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Air knives available up to 108 in. long

June 25, 2014

Exair has expanded its line of Long Super air knives to include a maximum length of 108 in. The company now manufactures all knives 60 in. and longer in one-piece construction to help ensure seamless airflow and decrease overall height by 0.5 in. The air knives produce a laminar sheet of airflow...

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Stainless steel levelers have rubber pad options

June 23, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. has introduced GN 340.5 stainless steel leveling mounts with tapped socket and rubber pad in inch and metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant leveling mounts feature a tapped socket of stainless steel with a shot-blast finish. They are available with two pad options: black pad inlay of...

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Lift tables use no hydraulics

June 19, 2014

Air Technical Industries (ATI) has developed a new series of Zero-Low ground-level lift tables. They are powered by an electric motor, with lifting action by machine or ball screw, instead of hydraulics. Everything is built in, and the operation is smooth and clean. Stainless steel or aluminum...

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Vacuums designed for use in shop, on-site

June 18, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced its newly redesigned Turbo I, Turbo II, and Turbo II HEPA series of professional shop vacuums. All three models have the same basic features and specifications with the exception of filters, weight, and tank capacities. Each model’s body is made of...

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Modular clamping system grips odd-shaped parts

June 18, 2014

The OML VariClamp modular clamping system, available from Lexair Inc., uses a floating mechanism of fixed and movable jaws and a variety of gripper forms to provide custom clamping of irregular-shaped workpieces, including round, curved, elliptical, rectangular, stepped, and slanted parts. The...

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Magnetic trays secure small parts at any angle

June 17, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Arsenal® 5920 magnetic tray organizer—rectangle and Arsenal 5925 magnetic tray organizer—round. Designed to control and organize ferromagnetic objects, the trays keep objects accessible at any angle and help minimize the risk of dropped or misplaced...

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Shrink film’s corrosion inhibitors diffuse to every area of wrapped parts

June 17, 2014

Cortec offers MilCorr® VpCI® shrink film for protecting surfaces against powerful natural elements. The nontoxic, environmentally friendly film includes corrosion inhibitors that can replace rust preventives such as oils and desiccants, offering an alternative to wooden crating, aluminum foils,...

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Tool grinding software includes functions for complex-geometry tools

June 17, 2014

NUM offers Numroto tool grinding software, which includes functions for complex-geometry tools such as multihelical end mills with variable-width flute areas. The software accommodates several new types of gash-out on drills and form cutters, allowing the grinding wheel to follow the tool’s...

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Additive manufacturing system supports series production of variety of alloys

June 17, 2014

EOS offers the EOS M 290 Direct Metal Laser-Sintering (DMLS™) system for tool-free production of serial metal components, spare parts, and prototypes. Build volume is 9.8 by 9.8 by 12.8 in. The unit offers extensive monitoring functions for the system and for the build process. A camera built...

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High-capacity mother carts deliver machined parts

June 12, 2014

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new gantry-style mother cart that moves three daughter basket carts totaling up to 3,000 lbs. The daughter carts are rolled onto a gas spring-controlled drop ramp from either side of the mother. Mother carts feature reverse coupled caster steering for...

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Modular clamp bends to hold parts at any angle

June 12, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the new Third Hand modular clamp. The fully articulated, fully adjustable clamp holds parts in any position for hands-free access during tack welding, cutting, grinding, sanding, and painting. Two smooth ball joints in the clamp allow the user to rotate the...

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Grinder rest stores hand-held grinders within reach

June 11, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced a new grinder rest for tabletop or table-edge storage of hand-held (4.5- or 5-in.) grinders. The compact rest holds the grinder, wrench, and spare discs. A cable wrap hook allows safe storage of the grinder’s electrical cord. The spare disc hook keeps discs...

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Variable-height rest made for use with modular welding tables

June 10, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the BuildPro™ variable-height rest. It is adjusted by hand with the turn of a knurled band for control in very small height adjustments. The adjustable rest can be inserted into any fixturing hole on the manufacturer’s modular welding table surface for use...

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Industrial washer’s wraparound spray bars provide 360-degree coverage

June 6, 2014

Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has released the CBW 3012 industrial washer. Its wash zone is 30 in. wide by 12 in. tall on a chain mesh belt conveyor. The redesigned unit is made for standard manufacturing applications. Belt flow speeds are adjustable from 2 to 34 FPM on a continuous...

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Modular metal panel systems available in two styles

June 5, 2014

Centria has introduced Intercept™ modular metal panel systems, available in aluminum, zinc, and copper. The panels come in two styles: the V-Trac and the Entyre. The V-Trac system offers a monolithic design that can be installed vertically or horizontally. The concealed-fastener panels,...

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