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Web service enables job information sharing between ERP/MES and shop floor software

April 21, 2015

Wintriss Controls Group has introduced a new data-sharing capability for its ShopFloorConnect® OEE and downtime tracking software. The new application program interface (API) is a SOAP 1.2-based web service that automates job queue management and data transfer between the scheduling functions of...

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Fume extraction replacement filters feature twice the filter media as previous models

April 20, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new replacement filters for its FILTAIR® 130 portable fume extractor. The FILTEK™ XL filters provide double the life cycle compared to previous filter styles for half the cost, while maintaining the same weld fume capture efficiency, according to the...

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Extraction/filtration systems remove dust, laser fumes, welding smoke

April 17, 2015

Ult AG offers the ULT 1500 and ULT 2500 extraction and filtration systems for removing hazardous substances in dust, laser fume, and welding smoke. Both systems use conic filter cartridges to help enable increased performance and improved cleanability. Dust deposits are collected directly in an...

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Industrial vacuum removes blasting media

April 16, 2015

Ruwac USA offers the WS2320-HD, a heavy-duty, intermittent-duty vacuum that features 11 inHg of negative vacuum pressure. Suitable for working with blast media such as glass bead and steel shot, the vacuum provides high-power suction, powerful filtration, and a foot-actuated dustpan disposal...

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Stretch-wrap systems offered in several configurations

April 15, 2015

Liberty Technologies, a Millwood Inc. company, has introduced a line of branded stretch wrappers. They are available in standard, modified standard, and custom-engineered configurations. Five series of products are available: series 500 semiautomatic turntables, series 600 semiautomatic...

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Synthetic dust collector filter resists moisture

April 15, 2015

The new HemiPleat® synthetic dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines a high-efficiency synthetic media with proprietary open-pleat technology for use in harsh, humid environments. The washable media is resistant to moisture and can handle heavy dust-loading...

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Packaging protects products from corrosion, UV exposure

April 15, 2015

Recyclable and nontoxic VpCI®-126 EM UV film from Cortec® Corp. combines high-strength resins with UV light stabilizers and Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) technology. The film is designed to provide up to three years of strong multimetal protection for parts, equipment, and vehicles. It...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant-cleaning technology

April 7, 2015

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM conveyor, which integrates coolant-cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact conveyor allows chips and coolants to enter the load area of the conveyor, where large chips are carried by the hinge belt and...

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Brochure highlights metalworking fluid recycling, management equipment

April 7, 2015

Eriez® HydroFlow® offers a 12-page brochure highlighting its metalworking fluid recycling and management equipment. The literature is divided into five sections: fluid recycling systems, filtering and removing solids, removing tramp oil, controlling concentration, and complete fluid filtration...

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Washing machine nearly eliminates labor time for cleaning greasy, dirty parts

April 7, 2015

Walther Trowal offers the TRT 83x37 washing machine, which automatically removes thick layers of lubricants like grease, as well as other contaminants, from the surface of disassembled equipment components that must be perfectly clean before they can be reused for the repair and overhaul of...

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C-frame mother carts corral manual carts

April 6, 2015

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new C-style corral mother cart that can move one or two daughter carts weighing up to 2,000 lbs. total. The daughter carts are manually pushed into the mother frame and secured with a frame-mounted flip-down lock. The mother cart and daughter carts...

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Ventilation system keeps fumes from re-entering workplace

April 6, 2015

Kemper America offers the CleanAir Tower for ventilation in welding environments. The unit removes polluted air and dust; filters it; and returns clean, purified, safe-to-breathe air to the welding workplace. It is designed for use where the recommended local extraction of fumes at source is not...

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Self-centering 5-axis vise offers compact footprint

April 3, 2015

5th Axis® Inc. has introduced the V75100 self-centering 5-axis vise. The compact unit is suitable for all 5-axis machining operations, and its small footprint allows it to be used for smaller 4- and 5-axis mills. The vise delivers 4,000 lbs. of clamping force at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque. It...

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Customized positioner features large through-hole

April 2, 2015

Kistler GmbH has manufactured an L-Positioner with a loading capacity of 11 tons. Features include a through-hole of 6.56 ft., a swing radius of 8.20 ft., and a faceplate diameter of 9.68 ft. The company manufactures customized equipment to meet specific requirements of...

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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