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Enhancements added to cloud-based application for manufacturing sector

December 3, 2013

KeyedIn™ Solutions has launched a new, enhanced version of KeyedIn Manufacturing, its 100 percent cloud-based application designed for the manufacturing sector. New features include enhanced reporting functionality, serial tracking, lot tracking, and backflushing labor and materials. Designed...

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SPC resource kit aids evaluation of real-time statistical data systems

November 27, 2013

Hertzler Systems Inc. offers a free download of its Easy SPC resource kit. The kit helps business leaders evaluate, plan, and implement real-time statistical data systems to help increase throughput, profitability, and quality, as well as reduce costs, the company states. Outlining the best...

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Visual Kanban boards aid inventory management - TheFabricator.com

Visual Kanban boards aid inventory management

November 27, 2013

Magnatag offers visual kanban CardView® boards to help manufacturers coordinate inventories and lean workflow. The boards are available in five formats: Next-Job, Build-Board, Job-Load, To-Do, and On-Hand. Each board comes in six sizes and includes kanban cards in 17 colors, card-printing...

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E-courses highlight testing methods to evaluate welds

November 26, 2013

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has added two new e-courses to its lineup of online courses. The Destructive Testing Methods online course concentrates on methods used to evaluate welds by performing tests and determining the weld defects. It contains seven video segments totaling a run...

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Shelving system comes in preconfigured, build-your-own styles

November 26, 2013

Shure Mfg. offers ShurHold shelving systems. They are available in preconfigured packages with five widths, three depths, and two heights, or in a build-your-own system with two widths, three depths, and two heights. Starter and add-on units are available in 36- and 48-in. width increments....

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Open ceiling fans keep air moving in manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

Open ceiling fans keep air moving in manufacturing operations

November 21, 2013

Zoo Products offers two models of open ceiling fans. The variable-speed axial fans are designed with seven curved, serrated blades with winglets. They are available in off-white or black fire-resistant, UV-treated plastic housings. Both 115 and 230 V are offered. The H30 is designed for ceiling...

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Guidelines show how to achieve new levels of process control for parts cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Guidelines show how to achieve new levels of process control for parts cleaning

November 21, 2013

The Professional Association for Industrial Parts Cleaning (FiT) has prepared guidelines for achieving new levels of process control to ensure quality in industrial parts cleaning. Emphasis is placed on quality control based on the interdependency of component cleanliness and process parameters....

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Brochure highlights dust collectors - TheFabricator.com

Brochure highlights dust collectors

November 21, 2013

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has released a brochure showcasing its dust collectors. Photos and illustrations show how the units help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and other manufacturing pollutants. The brochure also includes specifications to help users determine the correct...

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Robotic welding system designed for education, training - TheFabricator.com

Robotic welding system designed for education, training

November 5, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Swift Arc™ ML (mobile learning) system, a pre-engineered, fully contained robotic welding system for education and training. The system is designed to demonstrate, develop, and teach proper welding techniques, robot programming, and...

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Portable area lights enable true color perception - TheFabricator.com

Portable area lights enable true color perception

November 5, 2013

Air Systems Intl. Inc. has introduced the Air Light-II™ portable area lighting system. It is designed with a stable platform; IP68-rated light heads; and a 12-VDC sealed, 35-amp-hour AGM lead acid battery for use in any weather condition. The Dual model provides 1,800 lumens of light,...

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CNC digitizing canned cycle introduced

October 31, 2013

Diversified Machine Systems has introduced a simplified CNC digitizing canned cycle developed by Fagor Automation. Designed to reduce digitizing setup time, the cycle allows the operator to set up the CNC machine center in a few minutes for digitizing simple or complex parts by using a single...

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Programming simplified on milling machine CNC - TheFabricator.com

Programming simplified on milling machine CNC

October 28, 2013

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWR G2 CNC for milling machines. According to the manufacturer, the control is simple and easy to operate for vertical knee mills while maintaining the same power as its MILLPWR predecessor. Programming is done via plain language user prompts accompanied...

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Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum crane reduces rolling resistance

October 24, 2013

Konecranes offers the XA aluminum workstation lifting system. Designed for use in industries such as automotive, the lightweight crane handles low loads up to 2.2 tons. Features include modular design, high structural stiffness, small rolling resistance, and quiet operation. Coupled with the...

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System simplifies time and attendance recordkeeping, job costing

October 23, 2013

CheckMate JobData from Dynamic Systems is a time and attendance and job costing system for small to midsized companies. The bar code on an employee's badge is scanned at the beginning and end of the shift, and at any time in between when the employee changes jobs or departments. The system keeps...

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