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Laser marking/engraving system uses CO2 and fiber

October 28, 2014

Laser Photonics offers the LaserTower™ series XP Plus Duo laser marking and engraving system. It uses CO2 and Q-switched fiber lasers for direct parts marking, UID, and deep engraving in the aerospace, automotive, medical, defense, and semiconductor markets. The unit’s tower design places...

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ERP software product simplifies process tracking

October 27, 2014

Global Shop Solutions has announced the release of Process Documentation and Training (PDT), a fully integrated product within the company’s ERP software package. The product records automatically the operation of any task, process, or program being performed within the software. As the user...

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Gas cylinder valves incorporate quick-action lever for opening, closing

October 23, 2014

Linde Gases has developed EVOS™ gas cylinder valves. They employ a quick-action lever in place of the more traditional hand-wheel mechanism for opening and closing of the valve. This functionality helps ensure simplified opening and fast closing in case of emergency, and it allows the user to see...

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No-drip internal-mix atomizing nozzles positively stop liquid flow

October 22, 2014

Internal-mix atomizing spray nozzles from Exair Corp. mix liquid and air inside the nozzle and produce liquid atomization up to 300 centipoise. The nozzles work the same way the company’s standard atomizing nozzles work, but they positively stop liquid flow when compressed air is shut off....

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Laser engraver designed for low-output marking

October 21, 2014

The Gravotech Group offers Energy 8, a CO2 laser engraver designed for low-output marking needs in the workshop or office. The unit offers low running cost and included software. Features include front loading, user control of the laser via the interactive machine instrument panel, integrated...

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Preventive maintenance program offered

October 21, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools offers complete preventive maintenance programs to help customers maximize the performance and running life of their milling, turning, cutting, CNC machining, sawing, and sheet metal working machines. The customizable packages have options for the number of machines to be...

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Communication protocol added to encoders

October 16, 2014

Heidenhain offers the use of Siemens Drive-CLiQ communication protocol in its ECN/EQN 1300 optical absolute encoders. The Ethernet-based protocol interfaces with Sinamics control systems. It has a speed of 100 Mbit/sec. and a cycle time of 31.25 μs. Motion control system components with the...

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Caster made for heavy-duty use

October 16, 2014

Caster Concepts has introduced the new 87 series caster. Designed for heavy-duty industrial applications, the maintenance-free caster carries a load evenly over a radially loaded precision ball bearing. A forged steel top-plate stabilizes the bearing, and a precision-machined yoke base helps...

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Brochure highlights mist collector line

October 15, 2014

Micro Air Clean Air Systems offers a brochure that details its MistMax™ series high-efficiency mist collector line for controlling oil and coolant mist in metalworking applications. The brochure contains engineering data and performance charts on tested filter efficiency and filter life...

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Linear stage offers 0.5-micron resolution

October 15, 2014

PI has introduced the M-417 linear stage, which provides 19.69-in. travel and 0.5-micron resolution. This motorized precision positioner can be computer-controlled for automation and precision assembly applications. The linear translation stage can handle high duty cycles and 3.94-IPS velocity....

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Multitool qualifier connects up to 16 tools wirelessly

October 14, 2014

Panasonic has introduced the EYFR03 multitool qualifier with 16-tool connectivity. The technology has integrated and remote I/O versions, features a color LCD screen and USB plug-and-play firmware updates, offers onboard data collection for up to 10,000 rundowns, and can be configured to enable or...

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Changeover cart designed for press brake tooling

October 14, 2014

The Versatility® press brake changeover cart handles 54 linear ft. of punches and dies. It includes a 3-in.-deep, 75-lb.-capacity drawer for measuring instruments and changeover tools. The side-handled cart provides a stable platform and protects tooling from damage while transporting and...

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Custom-designed tooling offered for industrial manipulators

October 14, 2014

TDA Buddy offers custom-designed tooling for its line of custom industrial manipulators. The custom end effectors include grippers, vacuum pickup devices, and magnets. End effector grippers are suitable for handling products from window frames and structural components to fragile parts to...

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Sealed computer keyboard is oilproof

October 13, 2014

Man & Machine has introduced the Really O’Cool sealed silicone computer keyboard for use in industrial settings. The unit is waterproof, oilproof, and dirtproof to withstand machine shop, production line, and part manufacturing environments. Optional features include backlight keys for use...

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Self-propelled, powered cranes lift up to 6,000 lbs.

October 13, 2014

AutoWild has introduced the SC and SCAT self-propelled, powered cranes with lift capacities to 6,000 lbs. and up to 22 ft. in shop and field operations. Power functions include boom lift, lower, extend, retract, and load compensation extension/retraction. All functions are push...

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