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Software documents inverter welding machine data, tracks costs

September 2, 2014

EWM offers ewm Xnet software, designed to help ensure comprehensive welding quality assurance and the optimization of all welding tasks. The software facilitates the connection of all of the manufacturer’s Multimatrix inverter welding machines to visualize and document their data, track costs,...

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Software creates, shares visual work instructions for manufacturing

August 28, 2014

Visual Knowledge Share offers VKS software for creating, sharing, and viewing step-by-step visual work instructions in any manufacturing environment. It offers integrated quality check lists, automatic revision control, and live KPI graphs. Users can standardize upon best processes to help raise...

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Mobile workstation lifts loads up to 500 lbs.

August 26, 2014

Unidex Inc. offers a new portable, electric workstation. It features a 12-V battery-powered base unit for lifting loads up to 500 lbs. from a lowered height of 0 in. to a raised height of 48 in. standard or 96 in. telescoping. The workstation, which has earned CE Marking, is fitted with...

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Backpack offers maximum storage for tools

August 21, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Arsenal® 5843 tool backpack. Featuring a two-compartment design, the backpack can carry up to 50 lbs., allowing for hands-free climbing and portability of tools and equipment around the job site. The two main compartments feature 26 interior pockets, 11 PALS webbing...

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Stainless steel handwheels available with or without revolving handle

August 20, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 227.4 A4 stainless steel spoked handwheels in inch and metric sizes, with or without a revolving handle. The RoHS-compliant handwheels offer high mechanical strength and are not affected by shock and knocks. The handwheel body is pressed A4 (AISI 316L) stainless steel,...

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Telescoping arm designed for fume extraction in limited space

August 20, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced a telescoping arm as an option on the FILTAIR® SWX series of stationary fume extractors and the FILTAIR 2000-12000 centralized system models. It is available in 8 in. dia. for the SWX series or in 6 or 8 in. dia. for the industrial centralized fume...

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Air nozzle helps ensure nonmarring blowoff

August 20, 2014

Exair’s new polyether ether ketone (PEEK) Pico Super Air Nozzle™ delivers a small, precise blowoff with high-velocity airflow. The nozzle is 0.63 in. long and 0.20 in. dia., permitting installation in tight spaces. Its PEEK thermoplastic construction provides self-lubricating qualities with a...

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Flange protectors designed for simplified installation, removal

August 19, 2014

Caplugs offers new patented flange protectors designed for simplified installation and removal with flexibility to help enable easier alignment with bolt holes. The toggle-lock flange protectors shield the raised faces of flanges. The covers are equipped with a thick pad for security and...

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Asset management software generates conditional text alerts

August 18, 2014

Wintriss Controls Group has announced a new capability for its ShopFloorConnect® asset management and OEE software: It now can generate conditional alerts automatically from any machine. Each alert is a custom text or e-mail message that is sent to selected recipients whenever preset...

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Green hand cleaner suitable for industry

August 18, 2014

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Addvance botanical hand cleaner, a USDA Bio-Preferred product. The heavy-duty cleaner, suitable for industry, is gentle on hands and tough on soils. Its emollient effect relaxes and softens the skin. Derived from natural coconut oil, the hand cleaner contains no...

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ERP software upgraded

August 14, 2014

Global Shop Solutions has announced the release of Version 2014.1 of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, which comprises new features, new screens, and enhanced customization and personalization capabilities. Among the features and upgrades are a new main menu graphical interface...

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Software connects, monitors, and controls AGV fleet

August 14, 2014

Seegrid has launched Seegrid Supervisor, which connects, monitors, and controls automatic guided vehicle (AGV) fleets. Three components—Fleet Status, Intersection Manager, and Switchboard— provide visibility, control, and automation, delivering real-time monitoring and live status updates....

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Laser marking/engraving system has direct-drive, inverted XYZ motion

August 13, 2014

The FiberTower™ MegaCenter™ marking/engraving system from Laser Photonics has an oversized enclosure equipped with a direct-drive, inverted X-Y linear motor drive system. Operating as a stand alone unit or as part of an inline operation, the system comprises a Q-switched fiber laser with...

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Two-stage regulators built for medium- and heavy-duty projects

August 13, 2014

Designed with a maximum inlet of 3,000 PSIG, Uniweld’s RHT83 series two-stage regulators are built for medium- and heavy-duty applications. They comprise 2½-in. gauges; a machined brass body and polished chrome bonnet on a heavy-duty, mechanical, stem-type seat; and nozzle assembly. The...

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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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