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Omron opens Americas headquarters in Illinois

September 30, 2014

Omron Corp., Kyoto, Japan, has opened its news Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., near Chicago. The facility is designed to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one location. It features an automation center that serves as a university-style laboratory...

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Aqueous parts washer designed with modular features

September 30, 2014

Fountain Industries has introduced ECOMASTER™ series 7000 modular aqueous parts washing systems. Available in three models, the system has modular features that allow optional upgrades as required. The nonheated EM7000 parts washer has a 440-lb.-capacity working tray and 26-gal. soaking...

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Service Stampings Inc. names Synergistic Enterprises as sales rep

September 30, 2014

Service Stampings Inc., a Willoughby, Ohio-based short-run metal stamping manufacturer and steel fabricator, has named Synergistic Enterprises, Burr Ridge, Ill., as its sales representative for Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. A third-generation family business, Synergistic...

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Turkish Machinery co-sponsors MDA North America show at IMTS 2014

September 30, 2014

Turkish Machinery, based in Ankara, Turkey, recently co-sponsored the inaugural Motion, Drive and Automation (MDA) North America trade show in conjunction with IMTS 2014, held in September in Chicago. The MDA North America show, which introduced attendees to a variety of motion control topics,...

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P&ID software upgrades 2-D drawings, streamlines workflow

September 30, 2014

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Using 2-D software in a world that has transitioned to 3-D software can be a difficult task. When Cougar Fuel Systems looked for new software, it looked for a system that also would shorten its product design time and manage the many design and production tasks. It found a suitable system when it purchased Smap3D P&ID and Smap Piping from CAD Partner Products Inc.

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Arc Welding 101: Which welds need visual inspection?

September 30, 2014

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Q: We work on off-road and lifting equipment, and our welders are qualified per AWS D1.1. Which welds are required to be inspected visually and by whom?Ed Z. A: When you asked which welds are required to be inspected visually, I had to snicker. There was a time in my life when one side of my hard...

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Metcam receives 2014 Infor Excellence in Action Award

September 29, 2014

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has been recognized by Infor, one of its key software vendors, with an Excellence in Action Award in the financial excellence category. The award honors organizations that have deployed Infor...

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Superior Tube earns AS9100 certification

September 29, 2014

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., has announced its certification to AS9100. The company is a manufacturer of precision tubing for the aerospace industry, including seamless and welded tubes, straight lengths, and coils in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and...

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Arc Welding 101: Addressing linear porosity

September 29, 2014

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Q: We are experiencing linear porosity at the furthest point of penetration when welding heavy plate. The porosity is 0.3 mm dia., but it occurs regularly in every weld we’ve sectioned so far.We are using a semiautomatic spray transfer process with a 0.045-in. ER70S-6 electrode, and a shielding...

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When fumes get out of control

September 29, 2014

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When fume extraction equipment is on the fritz, there are definite warning signs present that should alert you to the problem. The more attentive you are to what these warning signs are, and the more familiar you are with how to address these problems, the quicker you can ensure that the health and safety of shop personnel and equipment will be restored.

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Why safety is personal at Michigan metal fabricator

September 29, 2014

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Sue Rollins takes safety personally, and for good reason. The quality assurance manager and safety coordinator at Genzink Steel, Holland Mich., has a life history greatly affected by workplace hazards. To be effective and to convey her message, she makes quality and safety personal.

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Having the right information at the right time

September 29, 2014

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Advanced Metal Components has endured tragedy and evolved into a major employer in rural Swainsboro, Ga. Part of it comes from having the right technology, but most of the company’s evolution has involved a perception change about inventory management.

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Kent Corp. receives order for tube mill entry system

September 26, 2014

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has announced the receipt of an order for a high-speed, hands-free tube mill entry system. The system will handle strip widths from 2 to 14 in. and gauges from 0.030 to 0.175. The automated entry will replace older...

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UniCarriers Americas names director of product development

September 26, 2014

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Wayne Seaman as director of product development. He is responsible for new-product development, current-product support, and engineering special orders, as well as engineering testing and administration....

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EFD Induction receives order for two induction welding machines

September 26, 2014

Induction heating company EFD Induction, Madison Heights, Mich., has received an order for two of its Weldac solid-state induction welding machines from a North American roll forming company. The machines, which will be used to weld profiles and beams, employ IGBTs that are nearly...

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