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Control unit supplements existing drive with universal vector control, encoder feedback

May 19, 2014

Siemens Industry Inc. has announced the availability of the new Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit for use with its Sinamics G120 variable-speed drives. The unit provides vector control with encoder feedback. Additionally, the operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control...

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Welder training system features reality-based operation

May 19, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s LiveArc™ reality-based training system is designed to recruit, screen, train, and manage welder trainee performance via a live welding arc. The system features advanced motion-tracking technology that provides critical feedback to improve welding skills. The system...

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Cartridge filter design reduces replacement frequency

May 14, 2014

The DeltaMAXX dust collector cartridge filter from Imperial Systems can be used with all types of cartridge dust collectors. According to the company, the filter’s surface loading technology and nanofiber surface contribute to extended life. Because dust does not become embedded in the...

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Coiled tool lanyards reduce snags, trip hazards

May 13, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3130 coiled cable lanyard in small and medium sizes. The compact system keeps the length of the lanyard close to the anchoring point, reducing snags and trip hazards. Suitable for those working at heights and in tight areas where snag hazards are a...

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Sump cleaners help minimize machine tool downtime

May 6, 2014

Eriez® offers HydroFlow® sump cleaners in cost-effective styles, including drum-top cleaners and reversible liquid vacuums. The drum-top sump cleaner is a vacuum unit that converts an existing open-top drum into a machine tool sump cleaner. It sucks up tramp oils, used oil, and waste...

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3-D printed prototypes available up to 30 by 30 by 30 in.

May 2, 2014

Graphics Systems Corp. provides on-demand 3-D printed parts, allowing engineers and designers to test a product’s form, fit, and function in prototype form. Using Stratasys 3-D printers with fuse deposition modeling and Polyjet technologies, the company builds parts up to 30 by 30 by 30 in. with...

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Small cooler system resists heat, dirt

May 1, 2014

Exair's new small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler® system keeps electrical enclosures cool with 20-degrees-F air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components. The cooling capacity of up to 275 Btu/hr. is suitable for small electrical enclosures with...

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Casters carry up to 8,400 lbs.

April 30, 2014

Hamilton’s 7700 series dual-wheel, solid, pneumatic casters are designed to cushion loads while providing a carrying capacity up to 8,400 lbs./caster. The dual-wheel design doubles the load capacity of the company’s single-wheel 7500 series. A wide stance increases the casters’ stability....

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Industrial washer features adjustable belt flow speeds from 2 to 34 FPM

April 29, 2014

Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has released the CBW 1212-H industrial washer. The redesigned unit has a 12-in. by 12-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. The washer is made for hard-to-clean aftermarket applications, but it can be configured to standard manufacturing applications. Belt...

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Table blaster eliminates need for lower screw auger

April 28, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the redesigned 48T table blaster, which features a wraparound door for simplified access. The unit has been redesigned to eliminate the need for a lower screw auger, and air intake is more aggressive for application of more airflow. The standard wear...

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Stainless steel encoder designed for severe environments

April 24, 2014

Heidenhain offers stainless steel versions of Leine & Linde ISA and IHA 600 series of absolute rotary encoders. Designed to provide motion control and feedback for machines in harsh environments, the encoders are suitable for applications in which they are subjected to saltwater, acids, or other...

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Suspended electromagnets remove tramp metal from conveyed materials

April 21, 2014

Eriez® SE series 7000 suspended electromagnets remove tramp metal from recycled materials, ores, and almost any nonferrous material conveyed in heavy burden depths on flat conveyors or chutes. The company offers 23 magnet sizes, 69 standard models, and hundreds of designs. The air-cooled,...

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Dot peen system makes marks that are readable after coating

April 21, 2014

Equipment Sales Co. offers the Flymarker Pro dot peen marking system. The 10-lb., battery-powered unit is equipped with a strong magnet to create deep, durable markings. According to the company, the markings are readable after a coating process as well. The control unit is installed in the...

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Mobile app aids selection of nontoxic cleaning products

April 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Bio-Circle Cleaner Selector Guide, a mobile app for use with Apple® iOS® devices such as the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, as well as Google® Android™ devices. Available now in multiple languages, the app is designed...

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Automated slurry-blast system has 2-axis gun motion

April 14, 2014

Guyson Corp. has introduced a 72- by 72-in. wet blasting machine with a 1,500-lb.-capacity powered transfer cart and a gun manipulator that moves the blast nozzles vertically and horizontally in a repeatable programmed routine. Designed for wet-blast cleaning, descaling, and prepolish treatment...

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