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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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Pneumatic roll-out shelving rack has 4,000-lb. capacity - TheFabricator.com

Pneumatic roll-out shelving rack has 4,000-lb. capacity

March 14, 2011

Proper Storage Systems has introduced full-extension pneumatic roll-out shelving racks for storing and accessing heavy tooling and materials, with a capacity of 4,000 lbs. The racks offer shelf widths from 36 to 66 in. and shelf depths of 36 or 48 in. in two-, three-, and four-shelf models. The...

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Abrasive cutter option allows sectioning in the X-axis direction - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive cutter option allows sectioning in the X-axis direction

March 14, 2011

Buehler's AbrasiMatic® 300 abrasive cutter now features the optional X-Bed for sectioning in the X-axis direction. The accompanying digital display tracks X-axis travel to help improve precision, consistency, and repeatability in serial (parallel) sectioning applications. The benchtop...

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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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