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Mirrors designed for high-power lasers - TheFabricator.com

Mirrors designed for high-power lasers

April 9, 2012

Laser Research Optics has introduced a new line of OFHC copper mirrors offered with or without water cooling for use in high-power, multikilowatt CO2 laser systems. The mirrors are offered in polished, uncoated versions or with plasma gold coatings. They provide more than 99.6 percent...

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Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals

April 9, 2012

Sonobond offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It creates solid-state metallurgical bonds with high conductivity without the need for filler materials. No clipping, soldering, crimping, or dipping is required. The process does not produce arcs, sparks, or fumes and does...

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Orbital stretch wrapper secures oversized loads

April 3, 2012

Yellow Jacket offers the 87M orbital stretch wrap machine, suitable for securing oversized, oddly shaped, palletized loads while the pallet remains on the forklift. The horizontally positioned stretch wrap dispenser moves around and under a load as the machine is advanced manually across the length...

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Welding gas cylinder shotblaster redesigned - TheFabricator.com

Welding gas cylinder shotblaster redesigned

April 2, 2012

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of its redesigned GC 111 welding gas cylinder shotblaster. The unit incorporates a pneumatic safety latch on the door, as well as redundant manual door latches for maintenance. A new blast wheel blade option and different horsepower...

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Portable dust collector captures contaminants at the source - TheFabricator.com

Portable dust collector captures contaminants at the source

March 26, 2012

The PCH series of portable dust collection systems from Airflow Systems Inc. provides source-point collection of airborne contaminants, preventing them from migrating throughout the facility to settle on equipment and fixtures, contaminate product, or present physical hazards to personnel. The...

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Six-blade fans designed to use less power

March 22, 2012

MacroAir offers six-blade HVLS fans. The patented 6ixBlade technology uses a NASA-engineered wing design and blade-angle pattern for increased efficiency and reliability, the company reports. The fans create the same air movement as 10 blades, but with 40 percent less power and less torque,...

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Maintenance products made of recycled, sustainable raw materials - TheFabricator.com

Maintenance products made of recycled, sustainable raw materials

March 19, 2012

Weiler Corp.'s Green Works™ maintenance products are made from recycled or sustainable raw materials and manufactured in a LEED®-approved facility. Products include floor sweeps, street brooms, the duo sweep with two handle holes (one straight and one angled), counter dusters, scrub...

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Energy-industry software predicts, prioritizes equipment failure

March 8, 2012

GE has introduced Proficy® SmartSignal® Shield 4.0 software for the oil and gas and power industries. It is designed to provide early detection of problems in large equipment to prevent surprise equipment failure. It also offers diagnostic guidance and prioritized actionable intelligence. The...

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Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve - TheFabricator.com

Tube and pipe weld purge system features low-profile valve

February 22, 2012

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has introduced the PurgElite® series of tube and pipe purging systems for diameters from 1 to 12 in. It features a low-profile purge gas release valve that is required to purge the chamber between the two dams after they are inflated. The new valve reduces to 1...

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Mobile collaboration system assists with fixing equipment problems

February 13, 2012

Librestream has created a mobile collaboration system called Onsight. The system visually connects a person at the sight of an equipment problem to someone who can assist with fixing the problem. With the system, companies can take video collaboration to where equipment problems occur, whether...

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Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications - TheFabricator.com

Mobile workstations suitable for maintenance and repair applications

February 13, 2012

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced its mobile MRO workstations, which are mini workstations and high-density storage cabinets on wheels. Suitable for maintenance and repair applications, the units can be maneuvered to take parts, tools, supplies, and equipment directly to job sites. The...

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Welding training system upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding training system upgraded

February 7, 2012

Lincoln Electric has released an upgrade program for the VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welding training system. The upgrade package includes a new motorsports garage virtual environment, filled with race cars. Students can weld with the POWER MIG® 350MP wire feeder/welding machine. To...

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Stamping die design software add-on released

February 7, 2012

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor, Accurate Die Design Inc., have released a Progressive Blank Companion add-on to the SolidWorks®-based Logopress3 software. The add-on allows metal stamping die designers to model the 3-D, complex-shaped, intermediate stages of a progressively...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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Modular fixturing system features extendable table surface

January 23, 2012

Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding consists of precision-machined welding tables and a reusable set of tooling components, such as patented bolts, angles, clamps, and blocks, to fixture weldments of almost any size and shape. The five-sided design of the welding table allows for...

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