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Reusable respirator features low profile - TheFabricator.com

Reusable respirator features low profile

August 15, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new LPR-100 half-mask respirator with a patented low-profile design to fit under most welding helmets. Part of the Arc Armor™ line of welding protective products, the respirator features a NIOSH-certified design that filters out 99.97 percent of...

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Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers - TheFabricator.com

Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers

August 15, 2012

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has developed a low-profile cart that spins on its own length to simplify the unloading of bulk containers filled with large items. The six-wheeled cart measures 6.5 in. high from floor to deck and has a 50- by 50-in. usable deck area. Additional features include a...

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Abrasivejet machines handle low- to high-volume production - TheFabricator.com

Abrasivejet machines handle low- to high-volume production

August 15, 2012

OMAX® Corp. will demonstrate abrasive waterjet machining technology at FABTECH Intl. Cutting materials from composites to rubber to titanium, the abrasivejet machines handle low- and high-volume production for shops of all sizes in all industry segments. The machines, available in a variety...

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Laser cutting robot offers high cutting path accuracy - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting robot offers high cutting path accuracy

August 15, 2012

The new Motoman® MC2000 Master Cut robot is designed with high rigidity and precision drives to provide path accuracy for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners. Path accuracy can be within 0.004 in., depending on the application. Formcut software automatically generates the ideal path...

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Fume extraction system keeps smoke away from laser

August 14, 2012

RoboVent designs and builds custom fume extraction systems for laser welding operations. The Plaser series collectors help decrease the number of faulty welds caused by smoke interfering with the laser and create a cleaner work environment by isolating most of the fumes to the laser welding cell....

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Zigzag press feeding system allows part nesting - TheFabricator.com

Zigzag press feeding system allows part nesting

August 14, 2012

Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP) has produced a new 18- by 0.030-in. by 15,000-lb. zigzag press feeding system featuring a stock reel, straightener, threading tables, and zigzag servo feed for an appliance manufacturer. The system allows parts to be nested together for a 22 percent scrap savings...

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Roller conveyance shotblaster features zero-speed sensors - TheFabricator.com

Roller conveyance shotblaster features zero-speed sensors

August 14, 2012

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the RT 6012 pass-through industrial blaster. Measuring 60 in. wide by 12 in. tall, the redesigned unit incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance protection. The newest blasters come with zero-speed sensors as standard on the...

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Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger - TheFabricator.com

Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger

August 9, 2012

CS Unitec's SKF 25 beveling machine provides quick, simplified preparation of weld seams and bevels steel pipes 6.25 in. dia. and larger. It is suitable for use on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. The machine has a continuously adjustable angle of 15 to 60 degrees and a...

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Weld blankets protect against welding sparks, cutting spatter - TheFabricator.com

Weld blankets protect against welding sparks, cutting spatter

August 9, 2012

Goff's Enterprises has added weld blankets to its product line. The lightweight, flexible weld blankets are designed to be draped over materials, equipment, vehicles, and vehicle interiors to provide protection from welding and grinding sparks, molten and hot metal debris, and torch cutting...

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Mitering band saw designed for large beams, structural material - TheFabricator.com

Mitering band saw designed for large beams, structural material

August 8, 2012

Behringer has introduced the new HBP-510/1208G mitering band saw for precision, high-speed cutting of large structural beams and profiles. With a cutting range of 47.2 by 20.0 in. and a bilateral miter of 30 degrees off of 90 degrees on both left and right side, the new saw is suitable for use...

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Modular waterjet pump designed for tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Modular waterjet pump designed for tight spaces

August 8, 2012

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the iP36-50 modular waterjet intensifier pump. The portable, 36-KSI, 50-HP pump has a modular design, allowing it to move into tight spaces. The pump produces up to 1.8 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for precision cutting, cleaning, and...

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Automated magnetic filter cleans fluids without interrupting production

August 7, 2012

Eclipse Magnetics has introduced Automag Compact, a high-intensity, automated magnetic filter designed for small to medium-sized precision metal machining processes such as grinding, honing, milling, and superfinishing. The patented magnetic circuit extracts potentially damaging ferrous particles,...

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Surface measuring system uses wireless Bluetooth technology - TheFabricator.com

Surface measuring system uses wireless Bluetooth technology

August 7, 2012

With the introduction of the MarSurf® XR 1 surface measuring system, Mahr has bridged the gap between portable surface measuring devices and larger, full-featured, PC-based surface measurement and evaluation systems. The unit is suitable for use in the measurement lab or on the shop floor...

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Inductive proximity sensors detect more than one metal with no adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Inductive proximity sensors detect more than one metal with no adjustments

August 7, 2012

Pepperl+Fuchs NRB/NRN series inductive proximity sensors with reduction factor 1 can detect every kind of metal at the same operating distance, as well as over greater distances than is possible with standard inductive sensors, the company states. Cylindrical sensor models are available in...

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Rack prevents damage to finished parts

August 6, 2012

Royal Products has introduced the Econo-Rack™, a device that collects finished parts as they come off of any bar-fed CNC lathe. It prevents damage to finished parts by feeding products onto a turntable covered by a low-friction UHMW material instead of into an oil-filled collection bucket. The...

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