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Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering - TheFabricator.com

Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering

July 11, 2012

Heck offers the new model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling in weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. machine uses a 2.5-HP motor to bevel 6 to 8 FPM. Features include variable angle of 15 to 45 degrees, adjustable depth of cut, trigger operation, and...

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Wireless monitoring, alerting system allows fast response times for manufacturing plants - TheFabricator.com

Wireless monitoring, alerting system allows fast response times for manufacturing plants

July 10, 2012

Quick Talk™ RQT from Ritron Inc. is an industrial-grade radio transmitter with sensor inputs and voice recording storage that automatically alerts radio-equipped personnel when plant conditions change. This technology accepts inputs from up to four switches or sensors to monitor conditions...

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Black disposable nitrile gloves hide dirt, grime - TheFabricator.com

Black disposable nitrile gloves hide dirt, grime

July 10, 2012

Magid Glove & Safety offers the new Magid® EconoWear® T9559 black, powder-free, disposable nitrile gloves. The black coloring, as opposed to the traditional blue for nitrile gloves, helps to hide dirt, grime, and grease. The ambidextrous gloves, 9.5 in. long and 5 mil thick, offer...

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Vertical machining center provides flexibility for aerospace machining

July 9, 2012

Makino has introduced the D300 five-axis vertical machining center, designed for small, complex, 3-D contouring of parts in aerospace machining, medical manufacturing, high-end job shop, and die/mold applications. The worktable offers a work area diameter of 11.81 in., accommodating workpiece...

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Box and pan brake is heaviest of 16-ga. models - TheFabricator.com

Box and pan brake is heaviest of 16-ga. models

July 9, 2012

Woodward-Fab has introduced the new model Boss 16 box and pan brake with a 0.0625-in. thickness capacity. The 4-ft. brake is the heaviest 16-ga. brake in the world, according to the company, with an extra-heavy frame and thick fingers. It is suitable for both automotive and industrial...

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3-D optical measurement system turns robot into metrology device - TheFabricator.com

3-D optical measurement system turns robot into metrology device

July 9, 2012

Hexagon Metrology Inc. will introduce the new Cognitens WLS400A for automated measurement applications at IMTS 2012. The 3-D optical measurement system can transform a robot into a metrology device. Suitable for the motor vehicle and aerospace industries, the white light-based system is used to...

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Wet abrasive saw engineered for quality testing of foundry castings - TheFabricator.com

Wet abrasive saw engineered for quality testing of foundry castings

June 28, 2012

The Kalamazoo Industries model K36 wet abrasive saw is designed for foundries that need to cut very large heat-treated castings for porosity inspection. The saw features a 50-HP motor driving a 36-in. abrasive wheel with an abrasive composition engineered for the specific alloy being cut....

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Plasma cutting tools added to cost estimating software

June 28, 2012

MTI Systems Inc. has added Hypertherm HyPerformance plasma cutting systems to the Costimator cost estimating software work center library, adding "laserlike" cutting performance for estimating comparison options. Cost estimators can select from more than 3,500 work centers included in the...

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Large-format laser system features small footprint - TheFabricator.com

Large-format laser system features small footprint

June 28, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne offers the model 430 precision laser system. It combines high precision and large-format workholding capabilities for industrial laser welding and cutting. The company will show the system at IMTS 2012 with a rack-mounted fiber laser with more than 1,400 W of peak power...

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Machining center processes tube in three stages - TheFabricator.com

Machining center processes tube in three stages

June 27, 2012

BLM Group USA offers the EM80 combined automatic sawing and end machining center for the cutting, chamfering, facing, boring, threading, and profiling of tube. The machine operates in several stages or stations. The first cuts the tube or bar to length; the second performs turning operations...

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Air plasma cutting system severs metal up to 2 in. thick

June 27, 2012

Hypertherm has introduced the Powermax105®, a 105-amp air plasma cutting system for hand and automated cutting and gouging designed to cut 1.25-in.-thick metal and sever metal up to 2 in. thick. The system features seven different torch options. Patented SmartSense™ technology automatically...

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Band saw designed for high-speed aluminum cutting - TheFabricator.com

Band saw designed for high-speed aluminum cutting

June 27, 2012

Behringer has introduced the new HBM800ALU band saw for high-speed cutting of aluminum and other nonferrous materials. The fully automatic saw uses a 1.25-in. saw blade, either bimetal or carbide-tipped. After stock is loaded, the machine manages all aspects of the process and displays real-time...

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Fasteners' nylon insert prevents threaded mating hardware from loosening - TheFabricator.com

Fasteners' nylon insert prevents threaded mating hardware from loosening

June 26, 2012

PEM® nylon insert, self-locking fasteners from PennEngineering® provide a reusable, nonmetallic prevailing torque thread lock to prevent threaded mating hardware from loosening in service because of vibration or other application-related forces. Their trademarked blue nylon hexagonal...

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Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent - TheFabricator.com

Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent

June 26, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced Victor® Professional EST4 EDGE™ series two-stage gas regulators for acetylene, oxygen, inert gases, CO2, methane, and hydrogen. The regulators feature an efficient internal flow path to help improve consistency from full to empty cylinder. They...

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Dot peen system marks up to four characters/sec.

June 26, 2012

The I-Mark™ H series from Columbia Marking Tools is a programmable dot peen system that marks metal parts at speeds up to four characters/sec. It can perform linear, angular, circular, and 2-D data matrix imprinting in either benchtop or hand-held mode. The turnkey system comes with a pneumatic...

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