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Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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Metalworking handbook provides essential information for students

July 24, 2014

Industrial Press offers Shop Reference for Students and Apprentices. The compact, 550-page spinoff of Machinery’s Handbook provides essential information for students preparing for jobs in the metalworking industry, from the ability to understand and use shop mathematics to the reading and...

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Electrically heated cabinet oven heat-treats titanium

July 22, 2014

Grieve has developed No. 965, a 1,350-degrees-F, electrically heated cabinet oven used for heat-treating titanium. The unit’s workspace is 24 by 24 by 24 in. Nickel-chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame deliver 30 kW to heat the oven, while a 1,300-CFM, 1.5-HP alloy...

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Control monitors coolant concentration levels

July 21, 2014

Prab Inc. has added the AC3 (automatic coolant concentration control) to its Guardian™ coolant recycling system. The control continually monitors coolant concentration levels and adjusts automatically to maintain programmed ratios within ±0.5 percent accuracy. The system achieves this...

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Compact filters, regulators, lubricators feature modular design

July 21, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS® has introduced the MD3™ line, which comprises general-purpose filters (5- or 40-micron filtering elements), coalescing filters (0.3- or 0.01-micron filtering elements), oil vapor removing filters, general-purpose regulators, modular lubricators, and an integrated filter/regulator...

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Rotary hand stamps serve as alternative to single hand stamps

July 17, 2014

Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. Inc. has reintroduced an improved model of the single-wheel rotary stamp. The balanced rotary hand stamp is made of high-grade tool steel, heat-treated for severe usage. Each stamp features a rotating-type wheel engraved with numbers or letters. The user selects the...

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Vacuum pump designed for pick-and-place of small parts

July 17, 2014

Piab offers patented COAX® technology in a new small-sized ejector called piPUMP™ Micro. COAX is an energy-efficient ejector technology based on a multistage concept for creating vacuum with compressed air. A configurator tool on the company’s website allows users to select the vacuum...

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Conveyor moves metal scrap of all shapes, thicknesses

July 15, 2014

Prab offers the new Quick Return (QR) horizontal motion conveyor for moving scrap away from a press or other cutting and stamping operations. The redesigned conveyor features a single drive that allows it to fit into existing pits. Its push/pull motion propels material forward without vibration...

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Sheet marking system fits into turret punch press

July 14, 2014

Wilson Tool Intl. has released SmartMark®, which the company says is the first ink-jet sheet marking system that fits into a turret punch press. The ink-jet printer can be loaded directly into the C station of most thick-turret machines. Using a combination of the company’s SmartMark Writer...

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Catalog features cooling, blowoff products

July 14, 2014

Exair has released a new 168-page catalog of products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating, and static electricity challenges. It features new products that can help companies conserve compressed air and reduce noise levels. Eighty percent of the product...

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Portable laser marker moves to the workpiece

July 8, 2014

The TruMark 5010 Mobile Marker, a portable laser marking unit from TRUMPF, will make its North American debut at IMTS. This new laser marking concept features a compact, hand-held marking head. The operator moves the laser marking unit to the workpiece, eliminating the need to move the part, and...

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Toolkit covers brazing, cutting, welding needs

July 8, 2014

Uniweld offers The Wurks™, which includes the tools necessary to work on just about any automotive, general home maintenance, plumbing, or welding project. Available in three different styles, the all-purpose outfit is packed in a toolbox with a compartmented accessory tray. Included in every...

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ERP add-on helps ensure production workers have most current document versions

July 7, 2014

Global Shop Solutions offers the Version Management System (VMS). It is an add-on to the patented Document Control™ ERP module, which attaches documents to jobs and work centers electronically. It offers several new document security features to help ensure production workers have the most...

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Fluid recycling system cleans coolant without stopping production

July 7, 2014

A new brochure from Eriez® HydroFlow® features the SumpDoc® mobile, inline fluid and recycling system. It provides quick cleaning and rejuvenation of a machine’s coolant without causing a production stoppage. The six-page brochure offers a complete overview of the equipment, its features,...

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Communication protocol offered with rotary encoder series

July 7, 2014

Leine & Linde, available in North America through Heidenhain Corp., offers the use of Siemens Drive-CLiQ communication protocol in its inductive 600 absolute rotary encoder series. The Ethernet-based protocol interfaces with Sinamics control systems. It has a speed of 100 Mbit/s and a cycle time...

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Coalescing system helps extend coolant performance

July 3, 2014

Zebra Skimmers offers the FZ17 Coalescer, an industrial coalescing system that combines interchangeable flow restrictors, adjustable tramp oil weir and collection chamber, and a T strainer filter designed to prevent large debris from entering the system. It removes tramp oils from machine...

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