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Mobile carts hold tools, provide temporary work surface

March 4, 2015

Creform Corp. has developed a new design for mobile tool carts built with the company’s system of pipes and joints for customization and flexibility. The carts can meet the needs of individual or multiple departments for sharing and transporting tools within manufacturing or assembly plants...

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Software turns disparate data into real-time manufacturing intelligence

March 3, 2015

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its flagship GainSeeker Suite software, which turns disparate manufacturing data into actionable manufacturing intelligence. Version 8.4 helps manufacturers focus on critical issues, take proactive steps quickly, and reinforce a data-driven...

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Quality management software analyzes, controls, manages welding processes

March 2, 2015

Xnet modular quality management software from EWM helps discover potential savings, ensure cost-effective manufacturing, and document every weld. Compatible with Industry 4.0, the software supports networking for complex manufacturing sequences from mass production to one-off items. The software...

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Liquid metal part cleaners designed for use on variety of process lines

March 2, 2015

Two liquid cleaners developed by Birchwood Technologies can be used on a variety of process lines, including blackening, phosphating, and electroplating lines. Safe Scrub M and Safe Scrub® ST cleaners remove oil and surface soils from metal parts before or after processing. The biodegradable...

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Separation technologies brochure updated

February 27, 2015

Eriez® has announced the release of its newly updated “Equipment for the Metalworking Industry” brochure. The six-page piece showcases the company’s magnetic separation, fluid filtration and recycling, and material handling equipment. The coolant recycling and filtration section covers...

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Solid-state interface relays switch loads up to 240 VAC

February 26, 2015

Idec Corp. has announced the addition of RV8S solid-state interface relays to its RV8 DIN rail product line. The relays feature 100-mA to 3-A switching capability in a compact, 0.24-in. space. Other features include high switching cycles, extended operating life, and high-speed load switching....

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No-drip siphon-fed atomizing nozzles stop liquid flow

February 26, 2015

Siphon-fed atomizing spray nozzles from Exair Corp. require no liquid pressure and can be used with gravity-fed liquids or lift liquids from a siphon height as high as 36 in. The nozzles can be used on liquids up to 200 centipoise. They work the same as standard atomizing nozzles, except that when...

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Mobile cart holds multiple reels of hydraulic hose

February 25, 2015

Creform Corp. has developed a new mobile cart design for an off-road construction equipment manufacturer to use in transporting and holding various-size reels of hydraulic hose. The cart, built using the company’s 42-mm pipe and joint system, has an 800-lb. capacity. According to the company, the...

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Slim-design encoders fit in compact applications

February 25, 2015

Heidenhain has introduced the slim-design ECI 1118 rotary encoder. With a thickness of 0.39 in. and a diameter of about 1.46 in., the encoder can fit into compact applications. Resolution is 18 bits, and accuracy is +/-120 in. The encoder’s counterpart is the EBI 1135 model rotary encoder,...

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Features added to reality-based weld training system

February 25, 2015

Miller has added features to its LiveArc™ reality-based weld training system, which uses motion-tracking technology to provide students with immediate feedback to help them advance their welding skills. The system now is available with a welding positioning arm for training in out-of-position...

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Three-wheel forklift fits in tight spaces

February 23, 2015

Stärke Material Handling Group has introduced the Mini forklift. The three-wheel vehicle is a light-duty, narrow-aisle forklift that fits in tight spaces with no weight, height, or width restrictions. With its overhead guard, the unit helps protect operators from falling overhead objects, and...

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Scrap metal compactor reclaims cutting fluids, oils

February 23, 2015

SP Industries Inc. has introduced the CP-2202-CHIP heavy-duty industrial compactor for metal chip and turnings compaction. The system is suitable for large-scale machine shops and manufacturers that generate significant volumes of scrap metal turnings, chips, or industrial waste. The...

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Power bead roller makes flanges in sheet metal up to 18 ga.

February 19, 2015

Woodward-Fab has added a new power bead roller to its line of metalworking equipment. The model WFBR24P features a 24-in. throat depth, variable speed, and a 0.25-HP gear drive. The machine is designed to make strengthening beads, ribs, or flanges in sheet metal up to 18 ga. thickness. It...

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Aqueous cleaning system achieves aerospace cleanliness standards

February 19, 2015

MecWash Systems offers the fully automatic, customizable, self-contained Midi aqueous cleaning system. According to the manufacturer, the system meets the highest cleanliness and inspection standards, including those for medical and aerospace. Suitable for cleaning applications within a...

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Adapters suitable for mold and die applications

February 19, 2015

Techniks Inc. offers the SFS12 Modular ShrinkFIT system. The adapters feature an internal drawbar design for improved holding power and faster tool changes, states the manufacturer. Suitable for mold and die applications, the adapters are available for 0.125-in. up to 0.5-in. tool shanks, as...

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