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Low-profile vise provides extended work area

July 2, 2014

Jergens Inc. will exhibit the new Fixture Pro™ multiaxis vise at IMTS. It features a low profile to provide an extended work area above the vise for increased Z travel. The wide-jaw vise is available with standard mounting, as well as the company’s modular Drop & Lock™ version for 5-axis...

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Overhead crane monitoring service collects data continuously

July 1, 2014

TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring and reporting service from Konecranes features continuous data collection to provide customers with a clear view of crane usage. It allows overhead crane maintenance to be planned according to actual usage. The service is suitable for any heavy-duty overhead crane...

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Renewable, biobased solvent removes industrial-grade complex greases

June 27, 2014

Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has introduced Elevance Clean™ 1200, a degreasing and VOC-exempt solvent for industrial degreasing in such applications as heavy manufacturing and transportation MRO. The renewable, biobased solvent, produced from natural oils, removes industrial-grade complex...

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Welding clips, clamps handle applications up to 400 amps

June 27, 2014

Mueller Electric Co. Inc. offers battery, kelvinized, and welding clips and clamps for applications up to 400 amps. The high-amperage clips incorporate a heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle and a high-impact, glass-filled nylon clip body. Each bus bar in the clips is designed to ensure...

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Soft top jaws grip hard-to-handle products without marring surfaces

June 26, 2014

Dillon Mfg. offers turned or bored soft blank top jaws to provide a smooth gripping surface that holds the workpiece snugly with no marring of the surface. Extra-wide jaws are available to provide a wider gripping surface, especially for large-diameter parts. The serrated soft top jaws are...

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Horizontal-motion conveyor moves scrap without vibration, springs

June 26, 2014

Prab Inc. has redesigned the horizontal-motion conveyor known as the Quick Return (QR). The conveyor removes scrap from a press or other cutting and stamping operations by propelling material forward gently, without vibration or springs. The drive location is flexible, allowing for an adaptive...

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Mist collector achieves 99.98 percent efficiency

June 26, 2014

MistMax™ mist collector from Micro Air Clean Air Systems is designed to achieve 99.98 percent efficiency without the use of additional HEPA filters. The patented multilayer filter design provides filter life of one to five years, depending on the application. The unit is suitable for...

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Air knives available up to 108 in. long

June 25, 2014

Exair has expanded its line of Long Super air knives to include a maximum length of 108 in. The company now manufactures all knives 60 in. and longer in one-piece construction to help ensure seamless airflow and decrease overall height by 0.5 in. The air knives produce a laminar sheet of airflow...

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Stainless steel levelers have rubber pad options

June 23, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. has introduced GN 340.5 stainless steel leveling mounts with tapped socket and rubber pad in inch and metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant leveling mounts feature a tapped socket of stainless steel with a shot-blast finish. They are available with two pad options: black pad inlay of...

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Lift tables use no hydraulics

June 19, 2014

Air Technical Industries (ATI) has developed a new series of Zero-Low ground-level lift tables. They are powered by an electric motor, with lifting action by machine or ball screw, instead of hydraulics. Everything is built in, and the operation is smooth and clean. Stainless steel or aluminum...

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Vacuums designed for use in shop, on-site

June 18, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced its newly redesigned Turbo I, Turbo II, and Turbo II HEPA series of professional shop vacuums. All three models have the same basic features and specifications with the exception of filters, weight, and tank capacities. Each model’s body is made of...

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Modular clamping system grips odd-shaped parts

June 18, 2014

The OML VariClamp modular clamping system, available from Lexair Inc., uses a floating mechanism of fixed and movable jaws and a variety of gripper forms to provide custom clamping of irregular-shaped workpieces, including round, curved, elliptical, rectangular, stepped, and slanted parts. The...

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Magnetic trays secure small parts at any angle

June 17, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Arsenal® 5920 magnetic tray organizer—rectangle and Arsenal 5925 magnetic tray organizer—round. Designed to control and organize ferromagnetic objects, the trays keep objects accessible at any angle and help minimize the risk of dropped or misplaced...

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Shrink film’s corrosion inhibitors diffuse to every area of wrapped parts

June 17, 2014

Cortec offers MilCorr® VpCI® shrink film for protecting surfaces against powerful natural elements. The nontoxic, environmentally friendly film includes corrosion inhibitors that can replace rust preventives such as oils and desiccants, offering an alternative to wooden crating, aluminum foils,...

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Tool grinding software includes functions for complex-geometry tools

June 17, 2014

NUM offers Numroto tool grinding software, which includes functions for complex-geometry tools such as multihelical end mills with variable-width flute areas. The software accommodates several new types of gash-out on drills and form cutters, allowing the grinding wheel to follow the tool’s...

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