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Portable units keep workers cool - TheFabricator.com

Portable units keep workers cool

August 1, 2013

Vestil Mfg. offers portable air-conditioning units and evaporative coolers, suitable for use in industrial applications. The air-conditioning units provide portable spot or room cooling or can be used for moisture removal. They lower the temperature 35 to 45 degrees on average. Three sizes and...

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Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom - TheFabricator.com

Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom

July 30, 2013

PI (Physik Instrumente) has introduced a lower-cost hexapod to its family of parallel positioning devices. It produces motion in all 6 degrees of freedom (XYZ, pitch, yaw, and roll) and features a freely programmable center of rotation. The new H-820 was developed for applications that require...

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Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses - TheFabricator.com

Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses

July 29, 2013

Extreme Air downdraft tables from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems are self-contained, powered downdraft tables that do not require external exhaust hoses, offering flexibility and portability without the need for ducting. The tables are designed for welding, grinding, soldering, sanding,...

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Parts washers offered in three feature levels - TheFabricator.com

Parts washers offered in three feature levels

July 29, 2013

Kafko Intl. has introduced a line of Oil Eater Flex Line parts washers that include ready-to-use units with basic, premium, and professional level features. The water-based systems have a modular design, interchangeable features, and add-on options. Each includes 6 gal. of ecofriendly Oil Eater...

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External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications - TheFabricator.com

External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications

July 25, 2013

Exair has introduced external-mix spray nozzles that atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Available in round or flat patterns, they are suitable for use in applications requiring high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cp. They combine liquid and compressed air to create a...

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Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads - TheFabricator.com

Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads

July 25, 2013

Vapormatt has developed a programmable gun crown for use with its Tiger and Tiger+ wet blast systems. It increases the number of recipes that can be programmed for the edge preparation of tooling, enabling multiple tool sets to be honed and polished using the same inline system without the need...

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Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts

July 25, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has expanded its line of full-grip jaws to 24 in. dia. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force for thin-walled parts and distribute the gripping pressure over the workpiece surface to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw...

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Battery-operated marking system transports by hand - TheFabricator.com

Battery-operated marking system transports by hand

July 25, 2013

The Flymarker Pro mobile dot peen marking system from Equipment Sales Co. features a compact size and weighs 10 lbs. Equipped with a magnet and battery, the portable power package creates deep, durable markings at high speeds, the company states. The markings are readable after a coating...

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Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal - TheFabricator.com

Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal

July 24, 2013

The IFH Group offers a lubrication storage and dispensing system that features two 65-gal. containers and one 130-gal. container, plus three-way product diverter valve assemblies, individual pumping systems, and 10-micron filters. The diverter valves, in combination with the individual pumping...

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System attaches to 55-gal. drum for HEPA-quality vacuuming - TheFabricator.com

System attaches to 55-gal. drum for HEPA-quality vacuuming

June 19, 2013

Exair offers the heavy-duty HEPA Vac. It attaches to a 55-gal., open-top drum, turning it into a HEPA-quality industrial vacuum cleaner. The vacuum filters contaminants to HEPA requirements in dusty environments requiring frequent cleaning. The 82-dBA unit's prefilter stops larger particles,...

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Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation

June 19, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruMark 5070 marking fiber laser, featuring increased average output power and a high repetition rate. Its high pulse frequency makes the laser suitable for deep engraving on metal or ceramics, ablation, and high-speed laser marking of metals and plastics. Features...

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Industrial ceiling fan equipped with LED

June 18, 2013

The Big Ass Fan® Co. has introduced the Powerfoil® X LED-equipped industrial ceiling fan. The LED delivers as much light as a 400-W metal halide, covering the entire diameter of the fan while using less than 175 W. The tempered glass lens is designed to minimize glare. The light ties directly...

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Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments - TheFabricator.com

Mobile worktable designed for demanding work environments

June 17, 2013

Ohio Laser's new XL mobile worktable features all-welded steel construction that is suitable for heavy-duty industrial and manufacturing work environments. With a 5,000-lb. distributed weight capacity, the table is designed for moving supplies, equipment, and assemblies between workstations or...

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Door comes with replaceable panels in vinyl, mesh, clear PVC - TheFabricator.com

Door comes with replaceable panels in vinyl, mesh, clear PVC

June 13, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc. has added the Spring Assist Door to its G2 Lite line. The door features an internal custom torsion spring and an interior chain-pull, quick-release feature to help simplify opening. The centrifugal latching mechanism allows the door to be stopped at any position and...

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Air cleaner comes with multiple lift-off attachments - TheFabricator.com

Air cleaner comes with multiple lift-off attachments

June 12, 2013

The TM 1000 TaskMaster portable shop and plant air cleaning unit is available from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems. Suitable for maintenance and source-capture applications, it can be rolled where it is needed and plugged into any 120-V, single-phase outlet. Attachments, which are secured with...

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