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Omron Automation & Safety appoints president/COO

May 28, 2015

Omron Corp.’s Automation and Safety business, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has named Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president/COO. He has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck, and Rockwell Automation. Before joining the...

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Putting heavy-duty cutting on the table

May 28, 2015

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Thermal cutting of plate can produce a haze in the shop, but does it have to be that way? Table options can help to clean up the plasma and oxyfuel cutting process and create a better work environment for fabricators.

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Manufacturing Day 2015

October 2, 2015
  • MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

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    High-magnification measuring microscopes inspect metal parts

    May 28, 2015

    Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with Vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metal parts, and electrical strips. Both feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with a 10X eyepiece,...

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    LaserCoil Technologies appoints director of mechanical engineering/product development

    May 28, 2015

    LaserCoil Technologies LLC, a provider of coil-fed laser cutting systems in Napoleon, Ohio, has hired Scott Sonnenberg as director of mechanical engineering and product development. Before joining the company, he was engineering manager for Wauseon Machine & Mfg. He also previously worked as a...

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    Behringer Saws ships semiautomatic band saws to Ellwood Specialty Steel

    May 28, 2015

    Behringer Saws Inc., Morgantown, Pa., has shipped two semiautomatic band saws to Ellwood Specialty Steel (ESS), New Castle, Pa., a steel producer for the tool, mold, and die industry. The saws are used to cut large forged steel parts at the facility. The HBP-800 features a rigid box-type...

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    Ascent Aerospace wins Airbus A330neo wing final assembly line upgrade

    May 28, 2015

    Ascent Aerospace, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced that its Ascent Integration European operation has been awarded a contract by Airbus to retrofit the Airbus Broughton (Wales) A330 wing assembly lines to the new A330neo configuration. Under this contract, Ascent Integration will have overall...

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    Best coolant practices make perfect

    May 28, 2015

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    Taking all of the necessary parameters into consideration when designing a tube or pipe mill can be a big task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The main considerations include all of the cooling system capacity and location, the type of coolant, the filters and skimmers to be used, and local water quality. Making these decisions early, and incorporating them into the mill’s design, maximizes the cooling system’s efficiency.

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    Automated robotic assembly station offered

    May 28, 2015

    Comau offers the SmartRob automated robotic assembly station featuring powertrain technology. The modular system supports various settings for the operation of assembly lines and complies with NR12 and lean manufacturing requirements. The SmartRob 2400, the largest assembly cell in the range,...

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    Ranger bump cap protects wearer from impact, elements

    May 28, 2015

    Ergodyne has introduced the Skullerz® 8955 ranger bump cap. It combines an impact-resistant ABS shell with a wide brim for shade and protection from the elements. The hat is compliant to EN 812: 2012, with a patented flanged shell design that expands or contracts to fit the worker’s head in...

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    Saw arm assemblies allow cutting system customization

    May 28, 2015

    Kalamazoo Industries’ saw arm assemblies enable users to create custom cutting systems. The KM20AS and K20AS saws have a 16-/18-/20-in. blade arm assembly. The K10AS manually operated saw features a 10-in. blade arm assembly. The K12-14AS manually operated saw features a 12-/14-in. blade arm...

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    Driving change, not fork trucks

    May 28, 2015

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    Quality Industries has changed a lot in two years, and in another two years it will change even more. A new management team is putting a new emphasis on engineering and continuous improvement.

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    Thybar’s Louisville plant receives Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award

    May 27, 2015

    Addison, Ill.-based Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal product serving the HVAC and sheet metal industries, has announced that its plant in Louisville, Ky., has received Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance at...

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    Talent shortage grows as risk for the manufacturing industry, reveals BDO study

    May 27, 2015

    While the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, concern over the industry’s talent shortage is escalating. Findings from the third annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers reveal that challenges...

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    Steel Dynamics to expand paint line and Galvalume capability

    May 27, 2015

    Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metal recycler, has announced it will expand its offering of value-added flat-roll steel products through the addition of painting and Galvalume® capabilities at its Columbus, Miss., steel mill. The company plans to invest...

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