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Antispatter protects weld nozzles, parts, tooling

September 21, 2015

American Weldquip has introduced a new formulation of its Quip-Mist nozzle antispatter. The environmentally friendly product reduces or eliminates spatter retention on weld nozzles, parts, and tooling. According to the company, the antispatter helps to extend the life of consumables, reduce...

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CNC machine simulation software enhanced

September 14, 2015

CGTech has released version 7.4 of its Vericut CNC machine simulation software. Nearly 500 enhancements and changes have been made to this version to help enable faster processing speeds, longer tool life, and improved part quality. New features added to the user interface help simplify common user...

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Press safeguard prevents catastrophic crashes

September 14, 2015

Advanced Machine and Eng. Co. offers the Sitema Safety Catcher, which helps foolproof presses from catastrophic crash while allowing the operator to optimize the stroke for any part size. The unit meets the requirements of CEN and CSA safety standards. A cylinder rod is mounted to the top of the...

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Industrial gas regulator maintains consistent inlet pressures to equipment

September 10, 2015

Marsh Bellofram Corp. has introduced the Type T99 industrial gas pressure-reducing regulator. The regulator helps maintain consistent inlet pressures to downstream equipment, allowing for control of distribution system pressures, even with widely varying flow rates and supply pressures. This also...

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Warehouse execution system module controls product routing

September 8, 2015

Intelligrated® has enhanced its Route Manager software module with simplified configurability, a new user interface and experience, and support for multiple operating systems and databases. The updated module is a foundational component of the company’s warehouse execution system, working in...

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Wipes purify vital work surfaces

September 8, 2015

Aquasol Corp. offers EZ Wipes multipurpose industrial cleaning wipes. Now available in single-pack format, these lightweight, compact wipes fit in toolboxes and pockets. Although commonly used in the welding industry to prepare pipe surfaces for pure welds, the wipes also can be used to clean...

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Positioner offers total access to weldments, assemblies

September 3, 2015

ALM Positioners offers the MHL1P, a 3-axis, single-column, 6,000-lb.-capacity positioner that requires no special foundation. Suitable for situations in which total product access is needed, it features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 40 sec.; a 4-HP, column-mount hydraulic unit with pendant-controlled...

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Personal air breathing unit delivers grade D breathable air

September 2, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the P-20 personal air breathing unit, which works with the existing filtered compressed air supply. The unit provides grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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Air filter removes contaminants down to 0.01 micron

September 2, 2015

The 0.01-micron SuperStar filter from Walmec North America is designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air, removing any vapors and contaminants down to 0.01 micron. The four-stage filtration system has flow ranges of 50, 75, or 100 SCFM. It can handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. The...

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Software offers new functions for mechanical joining simulation

August 28, 2015

Simufact Eng. has released Simufact.forming 13 software. It provides improvements in postprocessing, evaluation, depiction of the simulation results, result precision, software stability, and speed, says the company. With user-friendly mathematical formulas, users can generate their own result...

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Cutting lubricant formulated for use on aluminum

August 27, 2015

Unist Inc. has expanded its line of MQL lubricants with a new oil formulated for use with aluminum. Coolube® 2210AL is derived from natural vegetable oils, is machinist- and environmentally friendly, and contains no VOCs. According to the company, the oil provides exceptional lubricity and...

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Water displacement spray features flexible straw for precise applications

August 27, 2015

WD-40 Co. has introduced the WD-40® EZ-REACHTM, which features an attached, 8-in., flexible straw. The straw bends and keeps its shape, allowing users to deliver the water displacement spray around corners and in...

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Gas analyzer reads down to 1 PPM

August 26, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. HFT® has introduced a Weld Purge Monitor® gas detection and analyzing instrument that reads oxygen levels from atmospheric concentration (20.94 percent) down to 1 PPM. Accurate to 10 PPM, the PurgEye® 600 offers readings in PPM or percentages. The unit’s...

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Optical monitor measures debris buildup on splitter blades

August 26, 2015

Eriez® has introduced the Splitter Monitor, an optical system that automatically measures debris buildup on the critical leading edge of splitter blades used in many different types of separation equipment in the recycling industry and alerting appropriate personnel when cleaning is needed. The...

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Lean manufacturing book helps leaders create change

August 25, 2015

Facilitating Effective Change: Helping the Leader Lead the Way, a new book from authors Dr. Patrick Love and Patrick Putorti, is now available for purchase through book and e-commerce stores. Based on the authors’ combined business experience, the book’s purpose is to aid manufacturing leaders...

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