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CNC grinding machine offers compact design

February 26, 2015

Okuma’s GI-10NII grinding machine is equipped with extremely rigid, high-speed grinding wheel spindles for automated production environments. Capable of simultaneous 2-axis control, the machine can handle a variety of workpiece shapes in a simple data setting. Centralized control of...

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Schuler expands subsidiary in Mexico

February 26, 2015

Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler has expanded its sales and service facility in Puebla, Mexico. The leased property features about 9,800 sq. ft. of floor space, a production plant, and a training center. The firm invested $1.6 million in new machinery and equipment for die repairs and...

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Solid-state interface relays switch loads up to 240 VAC

February 26, 2015

Idec Corp. has announced the addition of RV8S solid-state interface relays to its RV8 DIN rail product line. The relays feature 100-mA to 3-A switching capability in a compact, 0.24-in. space. Other features include high switching cycles, extended operating life, and high-speed load switching....

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No-drip siphon-fed atomizing nozzles stop liquid flow

February 26, 2015

Siphon-fed atomizing spray nozzles from Exair Corp. require no liquid pressure and can be used with gravity-fed liquids or lift liquids from a siphon height as high as 36 in. The nozzles can be used on liquids up to 200 centipoise. They work the same as standard atomizing nozzles, except that when...

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New partnership to promote workplace safety made official

February 25, 2015

The Iron Workers, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) have established a collaborative partnership to advance safety among those working in the trade in the U.S. and Canada. IMPACT Labor Co-chairman Walter...

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United States Steel Corp. appoints VP/controller

February 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has promoted Colleen M. Darragh to the position of vice president and controller. She has served as acting controller since July 2014. Darragh joined U. S. Steel in 2006 as director - external reporting and advanced through a series of increasingly...

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nexAir acquires Welders Supply & Equipment Co.

February 25, 2015

Memphis, Tenn-.based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has agreed to acquire the assets and operations of Welders Supply & Equipment Co. Inc., a distributor of welding and medical equipment, gases, and safety supplies with locations in Montgomery and Andalusia, Ala....

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MiTek acquires M&M Mfg. Co.

February 25, 2015

MiTek Industries Inc. (MiTek®), Chesterfield, Mo., a global supplier of engineered products, proprietary design software, and automated equipment for the broad construction and industrial end markets, has acquired M&M Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas. M&M Mfg. is a producer of sheet metal products,...

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Mobile cart holds multiple reels of hydraulic hose

February 25, 2015

Creform Corp. has developed a new mobile cart design for an off-road construction equipment manufacturer to use in transporting and holding various-size reels of hydraulic hose. The cart, built using the company’s 42-mm pipe and joint system, has an 800-lb. capacity. According to the company, the...

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Matheson acquires Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America

February 25, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America LP. The acquisition includes five locations, including an air separation unit, on four islands. The acquisition allows Matheson to expand into a new market. The company previously did not have...

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Main Tape names inside sales specialist

February 25, 2015

Cranbury, N.J.-based Main Tape, a manufacturer of surface protection films and graphics transfer tapes for the metal fabrication, automotive, electronics, construction, and graphics and sign printing industries, has announced that Sharon Hart has joined the company as an inside sales specialist....

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ESAB launches The ESAB Blog

February 25, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has introduced The ESAB Blog at www.esabna.com. The bi-weekly blog shares tips and product and technical information to help educate and inform visitors on such topics as arc welding, welding automation, plasma cutting, mechanized cutting, and filler...

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Laser tube cutting system cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in.

February 25, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the model LT8 laser tube cutting system. The 3-D CO2 laser tube cutting machine cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in. and a bar weight up to 1,000 lbs. The unit, equipped with a tilting, +/-45-degree head, provides for 5-axis cutting and ultrahigh-speed piercing, allowing...

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Energy Secretary unveils more than $55 million to advance fuel-efficient vehicle technologies

February 25, 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced more than $55 million in funding to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean-energy economy. These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption and support...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints quotation development manager

February 25, 2015

Bettcher Mfg. LLC, a stamping company in McAllen, Texas, has named Anthony Oleksyn as quotation development manager. He has more than 20 years of tool and die design, project management, and cost estimating experience. Oleksyn comes from SPS Technologies, where he was press room/tool room...

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