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Fiber laser marks in color on stainless steel

October 27, 2016

Cajo Technologies has developed new technology to produce consistent, repeatable laser-marked colors on stainless steel using a fiber laser. The laser can produce deep black markings to aid readability of markings on darker surfaces. The dense, rich white also is extremely readable on a darker...

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Tag feeder prevents tags from escaping from bottom of magazine

October 27, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Tag Master 3 feeder, developed to eliminate the problem of tags escaping from the bottom of the magazine. The tags are transferred from the top to eliminate jamming and scratching. This also helps eliminate problems with thickness tolerance and sharp edges.The feeder is...

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No-drip spray nozzle fits in tight spaces

October 21, 2016

Exair offers the 1/4 NPT No Drip internal-mix, deflected flat-fan atomizing spray nozzle. It atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation, which allows spray to be placed where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. The nozzle works the same way as the...

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PC-to-controls communication software available for online download

October 20, 2016

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Heidenhain Corp. now offers its TNCremo software package—designed for communication between PCs and Heidenhain controls or programming stations—via direct online download. Past versions were available only on DVD.The free standard version offers data transfer and...

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Positioner, turning rolls offered

October 19, 2016

Koike Aronson offers the MD positioner and MD turning rolls. The positioner features internally geared slew rings, variable-speed AC drives, manual height-adjusting bases, and through-holes for purging. The turning rolls feature rubber tires, single-wheel drive or optional dual-wheel drive, and...

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Catalog features 5S, lean signs

October 18, 2016

Visual Workplace Inc.’s new catalog features 5S, lean, and visual management products. Included in the literature are electrically operated, customizable workstations; digital scoreboards with 3-in. LED characters to relay safety messages; tool shadows and pegboard; dry-erase boards with custom...

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Double-sheet detector measures without contacting the metal

October 17, 2016

Prime Controls has introduced the DS600 double-sheet detector. Its noncontact, single-probe sensor detects nonferrous metals, such as 300 series stainless steel and aluminum) in thicknesses from 0.001 to 0.150 in. By measuring the effects of eddy currents on the nonferrous metal near its face, the...

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Software offers 100 percent traceable compliance with welding procedures

October 14, 2016

Kemppi and Weldindustry have developed WeldEye software to help decrease the time spent on documentation. The software offers welding process information at the push of a button, eliminating the need for manually compiled documentation and spreadsheets. The software integrates two welding...

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Single-hose breathable air system works with compressed air supply

October 13, 2016

The Quality Air Breathing System model 50 SL, manufactured by Martech Services Co., works with the existing compressed air supply to provide grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose, it can supply air for a spray gun. The system is available...

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Tilter eliminates need for forklift

October 12, 2016

Verti-Lift offers Zero Pan Tilters that can be loaded or unloaded at ground level, eliminating the need for a forklift and the need for bending and lifting. The electronically actuated or manually operated devices are available in several sizes, with capacities of 2,000/4,000 lbs. and 0 to 90...

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Buying guide gives advice on selecting automatic stretch wrapper

October 12, 2016

Lantech LLC has released its new “Automatic Stretch Wrapper Buying Guide” for plant managers, packaging engineers, shipping supervisors, maintenance managers, warehouse supervisors, and procurement specialists.The guide covers such topics as types of automatic stretch wrappers, technology...

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Embedded PCs offer computing power for small DIN rail-mounted controllers

October 12, 2016

Beckhoff offers the CX8190 embedded PC for Ethernet communication, which provides increased computing power to small controllers. It is the first PC-based controller in an ultracompact bus coupler format for TwinCAT 3 automation software, says the company. According to the manufacturer, the 32-bit,...

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System combines communication, power functions for one-cable automation

October 11, 2016

With the newly introduced EtherCAT P technology, Beckhoff unites EtherCAT communication and power functions in a standard, four-wire Ethernet cable. This one-cable automation technology integrates the 24-VDC supply of the system’s slaves with the signals and data from connected sensors and...

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Stretch wrapper automatically secures loads to pallets

October 11, 2016

A new, fully automated orbital wrapping system from Tab Industries LLC automatically and continuously wraps palletized loads to their pallets to create secure, stable, unitized loads that remain intact throughout the supply chain. The Perfect Storm features patent-pending technology that...

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Vacuum workholding systems suitable for flat, ground plate

October 4, 2016

TCI Precision Metals has introduced vacuum workholding systems for flat stock. The vacuum chucks are available in standard size configurations but also can be customized. Vacuum workholding secures hard-to-hold parts and with no clamps. Each system is built with industrial-grade components and a...

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