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Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials

July 25, 2011

LT Fiber from BLM Group USA is the first automated laser tube cutting machine to use a fiber laser resonator, the company reports. With its 2-kW IPG fiber laser source, the system can process highly reflective materials such as brass, copper, and aluminum, as well as galvanized steel. The...

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Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters - TheFabricator.com

Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters

July 25, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 450 Duo CST, a dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding generator that features two CST 280 SMAW/GTAW inverters and 12,000 W of continuous three-phase power in a single unit. Powered by Mitsubishi's S4L2 4-cylinder diesel engine,...

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Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials - TheFabricator.com

Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials

July 25, 2011

Exair's new Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system is an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry materials. It features a 30-, 55-, or 110-gal. drum and a wear-resistant design for cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel shot, garnet, metal chips, and sand,...

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Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors - TheFabricator.com

Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors

July 25, 2011

The PA4000 photoacoustic infrared gas monitor from General Monitors provides gas monitoring while eliminating interference from water vapors. Designed with a photoacoustic, infrared (IR) sensor to monitor gases including hydrocarbons, solvents, alcohols, CO2, and CO, the unit is selective to...

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Three-axis drilling, marking, sawing machine introduced

July 25, 2011

Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. has introduced the new BeamCenter CNC 1200 saw and drill press center. It offers centrally controlled, customizable beam production, performing simultaneous three-axis drilling, marking, and sawing. The machine features four station tool changers per drill spindle,...

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Flux-cored wire designed for hot, fill, cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wire designed for hot, fill, cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe

July 18, 2011

For fully automated pipe welding applications, Lincoln Electric has introduced Pipeliner® 81M, a gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire designed for hot, fill, and cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe. The wire is suitable for automated pipe welding applications that require consistent...

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Quick-trim flap discs allow full use of flaps - TheFabricator.com

Quick-trim flap discs allow full use of flaps

July 18, 2011

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced two new Norton quick-trim flap discs for the metal fabricating industry. Both feature a new, flexible, easily trimmed plastic back plate, allowing full use of the flaps. The plastic backing can be trimmed back to expose the flaps to help extend product life....

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End caps lock securely onto threads until removed by pulling tab and breaking seal - TheFabricator.com

End caps lock securely onto threads until removed by pulling tab and breaking seal

July 18, 2011

Mocap's tear-tab caps are designed to fit over threaded tubing, rods, and fittings. They are suitable for use as shipping caps, end caps, pipe caps, product protection, and thread protectors. The inner rings lock the cap securely onto threads until the cap is removed by pulling the tab and...

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Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys - TheFabricator.com

Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys

July 18, 2011

Swagelok® has added four new tube facing tools and one new cutting tool to its product line. The tools are intended for use with 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, and most nickel-based alloys. The tube facing tools produce flat, smooth, square, burr-free, and chamfer-free tube...

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Hydraulic sheet, plate rolls require no belts or extra gear-driving mechanisms - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic sheet, plate rolls require no belts or extra gear-driving mechanisms

July 18, 2011

COMEQ offers 31 models of Americor hydraulic sheet and plate rolls in standard capacities from 3 ft. by 13 ga. to 10 ft. by 0.313 in. The machines are available in three-roll, single-initial-pinch and four-roll, double-pinch styles. Also available are two special four-roll, double-pinch models...

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Wheeled, extendable light tower for use in hazardous locations introduced

July 18, 2011

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the production of a new line of light towers for use in hazardous locations. The HAL-2X400MCE extendable light tower incorporates a tilting-base design that allows operators to extend the unit to its full height with reduced effort. Two 400-W metal...

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Portable DC welding machine delivers up to 200 amps for SMAW and GTAW

July 11, 2011

Thermadyne® offers the Thermal Arc® 201 TS portable welding machine that delivers 100 amps on standard 115-V circuits for SMAW and 150 amps for GTAW. When used on 208- to 230-V circuits, maximum output is 200 amps for either welding process. The unit's power and portability make it suitable for...

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Marking machine produces all layout on structural steel section in single pass

July 11, 2011

Peddinghaus Corp. has released the PeddiWriter automatic layout marking machine. The stand-alone machine produces all layout on a structural steel section in a single pass. Incorporating two independent Hypertherm ArcWriting torches within a four-axis layout marking system, the machine allows...

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Weld cleaning brush for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders features high knot count, short trim length - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders features high knot count, short trim length

July 11, 2011

Weiler Corp.'s 4.5-in. Roughneck® weld cleaning brush is designed specifically for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders. According to the manufacturer, welders and fabricators using the minigrinders traditionally have been limited to 4-in.-dia. stringer bead wheels for surface preparation, root-pass...

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Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations - TheFabricator.com

Carts usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and tight, in-plant delivery locations

July 11, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has released a new custom-designed rotational pick and delivery cart for plants, distribution centers, and warehouses. The 43- by 52-in. cart frame is usable in narrow-aisle, elevated pick operations and for tight, in-plant delivery locations. The cart has a four-shelf...

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