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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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Brochure showcases chip, parts conveyors

April 1, 2015

A recently updated brochure from Eriez® features the company’s chip and parts conveyors for moving and elevating ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The eight-page brochure covers features and benefits, principle of operation, construction, sizes, shapes,...

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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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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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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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Manually guided vehicle can transform to AGV

March 23, 2015

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd. has announced the launch of the MGV/AGV, a manually guided vehicle that can be retrofitted with a control package for transformation into an automatic guided vehicle when required. The heavy-duty, self-propelled cart has a hydraulically powered scissor lift mounted...

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Breathable air system uses single line hose assembly

March 23, 2015

The model 50 SL air breathing system from Martech Services Co. works with the user’s existing compressed air supply to provide Grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose, it will supply air for a spray gun. The unit is available with a 35-...

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Compact electric pallet truck offers maneuverability in loaded trailers

March 19, 2015

The new Stärke PT40 compact electric pallet truck is designed for liftgate and local delivery applications. With a carrying capacity of 4,000 lbs. and a 24-VAC motor, the truck fits in limited-space working environments. The compact truck offers maneuverability when working in loaded trailers....

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Work positioners help improve ergonomics, product positioning

March 18, 2015

Verti-Lift has introduced a line of hydraulic and pneumatic work positioners that keep workpieces close at hand, eliminating unnecessary reaching and other operator movements. They are available in a variety of lift capacities, base and turntable sizes, and vertical travel. With the inclusion...

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Product cost management software allows costing of increased number of electrical components

March 16, 2015

aPriori has introduced aPriori 2015 R1, the latest release of its enterprise product cost management software. The platform is designed to meet manufacturers’ cost management needs from product design and engineering through strategic sourcing, manufacturing, and assembly. The latest release...

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Casters ride low, haul 20 tons

March 12, 2015

Hamilton has introduced the Enhanced Maxi-Duty (EMD2) series caster. It features dual-wheel forged steel wheels for heavy manufacturers that need high load capacities without increased overall height. The wheels are CNC-machined with a slight crown for rollability and swiveling, then clear-coated....

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Parts cleaning/collection unit handles larger parts

March 10, 2015

Custom Service Solutions Inc. has introduced the 12-in. MiJET™ parts cleaning and collection unit. It offers a larger-diameter opening than the original 8-in. model, allowing users to clean larger parts. Using one existing shop air line at a CNC machine, the pneumatically driven unit cleans...

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Pneumatic swing clamp upgraded

March 10, 2015

De-Sta-Co has upgraded its 9500 series pneumatic swing clamp with several mounting options for placement in tight spaces, as well as an additional bore size. According to the company, the clamp is the only pneumatic swing clamp on the market that rotates on a single plane. An optional flange...

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Torch-cleaning station cleans torch components with granulate blast

March 10, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the JetStream, a particle jet torch-cleaning station that cleans consumables with a high-velocity blast of granulate. Particle jets clean all torch components (nozzle, tip, gas baffle) without mechanically gripping the torch. The torch fits through slits...

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Welding table is double-hardened for long life

March 9, 2015

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the Professional Extreme 750 welding table. Constructed from premium through-hardened steel, the welding table is finished with a plasma nitride treatment, resulting in a double-hardened case that prolongs the life of the table surface, protects against stroke...

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