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Nitrogen purging system eliminates oxide deposits during brazing

July 14, 2009

Western Enterprises has announced the availability of a system that uses nitrogen for purging oxygen from AC line sets to eliminate oxide deposits during the brazing process.This system, called the...

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Diverter exhausts air from industrial machinery

July 14, 2009

Nordfab Ducting has introduced a standard-duty diverter that exhausts air only from industrial machinery while it is operating to help reduce the amount of heated or cooled air exhausted from the work...

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Weld backing tape suitable for up to 240 amps

July 14, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about its Argweld® weld backing tape. Three different grades of tape are available for welding up to 240 amps.The tape is placed...

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Press brake die storage system accommodates any die width

July 14, 2009

Proper Storage Systems Inc. has introduced a new press brake storage unit with rollout shelves. Each shelf has 10 sets of adjustable blocking to accommodate any die width. The shelves are 30 in. deep...

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Packing robot features 110.3-lb. payload, 360-degree work envelope

July 14, 2009

Motoman's four-axis MPK50 robot with DX100 controller for packing applications features a 110.3-lb. payload and a 360-degree work envelope. A slim manipulator design enables it to reach into confined...

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Filters help EDMs run at peak efficiencies

July 14, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG), a division of MC Machinery Systems Inc., offers Van-TG premium high-performance filters for EDM users.The 5-micron filters now are available in 0.5 to 1.5 microns...

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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process...

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SPC system inspects tight-tolerance parts, calibrates gauge blocks

July 14, 2009

The Heidenhain ND 287 inspection system combines a Certo length gauge with an ND 287 digital readout (DRO) equipped with SPC. Common applications include inspection of parts with tight tolerances and...

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Cut-resistant gloves available in 24 styles

July 14, 2009

Showa Best Glove offers more than 24 styles of cut-resistant hand and arm protection, including Best's Zorb-IT®, T-Flex®, D-Flex®, and Nitty Gritty®gloves and Showa's Atlas® and...

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Manufacturing control software manages order execution, material flow

July 14, 2009

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has released a new version of its Proficy® Tracker software, which manages the execution of orders and the related flow of...

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Arvite Technologies adds CO2 CNC laser capacity

July 14, 2009

To increase its laser cutting capacity, Arvite Technologies Inc., Erie, Pa., has added a TRUMPF 2030 TruLaser to its production line.The machine allows the company to cut almost any shape, regardless...

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STI/SPFA announces 2008 Quality Award winners

July 14, 2009

Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has recognized multiple locations at more than 20 member companies in its Atmospheric Tank Section with a...

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Hainbuch America breaks ground on new facility

July 14, 2009

Hainbuch America has broken ground on construction of its new North American headquarters in Mequon, Wis.The 13,000-sq.-ft. facility will bring manufacturing of its workholding equipment to the U.S....

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum names corporate officer

July 14, 2009

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has named Sheldon Tenenbaum as senior vice president of supplier development. He joined the company in 1998 with the acquisition of...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. hires account manager

July 14, 2009

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has hired Brad Dierickse as account manager. He has 20 years of practical business experience in the industrial automation sector, having held such positions...

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