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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The comeback metal fabricator - TheFabricator.com

The comeback metal fabricator

April 8, 2013 | By Tim Heston

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.

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Super Steel hires new staff

April 4, 2013

Super Steel LLC, Milwaukee, has announced the addition of three staff members. Yahya El-Natour has been appointed as production manager. Having worked at the company in the late 1990s as a CNC programmer, he returns from Steelwind Industries, where he served as project manager, purchasing manager,...

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ThomasNet launches scholarship program to encourage manufacturing careers

April 4, 2013

In a move to draw the next generation into manufacturing, ThomasNet® has launched its North American Manufacturing Scholarship Program. Up to 30 graduating high school seniors with an interest in manufacturing careers each will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue studies at a two- or four-year...

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OPC server retrieves production data from shop floor - TheFabricator.com

OPC server retrieves production data from shop floor

April 4, 2013

FANUC FA America has introduced FASOPC for retrieval of CNC machine production data. The OPC server is designed for getting machine production data out of a FANUC CNC and off the shop floor. The server is designed for communicating with FOCAS-enabled FANUC CNCs to read and write data. The...

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LINE survey: Compared to a year ago, manufacturing hiring rate to drop slightly in April; service sector hiring to increase sharply

April 4, 2013

In April, the service-sector hiring rate will reach a four-year high for the month, and more than one-third of manufacturers will add jobs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2013. In April, for the...

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