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Maintenance-free casters keep grease in, contaminants out

August 6, 2015

Hamilton Caster has introduced the Spinfinity™ line of heavy-duty, maintenance-free casters. The casters’ swivel, kingpinless construction features a completely enclosed, CNC-machined, large internal seal made from nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) inside the swivel assembly. With no outside...

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Program simplifies filter selection for hydraulic applications

August 6, 2015

Bosch Rexroth has developed Filter Select, a filter-sizing program that allows users to input various parameters such as fluid type, fluid viscosity, system temperature, and micron rating to evaluate the pressure drop across its filters. The program can be used to easily determine the appropriate...

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Caster models app has built-in, configurable 3-D CAD

August 5, 2015

Colson Group USA, a manufacturer of caster and wheel products, has launched the Caster CAD 3D mobile app. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the app, designed for iOS devices, allows users to configure, preview, and download digital caster models and eliminates the need for bulky paper catalogs....

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Cost estimating software enhanced with 3-D CAD feature recognition

August 5, 2015

MTI Systems Inc. has launched Costimator® Version 14. Enhancements in this latest version of the cost estimating software include 3DFX, an automated feature recognition function (AFR); enhanced cost models; and new cost/profit report and SQL Server 2014 compatibility. The AFR add-on recognizes...

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Energy-saving powertrain parts cleaner requires no compressed air

August 5, 2015

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCVac, a dry cleaning system for powertrain components that does not use compressed air. According to the company, the system also provides significant energy savings and requires minimal working chamber maintenance. Using vacuum suction technology, the equipment...

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System produces breathable air from existing air compressor

July 30, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers its Quality Air Breathing Systems to help users comply with the OSHA requirements for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the on-board...

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Water-cooling equipment updated

July 30, 2015

Systems Spray-Cooled™ has updated its line of nonpressurized, nonevaporative water-cooling equipment for the global metal and mineral industries. The equipment uses an arrangement of patented water spray nozzles to cool furnace roofs and other surfaces at atmospheric pressure. Updates include...

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Rotary table washer redesigned

July 30, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the newly redesigned RW7272 parts washer. It features a 25-HP, reservoir-mounted, vertical centrifugal pump that provides about 250-GPM capacity at about 105 PSI. The pump has no bearings, seals, or gaskets to replace. The rotating work basket measures...

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Compressed air filter facilitates point-of-use filtration

July 30, 2015

The 5-micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America provides point-of-use filtration of liquids, oils, and other contaminants. The two-stage filter is available with flows from 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings of up to 250 PSI. It is suitable for applications including surface...

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Accessories help extend reamer life

July 29, 2015

Tregaskiss offers several accessories for the TOUGH GUN™ TT3 reamer that can help extend the unit’s life. A dedicated motor lubricator is available, factory-set for optimal pneumatic oil lubrication. Suitable for damp environments, it extends the warranty of a new reamer, or it can be...

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Water saver reduces water on factory floor during welding tip loss

July 27, 2015

Rocon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Flow Monitors Inc., has introduced the DeltaPoint® Drawback, a water saver with an added air cylinder for resistance welders that is designed to reduce water on plant floors during cap replacement. The water saver monitors tip loss by comparing...

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Waterproof connectors withstand harsh environments

July 27, 2015

Mencom Corp. offers a variety of waterproof connectors rated from IP44 to IP68. In the IP (ingress protection) rating, the first digit represents the protection rating against solid foreign objects such as dusts. The second digit represents the protection against the ingress of liquids. Typical...

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Catalog highlights products for conserving compressed air

July 24, 2015

Exair has released Catalog 28, a 192-page technical guide that highlights products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, and coating applications. The catalog includes products to help companies conserve compressed air, reduce noise, and eliminate dead-end pressures....

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Inflatable pipe stoppers simplify pipe blocking for purging

July 23, 2015

The Pipestoppers® division of HFT® has introduced standard and nonstandard inflatable stoppers for tubes, pipes, pipework fabrications, and ductwork. They help simplify routine maintenance or the blocking of pipes for purging. The stoppers can provide a strong barrier in pipelines to prevent...

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Fume extraction system connects to capturing elements or external systems

July 17, 2015

ULT AG has introduced the LAS 160 laser fume and dust extraction and filtration system. The low-noise device can be equipped with suitable capturing elements such as hoods and extraction arms, or it can be connected to external systems for automated operation via a D-Sub interface. The system...

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