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Punch press tooling creates bends up to 90 degrees

April 27, 2016

Wilson Tool International® offers Opti-Bend tooling for punch press operations. The tooling allows sheet metal fabricators to create bends up to 90 degrees on the punch press, which helps eliminate the need for secondary operations at the press brake. The tooling includes a rotating cam in the...

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Gas-shielded wires formulated to produce low manganese emissions

April 27, 2016

Hobart has introduced the FabCO® Element™ 71C and 71M gas-shielded, flux-cored wires. According to the manufacturer, the wires are formulated to produce manganese emissions less than those of similarly classified filler metals available in the marketplace. Both wires offer enhanced...

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Lightweight tooling helps increase robot capacity

April 27, 2016

IMI Precision Eng. offers IMI Norgren Featherweight tooling. According to the company, the tooling is up to 70 percent lighter than existing modular tooling, so it can consume less energy, increase robot speed, and carry more cups. A ball clamp allows the crossbar to be positioned close to the...

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Fiber laser system lenses, windows made for 1-micron applications

April 27, 2016

Mate has introduced Fibermax lenses and Fibershield windows for high-power fiber laser systems. Featuring UV-grade fused-silica material, sizes are available in stock for most OEM brand fiber lasers. The lenses feature an ultralow-absorption coating that provides focal stability with reduced...

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Reporting system offers insight into laser cutting machine usage, programming

April 26, 2016

Power-Tech has developed a reporting system for operators of its Eagle eVision and iNspire laser cutting machines. The reporting system allows users to monitor who made program and software updates and when. It can report about spare parts, such as nozzles or glasses, as well. The software can...

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2-D optical measuring device measures workpieces in seconds

April 26, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a mobile, compact 2-D optical measuring device that provides measurements of workpieces in a matter of seconds. Manufactured by Schneider Messtechnik, the V-Cad Rapid offers automatic recognition of geometric primitives (basic shapes) without any preselection...

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Compact pneumatic grinders measure about 1 in. dia.

April 26, 2016

Suhner Industrial Products LLC has introduced four lightweight pneumatic grinders: LSB 25 H, LWB 4, LPB 4, and LLC 35. They are designed for machine building, tool- and moldmaking and maintenance, aircraft construction, astronautics, automotive manufacturing, and foundries. The compact tools, a...

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HMI software offers customizable displays

April 26, 2016

LaserLinc Inc. has introduced the latest release of its Total Vu™ HMI software. The software hosts the company’s line of laser micrometers and ultrasonic devices. Displays are fully customizable. Tabbed displays simplify navigation, while multiple touchscreens increase access. Features...

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Servo-drive press brake features two angle measuring systems

April 25, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. offers the new TruBend series 5000 press brake equipped with on-demand servo drive with four-cylinder drive technology. The servo drive offers quiet operation and consumes energy only during the bending process. The machine features two angle measuring systems. Automatically...

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Lightweight welding helmet offers full coverage

April 25, 2016

ArcOne® has added the Croc welding helmet to the Carrera™ line. The lightweight, full-coverage helmet features a modern design. It comes with all of the Carrera filters, including the new 4500-V filter, with a 7-sq.-in. viewing area and four...

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Hand-held stroboscopes deliver brightness to 10,000 lux

April 25, 2016

The CHECK•LINE® division of Electromatic Equipment Co. Inc. has introduced two hand-held, battery-powered stroboscopes. Model QB-LED employs 40 high-powered LEDs to deliver a peak brightness of 5,000 lux, and model QBS-LED, with 118 high-powered LEDs, yields a peak brightness of 10,000 lux....

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Ceramic oxide wheels designed for weld grinding, chamfering

April 25, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced CO 24 Q SG depressed-center grinding wheels featuring a ceramic oxide grain for working with steel and stainless steel. With a hardness grade Q, they can be used for weld grinding, chamfering, deburring, and surface grinding. Suitable for use on high-powered angle...

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Heavy-duty rotary screen designed for harsh environments

April 22, 2016

Wheelabrator has developed the new HD rotary screen designed for blast machines operating in harsh environments. Designed with harder steels in strategic locations, the rotary screen offers abrasive-resistant flighting and end bands, as well as DOM tubing. The result is an overall sturdier,...

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Welding helmet comes with four filter options

April 22, 2016

ArcOne® has introduced the ZigTig welding helmet as part of its Vision® series. The lightweight helmet provides full coverage and a sleek, modern design, the company reports. It comes with ComfaGear® II headgear and four filter options: iDF81, X81VX, X54V, and...

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Arc/spark OES metal analyzer offers reduced measurement time

April 21, 2016

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the seventh generation of its SPECTROMAXx arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metal analyzer. The unit uses lower volumes of argon, with consumption cut from 18 to 60 percent depending on the configuration. Redesigned technology has cut...

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