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Energy-industry software predicts, prioritizes equipment failure

March 8, 2012

GE has introduced Proficy® SmartSignal® Shield 4.0 software for the oil and gas and power industries. It is designed to provide early detection of problems in large equipment to prevent surprise equipment failure. It also offers diagnostic guidance and prioritized actionable intelligence. The...

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Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve - TheFabricator.com

Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve

February 22, 2012

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has introduced the PurgElite® series of tube and pipe purging systems for diameters from 1 to 12 in. It features a low-profile purge gas release valve that is required to purge the chamber between the two dams after they are inflated. The new valve reduces to 1...

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Mobile collaboration system assists with fixing equipment problems

February 13, 2012

Librestream has created a mobile collaboration system called Onsight. The system visually connects a person at the sight of an equipment problem to someone who can assist with fixing the problem. With the system, companies can take video collaboration to where equipment problems occur, whether...

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Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications - TheFabricator.com

Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications

February 13, 2012

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced its mobile MRO workstations, which are mini workstations and high-density storage cabinets on wheels. Suitable for maintenance and repair applications, the units can be maneuvered to take parts, tools, supplies, and equipment directly to job sites. The...

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Welding training system upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding training system upgraded

February 7, 2012

Lincoln Electric has released an upgrade program for the VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welding training system. The upgrade package includes a new motorsports garage virtual environment, filled with race cars. Students can weld with the POWER MIG® 350MP wire feeder/welding machine. To...

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Stamping die design software add-on released

February 7, 2012

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor, Accurate Die Design Inc., have released a Progressive Blank Companion add-on to the SolidWorks®-based Logopress3 software. The add-on allows metal stamping die designers to model the 3-D, complex-shaped, intermediate stages of a progressively...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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Modular fixturing system features extendable table surface

January 23, 2012

Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding consists of precision-machined welding tables and a reusable set of tooling components, such as patented bolts, angles, clamps, and blocks, to fixture weldments of almost any size and shape. The five-sided design of the welding table allows for...

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Rotary scrap choppers introduced - TheFabricator.com

Rotary scrap choppers introduced

January 9, 2012

Red Bud Industries has introduced dual helical scrap choppers. They are offered on the company's slitting lines, multiblanking systems, and cut-to-length lines with edge-trim systems. The dual helical design uses a scissor-type cutting action, reducing noise and increasing cutting action...

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Pneumatic-tire forklift lifts loads up to 17,500 lbs, heights up to 26 ft.

December 20, 2011

Nissan Forklift Corp. has introduced the GO6 series heavyweight, pneumatic-tire forklift truck to its Platinum line. Featuring a diesel engine, the truck can lift loads of up to 17,500 lbs. and heights of up to 26 ft. The engine’s turbo charger creates more power by forcing compressed air into...

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MERV 16-rated environmental control booth provides HEPA-level filtration - TheFabricator.com

MERV 16-rated environmental control booth provides HEPA-level filtration

December 20, 2011

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced the Tri-Flow environmental control booth. Designed for use in plant areas where dirty or noisy tasks need to be confined to their own workspace, the booth provides HEPA-level filtration performance and has a MERV 16 rating. It is 99.999 percent efficient on particles...

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Computer-assisted quoting software creates simple to complex quotes

December 14, 2011

Quik Quote™ quoting software is an Excel® worksheet that uses computer-assisted quoting technology to create simple to complex quotes, regardless of an individual's computer skills. The software provides nine modules that can have different labor rates with unlimited expansion. According to the...

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Electric lift trucks have tight turning radius, low center of gravity - TheFabricator.com

Electric lift trucks have tight turning radius, low center of gravity

October 17, 2011

The QX series is Nissan Forklift Corp.'s newest addition to its Platinum family of electric lift trucks. The series includes four models with capacities from 4,000 to 6,000 lbs., using 80-V, 100 percent AC power. The trucks feature a tight turning radius and low center of gravity. The standard...

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Adjustable shim lifts, supports 10,000 lbs - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable shim lifts, supports 10,000 lbs

October 7, 2011

Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Microshim, a precision, adjustable shim for machine adjustment and leveling in production plants, machine shops, utilities, and other industrial facilities. Typical applications include positioning large machinery, leveling grinding equipment, adjusting...

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Gas blending system allows for blending, diluting up to five component gases - TheFabricator.com

Gas blending system allows for blending, diluting up to five component gases

October 7, 2011

The Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced the Parker gas blending system. It allows users to blend or dilute up to five component gases to produce customized gas mixtures. The system draws from five separate pure gas sources to generate a controlled blend....

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