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Product releases on thefabricator.com represent the gateway to production efficiency for many metal fabricators. These write-ups cover cutting edge developments in automation, CAD/CAM software, finishing technology, folding equipment, laser cutting machines, machining technology, plasma cutting, power tools, press brakes, punching machines, saws, shop management software, stamping presses, tube and pipe fabrication equipment, waterjets, welding technology, and other areas of fabricating activity. Anyone interested in sending a product news release to thefabricator.com should send it to press_releases@thefabricator.com

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Service app provides expert assistance at the press

November 10, 2016

Schuler has introduced a free service app that allows customers to use their smartphones to interact with the service department to get equipment questions answered. Experts at the company will assess images and videos sent to them via the app to help solve problems. If a component needs to be...

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Multiprocess welding system performs GMAW, brazing, cladding

November 10, 2016

Kemppi is developing the X8 MIG Welder, a multiprocess system for GMAW, brazing, cladding, and heavy-duty gouging. The system, enabled by IoT-based technologies and connectivity, will be available in 2017. Features include a focused, intense arc; digital WPS; and full integration with WeldEye...

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Vacuum cups offer traction, durability for high-speed applications

November 9, 2016

DESTACO has introduced the Accelerate® collection of vacuum cups, which offer increased traction, durability, and throughput for high-speed pressrooms and crossbar applications. The vacuum cups feature an antislip tread pattern made from a polyurethane material for high friction and a strong hold...

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Polishing machine achieves mirror-like finish on round tube

November 9, 2016

Finishing equipment manufacturer NS Máquinas Industriais introduced another machine for polishing round tube, either straight or bent. Leveraging the expertise used in developing its ML100 and ML150, the company’s latest machine is designed to produce a mirror-like finish. The machine uses three...

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Four-speed magnetic drill produces holes up to 4 in. deep

November 9, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the HMD934 portable magnetic drill. The compact unit can drill holes up to 4 in. deep and up to 3-1/16 in. dia. The mag drill LED pilot light is built into the base of the magnet, allowing the operator to line up the pilot with the hole’s center location in all...

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Punch and dimple die arbor kit works with expander to punch sheet metal

November 9, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl. has introduced a new tooling kit that allows metal fabricators to use common punch and dimple dies with the company’s Mitey Mate Jr #1685S hand-held expander to become a shop air-powered sheet metal punch.The H9000 punch and dimple die arbor kit comes with a 7/16-in. arbor,...

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End forming machine achieves tube expansions to 12 in.

November 8, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl. has introduced a new end forming machine for large tube and pipe expansions. The 1674V achieves expansions from 1-1/2 to 12 in. The machine has two expanding cylinders, mounted vertically. The vertical orientation uses gravity to hold the part against the expander head and...

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Waterjet cutting system cuts more than 750 IPM

November 8, 2016

WARDJet has introduced the E-2040 midsize waterjet cutting machine for 2-D and 3-D cutting. It has a 6- by 12-ft. cutting envelope capable of handling a variety of common sheet sizes. The new crossbeam design allows cutting speeds to reach more than 750 IPM. Almost any cutting head configuration,...

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Circular cold saw cuts aluminum, nonferrous materials

November 8, 2016

Behringer Saws Inc. has introduced the VA-L 500 fully automatic circular cold saw, designed for production cutting of solids and thin-walled pipe and profiles made of aluminum and nonferrous materials. Features include a frequency-controlled main drive system; adjustable cutting speeds; a 32-HP,...

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Silver-tipped copper electrodes last to a pit depth of 0.08 in.

November 7, 2016

Hypertherm has introduced SilverPlus® electrodes for its HyPerformance® HPR400XD® plasma cutting systems. According to the company, laboratory testing shows the electrodes last 50 percent longer than standard copper electrodes in most cutting applications. he electrodes are designed to last to a...

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Portable plasma cutter delivers 6.5 kW of output power

November 7, 2016

Hypertherm has released the Powermax45 XP® plasma cutting system, delivering 6.5 kW of output power for clean cutting of material up to 5/8 in. thick and severing of material nearly twice that thickness. A new low-amp process simplifies marking, scoring, and precision gouging. Eleven torch styles...

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CNC platform introduced for cutting applications

November 7, 2016

The EDGE® Connect CNC platform now is available from Hypertherm. It features the newest version of the company’s Phoenix™ software coupled with SureCut™ technology for cutting applications. The PLC Connect™ software-based operator’s console and embedded PLC allow for increased...

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Hydraulic power system helps reduce energy costs

November 7, 2016

MJC Eng. has announced the development of its Green Hydraulic Power® system. According to the company, the system provides high machine yield with noise emissions reduced by 20 dBA, reduced heat generation, short cycle time, and reduced oil volume. The system, offered as standard on the hydraulic...

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Press brakes feature hydraulic crowning system

November 4, 2016

Megafab has introduced the Piranha line of press brakes. The WPH and WPB models feature the EasyCrown™ hydraulic crowning system, which eliminates guesswork and rework by compensating automatically for deflection through hydraulic cylinders in the brake’s bed. The operator programs the part,...

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9-in. cordless angle grinder produces 2,400 W

November 3, 2016

Metabo Corp. has introduced WPB 36 LTX BL 230, which the company says is the first 9-in. cordless angle grinder. It combines a 36-V brushless motor and a lithium high-density battery to produce 2,400 W (21 amps), which is equivalent to the company’s corded 9-in. W 24-230 angle grinder. The...

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