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Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments - TheFabricator.com

Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments

May 14, 2013

To service surface and subsea installation, process instrumentation and controls, chemical injection, and testing equipment applications, Swagelok Co. has expanded its medium- and high-pressure product line with the addition of IPT series products. The series includes precision valves,...

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Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations - TheFabricator.com

Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations

May 14, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the model 1200 tumble belt blast machine. The 12-cu.-ft. machine incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that help make it durable for heavy-duty operations. An integrated media lift system and no auger gives the unit a small...

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Power range expanded on medium-voltage drive - TheFabricator.com

Power range expanded on medium-voltage drive

May 9, 2013

The ACS 2000 active front-end drive from ABB is available with power capabilities up to 3,000 HP for general-purpose applications. It is suitable for medium-voltage installations such as pumps, fans, blowers, and conveyors. Direct-to-line connection eliminates the need for a transformer,...

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Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps

May 9, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America has introduced the WF2 series black vacuum cups, designed to withstand the high-temperature environment of hot forming. The new silicone-free cups, made of FPM, can withstand temperatures up to 482 degrees F with a medium-hard material ranking of 70 Shore A. The...

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Arc process monitoring system controls weld pool conditions remotely

May 8, 2013

Spark-Robo is a new arc process viewing and monitoring system produced by Servo-Robot. It includes dual digital color video technology for weld pool and global process area viewing and control combined with laser vision. This system is applicable to arc processes that require precise remote...

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Unit scans reflective objects without surface preparation - TheFabricator.com

Unit scans reflective objects without surface preparation

April 22, 2013

AiMESS has developed R3Dscan, a fringe projection 3-D digitizing system that scans and measures reflective and transparent objects without the need for surface preparation. The system does not analyze an object's reflection but instead uses an infrared detector to trace the energy that is...

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AC resistance welding control stores weld parameters for 57,600 welds

April 22, 2013

Entron Controls LLC has released its EN6021 single-phase AC resistance welding control. It comes standard with a weld log that stores 14 weld parameters for the last 57,600 welds made. Other standard features include a flash drive port, three valve outputs, 16 24-VDC inputs and 16 24-VDC outputs,...

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Welding training device allows for testing 18-in. joints

April 22, 2013

RealWeld Systems Inc. has announced that its patent-pending RealWeld Trainer™ system will support welding of 18-in. joints, which meets or exceeds the test requirements of the AWS B2 specification for plate welding. The system, designed for a welding booth, can be used while under the hood with...

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Demo tool management system introduced - TheFabricator.com

Demo tool management system introduced

April 11, 2013

Kennametal Inc. has expanded its ToolBOSS™ tool management system. The new Flex Unit is a smaller, portable demo unit that the manufacturer is making available to its distribution channel partners. At 100 lbs., the demo unit includes a computer loaded with the full version of ToolBOSS...

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Workbench's cantilever design provides more leg room

April 10, 2013

IAC Industries has introduced the 930 and 940 Pro Series adjustable-height workbenches. Both series incorporate a cantilever support system, housing the hydraulic lifters, that eliminates the typical front legs to provide more leg and knee room. The 180-degree rolled front edge on the work surface...

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Electric lift trucks hold up to 4,000-lb. loads - TheFabricator.com

Electric lift trucks hold up to 4,000-lb. loads

April 10, 2013

Nissan Forklift Corp. has introduced the TX series three-wheel, AC-powered lift trucks. They are available in 3,000-, 3,500-, and 4,000-lb. capacities and include a new vehicle control module. An LCD panel readout and keypad allow operators and technicians to identify and respond to truck...

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Authoring software added to flexible gauge

April 10, 2013

Origin Intl. Inc. offers a customized Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge that includes Origin's Equator authoring software. The software module allows users to create part programs on their existing CMMs from measuring the master part. Using the part program and measured results file, the software...

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Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height - TheFabricator.com

Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height

April 9, 2013

XBP series portable electric scissor lifts are available from Presto Lifts Inc. The battery-powered tables lift and lower at the touch of a button, allowing the operator to transport loads and lift them to a convenient height, regardless of the application. According to the company, they roll...

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Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications - TheFabricator.com

Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications

April 9, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced two new dust collector hoppers for use in constrained-space applications. Depending on the model, the low-profile hoppers can reduce overall collector height by as much as 36 in. Designed to fit Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust collectors, the Low Pro hopper...

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Fieldbus encoders feature hollow-shaft design

April 9, 2013

Heidenhain offers the ECN/EQN 400 series rotary encoders with Profibus and Profinet interfaces for use in manufacturing and process automation. The encoders feature a blind hollow shaft with a 12-mm dia. Both the models ECN 413 and EQN 425 rotary encoders resist shock up to 1,000 m/s2 and...

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