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Stainless steel flat nozzle resists corrosion

September 22, 2014

Exair’s new 1-in., high-power stainless steel flat Super Air Nozzle™ produces a flat, 1-in.-wide airstream with a 16-oz. blowing force when mounted 12 in. from the target. Designed to fit into tight spaces, the nozzle is made of Type 316 stainless steel to withstand corrosive, high-temperature...

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Vacuum clamping system allows creation of various welding fixtures

September 19, 2014

Förster welding systems GmbH offers the Vacufix® vacuum clamping system in connection with the Ergofix® ergonomic manipulator. The clamping system allows the creation of different welding fixtures for sheet metal structures using a single kit. It features patented high-temperature vacuum...

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Hand-held XRF analyzer made for cost-effective alloy identification

September 18, 2014

Olympus has released the Delta Element hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification, alloy QA/QC, and precious metals analysis. The simplified unit is designed to be cost-effective while providing accuracy, speed, precision, and...

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Proportional gas mixer line expanded

September 18, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its proportional gas mixers to include argon helium, argon hydrogen, and argon oxygen gas mixers. The mixers are designed to combine gases and eliminate the stratification of gases after sitting for long periods of time. No electricity is required, and a...

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Gas nonreturn valves designed for high-pressure use

September 18, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik offers two models of gas nonreturn valves for high-pressure applications. The 600H model with brass housing can be used for combustible gases, oxygen, and nonflammable gases. Its sensitive mechanism reacts from about 3.6 PSI opening pressure. Its maximum operating overpressure...

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Dome-loaded pressure regulators withstand system pressure, withdrawal fluctuations

September 17, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik has announced that it has improved the pressure consistency of its dome-loaded gas pressure regulators. A design modification to the newly integrated control pressure regulator ensures an almost complete compensation of supply pressure and outlet fluctuations, helping to keep gas...

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Stainless steel feet offered with optional cap or pad

September 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers the GN 440.5 stainless steel leveling feet with tapped socket with an elastomer base cap or a vulcanized rubber pad, in inch and metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant leveling feet bear static loads from 7 to 16 kN. Base diameters from 1.57 to 3.15 in. are available. The...

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Seaming device secures stretch-wrap film tails

September 16, 2014

Muller has introduced the No Touch No Tail (NT²) seaming device for securing stretch-wrap film tails. It eliminates the film tail without contacting the load. The technology is available on new Octopus ring wrapping equipment, as well as the company’s former models. The unit eliminates the...

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Surface-mount dock lift requires no pit

September 15, 2014

Southworth Products Corp. offers SMDDL surface-mount scissor dock lifts that require no pit, making them suitable for leased or temporary buildings. With a lowered height of 5 in. and a raised height of 58 in., the lifts can access loads on truck beds of any height and transfer them to a...

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Reversible liquid vacuums removal tramp oils, waste coolants

September 12, 2014

Eriez® HydroFlow® reversible liquid vacuums remove spent coolants, waste fluids, and oils from machine sumps, reservoirs, and storage tanks. These units discharge fluids out of the drum into a separate container, if desired, with the turn of a knob. The units fit into the palm of the user’s...

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3-D laser metal printing device introduced

September 11, 2014

Fonon has unveiled the new 3D FUSION™ system for 3-D laser metal printing. This additive manufacturing technology can be used in the medical, manufacturing, defense, aerospace, and high-technology engineering and electronics sectors. The digitally driven additive manufacturing process fuses...

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Hand-held unit provides complete resistance welding process control

September 11, 2014

Dengensha America’s new hand-held Weldscope WS-100 controls 15 monitoring functions and three selectable detection ranges. Users can monitor, measure, save, and print out welding current, cycle time, and peak current from numerous types of welding machines, including AC and DC, single- and...

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Degreasing solvent is nonflammable

September 10, 2014

Necotek Solutions has developed Necosolv-TB solvent for use as a paint thinner and for degreasing and cleaning surfaces. The low-toxicity, nonflammable solvent is not a hazardous air pollutant. Its kauri-butanol value is 106, with a boiling point of...

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80-W laser added to metal tag printer

September 9, 2014

InfoSight Corp. has announced the availability of a laser upgrade on its 2800 series metal tag printers. The 2886 laser printer now is available with an 80-W laser. The laser is designed to speed up the tag’s print time for users whose processes have changed and who require faster...

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Dot peen marker can be hand-held or machine-integrated

September 9, 2014

The Micro Mark compact dot peen marker from Kwik Mark Inc. is suitable for hand-held applications, as well as on-machine integration. The 3- by 5- by 6-in. head size offers a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field. Additional I/O with logic streamlines connection with other machinery and allows importing...

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