In response to the increased demand for more edge profiles, Northwood Machine Manufacturing Co. has developed an innovative solution for stone fabricators. The Smart Tool System (STS) was unveiled at the Coverings show in Chicago, IL. STS is a modular, automatic tool carousel and software program that provides a scalable, autonomous system for the storage and delivery of tools to a machine tool spindle on a Northwood CNC machine tool or router.
Invented by F. Barkow President John Weise, the Backsplash Caddy is designed to hold three backsplash sections, each up to 8 inches long. When bolted to the bed of a cargo van or pickup truck, the Backsplash Caddy was designed to be a safe, simple low-profile way to store and transport backsplashes.
VIC International, with its engineering and manufacturing associate, RYE Corp., set out to create a machine that would cut bowl holes faster and cheaper. The result was the Scorpion, a multifunctional machine that is gaining the attention of shops of all sizes, from start up to established countertop production shops, with its ability to produce a bowl hole in 3-cm granite in under 15 minutes.
The GMM Rotex 39, available from Salem Stone, answers the need for high-speed, high-accuracy applications such as automated production lines, complex interior work, spiral staircases and other architectural pieces.
In this issue of Stone World, read more about the new Silica Rule, which was recently announced by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and scheduled to go into effect on June 23, 2016.