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Welding helmet integrates five levels of protection

October 16, 2012

The new 3M Speedglas 9100 MP welding helmet integrates five levels of protection — head, eye, face, respiratory, and hearing — into one system. The helmet features adjustable settings for the headband and face seal to profile each user’s head and face. The clear, protective visor, which...

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Dynamic feedback system monitors, regulates laser parameters - TheFabricator.com

Dynamic feedback system monitors, regulates laser parameters

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the patented Adaptive Laser Cutting (ALC™) system, which provides real-time monitoring and feedback control of the laser cutting process. The dynamic feedback system monitors and regulates laser power, speed, and assist gas pressure to help optimize cutting...

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Digital turntable rotates weld assemblies to 300 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Digital turntable rotates weld assemblies to 300 lbs.

October 15, 2012

MK Products has introduced the new CobraTurn™ digital turntable. With a balanced load capacity of 300 lbs. (horizontally) in forward and reverse operation, the turntable rotates small to large weld assemblies. The blue LED offers 0.1-RPM, digital, real-time feedback and displays the...

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Monitoring system lets operators analyze waterjet machine parameters - TheFabricator.com

Monitoring system lets operators analyze waterjet machine parameters

October 15, 2012

OMAX® Corp. offers the new Intelli-VISOR™ system monitoring package to oversee the status and performance of the company's JetMachining® abrasive waterjet machines throughout the cutting process. The system connects operation controls with machine maintenance. As a function of the...

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Portable marking system handles flats, rounds - TheFabricator.com

Portable marking system handles flats, rounds

October 11, 2012

SIC Marking USA offers hand-held dot peen marking systems for marking flat and round workpieces such as plate, pipe, and fabricated vessels, especially products with heavy weight. The cast aluminum body and handle make the markers suitable for rugged shop environments. Two marking head sizes...

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Inspection service helps ensure welds are fit for purpose

October 11, 2012

Keighley Laboratories offers a comprehensive weld testing and inspection service, including welding procedure consultancy and approval; welder qualification tests, on-site weld investigation; and through its newly upgraded Test House, a complete range of destructive, nondestructive, and...

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Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing - TheFabricator.com

Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing

October 11, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added a line of surface preparation aluminum oxide and silicon carbide wheels and discs. The surface conditioning line is designed for blending, smoothing, and finishing stainless steel, steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. Made from nonwoven material...

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Dual-edge scraper blade added to postwelding cleanup tools - TheFabricator.com

Dual-edge scraper blade added to postwelding cleanup tools

October 10, 2012

Innovative Product Ideas LLC has announced the addition of the DuaLast® Edge Technology scraper blade to its Scrape-N-Burr postwelding and work surface area cleanup tools. The dual working edges of the blade are formulated to hold up to the repeated pounding of steel on steel without...

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Absorbent mat soaks up 43 oz. liquid per pad - TheFabricator.com

Absorbent mat soaks up 43 oz. liquid per pad

October 10, 2012

New Pig Corp. offers the Pig Blue® absorbent mat. According to the manufacturer, the mat soaks up more liquid — up to 43 oz. per pad — from both high-volume leaks and spills and everyday cleanup tasks than any other of its mats. FiberFusion technology fuses superabsorbent...

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Destacker tooling design feeds aluminum, steel blanks - TheFabricator.com

Destacker tooling design feeds aluminum, steel blanks

October 10, 2012

Bilsing Automation offers a flexible destacking system that can separate and feed both steel and aluminum blanks in various sizes and configurations. The system comprises 2.5-in.-dia. aluminum round-body tooling and other components manufactured by the company. During a cycle, the automation...

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Material handling robot handles large, heavy parts

October 9, 2012

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the M-900iB/700 super-heavy-payload material handling robot. It has a 29.28-ft. horizontal reach and 0.77-ton payload capacity. The robot can handle very large and heavy parts, such as aerospace and power train components, engines, truck and bus frames,...

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Safety interface controller monitors presence-sensing devices

October 9, 2012

Tapeswitch Corp. has introduced a new, compact safety interface controller, the PSSR-2. Its technology offers integrity monitoring of any presence-sensing safety switch, mat, edge, and bumper product with a 6.8K Ω or 8.2 K Ω end-of-the-line resistor. The controller has a safety performance of...

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Image processing systems automate surface inspection - TheFabricator.com

Image processing systems automate surface inspection

October 9, 2012

Vitronic offers Vinspec turnkey automated surface inspection systems. The 2-D and 3-D camera-based systems generally are installed inline to inspect surfaces at production speed. Parts with any shape, area, and contours are recorded reliably, even when the part is not positioned precisely, the...

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Mild steel cut charts designed to help increase beveling accuracy

October 4, 2012

Hypertherm will unveil new edge profiling technology at FABTECH designed to help fabricators and CNC table manufacturers achieve accurate bevel cuts. The technology includes factory-tested mild steel cut charts for the manufacturer's HyPerformance HPRXD plasma systems. These cut charts contain...

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Siphon-fed spray nozzles designed for nonpressurized applications

October 3, 2012

Exair's new siphon-fed spray nozzles atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Requiring no liquid pressure, they can be used with gravity-fed liquids or lift liquids from a maximum siphon height of 36 in. The stainless steel nozzles combine liquid and compressed air to create a spray with a...

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