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Ignored No More

One example of wet dust collection technology is the Type N RotoClone that cleans the air by the combined action of centrifugal force and a thorough intermixing of water and dust-laden air. Its unique airfoil design impeller provides the complete scrubbing necessary to precipitate fine particles and maximize the cleaning effect of the energy used. The Type N combines high efficiency, low maintenance costs, low water usage and flexibility into a single rugged, well proven piece of equipment. (First view)
Here are the reasons why wet dust collectors are a safe and economical solution for manufacturing operations to use in preventing industrial dust explosions. 

A New State of Flux

The unique Integrated Cold Electrode technology for submerged arc welding applications from ESAB can substantially increase productivity while exceeding critical welds requirements by exploiting the excess heat from the Twin SAW process to melt an additional non-powered welding electrode. This doubles the productivity in deposition rates and in root welds when compared to single wire welding. (First view)
Take a look at how these new submerged arc welding systems meet the demands of heavy fabrication, shipbuilding, pressure vessel, beam fabrication, wind tower and pipe manufacturing.

Here Comes The Sun

Sun Country Trailers tested the new consumables welding on the front-end of its 53 ft step-deck trailers. Here, 20 contact tips lasted for seven months, burning more than 7,000 lb of wire in the process.
Trailer manufacturer Sun Country proves Tweco Velocity MIG consumables can weather even the toughest high-volume spray transfer applications and pass with flying colors.

Welcome to the Internet of Things

The Intel® IoT Platform illustrates an end-to-end model of the foundation necessary for seamlessly and securely connecting devices, delivering data to the cloud, and delivering value through analytics. In the world of IoT, job shops, contract manufacturers and metal service centers will compete to make more money by being better at connecting data silos, processing data, communicating it and integrating everything together, all at once, into the faster delivery of better products.
On this playing field, anything that can be connected, will be connected. Those who can adapt to connecting will thrive. Those who can’t, well . . .

Analytics: The New Frontier in Manufacturing

In the Internet of Things, manufacturers must navigate through a complex landscape of challenges in order to provide unprecedented gains in agility, productivity, quality, responsiveness, risk mitigation, and economic value generation. Data analytics is the way to do this.
Data analytics is a key technology that is creating new frontier for manufacturers to uncover new insights that can speed their decision-making and improve their business performance.

How to Select a Single-Source Automation Supplier

A single-source automation supplier should be experienced in integrating auxiliary processes, like part identification, part deburr and inspection. They should also be familiar with overhead automation, robot end-of-arm tooling design and program development, the best ways to orient the machines and keeping the machines clear for easy access. (First view)
Matching the automation to the need keeps a shop competitive, which is precisely why the selection of knowledgeable and experienced suppliers is equally or potentially more important than choosing the actual equipment.

New Ways for a New Day

Nearly 80 percent of the costs associated with welding in the field are related to labor. By switching to Pulsed MIG and modified short-circuit MIG processes that increase efficiency with travel speeds that are three to four times faster than TIG or stick welding, field applications can significantly increase productivity without sacrificing weld quality.
Advances in welding technologies and processes can help fabricators address the shortage of skilled welders, shorter project turnaround times, the need to report and document weld quality, and other critical industry challenges that are impacting their profitability. Here’s how. 

Tooling Up for Large Radii: Four Methods for Forming Radius Parts

Bump forming large radius parts can be the most cost-effective way for a shop to fabricate parts with large radii because no tooling investment is necessary and it is easier to form nearly any radius with a six-axis backgauge. Bump forming can also be used when square-to-round transitions in conical shaped parts are needed, such as the part shown here. (First view)
Is your shop having problems forming parts that require a large radius with a press brake? These four proven techniques can increase your part quality and eliminate scrap with minimal investment.

Machine Tool Orders Down in May

The $336.98 million in orders was a drop of 13 percent from the previous month.

Fluid Recycling Return on Investment

Eriez explains how investing in a fluid recycling program pays off through reduced costs, liability and environmental impact, improved workplace safety and better employee health.