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Robot offers elevated payload

March 31, 2015

Comau has introduced the Smart NJ 650 robot with an elevated payload for manipulating components of significant size and weight. The robot can handle a payload of up to 1,433 lbs. and has a maximum horizontal reach of 8.86 ft. It features high stiffness; a compact, space-saving design; and an...

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Aluminum lift transports loads up to 500 lbs.

March 31, 2015

Valley Craft Industries offers the PAL 500 lightweight aluminum lift for lifting and transport of heavy materials. It has a 500-lb. load capacity and overall unit height of 81 in. The slim profile simplifies maneuvering in narrow and confined spaces. The unit also is equipped with overload...

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Fiber laser cutting machine incorporates patented compass head positioner

March 31, 2015

The 2015 Salvagnini L5 fiber laser cutting machine incorporates the patented, rotary motor-driven compass head positioner. According to the manufacturer, the positioner allows for improved speed, accuracy, reliability, energy conservation, and performance. Available in 2-, 3-, and 4-kW versions,...

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Spot welding robot features reduced profile

March 30, 2015

Yaskawa Motoman Robotics offers the MS80W II spot welding robot. The lightweight robot has a reduced profile compared to traditional high-payload spot welding robots. It offers simplified integration into SpotWorlds®, expanded wrist motion range to eliminate interference, and up to 70 percent less...

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AC drive suitable for material handling, conveyor applications

March 30, 2015

Siemens has released the single-axis Sinamics V20 AC drive, frame size E, with both low overload and high overload ratings. It offers simplified setup and operation with energy efficiency. With a power rating from 1/6 to 40 HP at 480 VAC, the drive is available in five frame sizes for material...

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Coating resists high heat

March 30, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has introduced VpCI®-386 HT Black, a high-heat-resistant, water-based acrylic silicone primer/topcoat that provides protection in harsh, unsheltered outdoor applications. The primer can be applied to areas that are cracked and corroded to protect the equipment and prevent any...

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High-definition welding helmet provides clear view of weld puddle

March 30, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® Tech HD welding helmet, its first autodarkening helmet with an optical class of 1/1/1/1, which indicates the highest optical performance possible according to the EN 379 standard. The helmet provides a clear view of the weld puddle to help...

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Disposable respirators, half-mask respirators aid welding compliance

March 30, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the N95 disposable respirator and expanded LPR-100 half-mask respirator to help companies maintain a compliant welding environment. The disposable respirator features a flame-retardant outer layer that protects welding operators in environments where...

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Forming technology eliminates die marks from bending

March 27, 2015

Using rotating supports within the tooling, Mate’s new CleanBend™ press brake tooling enables sheet metal forming in such applications as bending short flanges, bending a flange to a diagonal sharp or across existing holes, and bending delicate or polished materials. The tooling is...

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Laser marking software upgraded

March 26, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its LMF laser marker’s software and control card. The updates add advanced marking features, including editing of nodes within graphic vector files. In addition, Marker Motion™, QR codes, and True Type fonts are supported for operation in a production...

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Powder coating meets AAMA 2604 specifications

March 26, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings has introduced the TruAnodize line of powder coatings, which meet AAMA 2604 specifications. As part of the TruDurance architectural coatings product line, these powder coatings are designed for architectural applications that require an anodized look. The smooth, low-gloss...

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System adds stability to lift trucks

March 26, 2015

The Stärke Continuous Stability System helps reduce the incidence of lift truck tipping while turning corners or traveling on uneven surfaces. A fixed drive wheel and two cantilevered, spring-loaded casters are in constant contact with the ground, supporting the stability of the lift truck and...

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Panel saw cuts sheet material, strips cable

March 25, 2015

The KS-426 panel saw from Kett Tool provides the ability to strip aluminum and steel-clad cable and cut sheet material with one tool. It features a positive depth-stop, allowing the user to set the saw blade deep enough to cut cable sheathing, but not the cable itself. The saw uses a 2,500-RPM,...

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Welding system designed for aluminum autobody repairs

March 25, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 350P aluminum autobody repair system. The welding package is designed to address the challenges posed by welding thin-gauge aluminum, such as warping, distortion, and burn-through. The system features the components necessary to meet the...

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Self-clinching captive panel screws provide secure attachment, access without loose parts

March 25, 2015

PEM® Types PFC2™ (stainless steel) and PFS2™ (steel) self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering® provide permanent attachment for thin-metal assemblies; enable subsequent access to an assembly whenever necessary; and help eliminate issues associated with the loosening of screws...

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