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Vegetable-based coolants use no chlorine, formaldehyde, silicones

July 14, 2015

Condat has introduced Mecagreen vegetable-based soluble oils for machining and grinding applications. According to the company, these coolants provide long sump life and excellent cutting performance without the use of chlorine, DEA, DCHA, formaldehyde, or silicones. Point-of-cut studies...

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Large internal mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

July 9, 2015

Exair offers 1/2 NPT internal mix atomizing spray nozzles to atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns and liquid volumes. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce an adjustable, fine mist of atomized liquid. The nozzles provide high liquid flows up to 303...

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Traps offer attachment points for tool tethering at height

July 8, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3780S/3780L Power Tool Trap and Squids® 3770 Tape Measure Trap. Both supply an attachment point for difficult-to-tether objects for tethering at height. The products are suitable for users working at heights or where foreign material exclusion (FME) and...

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Anticorrosion additives are nontoxic, water-soluble

July 8, 2015

Cortec’s CorShield® S-69 nontoxic, water-soluble powders and liquids are designed using the company’s VpCI® technology. These corrosion preventives serve as an alternative to traditional corrosion inhibitor formulations. Free of nitrites, phosphates, amines, and heavy metals, they prevent...

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Industrial batch ovens deliver hydrogen embrittlement relief of aerospace parts

July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Oven Corp. has shipped three gas-fired batch ovens to an aerospace parts manufacturer for hydrogen embrittlement relief of chrome-plated landing gear. During the hydrogen embrittlement relief process, various parts are placed on a pallet in the heat-treating oven for periods up to 24...

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Adjustable headgear works on browguards, helmets

July 1, 2015

ArcOne has introduced ComfaGear® II adjustable headgear. It works on both browguards and helmets. Features include fabric straps to conform to different head shapes, a rack/dial system for horizontal position adjustment, dual front pivoting bands to disperse weight and balance, eight points of...

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Manual greasing system monitored by PC

June 30, 2015

Assalub offers LubeRight, a PC-aided, RFID-based system that monitors every lubrication activity. Each greasing point is equipped with an RFID transponder, which the hand-held meter identifies. The system registers the real amount of lubricant fed to each point. The greaser also can study the...

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Fiber laser offers consumable-free metal part marking

June 29, 2015

REA Elektronik has developed the REA JET FL fiber laser, which permanently marks metal and plastics. The system uses no consumables and offers long operational life, the company states. The high-resolution print provides machine-readable codes for product traceability. Typical applications...

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High-density storage saves floor space

June 29, 2015

The Vidmar® Tower high-density vertical storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) can be built up to 46 ft. high with unlimited custom drawer configurations. It offers an optional dual-delivery, continuous-pick feature and a choice of ergonomic picking bay designs and drawer access setup....

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Back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

June 25, 2015

Exair offers the 1006SS ¼ NPT back-blow air nozzle, designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, channel, bores, holes, and internal threads. An array of holes provide a forceful 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils from machining processes. The nozzle...

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Aluminum-media shotblast machines provide gentle cleaning of light workpieces

June 25, 2015

Walther Trowal has introduced the THM continuous-feed shotblast system for use on light metals such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as steel, zinc, and brass components. This troughed-belt machine employs aluminum blast media rather than stainless steel media. It handles large quantities of...

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Mobile app combines with vibration sensor to collect machinery data

June 23, 2015

SKF USA Inc. has introduced Enlight, a combination mobile app and Bluetooth®-enabled vibration sensor that allows nonexpert staff to gather critical machinery data on their smartphones or tablets. The product comprises the Data Collect app and the Wireless Machine Condition Detector (WMCD), a...

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Manufacturing ERP software provides multidivision, multisite, multicompany capabilities

June 17, 2015

MIE Solutions® has announced that a new product release within MIE Trak Pro® that provides comprehensive interdivision and intersite capabilities within all applications. The software streamlines processes to help improve collaboration within a single company in a single location or within...

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User interface enhanced for more flexible configuration of price quote process

June 12, 2015

Infor has made enhancements to the user interface of Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ). The new personalization capability allows organizations to differentiate themselves in their markets with visual layout design and custom style functionality. This allows for tailored content and presentation of...

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Cost estimation module helps machine shops respond quickly to RFQs

June 10, 2015

Geometric has released CAMWorks Costing, an add-on module to its existing CNC programming software, CAMWorks. The module helps speed up the estimation process and generates accurate quotes within minutes, the manufacturer states. The module automatically recognizes features in a job such as...

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