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Two-wheel hand truck lifts 200-lb. loads up to 37 in.

January 28, 2016

The LNB-2 from Lift’n Buddy is a powered, elevating, two-wheel hand truck that offers the vertical lifting capability of a small powered stacker. The adjustable-height platform positions loads at the touch of a button to help eliminate operator bending and stretching during loading,...

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Induction dryer heats steel strip at 722 FPM

January 27, 2016

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic® has shipped a 1,900-kW, 100,000-Hz induction heating dryer system to a steel strip galvanizing producer for drying coatings including passivation, with and without chrome products, and organics. The induction dryer is designed to heat steel strip 0.02 to 0.10 in. thick...

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System allows remote monitoring of tube and pipe welding

January 27, 2016

Xiris Automation Inc. offers a new weld monitoring system that allows tube and pipe fabricators to monitor live GTAW, plasma welding, and laser welding processes remotely. The system includes a high-dynamic-range camera that can see simultaneously all features of the torch tip and weld arc, its...

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Hose-mounted LED illuminates surfaces during abrasive blasting

January 21, 2016

Marco Group Intl. has released the Blastmaster® 308 series hose-mounted LED light, which illuminates surfaces being abrasive-blasted. The three-LED module design produces a 45-in. round pattern of bright white light at 18 in. from the surface. The light features an abrasion-resistant urethane...

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Air knives handle cooling, drying, blowoff applications

January 19, 2016

Vortec offers air knives that transform ordinary compressed air into a uniform sheet of amplified air for blowoff of water and debris, high-speed drying or cooling, and air curtains. Filtered compressed airflow is amplified 25 times over its input to deliver a high-velocity sheet of laminar air...

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Industrial valves connect via Internet for consistent monitoring

January 15, 2016

Flowrox has introduced the new Smart line of industrial valves, designed for connectivity via the Internet for consistent monitoring to help reduce unplanned downtime and guarantee spare part availability. The valves are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity,...

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Yb fiber lasers offer flexibility for marking metals, plastics

January 14, 2016

Foba Laser Marking + Engraving has introduced the Y-series fiber laser marking system for direct part and product marking. Featuring newly developed scan head technology and a modular design, the system can be integrated in production lines and laser marking stations for a variety of marking...

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Truck oven cures part coating

January 12, 2016

Grieve Corp. has developed No. 899, a 500-degrees-F, high-temperature truck oven currently used for curing a coating on parts hanging from rods at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions are 48 by 36 by 96 in. Nichrome wire heating elements deliver 24 kW, and a 1,000-CFM, 1-HP...

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Orbital stretch wrapper secures oddly shaped, heavy loads directly to pallet

January 12, 2016

At FABTECH 2015, Muller showcased its Yellow Jacket orbital stretch wrapper for securing oddly shaped, heavy loads directly to the pallet. The equipment is designed to secure complex fabrications, metal parts, and loose assemblies on a pallet while simultaneously minimizing the time and labor...

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Threaded plugs offer protection for NPT fittings

January 8, 2016

The Caplugs NPT series of threaded plugs protect NPT fittings from dust, moisture, and damage during shipping and storage. The lightweight, threaded plug comes in 2-, 3-, and 4-in. sizes to fit most common NPT fittings. Each size comes with a 1-in. lug on top for tightening and...

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Catalog highlights ultrasonic cleaners

January 5, 2016

UltraSonic LLC has published an eight-page catalog featuring its line of ultrasonic cleaners with capacities from 2.6 to 210 gal. Each model features side-mounted transducers to eliminate blind spots on parts being cleaned, as well as a V-bottom for cleaning between batches (benchtop units feature...

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Reel designed for twin welding hose

January 5, 2016

The N400 series spring rewind gas welding reels from Hannay Reels are designed to handle twin 1/4- through 3/8-in. welding hose for oxyfuel welding applications. The reels feature a heavy-duty spring motor, nonsparking ratchet assembly, and a declutching arbor to prevent damage during reverse...

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Rotary hearth oven preheats, cures powder coatings

December 31, 2015

The Grieve Corp. has developed No. 816, a 500-degrees-F, gas-fired, rotary hearth oven, for preheating and curing powder coatings onto electric motor parts. Workspace dimensions are 54 by 54 by 72 in. It features 350,000 BTU/hr. installed in a modulating gas burner, while a 4,200-CFM, 3-HP...

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CNC introduced for cutting systems

December 18, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced the EDGE® Connect CNC for plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems. It includes the newest version of Phoenix™ software, as well as CutPro Wizard™ for job setup and an introductory version of ProNest® CNC nesting software. This added software allows table...

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Automated feed system positions material up to 2,100 lbs.

December 15, 2015

TigerStop® offers the Heavy Duty 2™ for automation of new and existing machinery in pushing, pulling, and positioning applications. The automated feed system positions material up to 2,100 lbs. and 108 ft. with accuracy of 0.008 in. Options include TigerLink 6 parts list downloading...

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