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How a punch press acts like a press brake

March 4, 2015

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Traditionally bending high flanges on a punch press just hasn’t been practical, but new machines and software are changing the situation. Today, flanges up to 3 inches high can be bent not by the press brake, but by special tooling on the punch press.

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UniCarriers Americas acquires Capital Equipment & Handling

March 4, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired Capital Equipment & Handling Inc., Hartland, Wis. Capital Equipment & Handling serves southern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with material handling and floor-maintenance...

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Ursviken hires national sales manager

March 4, 2015

Ursviken Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Michael Rose as national sales manager. He has an extensive background in the fabrication industry and worked for a major machinery builder of fabrication equipment for the last 15 years. Rose has sales knowledge and application experience in the pole...

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Metcam extends services to prototype fabrication for R&D

March 4, 2015

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, now is offering R&D services, including test unit (prototype) fabrication, for major manufacturers. The company’s metalworking capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, hardware...

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Radial arm drills offer drilling capacity to 3.94 in.

March 4, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools has introduced the R series of radial arm drills. They offer 1.3- to 3.94-in. drilling capacity with 32- to 124-in. spindle-to-column distance. The R-60 offers an infinitely variable spindle gearbox from 38 to 2,000 RPM. The R-100 model has a 22-step direct gear drive drill...

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Matheson air separation unit fully operational in Arizona

March 4, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has announced that its new, large-capacity air separation unit (ASU) in Mesa, Ariz., is fully operational. The ASU produces gaseous oxygen, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and liquid argon for manufacturing industries such as steel, fabrication, medical, and...

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Manufacturers advise peers to open doors and minds to millennials

March 4, 2015

With U.S. manufacturing on an upward trajectory, what will it take to sustain its momentum? Karen Norheim, executive vice president of American Crane & Equipment Corp. and Tracy Tenpenny, partner with Tailored Label Products (TLP), believe they have a big part of the answer. Norheim and Tenpenny...

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Newcomb Spring adds CNC coiler

March 4, 2015

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has purchased a CNC spring coiler for manufacturing a variety of compression, extension, and torsion springs in wire diameters up to 0.625 in. The system’s automated features eliminate the need for hand tooling and many secondary processes. The coiler also...

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Servomotors offer stall torque of 85.0, 120.0 Nm

March 4, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. has introduced the QSY 260B and QSY 260C EcoDyn series of servomotors with stall torque of 85.0 and 120.0 Nm, respectively. The motors provide low torque ripple for high-speed stability and positioning accuracy, the company reports. A high rotor moment of inertia provides for...

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4 ways to improve time per bend

March 4, 2015

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The time that a press brake operator spends walking to a control or maneuvering a part is time the customer is not paying for. Those seconds add up over the day and cut into a fab shop's profitability. New approaches to bending, however, can help to remedy that.

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ABB to expand in Tennessee

March 4, 2015

Power and automation technology provider ABB will invest $30 million in building a new manufacturing site and expanding its customer experience center for its Low Voltage Products division in the Memphis, Tenn., area. The investment will initially create more than 200 jobs, with 100 more jobs...

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Wisconsin Lift Truck awarded fourth consecutive MHEDA MVP status

March 4, 2015

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Most Valuable Partner (MVP) status for 2015 in a program from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). To earn the status, a company must be committed to excellence in industry relations, customer relations and...

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Robotic blast system adapted for processing aircraft turbine blades

March 4, 2015

Guyson Corp. has designed and built the RB-10-TC robotic grit-blasting machine, adapted for processing aircraft turbine blades in production lots. Developed for lightly attended operation, the machine blasts an entire pallet-load of components without human intervention. A FANUC M-10iA robot,...

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Mobile carts hold tools, provide temporary work surface

March 4, 2015

Creform Corp. has developed a new design for mobile tool carts built with the company’s system of pipes and joints for customization and flexibility. The carts can meet the needs of individual or multiple departments for sharing and transporting tools within manufacturing or assembly plants...

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Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners acquire NDT company

March 3, 2015

Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners have announced the acquisition of Tulsa Gamma Ray and Texas Gamma Ray (TGR). The business, based in Houston, now operates under the name TGR Industrial Services. Industry veteran Matt Sisson has been named CEO of TGR, and Tom Crews has been named...

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