Shop Management

Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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Industrial chairs ergonomically designed for welders

October 14, 2008

Synetik Design Inc. has developed a line of ergonomic seating products for welders.The company's patented Stag4 and Flex chairs are designed to provide a safe, comfortable position while kneeling.

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Cleaning nozzles uniformly cover 252-degree spherical pattern

October 14, 2008

BEX® SN4922 Clean-In-Place nozzles have a hole design that helps create solid streams that uniformly cover a 252-degree spherical pattern around the entire nozzle. The nozzles can distribute...

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Houghton receives Q1 award from Ford Motors in Brazil

October 14, 2008

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received the Ford Q1 award, Ford Motor Co.'s highest recognition of supplier quality.Since 2004 Houghton's FLUIDCARE Division has provided chemicals and fluids...

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World Trade Commission visits Peddinghaus

October 14, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp., Bradley, Ill., hosted the Tri-City World Trade Commission in July.The commission has 18 trade commissioners representing 14 countries: Austria, Belgium, China, Canada, Great...

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FABTECH, METALFORM to partner with AMT

October 14, 2008

The FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show including METALFORM will partner with The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), McLean, Va., combining the efforts of several trade...

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Mech-Tronics celebrates 60th anniversary

October 14, 2008

Mech-Tronics, Melrose Park, Ill., a manufacturer of products for the avionics, aerospace, and defense industries, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Sam and Eugene DeMuro founded the privately held...

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FSI Fabrication Welder

Growing season: Fabricating for agriculture

October 14, 2008

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FSI Fabrication makes products that help farmers quickly and accurately transport feed, grain, and other material.

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Press automation controller features built-in backup utility

October 11, 2008

Honeywell Wintriss's flagship press automation controller, SmartPAC® comes standard with a built-in backup utility. The utility allows setup memory to be backed up over the Ethernet to a...

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Machine interface enhances data-collection capabilities

October 11, 2008

Honeywell Wintress offers the LETS Machine Interface (LMI), an operator terminal that enables information to be collected from production machines and fed to the company's Line Efficiency Tracking...

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Honeywell Wintriss announces Canadian Master Distributor

October 11, 2008

Honeywell Wintriss has appointed Veugen Integrated Technologies (VIT) as its Canadian Master Distributor. VIT handles sales, installation, and service for the Honeywell Wintriss product line for...

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Thinking inside the box

October 1, 2008

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Columnist Gerald Davis delves into why top-down design might be useful when modeling a metal fabrication in 3-D CAD.

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Enterprise resource planning

Automated collection of real-time production data

September 30, 2008

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Considering that raw data from the shop floor forms the basis for all production reports, companies need to eliminate possible shortfalls in collecting this data. That's where automatic data collection can help.

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Metal formers expect somewhat weaker business conditions during next three months

September 22, 2008

According to the September 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to weaken somewhat during the next three months....

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Slip-resistant strips adhere to sponge-backed mats placed on smooth, polished, or painted floors

September 16, 2008

Wearwell has introduced Grip Strips, which are slip-resistant strips that adhere to sponge-backed mats placed on smooth, polished, or painted floors. The antimicrobial polymer is permanently tacky....

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Load lifter bail adjusts to correct center of gravity for balanced handling of different-sized loads

September 16, 2008

Caldwell's adjustable load lifter has a lifting bail that adjusts to the correct center of gravity for balanced handling of different-sized loads. The throat opening adjusts for different load heights...

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