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Magnetic tool levels, aligns steel plates

April 18, 2016

Magswitch Technology has introduced the MagPress for leveling and aligning steel plates or press beam. Offering 1,100 lbs. of hold force, the tool allows the user to remove highs/lows by placing the magnet on low, prying on high, and welding with the other hand. With this method, the user can align...

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Automatic guided cart follows smart tape that can be repositioned

April 18, 2016

Handling Specialty has produced a customized automatic guided cart for a truck-body builder that required specific application details and safety options. The cart uses laser guidance to move along a predetermined path set by smart tape—a series of QR codes printed and laid on the floor. The...

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App helps welders choose grades, make calculations

April 12, 2016

Sandvik has introduced the new Welding App for planning and performing welding projects. It is free to download for phones and tablets from the Apple Store and Google Play. Designed for welding engineers, welders, specifiers, project engineers, and owner operators, the app allows users to plan...

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Bright white LED lighting system switches to red for nighttime visibility

April 11, 2016

Nemalux has introduced the GSLEDIP two-in-one LED lighting system for industrial and low-light applications. Incorporating Cree brand LEDs in a single, low-profile fixture, the light can switch from bright white to subtle red for nighttime visibility. Powered with 12- or 24-V DC, the system can...

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GMAW gun holster keeps welding gun handy

April 11, 2016

GeorgeB Design has introduced the MiG Buddy, a welding gun holster for GMAW guns. It acts like a third hand, providing docking and easy retrieval for a welding gun while protecting the gun from everyday damage. The holster fits welding guns from many manufacturers. A universal mount allows the...

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Hydraulic tables tilt 0 to 90 degrees, hold up to 6,000 lbs.

April 6, 2016

Verti-Lift offers a line of heavy-duty standard and wide-base hydraulic tilt tables that tilt from 0 to 90 degrees and hold up to 6,000 lbs. They are suitable for use in automotive and appliance manufacturing environments, where tilters on the line side allow operators to bring totes to a 45-degree...

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Mist collector designed for metalworking industry

April 5, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air has introduced the SHM SmogHog® media mist collector. Designed for the metalworking industry, it uses a three-stage filtration process that progressively reduces the mist concentration, resulting in greater than 99 percent particle removal efficiency, says the company....

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Lift trucks introduced

April 4, 2016

Big Lift LLC has added two lift trucks to its Joey line. The J1-190 can reach a working height of 22 ft. and accommodates a large battery for extended run times. The J2-72 is a low-level order picker that features a 2,000-lb. total vehicle capacity and can lift 1,500-lb. pallets up to 72 in....

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Control system allows bending machine network creation

March 31, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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Table blast system has simplified access

March 31, 2016

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 120T table blast system. The unit has two doors for simplified access. The blast cabinet is constructed of ½-in. plate steel cut with a V-slot for loading and unloading access for an overhead crane. A removable safety screen protects the abrasive...

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Cover caps work with angle brackets for profile systems

March 31, 2016

J.W. Winco Inc. offers metric GN 963 cover caps for GN 960 and 961 metric angle brackets for aluminum T-slot profile systems. After the angle brackets are assembled, the RoHS-compliant cover caps are snapped into place via four lugs. They give the angle bracket a finished appearance and protect...

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Liquid paint markers write through dust, moisture, oil

March 30, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has introduced INKZALL™ liquid paint markers. Optimized for darker job site surfaces, such as black pipe and structural steel, the markers can write through dust, moisture, and oil and withstand temperatures up to 300 degrees F. Using wear-resistant acrylic tips, the markers...

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Membrane dryer keeps compressed air clean, dry with four-stage filtration

March 30, 2016

The WNA AMD-035 membrane dryer is available from Walmec North America. It features four-stage prefiltration, a flow rating of 35 SCFM, and maximum working pressures of 150 PSI. The first- and second-stage filters remove moisture, liquids, dust, rust, scale, and other contaminants to 5 microns....

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Switchable magnetic ground clamps designed to stay cooler

March 29, 2016

Magswitch Technology has introduced a new line of magnetic ground clamps. The second generation of the product series features a new fin design with increased surface area to help lower temperature by about 27 percent. It offers 300, 600, and 800 amps for a strong hold in the shear or vertical...

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Manufacturing resource book released in 30th edition

March 28, 2016

Industrial Press Inc. has published the 30th edition of Machinery's Handbook, a comprehensive, practical book that presents the fundamental and essential aspects of manufacturing practices. The book is designed as a reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers; designers;...

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