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Carpenter Technology partners with Alvernia University on science camp

July 22, 2014

For the third year, Carpenter Technology Corp. has teamed up with Alvernia University to offer 150 Reading, Pa., middle-school students a free, week-long immersion into the world of science, dubbed the Project Exploration Science Institute. Students in grades seven through nine from 30...

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Parts leveler's new control simplified for novice users

July 22, 2014

Arku’s new control for the FlatMaster® parts leveler enables novice users to produce dead-flat, stress-free metal parts on the first try nearly every time by entering as few as two values: the material type and thickness. An operator interface of touchscreen icons uses a database of material...

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Mills Products hires material manager

July 22, 2014

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Mills Products, a metal forming company producing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the automotive and appliance industries, has appointed Kristy Johnson as materials manager. Before joining the company, Johnson worked for 19 years at Maremont Exhaust in...

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Noncontact scanning probe designed for high accuracy

July 22, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the HP-O noncontact scanning probe for high-accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The probe delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts without a loss of accuracy, reports the...

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Evana Automation ships 24-station assembly/test system to Tier 1 auto supplier

July 22, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., has shipped a lean, 24-station assembly and test system to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems. The flexible, semiautomated system assembles and tests two different automobile power transfer units with 100 percent...

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Electrically heated cabinet oven heat-treats titanium

July 22, 2014

Grieve has developed No. 965, a 1,350-degrees-F, electrically heated cabinet oven used for heat-treating titanium. The unit’s workspace is 24 by 24 by 24 in. Nickel-chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame deliver 30 kW to heat the oven, while a 1,300-CFM, 1.5-HP alloy...

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Safety laser scanners help increase safety monitoring flexibility

July 22, 2014

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced OS32C-4M safety laser scanners. The Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 13.12-ft. safety range, 49.21-ft. warning zones, and a 270-degree detection angle for safeguarding large robotic cells and body entry detection. The scanners can be mounted...

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Steel Dynamics to acquire Severstal Columbus

July 21, 2014

Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Severstal Columbus LLC mini-mill, located in Columbus, Miss., from OAO Severstal. The acquisition expands Steel Dynamics' annual steel shipping capacity to 11.0 million tons — an...

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Gas apparatus innovator Loren Charles Smith dies

July 21, 2014

Loren Charles Smith, a well-respected innovator in the gas apparatus industry, died on June 25 in Gainesville, Ga. He worked at The Harris Products Group from 1991 to 2012 as a senior project engineer. Smith’s career with The Harris Products Group was a second act in his life. He officially...

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Hexagon acquires Vero Software

July 21, 2014

Hexagon AB, a provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies based in Stockholm, has acquired U.K.-based CAM software provider Vero Software. The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s software offerings, providing the means to close the gap of making quality data fully actionable...

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Dallas Industries appoints Zimmerman McDonald Machinery as representative

July 21, 2014

Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls in Troy, Mich., has appointed Zimmerman McDonald Machinery Inc., St. Louis, to represent the company in Missouri, Kansas, and southern Illinois. Dallas Industries’ press feed and coil handling equipment...

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Control monitors coolant concentration levels

July 21, 2014

Prab Inc. has added the AC3 (automatic coolant concentration control) to its Guardian™ coolant recycling system. The control continually monitors coolant concentration levels and adjusts automatically to maintain programmed ratios within ±0.5 percent accuracy. The system achieves this...

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Ningbo Xinyue Instrument fined for installing used Navitar lenses in new machines

July 21, 2014

The Ningbo Beilun District Bureau of Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), Zhejiang province, China, has issued an administrative punishment and imposed a fine of RMB 10,000 to Chinese metrology machine maker Ningbo Xinyue Instrument Co. Ltd. for falsely advertising that its metrology...

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Compact filters, regulators, lubricators feature modular design

July 21, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS® has introduced the MD3™ line, which comprises general-purpose filters (5- or 40-micron filtering elements), coalescing filters (0.3- or 0.01-micron filtering elements), oil vapor removing filters, general-purpose regulators, modular lubricators, and an integrated filter/regulator...

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Bulk bag lifter helps eliminate manual handling injuries

July 21, 2014

Vestil Mfg. offers a bulk bag lifter for use with an overhead hoist or a fork truck. The BBL-4 unit helps eliminate manual handling injuries associated with packing and unpacking bulk bags. The lifter measures 40 by 40 by 13.75 in. Weighing 90 lbs., its capacity is 4,000 lbs. Features include...

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