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Lubricants, cleaners made for beverage can manufacturing

March 19, 2014

Henkel offers Bonderite lubricants and cleaners for the manufacture of two-piece beverage cans. L-FM 8300 and 8400 postlubricants help extend tool life, reduce bleed-through on the finished cans, and reduce tear-off rates. The lubricants can be cleaned off easily, states the manufacturer....

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Multiple-wheel caster simplifies movement of loaded carts

March 18, 2014

Caster Concepts has developed the TWERGO™ wheel for simplified movement of loaded carts and vehicles. The tread minimizes friction and eliminates scrubbing and sliding when turning, while maintaining impact resistance. The multiple-wheel design is anchored by a spanner, and the wheel hub...

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Access control system prevents unauthorized use of machinery

March 18, 2014

A universal access control system that uses smart card technology to prevent fixed and mobile machinery from being used by unauthorized people has been introduced by Whiting Corp. AccessPoint controls who can operate high-value, high-risk equipment and records when they accessed it and for how...

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Oil-based additive imparts ash-free corrosion inhibitor to lubricants

March 17, 2014

Cortec® has introduced M-531 T, an oil-based additive package of ash-free corrosion inhibitors for petroleum- or synthetic oil-based lubricants such as rust and oxidation preventives, hydraulic fluids, lubricants for pulp and paper equipment, and industrial and automotive gear oils. The...

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Robotic pallet wrapper handles 60 loads/hr.

March 13, 2014

ITW Muller has introduced the GW-4100, a 40-in. robotic pallet wrapper. The newly designed carriage offers twice the speed, throughput, and battery life compared to the standard GW-4100, according to the company. The 40-in. carriage accommodates the wrapping of larger loads. The wrapper...

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Virtual reality simulator expands support for lap joint on mild steel, aluminum

March 13, 2014

Lincoln Electric has released the fifth VRTEX® Extensions™ virtual welding simulator software upgrade. The upgrade includes a new lap joint weld coupon with support for mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel in the virtual welding simulation environment. This release increases the...

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Portable air cleaner source-captures pollutants from multiple applications

March 12, 2014

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has released a brochure that showcases its TM 1000 TaskMaster, a portable unit that source-captures pollutants and fumes from grinding, welding, cutting, and gluing. The brochure shows the available attachments, including improved articulated source-capture arms...

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Storage, retrieval systems create small footprint

March 6, 2014

Vidmar® offers products that accommodate storage and retrieval of tools, repair equipment, and machinery components. The STAK System® creates up to a 70 percent smaller footprint than horizontal beam rack storage, says the company. It stores as high as 24 ft. and can operate with one...

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Compact system filters cooling lubricants to microfiltration level

March 5, 2014

GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG offers the Maxflow compact filter system for filtration of cooling lubricants to the microfiltration level. When product requirements change, the integrated, horizontally arranged filter disks can be exchanged quickly. Automatic backwashing detaches the filter cake...

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Oxygen flow regulator provides 6,500-PSI maximum flow

March 5, 2014

Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced the Mega Reg high-flow oxygen regulator. It features a machined brass body, polished chrome bonnet, and 2.5-in. single-scale gauges. The heavy-duty, single-stage regulator comes in B and C connections with delivery pressures of 250 and 500 PSI. Maximum flow...

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Powered hand truck features variable forward/reverse motion

March 4, 2014

Valley Craft Industries Inc. offers a new powered hand truck. It combines the design of the EZY-Rol drum truck line with high-traction pneumatic wheels for rough-surface traction; full-function, variable forward and reverse travel with reverse audible warning; and a battery-powered motor with...

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RFID module eliminates manual input to gas equipment

March 4, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik offers an RFID module that can be retrofitted to gas mixers, gas analyzers, and leak-testing equipment. The module eliminates manual input by touchscreens, keys, and controllers and replaces bar code readers. The module can be used on all equipment that is fitted with the...

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Features added to lift trucks

March 3, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has added several standard features to its Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers Platinum II and GO4 series lift trucks. LED headlights now are standard, replacing halogen headlights on those models. A welded assist grip also has been added as standard to the right-hand front...

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Manufacturing software updated

February 27, 2014

GE Intelligent Platforms has updated its Proficy® Manufacturing software suite. New capabilities have been added to the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, and Tracker software applications, as well as Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete....

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Compact, nontoxic emitters form protective coating on metal surfaces

February 27, 2014

Cortec®’s EcoSonic VpC®105 emitters, powered by NANO-VpCI®, are designed to provide corrosion protection for metal components and parts in nonventilated control boxes, cabinets, and toolboxes up to 5 cu. ft. The compact, nontoxic plasic emitters feature a breathable Tyvek®...

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