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Two-stage regulators built for medium- and heavy-duty projects

August 13, 2014

Designed with a maximum inlet of 3,000 PSIG, Uniweld’s RHT83 series two-stage regulators are built for medium- and heavy-duty applications. They comprise 2½-in. gauges; a machined brass body and polished chrome bonnet on a heavy-duty, mechanical, stem-type seat; and nozzle assembly. The...

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Compact fiber laser marking/machining system integrates into production line

August 11, 2014

Technifor’s TF450 50-W fiber laser system integrates into a production line and, according to the manufacturer, marks twice as fast as the 30-W version. The laser beam vaporizes material to create an unalterable marking and is suitable for deep engraving of steel, stainless steel, aluminum,...

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Self-cleaning table removes slag, scrap automatically during cutting

August 6, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations, eliminating production interruptions and reducing labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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Cable/accessory hanger fits over gas cylinder neck

August 5, 2014

Action Weld & Supply offers the Weld-Rac hanger for organizing workspaces. It fits around the neck of any standard gas cylinder to provide storage space for the welder. It can be used to hang welding cables, helmets, and grinding shields. The hanger’s formed channel-based construction is...

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Fixture supports robotic welding education training systems

August 4, 2014

Lincoln Electric has developed a new welding fixture designed for use on robotic welding education training systems. The patent-pending, three-in-one welding fixture is flexible and compact, enabling the welding instructor to teach common and industry-supported joints and positions in welding....

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Thermal mass flowmeter provides gas line control for industrial ovens, furnaces

August 4, 2014

The ST75 air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components Intl. measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases, and air in small line sizes. It is suitable for optimizing natural gas flow control for industrial ovens, heat chambers, and furnaces to reduce process and plant fuel costs. The...

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Guarantee program ensures cable performance up to 36 months

July 31, 2014

The Chainflex® guarantee program from igus® helps ensure predictable continuous-flexing cable performance for up to 36 months. The guarantee program provides binding statements about the durability of the company’s Chainflex cables when used inside Energy Chain® cable carriers. The...

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Fluid recycling systems meet requirements for a variety of applications

July 31, 2014

Eriez® HydroFlow® industrial filtration and fluid recycling systems are suitable for such applications as machining, conventional grinding, creep feed grinding, and CBN grinding and machining. The line of coolant management and recycling equipment includes coolant recycling systems,...

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Renewable-waste cutting fuel cuts faster than acetylene

July 30, 2014

MagneGas Corp. has launched MagneGas® 2, a second-generation cutting fuel made from renewable waste. Independent tests performed by EWI on track-based cutting systems showed that, in comparison to acetylene, the fuel had 38 percent faster cutting speeds on 2-in. carbon steel and about a 34 percent...

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CMMS schedules maintenance through automated meter reading

July 28, 2014

Production Process has released the ProductionACE/CMMS, an entry-level CMMS with companion run-hour and cycle count meters that connect to production and auxiliary equipment. The system identifies when maintenance is near due and due based on user-set limits for run hours and cycle count for...

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Metalworking handbook provides essential information for students

July 24, 2014

Industrial Press offers Shop Reference for Students and Apprentices. The compact, 550-page spinoff of Machinery’s Handbook provides essential information for students preparing for jobs in the metalworking industry, from the ability to understand and use shop mathematics to the reading and...

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Electrically heated cabinet oven heat-treats titanium

July 22, 2014

Grieve has developed No. 965, a 1,350-degrees-F, electrically heated cabinet oven used for heat-treating titanium. The unit’s workspace is 24 by 24 by 24 in. Nickel-chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame deliver 30 kW to heat the oven, while a 1,300-CFM, 1.5-HP alloy...

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Control monitors coolant concentration levels

July 21, 2014

Prab Inc. has added the AC3 (automatic coolant concentration control) to its Guardian™ coolant recycling system. The control continually monitors coolant concentration levels and adjusts automatically to maintain programmed ratios within ±0.5 percent accuracy. The system achieves this...

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Compact filters, regulators, lubricators feature modular design

July 21, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS® has introduced the MD3™ line, which comprises general-purpose filters (5- or 40-micron filtering elements), coalescing filters (0.3- or 0.01-micron filtering elements), oil vapor removing filters, general-purpose regulators, modular lubricators, and an integrated filter/regulator...

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Rotary hand stamps serve as alternative to single hand stamps

July 17, 2014

Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. Inc. has reintroduced an improved model of the single-wheel rotary stamp. The balanced rotary hand stamp is made of high-grade tool steel, heat-treated for severe usage. Each stamp features a rotating-type wheel engraved with numbers or letters. The user selects the...

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