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    Taking a winner to market

    December 8, 2010 by Noelle Stapinsky, features editor

    ICI founder and president Terry Ball with a small section of FRT panel that has stopped a 44-calibre Magnum round. The fibre slows and dissapates the impact. Photo: Noelle Stapinsky Canadian manufacturers are certainly capable of coming up with innovative

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    Autodesk adds offline editing to AutoCAD WS

    December 1, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Designers who have their heads in the cloud can access, edit and share their AutoCAD designs and DWG drawing files anywhere using web browsers and mobile devices with AutoCAD WS, but now the app supports offline editing, too.

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    Stroke adjustment improves pump performance

    August 26, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Neptune Chemical Pump Co.’s Series 500 metering pumps have a stroke adjustment feature that improves valve performance over traditional variable-linkage designs.

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    Leakproof CTS a retrofit for Fadal VMCs

    August 26, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    If you have a Fadal vertical machining centre, MAG, the global machine tool and systems supplier, says its new CYCLO BLAST coolant through-spindle (CTS) system will raise machine efficiency and extend tool life.

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    Laptop station protects your plant computer

    August 19, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Mobile Laptop Computer Station boosts plant efficiency. Photo: Creform GREER, SC: Laptop computers are playing an increasingly large role in integrating the manufacturing environment and ensuring that vital information is available when and where it’s needed. But they can be

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    New PACs optimize plant performance

    August 19, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    ControlLogix L73 and L75 controllers provide advanced memory, speed and processing within the Rockwell Automation integrated architecture system. Photo: Rockwell AutomationMILWAUKEE, Wis.: Rockwell Automation has made two additions to its Allen-Bradley ControlLogix family of controllers, both leveraging the single design

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    RHH-5000 leveller smoothes transitions

    August 12, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Smooth-transition technology for safer, more productive lift truck travel with heavy loads.Photo: Rite-Hite MILWAUKEE, Wis.: Rite-Hite has added smooth-transition technology to its line of high-capacity loading dock levellers with the RHH-5000 and RHJ-5000 JUMBO. They accommodate the gross loads ranging

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    Waterjet cutting for mobile applications

    August 5, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Jet Edge’s iP60-80DS. Photo: Jet EdgeST. MICHAEL, Minn.: Water jet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc.’s new iP60-80DS diesel-powered water jet intensifier pump produces up to 1.35 gpm (5.1 L/m) of ultra-high pressure water for mobile water jet cutting applications. The Minneapolis

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    Cart streamlines assembly

    August 5, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Use cart systems as part of a lean program. Photo: Creform GREER, SC: Kitting carts from Creform Corp. help minimize inventory space on the production floor by giving assemblers the exact parts they need as they are needed. The carts

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    Gear reducer for hygienic production

    July 29, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    The stainless steel construction prevents any kind of corrosion. Photo: SEW BRAMALEA, Ont.: A special housing design and high-quality stainless steel makes SEW-EURODRIVE’s KESA37  gear reducer a good candidate for providing motion in areas that require a lot of intense

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    Near infrared digital high-speed imaging

    July 29, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Phantom ir300 Provides Extended Spectral Response Beyond Visible Light.Photo: Vision Research WAYNE, NJ: Need to see what’s going on in near infrared (NIR) spectrum lighting conditions? Vision Research, a Wayne, NJ-based manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, has added a

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    RHINO mounts your DC power supply

    July 7, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    RHINO panel and DIN rail mountable power supplies. Photo: AutomationDirect CUMMING, Ga.: AutomationDirect has added panel and DIN rail mountable power supplies designed for applications requiring basic DC voltage to its RHINO product line. The panel-mountable RHINO PSS series is

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    Fabric enclosure contains plant environmental issues

    July 7, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Fabric wall system controls temperature, heat, humidity, sound, odour, dust and fumes. Photo: Zoneworks MILWAUKEE, Wis.: When an environmental issue arises in the plant or warehouse, Zoneworks has a fabric wall system that will contain the area. Zoneworks, a Milwaukee,

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    PVC filter monitors water and corrosives

    June 29, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    New PVC filter monitors are available in two dial sizes: 2.5-in diameter. Photo: Orange Research MILFORD, Conn.: New PVC filter monitors from Orange Research measure differential pressure to check the health of filter media in filtration equipment for water and

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    Recon software monitors automation systems

    June 29, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Integrity Recon software keeps and eye on automation systems.Photo: PAS HOUSTON: PAS’s new Integrity Recon software improves the reliability of automation systems based on Microsoft computing platforms. These platforms reside on Process Control Networks (PCNs) and include hardware, operating systems,