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Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height - TheFabricator.com

Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height

April 9, 2013

XBP series portable electric scissor lifts are available from Presto Lifts Inc. The battery-powered tables lift and lower at the touch of a button, allowing the operator to transport loads and lift them to a convenient height, regardless of the application. According to the company, they roll...

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Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications - TheFabricator.com

Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications

April 9, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced two new dust collector hoppers for use in constrained-space applications. Depending on the model, the low-profile hoppers can reduce overall collector height by as much as 36 in. Designed to fit Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust collectors, the Low Pro hopper...

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Fieldbus encoders feature hollow-shaft design

April 9, 2013

Heidenhain offers the ECN/EQN 400 series rotary encoders with Profibus and Profinet interfaces for use in manufacturing and process automation. The encoders feature a blind hollow shaft with a 12-mm dia. Both the models ECN 413 and EQN 425 rotary encoders resist shock up to 1,000 m/s2 and...

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Workbench, storage systems are customizable - TheFabricator.com

Workbench, storage systems are customizable

April 8, 2013

The MCS aluminum framework system from HepcoMotion® lets users customize workbench and storage systems from standard elements. Visitors to the company's website can click on a framework, choose a size, and select accessories. Standard workbenches, trolleys, and high-back workbenches are...

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OPC server retrieves production data from shop floor - TheFabricator.com

OPC server retrieves production data from shop floor

April 4, 2013

FANUC FA America has introduced FASOPC for retrieval of CNC machine production data. The OPC server is designed for getting machine production data out of a FANUC CNC and off the shop floor. The server is designed for communicating with FOCAS-enabled FANUC CNCs to read and write data. The...

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Seating pins also function as feet

April 3, 2013

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 6321.1 seating pins in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant seating pins are fabricated of tempered, hardened steel. The pins are 0.26 to 0.79 in. long, with head diameters from 0.24 to 1.57 in. In addition to their use in positioning the parts of a jig assembly, they...

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Surface treatments add wear resistance to complex components

April 3, 2013

UltraFlex™ wear-resistant surface treatments from Kennametal are designed for components with complex geometries in the power-generation and oil and gas industries. The treatments provide metallurgical-bonded, void-free cladding for critical components in demanding environments. They protect...

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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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