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Web service enables job information sharing between ERP/MES and shop floor software

April 21, 2015

Wintriss Controls Group has introduced a new data-sharing capability for its ShopFloorConnect® OEE and downtime tracking software. The new application program interface (API) is a SOAP 1.2-based web service that automates job queue management and data transfer between the scheduling functions of...

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Achates Power opens office near Detroit

April 21, 2015

Internal combustion engine developer Achates Power Inc. has opened its Midwest Operations in Farmington Hills, Mich. The decision to locate an engineering facility there comes after the company secured two contracts in the first two months of 2015: one with a global OEM and the second with the U.S....

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Fume extraction replacement filters feature twice the filter media as previous models

April 20, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new replacement filters for its FILTAIR® 130 portable fume extractor. The FILTEK™ XL filters provide double the life cycle compared to previous filter styles for half the cost, while maintaining the same weld fume capture efficiency, according to the...

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Local Motors announces winners of LITECAR Challenge

April 20, 2015

With more than 250 conceptual designs submitted, Phoenix-based vehicle designer, builder, and seller Local Motors, in partnership with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), has announced the winner of the Lightweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign...

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Echelon Capital purchases Republic Storage brand, closes factory

April 20, 2015

Chicago-based Echelon Capital has acquired the Republic Storage locker brand and customer list. Republic Storage closed on April 10, eliminating 300 jobs. About 25 core office employees from Republic Storage have been hired for a new company, Republic Storage Products, which will maintain its...

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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 Saturday, May 16, 2015. It will feature guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. Mike Dougherty, president, said,...

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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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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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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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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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BorgWarner receives 2015 Silver Crescent Award for Manufacturing Excellence

April 16, 2015

BorgWarner's facility in Seneca, S.C., has received a 2015 Silver Crescent Award for Manufacturing Excellence from SC Biz News and Dixon Hughes Goodman. The award recognizes superior performance in seven categories: citizenship, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, environmental stewardship,...

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ESAB announces restructuring plan

April 15, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that it will take a number of steps to restructure its North American operations. The restructuring plan, which will integrate ESAB and Victor regional operations and facilities, will be deployed in phases throughout this year and into 2016. The...

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Stretch-wrap systems offered in several configurations

April 15, 2015

Liberty Technologies, a Millwood Inc. company, has introduced a line of branded stretch wrappers. They are available in standard, modified standard, and custom-engineered configurations. Five series of products are available: series 500 semiautomatic turntables, series 600 semiautomatic...

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