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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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Machine finishes square, rectangular tube in a single pass - TheFabricator.com

Machine finishes square, rectangular tube in a single pass

August 6, 2012

AM Machinery Sales Inc. offers the FGWH150.8Z flat finishing machine, manufactured by NS-Maquinas Industriais. Developed for continuous and intensive finishing of square tubes and bars in one pass, it has four sets of double abrasive belts. This eight-station belt grinding machine finishes each...

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GMAW gun liner system allows leeway if liner is cut too short - TheFabricator.com

GMAW gun liner system allows leeway if liner is cut too short

August 6, 2012

Tregaskiss will display its new QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ system at FABTECH Intl. The system is designed to minimize the problems that can occur when a GMAW gun liner is cut too short, including poor wire feeding, burnbacks, and premature contact tip failure. It can be used with...

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Spark arrester protects against dust collector fires - TheFabricator.com

Spark arrester protects against dust collector fires

August 2, 2012

Camfil Farr APC has introduced a new spark arrester that protects its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collection systems. The arrester works without perforations or screens to channel sparks away from the filters and into the dust collector's hopper to help reduce the chance of fire....

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Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis

August 1, 2012

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has unveiled its latest software version, AutoFormplus R4. It allows users to quantify and evaluate all planning aspects of stamped sheet metal parts, such as function, quality, lead-time, and cost. In this fourth major release of the product line, the user interface was...

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Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders - TheFabricator.com

Welding machine rolls, seam welds perforated stainless cylinders

August 1, 2012

The MRL AFD SP welding machine from CEMSA S.p.A. is designed to be integrated in washing machine production lines. It provides rolling and further seam welding of perforated stainless steel cylinders. To prevent flattening of the hole borders, the system wraps the flat, precut sheet metal...

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Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup - TheFabricator.com

Double-acting magnet offers precise pickup

August 1, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has added the TPLPDA to its Magnetic Transporter® LP line, designed to transfer ferrous steel blanks magnetically in a variety of stamping, transfer, and pick-and-place applications. Engineered with rare-earth magnets that positively hold the part during transfer,...

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High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once - TheFabricator.com

High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once

July 31, 2012

AddisonMckee has designed an EB28HS4 electrically powered and hydraulically operated, CNC tube bending machine for a manufacturer of flow control products. The high-speed machine accepts tubing up to 1.10 in. dia. bending up to six components at a time. The setup incorporates four or six sets...

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e-book establishes best practices for metal stamping of medical devices

July 31, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping has published a guide for medical device manufacturers to help them evaluate quality and identify best practices in metal stamping suppliers. The e-book, Ten Quality Indicators for Selecting Metal Stamping Suppliers, is based on findings published in the U.S. Food...

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Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers - TheFabricator.com

Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers

July 31, 2012

JK Lasers has developed a patented system that directs reflected laser light away from the delivery fibers and into a beam dump without the need to adjust the focus head. Back reflection levels are monitored continually and trigger an automatic shutdown if acceptable limits are exceeded....

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Software designed for press brake applications - TheFabricator.com

Software designed for press brake applications

July 30, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released SigmaBEND AP™ press brake software. Incorporating the unfolding functionality of AutoPol™ from FCC Software AB, it automatically recognizes bend information stored in both 2-D and 3-D CAD files. Users have direct, seamless access to SolidWorks®...

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