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LVD/Strippit CT: Compact Material Storage & Retrieval Tower

Monday, June 25th, 2012


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Now available, a cost-effective compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of LVD laser cutting systems. Designed as affordable mid-level automation, the space-saving system provides increased productivity by allowing optimal material flow and unattended operation with uninterrupted processing of high-quality laser cut parts.

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The Compact Tower (CT) system provides
full capabilities for loading, unloading,
and storage of raw material and
finished parts, thus enabling automated
production from stored raw material
to stacked finished parts, as well as
providing increased storage capacity.

LVD’s CT system is offered in three
configurations: 4-, 6- and 10-pallet
units. The system handles workpieces
as large as 120” x 60” (3050 x 1525
mm) and material thicknesses up to
.625” (16 mm) [.750” (20 mm) on
Sirius Plus] with a maximum load/
unload pallet storage capacity of 6613
lbs. (3000 kg).
Pallet construction is engineered
for compact setup and safe forklift
manipulation. Spreading magnet,
air gun, and peeling cylinder sheet separation devices are re used to prevent loading of more than one sheet at a time and effectively separate sheets for automatic loading.

The compact tower is offered for Orion 3015 Plus and Sirius 3015 Plus laser cutting systems.

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Introducing Komatsu Twister TFPL Blade

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Twister TFPL Blade Model TFPL1082 8 x 20 ft. Table, 525 Amp (100kw)

twister blade Introducing Komatsu Twister TFPL Blade

These large table machines feature a new modular plasma power unit design for the 60kw 300 Amp and above machines. The top of the line 100kw 525 Amp machine is capable of cutting mild steel up to 50mm (2.0″). The TFPL Blade Series machines are available with a cutting area in 8 and 10 foot widths, with standard lengths of 20 or 40 ft. Custom lengths are available


ECO-JET Direct Drive Waterjet Pump – 30HP, 60KSI

Friday, June 15th, 2012


eco pump 2 ECO JET Direct Drive Waterjet Pump   30HP, 60KSI

Energy efficient and economical, Jet Edge’s ECO-JET direct drive waterjet pump produces up to 1 GPM of 55,000 psi ultra-high pressure water for precision waterjet cutting and surface preparation applications. Like all Jet Edge products, the ECO-JET features Jet Edge’s signature rock-solid construction for lasting performance.


  • Energy-efficient and eco-friendly – Uses up to 40% less electricity than a 50hp pump, but produces same output!
  • Economically priced without sacrificing quality.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Powers any manufacturer’s waterjet system!*

* Waterjet table or tool must be capable of sending a pressure relief signal to the pump.

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  • Power: 30HP (22kw)
  • Output Pressure: 55,000 psi (3800 bar) continuous
  • Flow Rate: 1 GPM (3.8 L/min)
  • Maximum Orifice: .015 in (.38 mm)
  • Power Supply: 3-Phase, 460 VAC (60Hz), 35AMP
  • LWH: 50 inch x 32 inch x 46 inch (1270 mm x 820 mm x 1170 mm)
  • Weight: 1500 lb (680 kg); approximate

Standard Features

  • High-efficiency TEFC motor
  • 1800 nominal motor speed (rpm)
  • User serviceable attenuator to reduce pressure fluctuations
  • Liquid-filled pressure gauges
  • UHP safety shielded tubing
  • U/L, CU/L listed industrial control panel


  • Ambient Room Temperature: 50°-95° F (10°-35° C)
  • Relative Humidity: Non condensing, maximum 95% at 95ºF (35ºC)

Electric Motor

  • Motor Output: 30 hp (22 kw)
  • Motor Type: High Eciency TEFC electric motor
  • Full load current: 35A @460VAC (60 Hz)
  • Requires a voltage/frequency option kit to match local electrical requirements.
    eco pump ECO JET Direct Drive Waterjet Pump   30HP, 60KSI

Low-Pressure Water

  • Supply Requirements:
    Coolant Water: 4 GPM (19 lpm)
    Feed Water: 4.5 to 5 GPM (17-19 lpm)
    Minimum pressure 60 psi (4.2 bar)
    Maximum temperature 70ºF (21ºC)
  • On-board filtration to 0.45 micron
  • Type: Pretreated, <100 TDS, PH 6-8, Silica <15PPM


Novel Use For a Water Jet

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Water jets are great for processing metals for food-related uses.  But what about food itself?  Paprima’s Ultra-High Pressure water jet is a great method for cutting food for several reasons.  Water jets are much more hygenic than traditional methods because they don’t involve blades which have been known to transfer bacteria and pathogens onto food products.  And this particular water jet uses a continuous stream of drinking water rather than mixing water with an abrasive.  The UHP water jet has an opening of about .004″ which is small enough to cut delicate foods producing a clean cut with no bruising.

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Paprima UHP Water Jet












The nozzle on the UHP moves water at 3 times the speed of sound providing extreme cutting power. The diamond nozzle should be able to last approximately 3 months being used continuously.

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UHP Water Jet cutting apples

Inland Empire manufacturing index improves

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Inland Empire manufacturers “registered an impressive gain” last month as firms increased production, new orders and even hiring, according to a Cal State San Bernardino report.

The San Bernardino campus’ Institute for Applied Research, which produces a monthly survey on inland manufacturing, reported the new numbers this morning.

Researchers survey manufacturers’ purchasing managers to gauge whether San Bernardino and Riverside county’s goods producers are expanding or contracting. The researchers then take those responses to compile an index in which any number above 50 signifies growth.

In March, the Purchasing Managers Index jumped from 53.5 to 60.8. Perhaps more impressive is the jump in the hiring index, which in March reached 63, the highest it has been since May 2005.

“This report is especially strong, suggesting that the recovery noted in prior ROB (Report on Business) reports is gaining momentum,” researchers Shel Bockman and Barbara Sirotnik wrote.

909-386-3872, 909-483-8550, @InlandBizz

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LVD Strippit: Improving Bending Quality and Production

Monday, February 20th, 2012

 LVD Strippit: Improving Bending Quality and ProductionImproving Bending Quality & Productivity with Angle Measurement Technology

Thursday, May 17, 2012 1:00 P.M. (CST)

Presented by LVD Strippit

Put an end to bending challenges — lengthy setups, test bends, scrap — by applying angle measurement technology. Learn how your bending requirements — whether for simple or complex parts, small or large batch production — can be met more efficiently and cost-effectively. This Webcast details the advantages of using angle measurement technology, how it works and why its application can significantly improve the accuracy and throughput of your bending process by providing consistent bending results. Join us for a comprehensive look at angle measurement technology and its potential for your bending operation.

Paul LeTang, Bending Product Sales Manager 
Bob Mathien, Press Brake Applications Manager

  By clicking on the webcast title, interested persons will be taken to a site to register for the event.  All registrations are reviewed by LVD Strippit for acceptance.  The registration list will be provided to you for follow up. 
  There is also a reference to the event on The Fabricator home page with a vertical banner on the lower right hand side of the page.  This ad rotates with other webcast advertisements.  You will also see advertisements for the webcast in upcoming print issues of The Fabricator magazine.

Machine Tool Salesman Jobs – Openings Nationwide

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Full or part time work selling cnc machine tools

We are heading towards a great year and would like to invite a few ambitious people to join the team. We are based in Southern California and have salesman nationwide. Browse through our machinesand see which types you have experience selling. We represent a large line of machine tools with several premier equipment lines like LVD Strippit and Jet-Edge.We are offering positions on a commission basis that matches any in the industry. Contact Melvin Caldwell for more information on what we have available in your area.

Best of luck this year,

CA Machine Tools

Interested in learning how much money you can make on a machine tool sale?Contact us for more information.

State of the Union: Manufacturing a Hot Topic

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

state of the union 300x136 State of the Union: Manufacturing a Hot Topic Manufacturing was a main topic at the begining of President Obama’s State of the Union address. His blueprint for changing the American economy began with manufacturing. He struck a number of key topics that impact the manufacturing industry.

1. Auto Industry – He recapped the restructuring and retooling of the automakers industry. He said that the industry has added over 160,000 jobs and that General Motors is once again the worlds number automaker. He wants to do the same in other industries.

2. Fair Trade – The President said it’s getting more costly to manufacture in China, so less jobs will be outsourced there. This is something I’ve been hearing a lot lately; hope it’s true. Evidently, the company Masterlock has found it cheaper to bring it’s manufacturing facilities back to the United States. The President wanted us to ask ourselves, as  small business owners, what we can do to bring jobs back to this country. He continued by boasting about his 2 year old promise to double exports within 5 years. He said that they are ahead of the deadline. He plans on attacking unfair trade practices with a brand new commission that he announced he will be creating. Their mission will be too equal the playing field for American manufacturers so that they can compete internationally.

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3. Taxes – The President laid out three tax policies designed to help small businesses.

  • No tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs.
  • A minimum tax for multinational corporations.
  • More tax cuts and incentives for U.S. manufacturers.

In general he wants to financially incentive U.S. manufacturers and put regulations on manufacturers that outsource or do business internationally. There does seem to be some momentum in bringing jobs back to the United States. These policies might be a good start in keeping that momentum going.

4. Technology Workers – The next thing the President talked about was our need for more workers in the technology industries. His goal is to train 2 million new workers. 1 of his more catchy lines of the night was when you said he wanted to, “change the unemployment system to a re-employment system.  However, it seemed his main plan for doing this was giving more money to community colleges, with no real direction on how that money would be spent. To improve education he also wanted states to mandate high school and to stop school loan rates from doubling this summer. The manufacturing industry could definitely get a boost by having more competent workers in the field. The right programs in education, more focused programs like trade schools, could help the manufacturing industry greatly.

hero disney 300x168 State of the Union: Manufacturing a Hot Topic 5. Energy Industry – The president said he would not give up on his (our) pursuit of clean energy. He wants to give incentives to manufacturing companies to upgrade their buildings. He touted the amount of oil production by the U.S. as the most in years, and said our dependence on foreign oil was it’s lowest in 16 years. The President tried to convey just how strongly he believes in investing in the energy. He said that some technologies and companies would fail (Solyndra reference?) but that he (we) could not stop investing in clean energy.

6. Infrastructure – The President’s last point was that he wants to start working on the infrastructure. He wanted to take half of the money we’ve been using on the wars and spend it towards nation building at home. He spoke of our run down electrical system and our incomplete broadband internet network. No mention of building high speed trains as in previous speeches.

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Introducing the IWM CNC Router

Friday, August 26th, 2011

cnc router  Introducing the IWM CNC Router Model CR1325 

  • X-Y-Z Working Area 1300x2450x200mm
  • Table Size 1440x3040mm
  • X-Y-Z Traveling Positioning Accuracy +/-0.03/300mm
  • X-Y-Z repositioning Positioning Accuracy +/-0.05mm
  • Lathe Structure V-iron Structure
  • X-Y Structure Flat Linear Ways,Gear-wheel
  • Z Structure Flat Linear Ways, Ball Screw
  • Max.Consume Power 6.3KW
  • Max.Speed 32m/min
  • Max.Working Speed 25m/min
  • Spindle 2.2KW
  • Spindle Speed 0-24000rpm/min
  • Working Mode Stepper 2PH 3.0A 1.8 deg. 1.20N
  • Working Voltage AC220V/50 Hz
  • Command G Code,*uoo,*mmg.plt
  • Operating System Mach3 PC Software and DSP system
  • Interface USB
  • Collet System ER25 13mm
  • Mode steper
  • Running circumstance Temperature:0-45 degree C, relative humidity: 30%-75%
  • Software Type3 software, Wentai software, Artcam software
  • Packing Size 3180x1940x1440mm
  • Net Weight 600kg
  • Gross Weight 900kg

M Series Strippit Punch Press Replaces S Series Punch Press

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Question: What is a better value than a Strippit S-Series turret punch press?

M Series 300x144 M Series Strippit Punch Press Replaces S Series Punch PressA Strippit M-Series turret punch press!! With the release earlier this year of the M-Series, the S-Series will now be phased out of production. Orders for Strippit S-Series machines will be taken for a period of 90 days from the date of this memo, or November 18. After that date, the S-Series will no longer be available.
The Strippit M-Series has a number of impressive advantages over the S-Series and over the competition:

  • A generous 47-station turret has nearly all the capabilities of our high-end V-Series machines.
  • The 47-station layout provides more than 50% more stations than the 31 station S-Series.
  • The M-Series has lighting fast 430 HPM on 1″ centers in the M-1212 configuration and 400 HPM on 1″ centers in the M-1225 configuration.
  • The M-Series will out-produce an Amada AC.
  • The M-Series is expanding to include an M-1525.

The S-Series has had a great run. We expect even better results with the M-Series. It is strongly advised that you immediately contact any prospects or existing customers that may be considering acquiring an S-Series machine. Orders must be placed by November 18.

* The Strippit ST-Series thin turret machines will continued to be offered.