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Hand-held unit provides complete resistance welding process control

September 11, 2014

Dengensha America’s new hand-held Weldscope WS-100 controls 15 monitoring functions and three selectable detection ranges. Users can monitor, measure, save, and print out welding current, cycle time, and peak current from numerous types of welding machines, including AC and DC, single- and...

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Degreasing solvent is nonflammable

September 10, 2014

Necotek Solutions has developed Necosolv-TB solvent for use as a paint thinner and for degreasing and cleaning surfaces. The low-toxicity, nonflammable solvent is not a hazardous air pollutant. Its kauri-butanol value is 106, with a boiling point of...

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80-W laser added to metal tag printer

September 9, 2014

InfoSight Corp. has announced the availability of a laser upgrade on its 2800 series metal tag printers. The 2886 laser printer now is available with an 80-W laser. The laser is designed to speed up the tag’s print time for users whose processes have changed and who require faster...

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Dot peen marker can be hand-held or machine-integrated

September 9, 2014

The Micro Mark compact dot peen marker from Kwik Mark Inc. is suitable for hand-held applications, as well as on-machine integration. The 3- by 5- by 6-in. head size offers a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field. Additional I/O with logic streamlines connection with other machinery and allows importing...

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Heavy-duty parts cleaner is biodegradable

September 8, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers Safe Scrub® ST heavy-duty cleaner for removing oil and surface soils from metal parts. The biodegradable liquid cleaner can be used on parts before or after processing. It emulsifies oil from iron and steel parts, and then holds the oil residues in solution to...

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Lift unit simplifies gas cylinder exchange

September 8, 2014

Ziamatic Corp. (Zico) has introduced the Quic-Release horizontal cylinder lift model QR-CL-H for transporting and changing gas cylinders. The unit lifts and lowers M through J gas cylinders to help reduce the chance of operator strain or back injury during cylinder exchange. Once secured, the...

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Modular multiplexor connects up to 250 devices

September 5, 2014

Heidenhain offers TTL, inductive, and analog interface modules for its MSE 1000 modular multiplexor, allowing for connection of up to 250 devices and the acquisition of measured values via Ethernet. The unit allows the user to plug in nearly any type of gauge and collect all data on numerous...

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Reel connects to any welding machine

September 4, 2014

Hannay Reels offers the power or rewind SWCR series reels, suitable for use with a single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead. A declutching arbor and nonsparking ratchet assembly prevent damage when reverse winding. A cable stop should be...

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Cantilever clamps do not twist

September 3, 2014

Kant-Twist™ cantilever clamps from Industrial Magnetics Inc. hold two pieces together, without walking off-center, for spot welding, drilling, and bolting operations. The cantilever design provides a 4-to-1 clamp ratio to eliminate distorting and twisting of workpieces. The free-floating jaws...

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Ductless ventilation system removes welding smoke

September 2, 2014

The Clean Air Tower from Kemper is a ventilation system suitable for production halls and workshops where local extraction of welding smoke is insufficient or impossible. It protects employees and machinery from welding smoke contamination and fine dust. The freestanding, two-stage filter unit...

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Software documents inverter welding machine data, tracks costs

September 2, 2014

EWM offers ewm Xnet software, designed to help ensure comprehensive welding quality assurance and the optimization of all welding tasks. The software facilitates the connection of all of the manufacturer’s Multimatrix inverter welding machines to visualize and document their data, track costs,...

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Software creates, shares visual work instructions for manufacturing

August 28, 2014

Visual Knowledge Share offers VKS software for creating, sharing, and viewing step-by-step visual work instructions in any manufacturing environment. It offers integrated quality check lists, automatic revision control, and live KPI graphs. Users can standardize upon best processes to help raise...

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Mobile workstation lifts loads up to 500 lbs.

August 26, 2014

Unidex Inc. offers a new portable, electric workstation. It features a 12-V battery-powered base unit for lifting loads up to 500 lbs. from a lowered height of 0 in. to a raised height of 48 in. standard or 96 in. telescoping. The workstation, which has earned CE Marking, is fitted with...

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Backpack offers maximum storage for tools

August 21, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Arsenal® 5843 tool backpack. Featuring a two-compartment design, the backpack can carry up to 50 lbs., allowing for hands-free climbing and portability of tools and equipment around the job site. The two main compartments feature 26 interior pockets, 11 PALS webbing...

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Stainless steel handwheels available with or without revolving handle

August 20, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 227.4 A4 stainless steel spoked handwheels in inch and metric sizes, with or without a revolving handle. The RoHS-compliant handwheels offer high mechanical strength and are not affected by shock and knocks. The handwheel body is pressed A4 (AISI 316L) stainless steel,...

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