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Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments - TheFabricator.com

Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments

May 14, 2013

To service surface and subsea installation, process instrumentation and controls, chemical injection, and testing equipment applications, Swagelok Co. has expanded its medium- and high-pressure product line with the addition of IPT series products. The series includes precision valves,...

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Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations - TheFabricator.com

Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations

May 14, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the model 1200 tumble belt blast machine. The 12-cu.-ft. machine incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that help make it durable for heavy-duty operations. An integrated media lift system and no auger gives the unit a small...

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SigmaTEK names sales manager - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names sales manager

May 14, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation system provider, has appointed James Elmore as southwest region sales manager. In this position, Elmore oversees sales and works with the regional SigmaNEST team to develop customer relations in...

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Advanced manufacturing research conference slated for June 10-14 in Wisconsin

May 14, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host an advanced manufacturing research conference June 10-14, 2013, drawing nearly 500 academic, industrial, and governmental participants to the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis. The event couples the 41st North American...

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Wagstaff Applied Technologies hires sales manager

May 13, 2013

Wagstaff Applied Technologies, Spokane, Wash., has hired Dan Payne as area sales manager. Payne has more than 15 years of experience selling specialized products. The engineering and manufacturing company serves customers in the nuclear waste management, nuclear power, hydropower, and national...

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Power range expanded on medium-voltage drive - TheFabricator.com

Power range expanded on medium-voltage drive

May 9, 2013

The ACS 2000 active front-end drive from ABB is available with power capabilities up to 3,000 HP for general-purpose applications. It is suitable for medium-voltage installations such as pumps, fans, blowers, and conveyors. Direct-to-line connection eliminates the need for a transformer,...

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Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum cups withstand hot forming temps

May 9, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America has introduced the WF2 series black vacuum cups, designed to withstand the high-temperature environment of hot forming. The new silicone-free cups, made of FPM, can withstand temperatures up to 482 degrees F with a medium-hard material ranking of 70 Shore A. The...

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Gemco Mfg. launches new website

May 8, 2013

Gemco Mfg. Corp., a precision metal stamping and wire forming manufacturer serving global customers in the automotive, consumer products, medical, electronics, aerospace, and telecommunications industries, has launched a new corporate website at www.gemcomfg.com. The company marks its 70th year in...

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Michigan Mechanical changes name

May 8, 2013

Michigan Mechanical, Stevensville, Md., has changed its name to Michigan Mfg. Intl. (MMI). The company has launched a new website at www.michmfg.com to coincide with the new name. The company supplies manufactured-to-print assemblies and components to OEMs. Products include assemblies, castings,...

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Megatherm Induction opens Ohio facility

May 8, 2013

Megatherm Electronics Pvt. Ltd., a global induction heating equipment manufacturer, has opened a facility in Columbus, Ohio. The plant will house Megatherm USA Inc., providing sales, warehousing, testing, technical service, and spare parts inventory for induction heating power supplies, billet...

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Impulse Mfg. awarded contracts to supply parts to Georgia Caterpillar plant

May 8, 2013

Impulse Mfg., a Dawsonville, Ga.-based metal fabricator, has been awarded significant contracts to supply parts to a new Caterpillar Inc. production facility located in Athens, Ga. That facility, which is expected to employ 1,400 people, will manufacture mini hydraulic excavators and small...

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Nippon Sharyo to expand Illinois production facility

May 8, 2013

Nippon Sharyo U.S.A. Inc. has announced the expansion of its U.S. production facility in Rochelle, Ill., which started operation in June 2012. The expansion involves construction of a new building for metal fabrication and machining. The expansion is in response to a contract for bilevel passenger...

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Arc process monitoring system controls weld pool conditions remotely

May 8, 2013

Spark-Robo is a new arc process viewing and monitoring system produced by Servo-Robot. It includes dual digital color video technology for weld pool and global process area viewing and control combined with laser vision. This system is applicable to arc processes that require precise remote...

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