited to, structural solids, stainless and tool steel. The DoALL band saw has a touch display controller for easy operation. The DCDS-600SA offers high loading capacity and a variety of optional accessories. This hydraulically controlled dual column, semi-automatic metal cutting band saw has a double-swivel head that is able to miter/angle cut at 60° both left and right. The saw blade is set at 7° cant allowing for more efficient cutting. The DCDS-600SA is the ideal machine for a fabricator cutting multiple angles in the same work piece.
EMKA’s Locking Hinge
When opening the EMKA lock, decompression occrus in two steps. First the door is caught by an integrated, patented impact guard so that the pressure can escape from the vent ducts safely. Then the door is unlocked enabling access to the unit. The door can be closed in only one step, another distinctive feature for convenient handling by EMKA.
Tungaloy America Inc
Tungaloy Corporation is pleased to announce the expansion of TetraForceCut, the grooving tool series with 4 cornered inserts: the STCR/L-CHP toolholder with a coolant hole for high pressure internal coolant supply. (Max. 2,000 PSI) The new STCR/L-CHP toolholder delivers ample coolant to the optimum position of the cutting edge through the coolant hole, achieving stable and long tool life. While improvements will be seen with normal pressure coolant, the STCR/L-CHP toolholders will show more significant chip control and removal with high pressure coolant.
MillQuadFeed is the high feed milling cutter of the new generation that, with the depth of cut up to 0.098” (2.5mm) and the feed rate up to 0.078” (2.0mm) per tooth, accomplishes astounding metal removal rates in rough milling operation. During heavy rough milling, insert lift up and cutting edge fracture are common causes for premature tool failures. However, due to the MillQuadFeed’s innovative engineering design, such as rigid insert clamping system, the unique wavy cutting edge design, and the large T-land on the cutting edge, superior machining stability and fracture resistance are achieved. The perfectly designed multi angle flank side of the insert will reduce chatter and provide superior ramping capability, making this cutter an excellent milling tool for various roughing applications.
In today’s advanced processing technology, more and more components are made with complex and difficult to produce features. Tool interference with fixturing is common during milling operations. To help with this issue, shoulder mills are becoming a popular choice in milling operations due to their versatility for face milling, profiling, and shouldering operations. DoForce-Tri is the perfect choice for all milling operations, featuring a double sided insert with 6 cutting edges. Three types of inserts are available to meet the needs of many different jobs – a standard wiper insert with an MJ chipbreaker on true 90-degree cutting edges or with an NMJ chipbreaker on serrated cutting edges; as well as a radius insert with an MJ chipbreaker on large round corners for edge toughness instead of wipers.
Caron Engineering Inc
Caron Engineering’s most recognized product, TMAC, (Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control), monitors tool wear and breakage, with immediate machine stop and retract when a tool breaks to minimize damage. TMAC is excellent for unattended operation. TMAC adaptive control monitors power and automatically adjusts the feedrate to maintain a constant tool load. Additionally, TMAC can monitor vibration, strain, coolant pressure, coolant flow, and spindle speed. TMAC now has the added capability of running spindle bearing analysis. The Caron Engineering vibration sensor is attached to the spindle, hardwired to TMAC, and the analysis is initiated through CNC part program. The vibration signal is analyzed for acceleration which tells the health of the bearings, and velocity with detects misalignment, imbalance, and looseness. Results are generated within 5 seconds, and TMAC saves reports to a file for analysis.
KMT Waterjet Systems Inc
KMT PRO-III 90,000psi Waterjet Pumps
The NEW PRO-III Series 90,000psi topworks improvements include the new patented metal-to-metal seal design and a patented SUPRAlife metal canister designed for protecting UHP seals with guaranteed seal life hours. The patented designed improves uptime performance, increases productivity, and reduces abrasive costs with predictable maintenance schedules. The PRO-III 125hp/90,000psi pump runs a .016 orifice (largest in the industry) delivering products in half the time of conventional 60,000psi/50hp waterjet systems. The PRO-III 60hp offers faster cutting performance and significant savings in abrasive usage while increasing throughput capacity compared to 60,000psi pumps.
Zerust Corrosion Solutions
Zerust OPS Outdoor Preservation Shrink Film
Zerust®/Excor® Outdoor Preservation VCI Shrink Film provides advanced protection to metals with Zerust Vapor Inhibitor (VCI) technology. It is a premium 8-mil, high strength shrink film with UV stabilizers for 3 years outdoor protection. The film shrink and conforms to objects when heated to repel moisture and contaminants. Zerust VCI saturates the interior of the packaging to protect hard-to-reach spaces and voids from corrosion. Zerust®/Excor® Outdoor Preservation VCI Shrink Film provides advanced protection to metals with Zerust Vapor Inhibitor (VCI) technology. It is a premium 8-mil, high strength shrink film with UV stabilizers for 3 years outdoor protection. The film shrink and conforms to objects when heated to repel moisture and contaminants. Zerust VCI saturates the interior of the packaging to protect hard-to-reach spaces and voids from corrosion.
Zerust ActivPak Packets
Zerust ActivPak packets offers a new technology of Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) combined with a volatile Flash Corrosion Inhibitor (FCI™) to protect ferrous and aluminum metals in enclosed spaces. This combination goes to work in minutes to protect against both flash rust and long-term corrosion with its progressive VCI chemistry. Do not place in direct contact with copper, brass or zinc or use more than recommended. Test before use. ActivPak provides corrosion control when there are concerns about manufacturing processes and fluids leaving corrosive residues. The packets reduce flash rust and corrosion incidents, even on contaminated parts and in challenging environments. ActivPak inhibitors form an invisible shield that provides powerful corrosion protection that does not leave a residue and does not need to be removed prior to welding or painting.
Zerust® ActivPowder™10F is a Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) powder designed to protect metal surfaces in large voids from corrosion. It offers VCI protection, combined with a new self-fogging Flash Corrosion Inhibitor (FCI™) technology, specialized to protect metals in enclosed spaces. This combination diffuses rapidly to protect against flash rust and also to provide long-term corrosion protection with its progressive vapor-transported corrosion inhibitor action. The exceptionally fast diffusion rate of ActivPowder-10F inhibitors enables rapid delivery of protection to metal surfaces, even in hard to reach spaces of structural voids, tubing and cavities. It also provides effective surface passivation to protect from corrosion caused by chlorides and acidic surface contaminants. The powder is fully water soluble and is effective in wet lay-up applications.
Kays Engineering Inc
The Eldorado KM75 is a 3-axis gundrilling machine used to manufacture products like transmission shafts, manifolds, and mold matrices. The machine includes updated Beckhoff controls with G-Code programming, which provides enhanced flexibility. Complex gundrilling operations can be performed with a single fixturing setup. The KM75-48 features a “knee” fixture table to provide 3-axis CNC gundrilling capability. Drill capacity is 0.078 to 0.75 inches (1.98 to 19.1 mm). Drill slide travel in the Z-axis is 48 inches (1219 mm), with table travel of 24 inches (610 mm) in the X-axis and 12 inches (305 mm) in the Y-axis. The machine has a durable design that incorporates hardened and ground box ways and hand-scraped mating components (versus linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved hole accuracy and surface finish. Standard elements are also included on the KM75, such as the F18 high-pressure coolant system and a machine enclosure.
The new DeHoff G536-C1 is a CNC machine used to “cut” rifling grooves into gun barrel blanks, and is an alternative to button rifling. Since the cut rifling process creates the rifling groove using a single-point cutter instead of via deformation, it does not induce any additional stresses into the barrel. The G536-C1 is the first fully CNC programmable single-point cut rifling machine commercially available for sale in the U.S.A. The G536-C1 can perform cut rifling on barrels ranging from 22 to 50 caliber and from 4 to 30 inches (102-762 mm) in length. Twist rates range from 1 rotation every 4” (102 mm) to 1 rotation every 60” (1524 mm). The machine provides the ability to cut rifle at variable twist rates along the length of the barrel, also known as “gain twist”. Other programmable operations include traverse rate, depth of cut, and number of grooves. The machine features a durable, heavy-duty design that incorporates a cast iron drill head base with hardened and ground steel box ways, plus hand-scraped and fitted saddle, gibs, and straps (versus linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved accuracy.
DeHoff BTA/STS 2084
The DeHoff BTA/STS 2084 is a BTA drilling machine used to manufacture drive shafts for helicopter tail rotors. The shaft begins as a solid piece of high-strength alloy steel, and is drilled in a single pass using the BTA machine. This process results in a significant weight reduction for the finished drive shaft. The BTA/STS 2084 has a 2-inch (50.8 mm) drilling capacity and an 84-inch (2134 mm) drilling depth. The machine can also be offered with slide travels of 36 inches (914 mm), 60 inches (1524 mm), or 120 inches (3048 mm). It has a single spindle with a 20 hp spindle motor. A high-torque gearbox with a 4-speed transmission enables the machine to deliver up to twice the torque output of a standard DeHoff model. The machine features a durable, heavy-duty design that incorporates a cast iron drill head base with hardened and ground steel box ways, plus hand-scraped and fitted saddle, gibs, and straps (versus linear guide ways and milled surfaces). This results in superior vibration damping, extended tool life, and improved hole accuracy and surface finish. Standard elements are also included on the DeHoff, such as a high-pressure coolant system, Beckhoff controls, and a full machine enclosure.
Rubber Coated Neodymium Magnetic Assemblies
Each magnetic assembly features powerful neodymium magnets affixed to a flat steel disc and coated by a black protective rubber coating to prevent surface scratches. Ranging in pull strength from 20 to 105 pounds, these powerful assemblies are available in three sizes in both the male and female threaded models. These round base magnetic assemblies are ideal for holding or mounting lights, equipment, exhibit fixtures, tools, and other items in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, garages, work stations, and other areas where a strong low-profile magnet is needed.
Grade 42 Neodymium Magnetic Assemblies
All of these powerful magnetic assemblies include grade 42 neodymium magnets, fabricated into a zinc-plated, shallow cup assembly, which is then magnetized to provide the strongest holding strength possible. They provide amazing strength in small size – ranging from 18 – 175 pounds of pull with the largest assembly no bigger than 1.89 inches in diameter. Use these industrial strength assemblies to hold or mount tools, equipment, lights, exhibit fixtures, and other items in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, garages, work stations, and areas where a strong, small attachment is needed.
Magnetic Countersunk Neodymium Assemblies
Magnetic countersunk neodymium round base assemblies provide amazing strength in a small size. These new countersunk magnets provide users with another option for workholding and mounting.
GH-18 Electric Tapping Arm
The New GH-18 Tapping Arm is our first ever tapping arm to run on only 110V Electricity.
This product features:
Tap Capacity up to 5/8″
Semi- Tap Lubricatior
Universal Robots USA Inc
UR3 is our new, smaller collaborative table-top robot for light assembly tasks and automated workbench scenarios. The compact table-top robot weighs only 24.3 lbs (11 kg), but has a payload of 6.6 lbs (3 kg), 360-degree rotation on all wrist joints and infinite rotation on the end joint. These unique features make UR3 the most flexible, lightweight, collaborative table-top robot to work side-by-side with employees in the market today. It’s an ideal choice for applications that require 6-axis capabilities where size, safety and costs are critical. The UR3 collaborative robot is an optimal assistant in assembly, polish, glue, and screw applications requiring uniform product quality. The new table-top robot can also be used in a separate work station mounted on the table, picking, assembling and placing parts in optimized production flows. Because of its compact form and easy programming, it’s easy to switch it between tasks to meet agile manufacturing needs making total cost of ownership low and payback period ultra fast.
The lightweight, flexible and collaborative industrial robot – UR5 – from Universal Robots lets you automate repetitive and dangerous tasks with payloads of up to 5 kg. The UR5 is ideal to optimize low-weight collaborative processes, such as: picking, placing and testing. The UR5 from Universal Robots is very easy to program, offers fast set up, is collaborative and safe, and like our other collaborative robots, offers one of the fastest payback times in the industry.
The Universal Robots UR10 is our largest industrial robot arm, designed for bigger tasks where precision and reliability are still of paramount importance. With the indstrial robot arm – UR10 – you can automate processes and tasks that weighs up to 10 kg. Heavier-weight collaborative processes, such as: packaging, palletizing, assembly and pick and place are all well suited to the UR10 industrial robot. With a reach radius of up to 1300mm, the UR10 industrial robot is designed to be more effective at tasks across a larger area. You can therefore save time on production lines where distance can be a factor.
BALINIT ALTENSA – PVD COATING
PVD COATING BALINIT ALTENSA: AlCrN base coating produced by Oerlikon Balzers, a leader in Surface Solutions. This coating is the benchmark in coatings for gear cutting tools.
NTK Cutting Tools
NTK’s Solid Ceramic End Mill
NTK’s line of industry leading ceramic cutting tools is expanding with a new line of solid ceramic end mills. Time to upgrade from carbide to this unique “SX9” SiAlON end mill which increases productivity of Heat Resistant Super Alloy (HRSA) milling with higher cutting speeds of up to 3000 SFM.
High Feed Aluminum Cutter (HFC)
NTK Cutting Tools unveiled a line of High Feed Cutters (HFC) for milling aluminum. This series maximizes teeth/cutter; from 7 teeth on the 50mm diameter cutter to 22 teeth on the 125mm diameter cutter; to reduce production time. The lightweight construction allows more customers to utilize this product (the 125mm cutter weighs only 2.4lbs.) and obtain speeds up to 20,000rpm. The coolant through mounting bolt provides excellent chip evacuation.
Hexalobular Socket Machining
NTK’s new Shaper duo tools for creating Hexalobular (6-lobe) sockets faster and simpler. These tools generate less tool pressure than the traditional rotary broach method. Cycle time is greatly reduced due to the efficient machining process. Shaper duo tooling is designed for positioning in the back spindle of Swiss Machines. NTK carries a selection of Hexalobular insert bars capable of machining T6 up to T30 socket sizes.
Easy-Laser® E720 is the all-in-one solution for installation and precision alignment of machines. It can measure flatness, straightness and levelness of foundations plus align all types of rotating machinery.
Speedgrip Chuck Inc
Speedgrip Quick Change Adatper System
Speedgrip’s Quick Change carrier and receiver system provides a solution that is accurate, fast, and affordable. Change from a Jaw Chuck to a Collet Chuck, a Collet Chuck to a Facedriver, back to a Jaw Chuck in less than 5 minutes each.
Ergo Advantge new 6″ tiles
Our new 6″ tiles highlight work areas, enhancing safety initiatives such as 5S & 6S programs. They provide a more durable alternative to tape and paint.
Ergo Advantage gritted tiles
Excellent for weld areas and all types of manufacturing environments where lubricants are present.
We design and manufacture automatic and manual straightening machines, for straightening tubes, profiles (guides, racks and rods), bars – in different industries and sector applications as Oil and Gas, Steel mills (..).
Universal testing machines
We design and manufacture a wide range of electromechanical material testing machines is suitable for bidirectional tests as: tensile, compression, flexure, bending, cycle, constant load, resilience and many others according to International Standards.
We produce deep drawing hydraulic presses and turn-key production lines to satisfy a large range of requirements for steel and aluminium forming.
LHLPX1 Lubrication Retrofit System
LHLPX1 provides your machine with the correct amount of lubrication just when it needs it. The typical machine will consume approximatley 55 Gallons of oil a year. With the LHLPX1 system, the machine only consumes 3-4 small, easy to change cartidges.
SpinArc MIG Machine Torch
SpinArc is a 400 Amp air-cooled machine torch designed to accelerate your production. Using centrifugal force, SpinArc produces molten droplets of metal to deliver stronger, faster, and higher quality welds.
Xtract Fume Extraction MIG Torch
The award-winning Xtract® fume extraction torches are proven to be the best performing fume extraction torch in the industry. Xtract ensures your welders are breathing the cleanest air possible while they work.
Monitoring Reports Update for eNET
Free Software Update for eNET Monitoring Customers.
FeatureCAM automates the workflow from design to NC code, to reduce programming time and produce consistent results for a range of CNC milling, turning and wire applications.
The world’s expert CAM solution for High Speed, 5-Axis and complex part manufacture. Exhaustive array of strategies combine with unrivalled toolpath editing to produce excellent surface finish and improved tool life.
Variable Matrix Style Tool Storage
more tool weight capacity
larger low cost tool storage
field-variable storage layout
tool migration options
adaptable to all tool types
smart for today’s IoT and networking
already field proven
3DP Workbench 3D Printer
Wide Format 3D Printer: Robust Industrial Strength 3D printer with a 40″ x 40″ x 20″ build platform. Low purchase price, starting under $22,000.