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Punch press offers two tooling options

July 20, 2015

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the Motorum M2558TS/TS-S punch press. The TS model uses Wiedemann-style push/pull tooling, while the TS-S model uses spring-style tooling. With the push/pull tooling, the ram, punch holder, and punch are connected to achieve a push/pull action (positive...

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Trapped key interlocks prevent lockout/tagout circumvention

July 20, 2015

KIRK® trapped key interlocks enhance lockout/tagout to help ensure energy-isolation procedures cannot be circumvented. A written lockout/tagout procedure is used to document the steps to isolate the hazardous energy source. The trapped key interlocks can aid in isolating the energy source, and the...

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Monorail blast system delivers abrasive at 300 FPS

July 20, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the MR106-94 monorail blast system. The redesigned unit has a 106- by 94-in. blast zone. Blast wheels are arranged to expose all work surfaces. The parts are presented to the eight 15-HP VK PowerMax 1500 direct-drive blast wheels with a customer-provided...

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Coupling technology withstands high-speed loading in press transfer system

July 20, 2015

Güdel Inc. and ATI Industrial Automation have collaborated on a 3-axis transfer press system that features exchangeable transfer rails secured by couplers. According to the companies, the coupler mitigates common issues that cause other exchangeable rails to get stuck between die changes. ATI...

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Electronic surface thermometer reads temps without constant calibration

July 20, 2015

LA-CO Industries Inc. has introduced the Tempil Estik® electronic surface thermometer for temperature-monitoring applications. It eliminates the need to carry multiple temperature indicators. The unit directly touches the surface of the materials being inspected. The digital readout instantly...

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Abrasive belts can cut process time in half

July 17, 2015

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep belts for aerospace; metal and stainless fabrication; and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) applications. The belts incorporate the proprietary Clean Bond™ resin technology for smooth, smear-free finishes. The proprietary...

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Pipe saw cuts ductile iron pipe

July 17, 2015

The PipeCut 360E from Exact Pipe Tools Inc. cuts through ductile iron, multilayer-material, steel, stainless steel, acid-resistant steel, and copper pipes. Features include a two-stage motor speed control, constant torque, soft start, and automatic overload protection. The machine can cut 3- to...

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Fiber laser system suitable for small lot size production

July 17, 2015

Prima Power has announced the introduction of its new Laserdyne 430 Versa 3-D fiber laser system with third-generation BeamDirector®. The system is designed for the typical laser processing needs of toolrooms, model shops, and manufacturing R&D centers. Equipped with an air-cooled, 3,000-W...

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Ultrasonic tube drawing system produces improved ID finish

July 17, 2015

Sonobond Ultrasonics offers a tube drawing system and components designed to accommodate manufacturers of fine metal tubing used in syringe needles, as well as for medical devices and tubing products used in industries to transport critical fluids. With this ultrasonic system, high-frequency...

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Fume extraction system connects to capturing elements or external systems

July 17, 2015

ULT AG has introduced the LAS 160 laser fume and dust extraction and filtration system. The low-noise device can be equipped with suitable capturing elements such as hoods and extraction arms, or it can be connected to external systems for automated operation via a D-Sub interface. The system...

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Cloud-based software helps simplify complex project portfolio management

July 16, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions has released version 5.8 of its KeyedIn Projects software for project and program management. The software’s integrated Report Writer includes filtering options to view data in new ways and can schedule and e-mail reports automatically. Users can drill down into dashboard...

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Pipe saw comes in battery-operated version

July 16, 2015

The PipeCut 170E pipe saw from Exact Pipe Tools cuts all types of material, including ductile iron. The 5.7-lb. saw has a six-speed control, constant torque, and automatic fuse and cuts 0.6- to 6.7-in.-dia. pipes with steel wall thicknesses of 0.31 in. The interchangeable Diamond X, cermet (for...

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Compact balances offer weighing flexibility in tight spaces

July 16, 2015

Mettler Toledo has launched the ML-T line of compact, battery-operated balances. They combine larger-than-average weighing pans with a small footprint for use in day-to-day weighing in almost any manufacturing environment. A standard weigh-in guide and large, color touchscreen with...

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Gels give metal a natural, aged appearance

July 16, 2015

Brush-on Presto Black® gel, Antique Black® gel, and Antique Brown® gel from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on large, in-place architectural metal surfaces to produce a natural, aged appearance. Any size of vertical or horizontal metal surface can be converted to a silver/black...

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Helical mill reduces machining times

July 16, 2015

The Walter Blaxx F5038 helical milling cutter offers a solid body for improved stability. It employs a tangential, quadruple-edge system of indexable inserts made of Tiger·tec® Silver that produce step-free shoulders. According to the manufacturer, the mill reduces machining times by up to 30...

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