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Self-Clinching Standoffs suit thin stainless steel assemblies.
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'); document.write('Manufactured from heat-treated 400 Series stainless steel, PEM® Type TSO4™ standoffs are used for stacking or spacing components to or from ultra-thin stainless steel panels as thin as .025 in. and with max hardness of HRB 88 on Rockwell B scale or HB 183 on Brinell scale. Hardened stainless fasteners install permanently; one mating screw is required for final component attachment. Various styles, including thru-threaded or blind threaded versions, and lengths are available.'); document.write('
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Heavy-Duty Spring Plungers optimize positioning accuracy.
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'); document.write('Featuring stainless steel shafts, automatic height adjustment, and optional rotation protection, SZ-NIV-HD series ensures attached suction cups handle sensitive products gently and protect grippers from collision damage. IGUS plain bearing offers abrasion resistance and optimized sliding properties with minimal play, while lubricant embedded in bushing material ensures smooth running and maintenance-free operation throughout service life.'); document.write('
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Fork Heads with Retaining Clips are virtually non-wearing.
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'); document.write('Mainly used with pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders, GN 751-AL Aluminum Fork Heads (Yokes) with Shaft Safety Retaining Clip are available in metric sizes. RoHS-compliant products consist of fork head with KL single-shaft safety retaining clip or SL double shaft safety retaining clip. Fork body and pin are anodized, black aluminum. Fork pin shaft safety retaining clip is spring steel, which is hardened and tempered, zinc plated, and blue passivated.<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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Electromagnetic Locks offer smart features in slim configuration.
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'); document.write('Compatible with various door and frame types, 1107 Series offers holding force of 600 lb and delivers fail-safe operation. Maglock 1107xD has 1¼ in. depth and onboard concealed door position switch that can be used to report door status to access panel/door prop alarm. Delayed egress actuating maglock 1107xEDR has field-adjustable actuator that senses door movement as well as concealed door position switch that reports door status for re-lock and forced door conditions.'); document.write('
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Locking Spikes solving landscaping separation problems.
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'); document.write('Addressing paver edging challenges, Edgetite™ Spikes accelerate projects by creating barrier between landscape and pavers. Design ensures pavers are installed properly, which eliminates time spent on re-installation. As spike is hammered into compacted base, angled tip deflects away from installation. Simultaneously, head pushes edge restraint tightly against brick. Angled, final position of spike resists frost heave while adding strength and longevity.'); document.write('
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Firearm Lock provides additional level of security.
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'); document.write('Occupying magazine well, AR15 Firearm Lock secures upper and lower receiver together, providing protection against burglary and unauthorized use. Each lock includes ABUS precision stem cylinder with over 7,500 different keys. When open, key cannot be removed from lock. In addition, lock includes gasket to prevent dust and ensure cleanliness.'); document.write('
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Adjustable Plastic Fire Extinguisher Seal carries UL approval.
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'); document.write('Adjustable plastic One Piece Seal (OPS) is UL-Compliant (UL 299 and CAN/ULC-5504) and approved for use as plastic security seal for fire extinguishers. To indicate prior fire extinguisher usage and need for inspection/potential refill, this single-use, tamper-evident seal is designed to be easily and irreversibly broken. Standard fire extinguisher seal is 9 in., and OPS is available in 4 additional lengths: 6, 7, 8, and 10 in. Other customizable options are available.'); document.write('
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Constant Force Springs include brush wear indicator.
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'); document.write('Available as option on all constant force spring assemblies, brush wear indicator allows users to see at-a-glance whether carbon brushes need replacing. This helps prevent exposed shunts or inadequate spring force from causing damage to commutators or rings. By ensuring optimal spring force, constant force springs with wear device minimize electrical wear and maximize brush life.'); document.write('
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Actuator Cables suit remote latching applications.
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'); document.write('Constructed of corrosion-resistant materials, AC Cables connect actuator to latch and allow remote latching in both interior and exterior environments. Cables are available in 7 different options and end fitting styles to suit wide range of applications across industries such as off-highway, transportation, automotive, and industrial machinery. As part of complete rotary solution, AC Cables allow rotary systems to be integrated into new and existing enclosure installations.'); document.write('
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Round Insert suits medium- to heavy-duty roughing operations.
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'); document.write('Specifically designed for roughing solid railroad wheels and other forged parts, Tiger•tec® Silver HU6 Indexable Insert has coating that maximizes cutting speed and tool life. Insert\'s geometry features specially formed chip dimples for optimal chip formation, facilitating chip breaking in required area. Available in diameters from 10–32 mm, insert comes in 3 grades for steel and one for cast iron machining. Walter Capto™ turning toolholders can be used with HU6 for quick tool changes.'); document.write('
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Cast Nylon Shapes offer lighter alternative to metal parts.
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'); document.write('Manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 facility, TECAST® Cast Nylon Stock Shapes and Custom Parts are available in variety of grades, each of which highlights various aspects and combinations of mechanical properties, as well as optimized bearing and wear characteristics. Products include rings up to 90 in. in diameter, rods in diameters up to 20 in., and discs in diameters over 40 in. Typical applications include sheaves, wear pads, bushings, bearings, gears, rollers, pulleys, and conveyor wheels.'); document.write('
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Threadless Bushings ground and bond unthreaded conduit.
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'); document.write('Designed for grounding and bonding unthreaded Rigid/IMC conduit to enclosures or equipment, TL Series features plastic liner that protects insulated conductors from abrasion during pulling or due to mechanical vibration. Bushings have malleable iron, zinc-plated body and tin-plated lay-in lug that facilitates installation and alignment of AL/CU conductors where raceway is required to be grounded. Bushings are available in ½–4 in. sizes with multiple lug options.'); document.write('
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Feedblock Tuning Inserts can be adjusted during co-extrusion.
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'); document.write('Tuning inserts for Ultraflow™ I feedblock let manufacturers of film and sheet reduce downtime and material waste while permanent flow inserts are prepared. Products also promote precision in ultimate thickness profiles of each layer across die width. Using this product, processors can maintain production while adjusting until target profile is achieved and matching permanent insert can be built. This eliminates need to re-cut permanent insert before arriving at target layer profile.'); document.write('
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Turning Inserts offer smooth cutting and wear resistance.
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'); document.write('Available in 6 grades for turning stainless as well as grades for steels and cast irons, Beyond™ MR (medium roughing) inserts feature smooth cutting action and stable edge performance that accelerate cycle times and extend tool life. Geometry maximizes smooth cutting and chip flow while minimizing stress, and positive rake angle helps control degree of cutting forces and promotes cutting edge strength. Rake profile, without points of load concentration, results in stable insert body.'); document.write('
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Compact 2-Stage Rotary Latch prevents false latching.
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'); document.write('Featuring compact design suited to space-constrained applications, R4-10 Two-Stage Rotary Latch allows for increased operator safety by eliminating false latching conditions in enclosure applications. Clean exterior surface is free of pry points, and design affords push-to-close convenience for doors and panels. Available in corrosion-resistant steel and stainless steel, latch suits demanding environments and can be used in various applications and industries.<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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Self-Clinching Studs attach thin metal assemblies.
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'); document.write('Designed to install permanently using standard press, PEM® Self-Clinching Threaded Studs include flush-head models for use in aluminum or stainless steel sheets as thin as .040 in. and stainless versions for corrosion resistance in even thinner stainless steel assemblies. Other types include low-displacement flush head studs for close-to-edge installation; non-flush studs for sheets as thin as .020 in.; and heavy-duty studs whose heads project above sheet to distribute axial tightening force.'); document.write('
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Compact Pin Clamp supports small part location and clamping.
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'); document.write('Suitable for robot end effector welding applications, Model PCT features gapless, dual-finger design that provides linear non-toggle clamp action, clamping multiple parts within 7 mm range. Unit is available with 12–16 mm diameter pins for 2-way or 4-way locating, and bullet or low-profile nose styles. Pin is self-contained in cartridge that is replaceable in field. Steel and aluminum bronze backups are offered in various sizes.'); document.write('
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Bonded Solenoid Plungers improve longevity and performance.
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'); document.write('Part of Integrated Molded Components (IMC) offering, bonded solenoid plungers come in numerous designs tested to meet performance requirements for solenoid valves. Products normally combine carrier part made of stainless or standard steel and elastomer material bonded to it. Range of elastomer materials, including magnetically switchable elastomer, is available for all applications. Uses include air and fluid power applications, heating and cooling system regulation units, or power tools.'); document.write('
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Plane Bearing Inserts operate without grease.
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'); document.write('Manufactured from variety of polymer materials for various operating conditions, Poly-Round® Plus Inserts feature stainless pin on outer diameter to facilitate drop-in installation into bearing housings without utilizing set-screw as anti-rotation device. Self-aligning units operate with no seals or shields, are unaffected by washdown, and do not rust. On modular plastic- and wire- belt conveyors, Poly-Round® bearings will run 12 months without maintenance.'); document.write('
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Belt Splice suits elevator belts rated from 800-1200 PIW.
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'); document.write('Engineered from high-grade aluminum, Super Splice features 3-part design with adjustable NBR rubber wedge to protect belting at back of splice. Each unit covers 3 in. of belt width and weighs 4.8 lb. To facilitate installation, kit contains template tape for precise hole marking and alignment. Super Splice is suitable for handling wide, heavier belts used for large terminals and export facilities.'); document.write('
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