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Portable fume extractor handles light- to medium-duty arc welding

August 10, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. offers the Mini Flex, a portable welding fume extractor with primary LongLife-H® and secondary HEPA filters, designed to handle most common light- and medium-duty arc...

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Robotic system inspects, repairs steam generators

August 10, 2004

Zetec Inc. has introduced the ZR-1 robot system for inspecting and repairing steam generators. The single robotic manipulator system performs eddy current inspection and remains installed for...

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Finger camera enables inspections in total darkness

August 10, 2004

The US-1478 VisionProbe® from UniWest enables technicians to perform visual and NDT inspections even in total darkness. Four high-intensity LED lights illuminate objects. A variable-focus lens...

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Press brake has more bending space, repeat accuracy to 5 mm

August 10, 2004

TRUMPF will introduce an updated version of its TrumaBend V series line of press brakes at FABTECH 2004 in Cleveland. New four-cylinder technology replaces hydraulic cylinders and provides more...

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Flatsheet laser cutter accelerates up to 1.5 G

August 10, 2004

The TC L 3030 Plus, TRUMPF Inc.'s 5- by 10-ft. flat sheet laser cutter achieves acceleration rates up to 1.5 G through its Innovative Plus axis technology, the company says. The machine will be...

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Magnetic chip, parts conveyors handle abrasive materials

August 10, 2004

Bunting Magnetics Co. offers beltless MagSlide™ chip and parts conveyors designed to handle sharp, abrasive parts and scrap.Permanently lubricated drive chains move permanently charged ceramic...

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Welding protection products to be rated by new standard

August 10, 2004

FM Approvals a testing laboratory has introduced Approval Standard 4950, "Welding Pads, Welding Blankets, and Welding Curtains for Hot Work Operations." The standard was developed following a...

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Screwdriver features pushbutton, self-storing, interchangeable bits

August 10, 2004

Ready Products Inc. has introduced the Retract-A-Bit self-storing screwdriver system that features pushbutton changeable bits. Because the bits are integral to the screwdriver, they never can be...

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OSHA-compliant safety training now available in Spanish

August 10, 2004

Webnettraining, a provider of Web-based, online OSHA-compliant safety and health training, has begun converting programs and tests to Spanish. Participants now will be able to choose to view programs...

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eBay sales benefit metal industry scholarship fund

August 10, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMA Foundation) has announced that companies selling materials or equipment on eBay now may designate a percentage or all of the proceeds from...

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AP&T launches Web site

August 10, 2004

AP&T, a supplier of automation equipment, presses, tools, and production lines in Monroe, N.C., has launched a new Web site, www.apt.se, targeted toward the sheet metal and tube forming industries.

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ABICOR Binzel announces promotions, hires robotics laser specialist

August 10, 2004

ABICOR Binzel Corp., Frederick, Md., has promoted Paul E. Pfingston to the position of national sales manager and Robert R. Magers as customer service supervisor. In conjunction with its affiliate...

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Online micrographs aid quality control, forensic failure analysis

August 10, 2004

ASM International's Micrograph Center is an online gallery of materials science and engineering photographs intended to help metallurgists and quality control personnel understand the cause of...

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BTM Corp. adds to North American distribution network

August 10, 2004

BTM Corp., Marysville, Mich., has added two distributors to its North American network: Metal Tech Machinery, Monclova, Ohio, and Production Resources Inc., Franklin, Tenn.Metal Tech Machinery...

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California Steel Industries appoints board chairman

August 10, 2004

California Steel Industries Inc., Fontana, Calif., has announced the appointment of Vicente Wright as chairman of the board of directors. The appointment is in accordance with the company's policy of...

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