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Mobile rig tests, certifies actual pull of magnets with lift capacity up to 17,600 lbs.

December 15, 2009

Walker Magnetics has introduced the mobile test rig for on-site testing of lifting magnets. The 6-ft.-tall stand is used to test and certify the actual pull of any magnet with a lift capacity up to 17,600 lbs.The rig is suitable for shops with multiple lifting magnets that want to make sure their...

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Punch press marking tooling designed for machines without bottom-stroke forming feature

December 15, 2009

Mate Precision Tooling offers the EasyMark™ 5-in-1 tooling kit for marking fabricated parts during the punching process. It is designed for machines without a bottom-stroke forming feature.Using the programming software in a CNC punch press, this tool system can be set up to perform the...

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Bevel cutting head compatible with multiple plasma systems

December 15, 2009

Koike Aronson/Ransome Inc. offers a lightweight, automatic contour bevel cutting head that is compatible with multiple plasma systems.It has fully integrated height sensing that uses ohmic contact and real-time monitoring of height control process parameters. Real-time arc voltage height control...

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Plasma systems cut thicker materials

December 15, 2009

Hypertherm has introduced two new HyPerformance® plasma cutting systems —the HPR130XD® and HPR260XD®—with Extreme HyDefinition® (XD) technology.The two systems come with patent-pending PowerPierce™ technology for production piercing capability. According to the...

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Heavy-duty kit introduced for hand-held oxyfuel cutting, heating

December 15, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the OXWELD® Trade Master GT II, an extra-heavy-duty outfit for hand-held oxyfuel cutting and heating. The kit comprises a toolbox containing three cutting tips and one heating head, as well as a torch and regulators.The outfit has a standard...

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Nut sensors available in toughened and standard duty versions

December 15, 2009

Norgren Automation Solutions has introduced NAS nut sensors in toughened and standard-duty versions for M5, M6, M8, M10, and M12 nuts.The nut sensors perform nut and thread sensing, hidden nut detection, thread sensing in tapped holes, and thread quality...

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Pneumatic drill provides less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R., 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths

December 15, 2009

Sugino Corp. has introduced portable pneumatic drilling units designed for the aerospace industry. The Pneucon Selfeeder™ is designed to provide less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R. and 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths.The prototype units incorporate a requested design feature from the company's...

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Part movement system for CMMs helps increase productivity, throughput

December 15, 2009

Mod Tech Industries Inc. has released the Air Assist Movement (AAM) system, designed to help increase the productivity and throughput of CMMs. The system comprises two plates, locator stops, bumpers or guide rails, an air supply, and controls.The system allows for one manufactured part to be...

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Integrated job costing, tracking software developed for small to midsized manufacturers

December 15, 2009

Dynamic Systems Inc. has released CheckMate Manufacturers' Suite software for small to midsized manufacturers. It integrates applications such as WIP Lite, job costing with time and attendance, stockroom inventory control, toolroom tool tracking, and capital asset tracking. The applications share...

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Forming software enhanced

December 15, 2009

Simufact Engineering GmbH has finalized version 9.0 of Simufact.forming simulation software. In this release, dual-solver technology has been developed further and offers users the possibility to access MSC.Marc and MSC.Dytran from MSC Software.The new version focuses on new application modules...

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Midsize mist collector produces 1,200 CFM of air cleaning power

December 15, 2009

Micro Air has added a midsize mist collector to its recently introduced line of MistMax™ high-efficiency mist collectors. The new MM1200 uses a 5-HP blower to produce 1,200 CFM of air cleaning power at a sound level of 74.5 dBA at 5 ft.Patented filters are included in the package and offer...

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Pickwick earns spot on Inc.5000 for second year

December 15, 2009

Pickwick Mfg. Services has been named to the 2009 Inc.5000, which lists the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based contract metal fabrication firm joined the list in 2008 and continues to be ranked among the nation's top private companies.Walt Corey,...

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Scrap Salvage & Surplus patents mobile processing unit

December 15, 2009

Scrap Salvage & Surplus Inc., Butler, Pa., has patented a mobile processing unit for heavy torching of oversized metal scrap generated by steelmakers and other metal manufacturers.The unit, which began operating in 2005, reduces energy consumption and labor costs and eliminates 99.8 percent of...

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Seeley purchases John G. Wilson Machine Ltd.

December 15, 2009

Bruce Seeley, a former senior executive with ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Cambridge, Ont., Canada, has purchased John G. Wilson Machine Ltd., a metal fabricating business in Princeton, Ont., Canada.The purchased company makes metal components using laser and production welding, computerized...

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Plymouth Tube announces two staff promotions

December 15, 2009

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has named Bill Henricks to the position of energy group account executive. In this position, he focuses on building the company's business in the power generation industry.Henricks has held previous positions in the company as energy product manager, energy...

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