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Dust collector for robotic welding offers small footprint

June 29, 2016

RoboVent has created the Spire® dust collector to address the needs of robotic welding operations where space is at a premium. The unit is designed to complement the most common robotic welding applications used in the automotive industry, though it can be applied to many other industries as...

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Air quality system uses modular parts for quick changes

June 29, 2016

RoboVent has introduced the RoboVent Grid® ducted air quality system. The whole-facility system comprises modular, standardized QuickClamp ductwork and components that can be reconfigured as facility needs change. The air quality system needs 70 percent of the airflow used by individual units,...

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Magnetic LED beacon mounts on metal machinery

June 28, 2016

Larson Electronics has released a 7-W, chemical-resistant, industrial LED beacon equipped with a 100-lb. grip magnet. The GAUSB-CRNM-LED-PC-M magnetically mounted light is designed for use in general work areas where permanent solutions are not feasible. It comes with optional steady-burn or strobe...

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Tempering furnace designed for heat treating weldments

June 28, 2016

Grieve Corp. has built No. 885, a 1,400-degrees-F electric, inert-atmosphere tempering furnace used for heat treating weldments. Workspace dimensions are 24 by 36 by 24 in. The workspace is heated by 42 kW installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by a stainless steel frame. A...

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Fume exhaust fan package offers extended discharge

June 27, 2016

Greenheck’s new FumeJet pre-engineered centrifugal fume exhaust packaged models offer extended discharge to reduce and prevent exposure to harmful fumes and odors outdoors. Designed per ANSI Z9.2 standard for local exhaust systems, models FJC and FJI provide a compact footprint with motors and...

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Dust collector’s nanofiber media offers high efficiency

June 23, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air offers the DustHog® Plug-n-Play cartridge dust collector for use in welding, robotic weld cell, plasma cutting, and laser cutting applications. Featuring a touchscreen controller, the unit comes with an Auto Flow option that measures airflow and adjusts the fan speed...

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Flatness control integrates directly onto leveler

June 22, 2016

Arku offers the FlatJack®, a new process for monitoring the flatness of sheet metal parts. The process rapidly checks the flatness of punched, laser-cut, and flame-cut parts with minimal effort before and after leveling. The process can be integrated directly onto the inlet rollers of the...

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Open-design baskets help improve parts cleaning

June 21, 2016

Metallform offers workpiece holders and baskets for bulk parts cleaning. Produced from stainless steel rounds, the baskets have no enclosed surfaces, corners, or edges, giving ultrasonics and spray jets unfettered access to parts. Removed contaminant is flushed from the basket quickly and can...

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Touchscreen material automation system works with positioning systems

June 20, 2016

TigerStop has introduced the TigerTouch v1.2 onboard, touchscreen material automation system. Machining equipment that performs cutoff, punching, boring, or pack and panel processing can be paired with a TigerStop positioning system and the updated material automation system. It operates with a...

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Cordless, high-output area light provides 360 degrees of light

June 20, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 RADIUS™ LED compact site light. According to the company, the light fills an entire workspace with 360 degrees of light for task, area, and overhead applications. Providing up to 4,400 lumens, the light can illuminate large workspaces for hours on a single...

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HVLS fans designed for efficiency

June 20, 2016

Blue Giant offers the AirFlow series of HVLS fans. The blade design moves cool air in summer and distributes ceiling-level heat in winter to help reduce energy bills by up to 30 percent, according to the company. Two models are available, both of which come in a variety of blade sizes. All fans...

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Software provides secured remote access to machines and plants

June 16, 2016

Siemens has extended its Sinema Remote Connect software for the maintenance of distributed plants and machines to include a number of new security and virtualization functions. Alongside OpenVPN, Version 1.2 of the management platform also features IPsec encryption, allowing various machines...

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Real-time accounting capabilities added to cloud-based manufacturing ERP

June 16, 2016

KeyedIn® Solutions has partnered with Sage to integrate its Manufacturing Cloud ERP with the Sage Live cloud accounting system. Users receive seamless integration to accounting capabilities and instant access to real-time data from anywhere, using a smartphone, tablet or other supported device....

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Laser marking system incorporates all necessary equipment in one machine

June 8, 2016

LNA Laser Technology has introduced the model MP2 diode-pumped, solid-state (DPSS) laser marking system. This all-in-one system is suitable for applications that require high resolution but not high-speed throughput. The system features a DPSS laser, laser beam scanning optics (galvanometer),...

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Compact light fixture available in four output levels

June 7, 2016

Waldmann Lighting has introduced Mach LED Plus.forty machine lights. The slim, compact, 1¾-in.-dia. fixture is available in four lengths and four output levels, with optional 40-degree narrow or 90-degree wide beam angles. High LED light output delivers maximum lumens in small spaces. A choice...

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