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Double-sheet detector measures without contacting the metal

October 17, 2016

Prime Controls has introduced the DS600 double-sheet detector. Its noncontact, single-probe sensor detects nonferrous metals, such as 300 series stainless steel and aluminum) in thicknesses from 0.001 to 0.150 in. By measuring the effects of eddy currents on the nonferrous metal near its face, the...

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Software offers 100 percent traceable compliance with welding procedures

October 14, 2016

Kemppi and Weldindustry have developed WeldEye software to help decrease the time spent on documentation. The software offers welding process information at the push of a button, eliminating the need for manually compiled documentation and spreadsheets. The software integrates two welding...

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Weld monitoring camera system shows SAW process

October 14, 2016

The iShot® Weld-i® from InterTest is a compact weld monitoring camera system (3.4 in. by 1.25 in. dia.) that can verify torch positions, wire feed orientation, and welding part alignment during the SAW process. The system uses a 1080p/30fps HDMI video signal with generated crosshairs on a full HD...

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Abrasive disc redesigned

October 14, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned the Zip Wheel™ to be faster, more rigid, and more powerful, with the lowest cost per cut in its category, according to the company. The disc has been re-engineered from the ground up to provide more cuts per wheel, extra durability, and added safety, the...

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Single-hose breathable air system works with compressed air supply

October 13, 2016

The Quality Air Breathing System model 50 SL, manufactured by Martech Services Co., works with the existing compressed air supply to provide grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose, it can supply air for a spray gun. The system is available...

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Tube straightness gauge also measures length, diameter, ovality

October 13, 2016

Limab offers the TubeProfiler S for measuring the straightness, length, diameter, and ovality/shape of tube, now including precision and hydraulic tubes. The compact system scans end, local, and total straightness of tubes and pipes.The inline measurement system registers and stores all the data of...

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Traveling clamp's modular design allows for various configurations

October 13, 2016

Hilma's new Flexline rapid clamping system is designed to clamp various sized dies automatically on the press slide. The system's modular design allows many options, making it suitable for most presses and die sizes. It is designed for retrofit or new press installation, single machines or...

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Ceramic die designed for copper and brass extrusion

October 13, 2016

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed the Nilcra® zirconia TS grade, a hot-extrusion die manufactured using ceramic materials designed for use within copper and brass extrusion. It is available as an insert only or as a ready-to-use assembly shrink-itted within a steel retainer.According to the...

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Long-neck nibbler features straight-handle electric motor

October 13, 2016

Kett Tool offers the KL-2030 long-neck electric nibbler with one-handed maneuverability for making complex straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel at more than 80 IPM. The nibbler features a 4-amp, 2,500-RPM, straight-handle electric motor for cutting 18-ga. cold-rolled mild steel and...

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Linear encoders available with Panasonic interface

October 12, 2016

Heidenhain Corp. has announced that its LC xx5 absolute sealed linear encoders now can be ordered with Panasonic interface (Pana01). The encoders are available in the accuracy grades 3 µm (with a 1-nm measuring step) and 5 µm (with a 10-nm measuring step). They come in full-sized scale and...

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Tilter eliminates need for forklift

October 12, 2016

Verti-Lift offers Zero Pan Tilters that can be loaded or unloaded at ground level, eliminating the need for a forklift and the need for bending and lifting. The electronically actuated or manually operated devices are available in several sizes, with capacities of 2,000/4,000 lbs. and 0 to 90...

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Buying guide gives advice on selecting automatic stretch wrapper

October 12, 2016

Lantech LLC has released its new “Automatic Stretch Wrapper Buying Guide” for plant managers, packaging engineers, shipping supervisors, maintenance managers, warehouse supervisors, and procurement specialists.The guide covers such topics as types of automatic stretch wrappers, technology...

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Welding gun models weigh less than 155 lbs.

October 12, 2016

CenterLine has introduced the FlexGun™ UL, the lightest-weight robotic spot welding gun that the company offers. It is available in X, C, and pinch base designs and nearly 100 standard model configurations.Most of the models weigh less than 155 lbs., making the gun suitable for use on...

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Embedded PCs offer computing power for small DIN rail-mounted controllers

October 12, 2016

Beckhoff offers the CX8190 embedded PC for Ethernet communication, which provides increased computing power to small controllers. It is the first PC-based controller in an ultracompact bus coupler format for TwinCAT 3 automation software, says the company. According to the manufacturer, the 32-bit,...

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System combines communication, power functions for one-cable automation

October 11, 2016

With the newly introduced EtherCAT P technology, Beckhoff unites EtherCAT communication and power functions in a standard, four-wire Ethernet cable. This one-cable automation technology integrates the 24-VDC supply of the system’s slaves with the signals and data from connected sensors and...

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