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Electric tug does work of four people - TheFabricator.com

Electric tug does work of four people

September 25, 2012

American Sales Development LLC has introduced the ASD electric walkie tug for moving heavy or unwieldy loads in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. With a capacity of up to 20,000 lbs. on wheeled carts or trailers, the unit replaces the effort of four to eight people. The walk-behind,...

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Robot designed for cutting, dispensing applications - TheFabricator.com

Robot designed for cutting, dispensing applications

September 24, 2012

Yaskawa Motoman has introduced the Motoman® HP20D-A80 robot. Featuring high-precision drives on major axes, it is designed for high-accuracy cutting and dispensing applications. Formcut software automatically generates the path to cut shapes based on user-specified geometry. Path accuracy...

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Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths

September 24, 2012

Miyachi Unitek Corp. offers the Sigma five-axis fiber laser cutting system, a technology that enables 3-D cut paths. The system features high-speed, high-precision, position-based firing laser power control which accommodates multilinear and rotary axis motion to control the laser pulse...

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Measuring arm offers wireless option - TheFabricator.com

Measuring arm offers wireless option

September 24, 2012

The Romer Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner from Hexagon Metrology offers an acquisition speed of up to 50,000 points per sec. This enables users to move the scanner over the measurement object quickly while achieving high-quality data, even on difficult-to-scan surfaces, the company...

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4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting - TheFabricator.com

4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting

September 20, 2012

Amada offers the FOL3015AJ fiber laser, which the company says is the first 4,000-W production fiber laser designed specifically for cutting. A 2,000-W model also is available. According to the manufacturer, the 5- by 10-ft. machine cuts thin material two to three times faster than a comparable...

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Semiautomatic band saw designed for production sawing - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic band saw designed for production sawing

September 20, 2012

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model KS600 semiautomatic band saw is designed for production sawing of solids and structural shapes up to 20 in. at 90 degrees in full-cycle, semiautomatic operation. The saw offers double mitering up to 60 degrees left or right. The blade speed is infinitely...

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Manual plasma cutting packages introduced - TheFabricator.com

Manual plasma cutting packages introduced

September 19, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two new manual plasma cutting packages. According to the manufacturer, both machines deliver high cutting speeds and thickness capabilities, as well as high duty cycle ratings. The 32-lb. PowerCut 400 has a manual cutting capacity of up to...

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Darkening filter has eight memory settings for helmet customization - TheFabricator.com

Darkening filter has eight memory settings for helmet customization

September 19, 2012

ArcOne offers the new iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter. The filter features standard and auto-variable shade adjustment from 3/5 to 14. GTAW mode include upslope and downslope control. Eight memory settings allow customization of each helmet. The filters are available in the Vision®...

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Portable beveling tool head removes boiler tube membrane, overlay - TheFabricator.com

Portable beveling tool head removes boiler tube membrane, overlay

September 18, 2012

Esco Tool has introduced a new, patented membrane and overlay removal head to fit several of its MILLHOG® beveling end prep tools. The head features proprietary inserts shaped like golf tees, rather than screws, that can be rotated to use their 360-degree cutting edges. Capable of removing...

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Nesting software for plasma, oxyfuel applications enhanced

September 18, 2012

Hypertherm has announced releases of its TurboNest® and NestMaster® nesting software for conventional plasma and oxyfuel applications. A 2-D CAD editor has been added for creating or editing a detailed CAD drawing. In addition, the part list pane has been redesigned for greater flexibility and...

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Modular overhead track lighting system designed for NDT inspection - TheFabricator.com

Modular overhead track lighting system designed for NDT inspection

September 17, 2012

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. The modular, overhead track light-style system, which employs UV-A and white light LEDs attached to a mountable platform, is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths, pre-inspections, and...

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Arc welding robot features fully integrated dressing - TheFabricator.com

Arc welding robot features fully integrated dressing

September 17, 2012

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1520ID dedicated arc welding robot. It features internal axis-1 routing of the welding cabling, a compact swing base, and 30 percent less weight than the company's IRB 1600ID. The upper arm integrated dressing (ID) design provides protection for all media,...

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CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent

September 17, 2012

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 beam-steering optics for use with 25- to 200-W marking, engraving, and scribing lasers. The line includes beam combiners, beam splitters, ZnSe output couplers and front mirrors, silicon and molybdenum turning mirrors, silicon and copper phase-retardation...

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Rust blocker has low VOC content - TheFabricator.com

Rust blocker has low VOC content

September 13, 2012

Dri Touch® Amber rust blocker from Birchwood Casey has a low VOC content, high flash point, and almost no odor. Rated for 100 to 150 hours salt spray and more than 600 hours humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a...

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Additive manufacturing process uses EBW gun to deposit metal layer by layer

September 13, 2012

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), offers Direct Manufacturing technology, a large-scale, fully programmable means of achieving near-net-shape parts made from such metals as titanium, stainless steel, nickel, and refractory alloys. This additive manufacturing (AM)...

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