Equipment Showcase: Portability Products | July 1, 2015 | By: IFAI Equipment manufacturers weigh in on new trends and technologies. Click on the images for a full slideshow with captions. CI7800 COLOR MEASUREMENT TOOL | Spherical benchtop spectrophotometer provides accurate measurement of color across the entire supply chain, from concept design to final product. An on-board camera captures images of each measurement, providing a visual record of every sample as well as a detailed audit trail of the settings at the time of measurement. Designed with ASTM E308 and CIE guidelines in mind, it offers automated instrument setup and optional UV balancing for advanced fluorescent and optical brightener control.X-Rite Inc.: 800 248 9748; www.xrite.com FORSTHOFF-P2 | Lightweight, automatic hot air welding machine is narrow and maneuverable, ensuring crease-free welding. It offers a telescopic guide handle that can be adjusted to the user’s body height, and speeds up to 11 meters per minute for 20-mm overlap welds. Easily converts to an alternative overlap width for seam welding, webbing welding and welting ropes or cords, and comes with extra weights for welding thicker material.Abbeon Cal Inc.: 800 922 0977; www.abbeon.com AWNING COMPOSER 5 | Software allows awning fabricators to choose an awning style and define the awning in terms of high-level parameters such as overall dimensions, rafter spacing and sign band height. This saves the amount of time needed to create a rendering and allows for an automatically generated cut list, estimation of materials and bill of materials to improve job accuracy.Trivantage: +1 336 586 1149; www.awningcomposer.com MG-FLEX | Compact high frequency welding machine on wheels makes it easy for operators to join heavy materials. Features include a rotating welding head (up to 180 degrees); a Z-guide for controlling overlaps up to 80 mm wide; increased lift height of the welding head (daylight) of 190 mm; and Forsstrom’s latest developed software and computer with a 12-inch touch screen. Forsstrom High Frequency AB: +46 523 66 66 00; www.forsstrom.com LEISTER TRIAC ST | Hot air hand tool is now available in Canada. Output is controlled via a rotary knob, and the handle design gives users a better grip, while an improved weight distribution makes the tool more comfortable to use. Easy-to-clean air filters help prolong the life of the tool, and nozzles are interchangeable between the TRIAC ST and TRIAC S hand tools.Stanmech Technologies Inc.: +1 905 631 6161; www.stanmech.com FIBER ANALYSIS WITH SEM | Fast, automated analysis of statistical data is possible with an affordable Phenom scanning electron microscope (SEM) that includes fiber analysis software. Data for thousands of fibers can be compiled for hundreds of images. Recommended for advanced textile suppliers and manufacturers who need to ensure product performance and specifications.Nanoscience Instruments Inc.: +1 480 758 5400; www.nanoscience.com CLIPSSHOP® CS-TIDY-41 | Pneumatic grommet attaching machine attaches metal grommets to banners and tarpaulins. Designed for attaching metal grommets from #XX00 to #5.5, it offers a built-in finger guard, carrying handle and slug collection drawer, and can be set up for right- or left-hand operation and configured for push-button or foot pedal operation. Features a dial for variable speed operation and an optional alignment fixture. METALgrommets.com: +1 508 802 6024; www.metalgrommets.com 3-D DISTO LASER TEMPLATOR | Designed to serve the awning, marine, upholstery and tension structure markets, the templator uses TemplatePro software to measure 90 percent faster than traditional methods with the ability to save jobs as digital files. Offers on-site rendered drawings and the ability to email jobs back to office, capture a client signature, take photos and finish a job in minutes. Easy to use and available with a three-year manufacturer warranty, it measures up to 164 feet in any direction.Laser Products Industries: +1 630 679 1300; http://laserproductsus.com INVISPEC | Online system offers continuous detection of physical and aesthetical defects on woven materials and fabrics, including highly reflective and glossy materials. It adjusts automatically to different defects, eliminating the need to re-program the software logarithm for each one. Defects are presented graphically as well as in roll reports for easy analysis, with classification offered of the defect sources. Invispec is typically installed before the winding unit or at the rewinding stations, replacing the visual control.Lenzing Instruments GmbH and Co. KG: +43 7682 93030 902; www.lenzing-instruments.com Share this Story You might also like... 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