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Guidelines show how to achieve new levels of process control for parts cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Guidelines show how to achieve new levels of process control for parts cleaning

November 21, 2013

The Professional Association for Industrial Parts Cleaning (FiT) has prepared guidelines for achieving new levels of process control to ensure quality in industrial parts cleaning. Emphasis is placed on quality control based on the interdependency of component cleanliness and process parameters....

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Brochure highlights dust collectors - TheFabricator.com

Brochure highlights dust collectors

November 21, 2013

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has released a brochure showcasing its dust collectors. Photos and illustrations show how the units help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and other manufacturing pollutants. The brochure also includes specifications to help users determine the correct...

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Robotic welding system designed for education, training - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding system designed for education, training

November 5, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Swift Arc™ ML (mobile learning) system, a pre-engineered, fully contained robotic welding system for education and training. The system is designed to demonstrate, develop, and teach proper welding techniques, robot programming, and...

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Portable area lights enable true color perception - TheFabricator.com

Portable area lights enable true color perception

November 5, 2013

Air Systems Intl. Inc. has introduced the Air Light-II™ portable area lighting system. It is designed with a stable platform; IP68-rated light heads; and a 12-VDC sealed, 35-amp-hour AGM lead acid battery for use in any weather condition. The Dual model provides 1,800 lumens of light,...

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CNC digitizing canned cycle introduced

October 31, 2013

Diversified Machine Systems has introduced a simplified CNC digitizing canned cycle developed by Fagor Automation. Designed to reduce digitizing setup time, the cycle allows the operator to set up the CNC machine center in a few minutes for digitizing simple or complex parts by using a single...

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Programming simplified on milling machine CNC - TheFabricator.com

Programming simplified on milling machine CNC

October 28, 2013

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWR G2 CNC for milling machines. According to the manufacturer, the control is simple and easy to operate for vertical knee mills while maintaining the same power as its MILLPWR predecessor. Programming is done via plain language user prompts accompanied...

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Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance

October 24, 2013

Konecranes offers the XA aluminum workstation lifting system. Designed for use in industries such as automotive, the lightweight crane handles low loads up to 2.2 tons. Features include modular design, high structural stiffness, small rolling resistance, and quiet operation. Coupled with the...

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System simplifies time and attendance recordkeeping, job costing

October 23, 2013

CheckMate JobData from Dynamic Systems is a time and attendance and job costing system for small to midsized companies. The bar code on an employee's badge is scanned at the beginning and end of the shift, and at any time in between when the employee changes jobs or departments. The system keeps...

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System controls airflow in dust collectors - TheFabricator.com

System controls airflow in dust collectors

October 23, 2013

Keller USA's ProFix is a modular option for centralized or cell dust and mist collection systems. With a rapidly shutting damper, the unit readjusts automatically to any airflow variations inside the system. Maximum and minimum airflow parameters can be set individually, with gradual adjustment...

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Rotary encoder employs Profibus communications - TheFabricator.com

Rotary encoder employs Profibus communications

October 22, 2013

Heidenhain offers Leine & Linde's new version of a rotary encoder supporting condition monitoring systems. The model 862, which incorporates the Profibus DP communication interface, is a heavy-duty incremental encoder for tough motion control environments, such as those in the steel and wind...

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Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths - TheFabricator.com

Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths

October 21, 2013

OMAX® Corp. has introduced Intelli-MAX® 20 intuitive control software that automatically optimizes the tool paths of the company's abrasive waterjet systems. The new automatic tool path planning engine in the software improves the artificial intelligence of the waterjets, creating less...

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Manufacturing execution management software digitizes paper-based processe

October 17, 2013

GE Intelligent Platforms has introduced Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete (PfMD) manufacturing execution management software. It provides digitized standard operating procedures, advanced dispatch capabilities, and structured capture of quality data to support real-time decision-making and...

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Dust collectors designed for high-volume air cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Dust collectors designed for high-volume air cleaning

October 17, 2013

Large-capacity dust collectors from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems provide high-volume air cleaning to control process dust and powders. A modular design allows multiple units to be bolted together to handle large air cleaning requirements or to accommodate future facility expansion. The dust...

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Sheet metal forming software designed for digital planning, validation - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal forming software designed for digital planning, validation

October 14, 2013

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has introduced AutoFormplus R5 software for sheet metal forming. It provides a variety of features for digital planning and validation of sheet metal processes and parts. New section plots allow for results to be charted along selected geometry sections, and a newly developed...

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