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SPC software updated with efficiency dashboards

March 28, 2016

Zontec Inc. has released version 9.0 of its Synergy 1000™ SPC software. It features the new Key Performance Indicator dashboard, which allows users to assess, track, and analyze factors contributing to production efficiency at a glance. Improvements also have been made to the application that...

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Atomizing spray nozzle provides 360-degree coverage

March 25, 2016

Exair’s 1/4 NPT 360-degree hollow circular-pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These nozzles are suitable for delivering a smooth, even coating on pipe ID or similar ductwork. They also can deliver mist over a large area, such as for...

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Software enables proactive management of material handling equipment maintenance

March 24, 2016

Intelligrated® offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS) software collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute a preventive life cycle maintenance program. The...

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Web-based software integrates fabrication from quoting to shop to invoicing

March 22, 2016

SecturaSoft LLC has released SecturaFAB™ for steel fabricators, job shops, and service centers. The software helps streamline sales, production, and invoicing processes through a platform that integrates with existing CRM, CAD/CAM, and financial systems. The software integrates...

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Cart can be custom-configured to hold reels, spools

March 22, 2016

Creform has designed a cart to hold reels and spools of wire and hose for delivery to the production floor or for line-side storage for part replenishment. The cart can be custom-configured with basic hand tools for the number, position, and width of spools. The spools and reels are supported by...

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Catalog highlights filtration, ventilation systems

March 21, 2016

Air Systems Intl. Inc. has introduced its 2016 master catalog in print and digital forms. The catalog features such products as the Breather Box® Grade D air filtration system, Saddle Vent® confined-space ventilation kits, AIR-KADDY™ SCBA storage racks, MULTI-PAK™ breathing air cylinder...

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Dust collector stand provides maximum 472 CFM

March 18, 2016

The new JET® metal dust collector stand from JPW Industries Inc.® captures abrasive dust, chips, and debris with a filter efficiency of 90 percent at 50 microns. The freestanding dust collector’s turbo fan design provides maximum air movement of 472 CFM for metal dust collection. The unit...

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Data collection unit provides interface between manufacturing process, ERP/MRP II

March 17, 2016

The new MDT-20 from Production Process is a universal, real-time data collection and production scheduling interface between any discrete manufacturing process and ERP/MRP II. The unit provides a bidirectional link to any discrete parts manufacturing machine and gathers production, performance, and...

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Modular, solvent-based cleaning system handles heavy loads

March 15, 2016

Dürr Ecoclean has developed the large-chamber EcoCDuty solvent-based cleaning system. Operating with hydrocarbons or modified alcohols under full vacuum, the machine is designed for loads measuring up to 49 by 33 by 38 in. and weighing up to 1.1 tons. Configured as a steam degreaser in its...

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Height-adjustable weld table changes position at the push of a button

March 15, 2016

Dectron USA offers a height-adjustable weld table. Actuators power the table up or down 11 in. at the push of a button for quick positioning of work. Available in a variety of standard sizes, the table features a heavy-duty modular steel frame design, precision-ground top, a variety of tabletop...

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Tempering furnace used for preheating before welding

March 14, 2016

Grieve Corp. has produced No. 837, a 1,450-degrees-F electrically heated tempering furnace, used for preheating before welding and various postwelding heat treatments at a customer’s facility. The furnace’s workspace dimensions are 60 in. wide by 60 in. deep by 60 in. high. Nickel chrome...

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Organizer bag, wrap offer durable storage

March 14, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has introduced a parachute organizer bag and bucket organizer wrap. The bag is designed to stand up and stay open, allowing simplified access to its contents. An external zipper pocket holds hand tools, bits, and accessories. The bags are designed for stacking so users can carry...

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Polishing machine automates prep of laser-grade optics

March 10, 2016

United Lens Co. offers the OptiPro PRO 160P CNC polishing machine. It automates the polishing of lenses and glass to help ensure the availability of laser-grade optics. In the e-book A Guide to Pioneering in Polishing with OptiPro PRO 160P, the company explains the machine’s custom...

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Portable, suction-based vacuum clamping protects surfaces

March 9, 2016

Festool USA has introduced the Vac Sys portable, suction-based clamping system. The system allows users to clamp nonporous material for machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage. Each clamping module is equipped with a suction base that adheres to nonporous...

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Dust collector filter combines flame-retardant, conductive properties

March 9, 2016

The new HemiPleat® FR carbon dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines flame-retardant and conductive properties in a single filter. The carbon-impregnated filtration media is designed for dust-handling applications that require flame resistance and dissipation of...

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