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J.J. Keller adds VP of technology services

July 1, 2014

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., has promoted Randy Thome to the newly created position of vice president of technology services. In this role, he leads the company’s combined technology services unit, which operates more than a dozen online services, including Encompass®, KellerOnline®, and...

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Waterjet cutting systems offered

July 1, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp. offers three Mach series waterjet cutting systems. The Mach 4c offers an expandable modular design and up to 48-in. length. The roller pinion system provides fast cutting with zero backlash. The Mach 3 combines motion control, high-pressure components, and pump into one compact...

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Literature details tool steel characteristics, heat treatment options

July 1, 2014

A new six-page brochure from Dayton Progress Corp. details the properties of common tool steels to help users make the best selection for a specific application. Wear resistance, toughness, and compressive strength are highlighted. The brochure also details the heat-treating processes, including...

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Overhead crane monitoring service collects data continuously

July 1, 2014

TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring and reporting service from Konecranes features continuous data collection to provide customers with a clear view of crane usage. It allows overhead crane maintenance to be planned according to actual usage. The service is suitable for any heavy-duty overhead crane...

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Consumables Corner: Horizontal fillet test troubles

July 1, 2014

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Q: For a recently acquired large structural job, we have had to qualify a single-pass 5/16-in. fillet using 0.045-in. E71T-9M flux-cored wire. We are having trouble passing the horizontal fillet test. When performing the weld break test on the horizontal fillet weld, there is incomplete penetration...

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Uniweld releases training video covering oxyacetylene tip selection

June 30, 2014

:Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has released a new HVAC training video from its series of informative technical shorts. Available for viewing here, the video focuses on tip selection for an oxyacetylene torch. The video discusses the factors that go into selecting the right tip,...

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Pferd hires VP of operations

June 30, 2014

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive products, cutting tools, industrial and maintenance brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Peter Skaalen as its vice president of operations. Based at the company’s Advance Brush facility in Milwaukee, he is responsible for directing...

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Main Steel to install Herr-Voss leveling machine

June 30, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., has received an order from Main Steel, Harmony, Pa., for a new precision leveler®. The machine will be added to an existing cut-to-length line, allowing the company to expand its gauge...

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Seamless wires resist moisture pickup

June 30, 2014

Hobart Brothers Co. has introduced new seamless flux-cored and metal-cored wires designed to offer extreme resistance to moisture pickup and minimize cracking. The new Hobart® MEGAFIL® wires also have less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment, which further mitigates cracking...

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Structural member roll forming line features quick tooling/profile changes

June 30, 2014

Samco’s heavy-duty structural member roll forming line takes heavy-gauge, high-strength material and roll forms it, precut and prepunched, into U-channel form. The line runs materials with yields of 460 to 660 MPa. It allows adjustable web and flange heights over a range of gauges, quick...

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Optical width gauge designed for strip measurements

June 30, 2014

IMS Systems Inc. has developed an optical width gauge for measuring edge crack, hole/pinhole, and strip contour defects in cold processing environments. The compact, lightweight IMS Camera Cluster Systems (CCS) gauge features an air or water blowoff system for harsh environments, as well as the...

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From looms to thermal spray to laser cladding

June 30, 2014

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Hayden Corp. has persevered over a century of change. It began as a supplier of wire cloth sold to the papermaking industry. Now it makes use of some of the most advanced surfacing technologies available.

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Cutting clean with 1-micron laser optics

June 30, 2014

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The high-brightness 1-micron cutting laser is redefining productivity in metal fabrication. The laser’s good absorption helps it cut faster with less power. It also means that keeping optics clean and dust-free is essential.

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Tube producer opens doors to new markets, controls costs with laser welding

June 30, 2014

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A niche tube producer that formerly used GTAW exclusively, Esta Rohr began changing over to laser welding in 2005. The change is now complete, with substantial changes. The company has reduced its number tube production lines from five to three, but its output has increased tremendously. Meanwhile, laser welding has allowed it to cut some costs, helping its products compete against others.

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Machining apprentices graduate from four-year AJAC program

June 27, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) hosted a graduation ceremony on June 27 at The Museum of Flight in Seattle to celebrate AJAC’s 21 graduating machinist (aircraft-oriented) apprentices. The graduates were awarded a nationally recognized journey-level certificate for...

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