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Fastening, Joining, & Assembly

Fastening, Joining, & Assembly

Twin-lead screws

These rolled twin-lead screws are designed to install easily and eliminate alignment problems in the packaging, molding, food processing, assembly, and robotics industries. The one-piece design includes nuts and is available in thread screws with 0.0002 - 0.0003 inch/inch lead accuracy or in ball and acme screws with 0.001 inch/foot lead accuracy. The screws operate with a single motor or drive system, using right and left hand movement simultaneously.

Nook Industries, www.nookindustries.com. Enter 613

Gasketing material

Loctite(R) Durafoam(TM) 5975, a thixotropic self-foaming silicone liquid, is used in automotive applications such as air cleaner housings, electronic module covers, wiper motors, connector seals, fuse box covers, automotive door panels and door handles, and timing belt covers. The two-component material expands when cured and takes 10 minutes to cure in 80C heat. The liquid is intended to reduce Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) in design applications.

Loctite, www.loctite.com. Enter 614

Tilt table

The Pro-Air Tilt Table requires no electricity or hydraulics to position containers for parts removal or for better placement. With its 48- x 60-inch platform, the tilt table handles 6,000 lbs. load capacity, and a foot pedal control or pedestal-in-stalled control station tilts the table up to 40 degrees . A heavy-duty tilt retaining bar eliminates tangling retaining chains, and a tilt stabilizer eliminates bouncing of the table.

Pentalift Equipment Corporation, www.pentalift.com. Enter 615

Safety air coupler

SAFE AIR two-stage coupler is engineered to offer safety, durability, service, one-step connection, and a lightweight design. Rated to 232 psi and available in 5/16- and 3/8- inch dimensions, the coupler features a design that eliminates accidental disconnection. Applications include pneumatics and general air handling systems.

New Age Industries Inc., www.newageindustries.com. Enter 616

Flange and plugs

The Extra-Wide Flange reportedly protects surface area and eliminates improper installation, while the low-density polyethylene Center-Tab Pull Plugs allow for easy removal. These products are available in 14 sizes, with 1.25- to 3.25-inch diameters, in standard or one-fifth of standard cartons.

Niagara Plastics Co., www.niagaraplastics.com. Enter 617

Floor hatch

The Access Floor Hatch features stainless steel or galvanized construction, snap-in installation, and a two-position (open/closed) hinged rotating top. Used in work stations and other communications equipment, or where raised floors or under-floor access is available, the hatch is designed to end under-floor voice, data, and power cables.

P. Feiner & Sons, Inc. Enter 618

Manipulator system

The electric-powered Overhead-Mounted Manipulator System (UM Series) is developed for core handling and lifting applications in the company's line of ergonomic workstations and material handling equipment. Featuring specialized end effectors, the manipulator uses two speeds to lift up to 700 lbs at 24-in., allowing for lift strokes of 60 in. or more from floor level.

Unidex, www.unidex-inc.com. Enter 619

Horizontal machining center

The a51 horizontal machining center (HMC) is designed for automotive parts suppliers, general contract machining operations, and medium to high volume production shops. Complete with 400 mm pallet and 12,000 rpm spindle standard, it reportedly provides quick axis movement, fast spindle acceleration and deceleration, and low vibration. Additional options include a three-point support system, an automatic pallet changer with safety guard, an ergonomic swing operator control panel, and a standard air filtration unit.

Makino, www.makino.com. Enter 620

Aluminum fittings

Used indoors or outdoors, the one-piece ADA-compliant Kee Lite(TM) aluminum handrail fittings are made lightweight and corrosion-resistant, with high-grade Aluminum Silicone Magnesium alloy. The fitting attaches to the 1.25- to 1.5-inch diameter handrail at any angle, without the need for threading, welding, or drilling. Fittings are used in applications from contemporary architecture to corrosive/industrial/processing environments.

Kee Industrial Products, www.KeeLite.com. Enter 621

Enclosures

The 10-in. deep CONCEPT(R) Wallmount Enclosures, suitable for outdoor or indoor applications, are intended to separate dirt, dust, oil, and rain from electrical and electronic components. The enclosures are made with 16- or 14-gauge steel, providing a one-piece gasket with a contaminant-free seal. Designed with flush latching and hidden hinges, enclosures are available in 20 sizes, from 16 x 12 x 10 inches, to 60 x 36 x 10 inches.

Hoffman, www.ehoffman.com. Enter 622

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