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Measurement software offers optimized application performance

February 17, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has introduced PC-DMIS 2017 R1 measurement software. According to the manufacturer, application performance has been optimized for speeding up everyday tasks like opening and executing measurement routines, copy and paste, and file importing. The release previews...

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Aqueous cleaning system handles rough to fine cleaning

February 16, 2017

Dürr Ecoclean has developed the EcoCWave aqueous cleaning system for rough to fine cleaning. It covers parts cleaning with alkaline, neutral, and acidic media. With its small footprint, the system can be integrated in any production process. It also can adapt to changing cleanliness and throughput...

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Universal gripper for robot stackers adapts to any structural component

February 16, 2017

Biele Group has developed a universal, motor-driven gripper for its robotic stackers. The gripper adapts to any structural component regardless of shape and size. It is synchronized automatically with the precentering system. Changeover time is less than 3 min. A single gripper can be exchanged on...

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Conveyor-type cleaning system offered in 42 configurations

February 15, 2017

International Thermal Systems (ITS) has introduced the ProCon™ line of standard conveyor-type cleaning systems. It is available in 42 configurations with conveyor belt widths of 12, 18, and 30 in., from one to three stages. All stages are available as ambient or heated. Standard options include...

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Bender’s automatic tool change system helps simplify complex tube processing

February 15, 2017

The DB 40120-CNC-VE tube bending machine is available from transfluid. It permits bending radii of 1xD at very low wall thicknesses. All movement axes in this fully electric bending system are synchronized by the sequence control. All parameters can be taken from the CAD, and the corresponding form...

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Self-clinching steel locknuts hold mating screws tight

February 14, 2017

PEM® Type SL™ self-clinching steel locknuts from PennEngineering® feature TRI-DENT® locking to hold mating screws tight over time by providing sufficient torsional resistance to withstand vibration, thermal cycling, and other disruptive forces that could loosen the screws in service. These...

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Ceramic wheels designed for long life

February 14, 2017

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...

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Bidirectional AGV swivels for use in space-restricted areas

February 14, 2017

Creform Corp. has developed a one-vehicle bidirectional model FH-B350090 AGV system for an automotive powertrain assembly manufacturer. The AGV has three pickup points and 22 dropoff points in the manufacturer’s facility. The vehicle incorporates a powered conveyor deck that holds pallets of...

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Weld purging system removes oxygen from pipe within minutes

February 13, 2017

The QuickPurge® tube, pipe, and pipeline weld purging system is available from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®. The system is inserted into a tube or pipe and inflated, restricting the area that is to be welded and removing the oxygen within minutes. According to the company, a 36-in.-dia....

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Stand-alone controller provides fastener detection

February 13, 2017

CenterLine is has introduced the VeriFast™ MicroView fastener detection system. The stand-alone controller provides simple integration of analog linear position-sensing devices into resistance welding systems that require digital I/O. The user interface enables control of all settings. Features...

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Two-component repair product fixes all types of metals

February 13, 2017

Stronghold Coatings has introduced PlasticMetal, a two-component repair technology that can be mixed in various ratios for small and medium repairs to many types of metal. The resin and powdered metal system can be mixed in small quantities in thicknesses to suit particular application...

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Welding bench captures fumes at the source

February 10, 2017

RoboVent has released a new, larger version of its CrossFlow table. The all-in-one welding bench and source-capture system provides ample room for a variety of manual welding applications while keeping weld fumes out of the breathing zone. The table comes in 4- and 5-ft.-wide models, with space...

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Flap wheels offer consistent finishing

February 9, 2017

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton Blaze R920 ceramic alumina flap wheels, designed to deliver a smooth, consistent finish with a fast, cool, uniform rate of cut in tough production applications, says the company. The wheels are suitable for aggressive grinding and precision finishing,...

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Burs improve surface finish in aluminum, nonferrous metal applications

February 9, 2017

Pferd Inc. offers the ALU/NF CUT line of carbide burs for use on aluminum, brass, copper, and tin, as well as harder materials such as alloys with a high SiC content, titanium, titanium alloys, and bronze.The burs come in a variety of shapes and dimensions, with shank diameters of 1/8 and 1/4 in....

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70-W LED light mounts on existing beams

February 8, 2017

Larson Electronics has released a 70-W, explosionproof LED light fixture mounted on an adjustable beam clamp to simplify mounting on existing beams. The EPL-LP-70W-LED-HDBC-20-EPP weatherproof fixture comes with an adjustable aluminum mount that makes it suitable for industrial applications,...

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