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Gas analyzer reads down to 1 PPM

August 26, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. HFT® has introduced a Weld Purge Monitor® gas detection and analyzing instrument that reads oxygen levels from atmospheric concentration (20.94 percent) down to 1 PPM. Accurate to 10 PPM, the PurgEye® 600 offers readings in PPM or percentages. The unit’s...

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MPC certified as converter of Metalphoto equipment identification products

August 26, 2015

Metalphoto of Cincinnati (MPC) has achieved certified Metalphoto® converter status from Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG). This means that MPC has completed a process assessment, received recommendations, and begun implementing new processes to improve product quality and expand application...

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Meritor to supply components to Oshkosh Corp. for JLTV program

August 26, 2015

Meritor® Inc., Troy, Mich., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced plans to supply wheel ends for about 17,000 joint light tactical vehicles (JLTV) to be manufactured by Oshkosh Corp. The bevel gear hub...

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Catalog highlights surface conditioning products

August 26, 2015

Weiler Corp. has released a 52-page welding and fabrication catalog. Available in print and digital versions, it contains product information for the new Tiger® X flap disc, along with the company’s other products, including coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, and brushes. The digital...

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Optical monitor measures debris buildup on splitter blades

August 26, 2015

Eriez® has introduced the Splitter Monitor, an optical system that automatically measures debris buildup on the critical leading edge of splitter blades used in many different types of separation equipment in the recycling industry and alerting appropriate personnel when cleaning is needed. The...

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Keeping the shop humming when the boss is away

August 26, 2015

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Small-business owners are noted for never taking time off to smell the roses or enjoy the shore. Here’s what happened when one shop owner took a much needed week off.

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Pneumatic counterbalance integrates with existing press controls

August 26, 2015

ROSS CONTROLS® has introduced a 1.25-in. automatic pneumatic counterbalance for large mechanical stamping presses. The system can be integrated with existing press controls to set and maintain the correct pressure for each die set. It meets ANSI B11.1 requirements and is available in a variety of...

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PWTV: An Introduction to Shop Automation

Presented by Practical Welding Today®

Length: 8:51

Samantha Noland from nexAir provides a brief overview on the benefits of automation in a shop environment.

PWTV: Shielding Gas Function

Presented by Practical Welding Today®

Length: 4:33

Samantha Noland of nexAir provides a brief overview of the physics of welding gases.

PWTV: Handling Gas Cylinders Safely

Presented by Practical Welding Today®

Length: 5:31

Gas cylinders can pose a huge safety risk if they are cared for and/or handled improperly. Samantha Noland of nexAir outlines a few best practices to make sure you are handling your cylinders safely.

PWTV: Selecting a Shielding Gas for GMAW

Length: 8:56

Samantha Noland of nexAir discuses what attributes CO2, Argon, and a combination of the two bring to the GMAW process.

Fabricating in the coal mining region undergoes transformation

August 26, 2015

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Coal mining has long been an important industry in some areas of the U.S. As coal mining has fallen out of favor with environmental groups, the EPA, and the administration, these areas have had to adapt to remain viable and provide jobs.

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Electroslag cladding provides alternative to standard cladding techniques

August 25, 2015

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Cladding, often used in manufacturing or repair, is a good way to conserve an expensive alloy. Weld cladding techniques can be manual or automated. A conventional automated technique is submerged arc strip cladding (SASC), but this isn’t the only process. Electroslag strip cladding (ESSC) is a viable alternative.

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Whirlpool Corp., Habitat for Humanity renew 2015 partnership

August 25, 2015

Building on a 16-year partnership, Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp. has announced it will continue to provide a new range and refrigerator for every Habitat for Humanity home in the U.S. in 2015, donating up to $5 million in products throughout the year. The company also will sponsor...

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Business as usual versus a change for good

August 25, 2015

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Columnist George Winton discusses a way to combine two operations into one seamless process by adding a drill to a CNC tube bender.

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