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Draw-wire unit covers up to 98.43 ft.

April 2, 2014

The Leine & Linde WDS series draw-wire length measurement unit from Heidenhain provides up to 98.43 ft. of position data for lifts, factory doors, hoists, and gantry systems. The unit can be used with either absolute or incremental rotary encoders. The draw-wire unit’s measuring length is...

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Vertical storage system operates in 250 sq. ft.

April 2, 2014

The Vidmar® STAK system stores and retrieves heavy, bulky items vertically, up to 18 ft. high, with an adjustable racking system comprising removable, adjustable pallets and a captive lifting and handling device. According to the company, the system can operate fully in as little as 250 sq. ft....

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Worthington Industries to acquire Steffes Corp.’s tank manufacturing division

April 1, 2014

Worthington Industries Inc., a diversified metals manufacturing company in Columbus, Ohio, has reached an agreement to acquire the tank manufacturing division of Steffes Corp., Dickinson, N.D. The steel tanks are used primarily for oil and saltwater storage. The addition of the facility, which...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating recognized by Wabash National

April 1, 2014

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has received a Platinum Award from Wabash National Corp. in recognition of its excellence in supply chain delivery, quality, cost, and innovation. Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., is a producer of semitrailers and...

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Revised ANSI Z136.1 standard promotes safer facilities

April 1, 2014

Updated for the first time in the last seven years, the new American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers is available from the Laser Institute of America, secretariat of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, which develops the laser safety standards. The ANSI Z136.1 standard guides...

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Reshoring Initiative wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 1, 2014

Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative®, led by founder Harry Moser, has been named by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council as one of the winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards in the category of Industry Advocacy. The awards program recognizes companies and...

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Device lifts up to 1.76 tons

April 1, 2014

Konecranes offers the ATL Vertical Lifter to meet the handling requirements of a variety of industries. It features a maximum lifting capacity of 1.76 tons and absorption of torque up to 4,000 Nm. The pneumatic manipulators are ceiling-based systems made up of an XA crane system and a telescopic...

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From the Web 4.01.14

April 1, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about how U.S. manufacturing, including metal fabricating, fared in March; an interesting new product developed by a company that designs and fabricates security systems; how one of the biggest big-box stores is... Continue Reading

National Grid provides economic development grant to Welded Tube USA

April 1, 2014

In an effort to assist Welded Tube of Canada Corp., a Concord, Ont.-based tubular products manufacturer, in moving forward with construction of a new steel pipe manufacturing plant in Lackawanna, N.Y., National Grid has provided the company with its first installment of an economic development...

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Wet blasting machine delivers edge radii within ±5-micron tolerance

April 1, 2014

The Vapormatt Sabre wet blasting machine is designed for small- to medium-volume manufacturers, coating centers, and R&D facilities. The nozzle arrangement focuses blast guns on the critical faces and cutting edges, delivering edge radii within ±micron tolerance of specification and a...

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Mestek Machinery certified to ISO 9001:2008

April 1, 2014

Mestek Machinery has announced it is certified as ISO 9001:2008-compliant for the design and manufacture of machinery for the HVAC industry. The company underwent an evaluation that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, preaudit, initial...

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Casters handle loads up to 1,200 lbs.

April 1, 2014

Caster Concepts offers a line of casters that it claims are maintenance-free. They can handle loads up to 1,200 lbs. by distributing downward pressure over a large area. Derived from a traditional caster using a bearing race held together by a kingpin, the kingpinless swivel bearing holds the yoke...

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M. K. Morse recognized as outstanding supplier by Grainger

April 1, 2014

The M. K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio, has received Grainger’s Partners in Performance Award for 2013. This is the sixth time that the company has received the award during its 18 years of serving as a supplier to Grainger. Grainger, a distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents...

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CNC tool grinding software simplifies manufacturing of complex-geometry machine tools

April 1, 2014

Num Corp. has released version 3.8 of its Numroto tool grinding software package. The software automates multihelical and variable-flute grinding and provides a new form cutter function for profile inserts. It is available as an update to existing users of the software. The software runs on...

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Electron Beam Technologies announces executive changes

April 1, 2014

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., Kankakee, Ill., a worldwide OEM supplier of coaxial/composite welding cables and conduit systems for automation, has announced the promotion of Valgene E. Raloff to president and Bob Tokoly to CFO/COO upon the retirement of Paul Wlos. Raloff, who has been with...

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