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Positioner offers total access to weldments, assemblies

September 3, 2015

ALM Positioners offers the MHL1P, a 3-axis, single-column, 6,000-lb.-capacity positioner that requires no special foundation. Suitable for situations in which total product access is needed, it features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 40 sec.; a 4-HP, column-mount hydraulic unit with pendant-controlled...

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Personal air breathing unit delivers grade D breathable air

September 2, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the P-20 personal air breathing unit, which works with the existing filtered compressed air supply. The unit provides grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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Air filter removes contaminants down to 0.01 micron

September 2, 2015

The 0.01-micron SuperStar filter from Walmec North America is designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air, removing any vapors and contaminants down to 0.01 micron. The four-stage filtration system has flow ranges of 50, 75, or 100 SCFM. It can handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. The...

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Software offers new functions for mechanical joining simulation

August 28, 2015

Simufact Eng. has released Simufact.forming 13 software. It provides improvements in postprocessing, evaluation, depiction of the simulation results, result precision, software stability, and speed, says the company. With user-friendly mathematical formulas, users can generate their own result...

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Cutting lubricant formulated for use on aluminum

August 27, 2015

Unist Inc. has expanded its line of MQL lubricants with a new oil formulated for use with aluminum. Coolube® 2210AL is derived from natural vegetable oils, is machinist- and environmentally friendly, and contains no VOCs. According to the company, the oil provides exceptional lubricity and...

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Water displacement spray features flexible straw for precise applications

August 27, 2015

WD-40 Co. has introduced the WD-40® EZ-REACHTM, which features an attached, 8-in., flexible straw. The straw bends and keeps its shape, allowing users to deliver the water displacement spray around corners and in...

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Gas analyzer reads down to 1 PPM

August 26, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. HFT® has introduced a Weld Purge Monitor® gas detection and analyzing instrument that reads oxygen levels from atmospheric concentration (20.94 percent) down to 1 PPM. Accurate to 10 PPM, the PurgEye® 600 offers readings in PPM or percentages. The unit’s...

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Optical monitor measures debris buildup on splitter blades

August 26, 2015

Eriez® has introduced the Splitter Monitor, an optical system that automatically measures debris buildup on the critical leading edge of splitter blades used in many different types of separation equipment in the recycling industry and alerting appropriate personnel when cleaning is needed. The...

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Lean manufacturing book helps leaders create change

August 25, 2015

Facilitating Effective Change: Helping the Leader Lead the Way, a new book from authors Dr. Patrick Love and Patrick Putorti, is now available for purchase through book and e-commerce stores. Based on the authors’ combined business experience, the book’s purpose is to aid manufacturing leaders...

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Parts washer offers continuous fluid movement

August 24, 2015

Graymills has introduced the PH922, which integrates a sink and holding tank for on-site cleaning of machinery tools and parts. The manual parts washer can convert from wash basin to soak tank and back as needed while providing continuous clean fluid. With the basin drain plugged and the pump...

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Corner former accommodates all formable materials

August 20, 2015

ACF offers a multiflex corner former that cold-forms corners seamlessly with no welding, grinding, or finishing necessary. The flexible machine can accommodate any formable material, including galvanized, prepainted, and precoated, with thicknesses from 0.5 to 5 mm, corner angles of 60 to 150...

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Water-soluble film resists organic solvents

August 19, 2015

Cortec® offers EcoSol®, a water-soluble, biodegradable polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film suited for various packaging applications. Bags, sachets, or pouches created from this film protect a variety of products during delivery, including detergents and cleaners, degreasers, concrete additives,...

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Diagnostic system allows filtration units monitoring via website

August 19, 2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has introduced a web-based system for dust collection diagnostics. The GoldLink™ system monitors four preset analog inputs and 16 preset digital inputs. Designed for facilities that do not have building management systems, it is suitable for companies with...

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Miniature linear encoder designed for vacuum applications

August 17, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. offers Numerik Jena’s LIK 2 optical linear encoder series, suitable for high- and ultrahigh-vacuum applications in which motion feedback is required inside the vacuum chamber. This small, noncontact encoder system, designed for environments with 10-9 mbar of pressure, has an...

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Shop floor data display system aids job dispatch

August 11, 2015

Global Shop Solutions offers the TrueView shop floor data display platform. The system, which displays job dispatch data on large TV monitors mounted on shop floor walls, does not require any new hardware or software—only a large-screen TV and a web browser. The system refreshes the data...

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