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Air dryer for laser purge helps protect system's mirrors

December 15, 2009

Parker Hannifin has introduced a line of Balston— air dryers for purging of industrial laser plenums, which protect the laser system's mirrors from dirt and moisture.The dryers use membrane...

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Pop-up transfer conveyor handles up to 250 lbs.

December 15, 2009

TKF offers a light-duty, pop-up transfer conveyor that handles loads up to 250 lbs. The conveyor uses compact, motorized, roller-driven strands rather than chain drives to help reduce noise. No...

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Five-roll weld squeeze box designed for high-frequency induction welded profile, direct-weld roll forming

December 15, 2009

Rafter Equipment offers the RT-2000S five-roll weld squeeze box, designed for the high-frequency induction welded profile or direct-weld roll forming industry.The weld box uses a design that pushes...

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Punch press marking tooling designed for machines without bottom-stroke forming feature

December 15, 2009

Mate Precision Tooling offers the EasyMark™ 5-in-1 tooling kit for marking fabricated parts during the punching process. It is designed for machines without a bottom-stroke forming feature.Using...

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Part movement system for CMMs helps increase productivity, throughput

December 15, 2009

Mod Tech Industries Inc. has released the Air Assist Movement (AAM) system, designed to help increase the productivity and throughput of CMMs. The system comprises two plates, locator stops, bumpers...

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Integrated job costing, tracking software developed for small to midsized manufacturers

December 15, 2009

Dynamic Systems Inc. has released CheckMate Manufacturers' Suite software for small to midsized manufacturers. It integrates applications such as WIP Lite, job costing with time and attendance,...

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Forming software enhanced

December 15, 2009

Simufact Engineering GmbH has finalized version 9.0 of Simufact.forming simulation software. In this release, dual-solver technology has been developed further and offers users the possibility to...

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Midsize mist collector produces 1,200 CFM of air cleaning power

December 15, 2009

Micro Air has added a midsize mist collector to its recently introduced line of MistMax™ high-efficiency mist collectors. The new MM1200 uses a 5-HP blower to produce 1,200 CFM of air cleaning...

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Pickwick earns spot on Inc.5000 for second year

December 15, 2009

Pickwick Mfg. Services has been named to the 2009 Inc.5000, which lists the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based contract metal fabrication firm joined the list...

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Seeley purchases John G. Wilson Machine Ltd.

December 15, 2009

Bruce Seeley, a former senior executive with ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Cambridge, Ont., Canada, has purchased John G. Wilson Machine Ltd., a metal fabricating business in Princeton, Ont.,...

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Plouse Precision Mfg. launches virtual factory tour

December 15, 2009

Plouse Precision Mfg., a contract manufacturer in Harrisburg, Pa., has established an online virtual factory tour that enables visitors to the company's Web site to take an inside look at the...

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Wallover Oil purchases assets of Larson Chemical

December 15, 2009

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners, has purchased the assets of Larson Chemical Co., Greendale, Wis.William J. Pearcy, vice president of sales...

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PEERS government program directs stimulus funds to energy-efficient retrofits

December 15, 2009

Manufacturing has yet to reap many benefits from the $780 billion stimulus package, but an industry economist has uncovered a program that delivers both financial rewards and environmental benefits to...

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Eriez® adds robotic welding machine at Erie facility

December 15, 2009

Eriez, Erie, Pa., has purchased a robotic welding machine to help maintain accuracy while meeting increasing production volumes. Testing before the purchase showed that the unit can complete 90...

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Account manager joins Elite Mfg. Technologies

December 15, 2009

Elite Mfg. Technologies, Bloomingdale, Ill., has hired Steve Schommer as account manager. He brings more than 15 years of sales experience in fabricating and outsourcing to the position.In his new...

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