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Billet sawing systems feature carbide blades - TheFabricator.com

Billet sawing systems feature carbide blades

March 29, 2012

AMSAW® high-speed production saw machines use carbide blades to cut ferrous and nonferrous pipes, tubes, bars, billets, rails, and profiles. The machine features a compact, rigid design; hardened spindle gears ground for minimum backlash; a saw blade guide and dampening device;...

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Deburring system accepts precision-ground parts from carriers

March 29, 2012

Abtex Corp. has expanded its Tri-Ten series of deburring systems to include a model designed for a customer to accept precision-ground parts, in carriers, directly from a grinding, lapping, or honing machine. As the magnetized belt grips the parts in the carrier, they are presented to the...

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Resistance spot welding system offered on stationary pedestal - TheFabricator.com

Resistance spot welding system offered on stationary pedestal

March 28, 2012

Fronius offers the DeltaSpot® resistance spot welding pedestal system. The 100 percent servo-driven, water-cooled system has an adjustable gun height, intuitive user interface, and does not require compressed air. The gun can be disassembled from the frame and converted for use on a robot....

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Robotic capabilities allow hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners

March 28, 2012

Clear Automation and PennEngineering® have introduced robotic capabilities engineered for the PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ fastener-installation press. The system allows hands-off installation of self-clinching fasteners. The system picks up, moves, and positions a workpiece for alignment with...

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Instant-brake grinders add to safety - TheFabricator.com

Instant-brake grinders add to safety

March 27, 2012

Metabo Corp. has introduced two new angle grinders designed to stop wheel rotation in 2 sec. or less when the deadman safety switch is released, reducing the likelihood of injuries. Suitable for heavy-duty grinding and cutting applications, both grinders feature a 12.2-amp motor and 1,400 W of...

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Pipe cutting machine reduces fitting, welding time - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting machine reduces fitting, welding time

March 27, 2012

HGG has introduced the ProCutter 600, designed for cutting complex piping constructions up to 24 in. dia. According to the manufacturer, the tool also reduces grinding, fitting, and welding time after pipe profiles are cut. Along with onboard MDI programs, the tool supports building information...

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Portable dust collector captures contaminants at the source - TheFabricator.com

Portable dust collector captures contaminants at the source

March 26, 2012

The PCH series of portable dust collection systems from Airflow Systems Inc. provides source-point collection of airborne contaminants, preventing them from migrating throughout the facility to settle on equipment and fixtures, contaminate product, or present physical hazards to personnel. The...

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Plate bending rolls feature direct-drive design

March 26, 2012

Trilogy Machinery has added a direct-drive design to its Lemas three- and four-roll plate bending rolls. The four-roll, double-pinch plate bending rolls have no belts or chains, as the drive motor is coupled directly to the bending rolls, offering 100 percent power and torque. The universal joint...

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Six-blade fans designed to use less power

March 22, 2012

MacroAir offers six-blade HVLS fans. The patented 6ixBlade technology uses a NASA-engineered wing design and blade-angle pattern for increased efficiency and reliability, the company reports. The fans create the same air movement as 10 blades, but with 40 percent less power and less torque,...

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Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications

March 22, 2012

The IRONCAT® line of welding gloves from West Chester Holdings is designed for the heat shielding, dexterity, and protection requirements of SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW applications. The SMAW gloves feature thick materials to withstand high heat. The 14-in. length provides forearm coverage, while...

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Shearing/flanging machine offered - TheFabricator.com

Shearing/flanging machine offered

March 22, 2012

Cole-Tuve Inc. offers the model EFM combination shearing/flanging machine with up to 0.25- by 118-in. capacity in steel and aluminum and up to 0.16 in. in stainless steel. It is designed for flat and crowned, round and elliptical, and double D heads and bottoms and other nonsymmetrical shapes....

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Manual band saw made for light-duty cutting - TheFabricator.com

Manual band saw made for light-duty cutting

March 22, 2012

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model H235 manual band saw is designed for light-duty cutting of tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees. The saw has a variable-speed blade from 65 to 320 FPM and can miter up to 60 degrees to the right while maintaining the...

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Ironworker includes integrated press brake - TheFabricator.com

Ironworker includes integrated press brake

March 21, 2012

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the Sunrise IW-66KB ironworker. It includes an integrated 12-in. press brake with a separate foot pedal for bending operations, a multi-V lower die, a worktable, and a 24-in. gauging system. Features include vertical frame design, 4-in. angle capacity, and 14-in....

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Re-engineered welding machines use less fuel - TheFabricator.com

Re-engineered welding machines use less fuel

March 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has re-engineered its Bobcat™ line of engine-driven welding machines. The new design reduces sound by as much as 33 percent, the company reports. The machine is up to 5 in. shorter and 55 lbs. lighter, depending on the model. The electronic fuel injection option...

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Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating - TheFabricator.com

Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating

March 19, 2012

Weldcraft has introduced the WP-280 water-cooled GTAW torch, designed with Super Cool™ technology to reduce downtime caused by overheating. The torch body includes an antirotation feature to prevent handle movement during welding. The Tri-Flex™ hose and cable assembly is designed to...

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