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Shields protect belt sander, disc sander operators

April 25, 2012

Rockford Systems Inc. offers adjustable belt sander and disc sander shields for protecting operators. The shields place a barrier between the operator and flying debris generated at the point of operation. They fasten directly to the machine using 1- by 2-in. extruded aluminum with mounting...

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Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time

April 25, 2012

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced RAPIDSET™ adjustable, thick-turret canisters for use with its original-style and AMX™ punch press tooling. The canisters also are compatible with Amada standard, Amada ABS, and Wilson standard tooling styles. They are designed to provide quick...

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Finishing kits polish railings in three steps - TheFabricator.com

Finishing kits polish railings in three steps

April 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers two new stainless steel tube finishing kits to grain-in or polish railings from weld removal to the final finish in three steps. Both kits include a 4.5- by 0.875-in. fusion medium disc and a 4.5- by 0.875-in. unitized 25FN disc. The SS Tube Satin Finish Kit #749000,...

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Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility - TheFabricator.com

Extra-large, flat suction cups provide sheet handling flexibility

April 24, 2012

Piab has introduced a new line of extra-large, flat suction cups designed to handle various product sheets securely in manufacturing environments. The XLF line of suction cups is available in four different diameters: 150, 200, 250, and 300 mm. All sizes are similarly designed with an aluminum...

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Shop floor CMMs designed for portability - TheFabricator.com

Shop floor CMMs designed for portability

April 24, 2012

Hexagon Metrology has announced the launch of Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. With a focus on portability, the new CMM has a small footprint of 52.2 by 32.8 by 79.5 in., which fits through a standard door. Its computer, controller, and interface boxes are integrated into one self-contained...

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New blind threaded insert installation methods added to tool line - TheFabricator.com

New blind threaded insert installation methods added to tool line

April 23, 2012

Atlas® tools for installing blind threaded inserts are now available from PennEngineering® in spin-spin, pull-to-pressure, pull-to-stroke, or combination versions to install steel, brass, aluminum, or stainless steel blind threaded inserts permanently. The expanded line includes...

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Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste - TheFabricator.com

Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste

April 23, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a new separator integrated directly into the bending tool for bending and separating in one stage. To allow bending of short components, the parts to be bent generally are extended artificially with span and supporting lengths. After bending, the additional...

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Automatic coping robot is first of its kind

April 19, 2012

The first of its kind, Daito U.S.A. Inc.'s new CRII coping robot offers coping, piece marking, scribing, and cutting capabilities, all from one machine. Functioning automatically, the unit saves time and eliminates the need for manual marking and finishing. Featuring a six-axis robotic arm, the...

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Telescopic-mast articulating crane replaces nuclear rods

April 19, 2012

Air Technical Industries has manufactured a telescopic-mast articulating crane, constructed mostly from aluminum, to be used by a nuclear power plant in California for replacing fuel rods in combustion engineering reactors. The modular crane's mast can raise up to 57 ft. through hydraulically...

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Plasma torch control system controls torch height - TheFabricator.com

Plasma torch control system controls torch height

April 18, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems offers the new Smart Voltage Height Control (SVHC) system, which automatically compensates for electrode wear in plasma cutting. The system uses the company's PB-MB-1 plasma torch station and integrates capabilities from the company's arc voltage sample and hold feature and...

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Automated welding machine makes one piece every 2.5 sec. - TheFabricator.com

Automated welding machine makes one piece every 2.5 sec.

April 18, 2012

The Delta S TVR automated welding machine, available from Cemsa S.p.A., features a rotating indexing table that can be equipped with a number of stations, based on the number of components to be welded or assembled. On a typical three-station machine, for instance, the stations are used for...

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Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference

April 17, 2012

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces

April 17, 2012

Weiler's Big Cat™ abrasive flap discs are designed with large, thick flaps to conform to curved and irregular surfaces. According to the company, the high-density, Type 27 discs last 30 to 40 percent longer than standard flap discs. Typical applications include weld blending, grinding,...

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Tonnage monitor works with most press machines

April 16, 2012

Helm Instrument has introduced the PTM-4500 LoadGard tonnage monitor. It accepts input from up to six frame or in-die-mounted strain-gauge sensors. The monitor can be used with most press machines, including hydraulic, thermoforming, die cast, injection molding, and forging. Built-in alarms help...

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Antispatter compound protects surfaces from welding spatter buildup

April 16, 2012

Pico Chemical Corp. has introduced Pico Weld Kote HD, an environmentally friendly, water-based antispatter compound that protects metallic work surfaces, welding gun nozzles, tips, jigs, and fixtures from hot welding spatter buildup. The oil-free concentrate is applied by spray, brush, swab, or...

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