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Tracking injuries

November 10, 2009 | By Kelly Langdon

When considering activities that can affect your company's bottom line, don't overlook the positive difference tracking injuries can make. Recording and analyzing injury data can help you identify and correct problem areas, properly plan for production alterations should an injury occur, and reduce the impact of lost workdays.

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Self-cleaning treatment enhances welding nozzle life

November 10, 2009

Secoa Technology has introduced a treatment process that transforms customers' current welding nozzles into PerfectArcs™ self-cleaning weld nozzles. The nozzles are suitable for almost any manual or robotic GMAW process, including operations using tandem and/or custom weld nozzles. The...

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CNC profile cutting machine features single tool carriage capable of carrying two tools

November 10, 2009

Retro Systems has announced the launch of the Hornet H series CNC profile cutting machines. They include a Hypertherm® PC-based CNC, heavy-wall steel tubing machine frame and gantry beam, precision-ground linear ways on the X and Y axes, AC servomotors, and low-backlash planetary gearboxes.The...

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OSHA, ANSI compliant safeguarding systems developed for power presses, press brakes

November 10, 2009

The SSC-1500 dual-microprocessor-based control system and the SSC-3000 solid-state press automation control system from Rockford Systems Inc. are safeguarding systems that comply with OSHA regulations and ANSI safety standards.The dual-microprocessor-based control system, featuring a larger...

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Backing tape for pipeline joints permits arc welding up to 240 amps

November 10, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about weld backing tape for pipes and pipelines. Weld backing tape is used to allow pipeline welding from one side only, producing a smooth, flat, slag-free weld on the back side, the company reports.The literature shows three...

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Industrial cart handles medium to light loads

November 10, 2009

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced the ProFlow LITE™ series of industrial carts for handling medium to light loads. Standard carts feature a formed and welded steel panel design contributing to low deck heights, light tare weights, and quiet operation.Additional standard features...

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Lower-end waterjet cutting machine features high-end components

November 10, 2009

Flow Intl. Corp. has introduced the Mach 2 series waterjet cutting machines. The line comprises economical machines for those new to waterjet or on a limited budget, the manufacturer states. Featuring a high-pressure pump, software, and abrasive cutting head found on the company's high-end systems,...

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Carbide-tipped band saw blades designed to cut various materials

November 10, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a line of carbide-tipped band saw blades named Advanz™. The line offers a tooth tip cylinder of submicron-grain carbide with a triple-chip grind, welded to a ductile back. The blades also feature carbide-to-back bonding.The blades are available in two...

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Cylindrical grinding machines improved

November 10, 2009

Knuth Machine Tools USA has made improvements to the RSM series CNC cylindrical grinding machines. The multifunctional ID/OD grinding machines combine GPlus 450 CNC technology with rigid construction for precision and efficiency, according to the manufacturer.The grinding machines feature strict...

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Welding simulator provides real-time technique feedback

November 10, 2009

Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim Inc., an East Hartford, Conn.-based developer of training software and graphic simulation for...

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Lightweight welding helmets feature enhanced field of vision

November 10, 2009

Fronius offers the Vizor 3000 welding helmets in Standard, Plus, and Professional styles, along with corresponding Air models. The field of vision has been increased by 33 percent over the previous Vizor 1000 welding helmet, while the weight has been decreased by 15 percent.On all models, the cover...

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Laser marking software helps optimize parameters for different processes, materials

November 10, 2009

TRUMPF's TruTops Mark Navigator is an interactive software used in conjunction with the company's TruTop laser markers to help optimize laser parameters for different laser marking processes and materials.No specific laser marking knowledge is required to use the software. The menu directs the...

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Laser system tower designed for optimal material flow, unattended operation

November 10, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced a compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the space-saving system allows optimal material flow and unattended operation with uninterrupted processing of laser-cut parts.The CT tower system...

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Slip-on pipe fittings can be used to build ADA-approved handrail systems

November 10, 2009

Easyfit™ Inc. has introduced a line of slip-on structural pipe fittings to build handrail systems that conform to the barrier-free requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable state and local building codes. Designed for stairs, ramps, walkways, and other areas...

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Toughened epoxy adhesive bonds metal to metal

November 10, 2009

3M has introduced 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ toughened epoxy adhesive DP920, designed for metal-to-metal bonding.The adhesive has been developed with a combination of oil-absorbing and oil-displacing technology. This patented technology reduces the cleaning process that is commonly required for...

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