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Laser cutting system employs automatic setup - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system employs automatic setup

November 29, 2012

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex laser cutting system for high-variation job shops. It employs the company's AO|5 automated setup functions, designed to help overcome the typical challenges of using varied workpiece material. Optimal cutting conditions can be retained during extended,...

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Guide assemblies feature tool-free punch length adjustment

November 28, 2012

Wilson Tool International® has introduced HPX™ guide assemblies for thick-turret tooling, combining tool-free punch adjustments with replaceable punch technology in one package. The guide assemblies combine EXP punch tooling — which offers a standard holder with universal punches — with the...

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GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc - TheFabricator.com

GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc

November 28, 2012

Tweco®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has introduced new Velocity™ GMAW consumables, which are integrated into the company's Fusion™ series of light-duty GMAW guns. The nonthreaded, drop-in-style contact tip eliminates the need to use tools to remove the tip, even if the...

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Oxyfuel torch offers clear view of cutting path - TheFabricator.com

Oxyfuel torch offers clear view of cutting path

November 28, 2012

Victor®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has launched its new 400 series of oxyfuel torches. The two-piece torch incorporates ergonomic handle and cutting attachment designs that offer a clear view of the cutting path, visual cues for simplified use, and enhanced safety. The contoured,...

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AC/DC inverter delivers increased amperage - TheFabricator.com

AC/DC inverter delivers increased amperage

November 28, 2012

Victor Technologies™ has redesigned its Thermal Arc® 186 AC/DC inverter for HF GTAW, lift GTAW, and SMAW. It features 15 amps more GTAW power than the Thermal Arc 185, as well as a digital operator interface. The inverter provides a welding output of 10 to 200 amps with a duty cycle...

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Welding machine can combine independent welding outputs for 800 amps - TheFabricator.com

Welding machine can combine independent welding outputs for 800 amps

November 28, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 700 Duo Pro, a diesel engine-driven welding machine and AC generator that offers independent multiarc welding in transmission pipeline, process pipe, construction, and MRO welding applications. The machine offers two independent...

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Two-finger gripper provides versatility for high-mix automated manufacturing

November 14, 2012

Robotiq has introduced the two-finger adaptive robotic gripper for handling a variety of parts in high-mix applications such as light assembly, resistance welding, machine tending, bin picking, and parts transfer. The gripper provides three distinct gripping modes — parallel, encompassing, and...

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Heat-eliminating cold gun is CE-compliant

November 14, 2012

In addition to producing a cold, quiet stream of air to reduce heat buildup in machining operations, Exair's Cold Gun Aircoolant System™ has met the safety, health, and environmental standards of the European Union to attain the CE mark. The system incorporates a stainless steel vortex tube to...

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Copper alloy serves as beryllium-copper alternative

November 14, 2012

Ampco Metal has introduced AMPCOLOY® 944, a new copper-nickel-silicone-chromium alloy developed as an alternative to beryllium copper for industrial applications requiring a combination of strength and high thermal conductivity. It provides an average hardness of 28 HRC and thermal conductivity of...

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Interactive online guide teaches welding safety

November 13, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co. has launched a welding safety interactive guide, converting its welding safety interactive DVD to an online format accessible and viewable on computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Designed to educate arc welders about potential arc welding safety hazards and the safe...

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Laser cutting machine option keeps material cool during cutting

November 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced CoolLine, a new option for its 2-D laser cutting machines that implements a water mist to cool material as it is laser-cut. The option is integrated fully into the cutting process via a special laser cutting head, varying nozzles, and a water supply tank. During cutting,...

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Abrasive cutoff wheels produce clean cuts on stainless steel

November 12, 2012

Rex-Cut® Abrasives offers Alpha-Green cutoff wheels for producing clean cuts on stainless steel. The iron-free wheels, featuring a 0.040-in. profile, can be used in straight- and right-angle grinders. Employing a proprietary, reinforced-resinoid bonding system of 60-grit aluminum oxide abrasives,...

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ANSI standard for press brakes updated

November 12, 2012

The newly revised standard, ANSI B11.3-2012 American National Standard for Machines – Safety Requirements for Power Press Brakes, is available from Omron Automation and Safety. The requirements of this standard apply to press brakes designed and constructed for bending metal. When used for...

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Bridge gantry-type robot cell handles very large structures

November 12, 2012

Reis Robotics has introduced the bridge gantry-type RBP robot. It is the biggest in the company's history, with a 442.93- by 39.37- by 9.84-ft. work envelope, for production of large structures in railway vehicle construction, shipbuilding, steel construction, and wind energy power plant...

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Abrasive grinding wheels made with precision-shaped grains

November 9, 2012

3M Abrasive Systems has introduced 3M™ Cubitron™ II bonded abrasive grinding and cutoff wheels. The precision-shaped grains continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges, which helps them cut quickly, stay sharp, and perform with less pressure than conventional grinding and cutoff...

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