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Upcut saw’s worktable moves after cutting to prevent scratches

May 14, 2015

Pat Mooney Saws offers the PMI455A upcut, automatic, high-production cutoff saw for cutting aluminum extrusions and other nonferrous metals. The 10-HP-motor saw features a worktable that moves 2 mm forward and backward after the cut is complete and the saw blade is retracting. This feature...

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Vacuum turns pipe into a conveyor

May 13, 2015

Exair’s new aluminum 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac™ air-operated conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a conveying system for parts, scrap, and trim. Their small size makes them suitable for fitting in the cramped spaces and tight confines of many production lines. The unit is...

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Welcome to the world of “positioneering”

May 13, 2015

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A welding positioner can eliminate potential waste associated with inefficient material handling and help to improve weld quality. The key is finding the right positioner for the job.

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Ultratech celebrates 20th anniversary

May 13, 2015

Ultratech Inc., Bloomingdale, Ill., marks 20 years in business in 2015. The precision sheet metal fabrication job shop started in a small shop in Wood Dale, Ill., in...

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Grinding wheel is 0.25 in. thick for additional life

May 13, 2015

Rex-Cut Abrasives has expanded its Sigma Green grinding wheel line to include Sigma Green Max, a 0.25-in.-thick version designed for added life. The wheel is produced from bonded resin with a combination of grains that enable it to grind extremely fast compared to other products without sacrificing...

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Sciaky launches website to highlight 3-D printing systems

May 13, 2015

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), has launched a new website at www.sciaky.com that features an expanded lineup of new metal 3-D printing systems based on its electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) technology. The expanded lineup of...

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Schuler completes preassembly of spiral pipe mills for customers in Saudi Arabia, Mexico

May 13, 2015

Schuler has announced it has completed preassembly of two spiral pipe mills: one for Tuberías Procarsa, a manufacturer of steel pipes based in Mexico, and the other for Group Five Pipe Saudi Ltd. Tuberías Procarsa will use the offline spiral pipe line to produce large pipes with diameters of...

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Smalley donates abrasive waterjet machining center to local college

May 13, 2015

Smalley Steel Ring Co., a manufacturer of retaining rings and wave springs, has donated an OMAX 2652 abrasive waterjet machining center to the College of Lake County (CLC) in Grayslake, Ill. The midsize, cantilevered machine, which is the college’s first waterjet unit, has a table size of 5...

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CGW hires territory sales manager

May 13, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of grinding wheels, has hired Breck Taylor as its new territory sales manager. With more than a decade working in the industry, Taylor is responsible for the Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska areas. He previously was a...

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Lessons learned in a welding career

May 13, 2015

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The importance of saving money and of being safe on the job are among the lessons welding instructor Marty Rice learned throughout his welding career. Among those who taught him these lessons was Charlie.

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Dust collector offers ledgeless design for reduced dust buildup

May 13, 2015

The FORCE™ dust collector from Micro Air Clean Air Systems controls dust and fumes in a variety of plant applications. The exclusive Roto-Pulse® filter cleaning system increases filter life, according to the manufacturer. The true ledgeless design eliminates dust buildup inside the cabinet....

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Vision-guided robots consolidate their place in the press shop

May 13, 2015

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Advancements in robotic technology are extending their functionality and improving their performance. Often a robot is expected to do more than move from programmed position A to position B; it must operate “smarter” and act upon other inputs, such as vision systems or force feedback. The applications for integration of vision systems and robots are almost endless but the most common application is vision guidance for the robot

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Automatic plate-processing system punches, shears simultaneously

May 13, 2015

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced the new Sunrise APS fully automatic plate-processing system. It can punch and shear simultaneously. The fully enclosed system is driven by a rack-and-pinion infeed that can handle up to 40-ft. lengths of material at speeds up to 40 FPM. Standard features...

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Yale Materials Handling opens Experience Center in North Carolina

May 12, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp. has announced the grand opening of its Experience Center in Charlotte, N.C. The facility is designed to help customers, dealers, and employees to learn more about the company’s history, industry leadership, and products while experiencing Yale® lift trucks in...

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Aluminum full-grip jaws help minimize distortion for thin-walled parts

May 12, 2015

Dillon Mfg. offers aluminum full-grip jaws from 5 to 24 in. dia. for machining of thin-walled parts. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force and distribute the gripping pressure over more of the workpiece’s surface to help maintain accuracy. This type...

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