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Synthetic dust collector filter resists moisture

April 15, 2015

The new HemiPleat® synthetic dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines a high-efficiency synthetic media with proprietary open-pleat technology for use in harsh, humid environments. The washable media is resistant to moisture and can handle heavy dust-loading...

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Packaging protects products from corrosion, UV exposure

April 15, 2015

Recyclable and nontoxic VpCI®-126 EM UV film from Cortec® Corp. combines high-strength resins with UV light stabilizers and Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) technology. The film is designed to provide up to three years of strong multimetal protection for parts, equipment, and vehicles. It...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant-cleaning technology

April 7, 2015

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM conveyor, which integrates coolant-cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact conveyor allows chips and coolants to enter the load area of the conveyor, where large chips are carried by the hinge belt and...

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Brochure highlights metalworking fluid recycling, management equipment

April 7, 2015

Eriez® HydroFlow® offers a 12-page brochure highlighting its metalworking fluid recycling and management equipment. The literature is divided into five sections: fluid recycling systems, filtering and removing solids, removing tramp oil, controlling concentration, and complete fluid filtration...

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Washing machine nearly eliminates labor time for cleaning greasy, dirty parts

April 7, 2015

Walther Trowal offers the TRT 83x37 washing machine, which automatically removes thick layers of lubricants like grease, as well as other contaminants, from the surface of disassembled equipment components that must be perfectly clean before they can be reused for the repair and overhaul of...

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C-frame mother carts corral manual carts

April 6, 2015

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new C-style corral mother cart that can move one or two daughter carts weighing up to 2,000 lbs. total. The daughter carts are manually pushed into the mother frame and secured with a frame-mounted flip-down lock. The mother cart and daughter carts...

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Ventilation system keeps fumes from re-entering workplace

April 6, 2015

Kemper America offers the CleanAir Tower for ventilation in welding environments. The unit removes polluted air and dust; filters it; and returns clean, purified, safe-to-breathe air to the welding workplace. It is designed for use where the recommended local extraction of fumes at source is not...

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Self-centering 5-axis vise offers compact footprint

April 3, 2015

5th Axis® Inc. has introduced the V75100 self-centering 5-axis vise. The compact unit is suitable for all 5-axis machining operations, and its small footprint allows it to be used for smaller 4- and 5-axis mills. The vise delivers 4,000 lbs. of clamping force at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque. It...

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Customized positioner features large through-hole

April 2, 2015

Kistler GmbH has manufactured an L-Positioner with a loading capacity of 11 tons. Features include a through-hole of 6.56 ft., a swing radius of 8.20 ft., and a faceplate diameter of 9.68 ft. The company manufactures customized equipment to meet specific requirements of...

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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Brochure showcases chip, parts conveyors

April 1, 2015

A recently updated brochure from Eriez® features the company’s chip and parts conveyors for moving and elevating ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The eight-page brochure covers features and benefits, principle of operation, construction, sizes, shapes,...

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AC drive suitable for material handling, conveyor applications

March 30, 2015

Siemens has released the single-axis Sinamics V20 AC drive, frame size E, with both low overload and high overload ratings. It offers simplified setup and operation with energy efficiency. With a power rating from 1/6 to 40 HP at 480 VAC, the drive is available in five frame sizes for material...

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Laser marking software upgraded

March 26, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its LMF laser marker’s software and control card. The updates add advanced marking features, including editing of nodes within graphic vector files. In addition, Marker Motion™, QR codes, and True Type fonts are supported for operation in a production...

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System adds stability to lift trucks

March 26, 2015

The Stärke Continuous Stability System helps reduce the incidence of lift truck tipping while turning corners or traveling on uneven surfaces. A fixed drive wheel and two cantilevered, spring-loaded casters are in constant contact with the ground, supporting the stability of the lift truck and...

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Manually guided vehicle can transform to AGV

March 23, 2015

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd. has announced the launch of the MGV/AGV, a manually guided vehicle that can be retrofitted with a control package for transformation into an automatic guided vehicle when required. The heavy-duty, self-propelled cart has a hydraulically powered scissor lift mounted...

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