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Compact palletizer frees up space

April 1, 2013

QComp Technologies Inc. has introduced the QComp 5G palletizer. Its compact, modular design frees up floor space, allowing users to stack bags, cases, and trays at any point in their production line to eliminate conveyor runs to specialized palletizing areas. The unit's robot performs 20...

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PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes - TheFabricator.com

PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes

March 27, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released FX Tube, a PC-based software system for tube and pipe processing, for use on the Mazak Fabri Gear machine. The new system can create complex pipe shapes via imported solid models, 2-D CAD data, or internal drafting features. The input system defines geometric...

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Motion controller designed for precision linear positioners, rotation stages - TheFabricator.com

Motion controller designed for precision linear positioners, rotation stages

March 27, 2013

Physik Instrumente (PI) LP offers a new motion controller for closed-loop precision positioning systems. The C-884, a 4-axis digital servo controller, controls motorized linear translation stages and rotary positioners with high accuracy and repeatability, the company reports. The high-speed...

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Aluminum resistance welding adaptive schedule helps improve consistency - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum resistance welding adaptive schedule helps improve consistency

March 26, 2013

WeldComputer Corp. has introduced a weld schedule for its resistance welding Adaptive Control® to address the challenges of aluminum welding. The aluminum adaptive weld schedule controls weld quality by automatically compensating for multiple sources of variations such as material surface...

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Temperature indicators available in more than 100 temperature ratings - TheFabricator.com

Temperature indicators available in more than 100 temperature ratings

March 25, 2013

Tempilstik°® temperature indicators from LA-CO Industries Inc. make marks that melt within 1 percent of their rated temperatures, according to the manufacturer. Lot numbered for NIST traceability, the indicators are supplied in an adjustable aluminum holder with pocket clip. More than...

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Software allows building of multiple-component worksheets

March 21, 2013

Jetcam Intl. has launched Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium II. The software provides a way to build unlimited worksheets of components remotely for nesting, either manually or automatically. Able to support multiple Expert systems from the manufacturer, it can send CAD files for tooling to...

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Picosecond laser designed for high-throughput processing - TheFabricator.com

Picosecond laser designed for high-throughput processing

March 21, 2013

Coherent Inc. has introduced the Talisker 1000 series ultrafast industrial laser. The high-power picosecond laser is designed for high-throughput, precision materials processing applications in the semiconductor, solar, medical device, consumer electronics, and automotive industries. Three...

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Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons - TheFabricator.com

Dry vacuum holds 110 gallons

March 21, 2013

Exair has introduced the 110-gal. Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system, an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry material rapidly. The compressed-air-powered unit has no motors or impellers, so it is suitable for the cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel...

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Laser marking systems work with Windows-based software

March 19, 2013

MB Metal Technologies LLC offers TYKMA® laser marking systems and software for identification and traceability of parts of almost any material, surface, and composition. Featuring a large marking window, the machines produce text, logos, graphics, and UID and QR codes on all metals, carbide,...

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Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment - TheFabricator.com

Downdraft table contributes to healthy environment

March 14, 2013

Denray downdraft tables help protect workers from smoke, fumes, and particles generated during grinding, welding, or sanding operations. They are designed to pass the pollutants and sparks over water pans to protect the filters and reduce any fire risk. Flame-retardant cartridge filters are...

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Structural adhesives serve as alternative to mechanical fasteners

March 14, 2013

Fabrico offers structural adhesives in liquid and tape formats. The adhesives are designed for bonding and joining applications with loads up to 4,000 PSI and greater. Adaptable to automated processes, the structural adhesives can join dissimilar materials such as new metal alloys, composites, and...

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Bend app helps simplify bending calculations - TheFabricator.com

Bend app helps simplify bending calculations

March 13, 2013

LVD Strippit's new bend app for smartphones and tablets provides quick access to bending calculations and tooling information to aid press brake setup and part production. It also offers company news and product updates. The app provides bending calculations, including bending force estimation...

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Aqueous cleaning system meets aerospace cleanliness standards - TheFabricator.com

Aqueous cleaning system meets aerospace cleanliness standards

March 13, 2013

MecWash Systems has introduced the Midi, an automatic, customizable, self-contained aqueous cleaning system that meets aerospace cleanliness and inspection standards. Suitable for cleaning applications within a centralized layout, the system measures 65 by 110 by 89 in. For very long components,...

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MRP system designed for fabrication industry

March 5, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems has introduced SigmaMRP™. Developed for the specific requirements of the fabrication industry, the manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system manages transactions and communication with customers and suppliers, inventory of goods and raw materials, and departmental and...

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Collection arm removes dusts, fumes at the source - TheFabricator.com

Collection arm removes dusts, fumes at the source

February 26, 2013

Airflow Systems Inc. offers the E-Z Arm® high-flow series of contaminant extractor arms for source-point collection and removal of dusts, powders, fumes, smoke, odors, and other contaminants before they can migrate throughout the facility to disrupt worker breathing zones, cause damage to...

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