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Large back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

May 25, 2016

Exair’s new model 1008SS 1 NPT back-blow air nozzle has been designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, axle housings, bores, holes, internal threads, and other internal part features found in hydraulic cylinders, gearboxes, and differential housings. An array of holes provide...

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Portable laser marker’s beam accurate up to 3 ft.

May 24, 2016

Automator has introduced the VIS-P portable laser marker. It comes standard with IVO₄, 10-W, 20-W, 30-W, and 40-W laser source options. The laser marker can be used on metals, alloys, plastics, and anodized and painted surfaces. With a laser beam that is accurate up to 3 ft., the unit can be...

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Cleanliness inspection system provides all-in-one scan

May 19, 2016

Olympus has launched the CIX90 technical cleanliness control system. It provides cleanliness inspection with an intuitive interface that provides step-by-step guidance to users. The dedicated turnkey system is optimized for fast, accurate, and reproducible particle detection that delivers...

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Device stacks empty pallets

May 18, 2016

Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Inc., has added product to the Pallet Return Device (PRD) line. The product now can be used anywhere that empty pallets are stacked. The stand-alone unit is suitable for use in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses. The operator lifts...

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Wet electrostatic precipitator offers fine particulate control

May 17, 2016

Bionomic Industries Inc. has launched the HEI™ wet electrostatic precipitator system for fine particulate control. The system incorporates discharge electrode technology that can be sized to specific applications and concentrates a high intensity ionizing corona in strategic areas within the...

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LED string light set made for general work areas

May 16, 2016

Larson Electronics offers a 3,900-W LED string light set designed for general work areas. Featuring 26 LED light fixtures at 150 W each, the light set provides 338,000 lumens. This unit is UL1598-approved and suitable for inspection activities and temporary illumination in wet locations. Each...

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Replacement vacuum cups designed for ergonomic lifters

May 16, 2016

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters, including those used for lifting heavy and bulky objects. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting, manipulating, or pick-and-place applications....

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Orbital wrapper permits plastic film change without entering machine

May 12, 2016

TAB Industries LLC has unveiled new machine guarding on its TAB Wrapper Tornado line of orbital stretch-wrapping machines. The steel guarding includes a side-access door that allows workers to replace plastic film rolls without entering the interior of the machine. When the door is opened, the...

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Rubber blasting tape conforms to curved surfaces

May 9, 2016

BT100-SH series rubber blasting tape from Caplugs is suitable for shot-peening processes such as plastic media blasts and dry strip paint removal, especially in the aerospace, industrial, and automotive fields. The rubber tape conforms to curved and unusually shaped surfaces to protect sensitive...

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Flatness sensor made for strip processing, cut-to-length lines

May 6, 2016

Shapeline AB has released the VeriFlat® flatness sensor for standard applications in steel and metal strip processing and cut-to-length lines. The gauge measures flatness data, crossbow, I-units, width, and off-center. It is precalibrated, communicates via Ethernet, and has an analog output for...

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Heavy-duty, bimetal honing fluid developed for automotive market

May 4, 2016

Houghton Intl. has introduced a water-based metal removal fluid for use in automotive honing operations. HOCUT® 4650 provides high lubricity and detergency while complying with all global chemical regulatory programs, the company states. The fluid contains a combination of additives providing...

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NC feed systems make semiautomatic tools into fully automatic machines

May 3, 2016

Dake Corp. has introduced a line of NC feed systems that can turn semiautomatic ironworkers, cold saws, drill presses, and punching machines into fully automatic production tools. The feed systems feature a freestanding control panel with a digital LCD and infinitely variable programming, a...

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Pressure regulator provides constant operating pressure in gas systems

May 3, 2016

Witt has introduced the 737 LE-HD/S dome-loaded pressure regulator for high-pressure applications. It offers constant gas pressure regardless of varying flow rates and upstream pressures. The previously separate pilot pressure regulator now is integrated to ensure the stability of the dome...

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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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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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