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July 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fabricating Product News
July 20, 2016
Fabricating Product News
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Bandsaw Blades for
Steel-Grating Applications
Simonds Saw has introduced a bandsaw blade designed to provide low-vibration and high-efficiency cutting of steel grating. The new Bitec Plus blade, manufactured by Simonds' partner WESPA in Germany, features a wide band in a variety of widths from 1.25 to 2.0 in., which provides maximum beam strength for higher blade tension and cutting rates. Continue Reading
Gel-Style Lubricant Takes on
Large-Diameter Tube Bending
With new regulations restricting or eliminating chlorinated paraffin as an ingredient in metalforming fluids, the challenge has been to develop products safer for the environment and for worker exposure. Meeting that challenge, Irmco has developed its Gel 986-00D, its first in a new line of tube-bending lubricants free from chlorinated paraffin. The gel has proven successful in bending of pipe as large as 8-in. dia., of Type 304, 409 and 439 stainless steels. Successes also have been realized for bending smaller-diameter aluminized stainless-steel tube as large as 4-in. dia. Continue Reading
Gloves Offer Cut Protection
with Optimum Dexterity
The SmartCut BKCR3520 safety glove from Brass Knuckle Safety Products is an ANSI Cut Level 3 glove designed to combine medium-level cut protection with excellent abrasion and slip resistance. Continue Reading
Mid-Rail Gantry Waterjet System
Runs as Many as Four Cutting Heads
Jet Edge has introduced its latest generation of mid-rail gantry-style waterjet-cutting systems that can operate as many as four abrasive-jet or water-only cutting heads. The machines hold ±0.001-in. linear positional accuracy (over 12 in.) per axis and ±0.001-in. repeatability (bidirectional). Continue Reading
Innovative Pallet-Jack Safety Solution
On most manual pallet jacks, the back wheels are exposed, presenting a danger to the feet of operators or bystanders. By encasing the wheels of the manual pallet jack, the FootGuardian safety guard, from Tikiguard, LLC, reduces the exposure associated with foot rollover injuries. Continue Reading
Smart Panel Bender Promises
to Increase Productivity
The new BCe Smart 2220 panel-bending machine from Prima Power features a large working table that allows loading and unloading in a single sequence, increasing productivity. Thanks to a barcode reader and automatic tool-changing system, setup is quick and automatic, and activates dynamic production queues. Continue Reading
World's Smallest (reportedly)
1/2-Ton Hand Chain Hoist
Harrington Hoists, Inc. has introduced the new CX005 mini hand chain hoist, with a rated capacity of ½ ton and available with 10 or 20 ft. of lift. Continue Reading
Software Supports Precision Pipe Cutting, Eliminating Operator Calculations
HGG Pipe-Cutting Machines, combined with new optional Acorn Piping Software, deliver precision shapecutting and beveling while eliminating the time-consuming and costly need for operator calculation. Continue Reading

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See also: Osborn International, Plex Systems, Inc.