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Straight-cutting torch’s gas-mixing technology reduces flashback potential

March 26, 2014

ESAB’s Global Center of Excellence for Gas Apparatus has introduced the Oxweld® SCT-1500 TR manual straight-cutting torch as part of its Elite series of gas apparatus products. The torch features patent-pending universal swirl injector gas-mixing technology to provide the optimum mix of gas...

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Flux-cored wire offers low-hydrogen weld deposits

March 26, 2014

Hobart Brothers Co. offers Hobart® FabCO® 712M gas-shielded, flux-cored wire for offshore drilling rig applications and jack-up rig fabrication. The wire features less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment. This helps decrease underbead cracking and reduce the amount of...

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Direct-diode laser system increases speed of cladding, heat treating

March 26, 2014

A new direct-diode laser system from Coherent Inc. offers higher power to help increase throughput for applications in metal cladding and heat treating. The new HighLight™ 10,000D, with its 10-kW output at 975 nm, can be configured to deliver a variety of interchangeable beam shapes with...

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Replacement electrodes, holders fit ESAB plasma cutting machines

March 26, 2014

Thermacut offers the Smart Solution, which allows the use of the manufacturer’s redesigned replacement electrode holders and Silver-Pro replacement electrodes on ESAB’s PT 19XL®, PT600®, and PT-36® plasma cutting systems. The replacement electrodes combine a copper electrode...

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Arc welding system designed for production of spiral pipes

March 25, 2014

SMS Meer offers Perfect Arc®, a precision-controlled system for arc and submerged arc welding production of spiral pipes. A digitalized current source generates the “perfect arc,” reports the company, while cutting energy usage by 30 to 40 percent. Welding speed is up to 39...

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Safety eyewear helps eliminate pinch points

March 25, 2014

Gateway Safety’s ultralightweight Luminary® safety eyewear is designed to target the pinch point areas behind the ears and at the bridge of the nose to help increase wearer comfort. The flexible temples self-adjust to accommodate wide or narrow faces, relieving pressure behind the ears. A...

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Software update adds new features to inspection system

March 25, 2014

George Products Co. has released version 4.0 of its software for its Oasis inspection system. The update offers new functions, including reporting customizations to the logo and header, bar code scanner capabilities, and increased search functionality. Overall length now can be measured outside...

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Deburring system designed for high-volume fineblanked parts

March 25, 2014

Abtex Corp. has built what it says is the largest Tri-Ten deburring system. Designed for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts, the system operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed by an operator or robot,...

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Laser chiller/dust collector unit made for precision laser cutting

March 25, 2014

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced a combination water chiller and dust collector for laser cutting operations. The system’s air-cooled water chiller is engineered for heavy-service laser heads and optics that provides +0.5-degree uniformity. A plug-and-play feature minimizes setup time; the system has...

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Plate shear system handles up to 20-ft.-long material

March 24, 2014

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the new Sunrise CNC plate shear infeed system for all Sunrise dual-cylinder ironworkers, including models with CNC punching. The powered infeed system can handle up to 20-ft. lengths of material. Features include a Mitsubishi servomotor, hydraulic clamping with...

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5-axis bevel plasma head cuts up to 2-in.-thick mild steel

March 24, 2014

MultiCam has introduced a new 5-axis bevel plasma head, made with aluminum castings for weight reduction and rigidity. The head’s features help improve crash protection, simplify maintenance, and provide for maximum table coverage, according to the manufacturer. The head moves in the X, Y, and...

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Machine inserts four different fasteners in same part handling

March 24, 2014

Phillips Corp. offers the Haeger 824 MSP insertion machine. Its manual four-station turret allows insertion of four different fasteners in the same part handling. The PLC touchscreen allows the operator to set force, dwell, up-travel, batch counter, and TPS for each station. The hydraulic...

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Vision-guided technology speeds setup time

March 24, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Vision, a smart-camera system that helps simplify vision-guided robotics applications. Using 2-D vision guidance, the system features the patented PatMax® algorithm for advanced part location, offering inspection, defect detection, guidance, alignment, and...

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Parts transfer system helps increase productivity on tandem press lines

March 24, 2014

ABB offers the IRB 6660FX, a flexible transfer system for medium-size parts. Suitable for use with new and existing press lines, the system comprises a dual-action unit that creates a 7-axis robot, allowing parts to be transferred rapidly along a linear path without rotation. The system also...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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