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White paper explains importance of aligning rotating machine tools

August 27, 2013

Pinpoint Laser Systems has released the white paper "Helpful Alignment Tips for Machine Shops." The white paper is intended to illustrate to plant managers, engineers, and owners the value of aligning rotating machine tools. It describes how to use the company's Laser Microgage system to evaluate...

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Barcode tracking suite integrated to ERP systems

August 22, 2013

Dynamic Systems Inc. has announced the integration of the Checkmate barcode tracking suite to ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics. According to the manufacturer, it takes less than a minute to scan a barcode and track products through the production line. Production information required for...

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All-steel storage reels hold long lengths of wrappable materials - TheFabricator.com

All-steel storage reels hold long lengths of wrappable materials

August 22, 2013

Coxreels® has announced the release of its new large-capacity, all-steel storage reels designed to hold wrappable material for storage, transport, and safe operation. The reels come without swivels and risers for storage purposes and feature heavy-duty spun and ribbed discs with rolled...

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Oval tubular handles available in two finishes - TheFabricator.com

Oval tubular handles available in two finishes

August 22, 2013

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 334 aluminum oval tubular handles in inch and metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant handles are made of aluminum, with either a black powder-coated textured finish or matte natural anodized finish. Handle legs are zinc die-cast with a black powder-coated finish or...

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Caster carries up to 5 tons - TheFabricator.com

Caster carries up to 5 tons

August 22, 2013

Hamilton Caster has introduced the new Enhanced Precision Super Duty (EPSD) series 5-ton caster. Its 0.5-in.-thick forged steel mounting plate measures 6.5 in. wide by 7.5 in. long. The 0.375-in.-thick by 4-in.-wide legs are formed and robotically welded to a 6.25-in.-dia. forged steel ring....

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Dust collector's cleaning system prevents redeposit of dust on filters

August 14, 2013

RoboVent has introduced the new Fusion 3 series of fume and dust collectors. The all-in-one collector is completely assembled and doesn't require any additional parts or equipment to be operational. With two connections — electrical and compressed air — the collector is designed for welding,...

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Air-actuated nozzle assemblies feature universal mounting - TheFabricator.com

Air-actuated nozzle assemblies feature universal mounting

August 14, 2013

Bex Inc. has introduced a new series of universal-mount nozzle assemblies, available in both T-tip and atomizing configurations. In a multinozzle line, the universal mounting system allows individual nozzles to be removed for quick-disconnect maintenance or replacement. The nozzles are affixed...

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Educational welding posters updated, released in color - TheFabricator.com

Educational welding posters updated, released in color

August 13, 2013

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has updated its 13-poster set of educational posters and released them in color versions. The posters, laminated with an easy-to-clean coating, measure 35 in. wide by 23 in. high. Poster topics include types of welds, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, plasma arc...

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Portable vacuum collects dust at point of source - TheFabricator.com

Portable vacuum collects dust at point of source

August 12, 2013

Ruwac has introduced the Extract Vac point-of-source extraction vacuum. The portable system offers continuous-duty operation and filtered separation for collecting fine dust particles into a solid all-metal container. With extended filter options such as HEPA, the vacuum provides a sanitary...

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Temperature controller is self-contained with power supply

August 12, 2013

Oven Industries Inc. offers the 5R6-900 benchtop laboratory temperature controller with ramp/soak capabilities. The device can be plugged into the wall as a self-contained temperature control system that has its own power supply. The solid-state MOSFET, bidirectional, compact unit features an...

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Compression latch designed for high-vibration environments

August 12, 2013

Dirak has introduced the 1-067 compression latch, designed for applications that require quick, secure locking in high-vibration environments. The latch provides a compression range of 0.276 in. for environmental gasket sealing and helps reduce noise and rattle caused by vibration. It has a...

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Options added to digital CNC - TheFabricator.com

Options added to digital CNC

August 7, 2013

Heidenhain has added software options to its TNC 620 control. The digital CNC can be customized with features and software options to meet machine builders’ and end users’ specific needs. Users purchase only the options that are required for their applications and can add other...

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Tank-side coalescer removes tramp oil from individual machine tool sumps

August 7, 2013

Eriez® offers the HydroFlow® 15-gal. tank-side coalescer, which removes tramp oil and fines and returns clean, reusable coolant to machine tool sumps and parts washers. The portable unit has a 1- to 1.5-GPM oil removal rate and comes with a 9-ft. suction hose and a 5-ft. clean discharge hose....

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3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs - TheFabricator.com

3-D scanning system retrofits to CMMs

August 5, 2013

Verisurf has released the seventh generation of its Verisurf X software. With model-based GD&T inspection technology at its core, the computer-aided inspection, reverse engineering, and assembly guidance software now supports more options for reporting and presenting data, including...

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Portable marking system marks 10 characters in 3 sec. - TheFabricator.com

Portable marking system marks 10 characters in 3 sec.

August 5, 2013

Propen has introduced the M7000 electromagnetic, portable marking system with Touch'’n Mark technology. The hand-held, mobile system features an integrated control unit and belt battery, 7-in. touchscreen, intuitive programming, and new stylus technology. The unit can store more than...

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