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Sensor inputs added to press controller for more flexible monitoring

July 16, 2012

Cieco Inc. has announced that the die protection module of its Automator II press controller now has up to 40 sensor inputs available. That's more than twice as many as originally offered and provides users with more flexible sensor monitoring capabilities, the company states. Each sensor can be...

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Turnkey systems produce spirally welded, longitudinally welded large pipe

July 16, 2012

Schuler offers turnkey systems for large-pipe production, designed to meet demand in natural resource extraction applications. Systems for producing spirally welded and longitudinally welded pipes are available. For the production of spirally welded large pipes, both online and offline processes...

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Free app simplifies working with technical gases

July 16, 2012

Witt offers iGASES, a new app for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices that answers questions about technical gases. The new app serves as a reference work for all current technical gases, including important physical-chemical characteristics such as density, steam pressure, ignition range,...

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Ecofriendly skin cleanser designed for industrial worker

July 16, 2012

Hands Maid™, developed by Wrenchers Body Products LLC, is a botanical, natural skin cleanser for heavy-duty applications in industrial trades and machine work. The hand cleaner uses soybean for cleaning and walnut shells for scrubbing and exfoliating rather than pumice....

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Slug retention unit prevents slugs from pulling during stamping - TheFabricator.com

Slug retention unit prevents slugs from pulling during stamping

July 12, 2012

Slugs that pull during a stamping operation can end up in the work zone and potentially damage either the stamped part or the die. DTC Products, a division of Dec Tool Corp., has developed a patented device, the Slug Retention Machine, that prevents slugs from pulling back onto the die block....

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Remote control permanent lift magnet eliminates cords

July 12, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced the DynamicLift™ lifting magnet. Featuring MagSwitch™ technology, it is the first remote-operated permanent lift magnet that allows an operator to turn the magnet on and off using a remote control, without the need of air or electricity, the company...

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Tooling forms hinges in punch press - TheFabricator.com

Tooling forms hinges in punch press

July 11, 2012

Fabricators can form many different types, lengths, and diameters of hinges for a variety of applications using hinge tooling from Mate Precision Tooling. The tooling forms hinges in mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel in thicknesses from 0.030 to 0.060 in., incorporating pin diameters...

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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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