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November 15, 2017

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November 15, 2017
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American-Precision-Style Press-Brake Tooling with New Safety Features
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, MN, has introduced American-precision-style press-brake tooling featuring the company's new Maglock magnetic safety system. Compatible with press-brake laser and optical safety systems, this full line of punches and dies is available in lengths from 0.5 to 18 in. Continue Reading
Case History: High-Performance Bandsaw Halves Cutting Times
A difficult-to-machine, highly tempered steel for medical engineering presented a major challenge to Werner Weitner, a German special-tool and workshop-equipment manufacturer. With cutting times as long as 15 min., the sawing process was protracted and unproductive. By adding the new KastoWin Pro AC 5.6 high-performance bandsaw from Kasto (with U.S.-based Kasto, Inc. located in Export, PA) , the company was able to halve the processing times, thus making its production considerably more efficient. Continue Reading
New Control for Monitoring Wire-EDM Processes
MC Machinery Systems, Chicago, IL, offers the new M800 EDM control, included in Mitsubishi wire-EDM (electrical discharge machining) units to increase productivity and help keep track of production jobs. The M800-series control uses rotational and tilting functionality, while providing job monitoring and important information in a single view. The 19-in. touchscreen enables the user to swipe, pinch and tap to view, making it a much easier interface to interact with than previous models, according to Mitsubishi officials. Continue Reading
Miniature Wire Brushes for Precision Cleaning, Deburring and Surface Conditioning
Pferd Inc., Milwaukee, WI, offers miniature brushes for precision, highly repeatable cleaning, light-deburring and surface-conditioning results on a variety of materials, from hard alloys to soft aluminum. The lineup of wheel, cup and end configurations includes stem-mounted miniature brushes ideally suited for the precision applications required in many industries, including electronics, medical, aerospace and jewelry. Continue Reading
Soft-Grip Air Gun For Cleaning Inside Diameters
A new soft-grip back-blow air gun from Exair Corp., Cincinnati, OH, delivers a blast of air to effectively blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. The ergonomic design of the air gun keeps the operator's hand in a comfortable position so it can be used for hours without operator fatigue. Continue Reading
Versatile, Lightweight Lamp-Post Cranes
Engineered Material Handling (EMH), Valley City, OH, has debuted its versatile AL System lamp-post workstation cranes, offering workstation-placement solutions that provide convenient access for optimum efficiency. Economical, easily installed and maintenance-free, the cranes feature lightweight aluminum track profiles for loads to 2200 lb., an exclusive EMH T-slot design, anodized enclosed rails and anti-kickup nylon wheels. Continue Reading

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