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Waterjet cutting system features small footprint - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting system features small footprint

May 29, 2012

TECHNI Waterjet™ has introduced the new Intec-G2 Value series of small-footprint waterjet cutting systems. The system, which features a large monitor screen, is available with an optional remote control pendant. The Skip and Float™ option helps ensure a constant standoff height over...

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Misting fans help beat summer heat

May 29, 2012

Big Ass Fan Company® has added high-pressure, filtered misting systems to its 8-ft. AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® portable industrial fans. According to the company, they produce a cooling effect equivalent to 22 and 11 tons of air conditioning, respectively. . The new systems produce an ultrafine...

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Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter stud heads help reduce stress on panels

May 24, 2012

PEM® self-clinching studs from PennEngineering® are designed with large-diameter heads for heavy-duty attachment applications. The enlarged, nonflush stud head distributes axial tightening force over a large area to reduce compressive stress on the panel and provide full thread strength....

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Portable CMM is self-contained

May 24, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has launched the Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Designed for harsh manufacturing environments, the portable machine has a footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., allowing it to fit through a standard door. Its computer, controller, and interface boxes...

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Carbide-tip cutter line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Carbide-tip cutter line expanded

May 23, 2012

Hougen Mfg. has expanded its line of Copperhead™ carbide-tip annular cutters with more sizes and depths. The cutters are available in diameters up to 2 in. and depths of cut from 2, 3, and 4 in. With full-length flutes and special tool geometry, the cutters resist wear when cutting...

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Coil joiner incorporates laser cutting, welding in single head - TheFabricator.com

Coil joiner incorporates laser cutting, welding in single head

May 22, 2012

Joining Technologies Inc. has added new features and functions to its Infinite Web® all-in-one coil joiner. The noncontact splicing process incorporates laser cutting and welding with a single head. These features enable the splicing of titanium coils, as well as splicing on a 15-degree...

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Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking

May 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its newly redesigned Arc Armor® Titanium Series™ welding helmets for heavy-use and high-amperage applications. They feature InfoTrack™ technology, which allows the operator to track arc-on time and set alarms and timers via a digital clock....

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Fiber lasers available in several new models

May 17, 2012

IPG has introduced a variety of new fiber lasers. The company has added new models with output power up to 100 W to its line of high-power, low-noise, single-mode, single-frequency CW green fiber lasers. The GLR series lasers feature compact, air-cooled, 19-in. 3U or 4U rack-mounted pump lasers...

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Two-finger adaptive gripper made for high-mix automation

May 17, 2012

Robotiq has announced the availability of its two-finger adaptive robotic gripper. The programmable gripper offers three distinct modes — parallel, encompassing, and inside grip — to enable handling of flat, square, cylindrical, and irregular parts. The high payload-to-weight ratio and long...

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New options added to inspection software - TheFabricator.com

New options added to inspection software

May 17, 2012

Delcam offers the 2012 release of its PowerInspect inspection software. The new version includes a number of extra options to simplify inspection, as well as basic reverse engineering functionality to the point-cloud module. According to the company, this 64-bit version provides high...

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Current contacting system prolongs torch life

May 17, 2012

Fronius has introduced the second generation of its Contec MD current contacting system. According to the company, in automated welding of aluminum and steel, it extends the endurance time of the torch from five to 15 times compared to a conventional nozzle. It also features high process stability...

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Laser-based weld inspection system scans for defects in real time

May 16, 2012

The Radian-PWS laser-based weld inspection system from Invisual E is designed to measure and scan for defects and discontinuities in real time, helping to increase accuracy and repeatability for ERW-HFI processes. The sensor measures four main parameters: bead geometry for temperature control and...

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Management software designed for structural steel companies - TheFabricator.com

Management software designed for structural steel companies

May 16, 2012

Lantek has released Steelworks 2012, the latest version of its software designed to help companies in the structural steel industry increase their management efficiency. The software integrates 3-D design programs such as Tekla Structures® with automated manufacture and control of...

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Portable welding system offers GMAW, SMAW, GTAW in one package - TheFabricator.com

Portable welding system offers GMAW, SMAW, GTAW in one package

May 16, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Multimatic™ 200, an all-in-one, compact, portable, multiprocess welding power source that performs GMAW, SMAW, and GTAW. The new Auto-Set™ Elite feature allows operators to set weld parameters based on material type and thickness, as...

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Tungsten grinder sealed for dust collection

May 15, 2012

Techsouth Inc. offers a bench-unit tungsten grinder with a built-in dust collection system. It points, cuts, and flattens tungsten for GTAW applications. Standard features include stainless steel collets for 0.0625-, 0.094-, 0.125-, and 0.156-in. tungsten; a 0.625-in. diamond wheel; a 120-V motor;...

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