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Metal-cored wire line expanded for thicker material welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wire line expanded for thicker material welding applications

June 14, 2011

Hobart Brothers has expanded its Tri-Mark® Matrix™ metal-cored wire line to include 0.063-in.-dia. wire for welding on applications composed of thicker materials. The wire also is available in 0.045- and 0.052-in. diameters. The wire is designed for use in high-volume robotic welding...

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Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams - TheFabricator.com

Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams

June 14, 2011

Koike Aronson's Wel-Twin is a heavy-duty, portable welding carriage designed to weld on both sides of a stiffener rib or I-beam up to 24 in. tall. Common uses are for shipbuilding, trailer building, and custom I-beam construction. The unit is attached magnetically from both sides of the plate...

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Pipe/tube cutting and profiling system designed for handrail, fencing fabrication - TheFabricator.com

Pipe/tube cutting and profiling system designed for handrail, fencing fabrication

June 3, 2011

VERNON Tool™ Co., a Lincoln Electric subsidiary, offers pipe and tube cutting and profiling systems for use in the handrail and fencing fabrication market. The MasterTube™ Cutter (MTC) and MasterPipe™ Profiler (MPP) models are suitable for small to medium-sized shops. The...

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Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced - TheFabricator.com

Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced

June 3, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the CT-P compact material storage and retrieval tower for Strippit turret punch presses, including the V, VT, M, and VX-series models. The system provides full capabilities for loading, unloading, and storage of raw material and finished parts, thus enabling...

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Safety glasses designed for all-day wearability with no slipping - TheFabricator.com

Safety glasses designed for all-day wearability with no slipping

June 3, 2011

Gateway Safety has introduced Conqueror™ contemporary-design protective eyewear. The safety glasses feature a soft rubber nosepiece and contoured temple tips that don’t pinch, helping to ensure all-day wearability with no slipping. The lightweight frame is available in a glossy...

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Registration shear for nameplate manufacturing reaches production speeds of 1,200 cuts per hour

June 3, 2011

Spartanics offers the M250 registration shear for nameplate manufacturing. With registration accuracy of ± 0.002 in., the shear reaches production speeds of 1,200 cuts/hr. Touchscreen controls help simplify job setup and changeovers. PLC electronics and a color camera help ensure consistency in...

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Pleated bags for baghouses help lower energy costs - TheFabricator.com

Pleated bags for baghouses help lower energy costs

June 3, 2011

Apel Intl. Inc. has introduced the patented Pulse-Jet™ pleated bag to help lower energy costs and increase baghouse efficiencies. Serving as an alternative to fabric bags and cages, the pleated bag features top- and bottom-load designs, two to three times the filter life, 99.99 percent...

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Slat cleaner removes mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel slag - TheFabricator.com

Slat cleaner removes mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel slag

June 3, 2011

In addition to removing mild steel and aluminum slag, TRUMPF's new TruTool TSC 100 removes stainless steel slag. The slat cleaner can be used on flatbed laser machines with an output of up to 7 kW. It removes slag from the sides of the slats as well as in spaces between and right up to the...

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Right-angle abrasive discs feature engineered grain and improved resin bond system - TheFabricator.com

Right-angle abrasive discs feature engineered grain and improved resin bond system

June 3, 2011

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton Vortex Rapid Finish nonwoven right-angle discs for the metal fabricating industry. They feature an engineered grain and improved resin bond system to provide aggressive, fast stock removal and a fine finish, the company says. The discs remove light...

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Ergonomic manipulator available in load capacities of 330, 550, and 880 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Ergonomic manipulator available in load capacities of 330, 550, and 880 lbs.

May 31, 2011

The pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator from Haeco counterbalances heavy loads to allow an operator to suspend, rotate, tilt, and transfer product with precision and reduced effort. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, three different models offer load...

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Hardness testers introduced - TheFabricator.com

Hardness testers introduced

May 31, 2011

The MicroMet 6000 series, a new class of dead-weight microindentation Vickers/Knoop hardness testers, is available from Buehler. The unit's hybrid user interface combines a touchscreen LCD for setup and data entry with hard-switch buttons for daily operation. A tabbed menu structure enables...

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Semiautomatic GMAW gun liners now offered on additional guns - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic GMAW gun liners now offered on additional guns

May 31, 2011

Tregaskiss is making its QUICK LOAD™ liners standard on TOUGH GUN™ and TGX™ semiautomatic GMAW guns as of July 2011. The liners have been standard on all TOUGH GUN robotic and automatic GMAW guns since 2010. The liners are installed from the front end of the GMAW gun in less...

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CNC prototyping system designed for auto, motorcycle shop in-house fabrication

May 31, 2011

Torchmate's 2x2 CNC prototyping system brings computer-automated, repeatable prototyping functions to auto and motorcycle shops for in-house fabrication. In addition to its main function of prototyping suspension components, engine mounts, and other metal parts and accessories, the machine...

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Dust collectors for metalworking, mining handle airflows of 5,000 to 50,000 CFM

May 31, 2011

Donaldson Co. Inc. has introduced the VH series of Torit® brand PowerCore® dust collectors for applications with abrasive dust in the metalworking and mining markets. The collectors are designed to use up to 70 percent less floor space than some baghouses and cartridge collectors. No confined...

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Wet benchtop saw measures 24 in. in all dimensions - TheFabricator.com

Wet benchtop saw measures 24 in. in all dimensions

May 31, 2011

Kalamazoo Industries' model K10WBT enclosed, wet cutting, benchtop abrasive saw offers manual operation. The 10-in.-dia. abrasive blade (not included) allows the machine to cut up to 1.5-in. solids and 2.5-in. pipe. The saw features a magnetic switch; an internal worklight; dual 3-in. vises;...

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