New Products


Honing tool line expanded

Osborn expanded its line of ATB Novoflex honing tools with additional abrasive grain sizes, abrasive types and diameters. The expanded offering now includes 185 new items and a total standard offering of 271 items. Available for hole diameters ranging from 0.196 inch to 8 inch, Osborn’s small-diameter ATB Novoflex tools are designed with round, abrasive silicon carbide beads fastened to the end of flexible nylon filaments providing an edge break not possible with conventional honing stones. These self-centering tools conform to the bore surface resulting in a consistent, even surface finish over the life of the tool. In addition, the long brush length is ideal for reaching into holes and crevices where other brushes cannot.

Osborn, Richmond, Indiana, 765/965-5333,

four sizes of Osborn’s ATB Novoflex honing tools
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Beam coping machine also profiles pipe

side view of the RPC 1200 Mk3
The RPC 1200 Mk3 is the first beam coping machine with the capability to profile structural beams, angle bars, channels, square tubes, plates, T-bars and bulbs. It also has the ability to cut and profile pipes. The RPC 1200 Mk3 provides fabricators an all-in-one 3D plasma-cutting robotic solution. New features improve accuracy, quality and productivity. The RPC 1200 Mk3 features HGG’s proprietary laser beam measurement vision system, automatically scanning profiles for common imperfections, including flanges that are not always perfectly straight and bodies that are off center or twisted, so users can achieve superior accuracy and perfect holes.

HGG Profiling Equipment Inc., Houston, 833/444-4872,


Robotic controls enhanced

screen capture of the Robotmaster Version 7.4 program interface
Robotmaster Version 7.4 further simplifies robotic programming. It includes the upgraded Remote Tool Center Point, which exploits the full capabilities of any robotic cell, and additions to the surface paths with advanced tools for polishing, grinding, deburring and other applications. The surface paths are designed to tie in perfectly with the enhancements to RTCP or traditional configurations for robotic finishing. Processing times increase when saving, loading and calculating jobs. Real-time feedback during simulation helps speed up part programming times. The Robotmaster Interactive Simulation Environment (RISE) was enhanced in order to deliver a more realistic simulation for external axes.

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, New Hampshire, 603/643-3441,


Tabletop robots have 14kg payload

various LR Mate 200iD robots
The LR Mate 200iD robots offer a work envelope for both upright and invert mount installations. These small tabletop robots can be equipped with a variety of intelligent features including vision systems and force sensing functionality for even higher levels of accuracy and productivity. Other features include slim arm and compact footprint, minimizing interference to peripheral devices in tight spaces. The units are available in three variations: standard, short and long arm.

Fanuc America, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 888/326-8287,


Long lasting, multi-purpose blades

mockup of different material sizes and types for long lasting, multi-purpose blades
Featuring a patented process developed by Starrett called bi-metal unique technology, that provides 170 percent more weld contact with the teeth, Intenss blades exhibit superior resistance to tooth strippage, significantly reducing fracture and breakage, which enables exceptionally long blade life. Performance is further enhanced by M-42 teeth with a multi-edge tooth design that produces split chips for faster cutting.

The L.S. Starrett Co., Athol, Massachusetts, 888/674-7443,