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Airtronics contracted to build vacant property protection system components

June 10, 2009

Chicago-based Vacant Property Security recently awarded Airtronics Metal Products Inc., San Jose, Calif., a contract to manufacture heavy-gauge steel doors, frames, window screens, and other...

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7-min. tutorial covers global hazardous material compliance rules

June 9, 2009

National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has developed an e-learning module entitled "The RoHS Directive." The seven-minute tutorial explains the requirements of the EU's 2006 RoHS Directive, which...

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Rotary mesh table cleans small parts offline

June 9, 2009

A Wheelabrator® rotary mesh table system is suitable for cleaning small parts offline using one operator. The machine can process flame-cut shapes, fabrications, automotive parts, aluminum die...

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In-die spot welding controls reduce weld time

June 9, 2009

Miyachi Unitek midfrequency inverter spot welding controls can be integrated into assembly processes using progressive dies, inline presses, or transfer presses, enabling users to bypass a secondary...

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Graphic-design hard hats have four-point ratchet suspension

June 9, 2009

Jackson Safety has added four new graphics to its Head-Turner™ line of hard hats. They feature the smooth dome design of the SC-6 hard hat and a four-point ratchet suspension.New styles are the...

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Safety catcher stops, locks dropping platens

June 9, 2009

Sitema has introduced a safety catcher that stops and locks dropping platens on hydraulic presses and other machines.The load is secured by stopping the dropping mass using the weight as a means to...

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Water table suitable for mild steel cutting from gauge material to 6 in. thick

June 9, 2009

Koike Aronson/Ransome Inc. has introduced a water table in lengths of 10 to 40 ft. and widths of 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ft. Custom sizes also are available.The water table is suitable for mild steel...

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Lockout/tagout video training covers multiple work environments

June 9, 2009

Summit Training Source offers a new video/DVD training program, "Lockout/Tagout: Employee Awareness," to teach machine operators and other site workers the importance of the lockout/tagout procedures...

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AWS issues call for Image of Welding award nominations

June 9, 2009

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has issued a call for entries in the 7th Annual Image of Welding awards program, which recognizes public initiatives and programs that promote the image of...

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Welding chair, center established at University of Alberta

June 9, 2009

The University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering has named Dr. Patricio F. Mendez as the inaugural Weldco/industry chair in welding and joining in the Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering....

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Boeing approves Master Chemical metalworking fluid, emulsion, for areas 5, 6

June 9, 2009

Master Chemical Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced that MicroSol 585, a nonchlorinated, semisynthetic metalworking fluid, and E917, a low-foaming, high-lubricity emulsion, are qualified for areas...

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Promotion provides turntable pallet wrapper at no charge

June 9, 2009

GaleWrap, an ITW Corp. company, has introduced a new program offering the GW-1200™ turntable pallet wrapper at no charge. This promotion is for new business only and requires a 12-pallet annual...

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Siemens receives first U.S. order for wind turbine

June 9, 2009

Siemens Energy, Chicago, has announced its first U.S. order for 33 units of the SWT-2.3-101 wind turbine. Purchased by Minnesota Power, the turbines will be used in the Bison I wind project, located...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces production suspension, mill closing

June 9, 2009

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it is suspending production at its Sayreville, N.J., steel mill and closing its rolling mill in neighboring Perth Amboy, N.J. because of lower demand for its...

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Exal Corp. wins metal decorating award

June 8, 2009

Exal Corp., a manufacturer of extruded aluminum packaging, has received the 2009 "Best In Category" Quality Award for Excellence in Metal Decorating from the International Metal Decorators Association...

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