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Telescoping arm designed for fume extraction in limited space

August 20, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced a telescoping arm as an option on the FILTAIR® SWX series of stationary fume extractors and the FILTAIR 2000-12000 centralized system models. It is available in 8 in. dia. for the SWX series or in 6 or 8 in. dia. for the industrial centralized fume...

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Air nozzle helps ensure nonmarring blowoff

August 20, 2014

Exair’s new polyether ether ketone (PEEK) Pico Super Air Nozzle™ delivers a small, precise blowoff with high-velocity airflow. The nozzle is 0.63 in. long and 0.20 in. dia., permitting installation in tight spaces. Its PEEK thermoplastic construction provides self-lubricating qualities with a...

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Flange protectors designed for simplified installation, removal

August 19, 2014

Caplugs offers new patented flange protectors designed for simplified installation and removal with flexibility to help enable easier alignment with bolt holes. The toggle-lock flange protectors shield the raised faces of flanges. The covers are equipped with a thick pad for security and...

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Asset management software generates conditional text alerts

August 18, 2014

Wintriss Controls Group has announced a new capability for its ShopFloorConnect® asset management and OEE software: It now can generate conditional alerts automatically from any machine. Each alert is a custom text or e-mail message that is sent to selected recipients whenever preset...

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Green hand cleaner suitable for industry

August 18, 2014

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Addvance botanical hand cleaner, a USDA Bio-Preferred product. The heavy-duty cleaner, suitable for industry, is gentle on hands and tough on soils. Its emollient effect relaxes and softens the skin. Derived from natural coconut oil, the hand cleaner contains no...

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ERP software upgraded

August 14, 2014

Global Shop Solutions has announced the release of Version 2014.1 of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, which comprises new features, new screens, and enhanced customization and personalization capabilities. Among the features and upgrades are a new main menu graphical interface...

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Software connects, monitors, and controls AGV fleet

August 14, 2014

Seegrid has launched Seegrid Supervisor, which connects, monitors, and controls automatic guided vehicle (AGV) fleets. Three components—Fleet Status, Intersection Manager, and Switchboard— provide visibility, control, and automation, delivering real-time monitoring and live status updates....

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Laser marking/engraving system has direct-drive, inverted XYZ motion

August 13, 2014

The FiberTower™ MegaCenter™ marking/engraving system from Laser Photonics has an oversized enclosure equipped with a direct-drive, inverted X-Y linear motor drive system. Operating as a stand alone unit or as part of an inline operation, the system comprises a Q-switched fiber laser with...

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Two-stage regulators built for medium- and heavy-duty projects

August 13, 2014

Designed with a maximum inlet of 3,000 PSIG, Uniweld’s RHT83 series two-stage regulators are built for medium- and heavy-duty applications. They comprise 2½-in. gauges; a machined brass body and polished chrome bonnet on a heavy-duty, mechanical, stem-type seat; and nozzle assembly. The...

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Compact fiber laser marking/machining system integrates into production line

August 11, 2014

Technifor’s TF450 50-W fiber laser system integrates into a production line and, according to the manufacturer, marks twice as fast as the 30-W version. The laser beam vaporizes material to create an unalterable marking and is suitable for deep engraving of steel, stainless steel, aluminum,...

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Self-cleaning table removes slag, scrap automatically during cutting

August 6, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations, eliminating production interruptions and reducing labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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Cable/accessory hanger fits over gas cylinder neck

August 5, 2014

Action Weld & Supply offers the Weld-Rac hanger for organizing workspaces. It fits around the neck of any standard gas cylinder to provide storage space for the welder. It can be used to hang welding cables, helmets, and grinding shields. The hanger’s formed channel-based construction is...

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Fixture supports robotic welding education training systems

August 4, 2014

Lincoln Electric has developed a new welding fixture designed for use on robotic welding education training systems. The patent-pending, three-in-one welding fixture is flexible and compact, enabling the welding instructor to teach common and industry-supported joints and positions in welding....

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Thermal mass flowmeter provides gas line control for industrial ovens, furnaces

August 4, 2014

The ST75 air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components Intl. measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases, and air in small line sizes. It is suitable for optimizing natural gas flow control for industrial ovens, heat chambers, and furnaces to reduce process and plant fuel costs. The...

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Guarantee program ensures cable performance up to 36 months

July 31, 2014

The Chainflex® guarantee program from igus® helps ensure predictable continuous-flexing cable performance for up to 36 months. The guarantee program provides binding statements about the durability of the company’s Chainflex cables when used inside Energy Chain® cable carriers. The...

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