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Triangle launches new website

January 6, 2015

Triangle Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has launched a revamped website at www.triangleoshkosh.com. Searchability and functionality have been improved to allow customers to access detailed product information, downloadable STEP and PDF files, and educational product resources. The site can function in...

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MW Industries Inc. acquires Maudlin & Son Mfg.

January 6, 2015

MW Industries, a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components in Rosemont, Ill., has acquired Kemah, Texas-based Maudlin & Son Mfg. Maudlin & Son manufactures slotted shims, coil and flat shim stock, key stock, feeler gauges, drill...

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Parts washer’s cleaning chamber can be extended

January 6, 2015

MecWash Systems has introduced the Maxi, a fully automatic, highly customizable, self-contained aqueous cleaning system that meets aerospace, automotive, and hydraulic industry cleanliness standards. Suitable for cleaning large, individual components or small components with high volumes, the...

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MTI Systems donates to FIRST Robotics Club

January 5, 2015

Cost estimating software developer MTI Systems Inc., West Springfield, Mass., has donated for the second year to the MIGHTY Mechanics program, part of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics club in Agawam, Mass., for a second year. The robotics club offers four levels of programs for students...

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Glaro Inc. marks 70 years in business

January 5, 2015

Glaro Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., celebrates 70 years in business in 2015. Originally founded in 1945 by Harry Glass, the business was launched in a Bronx, N.Y., basement, where he hand-made products out of surplus World War II aluminum materials. Since then the company has evolved into a...

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Industrial benchtop vending system dispenses small items

January 5, 2015

CribMaster has released the X3 system, combining both helix and carousel dispensing, designed for smaller-scale point-of-use vending of high-volume inventory. The system stores and distributes any type of PPE or MRO inventory, especially small items such as welding tips. The authorized user...

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Contactless inductive coupler is wear-free

January 5, 2015

Turck USA has launched the NIC contactless inductive coupler. The wear-free unit, suitable for data and energy transmission, can transfer up to 12 W and 0.5 amp of power across an air gap of 7 mm. With a tolerated angle offset up to 15 degrees and a parallel offset up to 5 mm, the coupler also can...

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Modern Manufacturing in the Cloud

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Epicor Software Corp.

Length: 60:00

The manufacturing renaissance we're seeing is fueled by new technologies. Technologies that have changed our shop floors. .

ISM ROB: Down 3.2 percentage points from November, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

January 5, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Compressed air filter provides point-of-use filtration

January 5, 2015

Walmec North America’s two-stage compressed air filter is designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use. Featuring a 5-micron rating, it is available in flows from 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. The air filter is suitable for a variety of...

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Print-A-Part 3d launches 3-D parts e-commerce site

January 2, 2015

Print-A-Part 3d, an Alexandria, Va.-based engineering firm, has announced the launch of its 3-D parts e-commerce site at www.printapart3d.com. The site offers industrial parts such as screws, bolts, nuts, and washers. Products are delivered by digital download as ready-to-use STL files....

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Vertical-airflow cabinet oven developed

December 26, 2014

Grieve has developed No. 814, a 500-degrees-F, electrically heated cabinet oven, currently used for plastic and metal part heat-treating operations at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of the oven are 22 by 21 by 85 in. The Nichrome® wire tubular elements deliver 18 kW to heat the oven...

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Menges Roller launches new website

December 24, 2014

Menges Roller Co., Wauconda, Ill., a provider of industrial rollers for the steel and aluminum coil converting and coating industries, has launched a new website at www.mengesroller.com. The website includes several videos, industry links, social media links, and various means of interfacing...

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Trilogy Machinery appointed exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers

December 24, 2014

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers, punching machines, and CNC machines. The companies have been in cooperation since 2009. Allen Kao, president of Sunrise Fluid Power of Taiwan, said, “We are thrilled with the progress...

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Powered walkie stacker has 3,000-lb. capacity

December 24, 2014

The PowerStak model PPS-3000-AS stacker from Presto Lifts offers 3,000 lbs. of capacity with a 24-in. load center. A two-stage telescopic mast enables it to lift loads up to 125 in., allowing it to service racks up to 10 ft. high. Forward- and reverse-drive switches are located on both sides of...

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