New Products
racking system
Storage expert launches SteelStack
Morrison Industries, Lebanon, Tennessee, a fabricator and manufacturer of specialized shipping racks for the automotive industry, has expanded its product offering with the launch of SteelStack, which builds sheet metal storage solutions for metal fabricators. SteelStack storage systems are designed to create greater efficiencies across high volume fabrication operations. The sheet metal storage racks are made with over-engineered support structures and modular components to meet space requirements.

Morrison Industries, Lebanon, Tennessee, 615/547-6310,

CNC and robotics integrated
worker operating a CNC
Fanuc America’s computer numeric control machines (CNCs) are now able to control connected Fanuc robots providing machine tending or other assistance through Fanuc’s Quick & Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR). QSSR simplifies the connection of a Fanuc robot to a Fanuc-controlled machine tool. New QSSR G-code allows operators and machine tool builders to program robots using Fanuc CNC in ISO standard G-code format. Users no longer require additional training or specialists because programming can be performed with G-codes.

Fanuc America, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 888/FANUC-US,

cutting machinery
Fiber laser incorporates AI
Artificial intelligence technology makes the GX-F Advanced series of fiber laser machines easy to use for operators of all skill levels. By integrating gas reduction technology, the new GX-F Advanced Series delivers more power while using up to 77 percent less nitrogen. Features include high processing stability with superior beam-quality consistency, beam cleaning and anti-reflection technologies. Mitsubishi’s proprietary AI technology monitors the cutting process in real time with audio and light sensors, automatically adjusting parameters to optimize cutting performance.

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 630/860-4210,

GX-F Advanced
racking system
Organization for press brake tools
Rack Engineering’s press brake tool storage system
Operators can quickly recognize if something is missing before starting production with Rack Engineering’s press brake tool storage system. In addition to organizing tools, the system can increase storage capacity by up to 40 percent. The ergonomic solution is designed for heavy-duty applications with fully extendable Glide-Out shelves that can hold up to 4,000 pounds per shelf. Each unit offers customizable tool holders that are removable, adjustable and able to hold any type of American or European tooling.

Rack Engineering, Alpena, Michigan, 800/245-6890,

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no assembly required
CNC plasma cutter designed for small shops
Designed for educational settings and smaller shops, the Mini Hornet is a high-performance CNC cutter that will maximize both financial investment and floor space. This low-maintenance machine features FlashCut CAD, CAM and CNC all-in-one software, linear guideways, power track cable management, a welded water pan with removal slats, integrated torch-height control, and a ball screw-driven Z-axis lifter. Other features include a magnetic breakaway torch collision sensor, a laser pointer and fast-change oxy-fuel capabilities with pre-heat functionality. The Mini Hornet arrives fully assembled.

Hornet Cutting Systems, Valley Center, Kansas, 844/209-5552,

Mini Hornet
element analyzer
high resolution Spectrometer
OE720 optical emission spectrometer
Designed to help foundries, fabricators and manufacturers meet specifications, the OE720 optical emission spectrometer covers the entire spectrum of elements in metal, except for gases like oxygen and hydrogen, and has some of the lowest detection limits in its class. The analyzer has the capability of high-cost instruments, bringing high-quality analysis within reach of tight budgets.

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, Westford, Massachusetts, 888/580-8070,