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Certified paint markers designed for use on stainless steel

February 28, 2011

LA-CO Industries has introduced Markal® Certified Valve Action® paint markers. The markers have gone through extensive, independent analysis for certification to meet MIL- STD – 2041D, EDF PMUC, US DOE RDT F-7-3T (expired), and Navy C3070 specifications. Designed for use on stainless steel,...

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Plasma torches now available for upgrade

February 28, 2011

Hypertherm has announced that its Duramax™ torch series now is available for upgrade on its Powermax1000® and Powermax1250® plasma systems. The torches use a new Conical Flow™ nozzle and spring electrode to help increase consumable life up to 55 percent, according to the company. They are...

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4.5-kW cross-flow resonator introduced for 2-D lasers

February 22, 2011

Mitsubishi Laser has introduced a 4.5-kW resonator for all 2-D lasers, replacing the formerly standard 4.0-kW resonator. The cross-flow resonator technology reduces rise time/fall time of square-wave pulse, enabling more consistent beam power during the cutting process. The uniform, low-current...

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Waterjet cutting head delivers up to 8.6 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting head delivers up to 8.6 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water

February 22, 2011

Jet Edge’s High Flow Abrasivejet delivers up to 3.5 lbs./min. of abrasive and up to 8.6 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for abrasive waterjet cutting applications. The cutting head is suitable for making separation cuts in steel plates or pipes. It can operate at up to 55,000 PSI and is...

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Fiber laser cuts steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser cuts steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals

February 22, 2011

The BySprint Fiber 3015 is a high-power fiber laser cutting machine based on the BySprint Pro platform and the concept ByVention Fiber laser machine. The laser is the company's first production series laser cutting system to employ fiber laser technology. Equipped with a 2-kW Fiber 2000 fiber...

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Flux-cored welding wires suitable for HSLA steel applications

February 22, 2011

Hobart Brothers offers two gas-shielded, flux-cored welding wires: Tri-Mark® TM-811N1 and TM-811N2. With their low-temperature impact strengths, the wires are suitable for petrochemical applications and the fabrication of mining and earthmoving equipment (TM-811N1), along with shipbuilding,...

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Arc welding robot fully integrates process equipment - TheFabricator.com

Arc welding robot fully integrates process equipment

February 22, 2011

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 2600ID integrated dress pack model midsized robot designed for arc welding. With its 6.56-ft. reach and 17.64-lb. payload, the robot features a flexible conduit in its upper arm/wrist for routing the cables and hoses, fully integrating the process equipment...

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Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter

February 22, 2011

The Fronius Fazor 1000 welding helmet features a continuously adjustable autodarkening filter (9-13) and a switching time (bright to dark) of 0.22 ms. Sensitivity can be adjusted between active and inactive. The helmet weighs 1.3 lbs. and features an adjustable headband for proper...

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Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position - TheFabricator.com

Laser guidance system for SAW includes noncontact tracking of true root position

February 17, 2011

Meta Vision Systems has introduced a new version of its VistaWeld laser guidance system for increasing the speed and accuracy of SAW in longitudinal pipe mills. The new version includes noncontact tracking of the true root position and built-in look-ahead compensation as standard features. The...

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Compact robot controller functionality extended - TheFabricator.com

Compact robot controller functionality extended

February 17, 2011

ABB Robotics has extended the functionality of its IRC5 compact controller to six additional robot families. The unit now supports the IRB 120, IRB 140, IRB 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker™, IRB 1410, and IRB 1600 robot families. The controller is compatible with the standard- and panel-mount...

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Abrasive belt machines' thermal insulation helps prevent cold air transmission to operator - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive belt machines' thermal insulation helps prevent cold air transmission to operator

February 17, 2011

Dynabrade Inc. offers Dynastraight&reg: portable, air-powered abrasive tools for paint and rust removal, refining before final finishing, medium- and fine-grain finishing, and final finishing. The ergonomically designed, lightweight composite housing helps reduce tool vibration, while...

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Rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate gripping areas - TheFabricator.com

Rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate gripping areas

February 17, 2011

Anver Corp. offers rectangular vacuum cups designed for handling narrow, high-capacity loads with inadequate surface areas for gripping. The vacuum cups feature NBR rubber bonded onto a machined aluminum hub and include an internal safety seal for a sure grip. Each cup is rated at up to 550...

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Burnisher accommodates wheel diameters from 4 to 4.5 in., widths from 0.625 to 4 in.

February 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the SE12-115 burnisher for finishing and polishing stainless steel and other metals. With accessories such as an expansion roll, sanding and abrasive belts, flap wheels, a stripping wheel, burnishing rings, wire wheels, a fiber brush, and a belt driver, the burnisher can be...

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Fan control station adjusts speed of up to 18 fans to match seasonal conditions - TheFabricator.com

Fan control station adjusts speed of up to 18 fans to match seasonal conditions

February 17, 2011

The new touchscreen Fan-Commander™ control station from Rite-Hite Fans controls the operation of up to 18 high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) Revolution® or Revolution SP fan models. The control adjusts the speed of the fans to match seasonal conditions. During winter the correct fan speed...

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Pipe clamp has adjustable T-handle for positioning in tight locations - TheFabricator.com

Pipe clamp has adjustable T-handle for positioning in tight locations

February 17, 2011

H&M Pipe Beveling Machine Co. Inc. has introduced the Easy-Fit pipe clamp for precision fit-up of flanges, fittings, and pipe-to-pipe alignment. The two-handed handle locks positively in place, and an adjustable T-handle slides back and forth for positioning in tight locations. Features...

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