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Communications interface simplifies integration of CNC machine tools, manufacturing software

January 28, 2015

NUM has developed a new communications interface option for its CNC systems that complies with the open MTConnect interoperability standard. Known as NUMConnect, the interface can be fitted to new or existing systems and simplifies the integration of CNC machine tools with third-party manufacturing...

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Safety catchers protect hydraulic, pneumatic press

January 28, 2015

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Safety catchers prevent a load from crashing down at any position of ascent if a hydraulic or pneumatic pressure system fails, or if a rope, chain, belt, or toothed drive breaks.

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Compressed-air filter removes particles to 5 microns

January 28, 2015

Walmec North America offers a 5-micron compressed-air filter that provides point-of-use filtration of liquids, oils, and other contaminants. The filter is suitable for a variety of applications, including surface preparation, paint spraying, powder coating, air-powered tools, and pneumatically...

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Disc brushes available with molded shell mill mount

January 27, 2015

Osborn has introduced ATB composite disc brushes with a molded shell mill mount. The new brush design fits into the user’s existing shell mill holders and eliminates the need for adapters to fit into milling machines and for additional tooling between the user’s spindle and the composite...

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United Performance Metals hires project specialist

January 27, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has hired Scott Skelton as project specialist. He has more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry, with expertise in the areas of plant operations and lean initiatives. Skelton has worked both for general line and family-owned service...

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U. S. Steel to adjust production in Alabama, Texas

January 27, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will temporarily adjust operations at Lone Star Tubular Operations in Lone Star, Texas, and Fairfield Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Ala. Fairfield Works, the primary flat-roll supplier of rounds to Fairfield Tubular Operations, also will...

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Horizontal-motion conveyor removes scrap

January 27, 2015

Prab Inc. has redesigned the Quick Return (QR) horizontal-motion conveyor. It removes scrap or any shape, material thickness, and load from laser machines, plasma machines, and single-press dedicated units. The conveyor also can be used as a transfer system for plantwide applications over long...

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NAM names board of directors

January 27, 2015

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has announced a new board of directors. Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO of Tenneco Inc., has been named as chair, and John F. Lundgren, chairman and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker Inc., will serve as vice chair for a two-year...

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Atlas Holdings launches Aludium with acquisition of Alcoa’s rolling mills in Spain, France

January 27, 2015

Atlas Holdings LLC, Greenwich, Conn., has launched Aludium, its newest operating company, with the acquisition of rolling mills in Spain and France from Alcoa, a provider of lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Included in the transaction are mills located in Amorebieta...

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Open-frame steel belt conveyor allows view of carryover

January 27, 2015

Prab Inc. offers a heavy-duty, open-frame steel belt conveyor designed to allow operators and maintenance personnel to see if carryover has fallen between the belt. The removable guard panels allow access to the area between the belt and the bottom cover for removal of scrap. The conveyor is...

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Durable goods orders declined 3.4 percent in December

January 27, 2015

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December decreased $8.1 billion or 3.4 percent to $230.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down four of the last five months, followed a 2.1 percent November decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.8...

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Lightweight welding torch withstands harsh impacts

January 27, 2015

The new PullMig push-pull welding torch from Fronius, which weighs 3.5 lbs., can survive a fall from almost 10 ft. completely unscathed, says the company. A stainless steel outer tube and an antitwist device in the zero position help ensure that the torch neck, which rotates through 360 degrees,...

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Uniweld Products names international sales executive

January 26, 2015

HVAC/R tools and welding and cutting equipment provider Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has appointed Mario Portillo as international sales executive, focusing on sales and marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Portillo most recently worked as a sales account executive...

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Everett Industries hires sales representative

January 26, 2015

Everett Industries Inc., Warren, Ohio, a manufacturer of abrasive cutoff machines, has hired Trex Lusk as sales representative for its southern Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska sales territories, providing cutoff saws and technical support. Lusk attended the University of Southern...

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