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Bender produces 4,000 hairpins per hour - TheFabricator.com

Bender produces 4,000 hairpins per hour

March 14, 2012

The new SD-VBHB small-diameter vertical hairpin bender from Burr Oak Tool Inc. produces eight parts per cycle for a throughput capacity of up to 4,000 hairpins per hour. The compact machine, with a size reduction of 102 sq. ft. from the previous design, uses less floor space. The new bender...

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Adjustable V die allows press brake bending of angles to 50 degrees - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable V die allows press brake bending of angles to 50 degrees

March 14, 2012

LVD Strippit nv offers the Vari-Vee V30-140 CNC, adjustable V die for its PPEB and Easy-Form® precision press brakes. The variable, adjustable-bottom V die is designed for use with press brakes from 320 to 1,000 tons and up to 315 in. long. The die provides automatic adjustment of the V...

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Welding inspection system is laser-based

March 14, 2012

Servo-Robot has introduced the Wiki-Scan hand-held wireless system for welding inspection. The laser-based tool can measure part fit-up before welding to help ensure that the joint preparation meets procedure requirements. It provides a 3-D scan of joints and weld beads, measuring them for...

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Waterjet cutting systems available with three to six axes - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting systems available with three to six axes

March 13, 2012

Knuth Machine Tools has introduced a new line of waterjet cutting systems with three, four, five, or six axes. They are available in flying-bridge and gantry styles in 4- by 4-ft., 5- by 10-ft., 6- by 12-ft., and 10- by 20-ft. sizes. Optional features include multiple cutting heads, sludge...

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Part inspection system features expanded field of view - TheFabricator.com

Part inspection system features expanded field of view

March 13, 2012

George Products Co. Inc. has introduced the CoreX2 part inspection system. Its field of view is 3.40 by 2.80 in., allowing users to measure parts up to 3.375 in. long and up to 2.75 in. dia. to an accuracy of ±0.0002 in. Working with a shadow (profile view) of the part, the system takes...

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Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers

March 12, 2012

Scotchman Industries is installing a new hydraulic system in three of its Dual Operator model ironworkers. According to the company, the change increases the machines' cycle times by more than 40 percent. The hydraulic system is designed to ensure full hydraulic pressure and speed to both...

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Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in aluminum without prepunching - TheFabricator.com

Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in aluminum without prepunching

March 12, 2012

PennEngineering® has introduced PEMSERTER® tooling that can install PEM® Type S self-clinching nuts permanently in thin aluminum sheets without the need to prepunch a mounting hole in a separate operation. The tooling and fastener pierce the mounting hole during the...

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Energy-industry software predicts, prioritizes equipment failure

March 8, 2012

GE has introduced Proficy® SmartSignal® Shield 4.0 software for the oil and gas and power industries. It is designed to provide early detection of problems in large equipment to prevent surprise equipment failure. It also offers diagnostic guidance and prioritized actionable intelligence. The...

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Tension hydrotester updated

March 8, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced improvements to its tension hydrotester. Hydraulic flow to the pressure intensification system has been doubled. Higher-flow vertical turbine pumps provide up to 1,200 GPM, and a 180 percent larger air purge valve results in less back pressure and...

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Coupling starter accommodates pipe diameters to 13.375 in.

March 8, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products offers a coupling screw-on machine for screwing a coupling onto a pipe end before full torquing. The automatic machine is controlled from a touchscreen operator station. It uses electrical and pneumatic actuators to stage and then screw on the coupling, accommodating...

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Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time - TheFabricator.com

Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time

March 7, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton BlueFire™ portable zirconia aluminum foundry wheels for the metal fabricating industry. According to the manufacturer, the snagging cup wheels reduce grind time more than 40 percent and increase G-ratio by almost 130 percent compared to...

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Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Robot track supports equipment up to 10,000 lbs.

March 7, 2012

MultiCam® Inc. offers the Robot Slider, designed for robotic welding, as well as high-speed, high-velocity, medium-duty pick-and-place applications, painting, and other related activities. At 14 in. tall along the track, the low-profile system features a 1.38-in. precision linear guide...

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Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction

March 6, 2012

Esco Tool offers the MILLLHOG® Dictator, a portable, ID clamping, welding end prep tool for dry-cut beveling of heavy-wall pipe. The tool features extra-wide clamps for rigidly mounting inside the pipe and incorporates hardened steel contact points. According to the company, it produces a...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids - Shearing Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids

March 5, 2012

Tru-Cut Saw has introduced a line of dry-cut metal saws. The model TC16DC is suitable for sample cutting, industrial applications, and fabrication shops. The machine features a two-speed, 3-HP motor; 45-degree left and right miter cutting; self-centering vise; laser cutting guide; and chip...

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