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Press selection—sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008

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Editor's Note: This article is Part IV of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system.Part I, speed; Part II, covers tonnage; Part III, materials; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII, matching...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part III

March 11, 2008

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Editor's Note: This article is Part III of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system. Part I, speed; Part IIcovers tonnage; Part IV, part accuracy; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part II

March 11, 2008

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Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 2. Beyond Part Characteristics,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part I

March 11, 2008

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This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Nonwoven hand pads facilitate surface preparation

March 11, 2008

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels offers a premium and standard line of 6-in. by 9-in., nonwoven hand pads for surface preparation. The premium line contains five types of hand pads for a range of surface...

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Plasma cutting machine suitable for HVAC, small shops

March 11, 2008

3D Mfg. Inc.'s Razor Cut EL plasma cutting machine has a welded tubular frame and linear-motion rails—which are driven by a servo positioning system—on the X, Y, and Z axes.The system has...

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Remote compliance device corrects alignment errors in assembly applications

March 11, 2008

The Compensator, a remote center of compliance (RCC) device from ATI Industrial Automation, is designed to correct alignment errors with peg-in-hole automated assembly applications.The device features...

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High-nickel alloy intended for welding in corrosive environments

March 11, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC has introduced the bare-wire and covered-electrode versions of Arcos 59, which is intended primarily for welding in corrosive environments such as chemical processing...

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Tungsten electrode gauge added to GTAW accessory line

March 11, 2008

Arc-Zone.com® Inc. has added the TG-1 tungsten electrode stick-out gauge to its line of GTAW accessories.The gauge, which allows a welder to measure the stick-out in 1/16-in. increments up to 1...

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Welding machines/generators feature increased output

March 11, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has increased the output of its Bobcat 250 and Trailblazer 302, Kohler gas-powered and Kubota diesel-powered welding machines/generators, to an Accu-rated 11,000 W of usable...

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Counterbalanced stacker works with any type pallet or skid

March 11, 2008

Presto Lifts Inc. offers the PowerStak™ counterbalanced stacker that works with any type pallet or skid and is suitable for servicing racks, loading and unloading trucks, feeding machinery, and...

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Conveyor has perforated bedplate option

March 11, 2008

Dorner's 2200 series conveyor, designed for light- and medium-duty applications, now is available with an optional perforated bedplate for cooling and draining applications.The bedplate is suitable...

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Transfer, progressive-die presses introduced for automotive, contract stampers

March 11, 2008

Schuler Inc. has introduced a midsized range of standard progressive-die and transfer presses designed for automotive suppliers and contract stampers.The S series includes three base models of...

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Robotic aluminum GMAW system added to product line

March 11, 2008

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has added TAWERS-Aluminum MIG to its TAWERS robot line. Suitable for high-performance, push-pull aluminum feeding, the system uses a three-motor system to...

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Hardsurfacing electrodes have extended wear life

March 11, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two complex carbide hardsurfacing electrodes designed to extend wear life by 33 percent over standard chromium carbide alloys, reports the company.SelectWear 63 is an...

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