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Lift trucks offered

February 16, 2016

Big Lift LLC has introduced two new lift truck models: the Big Joe PDSR walkie reach truck with power steering and the J2 Joey low-level order picker. The walkie reach truck has a 3,000-lb. load capacity with lift heights available up to 157 in. It includes power steering; side-shift; integral...

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Technology enables integration of 3-D metal printing in full production environments

February 16, 2016

Fonon Corp. has unveiled Bulk-To-Shape technology, which the company says enables manufacturers to integrate 3-D metal printing into full production environments. This technology provides a cost-effective method for developing application-specific 3-D metal printing tools, says the...

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Software delivers automated quotations

February 11, 2016

Bermo Inc. has released F.R.E.D. (First-of-its-kind Rapid Estimate Delivery) quotation software, offering automated quotations to the OEM customer base. The program, created in-house, links the user’s CAD models to Bermo's manufacturing processes: laser cutting, metal stamping, forming,...

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Inline part marking system suitable for automated production lines

February 11, 2016

The new M4 Inline from Dapra Marking Systems is a turnkey inline, direct part marking system for industrial traceability. The system eliminates the need for additional vision identification and control equipment, making it suitable for use in automated production lines and custom-engineered...

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Nesting software connects SOLIDWORKS 3D Design to manufacturing

February 10, 2016

Geometric Ltd. has released NESTINGWorks™ 2016 3-D nesting software for nesting layouts of SOLIDWORKS® parts and assemblies automatically for production. This application is integrated within SOLIDWORKS 2016 software, enabling automated nesting of flat or 3-D part or assembly models made from...

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Twin-stacked conveyor arrangement grabs, compacts chips

February 9, 2016

The MunchMan® II chip and scrap removal conveyor has been introduced by Jorgensen Conveyors Inc. The unit employs a twin-stacked conveyor arrangement at the lower curve and through the incline and chip discharge of the system. The primary and secondary belts run in opposite directions to grab...

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Turnkey packages prewired for plasma, laser cutting

February 8, 2016

Osai has introduced CNC turnkey prewired packaged systems for CNC plasma cutting, laser cutting, and milling. The packages are completely digital, with Ethercat servo drives and brushless motors (230 or 400 V) that are prewired and configured for plasma, oxyfuel, and laser cutting systems; milling...

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Ceramic centering pins for welding withstand extreme mechanical stress

February 8, 2016

Doceram has expanded its Cerazur line of centering pins made of blue ceramic. The pins, used to fix the sheets and assemblies in automated welding lines, have a service life that is up to 40 times longer than hardened metal pins, according to the company. The ceramic material, made of...

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Tower storage system available in three designs

February 8, 2016

Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG offers the Unitower tower storage system in three designs: Unitower for the storage of bar materials; Unitower B for sheet metal, flat products, and containers; and Unitower C, a compact universal store for bars and sheets. The modular systems are available as...

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Document linking added to order control software

February 8, 2016

The latest release of Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) includes a new document linking feature, designed to help reduce the shop floor paper trail and provide a single location for accessing relevant documents. Staff can drag and drop any type and quantity of files onto a component or assembly...

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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Sample needle added to gas analyzer

February 4, 2016

Witt has updated its PA 7.0 gas analyzer for monitoring protective and shielding gases in metal processing. Featuring permanent inline gas monitoring, the new model also can perform random sample analysis using a sample needle. Three different measuring cells are available for the analyzer:...

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Compressed air filter works at point of use

February 3, 2016

The 5 Micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America is a two-stage filter that removes liquids, oils, and other contaminants. Designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use, it is available in sizes with flow ranges of 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250...

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SPC software helps make data more accessible

February 3, 2016

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its GainSeeker® Suite SPC software. The new release makes disparate manufacturing data more accessible and actionable, states the company. The platform contains applications for overall equipment efficiency (OEE), SPC, defect management,...

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Air breathing system works with existing compressed air supply

February 3, 2016

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which it says complies with the OSHA requirement for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the onboard...

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