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Monitoring system connects a few machines or worldwide facilities

January 22, 2013

Syscon Intl. has introduced MT FocusĀ®, 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 SeriesĀ® 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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Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs.

January 22, 2013

New Ultralast™ wheels from Hamilton Caster are built to handle heavy loads with continuous, high-speed use. The industrial wheels are made from new polyurethane materials that minimize heat buildup, enabling them to roll smoothly and easily with loads up to 7,200 lbs. The wheels are...

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Portable radios suitable for manufacturing environments - TheFabricator.com

Portable radios suitable for manufacturing environments

January 21, 2013

PT series portable radios from Ritron Inc. are suitable for two-way radio use in manufacturing environments, processing facilities, warehouses, and distribution facilities. The small, lightweight radios feature narrow frequency channel steps for clear communication with little interference....

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Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency - TheFabricator.com

Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency

January 21, 2013

Schuler has unveiled the Intra Trans modular transfer. Designed for installation on all progressive and transfer presses, it allows for the production of larger parts in existing presses, as it can use the complete width of the press window. The transfer's ability to perform multiple transfer...

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Eco-friendly cleaning agent added to new solvent products

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has developed an ecofriendly product for heavy-duty industrial cleaning. Nature Boost is an additive derived from vegetable extracts exclusive to Bio-Circle Environmental Solutions. The ingredient is obtained from a byproduct generated in the vegetable processing...

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Manufacturing software replaces paper-based process with MES digitization

January 17, 2013

GE Intelligent Platforms has introduced advanced manufacturing software to help increase production speed and more tightly control quality. Proficy for Manufacturing software addresses challenges faced by companies across a variety of manufacturing businesses. For long-cycle, engineer- or...

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Conveyor drive features compact design

January 9, 2013

The new 2200 series Mid Drive belt conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. frees up the motor and mounts from both ends of the conveyor, creating additional available space for operator and machine interfaces. The compact, three-roller design is 40 percent smaller than tensioned-center drives, opening...

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On-site repair product suitable for high loads

January 9, 2013

Diamant Coating Systems has introduced Multimetal Steel 1018, a repair product that combines high compressive strength, vibration damping, and long-term corrosion protection. The product was developed in Germany for the repair of steel and steel-composite bridges. It provides high compressive and...

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

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 - TheFabricator.com

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 CostimatorĀ® 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 - TheFabricator.com

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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