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CNC machine performs inside, outside pipe machining

July 27, 2015

Copier Bevelmachines has introduced the Beaver 24 CNC pipe finishing machine with radial and axial feeding. Because the machine cuts the metal from outside to inside, step by step, it can be used for machining tough materials such as stainless steel, duplex, and super duplex, as well as heavy-wall...

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Water saver reduces water on factory floor during welding tip loss

July 27, 2015

Rocon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Flow Monitors Inc., has introduced the DeltaPoint® Drawback, a water saver with an added air cylinder for resistance welders that is designed to reduce water on plant floors during cap replacement. The water saver monitors tip loss by comparing...

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Offline programming software schedules robot tasks without causing downtime

July 27, 2015

ABB’s new RobotStudio® app in the Okuma App Store incorporates the IRC5 robot controller software, allowing users to schedule robot tasks such as training, programming, and optimization offline without causing downtime in production. The app is built on the company’s Virtual Controller,...

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Waterproof connectors withstand harsh environments

July 27, 2015

Mencom Corp. offers a variety of waterproof connectors rated from IP44 to IP68. In the IP (ingress protection) rating, the first digit represents the protection rating against solid foreign objects such as dusts. The second digit represents the protection against the ingress of liquids. Typical...

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Fiber laser cutting system processes sheet, tube

July 27, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the LC5. The compact system, equipped with a fiber laser up to 4.5 kW, is the only high-production machine with automatic loading and unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet in a single machine, according to the manufacturer. The unit can handle bar up to...

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Catalog highlights products for conserving compressed air

July 24, 2015

Exair has released Catalog 28, a 192-page technical guide that highlights products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, and coating applications. The catalog includes products to help companies conserve compressed air, reduce noise, and eliminate dead-end pressures....

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Inflatable pipe stoppers simplify pipe blocking for purging

July 23, 2015

The Pipestoppers® division of HFT® has introduced standard and nonstandard inflatable stoppers for tubes, pipes, pipework fabrications, and ductwork. They help simplify routine maintenance or the blocking of pipes for purging. The stoppers can provide a strong barrier in pipelines to prevent...

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Metal conditioner descales while preconditioning metal surfaces

July 23, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ULTRAX® metal conditioner 257. This near-neutral descaler removes weld scale, light oxide, and other impurities from steel surfaces and preconditions galvanized steel, white metal, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals before...

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Cordless braking grinder cuts, grinds, surface-preps

July 23, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™, which it says is the only cordless braking grinder that can grind, cut, and surface-prep. The rapid-stop braking feature and kickback-reducing clutch bring the wheel to a halt in less than 2 seconds. The tool features the same metal housing and...

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Disc sander has vacuum base for dust collection

July 23, 2015

The Kalamazoo Industries DS12V disc sander has an enclosed base housing a 100-CFM vacuum dust collector to help contain abrasive particles produced during sanding. A door in the base allows access to the cloth bag filter, which can be removed, shaken out, and replaced. Features include a steel...

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Manual band saw delivers repeatable cuts

July 22, 2015

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool H350M manual band saw has a fully automatic sawing action. Once material is positioned and locked in place, the operator pushes a single button; the saw frame makes the cut at the preset rate and then automatically returns to clear the workpiece. This allows the operator...

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Small conveyor available with fixed-speed motor

July 22, 2015

Dorner has announced that its smallest conveyor, the 1100 series, now comes with an upgraded, fixed-speed motor that is 50 percent quieter than the previous version and rated for 10,000 hours of operation. Designed for moving small parts, the compact conveyor has a low, 0.75-in. frame height....

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Automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for small-volume manufacturing

July 22, 2015

Vidir Machine offers an automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for low- to medium-volume sheet metal manufacturers. The unit can be adapted for the storage of sheet metal, barstock, press brake dies, and punches. Designed to feed metal fabricating machinery directly, the lift creates a...

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Passivation app allows technicians to chart stainless steel oxidation levels

July 22, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies offers the SURFOX™ Smart Passivation Tester, a component of its electrochemical cleaning system that analyzes passivation levels in stainless steel. The tool includes a cloud-based app, managed via smartphone, that measures chemical levels to determine the degree of...

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Robot model handles hot forming processes

July 21, 2015

Schuler has unveiled two new models of its Crossbar Robot 4.0 for the automation of mechanical and hydraulic press lines and for retrofitting of existing lines. The 4.0 S is equipped with an additional shift axis that enables it to use the Crossbar feeder tooling, which in turn is used for...

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