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Aida-America names president and COO

Aida-America Corp. announced Takeshi Nakazawa, who transferred as vice president of operations in March 2017, was promoted to president and COO. Nakazawa replaces Pat Ambuske as president and COO, who is retiring after 17 years of service. Nakazawa began his career with the company in 1987 and has held numerous positions in multiple locations, including… Continued

Vertical airflow cabinet oven from Grieve

The Model VA-500 is a 500 degree F cabinet oven from Grieve Corp. used to finish batch loads of metal parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of the oven measure 26 in. wide by 26 in. deep by 38 in. high, and 6.6 kW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements. A 700-cfm, 1/2-hp… Continued

Weldcote announces ceramic flap discs

Weldcote Metals introduced its C-Prime and C-Prime Plus ceramic flap discs. The polyester backing is for aggressive grinding applications that do not require excessive flexibility. The Plus discs feature poly-cotton backing with high-quality ceramic grain, which provides stretch and flexibility. The ceramic grains in the flap discs contain a grinding aid for cooler running temperatures… Continued

Esco introduces prep tool

Esco Tool introduced The C-Hog Millhog O.D. clamping end prep tool, a portable beveling tool for performing end preps on thin-wall tube. The tool evenly distributes holding power to securely mount on the outside of high-purity thin-wall tube and perform chatter-free welding end preps. Maintaining the integrity of the inside of the tube, it can… Continued

Part support feature from Multicyl

Multicyl Inc.’s MLR (Multicyl Linear Rail system) adjustable punching tables use shop air with standard Press-in-a-Box cylinder packages to supply the punching power. The company introduced a new adjustable part support option. Sliding on its own separate rail and using the MLR standard Easy Clamp system, the user can add or remove part supports as… Continued

Xiris’ software includes new feature

Xiris Automation Inc. released of an expanded version of WeldStudio, its software utility for controlling and displaying images from weld cameras. The latest version includes a picture-in-a-picture (PIP) feature, which allows for an inset window to be created in the camera image. Key areas of interest within the inset window can be set up with… Continued

Bernard’s consumable system for MIG guns

Bernard announced its AccuLock S consumable system for higher productivity and optimized wire feeding, while also simplifying installation and maintenance. The system includes a contact tip, nozzle, gas diffuser, liner, and power pin and power pin cap. The consumables solve issues associated with poor wire feeding in semi-automatic MIG welding, such as birdnesting, burnback and… Continued

Lantek launches latest software release

Lantek’s Global Release 2019 incorporates more than 60 new features for the design and cutting of sheet metal parts and production planning. The aim of the new features is to extract and use data generated in the daily operation of factories. The data can then be used to optimize processes and be analyzed to enable… Continued

Fume extraction systems from ULT

The ULT 200.1 series from ULT LLC is for the removal of laser and soldering fumes, dusts, gases, odors and vapors. The fume extraction systems’ modularity provides high flexibility regarding changing process conditions. The devices can be individually equipped with different filter units, such as for higher pollutant amounts or with activated carbon as needed.… Continued

Pferd introduces ceramic oxide flap discs

Pferd Inc. released Polivlies ceramic oxide Co-Cool flap discs. The abrasive material provides special top-sizing for reduced loading and cooler grinding on poor heat-conducting materials. The interleaved flap construction alternates between aggressive coated abrasive and nonwoven material, allowing for grinding followed by surface conditioning in a single operation. The discs are recommended for work on… Continued

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