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Abrasive belts can cut process time in half

July 17, 2015

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep belts for aerospace; metal and stainless fabrication; and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) applications. The belts incorporate the proprietary Clean Bond™ resin technology for smooth, smear-free finishes. The proprietary...

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Gels give metal a natural, aged appearance

July 16, 2015

Brush-on Presto Black® gel, Antique Black® gel, and Antique Brown® gel from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on large, in-place architectural metal surfaces to produce a natural, aged appearance. Any size of vertical or horizontal metal surface can be converted to a silver/black...

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New line of surface conditioning belts introduced

June 26, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added 12 new belts to its surface conditioning belt line. They are available in brown (coarse) 120 grits, maroon (medium) 180 grits, and blue (very fine) 320 grits. Dimensions are 3 by 21 in., 1 by 72 in., 4 by 54 in., and 4 by 72 in. X-flex and low-stretch...

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Battery-powered cutoff/angle grinder offers increased run time

June 24, 2015

Makita® has released the XAG06M cutoff/angle grinder. The brushless, cordless, 4.5-in. paddle switch tool is powered by an 18-V LXT® lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The grinder features Automatic Speed Change™ technology, which adjusts speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications,...

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Belt grinder features five grinding areas

June 23, 2015

Trick Tools offers the Multitool 2x36 belt grinder. It offers a belt speed of about 5,400 SFPM to remove material up to five times faster than with the equivalent grit grinding wheel, reports the manufacturer. The machine has five grinding areas. Most work is performed on the contact wheel, but...

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Water-based polymer sealants provide protective topcoat on most metals

June 18, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers two all-purpose water-based sealants formulated to provide a protective topcoat on most metal surfaces. CLEARLOK® clear urethane sealant is a heavy-duty, urethane polymer sealant that forms a hard, glossy protective coating. It works well on black oxide finishes...

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Polyester coatings engineered for industry-specific applications

June 18, 2015

PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ coatings, a line of next-generation polyester coil coatings engineered for specific market applications. The line comprises AP coatings for appliances, BP coatings for building products, CP coatings for consumer products,...

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Grinder processes all types of parts, materials

June 17, 2015

Palmgren® offers the Powergrind™ #9682088 combination bench and belt grinder, which eliminates the need for multiple machines. It is suitable for grinding, deburring, polishing, and finishing all types of parts on any type of material. The unit is designed with a dynamically balanced rotor...

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Corrosion inhibitor is environmentally safe for process applications

June 9, 2015

Cortec® Corp. offers VpCI®-643 corrosion inhibitor for marine and process applications. The concentrated combination of inherently biodegradable corrosion inhibitors and oxygen scavengers protects ferrous and nonferrous metals from corrosive solutions containing chlorides. The water treatment...

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Twin-turntable robotic blast system allows loading/unloading during blasting cycle

June 3, 2015

Guyson Corp. has introduced a robotic blast system with two turntables on a shuttle transfer cart that facilitates loading and unloading during the automated grit blasting cycle. The RB-72 TT is designed for production descaling and surface preparation of components up to 66 in. dia. and...

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Biorenewable cleaner formulated for use on aluminum, nonferrous alloys

May 29, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced CB 100 ALU to its biorenewable lines of cleaners and degreasers. It is formulated for use on aluminum and nonferrous alloys. The water-based solution uses Nature Boost, a raw material derived from plant extracts, to clean...

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Biodegradable rust preventive provides protection for automotive parts

May 27, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has developed a rust preventive to preserve transmissions and their components during storage and shipment. BioCorr® ATF emulsion rust preventive combines film-forming additives with vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI®). The product provides multimetal protection for up to two...

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LED light fixture rated for paint spray booths

May 19, 2015

The EPL-48-2L-LED-G2 explosionproof LED light fixture from Larson Electronics is approved for use in paint spray booths. It is equipped with two second-generation, 28-W lamps, producing 7,000 lumens. This fixture, which carries a T6 temperature rating, is approved for Class 1 Division 1 Groups...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes work on steel, brass, aluminum

May 15, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven products provide consistent cleaning, finishing, and polishing on a variety of materials, including steel, brass, and aluminum, the company reports. Surface-finishing wheels are...

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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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