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Stretch-wrapping carriage allows machine to run two rolls of film before needing attention - TheFabricator.com

Stretch-wrapping carriage allows machine to run two rolls of film before needing attention

October 3, 2011

ITW Muller has introduced the Octopus SideKick™, a second carriage that can be added to almost any new or existing Octopus stretch-wrapping machine. The unit operates as an independent film carriage that automatically rotates into primary wrapping position when the film is breaking or...

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HEPA-like air filter has MERV 16 rating - TheFabricator.com

HEPA-like air filter has MERV 16 rating

October 3, 2011

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced Tri-Flow, a new filtration concept that delivers HEPA-like performance with a MERV 16 rating. The compact filters serve as an alternative to bag, cartridge, and pocket filters, which typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. According to the company, the filters provide...

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Plasma system processes both plates and tubes

October 3, 2011

AKS Cutting Systems has introduced a system for plasma processing of both plates and tubes. Available on its accu-kut heavy-duty, unitized precision plasma plate cutting system, the tube processing center can perform plasma processing of tube and pipe. Used in conjunction with the robo-kut plasma...

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Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback - TheFabricator.com

Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback

October 3, 2011

ArcOne offers the iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter, developed with feedback from welders. Features include standard and auto-variable shade adjustment of 3/5-14, special GTAW mode with upslope and downslope control, and eight unique memory settings to customize each helmet. The filter...

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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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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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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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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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Bending simulation software features virtual gauge check

September 26, 2011

Aicon has launched the new software version 4.7 for its TubeInspect optical tube measuring system. The software lets operators simulate the bending process considering individual correction values. It also verifies the effect of those values on accuracy to gauge via a virtual gauge check. With the...

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Goggle retainer for hard hats introduced - TheFabricator.com

Goggle retainer for hard hats introduced

September 26, 2011

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) has introduced the Uvex Stealth® goggle retainer for hard hats. Designed to attach to most hard hats, the adjustable-fit goggle retainer helps ensure workers’ eyes are protected by creating a gap-free seal around the eyes. When not in use, the goggles...

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Fiber-optic laser machine designed for tube and profile processing

September 26, 2011

Haven Mfg. Corp. offers the SOCO Machinery SLT-150 fiber-optic laser machine to the U.S. market. Designed for tube and profile processing, the laser cutting machine combines multiple machining processes in one system. The company manufactures tube cutting and processing equipment, including...

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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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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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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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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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