The Octagonal E product close-up
Wire drum eliminates risk of tangles and wander
The Octagonal Exacto-Pak drum is designed to help welding operations improve productivity and increase cost savings. It uses the same dependable technologies as other Hobart X-Pak drums, providing consistent, straight wire payout that essentially eliminates the risk of wire tangles and wander—along with downtime. The Octagonal X-Pak is ideal for improving productivity in robotic and automatic welding. The drum contains 1,000 pounds of wire in a footprint of 25 in. (L) by 25 in. (W) by 34 in. (H), reducing the need for frequent changeover associated with smaller welding wire packages. Fewer changeovers also reduce labor costs monthly and annually and allow welders to spend more time welding.
Hobart, Tory, Ohio, 937/332-4000,
a laser fabrication machine
Fiber laser has compact footprint and compact price
The CLi fiber laser neatly occupies a spot in the CI product portfolio, ensuring users no longer need to count on contract manufacturing partners and mysterious lead times if they need laser cutting done. The lowercase i in CLi stands for introductory, meaning it’s an ideal starting laser that has all the functions necessary for shops that want to make parts rather than outsource. An HMI control and dual screen Windows-based interface make the CLi user friendly. The 5 ft. by 5 ft. table is packed into a 10 ft. by 11 ft. footprint, meaning it can fit just about anywhere on a shop floor.
Cincinnati Inc., Harrison, Ohio, 513/367-7100,
A Cosen bandsaw in partial side profile
Band saw offers rigid, small footprint
Developed to be a more affordable option for those in non-production settings, the V-1824 Vertical Tilt-Frame Band Saw is a manual design and allows for miter cuts ranging from 0-60 degrees, both left to right. The saw comes equipped with a 1 1/4 in. blade, a 5 HP blade motor, and comes standard with an adjustable 0-5 degree blade cant to help increase blade life and provide efficient cuts. Reaching blade speeds that range from 75-375 ft./min., and utilizing both precision feed pressure and feed rate valve controls, the saw allows for quick adjustments depending on the material being cut.
Cosen Saws, Charlotte, North Carolina, 704/943-1030,
close-up of polishing discs
Polishing discs offer quick, easy finishes
The Norton Rapid Polish felt polishing discs feature premium quality, pressed, hardened, thick felt material for quickly and easily creating exceptionally smooth surfaces with single digit Ra and mirror finish shine. At 2,000 to 3,000 RPM, Rapid Polish discs stay cool and do not produce vibration, ensuring optimal finishes. Soft felt material makes the discs ideal for final finishing. Norton Rapid Polish Discs are available in both depressed center discs with a 5/8 in. – 11 in. or 7/8 in. holes, and are also available in 2 in. or 3 in. TR (Type III) quick-change discs.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Worcester, Massachusetts, 508/795-5000,