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Four-gas monitor offers two-year run-time

February 23, 2017

Honeywell has introduced the BW Clip4, a four-gas, portable monitor that can operate continuously for two years without the need to change sensors or charge batteries, the company states. Suitable for oil and gas, wastewater, heavy manufacturing, and confined-space applications, the unit stays on...

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Safe-to-sewer solutions simplify disposal

February 23, 2017 | By Kate Bachman

he type of cleaning solutions and lubricants a stamping manufacturer uses during and after forming determines whether it must dispose of them as hazardous waste, which requires transporting them to an off-site haz waste facility or simply discharge them to on-site sewering systems. Here is what to look for in ecofriendly metalworking fluids.

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Auto stamper gets two coil feed lines for the size of one

February 23, 2017 | By Kate Bachman

The Adient Co., automotive seating, stamping, and assembly plant in Athens, TN was struggling with material damage and accuracy feeding thin material handling on its current compact feed system. It resolved the problems by installing two compact Dallas LoopSelect SpaceSaver™ dual loop/feed systems that allow it to run very thin materials in the front loop, and then switch to a back loop for thick materials.

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Metals Analysis: Selecting the right spectrometric instrument for your application

Metals Analysis: Selecting the right spectrometric instrument for your application

Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 PM (CST)

By: SPECTRO Analytical Instruments Inc.

New metal alloys enter the marketplace routinely as they are continually developed to improve material performance for many industry applications.

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Wall Colmonoy names commercial director, European headquarters

February 23, 2017

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Nathan Stroud as commercial director for its Wales-based European headquarters. Stroud joined the company in February 2013 as distribution channel manager, and later was promoted to...

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Brochure highlights eight manufacturing technologies

February 23, 2017

Amada Miyachi America has published a brochure that features its eight manufacturing technology systems, focusing on their capabilities and typical applications.The literature also details how the firm’s applications laboratory experts employ a sample qualification process to help determine the...

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Software offers new approach to automation

February 22, 2017

Rethink Robotics has introduced Intera® 5, a software platform that connects everything from a single robot controller, extending the power of the company’s Sawyer™ to the entire workcell and simplifying automation. According to the company, the software fundamentally changes the need for...

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Coordinate Metrology Society conference issues call for papers

February 22, 2017

The Coordinate Metrology Society, Weatherford, Texas, has issued a call for papers for the 33rd annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference, July 17-21, 2017, in Snowbird, Utah. The society is seeking original, expert-level contributions from portable metrology practitioners on such topics as...

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John Deere opens strategic technology office at Iowa State University

February 22, 2017

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has announced the opening of a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, Ames, Iowa. Teams working at the Deere ISU location will focus on developing integrated systems for the company’s Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry...

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Bulldog Steel Fabrication begins building expansion

February 22, 2017

Bulldog Steel Fabrication LLC, a supplier of steel fabricated parts and components, has begun work on a 15,000-sq.-ft. building expansion in Madison, Ga. The expansion, to be located at the north end of the firm’s existing 50,000-sq.-ft. facility, will house welding and painting operations.The...

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Zekelman Industries acquires American Tube Mfg.

February 22, 2017

Chicago-based Zekelman Industries has acquired American Tube Mfg. Inc., a producer of round, square, and rectangular hollow structural sections in Birmingham, Ala. Through this acquisition, Zekelman and its Atlas Tube operating division expands their presence into the structural tubing market of...

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American Cladding Technologies launches business in Connecticut

February 22, 2017

American Cladding Technologies has launched in East Granby, Conn., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Joining Technologies. Previously the laser cladding division of Joining Technologies, the new laser metal deposition company will be fully operational by April 1. The firm will offer hardfacing...

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ASMAG acquires Ingenia

February 22, 2017

The ASMAG Group, Scharnstein, Austria, a group of companies engaged primarily in machinery manufacture and plant engineering for the metal processing industry, has announced its acquisition of Ingenia, a provider of crane and handling technology in Linz, Austria. With this acquisition, Ingenia can...

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Angle grinder delivers 20 percent more power

February 22, 2017

Fuji Air Tools has launched the FA-70 series of 7-in. angle grinders with 1,800-W, 2.4-HP output, which the company says is 20 percent higher than alternative grinders in the same class. The grinders, which can be used on various materials, are suitable for heavy-duty applications performed in...

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Messe Düsseldorf unveils single brand name for wire, cable, and tube events

February 21, 2017

Chicago-based Messe Düsseldorf has announced that the brand name “Join the best – worldwide” will in the future include all of the international events in its wire, cable, and tube portfolio. This brand unites 10 international trade fairs: wire and Tube China in Shanghai, wire and Tube India...

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