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Straight-side press accommodates capacities from 315 to 1.250 tons - TheFabricator.com

Straight-side press accommodates capacities from 315 to 1,250 tons

August 29, 2011

AIDA-America Corp. has introduced the MCX series of straight-side stamping presses. The modular presses provide stampers with a variety of press configurations and specifications. Options include single or double gear; 0.25- or 0.5-in. rating points; five drive options, including mechanical or...

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Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds - TheFabricator.com

Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds

August 29, 2011

Linde Gases, a division of the Linde Group, has announced the introduction of the OHE350 electronic welding helmet, constructed for use in arc welding to protect welders in the construction, manufacturing, and engineering sectors. The high-speed electronic darkening filter lens, which offers...

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Plasma cutter with drilling spindle designed for heavy plate

August 29, 2011

MultiCam® Inc. offers the heavy-duty 6000 series CNC bridge and rail plasma with drilling spindle. The system is designed for manufacturers cutting heavy plate or needing a large processing area while maintaining accuracy and cut quality. The motion platform is independent from the cutting...

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Bar code tags designed for harsh processes, environments - TheFabricator.com

Bar code tags designed for harsh processes, environments

August 29, 2011

InfoSight has introduced a bar code traceability system for many harsh processes and environments to help trace products from the fabrication shop to the customer. KettleTag®PLUS is a metal bar code tag formulated to withstand hot-dip galvanizing, surviving the molten zinc dip and resisting...

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Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers - TheFabricator.com

Optics designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers

August 29, 2011

High-power CO2 laser optics from Laser Research Optics, optimized for 10.6 µm and offered in 1.5- to 2.5-in. diameters, are designed for multikilowatt steel cutting lasers. With focal lengths from 3.5 to 12 in., the lenses are A/R-coated and exhibit total absorption of less than 0.2...

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Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes - TheFabricator.com

Robotic gripper automatically adapts to part sizes, shapes

August 29, 2011

The industrial-grade Robotiq S-model adaptive gripper, available from Motoman Robotics, is designed for applications including machine tending, fixture loading and unloading, high-mix part handling, and kitting. Its three articulated fingers can adapt automatically to various part sizes and...

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Laser cutter specifically designed, built around fiber-optic technology

August 23, 2011

Salvagnini America offers the new L3 fiber laser cutter, which the company says is the first laser cutter specifically designed and built around fiber-optic technology. Features include high speed, low energy consumption, low maintenance, low cost per part, increased accuracy and realiability, and...

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Metal cutting consumables for Kjellberg systems introduced

August 23, 2011

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced metal cutting systems, has introduced Centricut consumables for owners of Kjellberg's Fine Focus 800 Plus system or HiFocus 280i, 360i, or 440i systems. The consumables are designed for companies that own these systems and cut mild steel using...

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Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power - TheFabricator.com

Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power

August 23, 2011

Thermal Arc®, a Thermadyne® brand, offers the first in a series of three-in-one multiprocess, fully integrated, portable welding systems for GMAW, SMAW, and GTAW applications. The Fabricator® 181i system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power from a 33-lb., compact system. Standard...

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Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models

August 23, 2011

Scotchman® Metal Fabricating Solutions has introduced pipe notchers by ALMI. Suitable for preparing double-corner joints for welding, the machines help ensure that the correct cope is made on gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Three types of notchers are available: manual,...

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Servo drive system for plasma, oxyfuel cutting introduced - TheFabricator.com

Servo drive system for plasma, oxyfuel cutting introduced

August 16, 2011

Dynatorch has introduced its XLR8 CNC motion control system with integrated arc voltage torch height control for plasma and oxyfuel cutting. Utilizing the company's proprietary software, the system is designed for increased torque and faster communications for enhanced detail and smooth motion....

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Safety switch mats provide more than 3 million actuations - TheFabricator.com

Safety switch mats provide more than 3 million actuations

August 15, 2011

Tapeswitch offers safety switch mats for protecting machinery, personnel, and equipment. The mats provide more than 3 million actuations, can be actuated at any point, and are fail-safe. The mats come in several styles, including the abrasion-resistant ControlMat, the puncture-proof and...

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Lubrication system available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide - TheFabricator.com

Lubrication system available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide

August 15, 2011

LSP Industries has announced the release of the new FloaterCoater lubrication system for the stamping industry. Made of stainless steel, models are available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide. The floating inside frame allows the rollers to stay in contact with the coil stock at all times....

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Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training

August 15, 2011

Magnatech's Tubemaster 517 orbital welding machine integrates a controller and orbital head with standard GTAW power supplies. An intuitive, symbol-based interface requires minimal operator...

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Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced

August 15, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced the limited-edition Captain America™ VIKING™ 2450 series welding helmet. It features Marvel®'s Captain America comic character bearing an American flag motif and armed with his shield. The solar-powered helmet is battery-assisted with...

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