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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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Modular fixturing system features extendable table surface

January 23, 2012

Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding consists of precision-machined welding tables and a reusable set of tooling components, such as patented bolts, angles, clamps, and blocks, to fixture weldments of almost any size and shape. The five-sided design of the welding table allows for...

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Modular waterjet machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Modular waterjet machine introduced

January 23, 2012

Flow Intl. has introduced the Mach 4c waterjet machine for the production environment. The system offers a modular design expandable up to 48 ft., allowing users to increase the size of the cutting area as their business grows. It provides fast, accurate machine motion with zero backlash, the...

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Abrasive waterjet machine cuts complex parts from most materials with setup change - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet machine cuts complex parts from most materials without setup change

January 23, 2012

OMAX® Corp. offers the MAXIEM® 1530 JetCutting center. It has a table size of 12 ft. 7 in. by 5 ft. 9 in. and an XY cutting travel of 10 ft. 2 in. by 5 ft. 2 in. The abrasive waterjet machine can cut complex parts out of most materials without changing equipment setup. It comes standard...

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Hydraulic upender facilitates loading, tilting steel coil 90 degrees - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic upender facilitates loading, tilting steel coil 90 degrees

January 12, 2012

Pentalift Equipment Corp. has designed a coil-handling upender for a manufacturer of medium and large transformers. The 60,000-lb.-capacity upender facilitates a process of loading and tilting a steel coil 90 degrees to begin the decoiling procedure. Both platforms are 8 ft. wide and 16 ft....

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Small, thin-profile, Type 1 abrasive wheels debur slots, gears, stampings, castings and cleaning pipe threads

January 12, 2012

A line of small, thin-profile, Type 1 abrasive wheels for deburring slots, gears, stampings, and castings and cleaning pipe threads is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc. The wheels feature multiple layers of cotton fiber that are impregnated with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide abrasives and...

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Coatings for iron, steel protect from corrosion - TheFabricator.com

Coatings for iron, steel protect from corrosion

January 12, 2012

Three corrosion-protection coatings for iron and steel components are available from Birchwood Casey. The patented TRU TEMP® process, operating at 200 degrees F, produces a high-quality black finish. An in-house line uses no EPA-regulated chemicals and can be installed in any plant, the...

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Filler metals meet seismic application requirements - TheFabricator.com

Filler metals meet seismic application requirements

January 12, 2012

Hobart Brothers offers 16 metal-cored and flux-cored wires that meet the AWS D1.8/D1.8M Structural Welding Code-Seismic Supplement for demand-critical welds in seismic-moment, frame-welded connections. These filler metals have been three-lot tested in accordance with AWS D1.8/D1.8M:2009 testing...

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Deburring system designed for applications requiring small footprint, portability

January 12, 2012

Abtex Corp.'s Tri-Ten U series planetary-head, return-to-operator (RTO) deburring system deburrs both sides of a part in a single pass. It is designed for applications requiring a small footprint and portability. Parts are loaded at one end, and a magnetic conveyor passes them through an offset...

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Ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives introduced

January 12, 2012

Etna Products Inc. has introduced Etna Eco Lube Technology, an ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives. The additives are designed to serve as alternatives to mineral oil-based products used in drawing lubricants and to conventional chlorinated EP additives used in lubricants for cold...

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CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in.

January 9, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit M-1525 midrange, 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press. It handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. with one sheet repositioning, making it suitable for the fabrication of large panels in cellular manufacturing or job shop environments....

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Hole saws, reciprocating saw blades introduced - TheFabricator.com

Hole saws, reciprocating saw blades introduced

January 9, 2012

The M.K. Morse Co. has introduced the Morse Diamond Grit™ line of hole saws and reciprocating saw blades. The products use brazed industrial diamond grit to cut cast iron and other abrasive construction...

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Rotary scrap choppers introduced - TheFabricator.com

Rotary scrap choppers introduced

January 9, 2012

Red Bud Industries has introduced dual helical scrap choppers. They are offered on the company's slitting lines, multiblanking systems, and cut-to-length lines with edge-trim systems. The dual helical design uses a scissor-type cutting action, reducing noise and increasing cutting action...

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Manual metallurgical saw features enclosed wet-cutting area with dual coolant nozzles - TheFabricator.com

Manual metallurgical saw features enclosed wet-cutting area with dual coolant nozzles

January 9, 2012

Kalamazoo Industries offers the model K12-14MS manual metallurgical saw. It features an enclosed wet-cutting area with dual coolant nozzles to eliminate the dispersion of abrasive particles into the workplace. The saw has a 14-in. abrasive wheel; a 5-HP, three-phase, 1,725-RPM TEFC motor; dual...

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