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Universal controller designed for marking systems

November 12, 2015

Automator America has released the AC500-3.0 universal dot peen controller for its line of pneumatic, electric, and scribe marking systems. The new release of the controller features increased flash memory, a faster and cooler processor, software enhancements, and expanded capability to operate...

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Filter helps keep contaminants, condensate out of industrial gases

November 11, 2015

Witt has introduced a new version of gas filter 77, certified by BAM (German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) for oxygen service. In addition to removing contaminants from industrial gases, the filter keeps out condensate and protects downstream equipment, the company reports....

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Hand-held dot peen marking system requires no power, air cables

November 9, 2015

Equipment Sales Co., the sales and distribution subsidiary of Rocklin Mfg. Co., offers the FlyMarker® Mini battery-operated, hand-held dot peen marking system. Housed in an ergonomically designed, compact, 6-lb. unit, the tool requires no power or air cables. The unit marks such materials as...

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Ball rail systems offer high travel accuracy

November 4, 2015

Rexroth has introduced BSHP ball runner blocks. Their patented entry zone helps improve travel accuracy and workpiece quality while increasing load capacities and service life, says the company. The runner blocks are available in most sizes, versions, and accuracy classes. They are 100 percent...

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Cold car batch oven provides stress relieving of large weldments

November 2, 2015

Wisconsin Oven has manufactured a gas-fired cold car industrial batch oven for a custom metal fabricating company. The batch oven is used for stress relieving of steel assemblies weighing up to 20,000 lbs. at temperatures up to 1,250 degrees F. The heat-treating oven has work chamber dimensions...

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Structural detailing software includes new nesting engine, improved traceability

October 29, 2015

Aveva offers a new release of its Bocad structural steel detailing software. The new nesting engine helps manage materials accurately and decrease waste of raw material by enabling more parts to be cut per ton of steel. It also enables more efficient procurement and scheduling, the company reports....

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E-book gives advice on choosing a sheet metal parts supplier

October 26, 2015

Precision Metal Industries (PMI) has published an e-book titled Save Money and Improve Quality on Your Complex Sheet Metal Assembly AT THE SAME TIME. The e-book is designed to help companies that are deciding to manufacture parts from sheet metal to choose the best manufacturer to meet the...

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Dual-chamber electric bench furnace delivers heat treating

October 22, 2015

No. 886 from Grieve is a dual-chamber electric bench furnace used for a variety of heat-treating applications at a customer’s facility. The unit comprises an upper chamber with operating temperatures to 2,200 degrees F and lower chamber with operating temperatures to 1,250 degrees F....

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Grit recovery unit gathers abrasive for disposal or reuse

October 20, 2015

Airblast AFC has introduced the AbVac grit recovery unit, a portable abrasive recovery unit capable of removing anything from dust up to 2-in. debris. It is available with a variety of flexible hoses, tools, and extensions. The recovered abrasive is collected automatically into a bag ready for...

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Applications laboratories help users find suitable production processes

October 19, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc., Monrovia, Calif., offers a range of fully equipped applications laboratories focused on developing and enhancing production processes for manufacturability. Customers send their samples to the laboratory for a free process development consultation, and the company’s...

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Gas technology app adds inert gas adviser

October 19, 2015

Witt has released a new version of the free iGASES for Android® and iOS® that answers in more detail users’ questions on technical gases and their use. The inert gas adviser provides users with a recommendation for the appropriate gas composition. The gas lexicon contains the most important...

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Manual power clamp designed for prototype fixtures

October 15, 2015

De-Sta-Co offers the new 52H-3E series individualized, adjustable manual power clamps for prototype fixtures. Available in two sizes—50 and 63—they have a completely closed aluminum housing that protects the inner mechanical parts from weld splatters. The opening angle is adjustable from 0...

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Dot peen marker features visual layout function

October 15, 2015

Kwik Mark Inc. has introduced a preprogrammed dot peen marker with iTeach™ visual layout function. The technology eliminates the requirement for prints, part dimensions, measuring and layout tools, and programming experience. The user jogs the machine using the marking tip as a pointer to...

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Portable system filters industrial fluids

October 15, 2015

The Kaman Distribution Group has introduced the Kaman Filter Cart, a portable filter system for many varieties of industrial fluids, including lubricants, quenching fluids, coolants, synthetic oils, and petroleum-based fluids. The cart can filter out contaminant particles to 4 microns without...

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Locking tools employ patent-pending adjustment system

October 13, 2015

Milwaukee® Tool has introduced locking pliers and locking C-clamps that feature a patent-pending Torque Lock™ system for adjusting the size of the gripping jaws while secured to material. According to the company, this gives the user the ability to produce maximum locking force with a quick,...

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