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HEPA-like air filter has MERV 16 rating - TheFabricator.com

HEPA-like air filter has MERV 16 rating

October 3, 2011

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced Tri-Flow, a new filtration concept that delivers HEPA-like performance with a MERV 16 rating. The compact filters serve as an alternative to bag, cartridge, and pocket filters, which typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. According to the company, the filters provide...

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Stretch-wrapping carriage allows machine to run two rolls of film before needing attention - TheFabricator.com

Stretch-wrapping carriage allows machine to run two rolls of film before needing attention

October 3, 2011

ITW Muller has introduced the Octopus SideKick™, a second carriage that can be added to almost any new or existing Octopus stretch-wrapping machine. The unit operates as an independent film carriage that automatically rotates into primary wrapping position when the film is breaking or...

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Scarf chopper cuts at line speed - TheFabricator.com

Scarf chopper cuts at line speed

September 26, 2011

The Sweed® scarf chopper model TS450 from Sweed Machinery chops fed tube scarf continuously into small cut lengths at line speed for as long as the line is running. The chopper has been updated with a more robust feedworks to allow for a higher scrap-pulling capacity, according to the...

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Dome pressure regulator in preassembled set suitable for use in confined spaces

September 26, 2011

Witt-Gasetechnik offers the 757LE, its largest dome pressure regulator with 2-in. ID (DN50), as a preassembled set, including control module, pre- and postpressure gauges, and connecting parts. The pressure regulator set is ready for installation and tested; it only needs to be inserted in the gas...

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Thermocouple cable designed for continuous-flexing applications

September 19, 2011

A thermocouple cable designed for continuous-flexing applications is available from igus®. Chainflex® CF Thermo for temperature-sensing equipment, available in types J, K, and T, acts as a thermocouple extension link. Featuring an abrasion-resistant PUR outer jacket, the cable can be used in...

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Resistance seam welding machine upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Resistance seam welding machine upgraded

September 8, 2011

The RSX26 resistance seam welding machine from techMatrix LLC has been upgraded to work with larger, more powerful weld controllers up to 6.0-kA output. This makes the air-cooled, tabletop seam welding machine suitable for joining highly conductive foil materials such as copper, aluminum, and...

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Freestanding filtration system supplements existing source-extraction system - TheFabricator.com

Freestanding filtration system supplements existing source-extraction system

September 8, 2011

Lincoln Electric Automation offers the Circulator™, a freestanding general filtration system for weld fume control. Suitable for manufacturing and fabrication facilities that have obstructions for ductwork, such as overhead cranes and large amounts of infrastructure, the unit is intended...

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On-demand, cloud-based ERP software designed for job shops, small manufacturers

August 31, 2011

Epicor Software Corp., Irvine, Calif., offers the Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition (Epicor Express) on-demand, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for job shops and small manufacturers. The comprehensive ERP system is provided in the software as a service (SaaS)...

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Bar code tags designed for harsh processes, environments - TheFabricator.com

Bar code tags designed for harsh processes, environments

August 29, 2011

InfoSight has introduced a bar code traceability system for many harsh processes and environments to help trace products from the fabrication shop to the customer. KettleTag®PLUS is a metal bar code tag formulated to withstand hot-dip galvanizing, surviving the molten zinc dip and resisting...

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Lubrication system available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide - TheFabricator.com

Lubrication system available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide

August 15, 2011

LSP Industries has announced the release of the new FloaterCoater lubrication system for the stamping industry. Made of stainless steel, models are available for stock from 12 to 72 in. wide. The floating inside frame allows the rollers to stay in contact with the coil stock at all times....

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Industrial fan can help reduce heating bills - TheFabricator.com

Industrial fan can help reduce heating bills

August 1, 2011

Big Ass Fan Company® offers the 8- to 24-ft.-dia. Powerfoil®X industrial fan. The fan, which delivers maximum airflow in large spaces, employs a sealed-for-life NitroSeal Drive™ gearbox. According to the manufacturer, destratifying space with the fan during the winter can reduce...

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Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors - TheFabricator.com

Photoacoustic gas monitor eliminates interference from water vapors

July 25, 2011

The PA4000 photoacoustic infrared gas monitor from General Monitors provides gas monitoring while eliminating interference from water vapors. Designed with a photoacoustic, infrared (IR) sensor to monitor gases including hydrocarbons, solvents, alcohols, CO2, and CO, the unit is selective to...

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Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials - TheFabricator.com

Heavy-duty dry vacuum features wear-resistant design for cleaning up abrasive materials

July 25, 2011

Exair's new Premium Heavy Duty Dry Vac™ system is an industrial-duty vacuum cleaner designed to vacuum high volumes of dry materials. It features a 30-, 55-, or 110-gal. drum and a wear-resistant design for cleanup of abrasive materials such as steel shot, garnet, metal chips, and sand,...

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Sheet metal manufacturing software designed to optimize processes from work orders to finished product

July 25, 2011

Lantek has launched Manufacturing Execution System Lantek Manager software, designed to help optimize sheet metal manufacturing processes from work orders to finished product. It simultaneously considers many factors, including delivery date, customer, machinery to be used, material thickness, and...

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Wheeled, extendable light tower for use in hazardous locations introduced

July 18, 2011

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the production of a new line of light towers for use in hazardous locations. The HAL-2X400MCE extendable light tower incorporates a tilting-base design that allows operators to extend the unit to its full height with reduced effort. Two 400-W metal...

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