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Dust collector offers site flexibility

March 1, 2016

Whirl Wet dust collectors from Tri-Mer Corp. combine 99 percent efficiency in a variety of applications with the ability to install almost anywhere in a plant environment without explosion suppression. The units collect soluble and insoluble particulate using minimal water. Units are...

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Antistatic air gun is CE-, UL-, and RoHS-certified

February 29, 2016

Exair’s new Ion Air Gun removes static electricity, contaminants, and dust from parts before labeling, assembly, packaging, painting, or finishing. It has undergone independent laboratory tests to ensure it meets the safety, health, and environmental standards required to attain the CE and UL...

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Forklift scale achieves 0.2 percent maximum deviation

February 26, 2016

Keytroller has introduced the Precise Hi-Accuracy forklift scale. The water-resistant scale is equipped with a 4.3-in. color LCD touchscreen and solenoid-operated bypass module. The operator raises the load to the level of the magnetic sensor. A horizontal line on the display shows the load’s...

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Mats carry safety messages

February 23, 2016

Wearwell® has introduced Safety Message mats to the Invision line. They feature a diamond-plate surface, Nitricell® nitrile rubber composite formula, crush resistance, and bounce-back for long-term standing comfort. The mats help reduce heel strike strain and slips while conveying a safety...

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Welding education tools assist with training

February 22, 2016

Realityworks Inc. has introduced the RealCareer™ Weld Defects Kit and RealCareer Bend Tester for welding educators and trainers. The kit is designed to teach users how to inspect common welds and how to identify and correct common weld defects and discontinuities by addressing their machine...

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Microfiber apparel offers evaporative cooling to workers

February 22, 2016

Ergodyne has added four new products to the Chill-Its® microfiber evaporative cooling line: the 6700MF bandana with tie, 6705MF bandana with hook and loop, 6710MF triangle hat, and 8935MF ranger hat. These woven products are made with evaporative cooling technology to help workers combat...

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Pass-through cylinder blaster cleans 375 gas cylinders in eight-hour shift

February 22, 2016

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has introduced the GC-440 pass-through cylinder blaster. The machine cleans about 375 gas cylinders in an eight-hour day on a continuous flow-through basis. The entrance and exit table holds eight cylinders for staging at each end. The unit is designed for cylinder...

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Control system allows creation of bending machine network

February 19, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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Pass-through blaster offers 96- by 18-in. blast area

February 16, 2016

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 9618 pass-through blaster. The redesigned unit has a blast area of 96 in. wide by 18 in. tall. The blast wheels are arranged to blast leading and trailing edges of the work area. The unit also incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance...

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Lift trucks offered

February 16, 2016

Big Lift LLC has introduced two new lift truck models: the Big Joe PDSR walkie reach truck with power steering and the J2 Joey low-level order picker. The walkie reach truck has a 3,000-lb. load capacity with lift heights available up to 157 in. It includes power steering; side-shift; integral...

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Technology enables integration of 3-D metal printing in full production environments

February 16, 2016

Fonon Corp. has unveiled Bulk-To-Shape technology, which the company says enables manufacturers to integrate 3-D metal printing into full production environments. This technology provides a cost-effective method for developing application-specific 3-D metal printing tools, says the...

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Software delivers automated quotations

February 11, 2016

Bermo Inc. has released F.R.E.D. (First-of-its-kind Rapid Estimate Delivery) quotation software, offering automated quotations to the OEM customer base. The program, created in-house, links the user’s CAD models to Bermo's manufacturing processes: laser cutting, metal stamping, forming,...

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Inline part marking system suitable for automated production lines

February 11, 2016

The new M4 Inline from Dapra Marking Systems is a turnkey inline, direct part marking system for industrial traceability. The system eliminates the need for additional vision identification and control equipment, making it suitable for use in automated production lines and custom-engineered...

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Nesting software connects SOLIDWORKS 3D Design to manufacturing

February 10, 2016

Geometric Ltd. has released NESTINGWorks™ 2016 3-D nesting software for nesting layouts of SOLIDWORKS® parts and assemblies automatically for production. This application is integrated within SOLIDWORKS 2016 software, enabling automated nesting of flat or 3-D part or assembly models made from...

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Twin-stacked conveyor arrangement grabs, compacts chips

February 9, 2016

The MunchMan® II chip and scrap removal conveyor has been introduced by Jorgensen Conveyors Inc. The unit employs a twin-stacked conveyor arrangement at the lower curve and through the incline and chip discharge of the system. The primary and secondary belts run in opposite directions to grab...

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