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Cleaning kit helps extend laser optics life

November 10, 2009

The LRO CO2 laser optics cleaning kit is available from Laser Research Optics. It includes 24 surgical-grade cotton balls, 24 cotton swabs, 24 surgical-grade finger cots, 24 lens mats, distilled...

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Lifting device handles heavy material in confined spaces

November 10, 2009

A&H Eng. and Mfg. Inc. offers the Shop Lift™ device for handling heavy material in a confined space. Built to fit through most standard doorways, the unit can carry a payload up to 600 lbs. and...

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Smooth fractional profiles added to aluminum framing line

November 10, 2009

80/20® Inc. has introduced four new profiles to its line of T-slotted aluminum framing. For the first time, the company offers smooth fractional profiles, including one ultralight profile.The...

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Ultrasonic metal welding equipment introduced

November 10, 2009

Sonobond Ultrasonics has introduced two ultrasonic metal welding machines.The Dual Head SpliceRite™ can weld wire bundles with cross-sectional areas of up to 3.94 sq. in. According to the...

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Resistance welding system enhanced with electrically operated linear servo actuators for improved weld pressure control

October 20, 2009

T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., now offers a resistance welding system with electrically operated linear servo actuators designed to eliminate problems associated with pneumatic systems.The...

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Workholding system's captured screw, dowel assemblies allow quick installation

October 13, 2009

Stevens Eng. Inc. and Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. have introduced the Unilock starter kit workholding system. The kit allows users to plug the components immediately into their production cell...

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Flashback arrester designed for medium gas consumption requirements

October 13, 2009

Witt-Gastechnik offers 85-20, a flashback arrester for medium gas consumption requirements in gas welding, cutting, and burning applications. It delivers up to 1,589 SCFH for acetylene and other...

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ERP software enhanced with human resource and sales order RMA modules

October 13, 2009

MIE Solutions has released version 10.4 of its MIE Trak production control and job tracking software for the manufacturing industry. The new release includes a human resources module and a new quality...

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Software facilitates process plan cost-optimization

October 13, 2009

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has developed a new software module that enables the rapid and transparent definition of cost-optimized process plans.AutoFormplusR1 users can rapidly evaluate different process...

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Door interlock allows exit even when door is locked

October 13, 2009

Fortress Interlocks' DM-I door interlock features an internal release mechanism that allows exit from a dangerous area, even when the door is locked.The unit is mounted on the outside of the guard,...

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Monitoring system reduces laser cutting lens deterioration

October 13, 2009

Bystronic has incorporated a cutting lens sensor (CLS) detection system on machines equipped with Bylaser 4,400- to 6,000-W laser sources.The design of the monitoring system incorporates optical photo...

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Quick-change cylinder lock reduces changeover times on large tools, fixtures, molds, and dies

October 13, 2009

Tooling Technology has added a new product to its line of Segen pneumatic quick-change cylinder locks.The new PD500 Mega Cylinder helps decrease changeover times on large tools, fixtures, molds, and...

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Magnetic quick die change system introduced

October 8, 2009

Hilma, Ellisville, Mo., has introduced the M-TECS magnetic quick die change system.The system clamps existing dies without retooling. The clamping force is evenly distributed, which reduces tool...

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Laser enhanced with file-transfer capabilities

September 24, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG) division of Mitsubishi Laser brings the flexibility of today's file-transfer capabilities to Mitsubishi Laser. The Calmotion USBCNC disk reader control acts as an...

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Ventilators designed for confined-space applications

September 9, 2009

Americ's ventilators are designed for most confined-space applications from individual cooling to hazardous space atmospheres.Manufactured of durable, high-density-polyethylene plastic, the VAF-Series...

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