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Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training

August 15, 2011

Magnatech's Tubemaster 517 orbital welding machine integrates a controller and orbital head with standard GTAW power supplies. An intuitive, symbol-based interface requires minimal operator...

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Lubrication system available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide - TheFabricator.com

Lubrication system available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide

August 15, 2011

LSP Industries has announced the release of the new FloaterCoater lubrication system for the stamping industry. Made of stainless steel, models are available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide. The floating inside frame allows the rollers to stay in contact with the coil stock at all times....

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Safety switch mats provide more than 3 million actuations - TheFabricator.com

Safety switch mats provide more than 3 million actuations

August 15, 2011

Tapeswitch offers safety switch mats for protecting machinery, personnel, and equipment. The mats provide more than 3 million actuations, can be actuated at any point, and are fail-safe. The mats come in several styles, including the abrasion-resistant ControlMat, the puncture-proof and...

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Punch presses handle workpieces up to 60 by 120 in.

August 9, 2011

LVD Strippit offers the Pullmax series of punch presses, including the LVD Pullmax 520, 530, 720, and 730 models. The machines perform punching, forming, marking, bending, and tapping. The hydraulic press drive combines with rapid table accelerations and high hit rates to produce prototypes,...

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Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles - TheFabricator.com

Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles

August 9, 2011

New PEM® PF7M™ and PF7MF™ captive panel screws from PennEngineering® have two distinct mounting styles for permanent installation into thin sheets. Both types feature small, compact, low-profile designs suited for limited-access areas. The patented MAThread®...

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6,000 W 2-D laser cutting system processes thicker mild steel, stainless - TheFabricator.com

6,000-W 2-D laser cutting system processes thicker mild steel, stainless

August 9, 2011

Mazak Optonics Corp. has increased the power output of its SuperTurbo-X Mark III 2-D laser cutting system to 6,000 W for processing thicker mild steel and stainless materials. Built using the company's hybrid platform, the system has a constant-beam-length construction to provide uniform cutting...

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Wire feed system handles diameters from 0.030 to 0.0625 in.

August 9, 2011

The new PowerLiner from Fronius is a wire feed system for all standard wire types, including steel, silicon bronze, aluminum, and stainless. The machine handles wire diameters from 0.030 to 0.0625 in. The minimum feeding radius is 6 in. No inner liners are required. The wire electrode is guided by...

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Flux-cored wires designed for high-strength pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wires designed for high-strength pipe welding applications

August 9, 2011

Hobart Brothers has announced the availability of two new self-shielded, flux-cored wires designed to improve welding performance on high-strength pipe welding applications.The Hobart® Fabshield® 79T8™ and Fabshield 79T8 Ni2™ wires provide out-of-position welding capabilities...

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Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced

August 1, 2011

Birchwood Casey has introduced the MICROLOK® AO, a nontoxic aluminum oxide conversion coating that is 0.000060 in. thick, silver-black in color, and tightly adherent to the metal surface. The patented coating imparts corrosion resistance and antigalling properties to iron and steel tooling...

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Light curtains feature quick-mount brackets and reduced wiring - TheFabricator.com

Light curtains feature quick-mount brackets and reduced wiring

August 1, 2011

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced F3SJ-E safety light curtains, which provide hand-intrusion detection for use in stand-alone devices and machines. Quick-mount brackets and reduced wiring combine, along with easily viewable alignment indicators, enable mounting in half the time...

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Industrial fan can help reduce heating bills - TheFabricator.com

Industrial fan can help reduce heating bills

August 1, 2011

Big Ass Fan Company® offers the 8- to 24-ft.-dia. Powerfoil®X industrial fan. The fan, which delivers maximum airflow in large spaces, employs a sealed-for-life NitroSeal Drive™ gearbox. According to the manufacturer, destratifying space with the fan during the winter can reduce...

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Stereo microscope combines long focal length, large viewing field, distortion-free vision

August 1, 2011

The new FX-4 stereo microscope from Titan Tool Supply Inc. combines long focal length, a large field of view, and distortion-free vision with a depth of field up to 0.1875 in. at 10x to deliver 3-D views. Featuring an adjustable aluminum stand, the microscope is designed for assembly operations,...

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Rotary index configuration simplifies switch from flat sheet to tube, pipe cutting - TheFabricator.com

Rotary index configuration simplifies switch from flat sheet to tube, pipe cutting

August 1, 2011

Amada has added a rotary index to its FOM2 laser cutting system for cutting medium to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three interchangeable shuttle pallets, simplifying the switch from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. The FOM2RI-3015 can process round, square,...

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Automated plasma cutting system offers production piercing, cutting up to 2 in. - TheFabricator.com

Automated plasma cutting system offers production piercing, cutting up to 2 in.

August 1, 2011

Thermal Dynamics®, a Thermadyne® brand, has added the Ultra-Cut® 400 to its line of high-precision automated plasma systems. The system delivers 400 amps at 200 V at 100 percent duty cycle. It offers production piercing and cutting up to 2 in. on mild steel, stainless steel, and 2.25-in....

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Sheet metal manufacturing software designed to optimize processes from work orders to finished product

July 25, 2011

Lantek has launched Manufacturing Execution System Lantek Manager software, designed to help optimize sheet metal manufacturing processes from work orders to finished product. It simultaneously considers many factors, including delivery date, customer, machinery to be used, material thickness, and...

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