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Right/left bending makes machine suitable for challenging tube geometries

May 6, 2015

The t bend machine from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH offers right/left bending technology for challenging tube geometries. The machine comes with two individually adjustable heads for use on tubes with a diameter of less than 1.25 in. The adjustable heads allow right- and left-hand bending;...

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Enerfab acquires Foley Co.

May 6, 2015

Enerfab Power & Industrial Inc., Cincinnati, a provider of construction, electrical, and maintenance services in the energy and chemical industries, has acquired Foley Co. from Varistar Corp., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corp. Foley Co. delivers mechanical and construction services focused on...

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Fiber laser cutting system designed for entry-level applications

May 6, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced the Lynx FL fiber laser cutting system. The flexible system processes a variety of materials and thicknesses. Powered by a high-efficiency IPG (2-kW) fiber laser source, the system processes thin sheet materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well...

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MSCI elects board chairman

May 6, 2015

The Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected Richard Robinson, chairman and CEO of Norfolk Iron & Metal in Norfolk, Neb., as chairman of the board effective July 1. Robinson has served as a vice chairman of the association and succeeds David H. Hannah, president...

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ATS Systems appoints CEO

May 6, 2015

ATS Systems, a provider of workholding and automation accessories for metal cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has appointed Allen Goad to the role of CEO. Goad previously served as CEO at Affero Aerospace and Defense, worked in a variety of senior executive roles for Natel Eng., and...

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Heavy-gauge stud roll former introduced

May 6, 2015

Kolev Eng. Inc. has designed a new heavy-gauge (25- to 12-ga.) duplex stud roll former. It features double inboard stands with cluster gears drive, inline and exit corner rolls calibration units, and automatic web and leg adjustment. The machine handles all widths and heights. Pre- and postcut...

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A. Stucki Co. names product manager for grating and stamping division

May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh-based A. Stucki Co. has promoted Andrew Baur to the position of product manager of its grating and stamping division. He joined the company as a mechanical design engineer in 2013 after completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Grove City College. The company is...

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Effectively controlling hazardous welding fumes and gases

May 6, 2015

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Effectively reducing hazardous welding fume and gas exposure requires much more than opening windows and running fans, which in most cases does little to alleviate the problem. Here are some options to make the welding workplace much safer.

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Crane brakes made for frequent start/stop cycles on cranes, conveyors

May 6, 2015

The MagnaShear™ motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology to provide long service life in demanding crane applications, especially those with frequent start/stop cycles, the company reports. Oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces,...

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Troubleshooting CNC plasma cutting, Part II

May 6, 2015

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The four most common cut quality issues for fabricators are dross, edge angularity, material warpage, and metallurgy of the plasma-cut edge. Your ability to achieve the best results depends on the system, torch, and consumables you are using, as well as the accurate control of such highly critical parameters as pierce height, cut height, amperage, gas type and flow rate, and cut speed.

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Friction spin welding system offered

May 6, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co. has introduced the SpinMeldTM friction spin welding system, developed by the company’s Solid State Joining Center. The technology can be used to join steels, aluminum, cast or sintered metals, magnesium, brass, carbon fiber composites, ceramics with mixed metal connections,...

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Right resources + enough time = safe finishing

May 6, 2015

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A shop’s finishing team has the time and resources it needs to work safely. Time comes from proper scheduling and incentives that promote safe work practices. The resources come from five key areas: working environment, personal protection, fixturing and ergonomics, tools and abrasives, and power sources.

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System measures midsize, long tubes

May 6, 2015

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced the TubeInspect P16 for the measurement of midsize and long tubes and wires. The system is equipped with 16 high-resolution cameras with GigE technology and a measurement area of 8.5 by 4.1 by 2.3 ft. Measuring results are provided in less than 10 sec. Tubes up...

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Don't be afraid of skeleton handling

May 6, 2015

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Removing the skeleton from a machine tool is a time-consuming and potentialyl dangerous task. Machine tool builders recognize this and are taking steps to eliminate that manual effort.

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Container organizes job site items

May 6, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the Jobsite Organizer. It offers eight small and two large removable bins that can be mounted on common job site materials using the integrated screw slots. A seal around the perimeter of each bin prevents small items from migrating from one bin to another, and the...

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