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Blaster unit’s dual drum compartments allow continuous part processing

January 17, 2017

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has introduced the redesigned SH3660 spinner hanger blaster. This unit has an expanded 36-in.-wide by 60-in.-tall work zone. The need for a lower screw auger has been eliminated. The machine has two separate compartments in the rotating drum; one compartment is rotated...

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Laser installation kits help reduce startup time

January 16, 2017

CONCOA has introduced a series of laser installation kits that simplify the regulator, fitting, and hose installation process to decrease the time required for field startup of laser equipment. The 67B series high-flow, high-pressure regulator ejects molten metal from the kerf zone with...

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Inert atmosphere tempering furnace reaches 1,400 degrees F

January 12, 2017

Grieve has developed No. 1041, a 1,400-degrees-F inert atmosphere tempering furnace currently used for heat-treating at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions are 48 by 72 by 48 in. 120 kW are installed in nickel-chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame, while a 9,600-CFM,...

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Orbital wrappers secure low-profile products for transport without pallets

January 11, 2017

The new TAB Wrapper Tornado Skinny series orbital wrapping machines from TAB Industries LLC wrap low-profile and limited-length products in plastic film for secure storage, warehousing, and transportation without the need for pallets, boxes, or containers. Suitable for wrapping bars, tubes, and...

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Stability casters offered as option on pallet trucks

January 11, 2017

UniCarriers Americas Corp. offers stability casters as an option on its WLX series pallet trucks. They provide additional balance for handling tall or off-center loads. Tapered roller bearings absorb vertical and horizontal forces to provide smooth swivel action and durability. A polyurethane...

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Heavy-duty regulators provide argon flow capacity up to 55 SCFH

January 10, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the 20 series single-stage flowmeter regulators, which provide argon flow capacity up to 55 SCFH. The regulators are available in multiple scales for use with a variety of shielding gases to cover most GMAW and GTAW applications. The heavy-duty,...

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Application provides real-time production data via cellphones, tablets

January 10, 2017

AP&T has introduced Smart Device Connection, an application that makes data from the production line’s control system available in real time in cellphones and other connected devices, giving the user full control over the production process. The unit uses the same user interface (LOGOS) as the...

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Welding magnets keep workers’ hands free

January 6, 2017

Welding magnets from Master Magnetics (The Magnet Source®) provide secure workholding for a variety of welding applications. They are designed to allow users to keep both hands free while working on a project. The magnets, in styles from angles to grounds, hold metal objects in place for precisely...

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Laser metal fusion system for 3-D printing introduced

December 27, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) system for 3-D printing. The company offers the laser beam source, machine, powder, services, and application consulting from a single source. The system uses a laser and metallic powder to build any desired component, based on...

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Stand converts hand-held dot peen marking system into benchtop machine

December 21, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Bench Top Micro Mark Stand to convert the portable Micro Mark dot peen marker into a benchtop machine.The marker features a 3- by 5- by 6-in. head and a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field, making it suitable for hand-held applications and on-machine integration. It features...

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Portable dust collection vacuums for electric tools are self-cleaning

December 20, 2016

CS Unitec's line of HEPA dust extraction wet/dry vacuums with 11-amp motors offer 130-CFM airflow and an electromagnetic pulse filter cleaning system. Two HEPA filters capture 99.99 percent of particles down to 0.3 micron. The line includes the CS 1445 H with a 9-gal. tank capacity, the CS 1225 H...

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Orbital wrapping machine spans nearly 9 ft.

December 14, 2016

Tab Industries LLC has unveiled its largest Tab Wrapper Tornado orbital stretch-wrapping machine. Its wrapping ring spans 115 in. dia. to wrap palletized loads as large as 8 ft. tall by 50 in. wide. The custom-made unit secures a palletized load to its pallet as a single unit by wrapping the...

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3-axis positioner handles workpieces up to 153,000 lbs.

December 12, 2016

Pemamek has added the Pema APS 70000, a 3-axis, 70-ton, heavy-duty positioner, to its APS Skymaster series. It handles workpieces up to 153,000 lbs. in rotating, tilting, or lifting position. Integration to the Pema WeldControl 100 enables collection of production data and diagnostic and welding...

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GMAW curriculum updated to 1080 high definition

December 9, 2016

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has released an enhanced GMAW basic curriculum in 1080 high definition. The DVD program has been reshot to show detail of the welding arc. The program incorporates a 24-module GMAWB curriculum based on national welding codes and entry-level welding...

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Extraction system protects employees against fine dust while cutting

December 8, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system features integrated plate filter technology for long service life. Individual filter elements are prevented from sticking. The entire filter area always is available when...

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