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Options added to digital CNC - TheFabricator.com

Options added to digital CNC

August 7, 2013

Heidenhain has added software options to its TNC 620 control. The digital CNC can be customized with features and software options to meet machine builders’ and end users’ specific needs. Users purchase only the options that are required for their applications and can add other...

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Tank-side coalescer removes tramp oil from individual machine tool sumps

August 7, 2013

Eriez® offers the HydroFlow® 15-gal. tank-side coalescer, which removes tramp oil and fines and returns clean, reusable coolant to machine tool sumps and parts washers. The portable unit has a 1- to 1.5-GPM oil removal rate and comes with a 9-ft. suction hose and a 5-ft. clean discharge hose....

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3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs - TheFabricator.com

3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs

August 5, 2013

Verisurf has released the seventh generation of its Verisurf X software. With model-based GD&T inspection technology at its core, the computer-aided inspection, reverse engineering, and assembly guidance software now supports more options for reporting and presenting data, including...

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Portable marking system marks 10 characters in 3 sec. - TheFabricator.com

Portable marking system marks 10 characters in 3 sec.

August 5, 2013

Propen has introduced the M7000 electromagnetic, portable marking system with Touch'’n Mark technology. The hand-held, mobile system features an integrated control unit and belt battery, 7-in. touchscreen, intuitive programming, and new stylus technology. The unit can store more than...

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Portable units keep workers cool - TheFabricator.com

Portable units keep workers cool

August 1, 2013

Vestil Mfg. offers portable air-conditioning units and evaporative coolers, suitable for use in industrial applications. The air-conditioning units provide portable spot or room cooling or can be used for moisture removal. They lower the temperature 35 to 45 degrees on average. Three sizes and...

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Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom - TheFabricator.com

Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom

July 30, 2013

PI (Physik Instrumente) has introduced a lower-cost hexapod to its family of parallel positioning devices. It produces motion in all 6 degrees of freedom (XYZ, pitch, yaw, and roll) and features a freely programmable center of rotation. The new H-820 was developed for applications that require...

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Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses - TheFabricator.com

Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses

July 29, 2013

Extreme Air downdraft tables from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems are self-contained, powered downdraft tables that do not require external exhaust hoses, offering flexibility and portability without the need for ducting. The tables are designed for welding, grinding, soldering, sanding,...

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Parts washers offered in three feature levels - TheFabricator.com

Parts washers offered in three feature levels

July 29, 2013

Kafko Intl. has introduced a line of Oil Eater Flex Line parts washers that include ready-to-use units with basic, premium, and professional level features. The water-based systems have a modular design, interchangeable features, and add-on options. Each includes 6 gal. of ecofriendly Oil Eater...

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External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications - TheFabricator.com

External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications

July 25, 2013

Exair has introduced external-mix spray nozzles that atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Available in round or flat patterns, they are suitable for use in applications requiring high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cp. They combine liquid and compressed air to create a...

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Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads - TheFabricator.com

Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads

July 25, 2013

Vapormatt has developed a programmable gun crown for use with its Tiger and Tiger+ wet blast systems. It increases the number of recipes that can be programmed for the edge preparation of tooling, enabling multiple tool sets to be honed and polished using the same inline system without the need...

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Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts

July 25, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has expanded its line of full-grip jaws to 24 in. dia. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force for thin-walled parts and distribute the gripping pressure over the workpiece surface to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw...

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Battery-operated marking system transports by hand - TheFabricator.com

Battery-operated marking system transports by hand

July 25, 2013

The Flymarker Pro mobile dot peen marking system from Equipment Sales Co. features a compact size and weighs 10 lbs. Equipped with a magnet and battery, the portable power package creates deep, durable markings at high speeds, the company states. The markings are readable after a coating...

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Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal - TheFabricator.com

Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal

July 24, 2013

The IFH Group offers a lubrication storage and dispensing system that features two 65-gal. containers and one 130-gal. container, plus three-way product diverter valve assemblies, individual pumping systems, and 10-micron filters. The diverter valves, in combination with the individual pumping...

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System attaches to 55-gal. drum for HEPA-quality vacuuming - TheFabricator.com

System attaches to 55-gal. drum for HEPA-quality vacuuming

June 19, 2013

Exair offers the heavy-duty HEPA Vac. It attaches to a 55-gal., open-top drum, turning it into a HEPA-quality industrial vacuum cleaner. The vacuum filters contaminants to HEPA requirements in dusty environments requiring frequent cleaning. The 82-dBA unit's prefilter stops larger particles,...

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Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation

June 19, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruMark 5070 marking fiber laser, featuring increased average output power and a high repetition rate. Its high pulse frequency makes the laser suitable for deep engraving on metal or ceramics, ablation, and high-speed laser marking of metals and plastics. Features...

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