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Newer linear-drive technology improves waterjet accuracy, reduces costs

December 15, 2009

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Recent developments in linear-drive technology are designed to improve waterjet cutting accuracy and safety, while making high-precision machines more affordable. Find out more about this traction-drive system that has its roots in railroad locomotives.

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Abrasive grinding wheels remove heavy welds with minimal vibration

December 15, 2009

A line of abrasive grinding wheels for removing heavy welds from stainless, mild, and carbon steel with minimal vibration is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc.Rex-Cut® Sigma-Green grinding...

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Automated barrier door prevents entry into robotic welding machine area

December 15, 2009

Frommelt Safety Products offers the Slimline automated barrier door for robotic welding applications. The unit helps eliminate weld flash and flying debris and prevents entry into the machine area.The...

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Automated stop/gauge, pusher system attaches to new or existing cold saws, punch presses, ironworkers

December 15, 2009

TigerStop® offers automatic stop/gauge and pusher systems that attach to new or existing cold saws, punch presses, and ironworkers. They can be used as automated stop positioners or to push or...

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Air dryer for laser purge helps protect system's mirrors

December 15, 2009

Parker Hannifin has introduced a line of Balston— air dryers for purging of industrial laser plenums, which protect the laser system's mirrors from dirt and moisture.The dryers use membrane...

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Manual cold saw suitable for prototype, limited production work

December 15, 2009

Kalamazoo Machine Tool has introduced the model C315/350 manual cold saw.The saw uses a solid, hinge-type design that makes it suitable for prototype work or for limited production work in certain...

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Pop-up transfer conveyor handles up to 250 lbs.

December 15, 2009

TKF offers a light-duty, pop-up transfer conveyor that handles loads up to 250 lbs. The conveyor uses compact, motorized, roller-driven strands rather than chain drives to help reduce noise. No...

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Robotic-ready pipe welding, cutting system welds pipe root, changes on-the-fly to pulse spray GMAW

December 15, 2009

Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced the latest generation of its RoboPipe™ system for automated carbon steel, stainless steel, and duplex stainless steel pipe welding and fabricating.The...

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Five-roll weld squeeze box designed for high-frequency induction welded profile, direct-weld roll forming

December 15, 2009

Rafter Equipment offers the RT-2000S five-roll weld squeeze box, designed for the high-frequency induction welded profile or direct-weld roll forming industry.The weld box uses a design that pushes...

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Band saw facilitates high-speed cutting, short cycle times

December 15, 2009

The HBM 540A/ALU band saw, designed for high-speed cutting of metals and short cycle times, is available from Behringer Saws Inc.Using bimetal or carbide-tipped saw blades, the heavy-duty machine cuts...

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Portable inverter welding power sources suited to steel welding

December 15, 2009

Fronius has developed the TransSteel 3500 and TransSteel 5000 inverter welding power sources. According to the company, the units' intuitive functions and wire feed system are suited to steel welding....

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Mobile rig tests, certifies actual pull of magnets with lift capacity up to 17,600 lbs.

December 15, 2009

Walker Magnetics has introduced the mobile test rig for on-site testing of lifting magnets. The 6-ft.-tall stand is used to test and certify the actual pull of any magnet with a lift capacity up to...

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Punch press marking tooling designed for machines without bottom-stroke forming feature

December 15, 2009

Mate Precision Tooling offers the EasyMark™ 5-in-1 tooling kit for marking fabricated parts during the punching process. It is designed for machines without a bottom-stroke forming feature.Using...

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Bevel cutting head compatible with multiple plasma systems

December 15, 2009

Koike Aronson/Ransome Inc. offers a lightweight, automatic contour bevel cutting head that is compatible with multiple plasma systems.It has fully integrated height sensing that uses ohmic contact and...

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Plasma systems cut thicker materials

December 15, 2009

Hypertherm has introduced two new HyPerformance® plasma cutting systems —the HPR130XD® and HPR260XD®—with Extreme HyDefinition® (XD) technology.The two systems come with...

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