Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2004

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machinery and equipment

New CNC Equipment Available from Sampson
Sampson Automation Co. Inc. of Hauppauge, N.Y., has introduced new CNC machining centers for processing aluminum, PVC, light metal and steel. Features of the machines include IdraCam three-dimensional programming for converting a drawing file into a 3-D fabrication program.

Mechanical features include an electronic clamp location that confirms the location of the clamps automatically and assigns location to avoid contact with the machining spindle. In addition, models MC-7000 and MC-8000 include options for automatic NC-controlled location of the clamps. The company says clamps are positioned by a drive system that operates from the machine spindle and head for fast set-up or changes in part length.

Likewise, “hunting mode” is optional to models MC-6000 and MC-8000. In this mode the safety light curtain is programmed to divide the horizontal X-axis into two sections. The company says each section is loaded or unloaded while the spindle is machining in the opposite section. According to Sampson, in this mode the machine is able to operate at 100-percent efficiency while machining multiple parts from the same or from different programs. The company adds that the divided light curtain ensures operator safety by preventing entry and access to the machine spindle during operation.
Info www.sampsonautoma

Sealant Equipment & Engineering Offers Snuf-Bak™ Valves
Now available from Sealant Equipment & Engineering of Plymouth, Mich., is the company’s line of high-pressure, automatic, air-operated Snuf-Bak dispense valves. The valves are available for one- and two-component materials and can be used for automated, robotic and manual dispensing of polyurethane, silicone, mastic, epoxy and other pumpable materials.

The company adds that the valves are designed for on/off flow control, and their snuff-back closing action ensures a clean, drip-free, cut-off of messy material. The valves are ideal for dispensing paste-like, cohesive and high-viscosity material.
Info www.DispenseValves.com or call 734/459-8600.

glazing hardware
CRL Introduces New Slot Mount Standoffs for Display Hardware
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has introduced new slot mount standoffs to its line of display hardware, available in three sizes: ¼-, 3/8- and ½-inch.

“These slot mount standoffs are designed to be mounted either vertically or horizontally and can be used for installing partition panels, shelving or signage without drilling holes in the material,” said Bob Carlson, store fixture and display division manager. “The nylon tip set screws hold panels firmly in place without damaging the panel material or glass.”

All three sizes are available in brass, brushed stainless, chrome and satin chrome finishes. The standoffs can be used either independently or with the company’s 1 ¼-inch standard standoff bases to vary the desired height of the panel or sign. 
Info www.crlaurence.com or call 800/421-6144. 


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