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Wood’s Powr-Grip Offers Inteli-Grip Vacuum Lifters

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Wood’s Powr-Grip Offers Inteli-Grip Vacuum Lifters

Posted on 19 October 2016 by CRadmin3

inteli-gripHandling large sheets of glass, stone, metal and other materials can be challenging and inherently risky. As a result, work is continually being done to improve products by making them safer, more efficient and more responsive to the customers’ needs.

In anticipation of those needs, Wood’s Powr-Grip developed the next generation of vacuum lifters featuring the company’s proprietary Intelli-Grip™ technology. This state-of-the-art design reportedly monitors the lifter’s vacuum and power systems, adjusts resources as necessary, and notifies the operator when something requires special attention. It tells the operator what they need to know, when they need to know it, allowing them to focus on the material handling job and not the nuances of lifter operation.

Vacuum lifters with Intelli-Grip™ communicate critical information at a glance via a color LCD display screen. A flashing amber strobe light and audible alarm warn about conditions that may compromise safety. These vacuum lifters also host a variety of safety features that help prevent anyone from performing dangerous actions. On every lift Intelli-Grip™ tests for a good vacuum seal and checks for low power. If the battery is dangerously low, it also prevents the lifter from attaching to loads. Every time the vacuum lifter is powered up, Intelli-Grip™ automatically performs self-diagnostics, to make certain the lifter is ready-to-go. Unique service codes quickly identify potential problems, minimizing lifter down-time. Smart power management enables the lifter to work longer on a single charge.

You may also be interested in this article about Powr-Grip’s vacuum pad with replaceable ring.

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Improved Metabo Grinders Available from GranQuartz

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Improved Metabo Grinders Available from GranQuartz

Posted on 12 October 2016 by CRadmin3

granquartz-metabo-grindersGrandQuartz is now offering the recently re-engineered Metabo grinders. The improved grinders reportedly provide more torque and power with less vibration, allowing you to get the work done faster. According to the company the grinders now provide up to 50 percent more torque than the previous generation, up to 20 percent more power than previous models and up to 20 percent more overload capacity in extreme applications. The grinders are also equipped with a patented mechanical safety slip clutch that reduces the risk of grinder kickback. The anti-vibration systems can reduce hand/arm vibrations by 60 percent and extend wheel and tool life up to 100 percent (not standard on WEV-10-125).

You may also be interested in this article about polishing wheels from GranQuartz.

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StoneTalk Episode 20: Terrance Jacobs

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StoneTalk Episode 20: Terrance Jacobs

Posted on 22 March 2016 by cradmin

Listen to Episode 20 of Moraware’s StoneTalk podcast right here. In this episode, host Patrick Foley speaks with Terrance Jacobs of TCL Asset Group. The two discuss last year’s auction of Breton equipment and much more:

  • Reasons for having your equipment and machinery appraised
  • Differentiating between an asset audit and business valuation
  • How to spot red flags before buying machinery

A full transcript of this episode can be viewed at the Moraware website: Episode 20 – Terrance Jacobs.

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Triton II Bridge Saw Now Available Direct from Matrix Machine

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Triton II Bridge Saw Now Available Direct from Matrix Machine

Posted on 08 February 2016 by cradmin4

Triton II Autocut Bridge SawTriton II has made its autocut bridge saw available directly from Matrix Machine. Its features include a 10-in. touch-screen display, a green line laser, English and Spanish language options, automatic water and laser on/off, a 10-in. by 6-in. ground bridge, and a 20-hp sawing motor.

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Weha Debuts New Steel Carbon Fiber Rodding

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Weha Debuts New Steel Carbon Fiber Rodding

Posted on 03 February 2016 by cradmin

WEHA steel carbon fiber roddingWeha has developed a new steel carbon fiber rodding. The rodding was developed by placing the steel rodding inside eight-strand premium fiberglass, and reinforcing it again with carbon fiberglass. This process prevents rust from occurring on the steel. Additionally, grooves were designed on the rodding to allow glue adhesion and provide increased strength. The steel carbon fiber rodding is sold in 330-ft. rolls and can be cut with bolt cutters.

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Weha Introduces Three New Transport Carts

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Weha Introduces Three New Transport Carts

Posted on 08 January 2016 by cradmin4

Weha AframeWeha introduced a new design for its A-frame transport carts. The carts are designed to transport and store large stone countertops, among other stone pieces. The carts come in three sizes. The smallest is 78 in. by 42 in. by 32 in., capable of a maximum load height of 34 in. It has eight straps, four on each side. The second size is 78 in. by 58 in. by 43 in., with a maximum load height of 48 in. It also has eight straps, with four on each side. The largest size is 96 in. by 68 in. by 43 in., with a maximum load height of 60 in. It has 10 straps, with five on each side. Each cart carries a maximum capacity of 4,410 lbs., with 2,205 lbs. on each side. All sides of each of the carts also have forklift receivers, and the larger two of the three carts have hooks at each foot for lifting frames.

You may also be interested in this article on Groves Stone Lifter and Transporter.

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Midwest Group One Returns to Previous Name, Launches New Website

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Midwest Group One Returns to Previous Name, Launches New Website

Posted on 02 October 2015 by cradmin

Midwest Group One changed its name back to Midwest Automation. Midwest Group One was originally formed in 2004 as an umbrella company for Midwest Automation, Greco Manufacturing, Midwest Sandright, Randbright and ORMA/Midwest. In an effort to simplify its corporate identity while maintaining the “Midwest” brand in the marketplace, the company decided to return to its original name, Midwest Automation. It will  continue using the same resources to supply the same machines and systems. Additionally, to reflect the name change, the company has launched a new website.

You may also be interested in this article about the Omni Cubed website launch.

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Groves Inc. Introduces New Heavy Duty Stone Lifter and Transporter

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Groves Inc. Introduces New Heavy Duty Stone Lifter and Transporter

Posted on 18 August 2015 by CRadmin3

Groves ST-1 The new Heavy Duty ST1 Stone Lifter and Transporter is now available from Groves Incorporated. According to the company, stone slabs weighing up to 396 lbs. and measuring from 25- to 48- in. tall by 60- in. wide can be raised and lowered with its patented silent winch. The possibility of damage to the stone or injury to an employee is lessened by the lifting mast that encloses the steel lifting cable and rubber pads on the carrying brackets. The 16- in. puncture resistant wheels are designed to make job site transportation easier and safer. Materials can be pivoted 90 degrees on the axis of the mast to fit through doorways with a shift to the side function. For ease of installation the material can also be lifted to a maximum height of 63 in. and rotated 360 degrees.

You may also be interested in this article about countertop installation.

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New Repairable Vacuum Cups Now Available from Better Vacuum Cups

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New Repairable Vacuum Cups Now Available from Better Vacuum Cups

Posted on 12 June 2015 by cradmin

SS200400  repairable vacuum cup from Better Vacuum Cups, Inc., which can be easily repaired.

The SS200400 repairable vacuum cup.

Better Vacuum Cups, Inc. is now offering its new line of SS200 and SS200400 vacuum cups that can be easily repaired if damaged. And, they are almost half  the weight of many other stone cups, and have a patented modular design for strength. However, one of the greatest features is that in situations where tooling and vacuum cups make unwanted and damaging contact, the cups can be repaired. This can save significant amounts of money, and is easily accomplished.

SS200 Repairable Vacuum Cup from Better Vacuum Cups, Inc.

The popular 8×8 model of the SS200 Repairable Vacuum Cup.

The rubber lids (that are identical for both the top and the bottom) are quickly replaced in about 30 seconds, preventing significant downtime and saving shop owners money. Additionally, they fit perfectly without any leaks and no foam gaskets are needed, reports Better Vacuum Cups.

For more information on the SS Series of Repairable Vacuum Cups from Better Vacuum Cups, Inc., or any of the company’s other products, visit the its website at  www.greenbvc.com or call (877) 872-2821.

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WEHA Offers Redesigned Achilli Track Rail Saw System

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WEHA Offers Redesigned Achilli Track Rail Saw System

Posted on 21 May 2015 by cradmin

WEHA Achilli Track Rail Saw SystemWEHA now offers the redesigned Achilli TSA 3 HP Portable Track Rail Saw System for granite, marble, quartz surfacing/engineered stone, quartzite and all other natural stones. Designed for cutting one or two granite or stone countertops per day, the saw is made using the same heavy duty 3 HP motor as the large Achilli ANR Saws. These motors offer a strong torque output, allowing cutting up to 4cm granite. The Track Rail Beam System isn’t a tw0-beam track, but rather uses the same 1/8-in.-thick galvanized steel beam and bearing system that Achilli uses on its full bridge saws. The saw will not deflect, twist, cut out of line during the full length of cut, reports the company. The blade housing that accepts a full 14-in. blade with up to an 18mm height segment. It also offers dual water ports for continuous water on the blade. The saw is suitable for hard surface countertop laminations, and has a full depth adjustment knob that allows plug cuts anywhere needed. If cutting extremely hard material and step cutting is required, it is easy to control the depth of cut during each pass, according to the company. With full rubber lining the length of the rails, once the rail has been placed in the exact spot you want, the rail and saw will not slip or slide out of place during the cut.

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