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Rotary encoder employs Profibus communications - TheFabricator.com

Rotary encoder employs Profibus communications

October 22, 2013

Heidenhain offers Leine & Linde's new version of a rotary encoder supporting condition monitoring systems. The model 862, which incorporates the Profibus DP communication interface, is a heavy-duty incremental encoder for tough motion control environments, such as those in the steel and wind...

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Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths - TheFabricator.com

Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths

October 21, 2013

OMAX® Corp. has introduced Intelli-MAX® 20 intuitive control software that automatically optimizes the tool paths of the company's abrasive waterjet systems. The new automatic tool path planning engine in the software improves the artificial intelligence of the waterjets, creating less...

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Manufacturing execution management software digitizes paper-based processe

October 17, 2013

GE Intelligent Platforms has introduced Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete (PfMD) manufacturing execution management software. It provides digitized standard operating procedures, advanced dispatch capabilities, and structured capture of quality data to support real-time decision-making and...

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Dust collectors designed for high-volume air cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Dust collectors designed for high-volume air cleaning

October 17, 2013

Large-capacity dust collectors from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems provide high-volume air cleaning to control process dust and powders. A modular design allows multiple units to be bolted together to handle large air cleaning requirements or to accommodate future facility expansion. The dust...

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Sheet metal forming software designed for digital planning, validation - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal forming software designed for digital planning, validation

October 14, 2013

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has introduced AutoFormplus R5 software for sheet metal forming. It provides a variety of features for digital planning and validation of sheet metal processes and parts. New section plots allow for results to be charted along selected geometry sections, and a newly developed...

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Delivery cart maneuvers in tight aisles - TheFabricator.com

Delivery cart maneuvers in tight aisles

October 14, 2013

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a spinner-style pup cart that can be tugged behind a larger delivery cart and detached quickly. The compact cart measures 36.25 by 25.5 in. and 41 in. high to allow access through walkways and narrow spaces. It features six wheels, double handles, two...

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Mobile table designed for use with a tapping arm - TheFabricator.com

Mobile table designed for use with a tapping arm

October 11, 2013

Ohio Laser's new Mobile Tapping Table XL, designed for use with a tapping arm, features all-welded steel construction for heavy-duty industrial and manufacturing work environments. With a flexible tapping and assembly area that can be moved throughout a plant, the table complements flexible cell...

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Vacuum accessory keeps dust collection work areas clean - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum accessory keeps dust collection work areas clean

October 11, 2013

The Clean Sweep pneumatic vacuum accessory from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) adds a high-vacuum wand to a low-vacuum dust collector such as the Farr Gold Series® cartridge collector. The accessory unit removes fugitive dust from around the dust collector and adjacent work areas and...

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Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier - TheFabricator.com

Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier

October 9, 2013

Using patented, recyclable, and repulpable technology, Cortec® has produced VpCI®-144 multimetal moisture-barrier, corrosion-inhibiting paper. The paper is an environmentally safe alternative to polyethylene and wax papers, with water vapor barrier properties that are comparable to...

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Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components - TheFabricator.com

Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components

October 3, 2013

Guyson Corp. offers a robotic blast machine that repeats programmed surface preparation routines on individual components and processes a full tray of parts automatically without interruption. The model RB-600 uses a 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot as a component manipulator. Mounted upside...

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Trap magnets protect downstream equipment from damage - TheFabricator.com

Trap magnets protect downstream equipment from damage

October 2, 2013

Eriez® has added ferrous traps to its ProGrade® line of standard magnetic separators. They are offered in ceramic, rare-earth, and Xtreme® rare-earth strengths. The trap magnets target the removal of medium to large ferrous contamination. They help protect downstream equipment from...

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Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel

October 2, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a line of magnetic angle fixturing devices and hand lifters in its Radius™ tool welding gear product group. The fixturing tools can be used to position steel for tack welding or other pre- or postweld operations. They also are suitable for cutting and grinding...

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Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration - TheFabricator.com

Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration

October 2, 2013

Imperial Systems Inc. offers DeltaMaxx cartridge filters. They employ nanofiber filtration technology with an ASHRAE MERV rating of 15. Engineered for use within the company's CMaxx dust collector and offered in a variety of sizes, the filters also fit into models from other manufacturers,...

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Hand-held dot peen marker features increased memory capacity - TheFabricator.com

Hand-held dot peen marker features increased memory capacity

October 2, 2013

SIC Marking has introduced the e10p123 lightweight dot peen marking system for marking steel, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and most plastics. The 8.3-lb., hand-held system features an easy-access on/off button for quick start and stop of the marking cycle. An internal LED light...

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Cross-ventilation system offers obstruction-free dust collection

September 30, 2013

The MCB from United Air Specialists Inc. is a self-contained cartridge dust collector. Suitable for applications for which source capture is impractical, including grinding, sanding, welding, abrasive blasting, batch mixing, and powder coating, the unit removes fine airborne process dust. It draws...

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