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Same-day shipping offered for stock tooling - TheFabricator.com

Same-day shipping offered for stock tooling

July 24, 2012

American Punch Co. can ship its stock oblong and square tooling the same day if ordered by 12:00 p.m. EST, regardless of keyways specified by the customers. The company has added 65 sizes of oblong tooling and 60 sizes of square punches to its inventory of stock...

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Aggressive grinding wheels maintain smooth feel - TheFabricator.com

Aggressive grinding wheels maintain smooth feel

July 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers the Sigma Green premium grinding wheels for aggressive grinding applications on stainless steel, mild steel, hard face, titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and aluminum. Available in 36, 46, and 60 grits in 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in.-dia. sizes with 36 grit 0.1875 in. thick and...

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Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain - TheFabricator.com

Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain

July 24, 2012

The MILLHOG® ET-800 patent-pending, dual-spring hanger from Esco Tool lets users maneuver heavy or bulky tools safely. The two drawbar springs, rated at 610 lbs. each, are mounted onto 8- by 0.375-in. steel plates. A built-in, tamperproof safety chain prevents the springs from bottoming...

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Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently - TheFabricator.com

Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently

July 23, 2012

Thermacut's new Silver-Pro electrodes combine a copper electrode body and solid silver insert. The silver insert improves the conduction of electricity and dissipates the heat of the plasma arc efficiently to help extend electrode life, the company states. The initial offering is for...

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Replacement torches use one consumable part style - TheFabricator.com

Replacement torches use one consumable part style

July 23, 2012

Thermacut Inc. has introduced the RTS line of replacement plasma torches. These torches cover amperages from 12 to 120 and are designed to operate on manual plasma cutting systems using contact start (blow back or blow forward), high frequency, and capacitive-discharge starting methods. The RTS...

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Metrology software includes several new features - TheFabricator.com

Metrology software includes several new features

July 23, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has introduced PC-DMIS 2012 metrology software. It focuses on the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data to help reduce scrap, improve throughput, reduce costs, and build lean manufacturing operations. The ClearanceCube feature eliminates...

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Five-axis machining center features rotary swivel table - TheFabricator.com

Five-axis machining center features rotary swivel table

July 19, 2012

The HBZ Trunnion horizontal machining center from Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH is designed for five-axis machining of aluminum, steel, and titanium on table diameters of 31.5, 47.24, and 63 in. As a production machine, it is suitable for automotive, die and mold, toolmaking, machine...

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Press fittings connect without wrenches

July 19, 2012

Cimberio Valve Co. offers FASTLOCK™, a line of malleable iron press fittings for Sch. 10-40 black and galvanized steel pipe. The fittings install with press jaws that are compatible with most press tools on the market, according to the manufacturer. There is no need for threading dies, pipe...

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Plasma machine incorporates true hole, rapid part technology

July 19, 2012

Fab Line Machinery has introduced the Baykal model BPL-H plasma machine. It incorporates the Hypertherm Full Suite, which employs true hole and rapid part technology. Available options include a drill station, beveling capability, dust collection, part marking, and a pipe/tube station....

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Technology helps eliminate unnecessary process delays in plasma cutting - TheFabricator.com

Technology helps eliminate unnecessary process delays in plasma cutting

July 19, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced SmartCycle™ technology for integrated plasma cutting machines. According to the manufacturer, the technology boosts plasma cutting productivity by streamlining process control and machine motion and removing unnecessary process delays and...

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Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Conveyor's internal track system designed for low maintenance

July 19, 2012

Eriez® chip and parts conveyors provide a self-contained method for moving and elevating ferrous materials. With a completely enclosed conveyor mechanism, there are no moving external parts to jam or break. The internal track system, called Tuf-Trac, is designed for low maintenance and quiet...

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Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts - TheFabricator.com

Bidirectional AGV transports unpackaged automotive parts

July 19, 2012

Creform Corp. has designed and built a series of AGV carts to meet the needs of an automotive manufacturer for moving unpackaged parts and components from one department to another. The traverse covers more than 950 ft. while handling parts without damage, battery maintenance, or human...

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Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs

July 19, 2012

Bloom Mfg. Inc. has introduced the new LS80K Lift-Safe® planetary winch with a 65,000-lb. lifting capacity. The modularly constructed unit can be adapted to specific drum sizes and cable holding requirements. In addition, it can be ordered with grooved drums, as well as special drum lengths...

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Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding

July 19, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the Combinator combined cutting and grinding wheel. It eliminates the need to change abrasive wheels during cutting and grinding applications. The wheel is suitable for cutting, deburring, and light grinding. With three layers of fiberglass measuring 0.078 in. thick, it cuts...

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Multiprocess welding system uses 115- or 208-/230-VAC input

July 18, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced the Fabricator® 211i, a fully integrated GMAW/SMAW/GTAW inverter welding system. The 57.3-lb. unit uses either 115- or 208-/230-VAC, single-phase primary power, 50 or 60 Hz. It delivers 5 to 150 amps on 115 VAC and 5 to 210 amps on 230 VAC. Voltages are switched...

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