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Caster helps minimize force to push or pull carts

August 16, 2016

Hamilton Caster has introduced the new, patented Ergo-X2 caster, designed to help reduce the force needed to push or pull carts. The swivel caster design features two precision-machined offsetting ball races in a compact assembly to minimize lockup, which occurs when the cart is brought to rest...

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Compact robot designed for arc welding applications

August 16, 2016

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1660ID, a compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications. Its Integrated DressPack design simplifies programming and simulation of predictable cable movements. The robot features a strong, rigid upper arm with a 5-ft. reach and 13-lb. payload....

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CAD/CAM software designed for 64-bit processors

August 15, 2016

Lantek has launched Lantek Expert native version in 64 bit. This CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software is designed so users can take advantage of the highest performance from current servers and equipment. It is included, along with the version for 32 bit, in the launch of the Global Release 2017. The...

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System performs hole punching, metal joining using interchangeable tooling

August 15, 2016

Multicyl has combined its MultiLoc™ metal joining technology using the patented BTM clinch tooling with the Unipunch tooling system. Users now can use a single Multicyl system and Unipunch toolholder for both hole punching and metal joining using standard interchangeable tooling...

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Intersection warning system alerts workers to approaching traffic

August 15, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced the Safe-T-Signal intersection warning system. The ceiling-mounted system alerts workers when traffic is approaching from other directions using LED lights in the shape of red stop signs (octagon) and amber yield (triangle) signs. The system uses unidirectional microwave...

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900-degree-F walk-in oven holds weldments at temperature before welding

August 11, 2016

Grieve’s No. 1037 is a 900-degree-F, high-temperature, walk-in oven that is appropriate for holding weldments at temperature before welding at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 108 in. wide by 120 in. long by 115 in. high. 300 KW are installed in INCOLOY®-sheathed tubular...

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Heavy-duty shrinker/stretcher offered

August 10, 2016

Woodward Fab offers the Model WFSS-SD shrinker/stretcher that features a heavy, reinforced cast-iron frame to prevent deflection and make the tool faster. The tool’s working 3-in. throat depth reaches deeper. Designed for use with up to 18-ga. mild steel and 1/16-in. aluminum, the tool is...

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Rolled media vacuum filter system fills central system need

August 10, 2016

Eriez® HydroFlow® has improved and simplified the design of its rolled media vacuum filter system. It eliminates the need for multiple filters, frees up floor space, and offers high performance and reliability, the company says. The central system is designed for continuous service with...

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Job costing software for small to midsized companies introduced

August 9, 2016

Dynamic Systems Inc. has developed CheckMate Job Tracking, a bar code technology job costing software program designed for small to midsized companies that need a way to track labor and materials against jobs. The software allows job data to be broken down into tasks, employees, or departments....

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Aluminum black oxide process produces uniform coating thickness of 1.5 micron

August 9, 2016

Birchwood Technologies’ Lumiclad® aluminum black oxide finishing process produces a uniform coating thickness of 1.5 micron that will not close down hole diameters or change critical part dimensions. The smooth black finish has a slightly porous crystal structure that absorbs an optional topcoat...

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Forming technology networking increases process reliability

August 8, 2016

Schuler’s Smart Press Shop concept demonstrates how networking in forming technology can increase both process reliability and cost-effectiveness, the company says. In the company’s modern servo press line, about 30 industrial PCs are networked with one another, which helps ensure high...

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Ultrasonic tester inspects tube weld zones online during continuous production

August 8, 2016

Designed to test for longitudinally oriented defects typical of the ERW process, Magnetic Analysis Corp.’s Echomac® WLD ultrasonic testing system has new operating conveniences for inspecting tube weld zones online during continuous production. The system typically comprises four channels...

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Laser made for annealing, ablating on metals

August 5, 2016

RMI Laser LLC has released the A-10 laser marking system. Available in 10- and 20-W versions, the diode-pumped, solid-state, Nd:YVO4, 1,064-nm marking system has a specifically tuned beam that enables the uniform distribution of energy required for annealing and ablating. The machine can...

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Cleaner/degreaser designed for tough cleaning on industrial equipment

August 5, 2016

Permatex® offers Spray Nine® heavy-duty cleaner/degreaser for use in a variety of hard-to-clean applications on heavy-duty commercial and industrial equipment. The all-in-one cleaner removes dirt, grease, and tough soils from all types of equipment while also disinfecting them. The product is...

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Type 27 blending wheel finishes fillet welds

August 4, 2016

Rex-Cut’s Type 27 blending wheel, designed for controlled blending, helps fabricators blend fillet welds while keeping the integrity of the weld intact. The wheel is shaped into a curved edge, giving the user the ability to create a true radius shape every time, says the company. The disc is...

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