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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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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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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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Catalog highlights blowoff, cooling products

August 4, 2016

Exair’s Catalog 30 is a 192-page technical guide offering products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating, and static electricity applications. Featured products include air knives, stainless steel air jets, air wipes, vortex tubes, cold gun tool coolers, and...

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DIN-rail power supplies are compact

July 28, 2016

IDEC Corp. has introduced the PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies, replacing the PS5R and PS5R-S series. They are available in 7.5-, 10-, 15-, 30-, 60-, 90-, 120-, and 240-W versions. They are compact, with overall dimensions reduced by up to 25 percent from previous generations. Operating...

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UV-A LED lamp designed for use in the field

July 25, 2016

Spectroline’s OPTIMAX™ 365 cordless UV-A (365-nm) LED inspection lamp is designed to meet the needs of inspectors in the field. It is suitable for magnetic particle and fluorescent penetrant inspection. Nominal steady-state UV-A intensity is 18,000 µW/cm² at a distance of 15 in. Powered by...

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Shop management software upgraded

July 21, 2016

Sightline Systems has released Assure 2.0, which allows users to monitor multiple servers and access control servers; applications; storage devices; network devices; and peripherals, such as cameras and doorlocks. Enhanced with new views and customized dashboards, the software also enables...

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Stainless steel hardware offered

July 20, 2016

Emka offers stainless steel locks and hinges, along with suitable gasket profiles, for specialist stainless steel enclosures, GRP, and lightly finished steel housings that require high corrosionresistance or the high strength of stainless steel. One-quarter turn IP65 locks and latches, including...

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Vacuum generator platform enhanced

July 19, 2016

Improved and intelligent blowoff functions, a split unit design, and a self-adhesion control feature are some of the newly added extras on offer in Piab’s premium piCOMPACT®23 vacuum generator platform. The system also includes IO-Link communication. The compact, all-in-one ejector platform...

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Filter delivers HEPA performance with MERV 16 rating

July 18, 2016

Tri-Mer Corp.’s Tri-Flow Compact filter technology for submicron particulate and fumes has a MERV 16 rating and is designed to deliver HEPA filter-quality performance. According to the manufacturer, the system provides two to three times more filtration area than filter bags with efficiencies...

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Lubrication control system controls dispensing to a fraction of a drop

July 14, 2016

Unist offers Quantum™ minimum-quantity lubrication (MQL) technology. The system interfaces directly to machines to digitally control lubricant dispensing down to a fraction of a drop. Using the system with the company’s spindle kit allows through-spindle MQL. Since the system supports up to...

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Pliers instantly adjust to hold large or small workpieces

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the new Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The pliers have a four-position adjustment so the user can adjust the jaws for holding capacities from ¼ to 3 in. The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to...

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