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Low-profile safety light curtain designed for use on smaller production machines

December 20, 2011

Banner Engineering Corp. has introduced the EZ-SCREEN® low-profile safety light curtain with integral muting. Designed for use on smaller production machines, the Type 4 safety light curtain performs in compact spaces. Integral muting adds flexibility for mounting, hookup options, and...

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Pneumatic-tire forklift lifts loads up to 17,500 lbs, heights up to 26 ft.

December 20, 2011

Nissan Forklift Corp. has introduced the GO6 series heavyweight, pneumatic-tire forklift truck to its Platinum line. Featuring a diesel engine, the truck can lift loads of up to 17,500 lbs. and heights of up to 26 ft. The engine’s turbo charger creates more power by forcing compressed air into...

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Minimal footprint band saws designed to meet daily production requirements

December 20, 2011

Peddinghaus Corp. offers Eco-Line band saws for cutting steel. Designed to meet daily production requirements, the saws work quickly and efficiently and have a minimal footprint, the company reports. The saws can cut at 30-, 45-, 90-, and 135-degree angles. They facilitate the integration of...

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MERV 16-rated environmental control booth provides HEPA-level filtration - TheFabricator.com

MERV 16-rated environmental control booth provides HEPA-level filtration

December 20, 2011

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced the Tri-Flow environmental control booth. Designed for use in plant areas where dirty or noisy tasks need to be confined to their own workspace, the booth provides HEPA-level filtration performance and has a MERV 16 rating. It is 99.999 percent efficient on particles...

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Grinding wheel for aluminum leaves no unwanted residue on workpiece

December 20, 2011

The SGP Whisper-ALU reinforced grinding wheel from Pferd Inc. features a patented design that allows it to grind aggressively on aluminum and nonferrous metals while reducing noise and vibration and eliminating clogs. With no fillers, the wheels leave no unwanted residue on the workpiece; ground...

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Inline, 2-D optical micrometer available in three sensor head sizes - TheFabricator.com

Inline, 2-D optical micrometer available in three sensor head sizes

December 14, 2011

The new TM-3000 2-D optical micrometer from Keyence is designed to combine the functionality of a laser scan micrometer, machine vision system, and optical comparator into a single device for 100 percent automated high-speed, inline, or offline measurement and inspection applications. It is...

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Robotic GMAW gun series expanded - TheFabricator.com

Robotic GMAW gun series expanded

December 14, 2011

Tregaskiss has expanded its TOUGH GUN™ ThruArm™ G2 series of robotic GMAW guns to include configurations for robots from ABB, FANUC, Kuka, and OTC. The guns' alignment features help maintain tool-center point for reliability and consistency. The series includes low-stress robotic...

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Computer-assisted quoting software creates simple to complex quotes

December 14, 2011

Quik Quote™ quoting software is an Excel® worksheet that uses computer-assisted quoting technology to create simple to complex quotes, regardless of an individual's computer skills. The software provides nine modules that can have different labor rates with unlimited expansion. According to the...

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Coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers

December 14, 2011

Sandvik has introduced Sandvik Santronic™, a coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers. It can serve as an alternative material for postprocessed electroplated parts in stainless steel or copper-based alloys. The strip offers high-purity, thin-coated layers of...

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10-post hydraulic press has five zones of force control - TheFabricator.com

10-post hydraulic press has five zones of force control

December 14, 2011

Beckwood Press Co. has delivered a 10-post, hydraulic, heated-platen press with five zones of force control, each consisting of two hydraulic cylinders. The press is used in the compression molding of honeycomb panels for application in various industries. The 10-post design reduced the...

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Portable measuring system features dynamic referencing function

December 6, 2011

MoveInspect from Aicon, a portable measuring system that works with high-resolution digital cameras and a hand-held probe, features a dynamic referencing function that compensates for object and measuring device movement so they do not affect results. The system uses optical reference points so...

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Clamshell straightener facilitates roller inspection, cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Clamshell straightener facilitates roller inspection, cleaning

December 6, 2011

Coe Press Equipment has announced the availability of its new clamshell straightener with a design that allows the top rollers to rise up and separate from the bottom rollers to provide access for inspection and cleaning of the rolls. With this open-head feature, users can ensure the rolls are...

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Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber-guided, solid-state laser cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals

December 6, 2011

TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, with a TruDisk fiber-guided solid-state laser, is designed for cutting parts out of thin sheet material at high speeds. In fusion cutting of stainless steel up to 0.16 in. thick, the fiber achieves feed rates up to three times faster than the CO2 version,...

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CNC press brake accommodates all types of punches and dies with appropriate adapters - TheFabricator.com

CNC press brake accommodates all types of punches and dies with appropriate adapters

December 6, 2011

The latest version of Bystronic's midrange Xact CNC-synchronized press brake incorporates the Windows® XP 2-D graphics-based Cybelec DNC 880S control system, capable of selecting bend sequences automatically. The press brake, which features an optional four-axis backgauge, allows standard...

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Aluminum welding machine incorporates pulsed GMAW capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum welding machine incorporates pulsed GMAW capabilities

December 6, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new AlumaPower™ 450 MPa is a dedicated aluminum welding machine with built-in synergic pulsed GMAW capabilities designed to help increase power while maintaining ease of use. The machine, rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle, offers a simple interface and...

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