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Bearing racks hold up to 75 lbs. per cradle

January 9, 2014

Durham Mfg. offers two new bearing racks made of cold-rolled steel. Each unit has six full-panel cradles holding up to 75 lbs. each. When fully extended, the cradles allow the compartment box to be opened beyond a 90-degree angle to prevent accidental closure. The racks have a positive closure...

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Reels feature re-engineered fluid path

January 9, 2014

Coxreels® has introduced an entirely re-engineered fluid path on the 1195 series reels. The reels now come standard with an inline swivel and a remodeled, low-profile outlet riser offering full-flow characteristics and an increased operating-pressure range. Featuring a one-piece, all-welded...

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Machine communication device features 1-ms signal capture interval

January 7, 2014

Spectrum CNC Technologies™ has announced the release of the WiBox™ 1.5 wireless (or wired) machine data collection and bidirectional CNC machine communication device. It supports all the features of its predecessor, but now can capture machine signal intervals as small as 1 ms. The...

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Software allows real-time information sharing across entire company - TheFabricator.com

Software allows real-time information sharing across entire company

December 12, 2013

Lantek has introduced Lantek Factory software. Information sharing in real time is at the heart of the concept, working from a common database across the whole company. The sales team can prepare quotations and deliver them in minutes, producing accurate pricing from live information about...

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Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Chip/parts conveyors offer low maintenance

December 11, 2013

Permanent magnetic chip and parts conveyors from Eriez® move and elevate ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The units are designed for operator safety and low maintenance. Besides an externally mounted drive motor, the conveyors are self-contained, with a...

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CNC machine simulation, optimization software features changes to user interaction - TheFabricator.com

CNC machine simulation, optimization software features changes to user interaction

December 11, 2013

CGTech offers version 7.3 of VERICUT® CNC machine simulation and optimization software. Changes to how users interact with the software help improve workflow, the company reports. The customizable interface features all-new icons, user-selectable color themes, and optional display of every...

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Software automates BOM data conversion

December 4, 2013

Exact JobBOSS has announced the release of the JobBOSS BOM Import, which automates the process of entering BOM data into production requirements. The software captures data from a single or multilevel BOM structure and imports it into JobBOSS to create quotes and jobs. In addition, assemblies and...

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Shop floor management software includes mobile access, extended quality integration

December 4, 2013

Exact JobBOSS has announced its release of version 11.7 for small to medium-sized manufacturing and distribution companies. It includes a mobile app that brings real-time job status, from quoting through production and shipping, to shop owners at any time and anywhere, even outside the office. The...

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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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