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80-W laser added to metal tag printer

September 9, 2014

InfoSight Corp. has announced the availability of a laser upgrade on its 2800 series metal tag printers. The 2886 laser printer now is available with an 80-W laser. The laser is designed to speed up the tag’s print time for users whose processes have changed and who require faster...

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Universal robot sensor system provides 3-D part measurements

September 9, 2014

Servo-Robot has developed i-CUBE, a robot sensor system designed to be easily integrated with articulated robots and to provide 3-D, high-speed, high-precision part measurements. The system also allows remote HDR color viewing of the workpiece and tool area; process sound-emission monitoring;...

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2-D processing head made for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW

September 9, 2014

Laser Mechanisms’ new FiberCUT™ 2-D processing head is designed for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW. Featuring automatic, programmable focus with 0.98 in. of travel, the processing head has a fully sealed, purged design that minimizes the chance of internal contamination. It includes two...

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Dot peen marker can be hand-held or machine-integrated

September 9, 2014

The Micro Mark compact dot peen marker from Kwik Mark Inc. is suitable for hand-held applications, as well as on-machine integration. The 3- by 5- by 6-in. head size offers a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field. Additional I/O with logic streamlines connection with other machinery and allows importing...

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Heavy-duty parts cleaner is biodegradable

September 8, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers Safe Scrub® ST heavy-duty cleaner for removing oil and surface soils from metal parts. The biodegradable liquid cleaner can be used on parts before or after processing. It emulsifies oil from iron and steel parts, and then holds the oil residues in solution to...

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CNC lathe uses two tools working simultaneously

September 8, 2014

Okuma offers the new LU4000 EX CNC lathe. It uses two turrets, allowing two tools to work simultaneously to provide process flexibility and high removal rates. The lathe incorporates a new 45-degree box bed with all box way construction, three-point bearing support for the spindle, crown gear...

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Lift unit simplifies gas cylinder exchange

September 8, 2014

Ziamatic Corp. (Zico) has introduced the Quic-Release horizontal cylinder lift model QR-CL-H for transporting and changing gas cylinders. The unit lifts and lowers M through J gas cylinders to help reduce the chance of operator strain or back injury during cylinder exchange. Once secured, the...

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Factory automation resource kit updated

September 8, 2014

Bosch Rexroth has released an update to its Advancing Factory Automation Kit, one of six educational kits in its resource kit series. It features new case studies, technical papers, and links to recently updated YouTube videos and product literature. The kit is targeted at machine builders, system...

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Welding torches feature close-to-process wire feeding

September 5, 2014

SKS Welding Systems offers the Frontpull 8 family of welding torches. They feature close-to-process wire feeding, with the drive unit directly in front of the torch neck. The torches are suitable for all standard arc welding and soldering processes, including spatter and heat-reduced welding...

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Medical heat-treat process designed for 17-7 PH stainless steel

September 5, 2014

Solar Atmospheres has developed a three-step heat-treat process to austenite condition, in situ cool, and bright age harden 17-7 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel in a vacuum furnace without breaking vacuum. This is desirable because it is difficult to keep 17-7 bright during the PH...

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Modular multiplexor connects up to 250 devices

September 5, 2014

Heidenhain offers TTL, inductive, and analog interface modules for its MSE 1000 modular multiplexor, allowing for connection of up to 250 devices and the acquisition of measured values via Ethernet. The unit allows the user to plug in nearly any type of gauge and collect all data on numerous...

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Stainless steel weld cleaning system delivers passivation, metal surface finishing

September 5, 2014

The TIG Brush® stainless steel weld cleaning system from Ensitech Inc. combines electricity, heat, and chemistry to deliver weld cleaning, passivation, and metal surface finishing. Its proprietary conductive brush applies cleaning fluid to the work surface, producing an electrochemical cleaning...

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CNC turning center handles large parts

September 4, 2014

Okuma offers the VTM-2000YB multitasking CNC turning center, which provides heavy-duty construction for machining of large parts, such as those in the aerospace industry. The vertical architecture offers “natural” part handling and excellent chip fall, while taking up minimal floor space,...

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Press brake tooling made for European-, Wila-style configurations

September 4, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of press brake tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF®-style tooling. The press brake line includes punches, dies, standard specials, specials, and accessories, available in segmented,...

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Reel connects to any welding machine

September 4, 2014

Hannay Reels offers the power or rewind SWCR series reels, suitable for use with a single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead. A declutching arbor and nonsparking ratchet assembly prevent damage when reverse winding. A cable stop should be...

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