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Vacuum lifter attaches to contoured structures, vessels

February 9, 2010

Anver Corp. has introduced the VPFL4-20-AIR series vacuum generator, a below-the-hook vacuum lifter that attaches to contoured structures and vessels. The lifter features a tribeam design with adjustable, pivoting suction cups. Accommodating loads from 24 to 48 in. in diameter and up to 500 lbs.,...

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Pipe cutting machine's operating system converts 3-D coordinates into tubular structures in XML format

February 9, 2010

Vernon Tool has announced that the WinMPM™ operating system on its pipe cutting machines now seamlessly converts 3-D coordinates into finished tubular structures in new industry-standard XML format. The system is compatible with 3-D structural, isometric, and pressure vessel modeling packages...

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Press brake monitoring system detects even small foreign bodies

February 9, 2010

Pilz offers the PSENvip camera-based protection system for visual monitoring of press brake bending processes. When installed on the upper die of a press brake, the system detects even small foreign bodies in the protected field between the transmitter and receiver. It also records control data...

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Belt, disk finishing machine's belt section can be positioned vertically or horizontally

February 9, 2010

Dayton's combination belt and disk finishing machines are suitable for grinding, sanding, polishing, deburring, and finishing on metal and other materials. The machines have a capacitor motor that supplies the current required during start-up and running under load to support better finished parts...

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Pressure washers, steam cleaners introduced

February 9, 2010

Sioux Corp. has introduced the E-series all-electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners. Each machine has a compact, portable design for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing conveyors, material handling equipment, floors, walls, and mixing and storage tanks; removing oil and grease on...

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Flowmeter enables nonintrusive pipe flow measurement

February 9, 2010

Shenitech LLC has announced the availability of its third-generation STUF-300F1B wall-mount transit-time flowmeter. Designed for nonintrusive pipe flow measurement, the flowmeter uses a pair of clamp-on ultrasonic transducers to measure flow from outside the pipe. Accuracy is ±1 percent, or...

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3-D scanner captures images from all angles, combines them into one

February 9, 2010

Exact Metrology Inc. has introduced the MH 3-D scanner from Artec. The lightweight, hand-held 3-D scanner allows users to scan target objects from any angle. The scanner requires no mounts or markers. It works like a regular video camera, but instead of a 2-D image, the result is a 3-D image...

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Drop carbide dispenser features improved deposition control

February 9, 2010

Mavrix Automatic Welding has redesigned its drop carbide dispensing system to improve the control over the rate of deposited carbide into the weld stream. Through management and regulation of incoming voltage, the vibration unit no longer is influenced through variation of line voltage that affects...

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Metalworking fluid works with cast and wrought-iron aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high nickel alloys

February 9, 2010

Chemetall has introduced Tech-Cool® 35052, a premium-grade, chlorine EP-activated, heavy-duty, semisynthetic metalworking fluid designed for use with cast and wrought aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high-nickel alloys. The blend of chlorinated EP ingredients helps the fluid...

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Jervis B. Webb Co. hires president, co-CEO

February 9, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. and provider of material handling systems, has announced the appointment of Brian Stewart as president and co-CEO. Stewart replaces Ryuichi Kitaguchi, who has retired from the company. Previously Stewart served as executive vice...

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D&S Mfg. installs wire mesh belt blaster

February 9, 2010

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a custom Pangborn ES-2050 wire mesh belt blaster. The machine is the result of a strategic collaboration among Metcast of New Berlin, Wis.; Pangborn Corp. of...

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nexAir relocates Atlanta-area branch

February 9, 2010

Memphis-based atmospheric gases and welding distributor nexAir has relocated its Atlanta branch to Suwanee, Ga. In May 2008 nexAir acquired Atlanta-based Specialty Gases Southeast. Since then the company has expanded its product offerings in the Atlanta region to include more specialty medical and...

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Ohio Laser earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 9, 2010

Plain City, Ohio-based Ohio Laser LLC has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is an industrial laser cutting and metal fabrication shop serving Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as small businesses. Core competencies include flat laser cutting and tube laser cutting, CNC bending,...

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Cargill to acquire Robinson's RPS Steel division

February 9, 2010

Cargill has announced that it will purchase Robinson Steel's RPS® Steel division, acquiring its cold-reduction lines in East Chicago, Ind., and Granite City, Ill. Cargill will take 100 percent ownership of Cargill Robinson LLC, a joint venture formed by Cargill and Robinson in 2007. The...

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Methodology used in future steel vehicle wins SAE award

February 9, 2010

The Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, marketed by Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA), has won the 2nd Annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit Section/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Vehicle Innovation Competition. The competition...

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