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Universal names GM of sales

July 13, 2015

Universal Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center in Cleveland, has hired Dean Dolata as the general manager of sales. He has more than 20 years of experience in the steel service center market. Before joining the company, Dolata was general manager of Ryerson Cleveland. He also served as...

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SigmaTek opens office in Thailand

July 13, 2015

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has opened a new global office in Thailand’s Phuket province. The office serves as headquarters for the company’s activity throughout southern Asia and Australia. Joseph Keblesh, director, business...

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Gas gives the big assist in laser cutting

July 13, 2015

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Assist gas aids cutting and evacuates molten material from the kerf. It’s a key variable, one that may be the culprit for a bad cut edge. Just know that it’s not the only potential culprit.

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ESAB offers free GMAW guns to fabricators who switch to its guns, wires

July 13, 2015

Welding fabricators who currently use competitive cored wires and guns can receive free Tweco Spray Master™ guns for changing over to Tweco Spray Master V-series guns with Velocity™ consumables and ESAB Dual Shield flux-cored and Coreweld metal-cored wires. The “Switch and Save a...

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Quality Industries adds powder coating system

July 13, 2015

Metalworking company Quality Industries Inc. (QI) has invested $3.7 million in a new powder coating system at its main operational facility in LaVergne, Tenn. The system comprises a Nordson ColorMax® II spray booth that changes colors in as little as 10 min.; an upgraded I-beam conveyor system...

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Dimplex Thermal Solutions aligns with three manufacturing reps

July 13, 2015

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Dimplex Thermal Solutions, the North American chiller manufacturer of Koolant Koolers, has announced three new manufacturing representative partnerships in the industrial sector:Centro Inc. represents the company in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama as part of its...

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ClarkDietrich receives ISO-compliant EPDs for steel framing products

July 13, 2015

ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems, a West Chester, Ohio-based manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America, has received third party-verified, ISO-compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its steel product portfolio. Information in the EPDs is based on an...

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How welding torch assembly affects performance and wear

July 9, 2015

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Paying attention to the torch assembly process and following proper procedure can minimize equipment malfunction and help prevent welding issues.

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Minimizing scrap on laser welding mills

July 9, 2015

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Laser welding on a tube or pipe mill wouldn’t be very effective without a good control system. Eric Lundin interviewed TRUMPF to learn about the capabilities of the company’s SeamLine and SeamLine Pro systems.

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Auto-adjust panel roll forming line introduced

July 9, 2015

Samco Machinery has introduced an on-the-fly auto-adjust panel line with stiffening ribs. This continuous roll forming line with a blank feeding operation can run variable speeds from 0 to 200 FPM via a variable-frequency drive. Features include a powered roller conveyor with automated guide...

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Beltless scrap conveying has come a long way, baby

July 9, 2015

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Moving scrap via beltless conveyors has been going on for awhile. But what options are available? Which are best for which applications? Do the benefits of beltless outweigh the drawbacks? Is anything new in beltless conveying technology?

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Large internal mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

July 9, 2015

Exair offers 1/2 NPT internal mix atomizing spray nozzles to atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns and liquid volumes. They combine liquid and compressed air inside of the air cap to produce an adjustable, fine mist of atomized liquid. The nozzles provide high liquid flows up to 303...

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United Performance Metals hires director of sales

July 8, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has hired Curt Gillingham as director of sales. He has more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry. Before joining the company, he held executive...

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TAB Industries videos show wrapping systems in action

July 8, 2015

TAB Industries LLC has released two videos showing its automated TAB Wrapper Tornado wrapping system in action at its facility in Reading, Pa. The videos show the system wrapping a 4- by 4-ft. pallet (www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwo510IrNc) and a larger 7-ft. pallet...

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Traps offer attachment points for tool tethering at height

July 8, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3780S/3780L Power Tool Trap and Squids® 3770 Tape Measure Trap. Both supply an attachment point for difficult-to-tether objects for tethering at height. The products are suitable for users working at heights or where foreign material exclusion (FME) and...

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