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Lift trucks introduced

April 4, 2016

Big Lift LLC has added two lift trucks to its Joey line. The J1-190 can reach a working height of 22 ft. and accommodates a large battery for extended run times. The J2-72 is a low-level order picker that features a 2,000-lb. total vehicle capacity and can lift 1,500-lb. pallets up to 72 in....

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Control system allows bending machine network creation

March 31, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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Table blast system has simplified access

March 31, 2016

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 120T table blast system. The unit has two doors for simplified access. The blast cabinet is constructed of ½-in. plate steel cut with a V-slot for loading and unloading access for an overhead crane. A removable safety screen protects the abrasive...

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Cover caps work with angle brackets for profile systems

March 31, 2016

J.W. Winco Inc. offers metric GN 963 cover caps for GN 960 and 961 metric angle brackets for aluminum T-slot profile systems. After the angle brackets are assembled, the RoHS-compliant cover caps are snapped into place via four lugs. They give the angle bracket a finished appearance and protect...

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Liquid paint markers write through dust, moisture, oil

March 30, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has introduced INKZALL™ liquid paint markers. Optimized for darker job site surfaces, such as black pipe and structural steel, the markers can write through dust, moisture, and oil and withstand temperatures up to 300 degrees F. Using wear-resistant acrylic tips, the markers...

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Membrane dryer keeps compressed air clean, dry with four-stage filtration

March 30, 2016

The WNA AMD-035 membrane dryer is available from Walmec North America. It features four-stage prefiltration, a flow rating of 35 SCFM, and maximum working pressures of 150 PSI. The first- and second-stage filters remove moisture, liquids, dust, rust, scale, and other contaminants to 5 microns....

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Switchable magnetic ground clamps designed to stay cooler

March 29, 2016

Magswitch Technology has introduced a new line of magnetic ground clamps. The second generation of the product series features a new fin design with increased surface area to help lower temperature by about 27 percent. It offers 300, 600, and 800 amps for a strong hold in the shear or vertical...

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Manufacturing resource book released in 30th edition

March 28, 2016

Industrial Press Inc. has published the 30th edition of Machinery's Handbook, a comprehensive, practical book that presents the fundamental and essential aspects of manufacturing practices. The book is designed as a reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers; designers;...

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SPC software updated with efficiency dashboards

March 28, 2016

Zontec Inc. has released version 9.0 of its Synergy 1000™ SPC software. It features the new Key Performance Indicator dashboard, which allows users to assess, track, and analyze factors contributing to production efficiency at a glance. Improvements also have been made to the application that...

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Atomizing spray nozzle provides 360-degree coverage

March 25, 2016

Exair’s 1/4 NPT 360-degree hollow circular-pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These nozzles are suitable for delivering a smooth, even coating on pipe ID or similar ductwork. They also can deliver mist over a large area, such as for...

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Software enables proactive management of material handling equipment maintenance

March 24, 2016

Intelligrated® offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS) software collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute a preventive life cycle maintenance program. The...

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Web-based software integrates fabrication from quoting to shop to invoicing

March 22, 2016

SecturaSoft LLC has released SecturaFAB™ for steel fabricators, job shops, and service centers. The software helps streamline sales, production, and invoicing processes through a platform that integrates with existing CRM, CAD/CAM, and financial systems. The software integrates...

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Cart can be custom-configured to hold reels, spools

March 22, 2016

Creform has designed a cart to hold reels and spools of wire and hose for delivery to the production floor or for line-side storage for part replenishment. The cart can be custom-configured with basic hand tools for the number, position, and width of spools. The spools and reels are supported by...

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Catalog highlights filtration, ventilation systems

March 21, 2016

Air Systems Intl. Inc. has introduced its 2016 master catalog in print and digital forms. The catalog features such products as the Breather Box® Grade D air filtration system, Saddle Vent® confined-space ventilation kits, AIR-KADDY™ SCBA storage racks, MULTI-PAK™ breathing air cylinder...

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Dust collector stand provides maximum 472 CFM

March 18, 2016

The new JET® metal dust collector stand from JPW Industries Inc.® captures abrasive dust, chips, and debris with a filter efficiency of 90 percent at 50 microns. The freestanding dust collector’s turbo fan design provides maximum air movement of 472 CFM for metal dust collection. The unit...

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