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Electrochemical system cleans impurities from GMAW, GTAW welds

December 1, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has released the SURFOX 304 electrochemical GMAW and GTAW cleaning system. It cleans without the use of hazardous materials and without altering the parent material’s surface. A patent-pending quick-change system allows users to switch from one brush to another...

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Edge-rounding line prevents corrosion, eliminates grinding

November 12, 2015

HGG Profiling Equipment has introduced an edge-rounding line, which imparts a smooth, rounded surface edge on I/H-beams, T’s, and flat bars to prevent corrosion and eliminate the need for grinding. The line is available as a stand-alone machine, or it can be integrated with the company’s...

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Degreaser cleans in hot parts washers at lower temps

November 4, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced Alustar 100 for cleaning and degreasing aluminum and nonferrous alloys in automated and ultrasonic parts washers. The mild alkaline cleaner contains built-in foam- and corrosion-inhibitor packages. It is formulated with...

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Weld shaver removes weld beads flush to workpiece

November 2, 2015

Heck Industries has added a new hand-held weld shaver to its line of fabricating equipment. The weld shaver uses standard carbide inserts in a milling cutter to shave weld beads flush to a workpiece. Used for cleaning butt welds and corner welds, the unit removes only the weld without damaging...

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Rust remover adds corrosion protection

October 28, 2015

Cortec Corp.’s VpCI®-426 is a water-based, heavy-duty descaler/rust remover enhanced with Nano-VpCI®. Available in liquid, powder, and gel form, the rust remover is designed to remove corrosion, scale, and naturally occurring oxides from iron, carbon and stainless steel, copper, aluminum,...

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Black oxide provides blackened parts break-in lubricity for gear applications

October 27, 2015

Birchwood Technologies has developed the TRU TEMP® low-temperature black oxide process as an in-house metal finishing process for gear component manufacturers desiring break-in lubricity, corrosion protection, and galling resistance on critical components. The process creates a nondimensional...

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Cordless 6-in. safety brake angle grinder powered by new 18-V battery platform

October 20, 2015

Metabo USA has announced the launch of the WPB18 LTX BL 150 Quick, which the company says is the world’s first 6-in. cordless safety brake angle grinder. The unit can produce nearly 1,000 W of power. Driven by the manufacturer’s second-generation brushless motor, it features an electronic...

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Backstand-style belt grinder offers multiposition contact

October 14, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries has introduced the model BG248 backstand-style belt grinder. It offers multiposition contact from vertical to horizontal and full work movement from left to right. The grinder features a 2- by 48-in. grinding belt with an 8- by 2-in. contact wheel work surface, a 2.75- by...

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Deburring, edge-rounding machines remove burrs up to 0.12 in.

October 9, 2015

Arku Coil Systems Inc. has introduced deburring and edge-rounding machines for use on metal parts that have been punched or cut by laser, plasma, or flame. The EdgeBreaker® can remove thick slag and heavy burrs up to 0.12 in. on parts up to 3.15 in. thick and 51.18 in. wide. The machine can...

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Deburring/finishing machine handles small parts

September 29, 2015

Midwest Automation has introduced the Mini 9 deburring and finishing machine. The 9-in.-wide model 948 is designed for small-part dry deburring and finishing in high-production environments or for use as a secondary machine in a workcell or...

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Robotic blast system includes extended lance nozzle

September 17, 2015

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic blast system with an extended lance nozzle for precision grit blasting and surface preparation of the IDs of industrial gas turbine components in manufacturing and repair operations. A FANUC M-710iC robot serves as the lance manipulator in an...

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Powder protects hard-to-reach areas from corrosion

September 17, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has introduced EcoFog® VpCI®-309 Nano, a patent-pending vapor phase corrosion inhibiting (VpCI) powder designed to protect ferrous metals in hard-to-reach recessed areas, interior cavities, and voids. Because of its submicron particles, the powder diffuses quickly, can travel...

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Extension die grinders extend into previously inaccessible areas

September 14, 2015

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced a new line of 0.4-HP extension die grinders. The air tools allow for work within long pipes, castings, and other places where an extended reach is needed. The straight-line air tools are available in either a front- or rear-exhaust air motor and run at 25,000 RPM....

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Room-temperature black oxide designed for in-house metal finishing

September 8, 2015

PRESTO BLACK® room-temperature black oxide from Birchwood Technologies is suitable for small to medium-sized production operations that require corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components. The 15-min. process, which produces a nondimensional coating...

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Catalog highlights surface conditioning products

August 26, 2015

Weiler Corp. has released a 52-page welding and fabrication catalog. Available in print and digital versions, it contains product information for the new Tiger® X flap disc, along with the company’s other products, including coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, and brushes. The digital...

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