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Voortman Steel Machinery opens Voortman Experience Center

March 25, 2014

Voortman Steel Machinery has opened the Voortman Experience Center, a showroom and training facility in Rijssen, Netherlands. All of the manufacturer’s plate-, flat-, and angle-processing machines are ready for demonstration in the showroom. The facility also includes office space and meeting...

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Safety eyewear helps eliminate pinch points

March 25, 2014

Gateway Safety’s ultralightweight Luminary® safety eyewear is designed to target the pinch point areas behind the ears and at the bridge of the nose to help increase wearer comfort. The flexible temples self-adjust to accommodate wide or narrow faces, relieving pressure behind the ears. A...

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Kent supplies coil end welding machine to roll former in India

March 25, 2014

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has supplied a second coil end welder to a large roll forming company in India. The coil end welder eliminates rethreading the roll form, tube, and stamping lines. The machine offers a three-blade crop shear that gives a distortion-free cut, says the company....

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Software update adds new features to inspection system

March 25, 2014

George Products Co. has released version 4.0 of its software for its Oasis inspection system. The update offers new functions, including reporting customizations to the logo and header, bar code scanner capabilities, and increased search functionality. Overall length now can be measured outside...

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Red-D-Arc Welderentals opens retail location in Germany

March 25, 2014

Red-D-Arc Welderentals™, an Airgas company based in Austell, Ga., has opened a retail location in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the company’s first location in that country. The facility offers welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products for sale and...

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Deburring system designed for high-volume fineblanked parts

March 25, 2014

Abtex Corp. has built what it says is the largest Tri-Ten deburring system. Designed for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts, the system operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed by an operator or robot,...

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Exotic Metals Forming to open plant in Washington

March 25, 2014

Kent, Wash.-based aerospace manufacturer Exotic Metals Forming Co. has announced plans to build a 150,000-sq.-ft. plant in Airway Heights, Wash., creating 150 jobs. The company, which currently employs 900 people, produces machined sheet metal parts for the aviation industry, including...

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Laser chiller/dust collector unit made for precision laser cutting

March 25, 2014

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced a combination water chiller and dust collector for laser cutting operations. The system’s air-cooled water chiller is engineered for heavy-service laser heads and optics that provides +0.5-degree uniformity. A plug-and-play feature minimizes setup time; the system has...

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Herr-Voss Stamco commissions coil processing lines at Cascadia Metals

March 25, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., has completed the commissioning of a cut-to-length line and a Strand Extensioner® slitting line at Cascadia Metals in Brandon, Manitoba. The slitting line processes material from 0.013 to 0.25 in. thick with an incoming coil capacity of 50,000 lbs. by 72...

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Plate shear system handles up to 20-ft.-long material

March 24, 2014

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the new Sunrise CNC plate shear infeed system for all Sunrise dual-cylinder ironworkers, including models with CNC punching. The powered infeed system can handle up to 20-ft. lengths of material. Features include a Mitsubishi servomotor, hydraulic clamping with...

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5-axis bevel plasma head cuts up to 2-in.-thick mild steel

March 24, 2014

MultiCam has introduced a new 5-axis bevel plasma head, made with aluminum castings for weight reduction and rigidity. The head’s features help improve crash protection, simplify maintenance, and provide for maximum table coverage, according to the manufacturer. The head moves in the X, Y, and...

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Machine inserts four different fasteners in same part handling

March 24, 2014

Phillips Corp. offers the Haeger 824 MSP insertion machine. Its manual four-station turret allows insertion of four different fasteners in the same part handling. The PLC touchscreen allows the operator to set force, dwell, up-travel, batch counter, and TPS for each station. The hydraulic...

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Vision-guided technology speeds setup time

March 24, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Vision, a smart-camera system that helps simplify vision-guided robotics applications. Using 2-D vision guidance, the system features the patented PatMax® algorithm for advanced part location, offering inspection, defect detection, guidance, alignment, and...

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Parts transfer system helps increase productivity on tandem press lines

March 24, 2014

ABB offers the IRB 6660FX, a flexible transfer system for medium-size parts. Suitable for use with new and existing press lines, the system comprises a dual-action unit that creates a 7-axis robot, allowing parts to be transferred rapidly along a linear path without rotation. The system also...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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