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Descaling tool suitable for heavy-duty applications

July 14, 2009

Dynabrade's air-powered Dynascaler is a descaling and surface preparation tool suitable for heavy-duty applications. The tool powers Roto Peen bonded flap assemblies for removing rust, oxide, scale, old paint, and tough coatings.Hand-held tools are available in both straight-line and right-angle...

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Nitrogen purging system eliminates oxide deposits during brazing

July 14, 2009

Western Enterprises has announced the availability of a system that uses nitrogen for purging oxygen from AC line sets to eliminate oxide deposits during the brazing process.This system, called the HVAC VN series, consists of a regulator with an integrated cylinder valve and a lightweight aluminum...

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Stainless steel electrodes weld high-strength steels

July 14, 2009

Arcos Industries LLC offers bare wire and covered stainless steel electrodes, designed for welding stainless steels to mild steels and for welding high-strength steels that are difficult to weld with ferritic electrodes.Both the bare wire (ER312) and covered (E312) products are suitable for welding...

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Ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast cutting action on hard-to-grind metals

July 14, 2009

Weiler's Saber Tooth™ ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast cutting action on hard-to-grind metals, such as stainless steel. The disk features aggressive, self-sharpening ceramic grain and has a grinding aid to help prevent dulling and glazing.Designed to work with hard, heat-sensitive...

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Coil end welding machine accommodates strip widths 0.250 to 3 in., thicknesses up to 0.060 in.

July 14, 2009

Guild Intl. has developed a welding machine for joining coil ends on production lines producing cored wire. The HMA Welder produces complete edge-to-edge welds on all types of lines producing cored wire from flat strip. It accommodates strip widths from 0.250 to 3 in. and thicknesses from 0.008 up...

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Large vibratory deburring machine introduced

July 14, 2009

Nova Finishing Systems Inc. has introduced the Supernova 2000 large vibratory deburring machine. The 2-cu.-ft., benchtop unit has a 24-in. square metal stand base and a reinforced stainless steel top plate with 12 standard springs, self-leveling feet, and a standard 0- to 60-minute timer.The unit...

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Diverter exhausts air from industrial machinery

July 14, 2009

Nordfab Ducting has introduced a standard-duty diverter that exhausts air only from industrial machinery while it is operating to help reduce the amount of heated or cooled air exhausted from the work area.The diverter can be manufactured from either galvanized or stainless...

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Weld backing tape suitable for up to 240 amps

July 14, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about its Argweld® weld backing tape. Three different grades of tape are available for welding up to 240 amps.The tape is placed at the back side of a weld, eliminating the need to manufacture backing bars and manipulate them...

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Press brake die storage system accommodates any die width

July 14, 2009

Proper Storage Systems Inc. has introduced a new press brake storage unit with rollout shelves. Each shelf has 10 sets of adjustable blocking to accommodate any die width. The shelves are 30 in. deep with widths of 48 and 96 in.The storage unit comes with three or four shelves with 7 or 11 in. of...

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Band saw blades suitable for interrupted cutting applications

July 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the Versatix™ MP line of multipurpose band saw blades. They feature a new tooth design that is suitable for interrupted cutting applications in structural steels, tubes, and small solids. The patent-pending design dissipates heat during cutting to help...

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Shotblast system descales, cleans structural shapes before, after fabrication

July 14, 2009

Wheelabrator structural steel shotblast cleaning systems are designed for descaling and cleaning structural shapes before or after fabrication. The model 2436 uses Autoblast(R) wheels and has a 24-in.-wide by 36-in.-high cleaning envelope and a variable-speed roll conveyor.The systems use...

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CAM nesting software enhanced

July 14, 2009

MTC Software, a Hypertherm brand, has launched the latest version of its CAM nesting software, ProNest 2010. The software incorporates improvements to standard features, optional modules, and machine setups.With this version, users have more control when working with CAD files, the company states....

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7-axis welding robot offers improved torch access into tight places

July 14, 2009

Motoman has introduced the seven-axis VA1400 Versatile Arc welding robot. Located in the lower arm, the seventh (E) axis acts as an elbow, which helps improve torch access into tight places and allows the robot to reach both sides of a part. The robot is available in floor-, wall-, or...

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Packing robot features 110.3-lb. payload, 360-degree work envelope

July 14, 2009

Motoman's four-axis MPK50 robot with DX100 controller for packing applications features a 110.3-lb. payload and a 360-degree work envelope. A slim manipulator design enables it to reach into confined spaces.The robot is floor-mounted and has a 65.7-in. vertical reach, 78.6-in. horizontal reach, and...

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Filters help EDMs run at peak efficiencies

July 14, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG), a division of MC Machinery Systems Inc., offers Van-TG premium high-performance filters for EDM users.The 5-micron filters now are available in 0.5 to 1.5 microns for micrograin carbide and small wire jobs. The filters are designed to pack in more surface area...

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