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World demand for industrial fasteners to rise 5.4 percent annually through 2018

April 17, 2015

Worldwide demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to climb 5.4 percent annually through 2018 to $93.8 billion, accelerating from the 2008-2013 pace. According to the “Worldwide Industrial Fasteners” study released by ReportLinker, increases in motor vehicle, machinery, and other durable...

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Tregaskiss sponsors winning FIRST Robotics team headed to world competition

April 17, 2015

Windsor, Ont.-based Tregaskiss, a manufacturer of robotic GMAW guns, peripherals, and consumables, partnered with Vincent Massey Secondary School of Windsor, Ont., to sponsor its robotics team for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST® Robotics tournament on Apr. 2-3, 2015. The event...

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D&S Mfg. celebrates 50 years in business

April 17, 2015

D&S Mfg., a manufacturer of large plate metal fabrications and complex weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house on Sat., May 16, 2015. It will feature guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. Mike Dougherty, president, said, “We...

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Pilz, TÜV Nord provide international certified machinery safety training

April 17, 2015

Pilz and TÜV Nord have teamed up to provide CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert training. The 4-day, intensive training class deals with complex technical issues surrounding machinery safety and helps participants understand the lifecycle, from legislation, standards, and safeguarding...

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The Woz predicts technology with more understanding

April 17, 2015

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Contributing Editor Sue Roberts visited Automate 2015 and ProMat 2015 in Chicago in March and had the opportunity to listen to one of the founders of Apple Inc. Needless to say, Steve Wozniak had some interesting thoughts about the future. Roberts shares some of the highlights.

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Apache Stainless Equipment announces staff additions

April 17, 2015

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of pressure vessels, dryers, evaporators, holding tanks, and mixing vessels with heat exchange surfaces in Beaver Dam, Wis., has hired several new employees to prepare for growth in vessel and food processing equipment manufacturing. Jesse...

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Addison Machine announces plans for new facility in Texas

April 17, 2015

Addison Machine Eng. Inc., Reedsburg, Wis., has announced plans to open a new roll tooling facility just outside of Houston. According to the company, the expansion is spurred by the company’s growth in the OCTG market. This year is the firm’s 50th year in business serving the tube and pipe...

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Extraction/filtration systems remove dust, laser fumes, welding smoke

April 17, 2015

Ult AG offers the ULT 1500 and ULT 2500 extraction and filtration systems for removing hazardous substances in dust, laser fume, and welding smoke. Both systems use conic filter cartridges to help enable increased performance and improved cleanability. Dust deposits are collected directly in an...

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Industrial gloves offer cut protection for stamping applications

April 17, 2015

Taste Intl. Ltd. has introduced Aquila® DPU102 industrial gloves. They offer EN 388 cut level 3 protection for metal stamping and assembly operations and maintain their cut resistance for up to eight wash cycles. The gloves feature a 13-gauge, cut-resistant liner over the whole of the glove,...

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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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FIRST Championship, April 22-25, to showcase youths’ automation inventiveness

April 16, 2015

More than 17,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, from around the world will gather in St. Louis April 22-25, 2015, for the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship. They will enter the robots they have built in competitions that highlight excellence in science,...

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AT&F to open fabrication facility in India

April 16, 2015

Cleveland-based large-scale fabricator AT&F is nearing completion of its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is scheduled to open in early summer 2015. The new plant will fabricate and assemble metal...

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Industrial vacuum removes blasting media

April 16, 2015

Ruwac USA offers the WS2320-HD, a heavy-duty, intermittent-duty vacuum that features 11 inHg of negative vacuum pressure. Suitable for working with blast media such as glass bead and steel shot, the vacuum provides high-power suction, powerful filtration, and a foot-actuated dustpan disposal...

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ABB acquires Gomtec

April 16, 2015

ABB, Hannover, Germany, has acquired Gomtec GmbH, based near Munich, to expand its offering in the field of collaborative robots. Gomtec is a privately held company that develops mechatronic systems combining mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control, and computer engineering for...

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Ficep launches updated website

April 16, 2015

Ficep Corp., Forest Hill, Md., has launched a new website at www.ficepcorp.com. The site highlights the company’s new and used equipment. It also allows visitors to view brochures, photos, and videos at the click of a...

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