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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process...

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SPC system inspects tight-tolerance parts, calibrates gauge blocks

July 14, 2009

The Heidenhain ND 287 inspection system combines a Certo length gauge with an ND 287 digital readout (DRO) equipped with SPC. Common applications include inspection of parts with tight tolerances and...

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Cut-resistant gloves available in 24 styles

July 14, 2009

Showa Best Glove offers more than 24 styles of cut-resistant hand and arm protection, including Best's Zorb-IT®, T-Flex®, D-Flex®, and Nitty Gritty®gloves and Showa's Atlas® and...

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Manufacturing control software manages order execution, material flow

July 14, 2009

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has released a new version of its Proficy® Tracker software, which manages the execution of orders and the related flow of...

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7-min. tutorial covers global hazardous material compliance rules

June 9, 2009

National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has developed an e-learning module entitled "The RoHS Directive." The seven-minute tutorial explains the requirements of the EU's 2006 RoHS Directive, which...

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Rotary mesh table cleans small parts offline

June 9, 2009

A Wheelabrator® rotary mesh table system is suitable for cleaning small parts offline using one operator. The machine can process flame-cut shapes, fabrications, automotive parts, aluminum die...

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In-die spot welding controls reduce weld time

June 9, 2009

Miyachi Unitek midfrequency inverter spot welding controls can be integrated into assembly processes using progressive dies, inline presses, or transfer presses, enabling users to bypass a secondary...

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Graphic-design hard hats have four-point ratchet suspension

June 9, 2009

Jackson Safety has added four new graphics to its Head-Turner™ line of hard hats. They feature the smooth dome design of the SC-6 hard hat and a four-point ratchet suspension.New styles are the...

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Safety catcher stops, locks dropping platens

June 9, 2009

Sitema has introduced a safety catcher that stops and locks dropping platens on hydraulic presses and other machines.The load is secured by stopping the dropping mass using the weight as a means to...

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Water table suitable for mild steel cutting from gauge material to 6 in. thick

June 9, 2009

Koike Aronson/Ransome Inc. has introduced a water table in lengths of 10 to 40 ft. and widths of 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ft. Custom sizes also are available.The water table is suitable for mild steel...

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Lockout/tagout video training covers multiple work environments

June 9, 2009

Summit Training Source offers a new video/DVD training program, "Lockout/Tagout: Employee Awareness," to teach machine operators and other site workers the importance of the lockout/tagout procedures...

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Motorized sheet lifter moves blank stacks up to 42 ft. long

May 12, 2009

Bushman Equipment has designed a sheet lifter and crane system for a steel and aluminum blanking company that needed to move blank stacks up to 42 ft. long.The heavy-duty, motorized sheet lifter is...

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Unicable's rotating power connection relieves stress

May 12, 2009

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ LSR (Low-Stress Robotic) unicable. It includes a rotating power connection that relieves stress caused by routine cable torsion and features a protective...

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V-blocks facilitate cutting with 14-in. saws

May 12, 2009

The M. K. Morse Co. offers Metal Devil® V-blocks for cutting with 14-in. saws. The blocks strengthen clamping performance of a saw's vise system by holding round, square, and rectangular materials...

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Air gun delivers 23 lbs. of blowing force

May 12, 2009

Exair's new single-air-nozzle Super Blast Safety air gun delivers 23 lbs. of blowing force, equivalent to the force of 30 ordinary air guns. It is suitable for long-distance, wide-area blowoff,...

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