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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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Roll forming machine delivers product mix flexibility - TheFabricator.com

Roll forming machine delivers product mix flexibility

October 3, 2012

Dreistern has developed a new roll forming machine concept offering product mix flexibility. The multifunctional roll forming machine allows operations such as roll forming, punching, and welding to be executed at any position on the machine via component exchange — within a time period...

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Plasma system nozzles help eliminate leaking coolant - TheFabricator.com

Plasma system nozzles help eliminate leaking coolant

October 3, 2012

Hypertherm has introduced eight Centricut CoolFlow™ nozzles for Komatsu Rasor 40 and 90/120 plasma torches that eliminate the problem of leaking coolant. An O-ring seal keeps the coolant in the torch to cool the nozzle and other consumables. The company also offers Centricut SilverLine...

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Corrosion-control products made for cold-temperature application

October 2, 2012

Cortec® Corp. offers several corrosion-control products designed for low-temperature application, shipping, or storage of material. EcoLine® 3690, a USDA-certified, open-atmosphere corrosion inhibitor, is a biodegradable, biobased, ready-to-use temporary coating. When applied on the surface, it...

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Solid paint marker designed in small package - TheFabricator.com

Solid paint marker designed in small package

October 2, 2012

LA-CO Industries has introduced the Quik Stik® Mini to the Markal® line of industrial markers. The compact industrial marker makes paint marks that dry in 5 to 7 min. The plastic barrel will not break, and the twist-up knob advances and retracts the solid paint for 100 percent marker...

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Scanning probe head measures complex part features - TheFabricator.com

Scanning probe head measures complex part features

October 2, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has released the LSP-X1h probe head for analog scanning on select Global Silver CMMs. The 3-D analog scanning probe collects thousands of data points for evaluation of complex part features. It supports single-point probing, high-speed scanning, and self-centering modes in...

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Retrofit turns manual CMM into 3-D model-based inspection system

October 1, 2012

Verisurf Software has introduced complete CMM retrofits that add Verisurf X6 software and new USB communications to any manual CMM, transforming it into a 3-D model-based inspection system. With the retrofit, users can perform model-based definition and inspection, with the ability to read...

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Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection - TheFabricator.com

Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection

October 1, 2012

Galeton has introduced Panther Premium leather welder's gloves. They feature a thick lining and a double-layer leather thumb joint to protect workers' hands from heat and hot tools. Kevlar®-sewn seams are welted to prevent tearing, and a 5-in. cuff gives extra heat...

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Safety scale checks barrier-guard openings for OSHA compliance

October 1, 2012

Danray Products LLC has introduced its new OSHA guard safety scale. It can be used to check the openings in barrier guards during their design, installation, and inspection for compliance with Table O-10 of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217. The yellow, three-section, folding scale is 33.5 in. long, so it...

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Stainless steel tube bends easily - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel tube bends easily

September 27, 2012

Classic Tube offers stainless tubing made in U.S. mills from U.S. strip stainless steel made exclusively for its products. SAE and ASTM specifications are used to create stainless that is soft enough to avoid cracks during flaring or crimps during bending. The tubing performs and lasts as well...

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Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity - TheFabricator.com

Compact screw assemblies have 475-kN static load capacity

September 27, 2012

Rexroth offers newly developed planetary screw assemblies that allow for heavy loads to be moved quickly. The drive elements are available in five sizes with a static load capacity of up to 475 kN. The compact units require less installation space than ball screw assemblies with the same...

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