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Applications laboratories help users find suitable production processes

October 19, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc., Monrovia, Calif., offers a range of fully equipped applications laboratories focused on developing and enhancing production processes for manufacturability. Customers send their samples to the laboratory for a free process development consultation, and the company’s...

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Gas technology app adds inert gas adviser

October 19, 2015

Witt has released a new version of the free iGASES for Android® and iOS® that answers in more detail users’ questions on technical gases and their use. The inert gas adviser provides users with a recommendation for the appropriate gas composition. The gas lexicon contains the most important...

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Manual power clamp designed for prototype fixtures

October 15, 2015

De-Sta-Co offers the new 52H-3E series individualized, adjustable manual power clamps for prototype fixtures. Available in two sizes—50 and 63—they have a completely closed aluminum housing that protects the inner mechanical parts from weld splatters. The opening angle is adjustable from 0...

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Dot peen marker features visual layout function

October 15, 2015

Kwik Mark Inc. has introduced a preprogrammed dot peen marker with iTeach™ visual layout function. The technology eliminates the requirement for prints, part dimensions, measuring and layout tools, and programming experience. The user jogs the machine using the marking tip as a pointer to...

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Portable system filters industrial fluids

October 15, 2015

The Kaman Distribution Group has introduced the Kaman Filter Cart, a portable filter system for many varieties of industrial fluids, including lubricants, quenching fluids, coolants, synthetic oils, and petroleum-based fluids. The cart can filter out contaminant particles to 4 microns without...

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Locking tools employ patent-pending adjustment system

October 13, 2015

Milwaukee® Tool has introduced locking pliers and locking C-clamps that feature a patent-pending Torque Lock™ system for adjusting the size of the gripping jaws while secured to material. According to the company, this gives the user the ability to produce maximum locking force with a quick,...

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Foot warmers offer seven hours of warmth

October 6, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced N-Ferno® disposable foot warmers (model 6995). The disposable, one-size-fits-all foot warming pack provides additional heat inside footwear. Workers activate the foot warmers by opening the pack. The all-natural ingredients heat up quickly as soon as they come in contact...

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Caster designed to reduce operator fatigue

October 6, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. has unveiled the Swivel on Swivel (SoS) caster, designed with two kingpinless, maintenance-free swivel section rigs to help reduce operator fatigue. The caster reduces the amount of force needed to turn and maneuver a cart and to start rolling a cart when all the wheels are...

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Co-extrusion crosshead for irrigation tubing offers two-stage clamping

October 1, 2015

Guill Tool has introduced series 824, a co-extrusion crosshead designed for irrigation tubing with an emitter tool. Manufactured from stainless steel, the crosshead features balanced flow design with spiral technology that helps improve flow characteristics at all extruder speeds. Dual feed...

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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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