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Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts - TheFabricator.com

Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts

July 19, 2012

Creform Corp. has designed and built a series of AGV carts to meet the needs of an automotive manufacturer for moving unpackaged parts and components from one department to another. The traverse covers more than 950 ft. while handling parts without damage, battery maintenance, or human...

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Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance

July 19, 2012

Eriez® chip and parts conveyors provide a self-contained method for moving and elevating ferrous materials. With a completely enclosed conveyor mechanism, there are no moving external parts to jam or break. The internal track system, called Tuf-Trac, is designed for low maintenance and quiet...

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Technology helps eliminate unnecessary process delays in plasma cutting - TheFabricator.com

Technology helps eliminate unnecessary process delays in plasma cutting

July 19, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced SmartCycle™ technology for integrated plasma cutting machines. According to the manufacturer, the technology boosts plasma cutting productivity by streamlining process control and machine motion and removing unnecessary process delays and...

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Plasma machine incorporates true hole, rapid part technology

July 19, 2012

Fab Line Machinery has introduced the Baykal model BPL-H plasma machine. It incorporates the Hypertherm Full Suite, which employs true hole and rapid part technology. Available options include a drill station, beveling capability, dust collection, part marking, and a pipe/tube station....

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Press fittings connect without wrenches

July 19, 2012

Cimberio Valve Co. offers FASTLOCK™, a line of malleable iron press fittings for Sch. 10-40 black and galvanized steel pipe. The fittings install with press jaws that are compatible with most press tools on the market, according to the manufacturer. There is no need for threading dies, pipe...

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Five-axis machining center features rotary swivel table - TheFabricator.com

Five-axis machining center features rotary swivel table

July 19, 2012

The HBZ Trunnion horizontal machining center from Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH is designed for five-axis machining of aluminum, steel, and titanium on table diameters of 31.5, 47.24, and 63 in. As a production machine, it is suitable for automotive, die and mold, toolmaking, machine...

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Permanent marker features retractable tip - TheFabricator.com

Permanent marker features retractable tip

July 18, 2012

LA-CO® Industries has introduced the DURA-INK® 20 permanent marker. Featuring a retractable tip, the marker is available in black and red ink for marking steel, cardboard, ceramics, glass, cloth, lumber, paper, and rubber. The industrial-grade ink is fast-drying, smearproof, and...

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Slab milling machine introduces no heat, produces no residue - TheFabricator.com

Slab milling machine introduces no heat, produces no residue

July 18, 2012

MFL, Division Sawing and Milling Technology, offers a machine that uses milling rather than conventional machining techniques such as grinding or flame descaling to machine steel slabs. The condition of the slab remains 1-to-1 unchanged. The process introduces no heat into the slab and produces...

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Flap disc combines nonwoven, coated abrasives - TheFabricator.com

Flap disc combines nonwoven, coated abrasives

July 18, 2012

Klingspor's SMT850 Plus flap disc combines nonwoven and coated abrasives for fast stock removal with a high-quality surface finish. The 4.5-in. disc is available in three different finishing grades: coarse, medium, and very...

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Ultrasonic welding machine splices wire bundles with one pulse - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic welding machine splices wire bundles with one pulse

July 18, 2012

Sonobond Ultrasonics offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It accommodates large wire bundles with one pulse, handling stranded copper wire bundles with cross sections of 1.89 to 3.94 sq. in. It also handles lightly tinned or oxidized wires up to 2.36 sq. in. without...

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Multiprocess welding system uses 115- or 208-/230-VAC input

July 18, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced the Fabricator® 211i, a fully integrated GMAW/SMAW/GTAW inverter welding system. The 57.3-lb. unit uses either 115- or 208-/230-VAC, single-phase primary power, 50 or 60 Hz. It delivers 5 to 150 amps on 115 VAC and 5 to 210 amps on 230 VAC. Voltages are switched...

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Flap disc achieves ultracool grinding on stainless

July 17, 2012

Pferd Inc. has added the POLIFAN® Strong-Freeze to its SGP line of flap discs. Featuring an extended flap length design, the new disc also features a ceramic grit that helps maintain ultracool grinding with maximum stock removal on stainless steel and other materials with poor thermal properties....

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Technology streamlines plasma cutting process - TheFabricator.com

Technology streamlines plasma cutting process

July 17, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced SmartCycle™ technology for integrated plasma cutting machines. The automatic system produces optimized nests of plasma cut parts. The technology integrates the entire cutting machine, including the CNC, gantry, plasma system, torch height...

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Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls - TheFabricator.com

Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls

July 17, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new digital controls and new headgear for its Arc Armor® Digital Elite™, Digital Performance™, and Digital Pro-Hobby™ series auto-darkening welding helmets. The company also has introduced welding helmets with two female-inspired...

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Wind-blocking curtain adds to worker comfort

July 17, 2012

Zoneworks has introduced the new wind-block curtain. Designed to keep employees comfortable and safe when loading dock doors are opened, the curtain is suitable for use in distribution centers, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities where loading docks are in close proximity to work...

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