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Rust stripper works in spray, immersion applications

February 16, 2012

Chemtool Inc. offers Rust Rid water-based rust stripper. With a near-neutral pH of 6.50 to 7.50, the product is suitable for removing rust from cast-iron alloys, tool steels, and all carbon steels. It is slightly less effective on stainless steel alloys, the company reports. The product is most...

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Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries - TheFabricator.com

Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries

February 16, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision 51R controller for retrofit onto cutting gantries. It can control up to four process tools in a variety of processes, including plasma, oxyfuel, and marking. The controller is designed to replace single box controls from the Vision 4 series,...

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Tube end forming machines use segmented sizing tools

February 16, 2012

R&B Machining Inc. offers the XR line of tube end forming equipment. The XR and XR-I/O expanding/reducing machines use segmented sizing tools. The I/O model sizes the ID and OD of the tube simultaneously and can be used to hold tighter tolerances than the XR. The X-VR vise and ram former...

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Fume ventilation simulation program calculates, displays welding fume concentration

February 13, 2012

Plymovent has developed the FumeSimulator to help customers visualize the background concentration of welding fumes in their production facilities when using the company's general ventilation and filtration systems, such as Push-Pull and Diluter. The program calculates and displays the...

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Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced

February 13, 2012

Weldwide Solutions has introduced the Axxair pipe cutting, beveling, and welding machine. The machine's operation can be changed from cutting to beveling to welding with an exchange of the motor. The machine cuts stainless steel, mild steel, and other alloy pipes from 0.02 to 0.59 in. thick in...

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Respirator use videos posted on OSHA site

February 13, 2012

OSHA has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job. These short videos — nine in English and eight in Spanish — include topics such as OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard, respirator use, training, fit-testing, and detecting...

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Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications - TheFabricator.com

Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications

February 13, 2012

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced its mobile MRO workstations, which are mini workstations and high-density storage cabinets on wheels. Suitable for maintenance and repair applications, the units can be maneuvered to take parts, tools, supplies, and equipment directly to job sites. The...

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Stainless steel consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel consumable line expanded

February 13, 2012

Hypertherm offers an expanded line of Centricut consumables for the high-amperage cutting of stainless steel using Kjellberg's FineFocus 800, FineFocus 800 Plus, FineFocus 900, PA-S70, and PA-S75 systems. Hypertherm's patented CoolFlow nozzle helps ensure longer consumable life, according to...

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Mobile collaboration system assists with fixing equipment problems

February 13, 2012

Librestream has created a mobile collaboration system called Onsight. The system visually connects a person at the sight of an equipment problem to someone who can assist with fixing the problem. With the system, companies can take video collaboration to where equipment problems occur, whether...

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ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube, pipe after ERW

February 8, 2012

Brandt has introduced an ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube and pipe after the electric resistance welding (ERW) process. An indexing system and walking beam system ensure pipes are segregated from the feed skids and moved into the washout and blowout area. The overhead...

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Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons - TheFabricator.com

Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons

February 7, 2012

LVD Strippit has expanded its PPEC series of midrange, precision hydraulic press brakes to offer machines up to 700 tons. The higher-tonnage models provide heavier forming capacity and expand the line with machines from 39 tons in bend lengths up to 265 in. The machines are equipped with the...

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Stamping die design software add-on released

February 7, 2012

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor, Accurate Die Design Inc., have released a Progressive Blank Companion add-on to the SolidWorks®-based Logopress3 software. The add-on allows metal stamping die designers to model the 3-D, complex-shaped, intermediate stages of a progressively...

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Servo-electric press brake introduced - TheFabricator.com

Servo-electric press brake introduced

February 7, 2012

Prima Power has introduced the eP-series press brake. The Electro CNC and servo-electric drive system provide high acceleration, deceleration, and fast response times, the manufacturer reports. The pulley-belt system distributes the force over the whole bending length to prevent upper tool...

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Welding training system upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding training system upgraded

February 7, 2012

Lincoln Electric has released an upgrade program for the VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welding training system. The upgrade package includes a new motorsports garage virtual environment, filled with race cars. Students can weld with the POWER MIG® 350MP wire feeder/welding machine. To...

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Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered

February 7, 2012

PlasmaCAM Inc. has introduced a new pipe cutting attachment for its CNC plasma cutting system and software. The machine can cut sheet metals from 30 ga. to 1 in. thick, as well as round pipe and tubing. The attachment can perform cuts from simple saddles to four-way header collectors on pipes...

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