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Zero-backlash servo drive can be used with rotary and linear systems - TheFabricator.com

Zero-backlash servo drive can be used with rotary and linear systems

March 7, 2011

DE-STA-CO has announced the release of the CAMCO® RSD rotary servo drive. The zero-backlash, cam-actuated drive can be used with rotary and linear systems. The new drive is compatible with a variety of industry-standard servomotors, offering the flexibility and logic to handle applications...

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Dual-chamber part blasting machine allows loading while cleaning is in progress - TheFabricator.com

Dual-chamber part blasting machine allows loading while cleaning is in progress

February 28, 2011

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has introduced the SH 1545 indexing spinner hanger for blasting various part sizes and shapes. The unit removes scale, flashing, corrosion, rust, and paint by indexing two 15-in.-dia. by 45-in.-high work envelopes on a continuous basis. As the chambers rotate,...

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Certified paint markers designed for use on stainless steel

February 28, 2011

LA-CO Industries has introduced Markal® Certified Valve Action® paint markers. The markers have gone through extensive, independent analysis for certification to meet MIL- STD – 2041D, EDF PMUC, US DOE RDT F-7-3T (expired), and Navy C3070 specifications. Designed for use on stainless steel,...

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Fan control station adjusts speed of up to 18 fans to match seasonal conditions - TheFabricator.com

Fan control station adjusts speed of up to 18 fans to match seasonal conditions

February 17, 2011

The new touchscreen Fan-Commander™ control station from Rite-Hite Fans controls the operation of up to 18 high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) Revolution® or Revolution SP fan models. The control adjusts the speed of the fans to match seasonal conditions. During winter the correct fan speed...

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Boring tool system supports spindle speeds up to 6,600 SFM

February 7, 2011

Big Kaiser has introduced the new, large-diameter Kaiser 318 series, a complete tooling system supporting aluminum and steel components for twin-cutter rough boring, precision finish boring, and precision OD turning operations. The system bores from 7.87 to 13.39 in. OD for ISO40/HSK-A63 tapers,...

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Compact profile grippers offer high retention forces - TheFabricator.com

Compact profile grippers offer high retention forces

January 24, 2011

Bilsing Automation North America's PS pneumatic grippers feature a compact profile that offers high retention forces for press shop and transfer press applications. The PS-30 weighs about 1.1 lb. and features a piston diameter of 0.79 in. and a holding force of 500 N. The PS-40 has a piston...

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Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced - TheFabricator.com

Overhead lighting for NDT inspection introduced

January 17, 2011

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the new Spectroline® ONT-365 On-Trak™ NDT inspection system. This overhead track-style, modular lighting system uses UV-A and white-light LEDs attached to a mountable platform. It is suitable for use in NDT inspection booths and for preinspections and...

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Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high - TheFabricator.com

Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high

January 10, 2011

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the new CBW 1212 pass-through wash system. This heated jet spray washer incorporates a powered, galvanized, 12-in. chain-belt conveyor, with variable speeds from 1 to 10 linear FPM. It can process parts up to 12 in. high. The heavy-duty, 12-ga....

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Flat-deck cart tows up to 4,000-lb. loads - TheFabricator.com

Flat-deck cart tows up to 4,000-lb. loads

January 10, 2011

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new double fifth wheel, four-wheel-steer, 48- by 96-in. flat-deck cart for towing up to 4,000-lb. loads. The four-wheel steering helps improve tracking of carts in long trains for cornering or maneuvering in tight aisles. The laser-cut and -formed...

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Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft. - TheFabricator.com

Hand-held inspection camera submersible to 100 ft.

January 10, 2011

Weighing 5 lbs. and measuring less than 1 ft. across, the new Sidewinder push camera from Peerless Creations can be carried up ladders and across catwalks to inspect process piping, heat exchanger tubes, exhaust stacks, and other confined spaces as narrow as 0.875 in. in diameter. Bright LEDs...

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Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications - TheFabricator.com

Thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for high-heat dissipation applications

January 3, 2011

Lord Corp. has announced the availability of a new thermally conductive silicone encapsulant. Designed for encapsulation applications in which high heat dissipation is required, SC-305 is a two-component silicone system. Suitable for LED lighting power supply encapsulation, the encapsulant can...

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Sit-down lift trucks have capacities from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs.

December 13, 2010

Linde Material Handling-North America Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde Material Handling GmbH, has introduced the new RX60 series of electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks. The eight models in the series have capacities from 5,000 (RX60-25C and RX60-25L) to 10,000 (RX60-50) lbs....

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Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding - TheFabricator.com

Induction welding machines facilitate small-dimension tube welding

December 13, 2010

Patented switching technology on EFD Induction's Weldac induction welding machines now allows the machines to use IGBT transistors at frequencies up to 500 kHz for small-dimension tube welding. The improvements have led to lower stress and power loss in the transistors and the inverter module...

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Liquid mixing, delivery system introduced

December 6, 2010

IntelliMeld™, a new dual liquid mixing and delivery system for industrial use, has been introduced by Colvin Consulting. It is designed for use with stamping presses, chemical mixing, and finishing applications. The system can store hundreds of recipes, integrate with process equipment, and...

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Nonmarring safety air gun delivers strong blowing force - TheFabricator.com

Nonmarring safety air gun delivers strong blowing force

December 6, 2010

Exair's new lightweight, precision safety air gun delivers a highly focused, forceful blast of air for cleaning and other industrial applications. The air gun has a small-diameter nozzle and extension that fit into tight spaces while delivering a strong blowing force. The gun's Nano Super air...

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