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Resistance welding machine features flexible waveform technology

March 7, 2016

Dengensha America has introduced its new Flexwave resistance welding machine and corresponding flexible waveform technology, which combines the capabilities of a capacitive discharge welding machine and a 15,000-Hz bipolar medium-frequency converter. According to the company, the technology...

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Absolute ring encoder released for angular motion feedback

March 4, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the ECA 4000 incremental ring encoder, the next generation of the ERA 4000 unit for machine tool rotary tables, semiconductor wafer motion stages, and robotics. The new absolute series ring encoder offers several features for angular motion feedback. It comes in a...

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Confined-space ventilator includes attached ducting/canister

March 3, 2016

Pinnacle Climate Technologies has introduced the 8-in. MASTER® ventilator. The lightweight, small-diameter unit can be used where space is limited. It comes with 25 ft. of ducting in an integrated duct carrier. The ventilator, constructed with a dual-walled polyethylene housing, delivers high...

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Airflow amplifiers extract dust, fumes with no moving parts

March 3, 2016

Vortec airflow amplifiers extract smoke, fumes, and debris to help enhance safety and productivity in the workplace. The high-flow, bladeless blowers amplify compressed air up to 60-fold, in unducted applications, with no moving parts. They can be mounted, ducted, and moved easily, and airflow and...

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Cart keeps rolls of labels, tape organized

March 2, 2016

Creform has introduced a cart designed to hold rolls of labels and tape for the production process. Built using a system of pipes and joints, the cart keeps labels and tape consolidated in one area. The open design makes all the spools visible. The rolls are supported from the center on pins to...

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Closed-loop control introduced for metal 3-D printing system

March 1, 2016

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc., has introduced the IRISS™ patented closed-loop control for its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing™ (EBAM) systems. IRISS, which stands for Interlayer Real-time Imaging & Sensing System, provides consistent process control for...

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MERV 16-rated filter performs like HEPA filter

March 1, 2016

Tri-Flow Compact filters for submicron particulate and fumes, available from Tri-Mer Corp., have a MERV 16 rating and perform like HEPA filters, says the company. Filtration efficiencies are 99.999 percent on 0.5-micron and larger particles by weight. A large surface area and small envelope...

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Dust collector offers site flexibility

March 1, 2016

Whirl Wet dust collectors from Tri-Mer Corp. combine 99 percent efficiency in a variety of applications with the ability to install almost anywhere in a plant environment without explosion suppression. The units collect soluble and insoluble particulate using minimal water. Units are...

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Antistatic air gun is CE-, UL-, and RoHS-certified

February 29, 2016

Exair’s new Ion Air Gun removes static electricity, contaminants, and dust from parts before labeling, assembly, packaging, painting, or finishing. It has undergone independent laboratory tests to ensure it meets the safety, health, and environmental standards required to attain the CE and UL...

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Forklift scale achieves 0.2 percent maximum deviation

February 26, 2016

Keytroller has introduced the Precise Hi-Accuracy forklift scale. The water-resistant scale is equipped with a 4.3-in. color LCD touchscreen and solenoid-operated bypass module. The operator raises the load to the level of the magnetic sensor. A horizontal line on the display shows the load’s...

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Mats carry safety messages

February 23, 2016

Wearwell® has introduced Safety Message mats to the Invision line. They feature a diamond-plate surface, Nitricell® nitrile rubber composite formula, crush resistance, and bounce-back for long-term standing comfort. The mats help reduce heel strike strain and slips while conveying a safety...

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Welding education tools assist with training

February 22, 2016

Realityworks Inc. has introduced the RealCareer™ Weld Defects Kit and RealCareer Bend Tester for welding educators and trainers. The kit is designed to teach users how to inspect common welds and how to identify and correct common weld defects and discontinuities by addressing their machine...

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Microfiber apparel offers evaporative cooling to workers

February 22, 2016

Ergodyne has added four new products to the Chill-Its® microfiber evaporative cooling line: the 6700MF bandana with tie, 6705MF bandana with hook and loop, 6710MF triangle hat, and 8935MF ranger hat. These woven products are made with evaporative cooling technology to help workers combat...

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Pass-through cylinder blaster cleans 375 gas cylinders in eight-hour shift

February 22, 2016

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has introduced the GC-440 pass-through cylinder blaster. The machine cleans about 375 gas cylinders in an eight-hour day on a continuous flow-through basis. The entrance and exit table holds eight cylinders for staging at each end. The unit is designed for cylinder...

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Control system allows creation of bending machine network

February 19, 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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