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Automated tube cutting system combines material handling, software, and single CNC workstation

January 12, 2010

Han-Kwang offers the series TL automated tube cutting system. It combines tube cutting technology with material handling, tubing software, and a single CNC workstation for nearly nonstop production of round, square, and rectangular tubes and shapes.The TL6015 system comprises four major parts: an...

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Plate saws available for both traverse and longitudinal sawing

January 12, 2010

Pat Mooney Saws offers the Nishijimax NHC-SQA automatic plate saws in two models.The NHC-850SQA is designed for traverse sawing of plate up to 3 in. thick and 24 in. wide. The NHC-8310SQA saws longitudinally, handling plate that is 4 in. thick and 20 ft. long.A saw spindle drive system results in...

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Servo press control automatically saves up to 10 stages of upper, lower slide movement limits per cycle

January 12, 2010

Wintriss Controls has introduced a new version of its SmartPAC 2 servo press automation control. It uses a linear sensor to monitor the slide position and can "learn" and automatically save the upper and lower limits for up to 10 stages of slide movement per cycle.The control allows users to select...

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End prep blades feature heat transfer chip breaker

January 12, 2010

Esco Tool offers MILLHOG® cutter blades for its welding end prep tools. Made from T-15 tool steel and TiN-coated for lubricity, the blades feature a chip breaker that transfers heat away from the pipe and into the chip.Designed to keep the cutting edge cool and prolong blade life, they are...

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Tube bending tooling alternative to solid wiper tooling

January 12, 2010

Bend Tooling Inc. has introduced the patent-pending High-Pressure Wiper System™ as an alternative to solid wiper tooling.It is an assembly consisting of a solid steel body, a single- or double-sleeved bore insert that can be replaced without removing the system from the machine, and an...

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Crimping machines accommodate both small and large assemblies

January 12, 2010

Lillbacka Powerco has introduced the Finn-Power 120 UC and 140 UC crimping machines for tube and pipe, hose assemblies, and other fastening and joining applications.These serial production models are designed for high-volume production and accommodate both small and large assemblies. Their...

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Radial-shape flap disk recommended for angle grinders with at least 1,200 W output

January 12, 2010

The POLIFAN® Curve SG-Plus flap disk from PFERD INC. precision-grinds fillet welds on steel and stainless steel workpieces. The radial shape allows for aggressive grinding with the bottom and edge of the flap disk, as well as the top edge.The disk, recommended for use with high-powered angle...

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Pressure valve runs multiple waterjets

January 12, 2010

Jet Edge's patented Dual Pressure Valve® helps increase waterjet cutting productivity by allowing waterjet operators to control water pressure independent of the waterjet pump.With the remotely mounted valve, waterjet operators can run multiple waterjet tables simultaneously at various...

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Push-pull welding guns designed for aluminum fabrication, production welding environments

January 12, 2010

Lincoln Electric has introduced two push-pull welding gun models for aluminum fabrication and production welding environments.The Panther™ semiautomatic, gooseneck-style gun provides smooth wire feeding with dual-driven rolls for added pulling power without damaging the wire. It also features...

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Air filtration unit requires no ductwork

January 12, 2010

RoboVent has introduced the WeldPro XT series air filtration unit for controlling weld smoke and fumes.The unit is a self-contained weld station with an adjustable-height workbench with side shields and requires no ductwork. The filtration equipment is located in the upper cabinet of the unit to...

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Automatic carbide circular cold saw cuts up to 5.0-in.-rounds, 5.3-in. squares

January 12, 2010

The HCS 150 Behringer Eisele automatic carbide circular cold saw is available from Behringer Saws Inc. It cuts rounds up to 5.9 in. in diameter and squares up to 5.3 in. in size.All models are designed to cut ferrous metals automatically at 90 degrees with carbide-tipped saw blades. The saw uses...

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Pneumatic rod lock addresses overtraveling, drifting, bouncing, reverse traveling

January 12, 2010

Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. has introduced the AMLOK® RLN series power-off pneumatic rod lock to help solve problems of overtraveling, drifting, bouncing, and reverse traveling. The rod lock can be mounted to a NFPA cylinder or as a stand-alone unit.It is constructed of a black anodized...

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Two plasma consumable kits introduced

January 12, 2010

Hypertherm has introduced two consumable kits for its Powermax systems.The all-in-one kit is for hand-held cutting and contains up to four different consumable types: shielded with drag-cutting technology, unshielded with an unshielded nozzle, gouging, and FineCut. A reference guide provides tips...

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Clamshell pipe machining tools built for machining 2 to 48-in. tube, pipe on job site

January 12, 2010

H&S Tool has introduced the AFC line of clamshell pipe machining tools. The 10 models in the series have been designed and built for machining tubes and pipes from 2 to 48 in. on the job site. The split-frame design sets up in the middle of a pipe section to sever and bevel as it does on the...

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Servo-electric bender performs multi functions with standard tooling

January 12, 2010

The Fast Bend is the newest member of the Prima Finn-Power servo-electric bender family. It can bend five different parts with different thicknesses and alloys in five minutes, the company states.The machine helps reduce or eliminate non-value-added costs associated with the traditional press brake...

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