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Stereo microscopes designed for industrial use

June 2, 2014

Nikon Metrology has introduced three stereo microscopes. The SMZ1270 has the largest zoom ratio in its class; the SMZ1270i includes intelligent features; and the SMZ800N is an economical model with enhanced optics and operability. With their newly redesigned optics and advanced features, the...

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Stainless steel and aluminum hinges are weldable

May 29, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 128.2 stainless steel or aluminum weldable hinges. The RoHS-compliant hinges are produced from drawn, weldable, profiled stainless steel or aluminum extrusions. The hinge pin is retained in the lower half. They are available in European Standard No. 1.4308 cast...

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Miniature metal inductive sensor made for extreme applications

May 27, 2014

Balluff expands its inductive sensor miniature line with the addition of the BES R04 block sensor. The metal-housed inductive sensor is suitable for extreme applications. Its ceramic sensing face makes it appropriate for applications with weld spatter, metal debris, and vibration; its small size...

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Tumble blaster equipped with 15-HP blast wheel

May 27, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released a newly redesigned tumble belt blast machine. The 6-cu.-ft. model 600 incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that make it more durable in heavy-duty and foundry operations, states the company. The machine is equipped with a 15-HP VK...

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Marking system communicates directly with factory floor PLCs

May 22, 2014

Mecco®’s patent-pending EtherMark™ package allows marking systems to connect and communicate directly with factory floor PLCs. According to the manufacturer, the system significantly reduces custom programming and eliminates the need for fragile PCs on the shop floor. The system enables...

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Gas regulators reintroduced

May 22, 2014

Victor Technologies™ has relaunched its Victor® High Purity and Instrumentation (HP&I) specialty, high-purity, and laboratory gas regulators. The regulators, which range from general-purpose to corrosive and toxic grade 6.0 systems, are ergonomically designed with improved snap-on,...

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Blaster redesigned for great angles, more power, faster cleaning

May 21, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has introduced the SH 3660HD in its industrial line of spinner hanger blasters. The redesigned unit has four wheels for great angles and more horsepower than the previous model for faster cleaning and efficiency. Eliminating a lower screw auger reduces wear on the...

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Hand-held system provides durable, tamper-proof markings

May 20, 2014

MARKATOR® offers the FlyMarker® PRO MOBIL portable, cordless marking system for use throughout the factory. This third-generation dot peen marker has high marking speed; weighs 10 lbs.; and creates deep, durable markings, the company states. Marking is produced by an electromagnetic-driven...

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Antifog, antistatic formula helps extend eyewear life

May 20, 2014

Gateway Safety offers its Kleen View® lens cleaning products, designed to extend the life of eyewear. The products feature a fast-drying, silicone-free formula that includes an antifog, antistatic ingredient that improves dirt resistance. Safe for use on any of the company’s eye- and...

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Powerful bar magnets are compact

May 20, 2014

Offered in various sizes, Eriez® bar magnets are suitable for use in many metalworking applications. The magnets are available in two styles: Bantam Magnets™ and Magna-Bars™. Bantam magnets remove ferrous contamination present in small amounts in shallow flows of powders, granules, fibers,...

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Control unit supplements existing drive with universal vector control, encoder feedback

May 19, 2014

Siemens Industry Inc. has announced the availability of the new Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit for use with its Sinamics G120 variable-speed drives. The unit provides vector control with encoder feedback. Additionally, the operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control...

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Welder training system features reality-based operation

May 19, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s LiveArc™ reality-based training system is designed to recruit, screen, train, and manage welder trainee performance via a live welding arc. The system features advanced motion-tracking technology that provides critical feedback to improve welding skills. The system...

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Cartridge filter design reduces replacement frequency

May 14, 2014

The DeltaMAXX dust collector cartridge filter from Imperial Systems can be used with all types of cartridge dust collectors. According to the company, the filter’s surface loading technology and nanofiber surface contribute to extended life. Because dust does not become embedded in the...

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Coiled tool lanyards reduce snags, trip hazards

May 13, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3130 coiled cable lanyard in small and medium sizes. The compact system keeps the length of the lanyard close to the anchoring point, reducing snags and trip hazards. Suitable for those working at heights and in tight areas where snag hazards are a...

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Sump cleaners help minimize machine tool downtime

May 6, 2014

Eriez® offers HydroFlow® sump cleaners in cost-effective styles, including drum-top cleaners and reversible liquid vacuums. The drum-top sump cleaner is a vacuum unit that converts an existing open-top drum into a machine tool sump cleaner. It sucks up tramp oils, used oil, and waste...

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