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Membrane dryer’s four-stage prefiltration produces ultradry air

October 1, 2015

The WNA AMD-035 membrane dryer from Walmec North America has a four-stage prefiltration to produce ultraclean, ultradry air for compressed-air applications. The first- and second-stage filters remove moisture, liquids, dust, rust, and scale to 5 microns. An automatic float drain under the...

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Water-soluble antispatter spray protects parts during welding

September 30, 2015

Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite® SF 7909™ antispatter. This temporary coating is sprayed onto parts before welding to reduce the deposit of spatter onto unpainted metal. The spray does not affect weld reliability and does not need to dry before welding, so parts can move immediately to the...

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Degreaser breaks down oil while maintaining VOC compliance

September 30, 2015

WD-40 Co. has introduced WD-40® Specialist® industrial-strength degreaser. Featuring PowerSolve Technology™, a solvent that breaks down grease, oil, and dirt quickly, the degreaser works on a variety of surfaces. The product’s Smart Straw® sprays as a pinpoint stream when flipped up or...

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Digital platform provides control and access to tool information

September 29, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced ONE-KEY™, a digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating tool electronics with a custom-built cloud-based program, the platform provides control and access to information that will change the way users interact with their tools, according to the company....

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External-mix atomizing nozzles positively stop liquid flow

September 25, 2015

Exair offers atomizing spray nozzles that mix liquid and air outside the nozzle and allow the air and liquid flows to be adjusted independently. The new, patent-pending, no-drip external-mix atomizing spray nozzles positively stop liquid flow when compressed air is shut off. The nozzles are...

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Brochure showcases fabricating equipment, welding systems

September 22, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. has released a 16-page brochure that highlights its automated workstations, automated assembly and fabricating systems, workholding and tooling, precision machining, friction spin welding, and refill friction stir spot welding equipment. Each product area in the brochure...

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Antispatter protects weld nozzles, parts, tooling

September 21, 2015

American Weldquip has introduced a new formulation of its Quip-Mist nozzle antispatter. The environmentally friendly product reduces or eliminates spatter retention on weld nozzles, parts, and tooling. According to the company, the antispatter helps to extend the life of consumables, reduce...

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CNC machine simulation software enhanced

September 14, 2015

CGTech has released version 7.4 of its Vericut CNC machine simulation software. Nearly 500 enhancements and changes have been made to this version to help enable faster processing speeds, longer tool life, and improved part quality. New features added to the user interface help simplify common user...

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Press safeguard prevents catastrophic crashes

September 14, 2015

Advanced Machine and Eng. Co. offers the Sitema Safety Catcher, which helps foolproof presses from catastrophic crash while allowing the operator to optimize the stroke for any part size. The unit meets the requirements of CEN and CSA safety standards. A cylinder rod is mounted to the top of the...

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Industrial gas regulator maintains consistent inlet pressures to equipment

September 10, 2015

Marsh Bellofram Corp. has introduced the Type T99 industrial gas pressure-reducing regulator. The regulator helps maintain consistent inlet pressures to downstream equipment, allowing for control of distribution system pressures, even with widely varying flow rates and supply pressures. This also...

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Warehouse execution system module controls product routing

September 8, 2015

Intelligrated® has enhanced its Route Manager software module with simplified configurability, a new user interface and experience, and support for multiple operating systems and databases. The updated module is a foundational component of the company’s warehouse execution system, working in...

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Wipes purify vital work surfaces

September 8, 2015

Aquasol Corp. offers EZ Wipes multipurpose industrial cleaning wipes. Now available in single-pack format, these lightweight, compact wipes fit in toolboxes and pockets. Although commonly used in the welding industry to prepare pipe surfaces for pure welds, the wipes also can be used to clean...

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Positioner offers total access to weldments, assemblies

September 3, 2015

ALM Positioners offers the MHL1P, a 3-axis, single-column, 6,000-lb.-capacity positioner that requires no special foundation. Suitable for situations in which total product access is needed, it features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 40 sec.; a 4-HP, column-mount hydraulic unit with pendant-controlled...

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Personal air breathing unit delivers grade D breathable air

September 2, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the P-20 personal air breathing unit, which works with the existing filtered compressed air supply. The unit provides grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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Air filter removes contaminants down to 0.01 micron

September 2, 2015

The 0.01-micron SuperStar filter from Walmec North America is designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air, removing any vapors and contaminants down to 0.01 micron. The four-stage filtration system has flow ranges of 50, 75, or 100 SCFM. It can handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. The...

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