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Dual-intensity, multi-LED, broad-beam, UV-A LED lamp made for NDT inspection

June 2, 2016

The QUADRAN™ 365 series multi-LED, dual-intensity, broad-beam, UV-A inspection lamps from Spectronics Corp. are designed for a variety of NDT applications. They feature four ultrahigh-flux, UV-A LEDs for fluorescent inspection, plus a white light LED for flaw location. Their broad-beam...

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Modules combine bearing, angle encoder technologies

June 2, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the MRP 2000, 5000, and 8000 angle encoder modules, which merge bearing and angle encoder technologies. The modules contain bearing sets not conventionally available and can be integrated with various encoder types to yield highly stiff modules. The bearing combines a...

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Closed-loop control developed for additive manufacturing systems

May 26, 2016

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc., has developed the patented IRISS℠ (interlayer real-time imaging and sensing system) closed-loop control to power its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) systems. The closed-loop control provides consistent process...

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Electric dust collector creates airflow up to 6,000 CFM

May 26, 2016

Marco has released the Dustmaster® 6,000 CFM electric dust collector. It provides ventilation for and collecting airborne dust and debris from enclosed worksites. Features include a reverse-incline blade fan that is matched with a 15-HP Baldor® electric motor to produce the airflow. The...

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Large back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

May 25, 2016

Exair’s new model 1008SS 1 NPT back-blow air nozzle has been designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, axle housings, bores, holes, internal threads, and other internal part features found in hydraulic cylinders, gearboxes, and differential housings. An array of holes provide...

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Portable laser marker’s beam accurate up to 3 ft.

May 24, 2016

Automator has introduced the VIS-P portable laser marker. It comes standard with IVO₄, 10-W, 20-W, 30-W, and 40-W laser source options. The laser marker can be used on metals, alloys, plastics, and anodized and painted surfaces. With a laser beam that is accurate up to 3 ft., the unit can be...

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Cleanliness inspection system provides all-in-one scan

May 19, 2016

Olympus has launched the CIX90 technical cleanliness control system. It provides cleanliness inspection with an intuitive interface that provides step-by-step guidance to users. The dedicated turnkey system is optimized for fast, accurate, and reproducible particle detection that delivers...

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Device stacks empty pallets

May 18, 2016

Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Inc., has added product to the Pallet Return Device (PRD) line. The product now can be used anywhere that empty pallets are stacked. The stand-alone unit is suitable for use in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses. The operator lifts...

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Wet electrostatic precipitator offers fine particulate control

May 17, 2016

Bionomic Industries Inc. has launched the HEI™ wet electrostatic precipitator system for fine particulate control. The system incorporates discharge electrode technology that can be sized to specific applications and concentrates a high intensity ionizing corona in strategic areas within the...

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LED string light set made for general work areas

May 16, 2016

Larson Electronics offers a 3,900-W LED string light set designed for general work areas. Featuring 26 LED light fixtures at 150 W each, the light set provides 338,000 lumens. This unit is UL1598-approved and suitable for inspection activities and temporary illumination in wet locations. Each...

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Replacement vacuum cups designed for ergonomic lifters

May 16, 2016

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters, including those used for lifting heavy and bulky objects. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting, manipulating, or pick-and-place applications....

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Orbital wrapper permits plastic film change without entering machine

May 12, 2016

TAB Industries LLC has unveiled new machine guarding on its TAB Wrapper Tornado line of orbital stretch-wrapping machines. The steel guarding includes a side-access door that allows workers to replace plastic film rolls without entering the interior of the machine. When the door is opened, the...

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Rubber blasting tape conforms to curved surfaces

May 9, 2016

BT100-SH series rubber blasting tape from Caplugs is suitable for shot-peening processes such as plastic media blasts and dry strip paint removal, especially in the aerospace, industrial, and automotive fields. The rubber tape conforms to curved and unusually shaped surfaces to protect sensitive...

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Flatness sensor made for strip processing, cut-to-length lines

May 6, 2016

Shapeline AB has released the VeriFlat® flatness sensor for standard applications in steel and metal strip processing and cut-to-length lines. The gauge measures flatness data, crossbow, I-units, width, and off-center. It is precalibrated, communicates via Ethernet, and has an analog output for...

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Heavy-duty, bimetal honing fluid developed for automotive market

May 4, 2016

Houghton Intl. has introduced a water-based metal removal fluid for use in automotive honing operations. HOCUT® 4650 provides high lubricity and detergency while complying with all global chemical regulatory programs, the company states. The fluid contains a combination of additives providing...

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