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Robotic nozzle-cleaning station integrates in digital controls infrastructure

May 11, 2016

Tregaskiss has introduced its new TOUGH GUN™ TT3E reamer, a robotic nozzle-cleaning station with digital Ethernet communications to integrate into users’ digital controls infrastructure. The reamer eliminates the need for an analog switch and reduces cabling requirements within the robotic...

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Hardfacing wire creates no hazardous chromium byproducts

May 11, 2016

Eutectic has introduced BoroTec 600 Cr-Free, which it says is the hardest wire with no hazardous chromium byproducts that can be used in a range of steel components subject to severe abrasion or erosion by mineral particles, sand, rocks, and gravel. The wire is engineered with boron carbides in...

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Pipe coupon cutting machine designed for training facilities

May 10, 2016

The PCC-1 pipe coupon cutting machine from Bug-O Systems is a cost-effective model suitable for welding schools and training facilities. It cuts pipe to a desired length or bevels the edges of pipe for weld prep. The machine features a self-centering speed chuck, capable of gripping up to...

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Industrial wire feeder offers flexible configurations

May 10, 2016

Lincoln Electric®’s new Flex Feed® 84 industrial wire feeder handles long conduit runs with large-diameter wires up to 3/32 in. or cored wires up to 0.120 in. The modular-design feeder comes in single-bench, dual-bench, and boom-mount configurations that can be converted as workspace...

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Rubber blasting tape conforms to curved surfaces

May 9, 2016

BT100-SH series rubber blasting tape from Caplugs is suitable for shot-peening processes such as plastic media blasts and dry strip paint removal, especially in the aerospace, industrial, and automotive fields. The rubber tape conforms to curved and unusually shaped surfaces to protect sensitive...

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CAD/CAM/CNC available on thermal cutting machine

May 9, 2016

Koike Aronson has introduced the FlashCut Titanium CAD/CAM/CNC system for its Monograph Extreme thermal cutting machine. The control provides 2-D drawing, nesting and cutting, and toolpath creation with lead-ins and -outs. The all-in-one console has 8-amp advanced microstepping technology, as...

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Large-capacity wire drums minimize spool exchanges in GMAW

May 9, 2016

voestalpine Böhler Welding offers welding wires in cardboard drums with contents from 550 to 1,100 lbs. They help reduce GMAW downtime by minimizing spool exchanges, especially in mechanized and robotic operations. Drums are offered for non- and low-alloyed wire grades, stainless, aluminum,...

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Flexible safety glasses available with lenses for cutting, brazing

May 9, 2016

ArcOne has introduced the 3000 series safety glasses. The flexible glasses provide full eye and side coverage. Lens colors vary from clear to mirrored; IR3 and IR5 lenses also are available for cutting and...

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Dual-column, large-capacity band saws made for high-production applications

May 6, 2016

DoALL® has added two large-capacity, dual-column, semiautomatic band saws to its Continental Series™ product line. The DC-1100SA offers semiautomatic capacities on rectangles at 43.3 by 43.3 in., and the DC-1700SA has a rectangle capacity of 67 by 51.2 in. Both horizontal band saws are...

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Flatness sensor made for strip processing, cut-to-length lines

May 6, 2016

Shapeline AB has released the VeriFlat® flatness sensor for standard applications in steel and metal strip processing and cut-to-length lines. The gauge measures flatness data, crossbow, I-units, width, and off-center. It is precalibrated, communicates via Ethernet, and has an analog output for...

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Carbide-roll burnishing tools produce mirror-like surface finish

May 6, 2016

Monaghan Tooling Group offers carbide-roll burnishing tools from Elliott Tool Technology that produce a mirror-like surface finish while eliminating secondary operations and machining setups. The rolls help improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 20...

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Channel punching system makes up to 15 holes in single machine cycle

May 5, 2016

Multicyl Inc. offers a channel punching system that can punch up to 15 holes and two side notches in a single machine cycle. Hole positions and quantities are adjustable, and tooling changeover to accommodate different rails or channels is simple, states the manufacturer. All three channel...

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Electric stroke controls added to ironworker

May 5, 2016

Scotchman Industries has introduced the 5014-ET, a 50-ton, three-station turret hydraulic ironworker. The unit, based on the 5014-TM ironworker, now is equipped with standard electric stroke control to help improve accuracy. The electric stroke eliminates almost all moving parts that exist in a...

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Two-speed magnetic drill offers LED light in magnet base

May 5, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the HMD917 portable magnetic drill. Its power-to-weight ratio gives metal fabricators the strength and torque required to drill large, deep holes in steel. A new pilot LED light is built into the base of the magnet to help the operator line up the pilot with the...

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Mini blackening system suitable for coating small quantities of metal parts

May 5, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers the PRESTO BLACK® BK-1 mini room-temperature blackening system. It imparts corrosion and galling protection on small quantities of iron and steel parts. The 15-min. process produces a nearly nondimensional coating of less than 0.5 micron thickness. It is suitable...

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