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.

Filter Content

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control receives Malcolm Baldrige Award

April 11, 2013

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The award is given to U.S. companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement and analysis, workforce...

Continue Reading

Kinefac wins Global Trade Award

April 11, 2013

Kinefac® Corp., Worcester, Mass., has won the Diplomat's Award in the 18th annual Global Trade Awards from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC). The awards recognize Massachusetts firms, institutions, and public agencies of all sizes that have...

Continue Reading

Workbench's cantilever design provides more leg room

April 10, 2013

IAC Industries has introduced the 930 and 940 Pro Series adjustable-height workbenches. Both series incorporate a cantilever support system, housing the hydraulic lifters, that eliminates the typical front legs to provide more leg and knee room. The 180-degree rolled front edge on the work surface...

Continue Reading

Electric lift trucks hold up to 4,000-lb. loads - TheFabricator.com

Electric lift trucks hold up to 4,000-lb. loads

April 10, 2013

Nissan Forklift Corp. has introduced the TX series three-wheel, AC-powered lift trucks. They are available in 3,000-, 3,500-, and 4,000-lb. capacities and include a new vehicle control module. An LCD panel readout and keypad allow operators and technicians to identify and respond to truck...

Continue Reading

Authoring software added to flexible gauge

April 10, 2013

Origin Intl. Inc. offers a customized Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge that includes Origin's Equator authoring software. The software module allows users to create part programs on their existing CMMs from measuring the master part. Using the part program and measured results file, the software...

Continue Reading

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appoints corporate account manager - TheFabricator.com

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appoints corporate account manager

April 9, 2013

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has added Greg Van Dyke to its sales team as an account manager specializing in resistance welding consumables and automation component products. Van Dyke has more than 10 years of resistance welding experience in sales and service with Resistance...

Continue Reading

Wintriss Controls launches new website

April 9, 2013

Wintriss Controls has established a new website at www.shopfloorconnect.com featuring its ShopFloorConnect® data collection software for asset management. The site explains overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and how to automate OEE reporting. Visitors can download a white paper titled...

Continue Reading

Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height - TheFabricator.com

Battery-powered scissor lift places loads at convenient height

April 9, 2013

XBP series portable electric scissor lifts are available from Presto Lifts Inc. The battery-powered tables lift and lower at the touch of a button, allowing the operator to transport loads and lift them to a convenient height, regardless of the application. According to the company, they roll...

Continue Reading

Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications - TheFabricator.com

Dust collector hoppers fit low-profile applications

April 9, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced two new dust collector hoppers for use in constrained-space applications. Depending on the model, the low-profile hoppers can reduce overall collector height by as much as 36 in. Designed to fit Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust collectors, the Low Pro hopper...

Continue Reading

Fieldbus encoders feature hollow-shaft design

April 9, 2013

Heidenhain offers the ECN/EQN 400 series rotary encoders with Profibus and Profinet interfaces for use in manufacturing and process automation. The encoders feature a blind hollow shaft with a 12-mm dia. Both the models ECN 413 and EQN 425 rotary encoders resist shock up to 1,000 m/s2 and...

Continue Reading

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders up 5.7 percent from January, but down 10.6 percent from a year ago

April 8, 2013

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $385.89 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 5.7 percent from January but...

Continue Reading

T.J. Snow celebrates 50 years in business

April 8, 2013

T. J. Snow Co., a Chattanooga, Tenn., a manufacturer and distributor of resistance welding machines and related supplies, marked its 50th anniversary in business with an open house and employee luncheon. Founded by T. J. (Jim) Snow Sr. on April 1, 1963, the company originally was conceived as a...

Continue Reading

Epic Systems names general manager

April 8, 2013

Engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has announced the promotion of James Owen to general manager from group manager. He oversees services in modular processes, machine vision, packaging lines, and custom machines and manages all aspects of production, from engineering and...

Continue Reading

Workbench, storage systems are customizable - TheFabricator.com

Workbench, storage systems are customizable

April 8, 2013

The MCS aluminum framework system from HepcoMotion® lets users customize workbench and storage systems from standard elements. Visitors to the company's website can click on a framework, choose a size, and select accessories. Standard workbenches, trolleys, and high-back workbenches are...

Continue Reading

The comeback metal fabricator - TheFabricator.com

The comeback metal fabricator

April 8, 2013

By:

Everyone knows that metal fabricators need to be good at quick turnarounds. Super Steel became just that, hitting the financial skids in 2009 and transforming itself into a quick-turn fabricator and key manufacturing supplier to the freight rail industry in just three years.

Continue Reading