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Manufacturing ERP software provides multidivision, multisite, multicompany capabilities

June 17, 2015

MIE Solutions® has announced that a new product release within MIE Trak Pro® that provides comprehensive interdivision and intersite capabilities within all applications. The software streamlines processes to help improve collaboration within a single company in a single location or within...

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User interface enhanced for more flexible configuration of price quote process

June 12, 2015

Infor has made enhancements to the user interface of Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ). The new personalization capability allows organizations to differentiate themselves in their markets with visual layout design and custom style functionality. This allows for tailored content and presentation of...

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Cost estimation module helps machine shops respond quickly to RFQs

June 10, 2015

Geometric has released CAMWorks Costing, an add-on module to its existing CNC programming software, CAMWorks. The module helps speed up the estimation process and generates accurate quotes within minutes, the manufacturer states. The module automatically recognizes features in a job such as...

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Industrial fan moves air 50 ft. at 70-dB noise output

June 10, 2015

Patterson Fan Co. has introduced the db, which it says is the first “quiet fan” for the industrial market. Made of highly durable, rotomolded polypropylene, the fan has a small footprint that allows for clearance in pick module and truck bay door applications. The 0.5-HP motor powering the...

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Gas mixer can be controlled remotely

June 8, 2015

Witt Gas Controls LP offers the KM100-MEM+ gas mixing system for up to three gases. Able to be operated remotely, the device uses electronically actuated valves. The gas mixture setting and target values can be reproduced exactly, even after changes in use. Gas mixture flow begins in seconds...

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Filtration system provides breathable air for spraying waterborne paints

June 5, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the model 50-WB filtration system, designed to work with an existing compressed air source to filter and monitor the compressed air for grade D breathable air. It also provides ultraclean and ultradry air for use in spraying waterborne or solvent-based paints. The...

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Air filter removes contaminants to 0.01 micron

June 4, 2015

The .01 Micron SuperStar Filter from Walmec North America is designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air, removing vapors and contaminants down to 0.01 micron. The four-stage filtration system offers flows of 50 SCFM, 75 SCFM, or 100 SCFM. Able to handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI, it...

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Cartridge cleaning system helps extend dust collector filter life

June 3, 2015

Micro Air Clean Air Systems has introduced the FORCE™ line of dust collectors, featuring the Roto-Pulse® cartridge cleaning system. The automatic, incrementally rotating filter cleaning system uniformly cleans 100 percent of the cartridges’ surfaces. According to the manufacturer, cleaning...

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Racks, dividers developed for vertical lift module

June 2, 2015

Kardex Remstar LLC has developed tool racks made of plastic, metal, or wood for use in the Shuttle XP vertical lift module (VLM), allowing users to optimize the space inside. The line includes plastic boxes for compartmentalizing trays, tool racks with adjustable holders, and divider systems....

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Washing/drying machine cleans inserts before coating

June 2, 2015

Vapormatt has introduced the Ocelot washing and drying machine, designed to clean and dry wet-blasted cemented carbide inserts at one station before coating. The stainless steel, compact, all-in-one unit features a deionized water plant, air and water filtration systems, and a vacuum unit. The...

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Degaussing system demagnetizes ferromagnetic materials for welding

June 1, 2015

EWM has introduced the degauss 600 degaussing system to eliminate magnetism in the workpiece so that it cannot have an adverse effect on the welding process. This helps stabilize the arc and ensure reproducible welding results. The two core components of the system are the degaussing power...

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Small-scale linear encoder designed for limited-space applications

May 29, 2015

Numerik Jena’s LIK 41 kit-style optical linear encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which space is limited. It has a graduation of 20 µm with lengths up to 98.43 ft. The scale can be mounted in two ways. Singleflex is mounted directly to...

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Downdraft worktable removes dust, smoke, vapors

May 29, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries offers the DCV-8 enclosed downdraft worktable, designed to draw dust, smoke, and vapors down and away from the operator during hand grinding, polishing, and finishing. The unit is constructed of 12-ga. steel with a 30- by 34-in. tabletop constructed of reinforced 14-ga....

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Ranger bump cap protects wearer from impact, elements

May 28, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Skullerz® 8955 ranger bump cap. It combines an impact-resistant ABS shell with a wide brim for shade and protection from the elements. The hat is compliant to EN 812: 2012, with a patented flanged shell design that expands or contracts to fit the worker’s head in...

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File conversion capability added to manufacturing software

May 27, 2015

MIE Solutions has announced the release of MIE File Reader file conversion capability for MIE Trak Pro software. With the addition, the software can take PDF purchase order files from a customer and convert them automatically into sales orders. With this functionality, users can process any...

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