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Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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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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Welding clips, clamps handle applications up to 400 amps

June 27, 2014

Mueller Electric Co. Inc. offers battery, kelvinized, and welding clips and clamps for applications up to 400 amps. The high-amperage clips incorporate a heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle and a high-impact, glass-filled nylon clip body. Each bus bar in the clips is designed to ensure...

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Soft top jaws grip hard-to-handle products without marring surfaces

June 26, 2014

Dillon Mfg. offers turned or bored soft blank top jaws to provide a smooth gripping surface that holds the workpiece snugly with no marring of the surface. Extra-wide jaws are available to provide a wider gripping surface, especially for large-diameter parts. The serrated soft top jaws are...

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Horizontal-motion conveyor moves scrap without vibration, springs

June 26, 2014

Prab Inc. has redesigned the horizontal-motion conveyor known as the Quick Return (QR). The conveyor removes scrap from a press or other cutting and stamping operations by propelling material forward gently, without vibration or springs. The drive location is flexible, allowing for an adaptive...

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Mist collector achieves 99.98 percent efficiency

June 26, 2014

MistMax™ mist collector from Micro Air Clean Air Systems is designed to achieve 99.98 percent efficiency without the use of additional HEPA filters. The patented multilayer filter design provides filter life of one to five years, depending on the application. The unit is suitable for...

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