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Ball rail systems offer high travel accuracy

November 4, 2015

Rexroth has introduced BSHP ball runner blocks. Their patented entry zone helps improve travel accuracy and workpiece quality while increasing load capacities and service life, says the company. The runner blocks are available in most sizes, versions, and accuracy classes. They are 100 percent...

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Cold car batch oven provides stress relieving of large weldments

November 2, 2015

Wisconsin Oven has manufactured a gas-fired cold car industrial batch oven for a custom metal fabricating company. The batch oven is used for stress relieving of steel assemblies weighing up to 20,000 lbs. at temperatures up to 1,250 degrees F. The heat-treating oven has work chamber dimensions...

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Structural detailing software includes new nesting engine, improved traceability

October 29, 2015

Aveva offers a new release of its Bocad structural steel detailing software. The new nesting engine helps manage materials accurately and decrease waste of raw material by enabling more parts to be cut per ton of steel. It also enables more efficient procurement and scheduling, the company reports....

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E-book gives advice on choosing a sheet metal parts supplier

October 26, 2015

Precision Metal Industries (PMI) has published an e-book titled Save Money and Improve Quality on Your Complex Sheet Metal Assembly AT THE SAME TIME. The e-book is designed to help companies that are deciding to manufacture parts from sheet metal to choose the best manufacturer to meet the...

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Dual-chamber electric bench furnace delivers heat treating

October 22, 2015

No. 886 from Grieve is a dual-chamber electric bench furnace used for a variety of heat-treating applications at a customer’s facility. The unit comprises an upper chamber with operating temperatures to 2,200 degrees F and lower chamber with operating temperatures to 1,250 degrees F....

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Grit recovery unit gathers abrasive for disposal or reuse

October 20, 2015

Airblast AFC has introduced the AbVac grit recovery unit, a portable abrasive recovery unit capable of removing anything from dust up to 2-in. debris. It is available with a variety of flexible hoses, tools, and extensions. The recovered abrasive is collected automatically into a bag ready for...

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Applications laboratories help users find suitable production processes

October 19, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc., Monrovia, Calif., offers a range of fully equipped applications laboratories focused on developing and enhancing production processes for manufacturability. Customers send their samples to the laboratory for a free process development consultation, and the company’s...

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Gas technology app adds inert gas adviser

October 19, 2015

Witt has released a new version of the free iGASES for Android® and iOS® that answers in more detail users’ questions on technical gases and their use. The inert gas adviser provides users with a recommendation for the appropriate gas composition. The gas lexicon contains the most important...

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Manual power clamp designed for prototype fixtures

October 15, 2015

De-Sta-Co offers the new 52H-3E series individualized, adjustable manual power clamps for prototype fixtures. Available in two sizes—50 and 63—they have a completely closed aluminum housing that protects the inner mechanical parts from weld splatters. The opening angle is adjustable from 0...

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Dot peen marker features visual layout function

October 15, 2015

Kwik Mark Inc. has introduced a preprogrammed dot peen marker with iTeach™ visual layout function. The technology eliminates the requirement for prints, part dimensions, measuring and layout tools, and programming experience. The user jogs the machine using the marking tip as a pointer to...

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Portable system filters industrial fluids

October 15, 2015

The Kaman Distribution Group has introduced the Kaman Filter Cart, a portable filter system for many varieties of industrial fluids, including lubricants, quenching fluids, coolants, synthetic oils, and petroleum-based fluids. The cart can filter out contaminant particles to 4 microns without...

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Locking tools employ patent-pending adjustment system

October 13, 2015

Milwaukee® Tool has introduced locking pliers and locking C-clamps that feature a patent-pending Torque Lock™ system for adjusting the size of the gripping jaws while secured to material. According to the company, this gives the user the ability to produce maximum locking force with a quick,...

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Foot warmers offer seven hours of warmth

October 6, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced N-Ferno® disposable foot warmers (model 6995). The disposable, one-size-fits-all foot warming pack provides additional heat inside footwear. Workers activate the foot warmers by opening the pack. The all-natural ingredients heat up quickly as soon as they come in contact...

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Caster designed to reduce operator fatigue

October 6, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. has unveiled the Swivel on Swivel (SoS) caster, designed with two kingpinless, maintenance-free swivel section rigs to help reduce operator fatigue. The caster reduces the amount of force needed to turn and maneuver a cart and to start rolling a cart when all the wheels are...

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Co-extrusion crosshead for irrigation tubing offers two-stage clamping

October 1, 2015

Guill Tool has introduced series 824, a co-extrusion crosshead designed for irrigation tubing with an emitter tool. Manufactured from stainless steel, the crosshead features balanced flow design with spiral technology that helps improve flow characteristics at all extruder speeds. Dual feed...

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