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Control monitors coolant concentration levels

July 21, 2014

Prab Inc. has added the AC3 (automatic coolant concentration control) to its Guardian™ coolant recycling system. The control continually monitors coolant concentration levels and adjusts automatically to maintain programmed ratios within ±0.5 percent accuracy. The system achieves this...

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Ningbo Xinyue Instrument fined for installing used Navitar lenses in new machines

July 21, 2014

The Ningbo Beilun District Bureau of Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), Zhejiang province, China, has issued an administrative punishment and imposed a fine of RMB 10,000 to Chinese metrology machine maker Ningbo Xinyue Instrument Co. Ltd. for falsely advertising that its metrology...

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Compact filters, regulators, lubricators feature modular design

July 21, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS® has introduced the MD3™ line, which comprises general-purpose filters (5- or 40-micron filtering elements), coalescing filters (0.3- or 0.01-micron filtering elements), oil vapor removing filters, general-purpose regulators, modular lubricators, and an integrated filter/regulator...

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Bulk bag lifter helps eliminate manual handling injuries

July 21, 2014

Vestil Mfg. offers a bulk bag lifter for use with an overhead hoist or a fork truck. The BBL-4 unit helps eliminate manual handling injuries associated with packing and unpacking bulk bags. The lifter measures 40 by 40 by 13.75 in. Weighing 90 lbs., its capacity is 4,000 lbs. Features include...

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American Weldquip establishes new website

July 21, 2014

American Weldquip Inc., a manufacturer of semi-automatic and robotic MIG welding torches and peripherals in Sharon Center, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.weldquip.com. The new site features improved navigation and functionality. Visitors can access owner’s manuals and technical...

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Blackening process maintains chassis grounding on electrical card cages

July 21, 2014

The LUMICLAD® aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a black finish on electrical card cages and card cage components while maintaining predictable chassis grounding. It is suitable for military, commercial, and industrial applications. The electrically conductive,...

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Success breeds success as hardbanding service provider evolves into equipment vendor

July 21, 2014

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When Dave Milo set out to build a portable hardbanding unit, the former trucking company owner knew little about welding and nothing about hardbanding. After updating the hardbanding unit design a few times with consulting help from Lincoln Electric, Milo thinks he’s ready to change direction. Rather than providing hardbanding services, his goal is to sell hardbanding machines.

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Safety first at McAlpin Industries

July 21, 2014

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A consultant told the management of McAlpin Industries, Rochester, N.Y., that it was only a matter of time before the metal fabricator suffered a major safety incident. That spurred the shop to take steps to create a safety-first environment. Today, McAlpin Industries has been recognized with one of the top safety awards in manufacturing: the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.

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Cutting opportunities in hollow structural sections

July 21, 2014

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The construction industry’s use of hollow structural sections (HSS) has been on the rise since the recession. Because of their high strength, HSS allow engineers to use less material, extending the maximum unbraced length between structural members. It’s in this environment that the tube cutting laser is beginning to open up new opportunities.

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Vari-Form named by Chrysler Group as top-performing supplier finalist for 2013

July 18, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC recently honored its top-performing suppliers during its 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards ceremony. Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., was named as a finalist in the Supply Chain Management category with delivery and quality scores ranked at more than 95 percent. All...

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Midwest Eng. Systems opens two new facilities

July 18, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. engineering office in Beloit, Wis., and will open a 30,000-sq.-ft. welding and service manufacturing facility in Colorado (city to be confirmed). In addition, the...

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Lift magnets exceed ASME safety factor

July 18, 2014

Techniks’ EZ-Lift magnets feature a 3.5x safety factor, which is 75 percent better than the 2x safety factor required by ASME standards. They are available in six sizes with rated lift capacities from 220 to 6,600 lbs. Spreader bars are available for lifting and balancing larger loads. Each...

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Samco Machinery to be represented by Metal Form Group in Australia

July 18, 2014

Samco Machinery, a manufacturer of roll forming and metal processing systems, has announced that Australian-based Metal Form Group will provide representation for Samco in Australia and surrounding areas. Metal Form Group, Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia, provides sales and service of products...

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Figure it’s about time to get into the action of 3-D printing

July 18, 2014

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3-D printing isn't a must-have tool for metal fabricators—at least not yet. But the technology is advancing at great speeds. It's time to start paying attention.

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Magid Glove & Safety recognized for product innovation

July 18, 2014

Chicago-based Magid® Glove & Safety, a manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE), has been recognized by environmental safety and health professionals in two independent award competitions conducted by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) magazine....

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