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Tool removes 2,000 lbs./hr. of waterjet abrasive waste - TheFabricator.com

Tool removes 2,000 lbs./hr. of waterjet abrasive waste

August 20, 2012

Barton Intl. will present live demonstrations of the Barton abrasive removal tool (BART®) at FABTECH 2012. The portable system removes waste abrasive from waterjet cutting machines. The tool is designed to fit between the waterjet table's slats and can be operated while the waterjet is...

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Double-sheet detector integrated into robotic end-of-arm tooling - TheFabricator.com

Double-sheet detector integrated into robotic end-of-arm tooling

August 20, 2012

SAS Automation has introduced the DSD-36 double-metal-sheet detector for detecting the thickness of ferrous metals, helping to eliminate die and machine damage from receiving too many sheets. The presence of a double sheet produces an output to stop the machine or to signal the operator. The...

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Fabricating software customizable for user requirements

August 20, 2012

Wittlock Eng. has released the latest version of WE-CIM Advanced Fabrication software. Version 20 allows users to manipulate the software to their requirements, including automatic true-shape nesting with drag and drop capability, reporting, tool-path optimization, customizable shape library, and...

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Profile cutting machine cuts pipe, tube, flat plate - TheFabricator.com

Profile cutting machine cuts pipe, tube, flat plate

August 16, 2012

HGG's new Multi-Profile Cutting Machine (MPC 350) is designed for construction companies with production volumes that do not justify dedicated machines for profiling pipe. The machine can be configured to cut pipes, with material positioned on pipe supports and clamped in three jaws of the...

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Laser cutting system reaches nearly 460 FPM

August 16, 2012

Haco Atlantic USA, in collaboration with Cutlite Penta, has introduced the Laser Plus precision laser cutting system, available with CO2 and fiber lasers ((2,000 to 6,000 W). Fast-piercing and auto-focusing technology, along with linear motors, allow speeds up to 459.3 FPM. The fully automatic...

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Waterjet pumps deliver 90,000 PSI - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet pumps deliver 90,000 PSI

August 16, 2012

KMT Waterjet's Streamline PRO2® series pumps feature pressure up to 90,000 PSI at 60 and 125 HP. The pump's Rapid Change UHP IntensifierSM reduces seal change time by 50 percent compared to similar UHP pumps, the company states. It features a low-torque, hard-seal end cap design, eliminates...

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PE films protect metal surfaces during laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

PE films protect metal surfaces during laser cutting

August 16, 2012

American Biltrite Inc. has added LaserRite™ 8695 and 8696 products to its ProtecRite® family of products. The solvent-rubber, white, PE films are designed to protect metal surfaces during laser cutting and over the course of the supply chain. No film vaporization is required —...

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Circular saw blades designed to cut aluminum - TheFabricator.com

Circular saw blades designed to cut aluminum

August 16, 2012

The M. K. Morse Co. has introduced Metal Devil New Xtreme Technology (NXT™) aluminum-cutting circular saw blades. Ten blades are available from 5.375 to 14 in. dia. According to the manufacturer, the blades provide smooth, fast cuts in a variety of aluminum shapes and...

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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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