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Racks, dividers developed for vertical lift module

June 2, 2015

Kardex Remstar LLC has developed tool racks made of plastic, metal, or wood for use in the Shuttle XP vertical lift module (VLM), allowing users to optimize the space inside. The line includes plastic boxes for compartmentalizing trays, tool racks with adjustable holders, and divider systems....

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Washing/drying machine cleans inserts before coating

June 2, 2015

Vapormatt has introduced the Ocelot washing and drying machine, designed to clean and dry wet-blasted cemented carbide inserts at one station before coating. The stainless steel, compact, all-in-one unit features a deionized water plant, air and water filtration systems, and a vacuum unit. The...

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Degaussing system demagnetizes ferromagnetic materials for welding

June 1, 2015

EWM has introduced the degauss 600 degaussing system to eliminate magnetism in the workpiece so that it cannot have an adverse effect on the welding process. This helps stabilize the arc and ensure reproducible welding results. The two core components of the system are the degaussing power...

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Small-scale linear encoder designed for limited-space applications

May 29, 2015

Numerik Jena’s LIK 41 kit-style optical linear encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which space is limited. It has a graduation of 20 µm with lengths up to 98.43 ft. The scale can be mounted in two ways. Singleflex is mounted directly to...

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Downdraft worktable removes dust, smoke, vapors

May 29, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries offers the DCV-8 enclosed downdraft worktable, designed to draw dust, smoke, and vapors down and away from the operator during hand grinding, polishing, and finishing. The unit is constructed of 12-ga. steel with a 30- by 34-in. tabletop constructed of reinforced 14-ga....

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Ranger bump cap protects wearer from impact, elements

May 28, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Skullerz® 8955 ranger bump cap. It combines an impact-resistant ABS shell with a wide brim for shade and protection from the elements. The hat is compliant to EN 812: 2012, with a patented flanged shell design that expands or contracts to fit the worker’s head in...

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File conversion capability added to manufacturing software

May 27, 2015

MIE Solutions has announced the release of MIE File Reader file conversion capability for MIE Trak Pro software. With the addition, the software can take PDF purchase order files from a customer and convert them automatically into sales orders. With this functionality, users can process any...

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Hydraulic systems, components featured on line card

May 26, 2015

IC-Fluid Power has released a newly updated line card for 2015 that presents the company’s hydraulic products and in-house capabilities. The firm offers off-the-shelf and custom hydraulic systems and...

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Data logger collects information on high-temp heat-treatment applications

May 26, 2015

The DATAPAQ® TP3 data logger provides 10 or 20 measurement channels for profiling and surveying in high-temperature heat-treatment applications. With accuracy of +/-0.5 degree F, it stores up to 3.6 million data points. Thermal and ingress protection have been enhanced to help ensure optimal...

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ERP software takes mystery out of finished goods costing

May 21, 2015

Global Shop Solutions has introduced FLOOOM, an ERP software that helps manufacturers determine how much individual inventory cost components contribute to the total cost of finished goods. The software measures freight, labor, overhead, outside, other, and material (FLOOOM), allowing users to...

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Laser marking system’s large chamber handles oversized parts

May 21, 2015

Laser Photonics, a subsidiary of Fonon Corp., has released the LaserTower™ Professional CM 3-D marking and engraving system. Its large processing chamber handles oversized parts. The rotary motor is placed on a precision linear bearing track to adapt to various-length circumferential marking...

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Tube connection process speeds assembly of instrumentation systems

May 21, 2015

Parker Hannifin offers flared-cone connection (FCC) technology to help enhance the performance of compression-style tube connections for instrumentation system designers and installers. Designed for working pressures as high as 22,500 PSI, it speeds the assembly of instrument tubing systems for...

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Process modifies, creates new surfaces

May 20, 2015

Micropyretics Heaters Intl. Inc. offers Cascade e-Ion Plasma™ technology for such processes as tool bit coating, nonstick surfacing, glass bending, brazing, sintering, CVD/PVD, and surface cleaning. The reducing beam enables the simple formation of nitrides and oxynitrides for possible use on...

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New version of sheet metal forming software released

May 18, 2015

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released FormingSuite 2015 for sheet metal forming and costing engineers, designers, and estimators in the automotive, aerospace, consumer product, and electrical/electronic industries. The software introduces new technologies to stamping simulation and...

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Remote service plan helps minimize equipment downtime

May 18, 2015

Muller has introduced real-time equipment support through its remote service plan for its stretch-wrapping machines. The service option allows technicians to connect to the equipment through a secure network and, within minutes, login and diagnose, correct, or upgrade any part of the equipment...

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