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Plasma torch height control has two torch stations

September 9, 2009

ITT Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cleveland Motion Controls Inc., has announced the release of the SmartHC Plasma Torch Height Control. The control is fully integrated with the Burny Phantom and Phantom CNCs.The control box has up to five 400W AC brushless drive amplifiers&$8212;two or...

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Trailing shields help prevent oxidation, discoloration when welding stainless steel, titanium, duplexes

September 9, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. offers trailing shields that can be fitted to torches to provide additional argon shielding during welding.Available for all makes of GTAW, GMAW, and plasma torches for manual or automatic welding, the shields help ensure that the hot weld zone is shielded with...

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Dock lifts feature galvanized construction for longer life

September 9, 2009

Available in 5,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs. capacities, Dura-Dock™ lifts from Southworth Products feature corrosion-resistant, galvanized base and legs as standard. For higher capacities (up to 20,000 lbs.) galvanized construction is optional. All Southworth dock lifts work from grade level to a...

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Vertical column cold saw suitable for high-volume work

September 9, 2009

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool Model C320SA vertical column cold saw is designed for semiautomatic production sawing of tubes, profiles, and small solids. The saw features two spindle speeds, 17 and 34 RPM, and accepts blades up to 12 in. diameter. Simple operator controls feature powered vise and...

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Plasma beveling head designed for high-speed precision motion

September 9, 2009

AKS Cutting systems has introduced a plasma beveling head with rigid construction that is designed to produce high-speed precision motion.The beveling head, which can bevel small holes, has a torch lead management system that allows the leads to remain fixed and eliminates wrapping. An automatic...

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Single-intensifier waterjet pump introduced

September 9, 2009

JetEdge Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjets, has introduced the iP60-100S 100 HP, 60,000 PSI (4,100 bar) waterjet pump. The iP60-100S is a single intensifier version of the company's 100 HP waterjet pump.The pump produces 2.0 GPM (7.6 LPM) of ultra-high-pressure water for cutting,...

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Cutting wheel line expanded

September 9, 2009

Metabo Corp. now offers its expanded Choice Cuts line of thin cutting wheels matched to specific applications.The expanded line features four wheel types with a wider selection of job-matched abrasive grains and engineered resin bond formulas to enhance cutting speeds and wheel life.Suitable for...

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Mid-range press brakes introduced

September 9, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced its PPEC press brakes designed as a mid-range bending system less challenging forming applications.The press brakes, which include the PPEC-6 and PPEC-7 models, provide capacities from 80 tons, 2 meters up to 220 tons, 4.2 meters with four to seven CNC controlled axes,...

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Punch press tooling designed for extended life

September 9, 2009

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced its AMX™ ABS tooling with lubrication features and high-speed steel to extend tool life. The punches and strippers are compatible with Amada ABS assemblies and holders.The tooling has internal lubrication within the punch guide and external lubrication...

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Plasma machine cuts, marks with same torch

September 9, 2009

ESAB Cutting Systems' Acer DX High Speed Precision Cutting Machine is designed to provide high-speed, high-precision plasma cutting for any size fabrication shop. With a compact footprint and simple installation, the machine features the company's m3 precision plasma system that allows the machine...

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Flap discs reduce aluminum grinding temperature

September 9, 2009

CS Unitec's TIGER SHARK-PLANTEX® elastic discs are specially designed for the grinding aluminum. Flexible for grinding curved surfaces and shapes, the discs provide reduced grinding temperature, high material removal, and no glazing with aluminum particles.The flap discs feature a ceramic...

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Vacuum lifter engages from hoist action

September 9, 2009

Anver Corporation, Hudson, Mass., has introduced a redesigned mechanical vacuum lifter that requires no compressed air or electricity.The mechanical vacuum lifter is self-powered and features a mechanism that creates a powerful suction when lowered onto the load by a hoist. Available in capacities...

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Laser facilitates percussion drilling and trepanning

September 9, 2009

GSI Group has introduced a new product to its line of JK™ industrial lasers. The JK604D laser was designed to address percussion drilling and trepanning within the Aerospace and Automotive industry sectors. Typical applications include drilling of cooling holes (effusion) in jet engines and...

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Tubular hardfacing electrode combats wear in heavy industry

September 9, 2009

Rankin Industries' Rantube, a large diameter tubular hardfacing electrode, combats part wear in heavy industry caused by severe abrasion, erosion, impact, and heat.The electrode's deposition rates are up to 6.5 PPH for the 7/16 in. (11 mm) size. The in. electrode is designed for all position...

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All-electric pressure washers, steam cleaners are compact, portable

September 9, 2009

Beresford, S. D.-based Sioux Corp.'s E-Series all-electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners have a compact, portable design and are suitable for cleaning processes such as washing down conveyors; cleaning mixing and storage tanks; disinfecting and sterilizing; removing oil and grease on...

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