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Hoist designed for simple, direct integration

August 12, 2014

Terex Material Handling’s Demag DC-ProDC chain hoist units feature direct control and are designed for simple, direct integration into facilities. Applications include raising and lowering lifting doors and furnace lids at high ambient temperatures. The hoists also can be used to refurbish an...

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Production band saw monitors cutting force, adjusts speed and feed accordingly

August 11, 2014

Kasto Inc. had introduced the KASTOwin line of band saws designed for production sawing of solid material, tube, and profiles. Available in five models, the machines combine ball screw feed with linear guides in conjunction with a SmartControl that stores cut jobs by the user’s part number....

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Compact fiber laser marking/machining system integrates into production line

August 11, 2014

Technifor’s TF450 50-W fiber laser system integrates into a production line and, according to the manufacturer, marks twice as fast as the 30-W version. The laser beam vaporizes material to create an unalterable marking and is suitable for deep engraving of steel, stainless steel, aluminum,...

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Machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM

August 11, 2014

Designed for 3- to 5-axis machining of medium to large production lot sizes, Kern’s Ultra Precision EVO CNC machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM, along with quick acceleration and feed rates. A polymer concrete monoblock frame absorbs forces and vibrations. The machine...

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Permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line introduced

August 11, 2014

ALFRA USA, a subsidiary of Alfred Raith, Hockenheim, Germany, has introduced a permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line. A nonelectric magnetic base allows the drill to adhere to materials as thin as 20 ga. and drill with conventional annular cutters. Residual magnetism allows for positioning...

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Fume collection hood can be installed above robotic welding processes

August 8, 2014

The Industrial Maid RH series weld fume collection hood is designed to collect the smoke and fumes from automated weld cells. The nonproprietary filters handle oily welding particulate. A thermal safety switch helps prevent fires by shutting the motor blower system down at 180 degrees F. The...

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Plasma bevel machine offers 24/7 operation

August 8, 2014

Messer Cutting Systems is introducing the MPC2000 CNC cutting machine at FABTECH. The heavy-duty plasma bevel machine offers oxyfuel, drilling, and marking with superior cut quality, high accuracy, and repeatability, according to the manufacturer. The large gantry has enhanced linear ways and...

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Portable beveling tools generate no sparks, heat

August 7, 2014

Fastenal offers portable beveling tools that create inside/outside bevels, pipe beveling, countersink, and radius paint edges. The portable tools generate no sparks or heat, and changeouts are completed in 30 sec. The electric FMT Bevel Mate can bevel depths up to 0.5 in. Proprietary cutter...

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Catalog highlights adhesives, sealants, coatings for aerospace industry

August 7, 2014

Master Bond has published a 28-page catalog with performance and processing data on its line of epoxies, silicones, UV curing compounds, and specialty systems for the aerospace industry. The products are used for structural bonding, sealing, and gap filling. Additionally, conformal coatings and...

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Coil-fed laser blanking helps reduce setup time

August 7, 2014

Schuler Inc. has introduced laser blanking lines featuring DynamicFlow Technology. The machines combine coil-fed conventional press blanking with laser cutting. For operations that process a variety of blanks, the technology offers flexibility that helps minimize setup time and maximize material...

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Process pipe welding system suitable for pipe from 6 to 72 in.

August 7, 2014

Magnatech’s Pipeliner FCAW process pipe system makes code-quality welds with the high-deposition FCAW process. Designed to weld pipe 6 to 72 in. and larger, the system can be used for construction of electric utility power piping and oil, gas, and water pipelines, as well as for fabrication of...

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Processing head made smaller, lighter weight

August 6, 2014

Laser Mechanisms is introducing the latest version of the FiberWELD® processing head, which is 40 percent smaller and lighter than last year’s model. Engineered for harsh production welding, cladding, and joining applications with a fiber-coupled laser, the compact, low-mass head features an...

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Self-cleaning table removes slag, scrap automatically during cutting

August 6, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations, eliminating production interruptions and reducing labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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Waterjet cutting system features endlessly rotating cutting head

August 6, 2014

Knuth’s Hydro-Jet 2-D waterjet cutting systems now can be equipped with an optional 5-axis cutting head for endless rotation. The compensation of the downwardly tapered cutting kerf by an adapted angular setting allows higher component accuracies for 2-D cutting with increased cutting speeds,...

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Air chuck jaws provide gripping surface for delicate parts

August 6, 2014

Pin-location top jaws from Dillon Mfg. Inc. firmly hold small and delicate parts, such as those often machined using air chucks, without damaging or marring their surface. Two types of jaws are offered: blank (blocks) top jaws in 1018 steel or 6061 aluminum, or full circled (pie-shaped) top...

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