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CMM arms incorporate absolute encoders

October 18, 2010

Hexagon Metrology Inc. has introduced the new line of Romer Absolute Arms. This series of CMM touch and laser scanning measuring arms incorporates absolute encoders, eliminating the homing procedure at start-up. Interchangeable feature packs allow arm capabilities to be changed or upgraded...

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Press brake quick tool change system helps eliminate bad bends - TheFabricator.com

Press brake quick tool change system helps eliminate bad bends

October 18, 2010

Cincinnati Incorporated has introduced a new quick tool change system for Proform and Maxform press brakes, allowing faster setups and helping to eliminate bad bends caused by improperly seated tools. The factory-installed power clamping system bolts directly to the ram and is integrated into...

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Stamping scrap conveyor meets space requirements for retrofit in-floor applications - TheFabricator.com

Stamping scrap conveyor meets space requirements for retrofit in-floor applications

October 18, 2010

Prab has released an offset trough design for its ScrapVeyor™ stamping scrap conveyor to meet the space requirements for retrofit in-floor applications. The offset design, as opposed to the traditional symmetrical V-style trough design, allows the conveyor to fit within tighter spaces....

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Weld cleaning brush designed for use on 4.5-in minigrinders - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush designed for use on 4.5-in minigrinders

October 11, 2010

Weiler Corp. has added a 4.5-in. Roughneck® to its line of stringer bead brushes. It is designed for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders for surface preparation, root-pass weld cleaning, and interpass weld cleaning. The brush features a high knot count and short trim length. It is available in...

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Cost estimating products offered with either perpetual or subscription-based licensing options

October 11, 2010

MTI Systems has released three new Costimator product configurations with either perpetual or subscription-based licensing options. Costimator Express is a stand-alone version designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized parts suppliers. This entry-level version provides all the necessary...

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Welding helmet upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet upgraded

October 11, 2010

ArcOne has redesigned the Vision® helmet, upgrading both the shape of the helmet and the AD filter choices. Available filters are the Xtreme® dual, the new Xtreme Vi, and the Xtreme V with a 12.6-sq.-in. viewing area, with a 3 in the light state and shades 5-13 in the dark state. The...

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Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle - TheFabricator.com

Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle

October 11, 2010

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the OS32C Type 3 compact safety laser scanner. It has a 4.11-in. profile, 2.87-lb. weight, and 5-W power consumption. The detection zones are flexible and easily configured. The status display and eight patented individual sector indicators...

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Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies

October 11, 2010

PennEngineering®'s PEM® StickScrew® system for small-screw insertion has been re-engineered with a new StickShooter™ driver, offering the capability to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies and allow for quick tooling changeover. The self-contained system combines the...

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Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation - TheFabricator.com

Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation

October 11, 2010

Kalamazoo Industries' model KVF3 vibratory finisher is designed for deburring, polishing, and other finishing operations requiring the gentle vibrating action of rotating media. The unit features a 3.3-cu.-ft.-capacity steel tub with cast urethane lining; a 0.75-HP, single-phase, 110-VAC motor;...

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Industrial-duty buffer accommodates all sizes, shapes of workpieces - TheFabricator.com

Industrial-duty buffer accommodates all sizes, shapes of workpieces

October 11, 2010

W.W. Grainger Inc. offers the Dayton 10-in., industrial-duty buffer. Designed for use with 10- and 12-in.-dia. soft cloth wheels, the buffer's extended long shafts and slim motor provide the extra clearance needed for buffing and polishing all sizes and shapes of workpieces. The #3NYA6 is built...

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Workpiece return conveyors permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines - TheFabricator.com

Workpiece return conveyors permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines

October 11, 2010

Available from Stiles Machinery, LIGMATECH®'s two new workpiece return conveyors — ZHR 100 BOOMERANG® and ZHR 200 BOOMERANG — permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines. They are suitable for small to medium-sized companies looking to add productivity...

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Grinder safety CD focuses on personal protection system for pedestal and bench grinders

October 11, 2010

MANCOMM has released a Grinder Safety Training CD to help workers improve safety and minimize risk. It focuses on a personal protection system for pedestal and bench grinders. Topics include personal protective equipment, grinder and grinding wheel RPM compatibility, ring tests, grinding wheel...

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Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant

October 11, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc. offers DIN 508-NI stainless steel T-slot nuts. The RoHS-compliant, metric-sized T-slot nuts are made of stainless steel, European standard No. 1.4305 (American standard 303 series). The nuts are offered in T-slot diameters from 8 to 18 mm and thread sizes from M6 to M16. T-slot...

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OEE module for CAD/CAM software examines, reports on equipment productivity and performance - TheFabricator.com

OEE module for CAD/CAM software examines, reports on equipment productivity and performance

October 11, 2010

LVD Strippit has added an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) module to its CADMAN® family of offline software. The module examines and reports on equipment productivity and performance; provides analysis in simple graphical charts; presents real shop floor information; and monitors...

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Universal ball-and-socket shields make drills, grinders, and band saws safer - TheFabricator.com

Universal ball-and-socket shields make drills, grinders, and band saws safer

October 11, 2010

Universal ball-and-socket shields are available from Rockford Systems for use on drills, grinders, and band saws. The shields place a barrier between operators or other employees in the area and flying chips, sparks, and coolant generated from the tool. The shields are furnished with heavy...

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