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Process control card offers seven strategies for controlling the grinding process

September 26, 2014

Schmitt Industries Inc. has added a new multifunctional process control capability to its line of SBS balancing and process monitoring products for the grinding industry. The SBSExactControl™ process control card offers up to seven strategies for precision monitoring and control of the...

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Wet-blasting system introduced

September 26, 2014

Vapormatt offers the Sabre wet-blasting system, designed for companies in the aerospace and composites sectors. The dual-nozzle arrangements help enhance versatility and deliver consistent, controllable results on components of varying shapes and complexity. The control and monitoring systems...

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Automated vertical machining center handles high-temperature alloys

September 25, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the PX30i automated vertical machining center. The machine features design and engineering from Methods in a 5-axis machining center manufactured by Yasda. The machining center features a direct-drive spindle with self-adjusting preload. The spindle...

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Vegetable-based straight oils formulated for severe cutting, grinding operations

September 25, 2014

QualiChem has introduced the Eqo-Max series of low-viscosity, vegetable-based straight oils. They are designed to provide optimized viscosity, lubricity, oxidative stability, and high-pressure performance. Developed for severe cutting and grinding applications, they are suitable for use on...

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Pneumatic press provides high punch velocity through steel

September 25, 2014

Airam Press Co. Ltd. has engineered its B-series pneumatic press line with a stroke velocity of 6.56 to 9.84 FPS and a flying die able to move in and out of the material in less than 0.10 sec. The press design provides a high punch velocity through steel. If the material moving through the...

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Shock-absorbing casters reduce factory noise levels from carts

September 25, 2014

Caster Concepts offers CasterShoX™ shock-absorbing casters. According to the manufacturer, the casters help reduce factory noise levels from carts by as much as 15 dbA (90 percent) and reduce shock loads by up to 80 percent. They can be used with no major modification to carts, since the...

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Caution tape warns bystanders of dropped-object danger

September 24, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced Squids® Drops Zone tape. Available in 300- and 1,000-ft. rolls, the tape features a repeating "Caution: Drops Zone” message to prevent workers or bystanders from entering potentially dangerous areas where dropped objects are a risk or from entering areas where foreign...

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Package increases control for pulsed arc welding

September 24, 2014

Fronius has developed the PMC (pulse multi control) pulse welding package for the TPS/i GMAW power source platform. It provides the welder with access to a variety of synergic characteristics that work with the company’s latest-generation devices. Features include an improved pulse correction...

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Milling machine control includes optional turning functions

September 24, 2014

The TNC 640 milling machine control from Heidenhain includes optional turning functions. Turning operations can be enabled on a milling machine, allowing the operator to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations can be programmed in plain text, just like...

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Setup package accompanies roll form tooling

September 24, 2014

Roll-Kraft has introduced a new roll form tooling setup package that will accompany all new roll form tooling orders. According to the company, the setup package includes all of the information a user needs to get the tooling up and running the first time. The package includes step-by-step...

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Electric press delivers servo-like performance in automated workcells

September 23, 2014

Schmidt Technology has introduced the ElectricPress 43, designed for integration into automated workcells. The all-electric, modular press works with the user’s control system and safety devices. The press is driven by a DC servomotor coupled to a rack-and-pinion drive. A standard PLC and...

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100-HP direct-drive waterjet pump delivers 30 percent more power to nozzle

September 23, 2014

OMAX® Corp. has introduced a 100-HP, ultrahigh-pressure direct-drive pump with EnduroMAX® technology. The pump delivers JetPower at the nozzle that equals current 135-HP intensifier designs, according to the manufacturer. This increase creates a powerful abrasive stream for fast cutting speeds...

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Fiber laser system suitable for desktop use

September 23, 2014

Laser Photonics has introduced the LaserTower™ LG - Little Giant fiber laser system. It is equipped with a 20-W, Q-switched fiber laser (1,060 nm), FiberScan C3 LG™ (Rev2.1-2014) software, and a safety enclosure with a laser-rated protective viewing window. The compact design makes the...

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Femtosecond laser source minimizes postprocessing

September 23, 2014

Miyachi America Corp. has introduced its new Sigma Femtosecond laser tube cutting system. It is suitable for medical device applications, handling a variety of tube and stent diameters. The tube cutter is a femto-powered machine, based on laser source provider Jenoptik’s ultrashort-pulse disc...

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CNC 5-axis router offers small footprint

September 22, 2014

Diversified Machine Systems offers an enclosed, 5-axis, overhead-gantry CNC router. Initially designed for composites manufacturing, the router features a Fagor 8055i CNC, solid 2- by 3-ft. twin tables, and 30 in. of Z stroke, as well as a glass, clamshell-style roof. The small-footprint...

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