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Digitizing waterjet allows reverse engineering

February 9, 2010

WARDJet offers a waterjet system with a digitizing capability, allowing reverse engineering of physical parts that have no drawings or electron files. Large parts can be laid on the waterjet table, and the waterjet memorizes the part profile. With the X series controller, the waterjet cutting head...

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Double swivel band saw has quick-slide vise

February 9, 2010

Scotchman® Industries has introduced the DS-20 double swivel, 20-in. band saw. The horizontal band saw swings 45 degrees right or 60 degrees left with a quick-slide vise. The saw's capacity is 14 in. high by 20 in. wide at 90 degrees; 14 in. by 14 in. at 45 degrees; and 14 in. by 10 in. at 60...

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DC power sources designed for mechanized SAW, GMAW

February 9, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the LAF DC power sources. The three-phase, fan-cooled DC welding power sources are designed for mechanized SAW or GMAW. They can be used in combination with the company's A2-A6 equipment and A2-A6 process controllers (PEK or PEI). All welding...

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Midrange press brake automatically selects bend sequences

February 9, 2010

Bystronic has introduced a new version of its midrange press brake, the EP series. The new machine, equipped with the Cybelec DNC 880S 2D control, can select bend sequences automatically to help simplify operations. The press brake features standard active hydraulic crowning, which can deliver...

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Vacuum lifter attaches to contoured structures, vessels

February 9, 2010

Anver Corp. has introduced the VPFL4-20-AIR series vacuum generator, a below-the-hook vacuum lifter that attaches to contoured structures and vessels. The lifter features a tribeam design with adjustable, pivoting suction cups. Accommodating loads from 24 to 48 in. in diameter and up to 500 lbs.,...

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Pipe cutting machine's operating system converts 3-D coordinates into tubular structures in XML format

February 9, 2010

Vernon Tool has announced that the WinMPM™ operating system on its pipe cutting machines now seamlessly converts 3-D coordinates into finished tubular structures in new industry-standard XML format. The system is compatible with 3-D structural, isometric, and pressure vessel modeling packages...

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Press brake monitoring system detects even small foreign bodies

February 9, 2010

Pilz offers the PSENvip camera-based protection system for visual monitoring of press brake bending processes. When installed on the upper die of a press brake, the system detects even small foreign bodies in the protected field between the transmitter and receiver. It also records control data...

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Belt, disk finishing machine's belt section can be positioned vertically or horizontally

February 9, 2010

Dayton's combination belt and disk finishing machines are suitable for grinding, sanding, polishing, deburring, and finishing on metal and other materials. The machines have a capacitor motor that supplies the current required during start-up and running under load to support better finished parts...

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Pressure washers, steam cleaners introduced

February 9, 2010

Sioux Corp. has introduced the E-series all-electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners. Each machine has a compact, portable design for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing conveyors, material handling equipment, floors, walls, and mixing and storage tanks; removing oil and grease on...

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Flowmeter enables nonintrusive pipe flow measurement

February 9, 2010

Shenitech LLC has announced the availability of its third-generation STUF-300F1B wall-mount transit-time flowmeter. Designed for nonintrusive pipe flow measurement, the flowmeter uses a pair of clamp-on ultrasonic transducers to measure flow from outside the pipe. Accuracy is ±1 percent, or...

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3-D scanner captures images from all angles, combines them into one

February 9, 2010

Exact Metrology Inc. has introduced the MH 3-D scanner from Artec. The lightweight, hand-held 3-D scanner allows users to scan target objects from any angle. The scanner requires no mounts or markers. It works like a regular video camera, but instead of a 2-D image, the result is a 3-D image...

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Drop carbide dispenser features improved deposition control

February 9, 2010

Mavrix Automatic Welding has redesigned its drop carbide dispensing system to improve the control over the rate of deposited carbide into the weld stream. Through management and regulation of incoming voltage, the vibration unit no longer is influenced through variation of line voltage that affects...

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Metalworking fluid works with cast and wrought-iron aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high nickel alloys

February 9, 2010

Chemetall has introduced Tech-Cool® 35052, a premium-grade, chlorine EP-activated, heavy-duty, semisynthetic metalworking fluid designed for use with cast and wrought aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high-nickel alloys. The blend of chlorinated EP ingredients helps the fluid...

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Jervis B. Webb Co. hires president, co-CEO

February 9, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. and provider of material handling systems, has announced the appointment of Brian Stewart as president and co-CEO. Stewart replaces Ryuichi Kitaguchi, who has retired from the company. Previously Stewart served as executive vice...

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D&S Mfg. installs wire mesh belt blaster

February 9, 2010

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a custom Pangborn ES-2050 wire mesh belt blaster. The machine is the result of a strategic collaboration among Metcast of New Berlin, Wis.; Pangborn Corp. of...

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