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CMMS schedules maintenance through automated meter reading

July 28, 2014

Production Process has released the ProductionACE/CMMS, an entry-level CMMS with companion run-hour and cycle count meters that connect to production and auxiliary equipment. The system identifies when maintenance is near due and due based on user-set limits for run hours and cycle count for...

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Brochures assist selection of metal detection, magnetic separation equipment

July 28, 2014

Through its Orange University® educational program, Eriez® offers a series of “How to Choose and Use” brochures designed to assist readers in selecting and using the appropriate equipment to conquer their toughest metal contamination and material handling challenges. Topics include...

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Compact cutting systems equipped with CO2 or fiber laser

July 28, 2014

Knuth has introduced the Laser-Jet 1512 and 2512 laser cutting machines. The compact cutting systems can be equipped with either a CO2 or fiber laser. Parts can be produced individually and unloaded directly at the machine. In addition, a sheet of material that has been used for a single part can...

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Machine delivers double-sided deburring in one pass

July 28, 2014

CS Unitec’s Rolei BE 5 deburring machine performs double-sided deburring of stainless steel and aluminum sheets up to 0.2 in. thick in a single pass with no additional treatment. Two abrasive flap wheels rotate in opposite directions to grind both sides of the metal as it passes through. The...

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A matter of asking the right questions

July 28, 2014

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Some purchasers may view a fabricated metal product as a commodity, and if it’s a simple enclosure or flat piece-part, it may well be. But they’re not buying products, really. They’re buying expertise, both in fabrication and in capacity management.

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Refurbishing servo-drive triaxis transfer systems cost-effectively

July 28, 2014

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Upgrade transfer systems’ controls, drives, and bearings without complete replacement with a refurbishment. An appliance-maker had new rail connections, new wireless electrical connection methods for part tracking, electronic torque monitoring, and new kinetics drives installed as part of its press modernization program at 75 percent of the cost of new transfers.

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New Machine, Same Tooling

July 28, 2014

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In planning the recent expansion,it was important to the company that it be able to continue using its large pre-existing inventory of punching tooling.

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Getting Automated: Transitioning from hand-held to CNC plasma cutting

July 28, 2014

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Transitioning from the manual plasma cutting process to CNC plasma cutting process might seem like a daunting task. However, if you enter into the process prepared and with the facts, you’ll find that the switch can be relatively painless and one that can help grow your business.

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A second-chance career

July 28, 2014

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A maritime welding program, jointly created by Vigor Industrial and South Seattle College, is part of a greater initiative in Washington state-to return idled workers to gainful employment. The class doesn’t just help the underemployed, it also helps feed the resurging shipbuilding industry in the greater Seattle area.

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United Performance Metals’ Houston facility earns ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 certification

July 25, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its Houston facility has been audited in accordance with the requirements of AS 9104-1 and conforms to the quality management system standard ISO 9001:2008 incorporating the requirements of AS9100-C. The quality management system...

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Alamo Tube to build OCTG pipe mill/finishing facility in Texas

July 25, 2014

Alamo Tube Co. has announced plans to build what it says is the country’s first tubing-specific OCTG pipe mill and finishing facility in Elmendorf, Texas, targeted to service growing demand for U.S. oilfield tubing. The plant will produce downhole tubing from 1.5 to 3.5 in. in all weights and...

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Challenge Mfg. to build two plants in Michigan

July 25, 2014

Challenge Mfg. LLC, a Tier 1 supplier in Walker, Mich., has announced plans to open two new factories in Michigan: a $65.5-million, 430,000-sq.-ft. assembly plant in Watertown Township, and a $50-million, 450,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pontiac. The new manufacturing facilities, which will provide...

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Beretta USA to close gun manufacturing plant in Maryland

July 25, 2014

Beretta USA Corp. has announced plans to close its manufacturing plant in Accokeek, Md., citing concern over a new state firearms law that could restrict the company from being able to manufacture, store, or import firearms if some provisions are reinstated in the future. The firm will transfer...

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Core Health & Fitness to expand Virginia manufacturing plant

July 25, 2014

Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness, Vancouver, Wash., has announced plans to invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit manufacturing plant in Grayson County, Va., creating 250 jobs. The facility has made Nautilus fitness equipment for more than 34 years. Core Health & Fitness...

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TECHNI Waterjet celebrates 25th anniversary

July 25, 2014

Waterjet cutting machine supplier TECHNI Waterjet™ marks its 25th year in business in 2014. Founded in 1989 by Darren Reukers and Glenn Langdon in Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia, the company began by providing robotic and automation systems to the automotive industry. The firm soon found a...

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