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Robotic grit-blast system's turntable holds 1,000 lbs. -

Robotic grit-blast system's turntable holds 1,000 lbs.

January 9, 2013

Guyson Corp. has introduced an extended-height robotic grit-blast machine with a 72- by 72-in. work envelope and pressure-blast media delivery for precision surface preparation applications in the aerospace industry, including composite structures. The model RB-72 uses a FANUC M-20iA robot as a...

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Bar code tracking software designed for fabricators -

Bar code tracking software designed for fabricators

January 7, 2013

Dynamic Systems Inc. has announced the launch of the CheckMate ERP software suite, based on the company's manufacturing suite with modules added for the requirements of small to midsized fabricators. The suite includes job costing, inventory, and tool tracking to provide fabricators with...

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Plasma cutters added to cost estimating software library

January 4, 2013

MTI Systems has added high-definition plasma cutting machines to its Costimator® cost estimating software library, offering updates and laser cost-saving comparison options. The software now includes Hypertherm Hy-definition and Hy-performance plasma cutters in its library of 3,500 workcenters....

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Small air nozzle delivers precision blowoff -

Small air nozzle delivers precision blowoff

December 20, 2012

Exair's new Pico Super Air Nozzle™, at only 0.19 in. dia., is one of the smallest available, states the company. It provides precision blowoff with a directed high-volume, high-velocity airflow. The air nozzle projects less than 0.5 in. past the mounting surface, which permits installation...

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Compact positioner handles pieces more than 1,100 lbs.

December 19, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome offers the LD-600R, a compact tilt/turn positioner that can handle pieces weighing more than 1,100 lbs., 6 in. off the table. It features a standard footswitch and pendant controls, as well as a protractor dial indicator. The compact size and square footprint design allow...

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Reworked order control software requires less than 30 min. training

December 17, 2012

Jetcam has launched a new version of its Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) software. JOC Lite II has been reworked from the ground up as a user-installable product requiring less than 30 min. of training. The software allows users to create order lists remotely of either components or complex...

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Spinner hanger blaster handles smaller parts -

Spinner hanger blaster handles smaller parts

December 17, 2012

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the SH 1545, a compact spinner hanger blaster designed for use with smaller parts. This redesigned unit eliminates the need for a lower screw auger. The aggressive air intake allows for application of more than 1,800 CFM. The...

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Steel feet designed for jig construction -

Steel feet designed for jig construction

December 13, 2012

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series DIN 6320 jig feet in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant feet normally are used in jig construction if neither a self-aligning support nor an axial adjustment is required. They are made of 1.0718 steel rather than quenched and tempered steel as specified in the...

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Improvements made to UV laser marking system -

Improvements made to UV laser marking system

December 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the new TruMark 6350 UV laser marking system with improved laser parameters for marking in an increased variety of applications. Average power also has been increased, while beam quality has been maintained to help increase repetition rates. High pulse peak power and...

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"One-click" multiconnection manifold helps simplify die change

December 12, 2012

Industrial Innovations offers the Quick Spray Release multiconnection manifold, which enables "one-click" disconnect and connect of multiple hoses to assist with quick die change. Simplifying lube line hookup, the manifold helps ensure lubricant spray is applied where intended every time. Each...

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Forklift handles indoor, outdoor applications -

Forklift handles indoor, outdoor applications

December 12, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp.'s Platinum II Nomad® series lift truck, featuring solid pneumatic tires, can be used indoors or outdoors. Built on a smaller frame, the truck is powered by the company's K21 ultralow-emission engine. A standard seat-actuated operator presence system automatically locks...

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Large-diameter vacuum cups made for heavy lifting -

Large-diameter vacuum cups made for heavy lifting

December 11, 2012

Large vacuum cups from Vi-Cas Mfg. are available in sizes to 15 in. dia. to lift and manipulate large, bulky, or cumbersome materials. Several sizes of round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock to fit almost any type of vacuum lifting equipment from a variety of lift...

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Heat-eliminating cold gun is CE-compliant

November 14, 2012

In addition to producing a cold, quiet stream of air to reduce heat buildup in machining operations, Exair's Cold Gun Aircoolant System™ has met the safety, health, and environmental standards of the European Union to attain the CE mark. The system incorporates a stainless steel vortex tube to...

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Interactive online guide teaches welding safety

November 13, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co. has launched a welding safety interactive guide, converting its welding safety interactive DVD to an online format accessible and viewable on computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Designed to educate arc welders about potential arc welding safety hazards and the safe...

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CAD platform allows users to build conveyor assemblies to exact specifications

November 7, 2012

Dorner Mfg.'s new Configurator is an intuitive, 2-D and 3-D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions. The tool provides the download of a single CAD model of the complete assembled conveyor, saving the time spent matching up individual...

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