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Marking machines designed to integrate into automation systems - TheFabricator.com

Marking machines designed to integrate into automation systems

February 11, 2013

I-Mark™ I-Series (Integration) dot peen and silent-scribe marking systems from Columbia Marking Tools (CMT) are designed for integration into automation systems to process a variety of materials. Both machine styles can mark at speeds of four to five characters/sec., including 2-D/UID...

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Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal. - TheFabricator.com

Coolant recycling systems available for 2,500 to 10,000 gal.

February 8, 2013

The Eriez® HydroFlow® line of coolant recycling systems can recycle any water-miscible fluid, minimizing or eliminating disposal and reducing usage of the fluid concentrate. Large to small systems are available in four models, featuring unattended operation, separate dirty and clean...

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Cost estimating tool allows costing updates across entire product lines

February 8, 2013

eTurboTools Inc. has released eTurboQuote, a cloud-based cost-estimating development tool for small to medium-sized job shops, tool and die shops, fabricators, and metal component manufacturers. The tool allows for the creation of standard price templates for all of a company’s product lines,...

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Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands - TheFabricator.com

Marking heads help fabricators meet auto industry traceability demands

February 8, 2013

Technifor, business entity of Gravotech Group, offers the XF510 series of marking heads for identification and traceability in the auto manufacturing industry. Available in dot peen, scribe, and electromagnetic styles, the heads can mark in any position, making them suitable for robotic,...

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Stretch wrapping machines available - TheFabricator.com

Stretch wrapping machines available

February 8, 2013

ITW Muller offers two stretch wrapping machines. The Octopus S series is an automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. Featuring a load stabilizer, new load lift conveyer, and No Touch No Tail (NT2) seaming device, the wrapper comes with the patented Easy S film carriage that simplifies film...

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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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