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Management software designed for structural steel companies - TheFabricator.com

Management software designed for structural steel companies

May 16, 2012

Lantek has released Steelworks 2012, the latest version of its software designed to help companies in the structural steel industry increase their management efficiency. The software integrates 3-D design programs such as Tekla Structures® with automated manufacture and control of...

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Laser-based weld inspection system scans for defects in real time

May 16, 2012

The Radian-PWS laser-based weld inspection system from Invisual E is designed to measure and scan for defects and discontinuities in real time, helping to increase accuracy and repeatability for ERW-HFI processes. The sensor measures four main parameters: bead geometry for temperature control and...

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Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications - TheFabricator.com

Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications

May 15, 2012

UTILEV® has announced the availability of the UT25-30P line of diesel and LPG fuel forklift trucks in 5,000- and 6,000-lb. capacities in select U.S. markets. The trucks are suitable for light- to medium-duty operating environments and for customers who use their lift trucks intermittently...

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Water-based coolant prevents odors, rust

May 15, 2012

Pico Chemical Corp. has introduced Pico Quench Guard G for use in plasma, waterjet, and other cutting table systems. The water-based solution is designed to cool and quench cutting surfaces and protect ferrous and nonferrous machinery components and processed parts from rust and corrosion for...

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Tungsten grinder sealed for dust collection

May 15, 2012

Techsouth Inc. offers a bench-unit tungsten grinder with a built-in dust collection system. It points, cuts, and flattens tungsten for GTAW applications. Standard features include stainless steel collets for 0.0625-, 0.094-, 0.125-, and 0.156-in. tungsten; a 0.625-in. diamond wheel; a 120-V motor;...

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Flame-retardant garments protect welders - TheFabricator.com

Flame-retardant garments protect welders

May 10, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added FR flame-retardant clothing to its Weld Warrior line of personal protection equipment. The clothing is designed to provide comfort and protection in demanding welding environments. The line includes the Jersey, a lightweight pullover for warmer...

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Metals industry accelerator helps plan inventory, pricing

May 10, 2012

Crowe Horwath LLP has released a new version of the Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012. The update works with the company's latest generation of ERP technology, with processes that are configured for the metals industry, including producers, processors, fabricators,...

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Flap wheel drums available in three styles - TheFabricator.com

Flap wheel drums available in three styles

May 10, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced wire flap wheel drums with keyhole arbors. The new line includes abrasive nylon, stainless steel, and brass-plated wire options. All three types of wire flap wheel drums are available with 4- by 2.75- by 0.75-in. keyhole arbor, 4- by 2.75- by 5/8-11 hub,...

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Optical CMM updated for welded studs - TheFabricator.com

Optical CMM updated for welded studs

May 10, 2012

Aicon has updated its DPA optical measurement system, which uses a high-resolution digital camera as a sensor to measure any size object. The new features include scale bar generation, welded stud measurement, and a telescope camera stand. Scale bar generation handles four rather than two...

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Low-VOC rust preventives available in solvent-based, aqueous formulations - TheFabricator.com

Low-VOC rust preventives available in solvent-based, aqueous formulations

May 10, 2012

Birchwood Casey now offers seven different rust preventive products that are compliant with current VOC regulations recently enacted in several states. The corrosion inhibitors and sealants prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces. The different product formulations allow for variables...

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Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage - TheFabricator.com

Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage

May 9, 2012

Big Ass Fans has introduced the Powerfoil X2.0, a complete redesign of its Powerfoil X. The fan includes a new airfoil profile and winglet with patented Airfence™ technology. The winglet eliminates turbulence at the tip of the airfoil, while the Airfence captures air that would otherwise...

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Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain

May 9, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has implemented an upgrade across its "Better" tier of Norton metal fabricating abrasives products for portable grinding applications. Products in the tier now are sub-branded as Norton BlueFire and feature a new NorZon zirconia alumina grain with properties that enable up...

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Production monitoring software delivers weld performance information anywhere

May 9, 2012

Lincoln Electric's CheckPoint™ production monitoring software enables users to obtain performance information on their Lincoln Electric welding machines and operations wherever they are, from any computer and almost any mobile device, without the need to install, purchase, or maintain specialized...

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Bevel cutting head features high-accuracy positioning - TheFabricator.com

Bevel cutting head features high-accuracy positioning

May 9, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has updated its line of CNC plasma bevel cutting systems with the new VBA Global PRO bevel head for high-accuracy plasma bevel cutting on steel plate. It features a high-accuracy positioning system with dual linear rail lifter, digital AC drives, and heavy-duty gearboxes....

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Pressure regulators designed for improved performance

May 8, 2012

The gas technology specialist Witt has improved the performance of two of its dome-loaded pressure regulators. The top version 757LE now provides a flow rate factor that is 36 percent higher than before, with a Kv value of 15. The maximum input pressure of many gases in the 737LE-HD high-pressure...

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