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Adjustable headgear works on browguards, helmets

July 1, 2015

ArcOne has introduced ComfaGear® II adjustable headgear. It works on both browguards and helmets. Features include fabric straps to conform to different head shapes, a rack/dial system for horizontal position adjustment, dual front pivoting bands to disperse weight and balance, eight points of...

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Manual greasing system monitored by PC

June 30, 2015

Assalub offers LubeRight, a PC-aided, RFID-based system that monitors every lubrication activity. Each greasing point is equipped with an RFID transponder, which the hand-held meter identifies. The system registers the real amount of lubricant fed to each point. The greaser also can study the...

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Fiber laser offers consumable-free metal part marking

June 29, 2015

REA Elektronik has developed the REA JET FL fiber laser, which permanently marks metal and plastics. The system uses no consumables and offers long operational life, the company states. The high-resolution print provides machine-readable codes for product traceability. Typical applications...

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High-density storage saves floor space

June 29, 2015

The Vidmar® Tower high-density vertical storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) can be built up to 46 ft. high with unlimited custom drawer configurations. It offers an optional dual-delivery, continuous-pick feature and a choice of ergonomic picking bay designs and drawer access setup....

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Back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

June 25, 2015

Exair offers the 1006SS ¼ NPT back-blow air nozzle, designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, channel, bores, holes, and internal threads. An array of holes provide a forceful 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils from machining processes. The nozzle...

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Aluminum-media shotblast machines provide gentle cleaning of light workpieces

June 25, 2015

Walther Trowal has introduced the THM continuous-feed shotblast system for use on light metals such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as steel, zinc, and brass components. This troughed-belt machine employs aluminum blast media rather than stainless steel media. It handles large quantities of...

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Mobile app combines with vibration sensor to collect machinery data

June 23, 2015

SKF USA Inc. has introduced Enlight, a combination mobile app and Bluetooth®-enabled vibration sensor that allows nonexpert staff to gather critical machinery data on their smartphones or tablets. The product comprises the Data Collect app and the Wireless Machine Condition Detector (WMCD), a...

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Manufacturing ERP software provides multidivision, multisite, multicompany capabilities

June 17, 2015

MIE Solutions® has announced that a new product release within MIE Trak Pro® that provides comprehensive interdivision and intersite capabilities within all applications. The software streamlines processes to help improve collaboration within a single company in a single location or within...

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User interface enhanced for more flexible configuration of price quote process

June 12, 2015

Infor has made enhancements to the user interface of Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ). The new personalization capability allows organizations to differentiate themselves in their markets with visual layout design and custom style functionality. This allows for tailored content and presentation of...

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Cost estimation module helps machine shops respond quickly to RFQs

June 10, 2015

Geometric has released CAMWorks Costing, an add-on module to its existing CNC programming software, CAMWorks. The module helps speed up the estimation process and generates accurate quotes within minutes, the manufacturer states. The module automatically recognizes features in a job such as...

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Industrial fan moves air 50 ft. at 70-dB noise output

June 10, 2015

Patterson Fan Co. has introduced the db, which it says is the first “quiet fan” for the industrial market. Made of highly durable, rotomolded polypropylene, the fan has a small footprint that allows for clearance in pick module and truck bay door applications. The 0.5-HP motor powering the...

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Gas mixer can be controlled remotely

June 8, 2015

Witt Gas Controls LP offers the KM100-MEM+ gas mixing system for up to three gases. Able to be operated remotely, the device uses electronically actuated valves. The gas mixture setting and target values can be reproduced exactly, even after changes in use. Gas mixture flow begins in seconds...

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Filtration system provides breathable air for spraying waterborne paints

June 5, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the model 50-WB filtration system, designed to work with an existing compressed air source to filter and monitor the compressed air for grade D breathable air. It also provides ultraclean and ultradry air for use in spraying waterborne or solvent-based paints. The...

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Air filter removes contaminants to 0.01 micron

June 4, 2015

The .01 Micron SuperStar Filter from Walmec North America is designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air, removing vapors and contaminants down to 0.01 micron. The four-stage filtration system offers flows of 50 SCFM, 75 SCFM, or 100 SCFM. Able to handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI, it...

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Cartridge cleaning system helps extend dust collector filter life

June 3, 2015

Micro Air Clean Air Systems has introduced the FORCE™ line of dust collectors, featuring the Roto-Pulse® cartridge cleaning system. The automatic, incrementally rotating filter cleaning system uniformly cleans 100 percent of the cartridges’ surfaces. According to the manufacturer, cleaning...

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