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CNC platform introduced for cutting applications

November 7, 2016

The EDGE® Connect CNC platform now is available from Hypertherm. It features the newest version of the company’s Phoenix™ software coupled with SureCut™ technology for cutting applications. The PLC Connect™ software-based operator’s console and embedded PLC allow for increased...

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Hydraulic power system helps reduce energy costs

November 7, 2016

MJC Eng. has announced the development of its Green Hydraulic Power® system. According to the company, the system provides high machine yield with noise emissions reduced by 20 dBA, reduced heat generation, short cycle time, and reduced oil volume. The system, offered as standard on the hydraulic...

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Press brakes feature hydraulic crowning system

November 4, 2016

Megafab has introduced the Piranha line of press brakes. The WPH and WPB models feature the EasyCrown™ hydraulic crowning system, which eliminates guesswork and rework by compensating automatically for deflection through hydraulic cylinders in the brake’s bed. The operator programs the part,...

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9-in. cordless angle grinder produces 2,400 W

November 3, 2016

Metabo Corp. has introduced WPB 36 LTX BL 230, which the company says is the first 9-in. cordless angle grinder. It combines a 36-V brushless motor and a lithium high-density battery to produce 2,400 W (21 amps), which is equivalent to the company’s corded 9-in. W 24-230 angle grinder. The...

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Fastener designed for high-volume applications

November 3, 2016

Bryce Fastener Inc. offers the patented StykFit™ tamper-proof fastener, suitable for high-volume applications in which security and fast assembly are required. The fastener is fast-indexing, even while the driver bit is rotating, the company states. It is nonmagnetic, so it works with stainless...

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VED slide calibrates video machines

November 2, 2016

Heidenhain offers a video edge detection (VED) calibration slide for calibrating the pixel size of a camera within a video measuring machine. The standard glass calibration slide allows the user to find the pixel size of the current magnification and camera setup and teach it to a controller. This...

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Self-contained blowtorch redesigned

November 2, 2016

Gala Gar has changed the design of its Aerogala self‐contained blowtorch, adding a faster, more reliable ignition and a safety catch to prevent undesired ignition. The blowtorch is designed for professional work both in DIY and plumbing. It handles soft and hard welding of up to 0.87 in. dia. The...

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Gel knee pads designed for static and mobile kneeling applications

November 2, 2016

Ergodyne has released the new ProFlex® gel knee pads. They are available in short, long, extra-long, and round styles. The updated pads offers two different gel technologies that are suitable for either static or mobile kneeling applications. Lightweight gel technology and EVA foam in the 347,...

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Rotary positioner positions welding tabletops at 15-degree increments

November 1, 2016

The BuildPro® rotary positioner from Strong Hand Tools® allows horizontal mounting of BuildPro® or Siegmund® welding tabletops for plane rotation. The gear-driven, free-turning mechanism enables smooth operation, stability, and controlled turning and positioning at 15-degree increments with...

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Pliers provide no-mar clamping pressure

November 1, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced Strong Grip® Combo Tip pliers. The tool has one round tip (top jaw) for direct, firm clamping pressure in tight spaces, and one swivel pad (bottom jaw) for a wider contact surface area that won’t dent delicate workpieces. The wide jaws provide workpiece...

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Tool cart keeps modular fixturing clamps and components within reach

October 31, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® offers the BuildPro® tool cart for organizing clamps and components in the BuildPro® modular fixturing kits. The cart offers dedicated placement for each clamp and component. A large front pegboard panel stores frequently used straight-edge stops. A bridge channel beneath the...

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Pliers adjust instantly to hold large or small workpieces

October 31, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The tool has a four-position adjustment to change the holding capacity from ¼ to 3 in. instantly, says the company.The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to increase...

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Kitting cart transports irregularly shaped fabricated parts

October 31, 2016

Creform Corp. has designed a cart to hold small batches of parts on two sides of the cart. The open design makes all parts visible. For damage-free handling, each shelf level features two cantilevered bars (pins) that extend out both sides of the cart to hold the parts. The pins feature an end-stop...

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C-clamp compatible with impact wrenches

October 31, 2016

Dimide has introduced a patent-pending C-clamp that is compatible with impact wrenches, torque wrenches, and ratchets. The clamp’s compatibility with an impact wrench allows the user to tighten the 5-in. clamp to its rated load of 4,000...

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Noncontact instrument measures powder coating thickness

October 28, 2016

TQC has released PowderTag, an instrument that measures powder coating thickness up to 300 μm before and after cure. The noncontact, nondestructive tool works on metal substrates such as steel and aluminum using a combination of infrared and photothermal measurements. Because the pulses do not...

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