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Heavy-duty, bimetal honing fluid developed for automotive market

May 4, 2016

Houghton Intl. has introduced a water-based metal removal fluid for use in automotive honing operations. HOCUT® 4650 provides high lubricity and detergency while complying with all global chemical regulatory programs, the company states. The fluid contains a combination of additives providing...

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NC feed systems make semiautomatic tools into fully automatic machines

May 3, 2016

Dake Corp. has introduced a line of NC feed systems that can turn semiautomatic ironworkers, cold saws, drill presses, and punching machines into fully automatic production tools. The feed systems feature a freestanding control panel with a digital LCD and infinitely variable programming, a...

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Pressure regulator provides constant operating pressure in gas systems

May 3, 2016

Witt has introduced the 737 LE-HD/S dome-loaded pressure regulator for high-pressure applications. It offers constant gas pressure regardless of varying flow rates and upstream pressures. The previously separate pilot pressure regulator now is integrated to ensure the stability of the dome...

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HMI software offers customizable displays

April 26, 2016

LaserLinc Inc. has introduced the latest release of its Total Vu™ HMI software. The software hosts the company’s line of laser micrometers and ultrasonic devices. Displays are fully customizable. Tabbed displays simplify navigation, while multiple touchscreens increase access. Features...

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Heavy-duty rotary screen designed for harsh environments

April 22, 2016

Wheelabrator has developed the new HD rotary screen designed for blast machines operating in harsh environments. Designed with harder steels in strategic locations, the rotary screen offers abrasive-resistant flighting and end bands, as well as DOM tubing. The result is an overall sturdier,...

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A-frame cart helps hold hard-to-handle parts securely

April 21, 2016

Creform Corp. has developed an A-frame cart to hold bus entry doors and related parts in a production environment. The cart is designed to tilt the stored doors back so they stay in place before and during load/unload. A lip at the bottom of the cart adds secured holding for the lower portion of...

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Hybrid heat exchanger eliminates flat surfaces on which particulate can settle

April 21, 2016

Fluorotherm Polymers Inc. has introduced the Fluorotherm® hybrid frame heat exchanger for ultrapure and aggressive chemical heating and cooling. The product has been designed for use in pickling and temperature control of acid baths in the steel, pipe, wire, and galvanizing industries. The...

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Filter products help extend life of hydraulic lubrication system components

April 20, 2016

Eaton has launched its line of EasyFit™ exchange filter elements for power generation, oil and gas, steel and metal, marine, and mining applications that require filtering of abrasive fluids, cooling lubricants, or water-based fluids. The products fit into many styles of filter systems. The...

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Mobile storage units offered

April 19, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has released a 60-in. mobile workstation and a 30-in. steel storage chest and cabinet. Both units are constructed of reinforced angle iron frame and feature 5-in. industrial casters. The workstation offers a 22-in. multiposition metal peg wall for storing frequently used items....

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Welding fume extraction system available with storage filters or cartridge filters

April 19, 2016

Ult AG offers the SRA 1200 extraction and filtration system in different models and in conjunction with Flextractor extraction arms for the removal of hazardous, dry welding fumes in nonexplosive air mixtures. The system is available as a storage filter or cartridge filter unit, depending on...

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Software release brings sheet, tube fabricators closer to Industry 4.0

April 18, 2016

Lantek has announced Release 2016 of its Lantek Factory software for producing parts for sheet metal, tubes, and profiles. According to the company, the software’s new functionality takes producers closer to Industry 4.0 for manufacturing. Advanced automatic geometry recognition for multiple...

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Magnetic tool levels, aligns steel plates

April 18, 2016

Magswitch Technology has introduced the MagPress for leveling and aligning steel plates or press beam. Offering 1,100 lbs. of hold force, the tool allows the user to remove highs/lows by placing the magnet on low, prying on high, and welding with the other hand. With this method, the user can align...

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Automatic guided cart follows smart tape that can be repositioned

April 18, 2016

Handling Specialty has produced a customized automatic guided cart for a truck-body builder that required specific application details and safety options. The cart uses laser guidance to move along a predetermined path set by smart tape—a series of QR codes printed and laid on the floor. The...

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App helps welders choose grades, make calculations

April 12, 2016

Sandvik has introduced the new Welding App for planning and performing welding projects. It is free to download for phones and tablets from the Apple Store and Google Play. Designed for welding engineers, welders, specifiers, project engineers, and owner operators, the app allows users to plan...

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Bright white LED lighting system switches to red for nighttime visibility

April 11, 2016

Nemalux has introduced the GSLEDIP two-in-one LED lighting system for industrial and low-light applications. Incorporating Cree brand LEDs in a single, low-profile fixture, the light can switch from bright white to subtle red for nighttime visibility. Powered with 12- or 24-V DC, the system can...

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