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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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Eco-friendly cleaning agent added to new solvent products

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has developed an ecofriendly product for heavy-duty industrial cleaning. Nature Boost is an additive derived from vegetable extracts exclusive to Bio-Circle Environmental Solutions. The ingredient is obtained from a byproduct generated in the vegetable processing...

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FMA CEO receives CMA Leadership Award from NAM - TheFabricator.com

FMA CEO receives CMA Leadership Award from NAM

January 18, 2013

Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International today received the annual CMA Leadership Award from the Council of Manufacturing Associations of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The award recognized Youdell's leadership in creating...

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What is your company worth?

January 18, 2013 | By Dick Kallage

Columnist Dick Kallage explains why a private company should be interested in establishing its market value even if it isn't for sale.

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Manufacturing software replaces paper-based process with MES digitization

January 17, 2013

GE Intelligent Platforms has introduced advanced manufacturing software to help increase production speed and more tightly control quality. Proficy for Manufacturing software addresses challenges faced by companies across a variety of manufacturing businesses. For long-cycle, engineer- or...

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S&S Technical adds to sales team

January 17, 2013

S&S Technical, Cumming, Ga., a design, engineering, and fabrication firm specializing in packaged pumping systems for all industries, has hired three new sales associates. Greg Clark brings experience in process integration and knowledge of system design to his new position. Supporting the...

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