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High-solids coating can eliminate need for baking, force-drying of metal parts

February 5, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced PERFORMALOC™ advanced productivity coatings, a new category of cross-linked coatings featuring a proprietary combination of low-VOC resins that cure fast and hard, thus eliminating the need for baking or force-drying of metal parts....

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Robotic tool changer handles payloads to 600 lbs.

February 5, 2015

The new QC-160 robotic tool changer from ATI Industrial Automation has a high moment capacity in a lightweight, compact design. It uses the same locking mechanism as the company’s QC-200 series. The tool changer features internal lock/unlock sensing and five 3/8-NPT and four ½-NPT...

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AC/DC inverter offers modes for GTAW, MMA welding

February 5, 2015

The new Parweld 320A XTI 353 AC/DC inverter is a lightweight, portable machine for production applications. The unit can be used in both AC and DC modes for GTAW or MMA welding. Square-wave AC output and power pulsing help maximize productivity and reduce heat input, the company reports. The AC...

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Protective clothing protects wearer from arcs, flame

February 4, 2015

Magid® has introduced three new products that provide arc-rated and flame-resistant protection. The AR Defense™ relaxed-fit base layer shirts and balaclava address a need for arc-rated protection following revised National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for workplace safety. The...

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System backs up CNC files automatically

February 4, 2015

FANUC America Corp. has introduced FASBacCNC (FOCAS Automation Solution Backup CNC), a network-based backup system for FANUC CNCs. The system automatically backs up CNC files that have been created and customized by the machine tool builder or end user to a remote network server, eliminating...

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Crane diagnostic system allows data access through mobile devices

February 4, 2015

Terex Material Handling has launched a new diagnostics system for crane installations with Demag StatusControl. The system comprises an interface that is integrated into the crane installation, as well as associated software to visualize the status of the crane installation. Users can access all...

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Sheaths protect thermocouples in furnace heating control systems

February 4, 2015

HotRod™ pyrometry sheaths from Morgan Molten Metal Systems protect thermocouples in furnace heating control systems. The pyrometer assemblies are made of an erosion-resistant clay-graphite mix with special plasticity properties, which then is extruded into the proper shape. The pryometer...

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Labels resist chemicals, solvents

February 4, 2015

CILS has introduced CILS-82000S solvent-resistant labels, offering permanent adhesion and resistance to aggressive chemicals and solvents such as acetone, MEK, and hydraulic brake fluids. The computer-printable surface coating allows variable data (serial numbers and bar codes) to be printed in...

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Water-cooled GTAW torch has double-function switch

February 3, 2015

TBi Industries has introduced the XCT 400-W, water-cooled GTAW torch with PrecisionSwitch Dual double-function switch. The new design reduces the number of consumables required. The compact torch includes a new collet design. Its large contact surface provides a constant, reliable current...

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Overhead cranes can be customized

February 3, 2015

Konecranes offers UNITON™ cranes for heavy-duty lifting and process industries. They can be tailored to users’ needs. Standard features include fabricated box end trucks with 90-degree, MCB-type bearing housings. Two-point drum suspension inhibits deflections of the rope drum from causing...

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Improvements made to CAM system

February 3, 2015

Vero Software has made 180 improvements to its Radan CAM system for 2015. The software now creates more compact nests by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet and by better using the middle of the sheet material. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of...

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Hydraulic roller bars assist die change process

February 3, 2015

Hilma offers hydraulic roller bars in pairs or sets to lift the die and provide a roller surface to roll the die in and out during the die change process. For use in standard 1.0625-in. or ASA T-slots, the bars’ hydraulically operated supporting rollers allow simplified movement in line with the...

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Gripper accessory provides increased sensing capability

February 2, 2015

PHD Inc. has released the JC1STP teachable two-position switch mounting kit for its series 8400 and series 190/191 grippers. Mounting kits provide the switch plate with slots for either one or two switches to mount to the bottom surface of the grippers. Using two switches allows sensing of up to...

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Low-manganese, metal-core wire offered

January 30, 2015

Hobart Brothers Co. has expanded its FabCOR® Element™ family of low-manganese wires to include the FabCOR Element 70C6 metal-cored wire. According to the company, extensive testing shows the wire creates among the lowest manganese emissions of similarly classified AWS A5.18 E70C-6 wires in the...

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Tubing provides same hardness and toughness as wear plate

January 30, 2015

SSAB has introduced Hardox Tube 500. It provides the same hardness and toughness as Hardox wear plate, but in circular form. The tubing is suitable for applications that require light weight and high wear resistance. It is available from stock in diameters from 3.5 to 5.24 in. and varying...

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