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Will You Hold This, T-Rex?

July 19, 2010 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The T-Rex Test Stand from Cooper Instruments (Shawnee, OK) has been designed to accommodate a variety of materials, component, and product tests. The flexible system provides a capacity of 4 tons in tension and 10 tons in compression. The numerous applications possible with the T-Rex system include, according to the manufacturer: mechanical connection tests, adhesive bond strength verification, crushing strength review, and more.

Video Release: Repair Anything

July 16, 2010 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

PSI Repair Services, Inc. (PSI, Livonia, MI) has launched a new video that showcases PSI’s repair facilities, advanced diagnostic equipment, as well as the cost-saving services PSI offers. The company offers repair services on electronics (circuit boards, drives), hydraulic components (servos, motors, pumps), industrial robots, legacy system components from all the major suppliers, and more.

Make An Impact

July 16, 2010 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ingersoll Rand (Annandale, NJ) has designed the new 2015MAX and 2025MAX Hammerhead low-profile Impactools, which are designed for optimal performance even in extremely confined spaces. According to the company, the tools have the power and speed of an impact combined with the reach of a ratchet, with a head-height of less than 2”, 180 ft-lb of max torque, and 7,100rpm of speed.

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Seals Are Nashville-Bound

July 15, 2010 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tencarva Machinery Company (Greensboro, NC) has expanded its territory for representation of the John Crane lines of seals to include Tennessee. The mechanical seal brand names now available through Tencarva in Tennessee include John Crane, Sealol, Safematic, and Flexibox.

The Ultimate Dock Compatability

July 13, 2010 7:08 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Manual Safety-Chock from Serco (Carrollton, TX) provides loading docks with a versatile wheel restraint solution, capable of engaging and restraining the wide range of trailers that come to the dock, including trucks with lift gates, damaged rear impact guards, or different axle configurations.

Aluminum Versus Stainless Steel

July 13, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Parker Hannifin Corporation (Columbus, OH) has introduced a new line of SAE aluminum tube fittings that are approximately 65 percent lighter than equivalent steel and stainless steel fittings, according to the company. The aluminum fittings can reduce the costs of converting a system from steel or stainless steel because no component redesign is necessary.

Keep Your Rollers Organized

July 13, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Proofer Storage Stand from the Paul N. Gardner Co., Inc. (Pompano Beach, FL) safety stores six proofer rollers and the proofer assembly. The rollers are suspended by their journals to protect the engraved surface area, and rollers with wide or narrow hubs can also be stored.

Low-Cost, Durable Workstations

July 12, 2010 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) introduces its new All-Purpose Workbench, a high-quality, general purpose workbench capable of supporting 1,000 pounds. There are dozens of choices for storage, adjustability and configurability, available accessories and options, mobility, and colors, giving users a bunch system best suited for their particular needs.

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Feed Cables Faster

July 9, 2010 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Greenlee (Rockford, IL) has updated its 6810 Cable Feeder to be more effective when used with low friction cables, such as the Southwire SIMpull. As a result, the feeder now comes equipped with new tires that are capable of operating pressures up to 50 psi, compared to 22 psi for the previous version.

Hone Your Soldering Skills

July 8, 2010 6:33 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Practical Components (Alamitos, CA) has released the WTK-1 Terminal and Wire training kit, which includes everything customers need to train and practice their wire soldering skills. The kit contains three different gauges of wire and five styles of terminals, representative of what is available in the marketplace.

Clean Parts Faster

July 6, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The five-gallon Oil Eater Table-Top Parts Cleaner from Kafko International Ltd. (Skokie, IL) makes the cleaning of greasy parts faster, easier, and safer, according to the company. The water-soluable Oil Eater solution flows through the integral cleaning brush, allowing for an easier clean-up.

Polyurethane Coatings For Tough Environments

July 6, 2010 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) introduces Polysiloxane 1K, a single-component polysiloxane finish coat that provides weathering and chemical resistance like other polyurethanes. The 1K coat also has long-term color and gloss retention, extending the system’s life cycle in harsh environments, making it an ideal steel coating choice for maintenance in industrial environments.

Remove Fasteners With Heat

July 1, 2010 12:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Snap-on Industrial (Kenosha, WI) is now offering the Mini-Ductor II, a handheld, portable induction heater designed to safely and accurately heat nuts, bolts, and other fasteners, making removal easier. The Mini-Ductor II uses electromagnetic fields to heat the fasteners precisely while leaving the surrounding area untouched.

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Two-In-One Grooves

July 1, 2010 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Combo Roll Groovers from Reed Manufacturing Company (Erie, PA) are now available in a new model for larger pipe, the RGCOMBO812, which forms standard rolled grooves in 8” to 12” steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The two-in-one tool yields cost savings by allowing a complete change in minutes from power machine operation to manual work, according to the company.

A Blast Of Ice

July 1, 2010 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cold Jet, LLC (Cincinnati, OH) has announced the new Aero V, a compact, single-hose electric dry ice blast cleaning system. The Aero V uses a compact variable feed system with an aerodynamic rotor to ensure high reliability and smooth pulse-free dry ice blasting performance.

Cut Anything

July 1, 2010 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The pneumatic saw and quick-clamp assembly from ESCO Tool (Holliston, MA) lets users cut steel plate up to 2” thick and 15’ wide anywhere there is a 90 psi compressed air supply. The APS-438 Air-Powered Saw and Quick-Clamp lets workers take the saw to the steel plate rather than transporting the plate to a large table saw.

Work Lamps Reimagined

June 28, 2010 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Grote Industries (Madison, IN) has developed a new version of its Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb, which is designed to operate in adverse conditions where sodium chloride, high humidity, and other corrosive elements wreak havoc on most PAR 36 incandescent work lamps.

High-Pressure Pipe Cleaners

June 21, 2010 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new family of Rotating Line Moles (RLM) are now available from NLB Corp. (Wixom, MI), and give users more than 40 choices to clean pipes with high-pressure water. The RLMs feature operating pressures of 10,000 or 20,000 psi, plus a variety of flows and nozzle patterns for specific applications.

Eliminate Flux, Dirt

June 21, 2010 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aqueous Technologies Corp. (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) introduces the Trident OneShot automatic deflexing and cleanliness testing system, which is designed to work with post-reflow circuit assemblies. The OneShot is equipped with a 16” touch-screen interface, unlimited recipe quantities, a Windows PC control platform, networking capabilities, and real-time cleanliness testing.

Hold Delicate Parts

June 18, 2010 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ROTA NCR 6-jaw compensation chunk from SCHUNK (Morrisville, NC) allows the clamping of thin-walled and easily-deformed components with diameters up to 1,200mm. The ROTA NCR consists of a central chuck piston, which has three inner pendulums positioned at 120°, which work in conjunction with three pairs of base jaws.

Buy Genuine

June 17, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Genuine Moyno (Springfield, OH) replacement parts ensure Moyno pumps continue to perform and help reduce the total cost of ownership. The parts meet all product design parameters, quality standards, and manufacturing tolerances. In addition, Moyno’s parts help protect product warranties.

Cleaning Gets A Cold

June 17, 2010 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cold Jet, LLC (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced the Aero 40 HP, a compact, high-pressure dry ice blast cleaning system, which provides economical cleaning in an environmentally-friendly format. The Aero 40 HP uses Cold Jet’s SureFlow system to prevent clogging and pellet sublimation, ensuring uninterrupted cleaning performance.

Tubular Products Made-To-Order

June 15, 2010 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Penn Stainless Products (Quakertown, PA) now offers nonstandard welded tubular items in stainless, duplex, nickel, 6-moly, and chrome moly materials. They can also be ordered in light gauge and heavy wall thicknesses. Made-to-order OD sizes range from 1/8” through 96” diameter, while stock sizes range from 1/8” to 24” diameter.

Keep Cables And Hoses Safe

June 15, 2010 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

igus (East Providence, RI) is now offering the RX energy tube, which was developed especially for the machine tool industry, and is nearly 100 percent chip-proof. The domed outer contour allows debris — such as metal or wood chips — to simply fall off the tube.

Light Up Your Plant

June 14, 2010 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

General Mfg., Inc. (Bluffton, IN) has launched its IS300 Intrinsically Safe, Cordless LED work light. The IS300 comes with three 3-watt LEDs and has the capability of operating in beam mode for use as an inspection light. The long-life LEDs are rated at 50,000 hours and produce 5,000K bright, white light.

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