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Process modifies, creates new surfaces

May 20, 2015

Micropyretics Heaters Intl. Inc. offers Cascade e-Ion Plasma™ technology for such processes as tool bit coating, nonstick surfacing, glass bending, brazing, sintering, CVD/PVD, and surface cleaning. The reducing beam enables the simple formation of nitrides and oxynitrides for possible use on...

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New version of sheet metal forming software released

May 18, 2015

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released FormingSuite 2015 for sheet metal forming and costing engineers, designers, and estimators in the automotive, aerospace, consumer product, and electrical/electronic industries. The software introduces new technologies to stamping simulation and...

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Remote service plan helps minimize equipment downtime

May 18, 2015

Muller has introduced real-time equipment support through its remote service plan for its stretch-wrapping machines. The service option allows technicians to connect to the equipment through a secure network and, within minutes, login and diagnose, correct, or upgrade any part of the equipment...

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Fan circulates air more than 40 ft.

May 14, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has expanded its M18™ cordless system with the introduction of the Jobsite Fan. It circulates air more than 40 ft. and can operate for up to 17 hours on low with an XC5.0 battery pack. An AC adapter is included for extended runtime. The fan provides up to 284 CFM. It offers...

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Vacuum turns pipe into a conveyor

May 13, 2015

Exair’s new aluminum 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac™ air-operated conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a conveying system for parts, scrap, and trim. Their small size makes them suitable for fitting in the cramped spaces and tight confines of many production lines. The unit is...

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Dust collector offers ledgeless design for reduced dust buildup

May 13, 2015

The FORCE™ dust collector from Micro Air Clean Air Systems controls dust and fumes in a variety of plant applications. The exclusive Roto-Pulse® filter cleaning system increases filter life, according to the manufacturer. The true ledgeless design eliminates dust buildup inside the cabinet....

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Lift truck made for indoor and outdoor use

May 12, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. offers the Platinum II Nomad® series lift truck, designed for use indoors and outdoors. Built on a compact frame, the truck rides on solid pneumatic tires, which allow it to be used outside on paved surfaces. Models are available in 3,000-, 3,500-, and 5,000-lb....

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Rebuilding services offered for workholding magnetic chucks

May 12, 2015

Walker Magnetics offers rebuilding and repair services for its workholding magnetic chucks. The firm recently received a 36- by 48-in. chuck for repair after 77 years in use. The company still had the drawings associated with its build in 1938 and was able to use the drawings to rebuild the...

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Sintering furnace belt pretreated for longer life

May 12, 2015

Cambridge Engineered Solutions has introduced Knuckleback™ Platinum, a new woven T314 stainless steel conveyor belt used in the final sintering stage in powdered metal production lines that produce parts for automobiles and home appliances. A pre-oxidation process provides surface protection to...

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Cooling vests maintain 58 degrees F for four hours

May 8, 2015

Ergodyne has added three new cooling vests to its Chill-Its® phase change series. They offer a honeycomb cooling pack design for flexibility and a short, wide design for improved mobility for wearers. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure on the shoulders and waist allows for a customizable fit....

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Pallet truck attachment helps improve order picking ergonomics

May 8, 2015

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck. It uses a calibrated spring mechanism to adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a working height that allows employees...

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Industrial glove maintains cut resistance through 14 washings

May 8, 2015

Aquila® offers the RE05F industrial glove. It is suitable for use in metal fabrication and stamping plants, recycling centers, and for handling oiled parts. The glove features a 13-ga. Alkimos® level 5 cut-resistant liner for abrasion resistance and a double-layer nitrile coating for...

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Marking tool’s pins can be changed by user

May 7, 2015

Markator offers the BZ-Marker marking tool. The user can pull out and change the marking pins with pliers rather than having to send the marking tool to the manufacturer to change the pins. The tool marks a variety of materials. It can be seated into a collet or a Weldon toolholder and...

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Fan moves air up to 120 ft. while remaining quiet

May 7, 2015

Big Ass Fans® offers the Black Jack fan. Its 6.5-ft. frame fits through standard interior doorways and plugs into any 110-V power supply, drawing 7 amps at top speed. The fan moves air up to 120 ft. but is quiet enough not to drown out nearby conversations. Wet rated, the fan can be hosed down...

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Industrial washer offers adjustable belt flow speeds

May 7, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CBW 2424H industrial washer. Made for standard manufacturing applications, it features a 24- by 24-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. Belt flow speeds are adjustable from 2 to 20 FPM on a continuous pass-through basis. The cabinet is made of...

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