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3-D printed prototypes available up to 30 by 30 by 30 in.

May 2, 2014

Graphics Systems Corp. provides on-demand 3-D printed parts, allowing engineers and designers to test a product’s form, fit, and function in prototype form. Using Stratasys 3-D printers with fuse deposition modeling and Polyjet technologies, the company builds parts up to 30 by 30 by 30 in. with...

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Small cooler system resists heat, dirt

May 1, 2014

Exair's new small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler® system keeps electrical enclosures cool with 20-degrees-F air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components. The cooling capacity of up to 275 Btu/hr. is suitable for small electrical enclosures with...

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Casters carry up to 8,400 lbs.

April 30, 2014

Hamilton’s 7700 series dual-wheel, solid, pneumatic casters are designed to cushion loads while providing a carrying capacity up to 8,400 lbs./caster. The dual-wheel design doubles the load capacity of the company’s single-wheel 7500 series. A wide stance increases the casters’ stability....

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Industrial washer features adjustable belt flow speeds from 2 to 34 FPM

April 29, 2014

Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has released the CBW 1212-H industrial washer. The redesigned unit has a 12-in. by 12-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. The washer is made for hard-to-clean aftermarket applications, but it can be configured to standard manufacturing applications. Belt...

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Table blaster eliminates need for lower screw auger

April 28, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the redesigned 48T table blaster, which features a wraparound door for simplified access. The unit has been redesigned to eliminate the need for a lower screw auger, and air intake is more aggressive for application of more airflow. The standard wear...

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Stainless steel encoder designed for severe environments

April 24, 2014

Heidenhain offers stainless steel versions of Leine & Linde ISA and IHA 600 series of absolute rotary encoders. Designed to provide motion control and feedback for machines in harsh environments, the encoders are suitable for applications in which they are subjected to saltwater, acids, or other...

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Suspended electromagnets remove tramp metal from conveyed materials

April 21, 2014

Eriez® SE series 7000 suspended electromagnets remove tramp metal from recycled materials, ores, and almost any nonferrous material conveyed in heavy burden depths on flat conveyors or chutes. The company offers 23 magnet sizes, 69 standard models, and hundreds of designs. The air-cooled,...

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Dot peen system makes marks that are readable after coating

April 21, 2014

Equipment Sales Co. offers the Flymarker Pro dot peen marking system. The 10-lb., battery-powered unit is equipped with a strong magnet to create deep, durable markings. According to the company, the markings are readable after a coating process as well. The control unit is installed in the...

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Mobile app aids selection of nontoxic cleaning products

April 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Bio-Circle Cleaner Selector Guide, a mobile app for use with Apple® iOS® devices such as the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, as well as Google® Android™ devices. Available now in multiple languages, the app is designed...

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Automated slurry-blast system has 2-axis gun motion

April 14, 2014

Guyson Corp. has introduced a 72- by 72-in. wet blasting machine with a 1,500-lb.-capacity powered transfer cart and a gun manipulator that moves the blast nozzles vertically and horizontally in a repeatable programmed routine. Designed for wet-blast cleaning, descaling, and prepolish treatment...

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Electro lifting magnets handle loads up to 12,125 lbs.

April 14, 2014

Lightweight Selecto® continuous-duty electro lifting magnets are available from Eriez®. They can be used individually or in multiples to eliminate the need for hooks, slings, and grabs. The magnets are rated at 100 percent duty cycle for continuous operation. A variety of models are...

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Pretreatment technology suited for multimetal treatment in automotive industry

April 10, 2014

Chemetall offers the Gardo®Flex pretreatment system for the automotive industry. Combining conventional zinc-phosphate technology with optimized process components, the multimetal pretreatment system has a number of modules available for the entire process — from cleaning and degreasing...

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Coolant filter delivers extra-fine filtration

April 9, 2014

The patented STAR Filter® from Eriez⪚ HydroFlow® uses a centrifugal pump to draw liquid through a permanent media element with an optional feed of cellulose filter-aid for extra-fine filtration. It typically is installed as a central system with flow rates of more than 250 GPM and...

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Magnetic conveyors convey scrap from stamping presses

April 9, 2014

Belt-free magnetic conveyors from Puritan Magnetics are designed to convey stamping scrap, knockouts, and chips and turnings from lathes, mills, presses, and other metalworking machinery. Internal magnetic assemblies attached to heavy-duty roller chain travel around the inside of the conveyor...

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Ejector system uses energy-efficient technology

April 8, 2014

Piab has updated its piCOMPACT™ line of manifold-mounted ejector systems based on energy-efficient COAX® technology. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the usage rate of the compressed air, the ejectors help reduce energy consumption. Products in the line are suitable for...

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