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Pipe Saw Cuts Ductile Iron Pipe

The MILLHOG® APS-438 Air Powered Saw and steel WrapTrack® System, which produces square cuts with 1/8 in accuracy, is available from 6 in to 60 in diameter.
The MILLHOG APS-438 Air Powered Saw and steel WrapTrack System from ESCO is a rigid pipe cutting system suited for cutting stainless steels, Inconel®, and other highly alloyed pipe without leaving a heat affected zone.

FABTECH 2014: Welding, Tube & Pipe Fabrication

Booth C-2454: When Velocity contact tips  from Tweco / Victor Technologies were tested in this heavy fabrication application using .045 in and 1/16 in gas shielded flux cored wire, 13 contact tips lasted for five months.
Here are some reviews of the weld fixturing and accessories, tube & pipe equipment and other systems being exhibited at this year's show.

Angle Grinders Maximize Material Removal

The key features in the 1660 and 2260 angle grinders include dual auxiliary handle positions, reversible throttle handle and interchangeable guards that allow for versatility to fit any application.
The 1660 and 2260 Angle Grinders from Cleco Tools have a streamlined angle head and all metal housing for ultimate ruggedness that minimizes shop downtime, enhances productivity and increases the bottom line.

Fast Cutting, Long Lasting Portable Band Saw Blade

The Morse 811 portable saw blade is the fastest cutting, longest, and portable blade in the market today.
The Morse 811 portable band saw blade from M. K. Morse combines an aggressive tooth with a variable tooth pattern to reduce vibration and increase cutting speed.

Software Automates Quality Inspection

Verisurf AUTOMATE is graphical object oriented sequencing and CMM probe path generation software that quickly and easily creates automated inspection plans, executes them and generates reports.
Verisurf X8 makes CMMs, portable CMMs, and 3D scanners more productive for automated inspection, guided assembly, and reverse engineering.

Servo Gearheads for Demanding Automation Applications

The PLFN high precision planetary with EN ISO 9409 output is compact with high stiffness and comes in 5 sizes, 13 ratios, with torques up to 1800 Nm.
Planetary gearboxes and matching stepper motors from Neugart are ideal for automated machine tool systems and controlled-motion applications. 

Safety in the Digital Age: Regulating Worker Use of Distracting Devices

There are many good reasons for crafting policies for reducing distraction but, in the end, workers must exercise significant self-discipline in maintaining the appropriate levels of focus. As with any regulation, restrictions placed on distraction can have unintended consequences and may even lead to greater risk. 
The dangers of distraction while working have garnered a great deal of attention. Distraction increases the risk of injury, but taking the appropriate steps to reduce distraction are neither easy nor simple. Much thought must be given to the consequences, fairness, and practicality of any regulations aimed at reducing the risks associated with worker distraction.

Shop Vending of MRO Items

The VLM180 Vertical Lift Modules can reach a height of up to 40 ft with the option to ascend in 6 in increments, within the elevated racking systems. It lifts and stores parts, equipment and supplies up to 500 lb per tray. 
The TX750, AutoLocker FX and Vertical Lift Modules from AutoCrib deliver never-before-seen capabilities to store, track and manage MRO inventory.