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Scarf chopper cuts at line speed - TheFabricator.com

Scarf chopper cuts at line speed

September 26, 2011

The Sweed® scarf chopper model TS450 from Sweed Machinery chops fed tube scarf continuously into small cut lengths at line speed for as long as the line is running. The chopper has been updated with a more robust feedworks to allow for a higher scrap-pulling capacity, according to the...

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Articulating roller heads can be used to form tubular parts with obstructions

September 26, 2011

Articulating roller heads from Orbitform Group have rollers that can move inward or outward toward the material to be formed. They can be used to form tubular parts with obstructions. The orbital power head becomes the transporter of the tooling head; once in advanced position, the articulating...

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Dome pressure regulator in preassembled set suitable for use in confined spaces

September 26, 2011

Witt-Gasetechnik offers the 757LE, its largest dome pressure regulator with 2-in. ID (DN50), as a preassembled set, including control module, pre- and postpressure gauges, and connecting parts. The pressure regulator set is ready for installation and tested; it only needs to be inserted in the gas...

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Modular production welding system suitable for repetitive, nonorbital custom applications - TheFabricator.com

Modular production welding system suitable for repetitive, nonorbital custom applications

September 26, 2011

The Arc Machines model 2 weld head is a modular, configurable tool for repetitive, nonorbital custom applications. Mounted to a side beam, boom, or positioning carriage, it is used in production applications requiring heavy-duty production welding, such as component and vessel manufacturing....

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Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced

September 19, 2011

Guyson Corp. has integrated a machine-tending robot for automatic loading and unloading of its RXS-900 rotary spindle-blast system in an unmanned blast-finishing workcell. The company claims the component-manipulating robot and automated spindle-blast system can support a faster pace of blast...

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Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability - TheFabricator.com

Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability

September 19, 2011

Weiler Corp.'s line of Vortec Pro® bonded abrasive products are designed for general-purpose grinding and cutting applications on steel, iron, and other ferrous metals. Reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability, all products are resin bond-formulated for aggressive stock removal and...

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Thermocouple cable designed for continuous-flexing applications

September 19, 2011

A thermocouple cable designed for continuous-flexing applications is available from igus®. Chainflex® CF Thermo for temperature-sensing equipment, available in types J, K, and T, acts as a thermocouple extension link. Featuring an abrasion-resistant PUR outer jacket, the cable can be used in...

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Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics

September 19, 2011

The new VIKING™ 3350 series autodarkening welding helmets from Lincoln Electric feature LCD optics for a clear, natural view in varied ambient light settings. The solar-powered helmets, augmented with a user-replaceable lithium battery, have a 3.34-in.-high viewing area in a U.S.-standard...

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Centerless deburring, polishing machines offered in both dry, wet configurations

September 19, 2011

Midwest Sandright has introduced the redesigned line of Rand-Bright centerless deburring and polishing machines to handle 0.25- to 6-in.-dia. parts. The line is offered in both dry and wet configurations for use with traditional coated abrasive belts, 3M Trizact™ belts, and 3M ScotchBrite™...

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Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines - TheFabricator.com

Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines

September 19, 2011

Hobart Brothers has developed a gas-shielded, metal-cored wire designed to help improve welding performance and quality on sour gas pipeline applications. Metalloy® 71 SG wire features high deoxidizer levels that can produce consistent welds through mill scale. According to the...

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Metal cutting controller has expanded functionality

September 14, 2011

Hypertherm has announced plans to produce the new MicroEDGE Pro CNC with the latest Phoenix® version 9 software. The CNC delivers customizable control for a variety of cutting applications. The software expands the control's functionality for multiple plasma bevel designs, waterjet, and cutting...

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Mounted ceramic flap wheel allows aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel-based alloys

September 14, 2011

Grinding additives in the coating of the new Co-Cool mounted ceramic flap wheel from Pferd help prevent clogging and allow aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel and nickel-based alloys. These added elements are embedded within the resinoid bond on the wheel’s strong, flexible backing...

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Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in. - TheFabricator.com

Medium-duty reel designed for handling heavy coils in widths from 12 to 36 in.

September 14, 2011

Coe has developed a 10,000-lb. series coil reel to fill the gap between small- and large-capacity reels. Designed to serve press lines handling heavy coils in narrow widths from 12 to 36 in., the reel can handle a variety of material thicknesses. The reel can be combined with a traveling coil...

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Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe

September 14, 2011

Esco Tool offers the Wart MILLHOG® right-angle, ID clamping end prep tool for beveling, facing, and boring pipe simultaneously, including compound bevels and J preps. According to the manufacturer, the tool achieves consistent, contaminant-free end preps required for orbital welding, pulling...

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Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum lifter/tilter allows single person pick up, loading of coiled products

September 14, 2011

Anver offers the electric, hoist-based, VB-series vacuum lifter combined with a pneumatic-powered, 90-degree tilter to reorient coiled products. Featuring an articulating handle with fully integrated controls and a vacuum gauge, the device lets one person pick up and load coiled products into...

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