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A-frame cart helps hold hard-to-handle parts securely

April 21, 2016

Creform Corp. has developed an A-frame cart to hold bus entry doors and related parts in a production environment. The cart is designed to tilt the stored doors back so they stay in place before and during load/unload. A lip at the bottom of the cart adds secured holding for the lower portion of...

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Hybrid heat exchanger eliminates flat surfaces on which particulate can settle

April 21, 2016

Fluorotherm Polymers Inc. has introduced the Fluorotherm® hybrid frame heat exchanger for ultrapure and aggressive chemical heating and cooling. The product has been designed for use in pickling and temperature control of acid baths in the steel, pipe, wire, and galvanizing industries. The...

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Filter products help extend life of hydraulic lubrication system components

April 20, 2016

Eaton has launched its line of EasyFit™ exchange filter elements for power generation, oil and gas, steel and metal, marine, and mining applications that require filtering of abrasive fluids, cooling lubricants, or water-based fluids. The products fit into many styles of filter systems. The...

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Mobile storage units offered

April 19, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has released a 60-in. mobile workstation and a 30-in. steel storage chest and cabinet. Both units are constructed of reinforced angle iron frame and feature 5-in. industrial casters. The workstation offers a 22-in. multiposition metal peg wall for storing frequently used items....

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Welding fume extraction system available with storage filters or cartridge filters

April 19, 2016

Ult AG offers the SRA 1200 extraction and filtration system in different models and in conjunction with Flextractor extraction arms for the removal of hazardous, dry welding fumes in nonexplosive air mixtures. The system is available as a storage filter or cartridge filter unit, depending on...

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Software release brings sheet, tube fabricators closer to Industry 4.0

April 18, 2016

Lantek has announced Release 2016 of its Lantek Factory software for producing parts for sheet metal, tubes, and profiles. According to the company, the software’s new functionality takes producers closer to Industry 4.0 for manufacturing. Advanced automatic geometry recognition for multiple...

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Magnetic tool levels, aligns steel plates

April 18, 2016

Magswitch Technology has introduced the MagPress for leveling and aligning steel plates or press beam. Offering 1,100 lbs. of hold force, the tool allows the user to remove highs/lows by placing the magnet on low, prying on high, and welding with the other hand. With this method, the user can align...

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Automatic guided cart follows smart tape that can be repositioned

April 18, 2016

Handling Specialty has produced a customized automatic guided cart for a truck-body builder that required specific application details and safety options. The cart uses laser guidance to move along a predetermined path set by smart tape—a series of QR codes printed and laid on the floor. The...

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App helps welders choose grades, make calculations

April 12, 2016

Sandvik has introduced the new Welding App for planning and performing welding projects. It is free to download for phones and tablets from the Apple Store and Google Play. Designed for welding engineers, welders, specifiers, project engineers, and owner operators, the app allows users to plan...

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Bright white LED lighting system switches to red for nighttime visibility

April 11, 2016

Nemalux has introduced the GSLEDIP two-in-one LED lighting system for industrial and low-light applications. Incorporating Cree brand LEDs in a single, low-profile fixture, the light can switch from bright white to subtle red for nighttime visibility. Powered with 12- or 24-V DC, the system can...

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GMAW gun holster keeps welding gun handy

April 11, 2016

GeorgeB Design has introduced the MiG Buddy, a welding gun holster for GMAW guns. It acts like a third hand, providing docking and easy retrieval for a welding gun while protecting the gun from everyday damage. The holster fits welding guns from many manufacturers. A universal mount allows the...

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Hydraulic tables tilt 0 to 90 degrees, hold up to 6,000 lbs.

April 6, 2016

Verti-Lift offers a line of heavy-duty standard and wide-base hydraulic tilt tables that tilt from 0 to 90 degrees and hold up to 6,000 lbs. They are suitable for use in automotive and appliance manufacturing environments, where tilters on the line side allow operators to bring totes to a 45-degree...

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Mist collector designed for metalworking industry

April 5, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air has introduced the SHM SmogHog® media mist collector. Designed for the metalworking industry, it uses a three-stage filtration process that progressively reduces the mist concentration, resulting in greater than 99 percent particle removal efficiency, says the company....

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Lift trucks introduced

April 4, 2016

Big Lift LLC has added two lift trucks to its Joey line. The J1-190 can reach a working height of 22 ft. and accommodates a large battery for extended run times. The J2-72 is a low-level order picker that features a 2,000-lb. total vehicle capacity and can lift 1,500-lb. pallets up to 72 in....

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Control system allows bending machine network creation

March 31, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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