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Catalog highlights blowoff, cooling products

August 4, 2016

Exair’s Catalog 30 is a 192-page technical guide offering products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating, and static electricity applications. Featured products include air knives, stainless steel air jets, air wipes, vortex tubes, cold gun tool coolers, and...

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Safety light curtains cut installation, setup time

August 3, 2016

Orion safety light curtains from ABB Jokab Safety Products offer a simplified selection of functions and settings to help cut installation and setup time. The light curtains are available in three models, each with a different light curtain or light grid configuration. Orion 1 offers finger and...

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Transfer die simulation added to software

August 3, 2016

Accurate Die Design Software Inc. has announced that transfer die simulation has been added to the Logopress3 software available from the company. Reportedly, the software now allows for realistic simulation with various press types, including servo presses and link- motion presses. Varying...

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Cutting discs designed for titanium and brass

August 2, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Zip Titan™ and Chopcut Titan™ cutting discs for cutting titanium and brass. Both discs have a silicon carbide-based formulation to prevent the materials being cut from overheating. This helps preserve the metals’ mechanical properties and...

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Single machine serves as fully automated pipe cutting shop

August 2, 2016

HGG’s 3-D Tube Cutting Line (TCL) combines precision tube cutting with an automated and custom-designed infeed/outfeed logistics system to help increase production capacity. The line offers the accuracy to serve as an alternative to laser machines, and its automation gives users the...

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Waterjet system cuts 3-D parts, bevels to 50 degrees

August 1, 2016

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet system is designed and built for heavy-duty industrial use. The system is available in sizes up to 24 by 13 ft., making it suitable for use in metal service centers for cutting bevels for weld preparation, cutting parts to near net shape, cutting exotic...

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SMAW/GTAW inverter line expanded

August 1, 2016

ESAB now offers an expanded line of single-phase SMAW/GTAW and AC/DC GTAW/SMAW inverters. Previously sold under the Thermal Arc and Tweco brands, the inverters now are labeled ET, ES, and Fabricator® series. The company also has introduced the ET 141i AC/DC, which it says is the first 120-V...

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Industrial tapes are solvent-free, low-VOC

August 1, 2016

Mactac® Industrial Tapes has introduced CleanTape™, a new solvent-free, low-VOC line of industrial tapes. They meet JIS-A1801 (Japan Industrial Standards) guidelines for critical substances. CleanBond™ double-faced tape and CleanFilm™ low-VOC transfer adhesive tape are coated with the...

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Touch probe universally replaces touch probes after collisions

July 29, 2016

Heidenhain offers the TS 642, a universal replacement for the touch probes of the TS 6xx series in case of a collision. The original transceiver can remain in the machine, and all the original cables can be used. Styluses also are compatible. After an exchange, the existing taper shank can...

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4-axis SCARA robot offered with three different reaches

July 29, 2016

Comau has introduced Rebel-S, a 4-axis SCARA robot, in five different models with a payload of 13 lbs. and three different reaches. All models are controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. An openRobotics...

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Coolant-through threadmills suitable for blind hole applications

July 28, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers a line of coolant-through threadmills, designed to improve chip evacuation when threading blind holes. According to the company, they reduce tool deflection and provide straight, precise thread forms. Inch-shank and metric-shank versions are offered. The...

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Cordless hole puncher generates 11 tons of punching force

July 28, 2016

The new, battery-powered Hougen®-Ogura® model 76000PR Punch-Pro™ electrohydraulic hole puncher from Hougen Mfg. is suitable for on-site hole punching where power is not available or hard to access. It generates 11 tons of punching force for punching round or oblong holes up to 19/32 in. dia. in...

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DIN-rail power supplies are compact

July 28, 2016

IDEC Corp. has introduced the PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies, replacing the PS5R and PS5R-S series. They are available in 7.5-, 10-, 15-, 30-, 60-, 90-, 120-, and 240-W versions. They are compact, with overall dimensions reduced by up to 25 percent from previous generations. Operating...

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Band saw handles structural, solid, difficult materials

July 27, 2016

Kalamazoo Machine Tool’s model H8SA is a semiautomatic, double-column, canted-head band saw for sawing structural, solid, and difficult materials. All functions are fully hydraulic, with a free-standing operator’s console that can be placed in any location. The operator has full control of...

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6-in. belt sander available

July 27, 2016

The model S6MS 6-inch belt sander from Kalamazoo Industries features a 6- by 48-in. variable-position belt with direct-drive coupling, quick belt release, full safety guard, and a reversible platen tilt work table. The machine features a cast-iron frame, heavy-duty steel stand, manual switch,...

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