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Hot crimping resistance welding system joins insulated copper wire to cable shoes

July 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe has announced the availability of a hot crimping resistance welding system suitable for joining insulated copper wire to cable shoes or terminals. The system includes weld heads, transformer, power supply, and process monitor. It provides a fast, cost-effective alternative...

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Filter delivers HEPA performance with MERV 16 rating

July 18, 2016

Tri-Mer Corp.’s Tri-Flow Compact filter technology for submicron particulate and fumes has a MERV 16 rating and is designed to deliver HEPA filter-quality performance. According to the manufacturer, the system provides two to three times more filtration area than filter bags with efficiencies...

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Sanding disc’s new grain blend increases material removal

July 15, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the redesigned Topcut™ sanding disc, featuring a new formulation of blue zirconium grain blend to remove material 50 percent faster than the previous model. The new grain blend is designed for finishing applications on steel and stainless steel. The...

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Lubrication control system controls dispensing to a fraction of a drop

July 14, 2016

Unist offers Quantum™ minimum-quantity lubrication (MQL) technology. The system interfaces directly to machines to digitally control lubricant dispensing down to a fraction of a drop. Using the system with the company’s spindle kit allows through-spindle MQL. Since the system supports up to...

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Large-capacity pliers hold pipes and tubes for butt welding

July 14, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced Strong Grip® economy pipe pliers for holding round pipes and square tubes for butt welding. The pliers assist with accurate line-up and setup of materials for a proper fit-up to prevent gaps and leave the welder’s hands free for handling and tack welding....

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Pliers instantly adjust to hold large or small workpieces

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the new Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The pliers have a four-position adjustment so the user can adjust the jaws for holding capacities from ¼ to 3 in. The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to...

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Magnets hold stock using inside and outside edges

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced inside/outside angle magnets. Depending on the setup of each substructure, either the inside or outside surface of the magnets can be used. For inside welds, the magnets hold stock from the outside; for outside welds, they hold stock from the inside. The...

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Panel bender offers single-sequence loading/unloading

July 12, 2016

Prima Power has introduced the BCe Smart 2220 panel bending machine. Its large working table allows loading and unloading in a single sequence, and the machine does not require skilled operators. With the machine’s barcode reader and ATC system, setup is automatic, takes place in masked time, and...

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Compact saw designed for heavy-duty applications

July 12, 2016

The new KKS 500 series saw from framag combines a compact design with a heavyweight frame for use in heavy industry and forging applications. The hydraulic pipework and electrical cables are integrated in the machine bed for protection from damage. The remaining machine components are simple to...

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Backgouging pneumatic saw introduced

July 11, 2016

Aimco/Eagle Group has introduced the Eliminator industrial-grade pneumatic saw for backgouging to reduce porosity along aluminum seam lines. The saw features left- and right-hand use, a governed motor for constant speed, a safety start lever, a fixed base plate, and rear exhaust. The backgouging...

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Robot monitoring system designed to enhance safety

July 11, 2016

ABB Robotics has launched SafeMove2, the latest generation of its safety certified robot monitoring software. According to the company, the software is designed to enable closer collaboration among robots and factory workers by restricting robot motion to precisely what is needed for a specific...

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Electric dust collector generates 8,000-CFM airflow

July 8, 2016

Marco has introduced the Dustmaster® 8,000 CFM electric dust collector. Its 25-HP Baldor® motor and reverse-incline blade fan work together to create an engineered airflow that provides ventilation and collects airborne dust and debris from enclosed work sites. Two 16-in.-ID duct hose inlet...

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Standoff fasteners enable spacing, stacking of multipanel assemblies

July 8, 2016

PEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable mounting, spacing, and stacking of panels, boards, and components in assemblies. This family of fasteners includes a range of types and styles designed for permanent installation into metal sheets as thin as 0.025 in....

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Combination machines offers axial, rolling pipe forming

July 7, 2016

A new generation of machines from transfluid® combine axial and rolling pipe forming. With the machines, geometries in pipe end machining can be formed directly on the pipe, replacing turned parts. No soldering or welding is needed. The user can specify the combination based on the forming...

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Rust-preventive fluid is weldable

July 7, 2016

Lincoln Electric’s RP6™ is an oil-based fluid that provides up to six months of indoor corrosion protection by preventing rust on ferrous metals without adversely affecting the welding process. The rust preventive is suitable for welding applications in heavy fabrication, automotive, steel...

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