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Twin-stacked conveyor arrangement grabs, compacts chips

February 9, 2016

The MunchMan® II chip and scrap removal conveyor has been introduced by Jorgensen Conveyors Inc. The unit employs a twin-stacked conveyor arrangement at the lower curve and through the incline and chip discharge of the system. The primary and secondary belts run in opposite directions to grab...

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Turnkey packages prewired for plasma, laser cutting

February 8, 2016

Osai has introduced CNC turnkey prewired packaged systems for CNC plasma cutting, laser cutting, and milling. The packages are completely digital, with Ethercat servo drives and brushless motors (230 or 400 V) that are prewired and configured for plasma, oxyfuel, and laser cutting systems; milling...

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Ceramic centering pins for welding withstand extreme mechanical stress

February 8, 2016

Doceram has expanded its Cerazur line of centering pins made of blue ceramic. The pins, used to fix the sheets and assemblies in automated welding lines, have a service life that is up to 40 times longer than hardened metal pins, according to the company. The ceramic material, made of...

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Tower storage system available in three designs

February 8, 2016

Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG offers the Unitower tower storage system in three designs: Unitower for the storage of bar materials; Unitower B for sheet metal, flat products, and containers; and Unitower C, a compact universal store for bars and sheets. The modular systems are available as...

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Document linking added to order control software

February 8, 2016

The latest release of Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) includes a new document linking feature, designed to help reduce the shop floor paper trail and provide a single location for accessing relevant documents. Staff can drag and drop any type and quantity of files onto a component or assembly...

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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Sample needle added to gas analyzer

February 4, 2016

Witt has updated its PA 7.0 gas analyzer for monitoring protective and shielding gases in metal processing. Featuring permanent inline gas monitoring, the new model also can perform random sample analysis using a sample needle. Three different measuring cells are available for the analyzer:...

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Compressed air filter works at point of use

February 3, 2016

The 5 Micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America is a two-stage filter that removes liquids, oils, and other contaminants. Designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use, it is available in sizes with flow ranges of 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250...

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SPC software helps make data more accessible

February 3, 2016

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its GainSeeker® Suite SPC software. The new release makes disparate manufacturing data more accessible and actionable, states the company. The platform contains applications for overall equipment efficiency (OEE), SPC, defect management,...

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Air breathing system works with existing compressed air supply

February 3, 2016

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which it says complies with the OSHA requirement for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the onboard...

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Mobile filtration system extracts laser and welding fumes

January 29, 2016

Filtration system vendor ULT AG has developed the LAS 260.HD 19 W3 extraction system for laser and welding fumes. The portable device meets the certification requirements according to DIN EN ISO 15012-1 welding fume separation class W3. The unit is qualified for extraction and filtration of...

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Abrasive blasting pot delivers abrasive/compressed air mixture to work surface

January 29, 2016

Marco Group Intl. has released the Blastmaster® 10-cu.-ft. abrasive blasting pot. This pressure vessel is used as part of an abrasive blasting system to deliver a mixture of abrasive and compressed air to a work surface. The unit, which features dual outlet capability, is suitable for fixed...

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Two-wheel hand truck lifts 200-lb. loads up to 37 in.

January 28, 2016

The LNB-2 from Lift’n Buddy is a powered, elevating, two-wheel hand truck that offers the vertical lifting capability of a small powered stacker. The adjustable-height platform positions loads at the touch of a button to help eliminate operator bending and stretching during loading,...

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Induction dryer heats steel strip at 722 FPM

January 27, 2016

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic® has shipped a 1,900-kW, 100,000-Hz induction heating dryer system to a steel strip galvanizing producer for drying coatings including passivation, with and without chrome products, and organics. The induction dryer is designed to heat steel strip 0.02 to 0.10 in. thick...

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System allows remote monitoring of tube and pipe welding

January 27, 2016

Xiris Automation Inc. offers a new weld monitoring system that allows tube and pipe fabricators to monitor live GTAW, plasma welding, and laser welding processes remotely. The system includes a high-dynamic-range camera that can see simultaneously all features of the torch tip and weld arc, its...

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