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5-axis boring-milling machine handles complex molds, dies

February 19, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM Vi40, a 5-axis vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine for hard milling applications of complex dies, molds, and components in industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and electronics. The machine offers simultaneous...

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Abrasive products offered in several styles

February 18, 2015

Better Tools offers coated abrasive belts, surface conditioning belts, flap discs, flap wheels, and flap brushes. The company reports that in most cases it can supply samples and full production quantities...

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Catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 18, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has released the WE BUILD™-themed 2015 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 112-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, and metal-cutting and engine-driven welder...

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Length gauge measures delicate materials without force

February 18, 2015

Heidenhain has added two new models to its Zero-Force Metro length gauge line for measuring extremely sensitive, malleable materials without product deformation. Available in 0.47-in. stroke lengths, one model offers a gauging force of 0.25 N in any mounting orientation with a weak spring,...

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Robot designed for machine tending

February 18, 2015

The heavy payload of the MH280 II robot, available from Yaskawa Motoman, makes it suitable for machine tending, from boring and milling to grinding. With its increased moment and inertia ratings, the unit also can be used in material handling and press-tending applications. It also is suitable for...

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Coded safety switch released in slim design

February 17, 2015

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. has released a slim-design version of its PSENcode coded safety switch, used to monitor the position of guards and for general position monitoring. In comparison with the compact-design version, this switch has a very low-profile housing (0.5 in. high) at the same width....

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Lift truck engines offer fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance

February 17, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp. offers industrial engines from Power Solutions Intl. Inc. for its 3,000- to 7,000-lb. Class IV and V lift trucks. The engines offer fuel efficiency and power coupled with reduced maintenance requirements, the company states. The engines feature Yale® Flex...

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Topped parts pouch keeps hardware, tools secure

February 17, 2015

Ergodyne offers the Arsenal® topped parts pouch in 20-oz. water-resistant canvas and waterproof tarpaulin. Featuring a hands-free, self-closing Trap Door™ top, the pouch stores small parts, hardware, and tools, preventing these items from falling out and providing simplified retrieval....

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Vitrified wheel bond adds flexibility for grinding

February 17, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a new bond used in manufacturing vitrified wheels in the surface grinding, cylindrical, and centerless wheel categories. The bond helps make grinding action cool and helps improve wheel dimension stability and lifespan, states the company. One vitrified...

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Pipe weld purging system designed for tubes up to 24 in. dia.

February 16, 2015

For producing zero-color, nonoxidized weld roots, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Limited HFT® offers PurgExtra™ for the weld purging of tubes and pipes from 1 to 24 in. dia. According to the company, the product complements the PurgElite® series, but also has extra purge gas inlets and...

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Pneumatic beveling tool fits in the palm of the hand

February 16, 2015

Motor Guard has introduced the JMB-1250 palm beveling tool. The compact pneumatic tool fits in the palm of the hand, allowing fabricators to make precise, uniform cuts on a variety of materials and shapes, says the manufacturer. It cuts chamfers up to 0.060 in. deep on material 0.10 in. and thicker...

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Unit prevents sparks from entering dust collector

February 16, 2015

The Spark Arrestor from Imperial Systems extinguishes sparks and burning ember before they can enter an industrial dust collector. The product connects to the ductwork leading from the shop to the dust and fume collector, helping to prevent fires and explosions from happening in manufacturing...

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Cabinets help users stay organized

February 16, 2015

Vidmar® offers the 5S cabinet. It fulfills lean, 5S, and kaizen storage requirements by organizing workspaces to improve work flow and efficiency. According to the company, the cabinet stores the same amount of items as five open shelving units. Features include Plexiglas® or solid hinged...

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System purifies metal finishing rinse water

February 13, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers the Ion Exchange system to purify rinse water for reuse in metal finishing systems. It is suitable for process lines using room-temperature blackeners, zinc phosphate, and manganese phosphate processes. The system allows the user to operate a metal finishing process...

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Industrial robot controller footprint made 25 percent smaller

February 12, 2015

ABB Robotics has unveiled the second generation of its IRC5C compact controller. With a footprint of 12.2 by 17.7 by 17.4 in., the new model is up to 25 percent smaller than the original compact model and 87 percent smaller than the standard cabinet controller. Features include an enhanced...

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