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Storage, retrieval systems create small footprint

March 6, 2014

Vidmar® offers products that accommodate storage and retrieval of tools, repair equipment, and machinery components. The STAK System® creates up to a 70 percent smaller footprint than horizontal beam rack storage, says the company. It stores as high as 24 ft. and can operate with one...

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Compact system filters cooling lubricants to microfiltration level

March 5, 2014

GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG offers the Maxflow compact filter system for filtration of cooling lubricants to the microfiltration level. When product requirements change, the integrated, horizontally arranged filter disks can be exchanged quickly. Automatic backwashing detaches the filter cake...

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Oxygen flow regulator provides 6,500-PSI maximum flow

March 5, 2014

Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced the Mega Reg high-flow oxygen regulator. It features a machined brass body, polished chrome bonnet, and 2.5-in. single-scale gauges. The heavy-duty, single-stage regulator comes in B and C connections with delivery pressures of 250 and 500 PSI. Maximum flow...

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Powered hand truck features variable forward/reverse motion

March 4, 2014

Valley Craft Industries Inc. offers a new powered hand truck. It combines the design of the EZY-Rol drum truck line with high-traction pneumatic wheels for rough-surface traction; full-function, variable forward and reverse travel with reverse audible warning; and a battery-powered motor with...

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RFID module eliminates manual input to gas equipment

March 4, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik offers an RFID module that can be retrofitted to gas mixers, gas analyzers, and leak-testing equipment. The module eliminates manual input by touchscreens, keys, and controllers and replaces bar code readers. The module can be used on all equipment that is fitted with the...

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Features added to lift trucks

March 3, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has added several standard features to its Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers Platinum II and GO4 series lift trucks. LED headlights now are standard, replacing halogen headlights on those models. A welded assist grip also has been added as standard to the right-hand front...

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Manufacturing software updated

February 27, 2014

GE Intelligent Platforms has updated its Proficy® Manufacturing software suite. New capabilities have been added to the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, and Tracker software applications, as well as Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete....

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Compact, nontoxic emitters form protective coating on metal surfaces

February 27, 2014

Cortec®’s EcoSonic VpC®105 emitters, powered by NANO-VpCI®, are designed to provide corrosion protection for metal components and parts in nonventilated control boxes, cabinets, and toolboxes up to 5 cu. ft. The compact, nontoxic plasic emitters feature a breathable Tyvek®...

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Distribution/management system ensures fail safe supply of high-pressure, -flow gases

February 20, 2014

A gas distribution and management system that automatically switches between two high-pressure, high-flow gases to provide interchangeable service and continuous supply has been introduced by CONCOA. The 544 series IntelliSwitch IIv is designed to switch between two gas sources without...

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Laser marker handles parts up to 14.56 in. high

February 20, 2014

SIC Marking® USA has introduced the XL-Box laser workstation, dedicated to marking and traceability of components. It is equipped with a fiber laser source doped with ytterbium, which allows light or deep markings of alphanumeric codes, bar code, and 2-D data matrix codes on all metals and some...

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Industrial cart helps save space

February 19, 2014

CECOR© offers the DB-244-6P industrial cart, designed with a small footprint while allowing storage and transport of big loads. With a capacity of 13.4 cu. ft. and a lip height of 30 in., the cart can fit under machine tool discharge, conveyors, and tables. A fully loaded cart can be...

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Steady rest suitable for crankshaft, camshaft applications

February 19, 2014

SMW Autoblok has introduced the SRG grinding steady rest. Designed to support shaft-type workpieces on grinding machines, the line is suitable for crankshaft and camshaft applications. Three sizes are available for clamping diameters from 0.79 to 3.35 in. Horizontal and vertical fine...

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Tramp oil separator reduces hazardous waste volumes by up to 90 percent

February 18, 2014

Prab’s tramp oil separator removes tramp oils from coolant and wash water. Using gravity flow and coalescence, the unit removes free-floating and mechanically dispersed tramp oil from machine sumps, central systems, and wash tanks to less than 1 percent in a single pass. According to the...

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High-bay fixture protects, deflects heat from LED

February 17, 2014

Big Ass Fans’ new Big Ass Light division has unveiled a high-bay LED fixture. Manufactured from a solid piece of anodized, extruded aluminum that includes ribbed fins at the top, the structure acts as a heat sink to move heat away from the fixture and LEDs, helping to increase the LED lifespan....

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U-handles offered in customized lengths, bends

February 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers U-handles that can be purchased in customized lengths and bends to suit particular applications. The company’s RoHS-compliant tubular handles include aluminum tubular handles in the GN 333 offset version and the GN 333.1 straight version, in inch and metric sizes. Both...

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