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Manufacturing cell uses single software program to optimize production flow among machines

December 3, 2015

Salvagnini has introduced FlexCell, a concept linked to the optimum management of a cell that can be tailored to meet specific needs. The system starts with bending and can be extended upstream to cutting to optimize the workflow management of a cell comprising two or more stand-alone machines,...

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Static-dissipative bubble film offers cushioning, corrosion protection

November 30, 2015

EcoCortec® offers Cor-Pak® static-dissipative bubble film. Produced with Nano-VpCI® technology, the film combines volatile corrosion inhibitors with cushioning packaging bubbles to provide protection for sensitive and delicate components. The film is suitable for various packaging...

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Parts accumulator designed for lights-out manufacturing

November 30, 2015

The automated Rota-Rack parts accumulator from Royal Products allows machine tools to run unattended for extended periods of time. The patented unit collects finished parts as they come off a CNC lathe, using an automated rotary spiral that directs parts to the center of the turntable. A...

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Sheet metal gripper operates in tight spaces

November 25, 2015

De-Sta-Co has added a sheet metal gripper to its Accelerate® collection of lightweight tooling. The compact tool features a patent-pending, nonprotruding jaw design that eliminates the need for additional clearance around the stamping die set. The modular 0.6-lb. gripper offers 33-ms...

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Configurable ERP software’s production engine offers supply/demand visibility

November 24, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions has released version 5 of its KeyedIn Manufacturing Cloud ERP system. This configurable, extensible software features a production engine that delivers real-time visibility of supply and demand for comprehensive production control. Integration with other software systems is...

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Swivel fitting helps simplify precision blowoff

November 23, 2015

Exair has introduced the model 9204 1 NPT swivel fitting to allow the precise adjustment of the company’s air nozzles. The 303 stainless steel swivel offers a 50-degree total angle of adjustment. The 1 MNPT x 1 FNPT swivels will work with any 1 NPT nozzle or fitting, regardless if they have a...

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Rust blocker shield offers long-term corrosion protection in enclosed spaces

November 23, 2015

Cortec®’s BioEmitter™ provides rust and corrosion protection for metals stored in enclosed spaces as large as 50 cu. ft. Attached to a clean surface inside an enclosed area, the product takes up less than 1 sq. ft. of space. Vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCIs) migrate throughout the...

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Industrial caster integrates electric motor

November 20, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced the Drive Caster™, an all-in-one motorized industrial caster. It is available with a ¼-HP or ½-HP motor to move loads up to 6,000 lbs. at up to 5 MPH. A second unit can be added to double the load capacity that can be moved and to enable tank-style...

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Dust-extraction swing arm removes fumes at point of source

November 19, 2015

Ruwac USA has introduced a dust-extraction swing-arm attachment that can be connected to any of the company’s portable vacuum systems to remove airborne dusts, gases, and smoke straight from the point of source during the manufacturing process. The swing-arm assembly is fully mobile and...

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Rotary table washer offered

November 18, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the newly redesigned RW 2836 parts washer. It features a 7.5-HP, reservoir-mounted, vertical, centrifugal pump with about 65-GPM pump capacity at about 60-PSI pressure. The pump has no bearings, seals, or gaskets to replace. The rotating work basket...

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Rust, mill scale remover is environmentally friendly

November 16, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced CORROKLEEN™ 44 rust remover, a citric acid-based gel cleaner that removes rust and mill scale. According to the company, the cleaner is safer for users and the environment than traditional grinding, sanding, media blasting, or...

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Legacy migration services help preserve legacy data

November 16, 2015

Theorem Solutions offers tailored and automated legacy migration services to help users with the seamless transfer of legacy data to a new system while managing the execution of data migration tasks, automating repetitive tasks, and using available hardware and software resources. Different...

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Universal controller designed for marking systems

November 12, 2015

Automator America has released the AC500-3.0 universal dot peen controller for its line of pneumatic, electric, and scribe marking systems. The new release of the controller features increased flash memory, a faster and cooler processor, software enhancements, and expanded capability to operate...

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Filter helps keep contaminants, condensate out of industrial gases

November 11, 2015

Witt has introduced a new version of gas filter 77, certified by BAM (German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) for oxygen service. In addition to removing contaminants from industrial gases, the filter keeps out condensate and protects downstream equipment, the company reports....

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Hand-held dot peen marking system requires no power, air cables

November 9, 2015

Equipment Sales Co., the sales and distribution subsidiary of Rocklin Mfg. Co., offers the FlyMarker® Mini battery-operated, hand-held dot peen marking system. Housed in an ergonomically designed, compact, 6-lb. unit, the tool requires no power or air cables. The unit marks such materials as...

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