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Live welding guidance system helps welders establish proper technique

October 8, 2014

Realityworks® Inc. has introduced the guideWELD™ LIVE welding guidance system to its line of Real Career® welding products. The system takes the step from simulation to real life, providing live welding guidance to help users establish proper position and technique while welding. The system...

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Manual slide tables work with hand-operated or pneumatic pressesflow

October 8, 2014

The MST 80 and MST 100 manual slide tables from mäder pressen GmbH handle loads up to 12 or 30 kN. They slide with Teflon® slideways on hardened and ground guide columns. In the end position, the slide tables engage in a retaining mechanism. Depending on the application, all of the...

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Panel PCs offer all-in-one HMI and control

October 6, 2014

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 Economy panel PC. It combines a 7-in. TFT touchscreen display, a 1-GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU, and a 1-GB DDR3 RAM into an all-in-one HMI and controller. Ultracompact microSD flash memory cards are used as the storage media. Designed as a...

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Hoist buckets include three D-ring connections

October 6, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced four hoist buckets in its Arsenal® line: the 5760 canvas leather-bottom bucket, the 5763 canvas plastic-bottom bucket, the 5650 synthetic leather-bottom bucket, and the 5653 synthetic plastic-bottom bucket. Each includes a new zinc-plated alloy steel anchoring D-ring on the...

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Warehouse picking cart maneuvers in narrow aisles

October 6, 2014

Creform Corp. has introduced a narrow picking cart that can be maneuvered for order picking and kitting operations in space-restrictive aisles. Two carts can pass easily in an aisle while also allowing room for pickers to walk around them to load boxes. The cart has angled shelves, canted for...

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Portable marking system works on heavy, bulky parts

October 2, 2014

SIC Marking has developed the e1-p63c portable marking system. The compact dot peen marking system provides permanent identification of all kinds of metal parts. The system is suitable for use on heavy and bulky parts or difficult-to-access areas. Designed for balance, the marking gun weighs...

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Cartridge dust collector requires fewer filters

October 1, 2014

Donaldson Co. Inc. has introduced the Donaldson® Torit® Downflo® Evolution (DFE) cartridge dust collector. The unit features the MaxPulse™ cleaning system and MERV 15-rated Ultra-Web® nanofiber cartridge filters. It requires fewer filters to help decrease maintenance time and cost of...

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Process control card offers seven strategies for controlling the grinding process

September 26, 2014

Schmitt Industries Inc. has added a new multifunctional process control capability to its line of SBS balancing and process monitoring products for the grinding industry. The SBSExactControl™ process control card offers up to seven strategies for precision monitoring and control of the...

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Wet-blasting system introduced

September 26, 2014

Vapormatt offers the Sabre wet-blasting system, designed for companies in the aerospace and composites sectors. The dual-nozzle arrangements help enhance versatility and deliver consistent, controllable results on components of varying shapes and complexity. The control and monitoring systems...

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Vegetable-based straight oils formulated for severe cutting, grinding operations

September 25, 2014

QualiChem has introduced the Eqo-Max series of low-viscosity, vegetable-based straight oils. They are designed to provide optimized viscosity, lubricity, oxidative stability, and high-pressure performance. Developed for severe cutting and grinding applications, they are suitable for use on...

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Shock-absorbing casters reduce factory noise levels from carts

September 25, 2014

Caster Concepts offers CasterShoX™ shock-absorbing casters. According to the manufacturer, the casters help reduce factory noise levels from carts by as much as 15 dbA (90 percent) and reduce shock loads by up to 80 percent. They can be used with no major modification to carts, since the...

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Stainless steel flat nozzle resists corrosion

September 22, 2014

Exair’s new 1-in., high-power stainless steel flat Super Air Nozzle™ produces a flat, 1-in.-wide airstream with a 16-oz. blowing force when mounted 12 in. from the target. Designed to fit into tight spaces, the nozzle is made of Type 316 stainless steel to withstand corrosive, high-temperature...

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Vacuum clamping system allows creation of various welding fixtures

September 19, 2014

Förster welding systems GmbH offers the Vacufix® vacuum clamping system in connection with the Ergofix® ergonomic manipulator. The clamping system allows the creation of different welding fixtures for sheet metal structures using a single kit. It features patented high-temperature vacuum...

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Hand-held XRF analyzer made for cost-effective alloy identification

September 18, 2014

Olympus has released the Delta Element hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification, alloy QA/QC, and precious metals analysis. The simplified unit is designed to be cost-effective while providing accuracy, speed, precision, and...

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Proportional gas mixer line expanded

September 18, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its proportional gas mixers to include argon helium, argon hydrogen, and argon oxygen gas mixers. The mixers are designed to combine gases and eliminate the stratification of gases after sitting for long periods of time. No electricity is required, and a...

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