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Tension hydrotester updated

March 8, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced improvements to its tension hydrotester. Hydraulic flow to the pressure intensification system has been doubled. Higher-flow vertical turbine pumps provide up to 1,200 GPM, and a 180 percent larger air purge valve results in less back pressure and...

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Energy-industry software predicts, prioritizes equipment failure

March 8, 2012

GE has introduced Proficy® SmartSignal® Shield 4.0 software for the oil and gas and power industries. It is designed to provide early detection of problems in large equipment to prevent surprise equipment failure. It also offers diagnostic guidance and prioritized actionable intelligence. The...

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Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs.

March 7, 2012

MultiCam® Inc. offers the Robot Slider, designed for robotic welding, as well as high-speed, high-velocity, medium-duty pick-and-place applications, painting, and other related activities. At 14 in. tall along the track, the low-profile system features a 1.38-in. precision linear guide...

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Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time - TheFabricator.com

Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time

March 7, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton BlueFire™ portable zirconia aluminum foundry wheels for the metal fabricating industry. According to the manufacturer, the snagging cup wheels reduce grind time more than 40 percent and increase G-ratio by almost 130 percent compared to...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction

March 6, 2012

Esco Tool offers the MILLLHOG® Dictator, a portable, ID clamping, welding end prep tool for dry-cut beveling of heavy-wall pipe. The tool features extra-wide clamps for rigidly mounting inside the pipe and incorporates hardened steel contact points. According to the company, it produces a...

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Tray-style sheet hydroforming presses made in U.S. - TheFabricator.com

Tray-style sheet hydroforming presses made in U.S.

March 5, 2012

Triform has announced that two of its tray-style sheet hydroforming presses are the first of their kind manufactured in the U.S. in more than 30 years. The fluid cell presses use high-pressure hydraulic fluid in a flexible rubber bladder to form sheet metal using a single tool. The presses...

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Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids - Shearing Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids

March 5, 2012

Tru-Cut Saw has introduced a line of dry-cut metal saws. The model TC16DC is suitable for sample cutting, industrial applications, and fabrication shops. The machine features a two-speed, 3-HP motor; 45-degree left and right miter cutting; self-centering vise; laser cutting guide; and chip...

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Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve - TheFabricator.com

Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve

February 22, 2012

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has introduced the PurgElite® series of tube and pipe purging systems for diameters from 1 to 12 in. It features a low-profile purge gas release valve that is required to purge the chamber between the two dams after they are inflated. The new valve reduces to 1...

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Welding wires address productivity, safety issues

February 22, 2012

Thermadyne Industries Inc. has introduced five new Stoody® FCAW and GMAW gas-shielded hardfacing and hardbanding wires for the petrochemical, aggregates, mining, construction, agriculture, and field fabrication and repair industries. Patent-pending 970-G metal-core wire resists wear and...

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Finishing sticks made for delicate deburring jobs - TheFabricator.com

Finishing sticks made for delicate deburring jobs

February 22, 2012

Rex-Cut® Products Inc. offers round and square finishing sticks made of nonwoven cotton fiber with aluminum oxide and silicon carbide abrasives. Available in a variety of sizes, the sticks are suitable for delicate deburring jobs such as mold, tool and die, and jewelry repair. Suitable for...

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Fiber laser system designed for sheet metal cutting - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for sheet metal cutting

February 22, 2012

The new PLATINO® fiber laser from Prima Power is a flexible laser cutting machine designed for sheet metal processing. Supplying laser power from 2,000 to 3,000 W, the machine handles a sheet size of 59.06 by 118.11 in. The working area is accessible from three sides. This open structure...

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Hot sizing mill handles API pipe - TheFabricator.com

Hot sizing mill handles API pipe

February 20, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced a new hot sizing mill to accommodate a variety of specifications. Designed for maximum throughput, it is equipped with three stands positioned 90 degrees to each other that are adjustable electronically from the operator’s station. Each roll...

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Tube end forming machines use segmented sizing tools

February 16, 2012

R&B Machining Inc. offers the XR line of tube end forming equipment. The XR and XR-I/O expanding/reducing machines use segmented sizing tools. The I/O model sizes the ID and OD of the tube simultaneously and can be used to hold tighter tolerances than the XR. The X-VR vise and ram former...

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Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries - TheFabricator.com

Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries

February 16, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision 51R controller for retrofit onto cutting gantries. It can control up to four process tools in a variety of processes, including plasma, oxyfuel, and marking. The controller is designed to replace single box controls from the Vision 4 series,...

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