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RFID module eliminates manual input to gas equipment

March 4, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik offers an RFID module that can be retrofitted to gas mixers, gas analyzers, and leak-testing equipment. The module eliminates manual input by touchscreens, keys, and controllers and replaces bar code readers. The module can be used on all equipment that is fitted with the...

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Features added to lift trucks

March 3, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has added several standard features to its Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers Platinum II and GO4 series lift trucks. LED headlights now are standard, replacing halogen headlights on those models. A welded assist grip also has been added as standard to the right-hand front...

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Manufacturing software updated

February 27, 2014

GE Intelligent Platforms has updated its Proficy® Manufacturing software suite. New capabilities have been added to the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, and Tracker software applications, as well as Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete....

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Compact, nontoxic emitters form protective coating on metal surfaces

February 27, 2014

Cortec®’s EcoSonic VpC®105 emitters, powered by NANO-VpCI®, are designed to provide corrosion protection for metal components and parts in nonventilated control boxes, cabinets, and toolboxes up to 5 cu. ft. The compact, nontoxic plasic emitters feature a breathable Tyvek®...

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Distribution/management system ensures fail safe supply of high-pressure, -flow gases

February 20, 2014

A gas distribution and management system that automatically switches between two high-pressure, high-flow gases to provide interchangeable service and continuous supply has been introduced by CONCOA. The 544 series IntelliSwitch IIv is designed to switch between two gas sources without...

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Laser marker handles parts up to 14.56 in. high

February 20, 2014

SIC Marking® USA has introduced the XL-Box laser workstation, dedicated to marking and traceability of components. It is equipped with a fiber laser source doped with ytterbium, which allows light or deep markings of alphanumeric codes, bar code, and 2-D data matrix codes on all metals and some...

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Industrial cart helps save space

February 19, 2014

CECOR© offers the DB-244-6P industrial cart, designed with a small footprint while allowing storage and transport of big loads. With a capacity of 13.4 cu. ft. and a lip height of 30 in., the cart can fit under machine tool discharge, conveyors, and tables. A fully loaded cart can be...

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Steady rest suitable for crankshaft, camshaft applications

February 19, 2014

SMW Autoblok has introduced the SRG grinding steady rest. Designed to support shaft-type workpieces on grinding machines, the line is suitable for crankshaft and camshaft applications. Three sizes are available for clamping diameters from 0.79 to 3.35 in. Horizontal and vertical fine...

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Tramp oil separator reduces hazardous waste volumes by up to 90 percent

February 18, 2014

Prab’s tramp oil separator removes tramp oils from coolant and wash water. Using gravity flow and coalescence, the unit removes free-floating and mechanically dispersed tramp oil from machine sumps, central systems, and wash tanks to less than 1 percent in a single pass. According to the...

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High-bay fixture protects, deflects heat from LED

February 17, 2014

Big Ass Fans’ new Big Ass Light division has unveiled a high-bay LED fixture. Manufactured from a solid piece of anodized, extruded aluminum that includes ribbed fins at the top, the structure acts as a heat sink to move heat away from the fixture and LEDs, helping to increase the LED lifespan....

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U-handles offered in customized lengths, bends

February 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers U-handles that can be purchased in customized lengths and bends to suit particular applications. The company’s RoHS-compliant tubular handles include aluminum tubular handles in the GN 333 offset version and the GN 333.1 straight version, in inch and metric sizes. Both...

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Malleable cast-iron clamping squares work with modular welding tables

February 12, 2014

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced new BuildPro™ malleable cast-iron clamping squares. The compact, four-face, heavy-duty clamping squares feature 26 mounting holes over three surfaces for fixturing with BuildPro modular welding tables. Operators can use the mounting holes to stop, locate,...

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Water recycler reduces metal blackening process water consumption by 99 percent

February 11, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the Near-Zero™ water recycler for use with its TRU TEMP® black oxide system. The recycler reuses the rinse water in the process line, reducing typical water consumption by 99 percent, the company states. It can be installed on a new or existing black oxide...

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Software records all aspects of shop floor activity

February 6, 2014

Lantek offers Lantek Workshop Capture, which is fully integrated into the Lantek Integra ERP system for access to accurate, real-time shop floor data. The software is compatible with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as bar code readers and Windows®-based operating...

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Inline casters designed to compensate for floor irregularities

February 6, 2014

Hamilton Caster has custom-engineered an all-stainless inline caster for an aerospace part supplier. The casters, designed for a clean-room environment, have a carrying capacity of 15,500 lbs. each. The application required the load to remain completely level to compensate for floor...

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