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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Sample needle added to gas analyzer

February 4, 2016

Witt has updated its PA 7.0 gas analyzer for monitoring protective and shielding gases in metal processing. Featuring permanent inline gas monitoring, the new model also can perform random sample analysis using a sample needle. Three different measuring cells are available for the analyzer:...

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Compressed air filter works at point of use

February 3, 2016

The 5 Micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America is a two-stage filter that removes liquids, oils, and other contaminants. Designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use, it is available in sizes with flow ranges of 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250...

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SPC software helps make data more accessible

February 3, 2016

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its GainSeeker® Suite SPC software. The new release makes disparate manufacturing data more accessible and actionable, states the company. The platform contains applications for overall equipment efficiency (OEE), SPC, defect management,...

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Air breathing system works with existing compressed air supply

February 3, 2016

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which it says complies with the OSHA requirement for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the onboard...

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Mobile filtration system extracts laser and welding fumes

January 29, 2016

Filtration system vendor ULT AG has developed the LAS 260.HD 19 W3 extraction system for laser and welding fumes. The portable device meets the certification requirements according to DIN EN ISO 15012-1 welding fume separation class W3. The unit is qualified for extraction and filtration of...

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Abrasive blasting pot delivers abrasive/compressed air mixture to work surface

January 29, 2016

Marco Group Intl. has released the Blastmaster® 10-cu.-ft. abrasive blasting pot. This pressure vessel is used as part of an abrasive blasting system to deliver a mixture of abrasive and compressed air to a work surface. The unit, which features dual outlet capability, is suitable for fixed...

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Two-wheel hand truck lifts 200-lb. loads up to 37 in.

January 28, 2016

The LNB-2 from Lift’n Buddy is a powered, elevating, two-wheel hand truck that offers the vertical lifting capability of a small powered stacker. The adjustable-height platform positions loads at the touch of a button to help eliminate operator bending and stretching during loading,...

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Induction dryer heats steel strip at 722 FPM

January 27, 2016

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic® has shipped a 1,900-kW, 100,000-Hz induction heating dryer system to a steel strip galvanizing producer for drying coatings including passivation, with and without chrome products, and organics. The induction dryer is designed to heat steel strip 0.02 to 0.10 in. thick...

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System allows remote monitoring of tube and pipe welding

January 27, 2016

Xiris Automation Inc. offers a new weld monitoring system that allows tube and pipe fabricators to monitor live GTAW, plasma welding, and laser welding processes remotely. The system includes a high-dynamic-range camera that can see simultaneously all features of the torch tip and weld arc, its...

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Hose-mounted LED illuminates surfaces during abrasive blasting

January 21, 2016

Marco Group Intl. has released the Blastmaster® 308 series hose-mounted LED light, which illuminates surfaces being abrasive-blasted. The three-LED module design produces a 45-in. round pattern of bright white light at 18 in. from the surface. The light features an abrasion-resistant urethane...

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Air knives handle cooling, drying, blowoff applications

January 19, 2016

Vortec offers air knives that transform ordinary compressed air into a uniform sheet of amplified air for blowoff of water and debris, high-speed drying or cooling, and air curtains. Filtered compressed airflow is amplified 25 times over its input to deliver a high-velocity sheet of laminar air...

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Industrial valves connect via Internet for consistent monitoring

January 15, 2016

Flowrox has introduced the new Smart line of industrial valves, designed for connectivity via the Internet for consistent monitoring to help reduce unplanned downtime and guarantee spare part availability. The valves are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity,...

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Yb fiber lasers offer flexibility for marking metals, plastics

January 14, 2016

Foba Laser Marking + Engraving has introduced the Y-series fiber laser marking system for direct part and product marking. Featuring newly developed scan head technology and a modular design, the system can be integrated in production lines and laser marking stations for a variety of marking...

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Truck oven cures part coating

January 12, 2016

Grieve Corp. has developed No. 899, a 500-degrees-F, high-temperature truck oven currently used for curing a coating on parts hanging from rods at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions are 48 by 36 by 96 in. Nichrome wire heating elements deliver 24 kW, and a 1,000-CFM, 1-HP...

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