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Slat cleaner removes mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel slag - TheFabricator.com

Slat cleaner removes mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel slag

June 3, 2011

In addition to removing mild steel and aluminum slag, TRUMPF's new TruTool TSC 100 removes stainless steel slag. The slat cleaner can be used on flatbed laser machines with an output of up to 7 kW. It removes slag from the sides of the slats as well as in spaces between and right up to the...

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Pleated bags for baghouses help lower energy costs - TheFabricator.com

Pleated bags for baghouses help lower energy costs

June 3, 2011

Apel Intl. Inc. has introduced the patented Pulse-Jet™ pleated bag to help lower energy costs and increase baghouse efficiencies. Serving as an alternative to fabric bags and cages, the pleated bag features top- and bottom-load designs, two to three times the filter life, 99.99 percent...

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CNC prototyping system designed for auto, motorcycle shop in-house fabrication

May 31, 2011

Torchmate's 2x2 CNC prototyping system brings computer-automated, repeatable prototyping functions to auto and motorcycle shops for in-house fabrication. In addition to its main function of prototyping suspension components, engine mounts, and other metal parts and accessories, the machine...

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Cleaner, degreaser has blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications - TheFabricator.com

Cleaner, degreaser has blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications

May 23, 2011

Mean Green® industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser from CR Brands Inc. has a blend of biodegradable detergents formulated for industrial applications. The product dissolves grease and grime quickly and lifts stains off all surfaces without environmentally harmful solvents. It is suitable...

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Raster-to-vector conversion software updated with new tools - TheFabricator.com

Raster-to-vector conversion software updated with new tools

May 23, 2011

Arbor Image Corp. has released the latest version of Cutting Shop raster-to-vector conversion software for fabrication and artistic design applications. The software takes an original scanned-in paper drawing or digitized photograph and converts it from pixels to lines and arcs. This latest...

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High-volume wet blast machines clean, descale, degrease surfaces in single operation - TheFabricator.com

High-volume wet blast machines clean, descale, degrease surfaces in single operation

May 16, 2011

Rosler's KS series wet blast machines come in standard machine cabinet sizes from 28 to 60 in. square with a variety of sump and media capacities. According to the manufacturer, the machines provide uniform media flow and high finish control. The high-volume, self-contained machine uses a...

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Regulator technology available in expanded lineup - TheFabricator.com

Regulator technology available in expanded lineup

May 9, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand has announced that its EDGE™ regulator technology is becoming available in an expanded lineup. Victor VGS, CSR, and AF 250 regulators will transition to EDGE ESS4 series high-capacity and EDGE ESS3 series medium-capacity regulators for air, acetylene,...

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Electric chain hoist handles loads with one-handed operation

May 9, 2011

Demag's DCM-Pro Manulift electric chain hoist is designed to handle loads with one-handed operation. The chain hoist includes a DSM-C control unit connected to the hoist with a helical cable, and is then rigidly connected to a variety of load-handling attachments. It can be operated left-handed or...

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Semiautomatic stretch wrapper system has simplified film threading - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic stretch wrapper system has simplified film threading

April 25, 2011

Combi Packaging Systems LLC offers the SW-10 stretch wrapper. The semiautomatic machine features basic components and no formal installation requirements. The pallet wrapper's manual mechanical core braking film tensioning system simplifies threading of the film. The simple control panel and...

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Gas mixer with integrated moisture measurement introduced

April 12, 2011

Witt has introduced new gas mixers with integrated moisture measurement. They continuously monitor the moisture content of the gas mixture as it is fed into the process. When a certain configurable limit of moisture is exceeded, an alarm can be triggered. The mixers feature a ceramic metal oxide...

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Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water - TheFabricator.com

Liquid paint marker resists spreading in contact with water

April 12, 2011

La-Co Industries has developed the Markal® Pro-Line WP industrial-grade liquid paint marker. Engineered with a permanent, fast-drying, low-VOC formula, the marker resists spreading when in contact with water or water-based liquids. Low in halogenated compounds and sulfur, the marker uses a...

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Single-point ground welding machine handles wire bundles of up to 0.79 sq. in. - TheFabricator.com

Single-point ground welding machine handles wire bundles of up to 0.79 sq. in.

April 5, 2011

Sonobond Ultrasonics has developed the SPG 2600 ultrasonic spot welding machine for manufacturing single-point ground terminals, which help solve the problem of electrical noise caused by today's intricate automobile systems. The unit's tooling is designed to gather as many as 18 wires into a...

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Software combines laser drilling, airflow measurement - TheFabricator.com

Software combines laser drilling, airflow measurement

April 4, 2011

FlowComp™, a closed-loop hardware and software feature that combines laser drilling with airflow measurement on Laserdyne 795 and 450 multiaxis laser systems, has been introduced by Prima Power North America. The feature has applications in both aerospace and land-based turbine engine...

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Inspection software, point cloud viewer allows data import from various measuring systems

April 4, 2011

Capture 3D has introduced GOM's new software release, GOM Inspect. The free software, available for download at www.gom.com/3d-software/gom-inspect.html, allows users to import scan data from various types of measuring systems with several point cloud and inspection functionalities. Mesh...

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Water-soluble oil resists bacteria and fungus

March 29, 2011

ITW Rocol North America offers Rustlick's Ultracut Aero, a water-soluble oil designed for use with metals such as titanium, aluminum, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel. The antimicrobial fluid resists bacteria and fungus. The nonchlorinated coolant also has superior boundary lubricants and...

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