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Protection from Coolant, Swarf, Particles

PJ Development offers the +proFace available in two sizes with both offering protection of the operator and surrounded operators from coolant, swarf and particles. By being attached right at the source of hazard, the +proFace adapts to existing air pressure guns and offers improvement in work safety. This tool is designed to create a cleaner workshop environment and increase the productivity of cleaning and replacing parts to machine. Different materials are available to ensure the +proFace will suit various customer needs. It is scratch res...

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Hexagon Acquires NEXTSENSE GmbH

Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technology solutions, has announced the acquisition of NEXTSENSE, an innovator in non-contact profile measurement and surface inspection. NEXTSENSE specializes in solutions that enhance product quality with speed and efficiency at micrometer accuracy in the automotive, railway, steel and aerospace industries. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Graz, Austria, NEXTSENSE employs more than 80 people worldwide. Its advanced manual, inline and automated solutions are backed by patented CALIP...

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Advanced Grinders Team Up with Innovative Automation Solutions

Innovative automation solutions increase the output of the BLOHM PLANOMAT HP 412 surface and profile grinder, even for part applications that are tough to automate. In some instances, automation boosts productivity by as much as 30%-all while maintaining the same grinding speeds, feeds and cycle times. Shops continuously strive to improve grinding productivity, but not every application is easy to automate-such as parts requiring a lot of inspection and oversight. "The combination of advanced grinding systems, collaborative robot (cobot...

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Feeds, Speeds and Product Dimensional Data App

WIDIA has created an app designed to quickly access machining speeds and feeds for WIDIA tooling without interrupting production. The newly released Machining Central app scans the WIDIA product barcode or searches the tool's corresponding order number or an ANSI or ISO catalog number to automatically generate product information and availability along with feeds and speeds in seconds. Designed for machinists and engineers alike, WIDIA's Machining Central app also addresses specific machining needs that the recommended speeds and feeds may n...

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Omron Foundation Supports UM-Dearborn Engineering Students with $1M Gift and Scholarship

Omron Foundation has announced a gift of $1 million to the University of Michigan-Dearborn for the establishment of a new laboratory inside the university's Engineering Lab Building (ELB), a $90 million project expected to be complete in 2020. The new Omron Robotics and Human Factors Lab will be an addition to the state-of-the-art building that will provide UM-Dearborn students with a comprehensive, 21st-century engineering education. Omron Foundation coordinates the charitable efforts of all U.S.-based offices of the Omron Corporation. &...

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Industrial Vacuums for the Safe Removal of Silica Dust

"All Ruwac vacuum cleaners recommended for silica dust removal comply with the latest OSHA standards for worker safety while featuring filtration innovative technology that can be custom tailored to suit individual needs," said a company spokesperson. These industrial vacuums are suitable for use with vacuum-assist tools. Features and benefits of the vacuum include: Foot-actuated dustpans or newly redesigned direct bagging collection systems allow for easy, dust-free emptying while reducing user exposure to contaminants ...

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