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Slab milling machine introduces no heat, produces no residue - TheFabricator.com

Slab milling machine introduces no heat, produces no residue

July 18, 2012

MFL, Division Sawing and Milling Technology, offers a machine that uses milling rather than conventional machining techniques such as grinding or flame descaling to machine steel slabs. The condition of the slab remains 1-to-1 unchanged. The process introduces no heat into the slab and produces...

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Permanent marker features retractable tip - TheFabricator.com

Permanent marker features retractable tip

July 18, 2012

LA-CO® Industries has introduced the DURA-INK® 20 permanent marker. Featuring a retractable tip, the marker is available in black and red ink for marking steel, cardboard, ceramics, glass, cloth, lumber, paper, and rubber. The industrial-grade ink is fast-drying, smearproof, and...

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Wind-blocking curtain adds to worker comfort

July 17, 2012

Zoneworks has introduced the new wind-block curtain. Designed to keep employees comfortable and safe when loading dock doors are opened, the curtain is suitable for use in distribution centers, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities where loading docks are in close proximity to work...

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Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls - TheFabricator.com

Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls

July 17, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new digital controls and new headgear for its Arc Armor® Digital Elite™, Digital Performance™, and Digital Pro-Hobby™ series auto-darkening welding helmets. The company also has introduced welding helmets with two female-inspired...

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Technology streamlines plasma cutting process - TheFabricator.com

Technology streamlines plasma cutting process

July 17, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced SmartCycle™ technology for integrated plasma cutting machines. The automatic system produces optimized nests of plasma cut parts. The technology integrates the entire cutting machine, including the CNC, gantry, plasma system, torch height...

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Flap disc achieves ultracool grinding on stainless

July 17, 2012

Pferd Inc. has added the POLIFAN® Strong-Freeze to its SGP line of flap discs. Featuring an extended flap length design, the new disc also features a ceramic grit that helps maintain ultracool grinding with maximum stock removal on stainless steel and other materials with poor thermal properties....

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Ecofriendly skin cleanser designed for industrial worker

July 16, 2012

Hands Maid™, developed by Wrenchers Body Products LLC, is a botanical, natural skin cleanser for heavy-duty applications in industrial trades and machine work. The hand cleaner uses soybean for cleaning and walnut shells for scrubbing and exfoliating rather than pumice....

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Free app simplifies working with technical gases

July 16, 2012

Witt offers iGASES, a new app for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices that answers questions about technical gases. The new app serves as a reference work for all current technical gases, including important physical-chemical characteristics such as density, steam pressure, ignition range,...

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Turnkey systems produce spirally welded, longitudinally welded large pipe

July 16, 2012

Schuler offers turnkey systems for large-pipe production, designed to meet demand in natural resource extraction applications. Systems for producing spirally welded and longitudinally welded pipes are available. For the production of spirally welded large pipes, both online and offline processes...

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Sensor inputs added to press controller for more flexible monitoring

July 16, 2012

Cieco Inc. has announced that the die protection module of its Automator II press controller now has up to 40 sensor inputs available. That's more than twice as many as originally offered and provides users with more flexible sensor monitoring capabilities, the company states. Each sensor can be...

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PPE designed for increased compliance

July 16, 2012

3M offers new earmuffs and headsets designed to be comfortable and convenient for increased compliance. On the Peltor H9A-02 earmuff, the lightweight ear cups have replaceable inserts to reduce moisture absorption. The Peltor H505B earmuff, designed to fit under most welding helmets, features a...

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Remote control permanent lift magnet eliminates cords

July 12, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced the DynamicLift™ lifting magnet. Featuring MagSwitch™ technology, it is the first remote-operated permanent lift magnet that allows an operator to turn the magnet on and off using a remote control, without the need of air or electricity, the company...

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Slug retention unit prevents slugs from pulling during stamping - TheFabricator.com

Slug retention unit prevents slugs from pulling during stamping

July 12, 2012

Slugs that pull during a stamping operation can end up in the work zone and potentially damage either the stamped part or the die. DTC Products, a division of Dec Tool Corp., has developed a patented device, the Slug Retention Machine, that prevents slugs from pulling back onto the die block....

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Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering - TheFabricator.com

Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering

July 11, 2012

Heck offers the new model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling in weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. machine uses a 2.5-HP motor to bevel 6 to 8 FPM. Features include variable angle of 15 to 45 degrees, adjustable depth of cut, trigger operation, and...

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Tooling forms hinges in punch press - TheFabricator.com

Tooling forms hinges in punch press

July 11, 2012

Fabricators can form many different types, lengths, and diameters of hinges for a variety of applications using hinge tooling from Mate Precision Tooling. The tooling forms hinges in mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel in thicknesses from 0.030 to 0.060 in., incorporating pin diameters...

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