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SMAW/GTAW inverter line expanded

August 1, 2016

ESAB now offers an expanded line of single-phase SMAW/GTAW and AC/DC GTAW/SMAW inverters. Previously sold under the Thermal Arc and Tweco brands, the inverters now are labeled ET, ES, and Fabricator® series. The company also has introduced the ET 141i AC/DC, which it says is the first 120-V...

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Industrial tapes are solvent-free, low-VOC

August 1, 2016

Mactac® Industrial Tapes has introduced CleanTape™, a new solvent-free, low-VOC line of industrial tapes. They meet JIS-A1801 (Japan Industrial Standards) guidelines for critical substances. CleanBond™ double-faced tape and CleanFilm™ low-VOC transfer adhesive tape are coated with the...

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Touch probe universally replaces touch probes after collisions

July 29, 2016

Heidenhain offers the TS 642, a universal replacement for the touch probes of the TS 6xx series in case of a collision. The original transceiver can remain in the machine, and all the original cables can be used. Styluses also are compatible. After an exchange, the existing taper shank can...

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4-axis SCARA robot offered with three different reaches

July 29, 2016

Comau has introduced Rebel-S, a 4-axis SCARA robot, in five different models with a payload of 13 lbs. and three different reaches. All models are controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. An openRobotics...

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Coolant-through threadmills suitable for blind hole applications

July 28, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers a line of coolant-through threadmills, designed to improve chip evacuation when threading blind holes. According to the company, they reduce tool deflection and provide straight, precise thread forms. Inch-shank and metric-shank versions are offered. The...

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Cordless hole puncher generates 11 tons of punching force

July 28, 2016

The new, battery-powered Hougen®-Ogura® model 76000PR Punch-Pro™ electrohydraulic hole puncher from Hougen Mfg. is suitable for on-site hole punching where power is not available or hard to access. It generates 11 tons of punching force for punching round or oblong holes up to 19/32 in. dia. in...

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DIN-rail power supplies are compact

July 28, 2016

IDEC Corp. has introduced the PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies, replacing the PS5R and PS5R-S series. They are available in 7.5-, 10-, 15-, 30-, 60-, 90-, 120-, and 240-W versions. They are compact, with overall dimensions reduced by up to 25 percent from previous generations. Operating...

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Band saw handles structural, solid, difficult materials

July 27, 2016

Kalamazoo Machine Tool’s model H8SA is a semiautomatic, double-column, canted-head band saw for sawing structural, solid, and difficult materials. All functions are fully hydraulic, with a free-standing operator’s console that can be placed in any location. The operator has full control of...

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6-in. belt sander available

July 27, 2016

The model S6MS 6-inch belt sander from Kalamazoo Industries features a 6- by 48-in. variable-position belt with direct-drive coupling, quick belt release, full safety guard, and a reversible platen tilt work table. The machine features a cast-iron frame, heavy-duty steel stand, manual switch,...

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Complex carbide hardface welding alloy resists extreme abrasion, heat

July 27, 2016

Postle Industries has introduced a complex carbide hardfacing alloy that resists extreme abrasion. It is available as a flux-cored wire (Postalloy 2836-SPL) and tubular electrode (Postalloy 218HD). The high-hardness, multicarbide welding alloys withstand high-stress grinding, low-stress...

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Waterjet cutting system cuts up to 500 IPM

July 26, 2016

Koike Aronson offers the K-Jet abrasive waterjet cutting system. It delivers cut speeds up to 500 IPM with standard cutting areas up to 72 by 144 in. and a table capacity up to 125 lbs./sq. ft. (3 in. mild steel). Features include Hypertherm Hy-Precision 60,000-PSI intensifier pumps, Flash-Cut...

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Steel pipe production machinery is custom designed

July 26, 2016

Cagil Makina produces tailor-made, spiral-welded steel pipe and ERW steel pipe mills. The company can design and manufacture complete production mills to produce pipe profiles for gas and water line applications. Options include a coil handling system with pretensioning system and uncoiling...

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Compact filtration system protects users from fine dust during cutting processes

July 26, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system can handle medium to large amounts of dust. Its filtration technology separates more than 99 percent of captured hazardous material and the majority of ultrafine dust...

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UV-A LED lamp designed for use in the field

July 25, 2016

Spectroline’s OPTIMAX™ 365 cordless UV-A (365-nm) LED inspection lamp is designed to meet the needs of inspectors in the field. It is suitable for magnetic particle and fluorescent penetrant inspection. Nominal steady-state UV-A intensity is 18,000 µW/cm² at a distance of 15 in. Powered by...

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Multiaxis laser system features two independent workstations

July 25, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the new dual-workstation Laserdyne 606D multiaxis laser processing system. The system features two completely independent work stations in a single, unitized structure. The dual-workstation design helps maximize the work envelope and throughput per unit of...

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