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Vacuum pump designed for pick-and-place of small parts

July 17, 2014

Piab offers patented COAX® technology in a new small-sized ejector called piPUMP™ Micro. COAX is an energy-efficient ejector technology based on a multistage concept for creating vacuum with compressed air. A configurator tool on the company’s website allows users to select the vacuum...

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Conveyor moves metal scrap of all shapes, thicknesses

July 15, 2014

Prab offers the new Quick Return (QR) horizontal motion conveyor for moving scrap away from a press or other cutting and stamping operations. The redesigned conveyor features a single drive that allows it to fit into existing pits. Its push/pull motion propels material forward without vibration...

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Sheet marking system fits into turret punch press

July 14, 2014

Wilson Tool Intl. has released SmartMark®, which the company says is the first ink-jet sheet marking system that fits into a turret punch press. The ink-jet printer can be loaded directly into the C station of most thick-turret machines. Using a combination of the company’s SmartMark Writer...

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Catalog features cooling, blowoff products

July 14, 2014

Exair has released a new 168-page catalog of products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating, and static electricity challenges. It features new products that can help companies conserve compressed air and reduce noise levels. Eighty percent of the product...

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Portable laser marker moves to the workpiece

July 8, 2014

The TruMark 5010 Mobile Marker, a portable laser marking unit from TRUMPF, will make its North American debut at IMTS. This new laser marking concept features a compact, hand-held marking head. The operator moves the laser marking unit to the workpiece, eliminating the need to move the part, and...

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Toolkit covers brazing, cutting, welding needs

July 8, 2014

Uniweld offers The Wurks™, which includes the tools necessary to work on just about any automotive, general home maintenance, plumbing, or welding project. Available in three different styles, the all-purpose outfit is packed in a toolbox with a compartmented accessory tray. Included in every...

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ERP add-on helps ensure production workers have most current document versions

July 7, 2014

Global Shop Solutions offers the Version Management System (VMS). It is an add-on to the patented Document Control™ ERP module, which attaches documents to jobs and work centers electronically. It offers several new document security features to help ensure production workers have the most...

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Fluid recycling system cleans coolant without stopping production

July 7, 2014

A new brochure from Eriez® HydroFlow® features the SumpDoc® mobile, inline fluid and recycling system. It provides quick cleaning and rejuvenation of a machine’s coolant without causing a production stoppage. The six-page brochure offers a complete overview of the equipment, its features,...

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Communication protocol offered with rotary encoder series

July 7, 2014

Leine & Linde, available in North America through Heidenhain Corp., offers the use of Siemens Drive-CLiQ communication protocol in its inductive 600 absolute rotary encoder series. The Ethernet-based protocol interfaces with Sinamics control systems. It has a speed of 100 Mbit/s and a cycle time...

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Coalescing system helps extend coolant performance

July 3, 2014

Zebra Skimmers offers the FZ17 Coalescer, an industrial coalescing system that combines interchangeable flow restrictors, adjustable tramp oil weir and collection chamber, and a T strainer filter designed to prevent large debris from entering the system. It removes tramp oils from machine...

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Mobile application added to simulation software

July 2, 2014

Spring Technologies offers its NCSIMUL® Machine and NCSIMUL Player 9.2 simulation software with the new WYSIWYC® (What You See Is What You Cut) mobile system. Using this system, shop floor operators and managers can interact remotely, in 3-D and in real time using touch controls, with one or...

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CNC for vertical knee mills features simplified navigation system

July 2, 2014

Heidenhain offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWRG2 CNC for vertical knee mills. It is programmed via plain-language user prompts that are accompanied by 3-D graphic Help forms that describe each cycle step. The CNC maintains the same programming language as the original MILLPWR while incorporating the new,...

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Low-profile vise provides extended work area

July 2, 2014

Jergens Inc. will exhibit the new Fixture Pro™ multiaxis vise at IMTS. It features a low profile to provide an extended work area above the vise for increased Z travel. The wide-jaw vise is available with standard mounting, as well as the company’s modular Drop & Lock™ version for 5-axis...

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Overhead crane monitoring service collects data continuously

July 1, 2014

TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring and reporting service from Konecranes features continuous data collection to provide customers with a clear view of crane usage. It allows overhead crane maintenance to be planned according to actual usage. The service is suitable for any heavy-duty overhead crane...

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Renewable, biobased solvent removes industrial-grade complex greases

June 27, 2014

Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has introduced Elevance Clean™ 1200, a degreasing and VOC-exempt solvent for industrial degreasing in such applications as heavy manufacturing and transportation MRO. The renewable, biobased solvent, produced from natural oils, removes industrial-grade complex...

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