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Magnets hold stock using inside and outside edges

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced inside/outside angle magnets. Depending on the setup of each substructure, either the inside or outside surface of the magnets can be used. For inside welds, the magnets hold stock from the outside; for outside welds, they hold stock from the inside. The...

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Electric dust collector generates 8,000-CFM airflow

July 8, 2016

Marco has introduced the Dustmaster® 8,000 CFM electric dust collector. Its 25-HP Baldor® motor and reverse-incline blade fan work together to create an engineered airflow that provides ventilation and collects airborne dust and debris from enclosed work sites. Two 16-in.-ID duct hose inlet...

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Rust-preventive fluid is weldable

July 7, 2016

Lincoln Electric’s RP6™ is an oil-based fluid that provides up to six months of indoor corrosion protection by preventing rust on ferrous metals without adversely affecting the welding process. The rust preventive is suitable for welding applications in heavy fabrication, automotive, steel...

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Conduction-cooled capacitors handle massive current

July 5, 2016

Illinois Capacitor offers HC and LC series conduction-cooled capacitors for resonant power circuity having very high current demands. Large, flat copper plates allow the LC series to handle the current and voltage in resonant power circuits. The HC series are compact, rectangular block types....

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Belt conveyor oven heat-treats coiled spring steel

July 4, 2016

Grieve has supplied No. 866, a 550-degrees-F belt conveyor oven, to a customer for heat treating coiled spring steel. Oven workspace dimensions are 18 in. by 20 ft. by 15 in. Nichrome wire heating elements deliver 60 kW to heat the oven, while a 4,200-CFM, 3-HP recirculating blower provides...

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Job site markers available in ultrafine point

July 4, 2016

Milwaukee Electric Tool has added ultrafine-point markers and pens to its INKZALL™ line. Built with a clog-resistant tip, the markers write on dusty, wet, and oily job site materials with bleed- and smear-resistant ink. Both markers and pens feature extended cap-off life up to 72...

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Membrane dryer features four-stage prefiltration

June 30, 2016

The WNA AMD-035 membrane dryer from Walmec North America features a four-stage prefiltration, a flow rating of 35 SCFM, and maximum working pressure of 150 PSI. The first- and second-stage filters remove moisture, liquids, dust, rust, and scale to 5 microns. An automatic float drain under the...

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Dust collector for robotic welding offers small footprint

June 29, 2016

RoboVent has created the Spire® dust collector to address the needs of robotic welding operations where space is at a premium. The unit is designed to complement the most common robotic welding applications used in the automotive industry, though it can be applied to many other industries as...

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Air quality system uses modular parts for quick changes

June 29, 2016

RoboVent has introduced the RoboVent Grid® ducted air quality system. The whole-facility system comprises modular, standardized QuickClamp ductwork and components that can be reconfigured as facility needs change. The air quality system needs 70 percent of the airflow used by individual units,...

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Magnetic LED beacon mounts on metal machinery

June 28, 2016

Larson Electronics has released a 7-W, chemical-resistant, industrial LED beacon equipped with a 100-lb. grip magnet. The GAUSB-CRNM-LED-PC-M magnetically mounted light is designed for use in general work areas where permanent solutions are not feasible. It comes with optional steady-burn or strobe...

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Tempering furnace designed for heat treating weldments

June 28, 2016

Grieve Corp. has built No. 885, a 1,400-degrees-F electric, inert-atmosphere tempering furnace used for heat treating weldments. Workspace dimensions are 24 by 36 by 24 in. The workspace is heated by 42 kW installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by a stainless steel frame. A...

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Fume exhaust fan package offers extended discharge

June 27, 2016

Greenheck’s new FumeJet pre-engineered centrifugal fume exhaust packaged models offer extended discharge to reduce and prevent exposure to harmful fumes and odors outdoors. Designed per ANSI Z9.2 standard for local exhaust systems, models FJC and FJI provide a compact footprint with motors and...

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Dust collector’s nanofiber media offers high efficiency

June 23, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air offers the DustHog® Plug-n-Play cartridge dust collector for use in welding, robotic weld cell, plasma cutting, and laser cutting applications. Featuring a touchscreen controller, the unit comes with an Auto Flow option that measures airflow and adjusts the fan speed...

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Flatness control integrates directly onto leveler

June 22, 2016

Arku offers the FlatJack®, a new process for monitoring the flatness of sheet metal parts. The process rapidly checks the flatness of punched, laser-cut, and flame-cut parts with minimal effort before and after leveling. The process can be integrated directly onto the inlet rollers of the...

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Open-design baskets help improve parts cleaning

June 21, 2016

Metallform offers workpiece holders and baskets for bulk parts cleaning. Produced from stainless steel rounds, the baskets have no enclosed surfaces, corners, or edges, giving ultrasonics and spray jets unfettered access to parts. Removed contaminant is flushed from the basket quickly and can...

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