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Rafter upgrades tube mill for automotive tube producer

May 25, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a new RT-3000 tube mill re-top and drive train upgrade for a North American automotive tube producer. The equipment will replace older tube mill equipment that is worn and difficult to maintain. The previous machine had integral roll stands...

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Midwest Engineered Systems expands in Wisconsin

May 25, 2016

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has announced an expansion of manufacturing and engineering office space in Waukesha, Wis. The new 60,000-sq.-ft. facility is located next door to the company’s corporate headquarters. It features 50,000...

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Optimizing hydraulic presses for deep drawing

May 25, 2016

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Optimizing a hydraulic press requires choosing the best press frame, hydraulic circuit, auxiliary function, electrical controls, and hmi for your deep drawing application and parts drawn.

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Lockset manufacturer gets handle on scrap to boost productivity

May 25, 2016

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When you stamp 2.2 million pieces a day in the manufacture of lockset and doorset assemblies— 550 million stampings a year—smooth, speedy operation is your goal and bottlenecks and obstructions to productivity are your targets. Kwikset developed a unique way to handle scrap that removed a bottleneck and increased output.

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Industrial matching event to connect suppliers, end users in Chicago region

May 25, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and Chicago Metro Metal Consortium will host a Manufacturing Matchmaking event on June 23, 2016, at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill. The event is designed to increase sales opportunities for firms in the primary metals, metal...

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Single-phase SMAW systems offered

May 25, 2016

Fronius has developed the TransPocket 150 and the TransPocket 180 single-phase SMAW systems. A digital resonance inverter helps ensure perfect weld properties in a variety of applications. Power factor correction technology helps make the compact systems energy efficient. The new models can use...

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Getting to know more about the metal you are forming

May 25, 2016

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An estimated 3,500 different grades of steel currently exist, with about 75 percent of them developed in the past 20 years. And more than 500 sheet aluminum alloys are registered with the Aluminum Association. Each of these materials grades has a different chemistry and different tensile properties...

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Large back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

May 25, 2016

Exair’s new model 1008SS 1 NPT back-blow air nozzle has been designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, axle housings, bores, holes, internal threads, and other internal part features found in hydraulic cylinders, gearboxes, and differential housings. An array of holes provide...

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TCI Powder Coatings hires business development manager

May 24, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Rich Chappel as business development manager for the Southwest region (Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). He has more than 25 years of experience in powder coatings and the industrial market...

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PennEngineering appoints director of global quality

May 24, 2016

Danboro, Pa.-based fastener manufacturer PennEngineering® has hired Jeff Sharp as director of global quality. He is responsible for leading and directing the corporate management control system. Sharp most recently served as customer quality manager for the Fletcher Brake Caliper Division of...

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Air-operated hoists provide safety in various working environments

May 24, 2016

The J. D. Neuhaus Profi TI line of air-operated hoists are suitable for use in a variety of light-, medium-, heavy-duty, and hazardous industrial working environments. Their compressed air supply, used for both power and control functions, does not initiate sparks, so they can be used in...

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SelfLube manufactures 1 millionth wear plate

May 24, 2016

SelfLube, a manufacturer of mold and die components in Coopersville, Mich., has made its 1 millionth wear plate. The wear plates guide and control the moving parts in complex tools such as metal stamping dies and plastic injection molds. They come in a variety of sizes to handle very heavy loads....

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Babcock & Wilcox closes West Point manufacturing plant

May 24, 2016

North Carolina-based Babcock & Wilcox has announced it has ended production at its West Point industrial boiler manufacturing plant in Mississippi. The closure affects 165 workers, with 50 remaining to help wind down operations. In 1998 the 250,000-sq.-ft. plant employed 700 people as the...

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Mettler Toledo launches SOP consulting service

May 24, 2016

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has launched a consulting service to help businesses revise their weighing-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and make them audit-proof. The SOPs are based on the firm’s Good Weighing Practice™ weighing standard and GWP® verification. Once the SOP...

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Drum brake provides failsafe safety for rope hoist users

May 24, 2016

EMH offers the SureStop™ drum brake, which serves as an optional failsafe safety device for the EMH Wire Rope Hoist, stopping loads when monitored parameters exceed safe operating condition limits. Overspeed, load-slip at standstill, and sheared shaft conditions are monitored continuously. The...

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