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Flat-pattern development software integrates into SolidWorks - TheFabricator.com

Flat-pattern development software integrates into SolidWorks

January 30, 2013

Forming Technologies Inc. has released BlankWorks v5.0, which provides SolidWorks® 2013 users with a fully integrated, add-in application for developing optimal flat patterns from complex, 3-D designs. The software, most commonly used for flattening complex, 3-D sheet metal components, also...

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Robotic blast system designed for coating workcells - TheFabricator.com

Robotic blast system designed for coating workcells

January 30, 2013

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a 7-axis robotic grit-blast machine configured for precision roughening of component surfaces in a production thermal spray coating cell. The model RB-RSSA-8 has a 54- by 46-in. blast process chamber that is 42 in. tall. A single pressure-blast nozzle is fed...

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Low-profile fan changes perceptible temps by 5 to 15 degrees - TheFabricator.com

Low-profile fan changes perceptible temps by 5 to 15 degrees

January 29, 2013

MacroAir has introduced the AirElite fan. It features a 0.5-HP motor, onboard electronics, and fully integrated control system. The housing compartment powers the fan’s six airfoil blades, which use a NASA-engineered wing design, so there is no need for a separate motor control panel....

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Coolant sump cleaner/dispenser mounted on electric truck for mobility - TheFabricator.com

Coolant sump cleaner/dispenser mounted on electric truck for mobility

January 28, 2013

Cecor has introduced the model CP50-200/200CB5 coolant sump cleaner/dispenser for coolant recycling programs in large metal machining operations. The unit is mounted on an electric truck for mobility. The sump cleaner sucks up machine tool sump contents down to the bare metal in minutes. The...

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Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections - TheFabricator.com

Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections

January 28, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the MRW 4830 wash and phosphatizing system. The washer has a 48-in.-tall by 30-in.-wide wash zone. The redesigned system can be heated with either natural gas or electric heating elements in both the wash and phosphatizing sections. The washer's pump...

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Cleaner brings contaminants to surface

January 24, 2013

Aero Clean SLC from Chemtool Inc. is a water-based, pH-neutral cleaner that uses specialty surfactant systems for cleaning all aluminum alloys, as well as nonferrous alloys and specialty ferrous alloys. The cleaner works at temperatures from room temperature to 180 degrees F. It removes...

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Tools added to metrology software

January 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology Inc. has announced the release of PC-DMIS 2012 MR1 metrology software. It is used for the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data. It offers model-based definition support, resulting in point-and-click measurement plans. A user can import a CAD...

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Impact sensor monitors equipment performance - TheFabricator.com

Impact sensor monitors equipment performance

January 22, 2013

PHD Inc. has introduced the PHD series KG impact sensor for monitoring equipment performance. It attaches to any piece of equipment that has motion. Featuring single-axis/bidirectional sensitivity, the sensor attaches to the moving part of a machine or device and monitors impact. A PLC can...

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Monitoring system connects a few machines or worldwide facilities

January 22, 2013

Syscon Intl. has introduced MT Focus®, a monitoring system for new and legacy machine tools. It connects machines through the universal language of the Internet, so a manufacturer can see machine performance and make decisions based on accurate data, crucial alerts, current production information,...

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Updates made to dust, fume collectors

January 22, 2013

Camfil Farr APC has announced updates to its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collectors. The line features a number of design changes and cosmetic enhancements, plus an expanded menu of options. The redesigned collector has a reinforced door with double-thick hinges; easy-to-operate...

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Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs.

January 22, 2013

New Ultralast™ wheels from Hamilton Caster are built to handle heavy loads with continuous, high-speed use. The industrial wheels are made from new polyurethane materials that minimize heat buildup, enabling them to roll smoothly and easily with loads up to 7,200 lbs. The wheels are...

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Portable radios suitable for manufacturing environments - TheFabricator.com

Portable radios suitable for manufacturing environments

January 21, 2013

PT series portable radios from Ritron Inc. are suitable for two-way radio use in manufacturing environments, processing facilities, warehouses, and distribution facilities. The small, lightweight radios feature narrow frequency channel steps for clear communication with little interference....

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Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency - TheFabricator.com

Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency

January 21, 2013

Schuler has unveiled the Intra Trans modular transfer. Designed for installation on all progressive and transfer presses, it allows for the production of larger parts in existing presses, as it can use the complete width of the press window. The transfer's ability to perform multiple transfer...

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Eco-friendly cleaning agent added to new solvent products

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has developed an ecofriendly product for heavy-duty industrial cleaning. Nature Boost is an additive derived from vegetable extracts exclusive to Bio-Circle Environmental Solutions. The ingredient is obtained from a byproduct generated in the vegetable processing...

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Manufacturing software replaces paper-based process with MES digitization

January 17, 2013

GE Intelligent Platforms has introduced advanced manufacturing software to help increase production speed and more tightly control quality. Proficy for Manufacturing software addresses challenges faced by companies across a variety of manufacturing businesses. For long-cycle, engineer- or...

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