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Die-roll reduction technology introduced - TheFabricator.com

Die-roll reduction technology introduced

July 11, 2011

EBway Corp. has designed a compound stamping die to reduce the amount of die roll on pierced holes. Die roll is the slightly curved contour on the edge of one side of a blanked part, created by the amount of pull-down on the part material before the actual cutting of the material starts....

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Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities

July 11, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welding machine, rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle. The inverter-based power source offers pulsed GMAW capabilities with up to 0.052- and 0.0625-in. wires when matched with 74 MPa Plus and AlumaFeed™...

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Vertical column saw designed for nonproduction applications - TheFabricator.com

Vertical column saw designed for nonproduction applications

July 11, 2011

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model C315/350 hinge-type vertical column saw is designed for nonproduction applications requiring cuts in tubes, pipes, and light structural shapes. The saw has a 14-in. blade, 3.5-HP motor, spindle speeds of 24 to 105 RPM with an infinitely variable option in...

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Blind threaded insert installation tool has autoreverse mode to prevent overinstalling, double installing - TheFabricator.com

Blind threaded insert installation tool has autoreverse mode to prevent overinstalling, double installing

June 27, 2011

The new ATLAS® AE938 tool for installing blind threaded inserts, available from PennEngineering®, features pressure-controlled setting for installation of the same insert type into various material thicknesses without adjustment. A pull-to-pressure function helps extend the tool’s...

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500-W fiber laser suitable for cutting metals up to 0.12 in. thick

June 27, 2011

JK Lasers, part of the GSI Group, has added the JK500FL to its range of fiber lasers. With features including 500-W CW output power, single-mode beam quality, and patented back reflection protection, the fiber laser can process a variety of materials with high accuracy and at a quick rate, the...

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Burning table HMI introduced - TheFabricator.com

Burning table HMI introduced

June 27, 2011

Walker Magnetics has introduced what it says is the first human-machine interface (HMI) for burning table applications. The system has a touchscreen panel operator interface, mimicking modern CNC panels. Multiple screens give the operator a visual of all system functions, providing instant...

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Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications

June 27, 2011

Weldcraft offers six models of stainless steel water coolers, designed to provide consistent, long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications. Each of the water coolers is available in 115- and 230-V models and operates on single-phase power. The 2500SS and 2502SS water coolers...

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Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode

June 27, 2011

Weldmark® has introduced the 8VS9-13H autodarkening welding helmet. Its internal filter offers shades from 9 to 13, with customizable sensitivity and delay adjustments. It also is equipped with grind mode for visibility and safety. The helmet offers a 5-amp GTAW rating and features a...

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Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter - TheFabricator.com

Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter

June 27, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers the new Jackson Safety brand R60 Airmax powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR). It features a NIOSH-approved HE filter that locks into place for particulate contaminants. According to the manufacturer, the PAPR can help provide protection in accordance with...

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Robot pallet wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Robot pallet wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr.

June 20, 2011

GaleWrap has introduced the GW-4100 robot pallet wrapper. Designed for use with the company's oriented film, the wrapper handles up to 37 loads/hr. and features a telescoping mast for accommodating loads up to 6 ft. 11 in. high. Features include a fully automated wrap-up/down cycle, built-in...

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Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials - TheFabricator.com

Metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials

June 20, 2011

The MultiLoc® metal clinching process helps make quick, clean joints in most ductile materials. Powered by a Multicyl® air/oil intensifier, the fast-advance stroke is followed by a smooth hydraulic action. There are several machine alternatives for fastening sheet metal components....

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Narrow-link conveyor released - TheFabricator.com

Narrow-link conveyor released

June 20, 2011

DE-STA-CO has announced the release of the CAMCO® Rite-Link conveyor. The slim, compact conveyor features narrow links (1.2 in. wide) with 2.95-, 4.53-, and 5.91-in. pitches. Five standard center distances are available. Custom conveyors also can be assembled and tested for customers'...

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Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces

June 20, 2011

Designed with a horizontal-motor mount, CS Unitec's new MAB 150 portable magnetic drill is suitable for drilling in tight spaces. The 7-in.-tall, 24-lb. drilling machine features a 9.25-amp, 110-V, double-insulated motor with a no-load speed of 400 RPM. With annular cutters, it drills up to 1.5...

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Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded

June 20, 2011

Hypertherm has expanded its line of Duramax™ retrofit torches and consumables. The torches now are approved for use on the company's Powermax1650®, and a new straight torch joins the previously released 75-degree hand torch and convertible machine torch. The straight torch, designed...

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Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line - TheFabricator.com

Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line

June 20, 2011

The TC720 automatic tube saw from BLM Group USA is designed to operate as a stand-alone unit or as part of a fully automated tube processing line controlled by a single CNC. The programming system has an applications-tested database that covers blade speeds and feeds for different materials,...

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