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Meritor remanufactured brake shoes recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Product Quality Leadership

January 23, 2013

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor's Aftermarket business has been awarded the prestigious 2012 North American Industry Product Quality Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan for the company's remanufactured brake shoes. The award was announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. "We recognize...

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Tools added to metrology software

January 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology Inc. has announced the release of PC-DMIS 2012 MR1 metrology software. It is used for the collection, evaluation, management, and presentation of manufacturing data. It offers model-based definition support, resulting in point-and-click measurement plans. A user can import a CAD...

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Nebraska approves new route for Keystone XL Pipeline; NAM urges President Obama to approve the project

January 22, 2013

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement after Nebraska Governor JDave Heineman approved the new Nebraska route for the Keystone XL pipeline: "Gov. Heineman's decision is another positive step that we hope will...

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WTTI achieves ISO 17025 accreditation

January 22, 2013

Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI), Allentown, Pa., has received its initial accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of mechanical testing. The following tests are published on the institute's scope: tensile, bend, fillet weld, nick break, macroetch, Brinell hardness, Vickers...

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Goff's Enterprises names dealer development manager - TheFabricator.com

Goff's Enterprises names dealer development manager

January 22, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc., Pewaukee, Wis., has added Michael Wells as a dealer development manager. Based in Olean, N.Y., he works with dealers on the East Coast and in the Midwest to help improve performance through continual training and targeted sales efforts. Wells has more than 17 years of...

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Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards recognize 122 women for excellence in manufacturing

January 22, 2013

The Manufacturing Institute,Washington, D.C.; the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, Mich.; University of Phoenix; and Deloitte, New York, have announced the recipients of the first Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Awards. The inaugural STEP...

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Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO - TheFabricator.com

Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO

January 22, 2013

Miyachi Unitek Corp. (MUC), a manufacturer of welding equipment and laser systems in Monrovia, Calif., has named David Fawcett as president and CEO. For the past two years, he served as COO of Miyachi Europe Corp. (MEC). Fawcett first worked with the company as a manager at ACAL, a U.K.-based...

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Nissan to move Murano production to Mississippi plant

January 22, 2013

Nissan North America has announced it is moving production of its Murano® crossover model to its Canton, Miss., facility. The company currently employs more than 5,000 people at the Canton facility. Since its opening in 2003, the facility has grown from building one vehicle model to seven. The...

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Plex Systems appoints CEO

January 22, 2013

Plex Systems, Troy, Mich., a provider of cloud-based ERP for manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Jason Blessing as CEO. He directs the expansion of the company as it continues to invest in technology for ERP, manufacturing execution, quality management, supply chain management, and...

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Impact sensor monitors equipment performance - TheFabricator.com

Impact sensor monitors equipment performance

January 22, 2013

PHD Inc. has introduced the PHD series KG impact sensor for monitoring equipment performance. It attaches to any piece of equipment that has motion. Featuring single-axis/bidirectional sensitivity, the sensor attaches to the moving part of a machine or device and monitors impact. A PLC can...

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Monitoring system connects a few machines or worldwide facilities

January 22, 2013

Syscon Intl. has introduced MT Focus®, a monitoring system for new and legacy machine tools. It connects machines through the universal language of the Internet, so a manufacturer can see machine performance and make decisions based on accurate data, crucial alerts, current production information,...

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Updates made to dust, fume collectors

January 22, 2013

Camfil Farr APC has announced updates to its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collectors. The line features a number of design changes and cosmetic enhancements, plus an expanded menu of options. The redesigned collector has a reinforced door with double-thick hinges; easy-to-operate...

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Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Wheels roll smoothly with loads up to 7,200 lbs.

January 22, 2013

New Ultralast™ wheels from Hamilton Caster are built to handle heavy loads with continuous, high-speed use. The industrial wheels are made from new polyurethane materials that minimize heat buildup, enabling them to roll smoothly and easily with loads up to 7,200 lbs. The wheels are...

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Portable radios suitable for manufacturing environments - TheFabricator.com

Portable radios suitable for manufacturing environments

January 21, 2013

PT series portable radios from Ritron Inc. are suitable for two-way radio use in manufacturing environments, processing facilities, warehouses, and distribution facilities. The small, lightweight radios feature narrow frequency channel steps for clear communication with little interference....

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Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency - TheFabricator.com

Modular, triaxis transfer helps improve production efficiency

January 21, 2013

Schuler has unveiled the Intra Trans modular transfer. Designed for installation on all progressive and transfer presses, it allows for the production of larger parts in existing presses, as it can use the complete width of the press window. The transfer's ability to perform multiple transfer...

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