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Metals industry accelerator helps plan inventory, pricing

May 10, 2012

Crowe Horwath LLP has released a new version of the Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012. The update works with the company's latest generation of ERP technology, with processes that are configured for the metals industry, including producers, processors, fabricators,...

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Flap wheel drums available in three styles - TheFabricator.com

Flap wheel drums available in three styles

May 10, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced wire flap wheel drums with keyhole arbors. The new line includes abrasive nylon, stainless steel, and brass-plated wire options. All three types of wire flap wheel drums are available with 4- by 2.75- by 0.75-in. keyhole arbor, 4- by 2.75- by 5/8-11 hub,...

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Optical CMM updated for welded studs - TheFabricator.com

Optical CMM updated for welded studs

May 10, 2012

Aicon has updated its DPA optical measurement system, which uses a high-resolution digital camera as a sensor to measure any size object. The new features include scale bar generation, welded stud measurement, and a telescope camera stand. Scale bar generation handles four rather than two...

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Low-VOC rust preventives available in solvent-based, aqueous formulations - TheFabricator.com

Low-VOC rust preventives available in solvent-based, aqueous formulations

May 10, 2012

Birchwood Casey now offers seven different rust preventive products that are compliant with current VOC regulations recently enacted in several states. The corrosion inhibitors and sealants prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces. The different product formulations allow for variables...

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Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage - TheFabricator.com

Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage

May 9, 2012

Big Ass Fans has introduced the Powerfoil X2.0, a complete redesign of its Powerfoil X. The fan includes a new airfoil profile and winglet with patented Airfence™ technology. The winglet eliminates turbulence at the tip of the airfoil, while the Airfence captures air that would otherwise...

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Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain

May 9, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has implemented an upgrade across its "Better" tier of Norton metal fabricating abrasives products for portable grinding applications. Products in the tier now are sub-branded as Norton BlueFire and feature a new NorZon zirconia alumina grain with properties that enable up...

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Production monitoring software delivers weld performance information anywhere

May 9, 2012

Lincoln Electric's CheckPoint™ production monitoring software enables users to obtain performance information on their Lincoln Electric welding machines and operations wherever they are, from any computer and almost any mobile device, without the need to install, purchase, or maintain specialized...

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Bevel cutting head features high-accuracy positioning - TheFabricator.com

Bevel cutting head features high-accuracy positioning

May 9, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has updated its line of CNC plasma bevel cutting systems with the new VBA Global PRO bevel head for high-accuracy plasma bevel cutting on steel plate. It features a high-accuracy positioning system with dual linear rail lifter, digital AC drives, and heavy-duty gearboxes....

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Pressure regulators designed for improved performance

May 8, 2012

The gas technology specialist Witt has improved the performance of two of its dome-loaded pressure regulators. The top version 757LE now provides a flow rate factor that is 36 percent higher than before, with a Kv value of 15. The maximum input pressure of many gases in the 737LE-HD high-pressure...

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Laser system cuts stainless up to 14 ga. - TheFabricator.com

Laser system cuts stainless up to 14 ga.

May 8, 2012

Kern Lasers has introduced the HSE 400-W industrial laser cutters. The 2-D laser cutting system can cut up to 14-ga. stainless steel, 7-ga. mild steel, and 16-ga. aluminum. Table sizes are from 52 by 25 in. to 80 by 120 in. A printer driver allows users to send cutting files to the laser from...

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Multisensor vision measuring machine inspects complex features

May 3, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has released the Optiv® Classic 321GL tp benchtop vision measuring machine. It features 6.5x motorized, CNC zoom optics that contribute to levels of accuracy approaching 2μ. Each unit is preconfigured to add a touch-probe for multisensor measurement. The unit is suitable for...

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Cost management platform expands enterprise capabilities

May 3, 2012

The latest release of aPriori's cost management platform is the 2012r1. The product offers new capabilities and enhancements that expand its cost optimization functionality with new baseline processes for manufacturers in automotive, consumer products, industrial equipment, and medical equipment....

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Fabrication machines accomplish variety of punching, forming tasks - TheFabricator.com

Fabrication machines accomplish variety of punching, forming tasks

May 3, 2012

Kalamazoo Metal Muncher offers two basic types of Metal Muncher machines. The series MM is a complete five-station fabrication center in a single unit, designed for productivity in a smaller footprint than two separate machines. Its two-cylinder, two-person operation enables the punch and shear...

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Punch presses feature expanded turret capacity - TheFabricator.com

Punch presses feature expanded turret capacity

May 2, 2012

LVD Strippit's V20-1225 and V20-1525 punch presses now are equipped with a newly designed 47-station turret featuring three standard 3.5-in. autoindexable stations and four standard 2-in. stations. Every station accepts shaped punches and dies, and indexable multitools can be added to expand...

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Misting, oscillating fan cools like 11 tons of air conditioning

May 1, 2012

Big Ass Fans offers the Yellow Jacket fan with a high-pressure misting system and oscillator. These improvements, together with the fan's established airflow, produce a cooling effect equivalent to 11 tons of air conditioning, the company states. Several accessories and mounting options are...

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