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Cloud-based software helps simplify complex project portfolio management

July 16, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions has released version 5.8 of its KeyedIn Projects software for project and program management. The software’s integrated Report Writer includes filtering options to view data in new ways and can schedule and e-mail reports automatically. Users can drill down into dashboard...

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Cartridge collector handles high airflows with low pressure drops

July 15, 2015

AAF International® offers the OptiFlo® RC cartridge collector. Features include a patented active mandrel to help improve filtration efficiency, a quick-release door for simplified maintenance and minimized leakage, and a cartridge support mechanism for cleaning efficiency. The unit is...

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Emulsion mist collectors offer high collection efficiency

July 14, 2015

A new line of Handte EM Profi emulsion mist collectors from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) offers high collection efficiency while operating 24/7. The units can clean up contaminants generated during milling, drilling, tapping, turning, and grinding processes that use emulsion mist coolants....

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Vegetable-based coolants use no chlorine, formaldehyde, silicones

July 14, 2015

Condat has introduced Mecagreen vegetable-based soluble oils for machining and grinding applications. According to the company, these coolants provide long sump life and excellent cutting performance without the use of chlorine, DEA, DCHA, formaldehyde, or silicones. Point-of-cut studies...

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Large internal mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

July 9, 2015

Exair offers 1/2 NPT internal mix atomizing spray nozzles to atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns and liquid volumes. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce an adjustable, fine mist of atomized liquid. The nozzles provide high liquid flows up to 303...

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Traps offer attachment points for tool tethering at height

July 8, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3780S/3780L Power Tool Trap and Squids® 3770 Tape Measure Trap. Both supply an attachment point for difficult-to-tether objects for tethering at height. The products are suitable for users working at heights or where foreign material exclusion (FME) and...

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Anticorrosion additives are nontoxic, water-soluble

July 8, 2015

Cortec’s CorShield® S-69 nontoxic, water-soluble powders and liquids are designed using the company’s VpCI® technology. These corrosion preventives serve as an alternative to traditional corrosion inhibitor formulations. Free of nitrites, phosphates, amines, and heavy metals, they prevent...

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Industrial batch ovens deliver hydrogen embrittlement relief of aerospace parts

July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Oven Corp. has shipped three gas-fired batch ovens to an aerospace parts manufacturer for hydrogen embrittlement relief of chrome-plated landing gear. During the hydrogen embrittlement relief process, various parts are placed on a pallet in the heat-treating oven for periods up to 24...

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Adjustable headgear works on browguards, helmets

July 1, 2015

ArcOne has introduced ComfaGear® II adjustable headgear. It works on both browguards and helmets. Features include fabric straps to conform to different head shapes, a rack/dial system for horizontal position adjustment, dual front pivoting bands to disperse weight and balance, eight points of...

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Manual greasing system monitored by PC

June 30, 2015

Assalub offers LubeRight, a PC-aided, RFID-based system that monitors every lubrication activity. Each greasing point is equipped with an RFID transponder, which the hand-held meter identifies. The system registers the real amount of lubricant fed to each point. The greaser also can study the...

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Fiber laser offers consumable-free metal part marking

June 29, 2015

REA Elektronik has developed the REA JET FL fiber laser, which permanently marks metal and plastics. The system uses no consumables and offers long operational life, the company states. The high-resolution print provides machine-readable codes for product traceability. Typical applications...

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High-density storage saves floor space

June 29, 2015

The Vidmar® Tower high-density vertical storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) can be built up to 46 ft. high with unlimited custom drawer configurations. It offers an optional dual-delivery, continuous-pick feature and a choice of ergonomic picking bay designs and drawer access setup....

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Back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

June 25, 2015

Exair offers the 1006SS ¼ NPT back-blow air nozzle, designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, channel, bores, holes, and internal threads. An array of holes provide a forceful 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils from machining processes. The nozzle...

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Aluminum-media shotblast machines provide gentle cleaning of light workpieces

June 25, 2015

Walther Trowal has introduced the THM continuous-feed shotblast system for use on light metals such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as steel, zinc, and brass components. This troughed-belt machine employs aluminum blast media rather than stainless steel media. It handles large quantities of...

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Mobile app combines with vibration sensor to collect machinery data

June 23, 2015

SKF USA Inc. has introduced Enlight, a combination mobile app and Bluetooth®-enabled vibration sensor that allows nonexpert staff to gather critical machinery data on their smartphones or tablets. The product comprises the Data Collect app and the Wireless Machine Condition Detector (WMCD), a...

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