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Stamping die design software add-on released

February 7, 2012

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor, Accurate Die Design Inc., have released a Progressive Blank Companion add-on to the SolidWorks®-based Logopress3 software. The add-on allows metal stamping die designers to model the 3-D, complex-shaped, intermediate stages of a progressively...

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Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons - TheFabricator.com

Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons

February 7, 2012

LVD Strippit has expanded its PPEC series of midrange, precision hydraulic press brakes to offer machines up to 700 tons. The higher-tonnage models provide heavier forming capacity and expand the line with machines from 39 tons in bend lengths up to 265 in. The machines are equipped with the...

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Power brushes engineered for use on 4.5 in., right-angle grinders - TheFabricator.com

Power brushes engineered for use on 4.5 in., right-angle grinders

January 26, 2012

Weiler Corp. offers wire brushes engineered for use on 4.5-in., right-angle grinders. The 4.5-in. Mini-Roughneck stringer bead wheel features a high knot count and short trim length. The Dually™ 4.5-in. weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut design to simplify periodic flipping of...

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Machine guards unaffected by power outages, electrical problems

January 26, 2012

WireCrafters machine guards and physical barriers protect personnel from the dangers of automated equipment. The bolt-through and lift-out guarding system can be integrated with access doors and interlocks. The guard is unaffected by power outages or electrical problems. According to the company,...

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Custom bulldozer presses allow operator to stand close to bed - TheFabricator.com

Custom bulldozer presses allow operator to stand close to bed

January 26, 2012

Beckwood Press Co. offers custom bulldozer hydraulic presses that allow the operator to stand close to the bed. The horizontal-acting machines are designed for any size, stroke, or configuration. Each press is equipped with bolster supports and elongated ram slide bushings for stability and can...

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Double-column mitering band saw designed for structural, solid, and difficult materials - TheFabricator.com

Double-column mitering band saw designed for structural, solid, and difficult materials

January 26, 2012

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model H6A-NC double-column mitering band saw is a fully automatic machine designed for the production of structural, solid, and difficult materials. The machine is fully programmable to enable serial cutting of various lengths, sizes, blade speeds, and quantities and to...

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Arc flash protection system detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear

January 26, 2012

ABB's new TVOC-2 Arc Guard System™ protects equipment and personnel from arcs and helps prolong the life cycle of equipment. The safety device detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear. According to the manufacturer, the unit clears an arc within an extremely short time, reducing the...

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Electric coil form machine handles round, flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide, 9.84 ft. long - TheFabricator.com

Electric coil form machine handles round, flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide, 9.84 ft. long

January 26, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc. offers an electric coil form machine for producing bends in single-row coils or multiple single-row coils joined at one end. The machine handles round and flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide and 9.84 ft. long for large, commercial HVAC/R applications. A single, vertically...

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Automatic slitting system supports up to 10 cuts at 0.250 in. - TheFabricator.com

Automatic slitting system supports up to 10 cuts at 0.250 in.

January 26, 2012

Red Bud Industries has introduced a fully automated, CNC programmable slitting head. The Auto Slitter can be used with the company's multiblanking and slitting lines. The operator enters the part or strip width and material specifications into the computer, and the slitting head sets itself up...

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Automated barrier door introduced

January 26, 2012

Frommelt Safety has introduced the Guardian Defender automated barrier door for guarding machinery, containing processes, and protecting employees from robotic and machine movement zones. Features include patent-pending upgrades to its noncontact safety switch configuration, control systems, and...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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Low-power induction welding machine designed for tube and pipe fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Low-power induction welding machine designed for tube and pipe fabricators

January 23, 2012

EFD Induction has added low-power machines to its Weldac line of induction welding machines. The welding machines have a power rating of 50 to 225 kW and smaller footprints than other machines in the line, but the same 0.95 constant power factor and IGBT transistors. They are designed for use...

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Semiautomatic mandrel bender has bending capacity to 3-in. round tube, multiple profiles - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic mandrel bender has bending capacity to 3-in. round tube, multiple profiles

January 23, 2012

CML USA has introduced the Ercolina® TM76 mandrel bender with a bending capacity to 3 in. round tube and multiple profiles. It is capable of bends to CLR as small as 1.5D, with USB offering unlimited storage of bend programs, material library, and job information. The machine is suitable...

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Green technology for tube end forming reduces energy, oil usage - TheFabricator.com

Green technology for tube end forming reduces energy, oil usage

January 23, 2012

AddisonMckee has introduced Hydra Green technology in its new HG70 series of tube end formers. The hydraulic equipment features a pump that is in operation only when there is a demand for pressure and flow. This helps to cut noise and energy usage in half compared to traditional hydraulic...

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Semiautomatic wire feeder designed for shipbuilding, offshore, construction, pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic wire feeder designed for shipbuilding, offshore, construction, pipe welding applications

January 23, 2012

Designed for use in shipbuilding, offshore, construction, or pipe welding operations, the Activ8™ modular wire feeder from Lincoln Electric is small enough to fit through ship manways and light enough to carry around the site. The 27-lb., portable wire feeder can feed self-shielded FCAW...

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