The HCB hoist attachment can handle all 55-gallon drums. It safely lifts steel, fiber and plastic drums weighing up to 2,000 pounds using Liftomatic’s exclusive Parrot-Beak drum-handling attachment. Model HCB-BC attaches to any overhead hoist, crane or boom and engages drums automatically.
Digital design modeling can be reliably used as a design aid in the thermomechanical processing of forged parts. In this analysis, models were used to simulate metal flow and thermal behavior while considering the possibility of cracking hazards and the prediction of structural behavior in the heat-treated steel. The simulation reduced scrap by 50%, eliminated potential defects and allowed the forging to be produced on a smaller press.
A group of forging professionals recently gathered in Long Beach, Calif., to attend the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation’s (FIERF) 32nd Technical Conference. Attendees were treated to a great plant tour, two days of technology, and a chance to greet old friends and network with new ones.
Long Beach, Calif., is perhaps best known as the retirement home of the legendary cruise ship Queen Mary, which is permanently moored there and is currently an operating hotel and museum. But on Sept. 11-12, Long Beach hosted some of the forging industry’s best and brightest technical people, industry professionals, suppliers and educators at what was FIERF’s 32nd Technical Conference.
World-class scientists with high-performance computing capabilities at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories are partnering with U.S. industries to tackle some of manufacturing’s toughest problems.
In this case study, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is working in partnership with Purdue University Northwest and steel-industry stakeholders to use their high-performance computing (HPC) modeling, simulation and visualization capabilities to optimize blast furnaces in order to reduce emissions and energy use.
The ISA100 Wireless-based field wireless vibration sensor provides real-time updates on vibration levels in plant facilities to help users quickly detect equipment anomalies and enables predictive maintenance.
The TMZ Dual (2TPRG) PC-programmable MODBUS temperature transmitter allows users to increase density and reduce costs with dual RTD, thermocouple, mV, resistance or potentiometer inputs by doubling temperature monitoring capability in a single unit.
Traditionally, the technology of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) provided the benchmark for dimensional accuracy of parts and dies. During the last 20 years, however, non-contact scanning devices using laser and X-ray technologies have also proven to be versatile and accurate.
Have you walked past that old shotblast machine knowing it just might take a shot at you? It is old and dusty and maybe leaks shot. Its unexpected downtime costs you money, and the ordeal of trying to get repair parts for something 30 years old or more can be daunting. The good news is that you don’t have to live with this. There are numerous options available to improve your shotblasting operation. This article will outline many of those and share some ideas on how to make shotblasting a successful part of your overall operation.
October 5, 2018
In today’s challenging business climate, with company cultures changing and growing quickly, the important focus on safety and reliability has changed how we need to think about the equipment we operate in our plants.
Check out the February 2019 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on the study on the forging of AM parts, "Is the End of the ICE Age Near?", the Forge Fair 2019 returns to Cleveland, and much more.