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UV-A LED lamp designed for use in the field

July 25, 2016

Spectroline’s OPTIMAX™ 365 cordless UV-A (365-nm) LED inspection lamp is designed to meet the needs of inspectors in the field. It is suitable for magnetic particle and fluorescent penetrant inspection. Nominal steady-state UV-A intensity is 18,000 µW/cm² at a distance of 15 in. Powered by...

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Shop management software upgraded

July 21, 2016

Sightline Systems has released Assure 2.0, which allows users to monitor multiple servers and access control servers; applications; storage devices; network devices; and peripherals, such as cameras and doorlocks. Enhanced with new views and customized dashboards, the software also enables...

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Stainless steel hardware offered

July 20, 2016

Emka offers stainless steel locks and hinges, along with suitable gasket profiles, for specialist stainless steel enclosures, GRP, and lightly finished steel housings that require high corrosionresistance or the high strength of stainless steel. One-quarter turn IP65 locks and latches, including...

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Vacuum generator platform enhanced

July 19, 2016

Improved and intelligent blowoff functions, a split unit design, and a self-adhesion control feature are some of the newly added extras on offer in Piab’s premium piCOMPACT®23 vacuum generator platform. The system also includes IO-Link communication. The compact, all-in-one ejector platform...

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Filter delivers HEPA performance with MERV 16 rating

July 18, 2016

Tri-Mer Corp.’s Tri-Flow Compact filter technology for submicron particulate and fumes has a MERV 16 rating and is designed to deliver HEPA filter-quality performance. According to the manufacturer, the system provides two to three times more filtration area than filter bags with efficiencies...

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Lubrication control system controls dispensing to a fraction of a drop

July 14, 2016

Unist offers Quantum™ minimum-quantity lubrication (MQL) technology. The system interfaces directly to machines to digitally control lubricant dispensing down to a fraction of a drop. Using the system with the company’s spindle kit allows through-spindle MQL. Since the system supports up to...

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Pliers instantly adjust to hold large or small workpieces

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the new Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The pliers have a four-position adjustment so the user can adjust the jaws for holding capacities from ¼ to 3 in. The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to...

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Magnets hold stock using inside and outside edges

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced inside/outside angle magnets. Depending on the setup of each substructure, either the inside or outside surface of the magnets can be used. For inside welds, the magnets hold stock from the outside; for outside welds, they hold stock from the inside. The...

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Electric dust collector generates 8,000-CFM airflow

July 8, 2016

Marco has introduced the Dustmaster® 8,000 CFM electric dust collector. Its 25-HP Baldor® motor and reverse-incline blade fan work together to create an engineered airflow that provides ventilation and collects airborne dust and debris from enclosed work sites. Two 16-in.-ID duct hose inlet...

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Rust-preventive fluid is weldable

July 7, 2016

Lincoln Electric’s RP6™ is an oil-based fluid that provides up to six months of indoor corrosion protection by preventing rust on ferrous metals without adversely affecting the welding process. The rust preventive is suitable for welding applications in heavy fabrication, automotive, steel...

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Conduction-cooled capacitors handle massive current

July 5, 2016

Illinois Capacitor offers HC and LC series conduction-cooled capacitors for resonant power circuity having very high current demands. Large, flat copper plates allow the LC series to handle the current and voltage in resonant power circuits. The HC series are compact, rectangular block types....

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Belt conveyor oven heat-treats coiled spring steel

July 4, 2016

Grieve has supplied No. 866, a 550-degrees-F belt conveyor oven, to a customer for heat treating coiled spring steel. Oven workspace dimensions are 18 in. by 20 ft. by 15 in. Nichrome wire heating elements deliver 60 kW to heat the oven, while a 4,200-CFM, 3-HP recirculating blower provides...

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Job site markers available in ultrafine point

July 4, 2016

Milwaukee Electric Tool has added ultrafine-point markers and pens to its INKZALL™ line. Built with a clog-resistant tip, the markers write on dusty, wet, and oily job site materials with bleed- and smear-resistant ink. Both markers and pens feature extended cap-off life up to 72...

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Membrane dryer features four-stage prefiltration

June 30, 2016

The WNA AMD-035 membrane dryer from Walmec North America features a four-stage prefiltration, a flow rating of 35 SCFM, and maximum working pressure of 150 PSI. The first- and second-stage filters remove moisture, liquids, dust, rust, and scale to 5 microns. An automatic float drain under the...

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Dust collector for robotic welding offers small footprint

June 29, 2016

RoboVent has created the Spire® dust collector to address the needs of robotic welding operations where space is at a premium. The unit is designed to complement the most common robotic welding applications used in the automotive industry, though it can be applied to many other industries as...

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