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Plasma cutting tools added to cost estimating software

June 28, 2012

MTI Systems Inc. has added Hypertherm HyPerformance plasma cutting systems to the Costimator cost estimating software work center library, adding "laserlike" cutting performance for estimating comparison options. Cost estimators can select from more than 3,500 work centers included in the...

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Dot peen system marks up to four characters/sec.

June 26, 2012

The I-Mark™ H series from Columbia Marking Tools is a programmable dot peen system that marks metal parts at speeds up to four characters/sec. It can perform linear, angular, circular, and 2-D data matrix imprinting in either benchtop or hand-held mode. The turnkey system comes with a pneumatic...

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Fiber laser makes fast, deep marks -

Fiber laser makes fast, deep marks

June 18, 2012

Miyachi Unitek Corp. has introduced the new 50-W LMF5000 ytterbium (Yb) fiber laser marker, which makes fast, deep marks on aluminum, tool steel, copper, brass, and graphite. Applications include high-speed marking, engraving, and deep engraving of metals, thin sheet cutting, and high-speed...

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Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers -

Belt conveyors designed for tight transfers

June 13, 2012

Dorner 2200 and 2300 series low-profile belt conveyors come with a new small-pitch, modular, plastic belt option that provides nosebar transfers as tight as 0.31 in., making them suitable for infeed and outfeed to machinery, as well as unit handling within the machine. The nosebar is suitable...

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Management software designed for steel construction

June 11, 2012

Steel Projects has developed a new version of its software, Steel Projects PLM, designed to automate and optimize the connection between the drawing office and the workshop. The software comprises seven separate but fully integrated modules that can automate the production process. It manages the...

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CAD modeling helps optimize pressworking processes -

CAD modeling helps optimize pressworking processes

May 30, 2012

Bilsing Automation has introduced the new 3-D press line scanning service, designed to provide accurate simulations of customers' stamping processes. Many automotive OEMs require that press lines be up and running within a couple hours of tooling and die installation. This requires simulation...

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Misting fans help beat summer heat

May 29, 2012

Big Ass Fan Company® has added high-pressure, filtered misting systems to its 8-ft. AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® portable industrial fans. According to the company, they produce a cooling effect equivalent to 22 and 11 tons of air conditioning, respectively. . The new systems produce an ultrafine...

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New options added to inspection software -

New options added to inspection software

May 17, 2012

Delcam offers the 2012 release of its PowerInspect inspection software. The new version includes a number of extra options to simplify inspection, as well as basic reverse engineering functionality to the point-cloud module. According to the company, this 64-bit version provides high...

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Management software designed for structural steel companies -

Management software designed for structural steel companies

May 16, 2012

Lantek has released Steelworks 2012, the latest version of its software designed to help companies in the structural steel industry increase their management efficiency. The software integrates 3-D design programs such as Tekla Structures® with automated manufacture and control of...

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Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications -

Forklift trucks made for light-, medium-duty applications

May 15, 2012

UTILEV® has announced the availability of the UT25-30P line of diesel and LPG fuel forklift trucks in 5,000- and 6,000-lb. capacities in select U.S. markets. The trucks are suitable for light- to medium-duty operating environments and for customers who use their lift trucks intermittently...

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Metals industry accelerator helps plan inventory, pricing

May 10, 2012

Crowe Horwath LLP has released a new version of the Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012. The update works with the company's latest generation of ERP technology, with processes that are configured for the metals industry, including producers, processors, fabricators,...

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Production monitoring software delivers weld performance information anywhere

May 9, 2012

Lincoln Electric's CheckPoint™ production monitoring software enables users to obtain performance information on their Lincoln Electric welding machines and operations wherever they are, from any computer and almost any mobile device, without the need to install, purchase, or maintain specialized...

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Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage -

Industrial fan offers 28 percent more coverage

May 9, 2012

Big Ass Fans has introduced the Powerfoil X2.0, a complete redesign of its Powerfoil X. The fan includes a new airfoil profile and winglet with patented Airfence™ technology. The winglet eliminates turbulence at the tip of the airfoil, while the Airfence captures air that would otherwise...

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Pressure regulators designed for improved performance

May 8, 2012

The gas technology specialist Witt has improved the performance of two of its dome-loaded pressure regulators. The top version 757LE now provides a flow rate factor that is 36 percent higher than before, with a Kv value of 15. The maximum input pressure of many gases in the 737LE-HD high-pressure...

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Cost management platform expands enterprise capabilities

May 3, 2012

The latest release of aPriori's cost management platform is the 2012r1. The product offers new capabilities and enhancements that expand its cost optimization functionality with new baseline processes for manufacturers in automotive, consumer products, industrial equipment, and medical equipment....

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