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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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Nozzle design increases dust collector cleaning velocity to supersonic flow

February 26, 2013

Scientific Dust Collectors has introduced the next generation of nozzle cleaning technology for reverse-pulse-jet dust collectors. It uses compressed-air levels as low as 80 PSIG. The patented technology provides more induced cleaning air into the filter media than other available systems,...

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Low-pressure nozzles nearly drip-free

February 26, 2013

Industrial Innovations offers patented Z-Nozzles, designed to be 99.5 percent drip-free to help eliminate waste in lubricant application. The nozzle assembly combines low pressure with high velocity. Fluid application is controlled through pressure, time, degree of pattern, and electronic...

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CD highlights fixturing process, products

February 21, 2013

Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. (AME) has released an updated Fixturing Solutions CD. Included is a brief fixturing overview and video, along with detailed information about the company's fixturing products and services, links to complete online catalogs, CAD models, company overview and video, and...

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Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system - TheFabricator.com

Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system

February 18, 2013

Tapeswitch Corp. has released the new PCU programmable safety controller. It offers a fully integrated safety system that unifies the management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, noncontact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two-hand controls,...

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Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts - TheFabricator.com

Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts

February 18, 2013

PRESTO BLACK® BST4 brush-on liquid from Birchwood® Technologies is an instant-acting cold blackener for all iron and nonstainless steels. When applied to any clean ferrous metal surface, the product blackens within 30 seconds and forms a durable black finish that can be topcoated. The...

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Compact automatic welding machine delivers high working speed - TheFabricator.com

Compact automatic welding machine delivers high working speed

February 14, 2013

CEMSA S.p.A. has introduced a new model in the Roboseam line of CNC machines for automatic resistance welding of sinks and similar products. The compact machine delivers a working speed higher than previous models. Simplified Windows® programming makes the machine suitable for applications...

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Electronic pressure switch suitable for hostile environments

February 12, 2013

SOR Inc. has introduced an electronic pressure switch that offers supplemental continuous output of either 4 to 20 mA or 1 to 5 VDC. The 805QS is a compact, loop-powered pressure switch suitable for hazardous locations and hostile environments where space is limited. It supports applications that...

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3-D welding table converts to any desired configuration

February 12, 2013

Kemper America offers a new 3-D welding table for single production pieces or series production. The table converts into any desired configuration quickly, even during work process, providing precise clamping options. A T-slot system built into every table surface piece lets the user create...

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Marking machines designed to integrate into automation systems - TheFabricator.com

Marking machines designed to integrate into automation systems

February 11, 2013

I-Mark™ I-Series (Integration) dot peen and silent-scribe marking systems from Columbia Marking Tools (CMT) are designed for integration into automation systems to process a variety of materials. Both machine styles can mark at speeds of four to five characters/sec., including 2-D/UID...

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Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal. - TheFabricator.com

Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal.

February 8, 2013

The Eriez® HydroFlow® line of coolant recycling systems can recycle any water-miscible fluid, minimizing or eliminating disposal and reducing usage of the fluid concentrate. Large to small systems are available in four models, featuring unattended operation, separate dirty and clean...

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Cost estimating tool allows costing updates across entire product lines

February 8, 2013

eTurboTools Inc. has released eTurboQuote, a cloud-based cost-estimating development tool for small to medium-sized job shops, tool and die shops, fabricators, and metal component manufacturers. The tool allows for the creation of standard price templates for all of a company’s product lines,...

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Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands - TheFabricator.com

Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands

February 8, 2013

Technifor, business entity of Gravotech Group, offers the XF510 series of marking heads for identification and traceability in the auto manufacturing industry. Available in dot peen, scribe, and electromagnetic styles, the heads can mark in any position, making them suitable for robotic,...

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Stretch wrapping machines available - TheFabricator.com

Stretch wrapping machines available

February 8, 2013

ITW Muller offers two stretch wrapping machines. The Octopus S series is an automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. Featuring a load stabilizer, new load lift conveyer, and No Touch No Tail (NT2) seaming device, the wrapper comes with the patented Easy S film carriage that simplifies film...

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