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Cold saw requires minimal operator effort

October 6, 2016

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model C370SA-V cold saw provides semiautomatic operation, with an air-over-hydraulic system to help deliver optimum sawing rates with minimum effort from the operator. The operator has control over the sawing pressure and blade speed—infinitely variable from 13 to 76...

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Autodarkening helmet features blue-optical coating technology for clarity

October 6, 2016

Weldcote Metals offers the UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmet. High-definition true-color filter optics allow the user to see the full spectrum of colors. Blue-optical coating technology provides optical clarity in a 12.93-sq.-in. viewing area.The helmet uses standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover...

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Robotic welding workcell minimizes floor space requirements

October 5, 2016

The ArcWorld® IV-6200SL Slim-Line workcell from Yaskawa Motoman features dual MA1440 arc welding robots with a DX200 controller, a high-speed Ferris wheel positioner, integrated welding package, operator interface, and a total safety environment. The RM2 positioner reduces floor space requirements...

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Hardware/software system recognizes, picks randomly placed parts

October 5, 2016

MotoSight™ 3D CanonVision is a hardware/software system from Yaskawa Motoman that uses a single 3-D machine vision head to recognize and pick parts that are randomly placed in bins. The system uses a Canon camera, which employs projected light patterns to locate the parts. Lighting is integrated...

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Force control software aids high-speed precision robotic assembly

October 5, 2016

Yaskawa Motoman’s MotoFit™ is a 6-axis force-sensing package for high-speed precision assembly applications. It alters the robot’s position based on the force encountered to align or assemble parts. This sensor can detect three translational forces and three axial moments. Three operations...

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Vacuum workholding systems suitable for flat, ground plate

October 4, 2016

TCI Precision Metals has introduced vacuum workholding systems for flat stock. The vacuum chucks are available in standard size configurations but also can be customized. Vacuum workholding secures hard-to-hold parts and with no clamps. Each system is built with industrial-grade components and a...

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Hand-held metal analyzer withstands harsh environments

October 4, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices offers the Rigaku KT-100™ Katana™ hand-held laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer for metal analysis for scrap metal recycling, quality assurance, and positive material identification. The unit provides rapid alloy grade and composition identification...

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Laser system processes microfeatures on metals

October 4, 2016

Preco Inc. has introduced the Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system for processing microfeatures on metallic, ceramic, and polymer materials. The system can be customized to accommodate IR, green, and UV wavelengths and nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond lasers. Typical processes include ablation,...

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Stringer bead wheels redesigned for cleaning efficiency

October 3, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has re-engineered its Roughneck® and Wolverine® 4-in. stringer bead wheels to deliver maximum cleaning efficiency and longer life, states the company. They are available in carbon steel and stainless steel.The new Roughneck Max is made of proprietary wire that is strong,...

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Grinding visor offers large viewing area

October 3, 2016

ArcOne’s new AirShield® full-coverage grinding visor features high durability, a large viewing area, sturdy headgear, and quick visor installation and removal. The visor can be used with the company’s Vision® and Carrera™ welding helmets, with optional...

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Secondary locking mechanism increases toggle clamp safety

October 3, 2016

DESTACO® has added Toggle-Lock Plus® technology to its 5000 series manual toggle clamps to help provide increased safety for heavy-duty applications. This secondary locking mechanism is suitable for applications with high safety requirements, such as grinding, welding, assembly, machining, and...

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Corrosion protection offered in recyclable cans

October 3, 2016

Cortec® offers the EcoAir® VpCI®-337 fogger. Powered by compressed air, the spray can delivers a biodegradable, waterborne vapor corrosion inhibitor used to protect metal parts and internal void spaces with a thin, environmentally friendly, self-healing film. Vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors...

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Cordless stud welding machine is portable

September 29, 2016

Nelson® Stud Welding has introduced the Pinnacle™ NCD+ 500b cordless, battery-powered stud welding machine. Its patent-pending design delivers thousands of welds on a single battery charge, states the company.The 18-lb., portable unit comes with a padded shoulder strap for transporting. There is...

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Modular belt conveyor fits in tight spaces

September 29, 2016

Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 series modular belt conveyor features additional belt options, an open-frame design, and a universal T-slot. It is suitable for applications within the metalworking, packaging, assembling, and general manufacturing industries. The ladder-style, open-frame design...

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Competitive analysis software application helps manufacturers benchmark quotes

September 28, 2016

MFG.com has announced the availability of ShopIQ, a competitive analysis software application that helps suppliers and manufacturers benchmark their bids against quotes from competitors. The tool, which is available to all paid subscribers of MFG.com, eliminates manual data reviews and delivers...

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