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Semiautomatic tube bender accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR

June 9, 2009

Ercolina's GB90/GB100 semiautomatic Giga Bender mandrel machine is suitable for bending tube, pipe, and square and rectangular profiles to CLR as tight as 1.5xD and accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR. The interactive PLC touchscreen offers access to auto and manual operating modes, system...

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Automatic beveler produces angles up to 60 degrees

June 9, 2009

Bug-O Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment has introduced the SPB-3000 Pitbull portable automatic beveler. According to the manufacturer, the unit produces clean, machined bevels without operator assistance.The self-propelled machine can bevel angles up to 60 degrees and mill all types of metal,...

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330-amp welding torch handles extreme applications

June 9, 2009

Abicor Binzel has introduced the new Abi-Flux welding torch. Rated at 330 amps, the torch is suitable for extreme applications in pipeline construction, cladding, and rail-joint welding, as well as repair work.The torch is equipped with a quick-change, 360-degree-rotatable swan neck and a...

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Lockout/tagout video training covers multiple work environments

June 9, 2009

Summit Training Source offers a new video/DVD training program, "Lockout/Tagout: Employee Awareness," to teach machine operators and other site workers the importance of the lockout/tagout procedures and best practices for preventing hazardous energy releases. The lockout/tagout system prevents...

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Lubricant system generates no fluid waste or staining, reduces mist, smoke

June 9, 2009

The ChilAire™ Lite lubricant system from Cool Clean Technologies is suitable for use in operations that normally are run dry, such as progressive stamping, grinding, and drilling. It can be integrated directly into new or existing machining equipment and processes.The system measures 16 by...

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Digital cross scanner captures all 3-D details in a single scan

June 9, 2009

Metris offers the XC65D scanner that captures all 3-D details of features, edges, pockets, ribs, and freeform surfaces in a single scan. The unit's digital operation boosts scanning frequency and drives intelligent laser intensity adaptation to scan any surface without user...

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3-D tube measuring system uses 10 hi-res digital cameras

June 9, 2009

Aicon has introduced TubeInspect HS, a camera-based, 3-D tube measuring system. It uses 10 digital cameras with high resolutions to measure the tubes. A spatial reference point field made from glass and located in the measuring cell allows the system to resort to reference points in different...

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Company announces name change

June 9, 2009

MG Systems & Welding, Inc. headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal machining centers, mainly plasma and oxyfuel, has officially changed its name to Messer Cutting Systems, Inc. The decision was made on a corporate level to improve brand consistency among all facilities;...

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AWS issues call for Image of Welding award nominations

June 9, 2009

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has issued a call for entries in the 7th Annual Image of Welding awards program, which recognizes public initiatives and programs that promote the image of welding. The entry deadline is July 10.The program, presented by the AWS, an organization dedicated...

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Welding chair, center established at University of Alberta

June 9, 2009

The University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering has named Dr. Patricio F. Mendez as the inaugural Weldco/industry chair in welding and joining in the Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering. This new industrial research chair is the cornerstone of the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining,...

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Applied Robotics names Innovation Matrix as distributor

June 9, 2009

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has signed Innovation Matrix Inc., a supplier of machine vision and motion software, hardware, and services in Los Altos, Calif., with branch offices and alliance partners in Taiwan,...

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Titanium 2009 scheduled for September

June 9, 2009

International Titanium Association's (ITA's) 25th Annual Conference, the only yearly event dedicated to the titanium industry, is slated for Sept. 13–16, 2009, in Hawaii.The conference brings together executives from the major titanium companies and international experts across the supply...

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Rankin Industries hires director of sales

June 9, 2009

Rankin® Industries™, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a manufacturer of buildup and hardfacing products, has added R.L. Baker as director of sales. He is responsible for global sales of the company's consumables and automation equipment.Baker has served as western regional manager of alloy sales...

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Boeing approves Master Chemical metalworking fluid, emulsion, for areas 5, 6

June 9, 2009

Master Chemical Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced that MicroSol 585, a nonchlorinated, semisynthetic metalworking fluid, and E917, a low-foaming, high-lubricity emulsion, are qualified for areas 5 and 6 of the Boeing process spec BAC5008. Area 5 approval includes machining of nonsealant and...

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Promotion provides turntable pallet wrapper at no charge

June 9, 2009

GaleWrap, an ITW Corp. company, has introduced a new program offering the GW-1200™ turntable pallet wrapper at no charge. This promotion is for new business only and requires a 12-pallet annual machine film commitment. Free spare parts for wearable items are provided, and the machine and film...

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