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Spark arrester protects against dust collector fires -

Spark arrester protects against dust collector fires

August 2, 2012

Camfil Farr APC has introduced a new spark arrester that protects its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collection systems. The arrester works without perforations or screens to channel sparks away from the filters and into the dust collector's hopper to help reduce the chance of fire....

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Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis -

Sheet metal forming software permits quantitative piece cost analysis

August 1, 2012

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has unveiled its latest software version, AutoFormplus R4. It allows users to quantify and evaluate all planning aspects of stamped sheet metal parts, such as function, quality, lead-time, and cost. In this fourth major release of the product line, the user interface was...

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Software designed for press brake applications -

Software designed for press brake applications

July 30, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released SigmaBEND AP™ press brake software. Incorporating the unfolding functionality of AutoPol™ from FCC Software AB, it automatically recognizes bend information stored in both 2-D and 3-D CAD files. Users have direct, seamless access to SolidWorks®...

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Smartphone app estimates metal weight, cost

July 25, 2012

Carpenter Technology Corp. has introduced an Android™ version of MetalMass™, its free smartphone app. The app is available for download in the iTunes® and Google stores. Its interface allows users to calculate the estimated weight and cost of long-product metallic alloy materials such as...

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Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain -

Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain

July 24, 2012

The MILLHOG® ET-800 patent-pending, dual-spring hanger from Esco Tool lets users maneuver heavy or bulky tools safely. The two drawbar springs, rated at 610 lbs. each, are mounted onto 8- by 0.375-in. steel plates. A built-in, tamperproof safety chain prevents the springs from bottoming...

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Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs -

Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs

July 19, 2012

Bloom Mfg. Inc. has introduced the new LS80K Lift-Safe® planetary winch with a 65,000-lb. lifting capacity. The modularly constructed unit can be adapted to specific drum sizes and cable holding requirements. In addition, it can be ordered with grooved drums, as well as special drum lengths...

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Permanent marker features retractable tip -

Permanent marker features retractable tip

July 18, 2012

LA-CO® Industries has introduced the DURA-INK® 20 permanent marker. Featuring a retractable tip, the marker is available in black and red ink for marking steel, cardboard, ceramics, glass, cloth, lumber, paper, and rubber. The industrial-grade ink is fast-drying, smearproof, and...

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Wind-blocking curtain adds to worker comfort

July 17, 2012

Zoneworks has introduced the new wind-block curtain. Designed to keep employees comfortable and safe when loading dock doors are opened, the curtain is suitable for use in distribution centers, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities where loading docks are in close proximity to work...

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Sensor inputs added to press controller for more flexible monitoring

July 16, 2012

Cieco Inc. has announced that the die protection module of its Automator II press controller now has up to 40 sensor inputs available. That's more than twice as many as originally offered and provides users with more flexible sensor monitoring capabilities, the company states. Each sensor can be...

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Wireless monitoring, alerting system allows fast response times for manufacturing plants -

Wireless monitoring, alerting system allows fast response times for manufacturing plants

July 10, 2012

Quick Talk™ RQT from Ritron Inc. is an industrial-grade radio transmitter with sensor inputs and voice recording storage that automatically alerts radio-equipped personnel when plant conditions change. This technology accepts inputs from up to four switches or sensors to monitor conditions...

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Plasma cutting tools added to cost estimating software

June 28, 2012

MTI Systems Inc. has added Hypertherm HyPerformance plasma cutting systems to the Costimator cost estimating software work center library, adding "laserlike" cutting performance for estimating comparison options. Cost estimators can select from more than 3,500 work centers included in the...

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Dot peen system marks up to four characters/sec.

June 26, 2012

The I-Mark™ H series from Columbia Marking Tools is a programmable dot peen system that marks metal parts at speeds up to four characters/sec. It can perform linear, angular, circular, and 2-D data matrix imprinting in either benchtop or hand-held mode. The turnkey system comes with a pneumatic...

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Fiber laser makes fast, deep marks -

Fiber laser makes fast, deep marks

June 18, 2012

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the new 50-W LMF5000 ytterbium (Yb) fiber laser marker, which makes fast, deep marks on aluminum, tool steel, copper, brass, and graphite. Applications include high-speed marking, engraving, and deep engraving of metals, thin sheet cutting, and high-speed...

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Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers -

Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers

June 13, 2012

Dorner 2200 and 2300 series low-profile belt conveyors come with a new small-pitch, modular, plastic belt option that provides nosebar transfers as tight as 0.31 in., making them suitable for infeed and outfeed to machinery, as well as unit handling within the machine. The nosebar is suitable...

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Management software designed for steel construction

June 11, 2012

Steel Projects has developed a new version of its software, Steel Projects PLM, designed to automate and optimize the connection between the drawing office and the workshop. The software comprises seven separate but fully integrated modules that can automate the production process. It manages the...

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