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Products control fire risk in weld fume extraction systems

June 21, 2012

Lincoln Electric offers Guardian™ products to help reduce the risk of fires in welding fume extraction filter systems. Early detection and suppression are initiated in the event of a fire to minimize the fire hazard, to limit the system damages, and to avoid the risk of escalation and...

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Gas apparatus products updated - TheFabricator.com

Gas apparatus products updated

June 21, 2012

ESAB's Global Center of Excellence for Gas Apparatus has introduced an updated line of Purox Elite and Oxweld Elite series gas apparatus products. The product lines include welding handles, cutting attachments, hand cutting torches, regulators, and complete...

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Profile cutter's vision system scans beams for imperfections - TheFabricator.com

Profile cutter's vision system scans beams for imperfections

June 20, 2012

HGG has introduced its new robotic profile cutting (RPC) line for plasma cutting profiles such as I- and H-beams and square and rectangular tubing profiles. The plasma beam profiler's laser-triangulation vision system automatically scans beams for common imperfections, including flanges that...

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Quick-connect sets comply with OSHA requirements

June 20, 2012

Western Enterprises has launched a new line of quick connects for oxygen, fuel gases, and inert gases featuring a sleeve lock that prevents accidental separation of the quick-connect mating components. The mating components cannot be disconnected by means of a straight pull without rotary motion,...

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Pipe end prep tool features 1,800-W electric motor - TheFabricator.com

Pipe end prep tool features 1,800-W electric motor

June 19, 2012

Esco Tool has introduced the Prepzilla MILLHOG® electric ID clamping end prep tool for heavy-wall preps. The heavy-duty unit has dual-opposed tapered roller bearings, direct-drive gears, a rigid blade-lock system, and TiN-coated T-15 tool steel cutter blades. Now offered with an 1,800-W...

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Ceramic abrasives cut hard-to-grind metals - TheFabricator.com

Ceramic abrasives cut hard-to-grind metals

June 19, 2012

A new brochure from Weiler Corp. highlights its SABER TOOTH™ line of ceramic abrasives. They provide cool, fast cutting action on aluminum, stainless steel, INCONEL® alloy, titanium, and other hard-to-grind metals. The abrasives have a self-sharpening ceramic grain; a grinding aid...

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Fiber laser makes fast, deep marks - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser makes fast, deep marks

June 18, 2012

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the new 50-W LMF5000 ytterbium (Yb) fiber laser marker, which makes fast, deep marks on aluminum, tool steel, copper, brass, and graphite. Applications include high-speed marking, engraving, and deep engraving of metals, thin sheet cutting, and high-speed...

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Welding station recycles contaminated air - TheFabricator.com

Welding station recycles contaminated air

June 18, 2012

RoboVent's CrossFlow Table is a compact, self-contained system that recycles contaminated air using a high-efficiency, self-cleaning filter system. The system is operational after the power and a compressed-air hose are connected. The all-in-one bench and filtration unit is suitable for repair...

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Heavy-duty regulator compatible with most gases

June 18, 2012

The Harris Products Group has released the model 450 gas regulator. It features bronze and brass construction and a stainless steel diaphragm. The valve seat is compatible with almost any gas and is contained in a 10-micron filter, preventing particulate substance from contaminating the seat. The...

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Multitasking machine processes raw material to finished workpiece in single setup - TheFabricator.com

Multitasking machine processes raw material to finished workpiece in single setup

June 14, 2012

Mazak offers the Integrex i-200S, which processes midsize, complex components through twin turning spindles and a milling spindle with the power of a vertical machining center spindle. Featuring a footprint of 157.1 by 110.2 in., the machine turns, drills, taps, and mills while offering...

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Safety light curtain protected from damage - TheFabricator.com

Safety light curtain protected from damage

June 14, 2012

Keyence has introduced the new GL-R series safety light curtain. It is built from a 0.12-in.-thick, extruded aluminum body with a 0.35-in.-wide, recessed lens surface. This design guards the light curtain from impact damage. In addition, the housing is sealed to meet IP65 and IP67 ratings for...

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Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers - TheFabricator.com

Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers

June 13, 2012

Dorner 2200 and 2300 series low-profile belt conveyors come with a new small-pitch, modular, plastic belt option that provides nosebar transfers as tight as 0.31 in., making them suitable for infeed and outfeed to machinery, as well as unit handling within the machine. The nosebar is suitable...

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Automated equipment finds leaks in cast, welded parts

June 13, 2012

Uson-Innovative Systems (UIS) , a newly created joint venture between Uson's leak testers and Innovative Products and Equipment's automation systems expertise, provides semiautomated and fully automated leak testing systems for metal products. Automated systems, such as robotic part handling, are...

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Portable CMM designed for harsh environments - TheFabricator.com

Portable CMM designed for harsh environments

June 13, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the Sheffield 4.5.4 SF, a new line of CMMs built for the shop floor and designed to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. The portable unit has a footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., which fits through a standard door. The computer, controller, and...

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Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides - TheFabricator.com

Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides

June 12, 2012

Preferred Metalfab Inc. has introduced its new box and pan brakes and brake/shear combination machines. The units feature the same options and capacities as the company's other machines, but with removable fingers for bending four or more part sides to make complex and unusual...

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