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Steady rest suitable for crankshaft, camshaft applications

February 19, 2014

SMW Autoblok has introduced the SRG grinding steady rest. Designed to support shaft-type workpieces on grinding machines, the line is suitable for crankshaft and camshaft applications. Three sizes are available for clamping diameters from 0.79 to 3.35 in. Horizontal and vertical fine...

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Tramp oil separator reduces hazardous waste volumes by up to 90 percent

February 18, 2014

Prab’s tramp oil separator removes tramp oils from coolant and wash water. Using gravity flow and coalescence, the unit removes free-floating and mechanically dispersed tramp oil from machine sumps, central systems, and wash tanks to less than 1 percent in a single pass. According to the...

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High-bay fixture protects, deflects heat from LED

February 17, 2014

Big Ass Fans’ new Big Ass Light division has unveiled a high-bay LED fixture. Manufactured from a solid piece of anodized, extruded aluminum that includes ribbed fins at the top, the structure acts as a heat sink to move heat away from the fixture and LEDs, helping to increase the LED lifespan....

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U-handles offered in customized lengths, bends

February 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers U-handles that can be purchased in customized lengths and bends to suit particular applications. The company’s RoHS-compliant tubular handles include aluminum tubular handles in the GN 333 offset version and the GN 333.1 straight version, in inch and metric sizes. Both...

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Malleable cast-iron clamping squares work with modular welding tables

February 12, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced new BuildPro™ malleable cast-iron clamping squares. The compact, four-face, heavy-duty clamping squares feature 26 mounting holes over three surfaces for fixturing with BuildPro modular welding tables. Operators can use the mounting holes to stop, locate,...

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Water recycler reduces metal blackening process water consumption by 99 percent

February 11, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the Near-Zero™ water recycler for use with its TRU TEMP® black oxide system. The recycler reuses the rinse water in the process line, reducing typical water consumption by 99 percent, the company states. It can be installed on a new or existing black oxide...

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Software records all aspects of shop floor activity

February 6, 2014

Lantek offers Lantek Workshop Capture, which is fully integrated into the Lantek Integra ERP system for access to accurate, real-time shop floor data. The software is compatible with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as bar code readers and Windows®-based operating...

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Inline casters designed to compensate for floor irregularities

February 6, 2014

Hamilton Caster has custom-engineered an all-stainless inline caster for an aerospace part supplier. The casters, designed for a clean-room environment, have a carrying capacity of 15,500 lbs. each. The application required the load to remain completely level to compensate for floor...

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Industrial washer redesigned for aftermarket applications

February 6, 2014

Viking Corp. has released the CBW1212 industrial washer. It has a 12-in.-wide by 12-in.-tall washer zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. This redesigned unit is suitable for hard-to-clean aftermarket applications, but it also can be configured to standard manufacturing applications. Belt flow...

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Reporting function translates shop floor data into four reports

February 6, 2014

Syscon Intl. has released MT Focus® Reports, a reporting function for its MT Focus machine tool monitoring system. The function assimilates the large volume of shop floor data from the system into actionable information. The function takes real-time machine data and places it in a database...

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Computer-printable labels made for cast-metal, textured surfaces

February 5, 2014

Designed for heavily textured, powder-coated, and cast-metal surfaces, the new CILS-9200HD/HT heavy-duty, high-tack labels from CILS Intl. bond permanently and immediately to difficult surfaces. Variable data, such as bar codes and serial numbers, can be added in minutes from an existing PC and...

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Pass-through blasting unit blasts leading, trailing edges of work area

January 29, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 1212 pass-through blaster. It features a blast width and height of 12 by 12 in. The redesigned unit's blast wheels are arranged to blast leading and trailing edges of the work area. It also incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance...

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Coolant recycling system

Coolant recycling system extends life of coolants, wash water

January 29, 2014

Prab's Guardian coolant recycling system is designed for operations with industrial coolant or wash water reservoirs. According to the manufacturer, the system reduces waste fluids up to 90 percent by recycling used coolants. Free-floating and mechanically dispersed tramp oils are reduced to...

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Coolant Cleaners

Coolant cleaners help extend the life of coolant, cutting tools

January 28, 2014

Eriez® HydroFlow® permanent magnetic and rare-earth coolant cleaners are designed for use with surface grinders, gear grinders, honing and lapping machines, broaches, milling and drilling machines, face grinders, and oil-reclaiming machines. According to the manufacturer, the cleaners...

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Web based time clock

Web-based time clock stores data in the cloud

January 28, 2014

ExakTime offers ClockPoint Connect, a browser-based time clock that stores data securely in the cloud. Users can track time and attendance from any computer with any web browser; no software or installation is required. The site asks users to log in with a user name and password, then clock...

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