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High-capacity mother carts deliver machined parts

June 12, 2014

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new gantry-style mother cart that moves three daughter basket carts totaling up to 3,000 lbs. The daughter carts are rolled onto a gas spring-controlled drop ramp from either side of the mother. Mother carts feature reverse coupled caster steering for...

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Optical sensor signals when fastener-installation press’s safety is set properly

June 12, 2014

PennEngineering® has added an optical sensor feature to its PEMSERTER® Series 4® press for installing self-clinching fasteners. The Optical Sensor Indicator (OSI) has been integrated as standard into the built-in point-of-operation safety of the press to signal when the safety is set properly...

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Toolkit provides color, texture advice for appliance, electronics manufacturers

June 12, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Trendcast Styling Directions 2014, a portable toolkit created to help designers of appliances, outdoor furniture, electronics, and recreational equipment to identify trends in colors, textures, and surfaces for the next two years....

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Modular clamp bends to hold parts at any angle

June 12, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the new Third Hand modular clamp. The fully articulated, fully adjustable clamp holds parts in any position for hands-free access during tack welding, cutting, grinding, sanding, and painting. Two smooth ball joints in the clamp allow the user to rotate the...

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Zinc phosphate coating suitable for applications up to 1,400 degrees F

June 11, 2014

The MICROLOK® MZN finish from Birchwood Technologies is a fine-grained zinc phosphate coating for corrosion protection of iron and steel components. It provides protection up to 1,400 degrees F for high-heat applications such as brake components. The patented coating is a 20-min. process that...

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Thick-turret insert slitting die punches close to clamps

June 11, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the VERSADIE™ thick-turret insert slitting die for D and E stations. According to the company, the die punches close to the clamps to reduce material cost and waste for slitting operations, and it allows users to replace die inserts without replacing the...

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Steam generators designed for cleaning metal surfaces before powder coating, painting

June 11, 2014

Electro-Steam Generator Corp. offers the LB series steam generators for the coatings industry. They are designed for precleaning and iron phosphating of metal surfaces before powder coating or painting. The generators are available in nine models designed for different part sizes and production...

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Grinder rest stores hand-held grinders within reach

June 11, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced a new grinder rest for tabletop or table-edge storage of hand-held (4.5- or 5-in.) grinders. The compact rest holds the grinder, wrench, and spare discs. A cable wrap hook allows safe storage of the grinder’s electrical cord. The spare disc hook keeps discs...

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Cut-resistant gloves feature foamed nitrile coating for good wet, dry grip

June 10, 2014

Galeton has introduced #11929 Galeton RESIST™ cut-resistant HPPE gloves with foamed nitrile coating. The durable, flexible gloves are suitable for handling sharp, oily objects. According to the company, the full coating of foamed nitrile provides a good wet or dry grip and a comfortable feel,...

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Aluminum GMAW push-pull welding system targets truck trailer manufacturing

June 10, 2014

The POWER MIG® 350MP Trailer Manufacturing One-Pak™ from Lincoln Electric provides push-pull wire feeding capability for trailer manufacturing sheet metal applications. The multiprocess package includes a Magnum® PRO AL air-cooled, push-pull gun; aluminum drive roll kits; SuperGlaze 5356...

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Variable-height rest made for use with modular welding tables

June 10, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the BuildPro™ variable-height rest. It is adjusted by hand with the turn of a knurled band for control in very small height adjustments. The adjustable rest can be inserted into any fixturing hole on the manufacturer’s modular welding table surface for use...

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Wire feeder designed for GMAW

June 10, 2014

EWM AG offers the drive 4X wire feeder for GMAW. Each wire feed roller is driven by its own cogwheel. The four cogwheels are interlocked with the drive shaft, causing the wire feed rollers to run synchronously. The driving shafts of the four wire feed rollers, which are 1.46 in. dia., are...

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Machining center handles tube diameters up to 3.15 in.

June 9, 2014

BLM Group USA offers the EM80, a combined automatic sawing and CNC end machining center for tube and bar processing. The machine performs cutting, chamfering, facing, boring, threading, and profiling of tube and bar. The system handles tube diameters from 0.39 to 3.15 in. with wall thicknesses...

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GMAW guns are custom-built by users

June 9, 2014

Bernard has announced the availability of Best of the Best (BTB) Platform GMAW guns. Users build the semiautomatic, air-cooled GMAW guns by choosing from an expanded list of features from the legacy Bernard Q-Gun™, S-Gun™, and T-Gun™ GMAW gun lines. The company has consolidated the top...

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Water-based coatings made for metallic coating lines

June 9, 2014

PPG Industries has published an informational guide about ENVIRON® MCL environmentally friendly, water-based coatings for application on metallic coating lines over GALVALUME®-coated sheet steel and hot-dipped galvanized metal. The permanent coatings offer UV protection and corrosion...

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