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Airless, swing-table shotblast system introduced

February 9, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the 36 ST airless, swing-table shotblast system. The worktable is attached to the blast door, so that when the door is opened, the table swings...

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Fume extraction hoods suitable for robotic and hard automation systems

February 9, 2010

Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced fume extraction hoods for robotic and hard automation systems. The Statiflex® filter bank filtration system offers MERV 16-rated filters and automated...

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Digitizing waterjet allows reverse engineering

February 9, 2010

WARDJet offers a waterjet system with a digitizing capability, allowing reverse engineering of physical parts that have no drawings or electron files. Large parts can be laid on the waterjet table,...

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Press brake monitoring system detects even small foreign bodies

February 9, 2010

Pilz offers the PSENvip camera-based protection system for visual monitoring of press brake bending processes. When installed on the upper die of a press brake, the system detects even small foreign...

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Pressure washers, steam cleaners introduced

February 9, 2010

Sioux Corp. has introduced the E-series all-electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners. Each machine has a compact, portable design for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing conveyors,...

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3-D scanner captures images from all angles, combines them into one

February 9, 2010

Exact Metrology Inc. has introduced the MH 3-D scanner from Artec. The lightweight, hand-held 3-D scanner allows users to scan target objects from any angle. The scanner requires no mounts or markers....

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Metalworking fluid works with cast and wrought-iron aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high nickel alloys

February 9, 2010

Chemetall has introduced Tech-Cool® 35052, a premium-grade, chlorine EP-activated, heavy-duty, semisynthetic metalworking fluid designed for use with cast and wrought aluminum alloys, stainless...

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Virtual welder training system developed

February 9, 2010

Fronius has developed Virtual Welding, a training tool that consists of a simulated torch and workpiece, a PC, and a screen. The arc and the weld seam are virtual creations. A magnetic tracking system...

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Hard hat respiratory system retrofits to welding helmets

February 8, 2010

ArcOne's® new Clean-Air Flow™ respiratory system with hard hat is the first of its kind allowing welders to retrofit any ArcOne welding helmet into a hard hat respiratory system, the company...

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Online program simplifies cable carrier configuration

January 13, 2010

igus® Inc. has announced the launch of a new E-Chain® Configurator program that enables users to custom build a cable carrier with cables and internal separators online quickly. The user then...

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Hybrid linear bearing combines rolling, sliding

January 13, 2010

The DryLin® WJRM hybrid bearing from igus®, a manufacturer of cable carrier systems for automated machinery, has developed with the goal of reducing driving force, especially in applications...

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Energy tube cable carrier is airtight

January 13, 2010

igus®, a manufacturer of cable carrier systems for automated machinery, has developed the RX energy tube especially for the machine-tool industry that is almost 100 percent chip proof. The tube,...

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Horizontal guiding system designed for long travel applications

January 13, 2010

Metal chips can be a problem in long travel or gliding cable carrier applications. To combat this, igus® has developed Guidelok, a horizontal guiding system designed for cable carriers in the...

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Air filtration unit requires no ductwork

January 12, 2010

RoboVent has introduced the WeldPro XT series air filtration unit for controlling weld smoke and fumes.The unit is a self-contained weld station with an adjustable-height workbench with side shields...

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Pneumatic rod lock addresses overtraveling, drifting, bouncing, reverse traveling

January 12, 2010

Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. has introduced the AMLOK® RLN series power-off pneumatic rod lock to help solve problems of overtraveling, drifting, bouncing, and reverse traveling. The rod lock can...

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