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Welding Gas

Welding gas cylinder blast system designed for fast processing

January 28, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released its redesigned GC111-A welding gas cylinder shotblaster. This unit uses the PowerMax center-fed blast wheel for fast processing and an optimized impact angle to the foot ring of acetylene bottles and the concave ends of oxygen cylinders. It...

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Educational resource kit

Educational resource kits address factory automation, hydraulics

January 22, 2014

Educational resource kits are available from Bosch Rexroth for machine builders, systems integrators, and manufacturing end users. They provide case studies, technical papers, software tools, and web resources for factory automation, mechatronics, hydraulics, packaging and printing, and mobile...

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High efficiency filtration system

High-efficiency filtration system removes fumes with reduced energy costs

January 21, 2014

Airflow Systems Inc. offers the TH-280 series industrial air filtration system, designed to provide high-efficiency, ambient filtration in manufacturing and processing environments. Offering airflow up to 6,500 CFM, it operates at 74 dBA with a 5-HP motor/blower. The TH-280V model has a...

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Elastomeric adhesives

Elastomeric adhesives coat and seal seams on most metals

January 15, 2014

Henkel Corp. has introduced two silane-modified polymer adhesives, Teroson® MS 930™ and Teroson MS 939™, designed for elastic bonding, coating, and seam and joint sealing on most metal, plastic, and composite substrates. These flexible elastomeric adhesives provide...

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Gas fired belt conveyor

Gas-fired belt conveyor oven preheats steel parts

January 15, 2014

Grieve has produced No. 956, a gas-fired, 800-degrees-F belt conveyor oven currently used for preheating steel parts at a customer's facility. Workspace dimensions are 30 by 108 by 39 in. The modulating natural gas burner heats the unit with 400,000 Btu/hr., while a 4,200-CFM, 3-HP...

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Lubricating system distributes high-viscosity lubricants at up to 500 PSI

January 10, 2014

Industrial Innovations has introduced the Pro-Mix model to its Spra-Rite lubricant proportional mixing machines. They blend synthetic, semisynthetic, and emulsified lubricants at multiple dilution ratios. The machines feature a new controls package that can run single or multiple machines and...

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Recruiter helps manufacturers fill technical positions

January 9, 2014

Prevue HR Systems acts as an extension of a manufacturing company's human resources department by providing turnkey hiring of technical personnel. Using an automated online hiring system and consulting services, the firm helps HR professionals evaluate candidates and fill key positions. The...

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Bearing racks hold up to 75 lbs. per cradle

January 9, 2014

Durham Mfg. offers two new bearing racks made of cold-rolled steel. Each unit has six full-panel cradles holding up to 75 lbs. each. When fully extended, the cradles allow the compartment box to be opened beyond a 90-degree angle to prevent accidental closure. The racks have a positive closure...

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Reels feature re-engineered fluid path

January 9, 2014

Coxreels® has introduced an entirely re-engineered fluid path on the 1195 series reels. The reels now come standard with an inline swivel and a remodeled, low-profile outlet riser offering full-flow characteristics and an increased operating-pressure range. Featuring a one-piece, all-welded...

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Machine communication device features 1-ms signal capture interval

January 7, 2014

Spectrum CNC Technologies™ has announced the release of the WiBox™ 1.5 wireless (or wired) machine data collection and bidirectional CNC machine communication device. It supports all the features of its predecessor, but now can capture machine signal intervals as small as 1 ms. The...

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Software allows real-time information sharing across entire company - TheFabricator.com

Software allows real-time information sharing across entire company

December 12, 2013

Lantek has introduced Lantek Factory software. Information sharing in real time is at the heart of the concept, working from a common database across the whole company. The sales team can prepare quotations and deliver them in minutes, producing accurate pricing from live information about...

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Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance

December 11, 2013

Permanent magnetic chip and parts conveyors from Eriez® move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The units are designed for operator safety and low maintenance. Besides an externally mounted drive motor, the conveyors are self-contained, with a...

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CNC machine simulation, optimization software features changes to user interaction - TheFabricator.com

CNC machine simulation, optimization software features changes to user interaction

December 11, 2013

CGTech offers version 7.3 of VERICUT® CNC machine simulation and optimization software. Changes to how users interact with the software help improve workflow, the company reports. The customizable interface features all-new icons, user-selectable color themes, and optional display of every...

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Software automates BOM data conversion

December 4, 2013

Exact JobBOSS has announced the release of the JobBOSS BOM Import, which automates the process of entering BOM data into production requirements. The software captures data from a single or multilevel BOM structure and imports it into JobBOSS to create quotes and jobs. In addition, assemblies and...

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Shop floor management software includes mobile access, extended quality integration

December 4, 2013

Exact JobBOSS has announced its release of version 11.7 for small to medium-sized manufacturing and distribution companies. It includes a mobile app that brings real-time job status, from quoting through production and shipping, to shop owners at any time and anywhere, even outside the office. The...

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