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Part transfer robot conveys 15 parts/min.

July 18, 2014

Schuler has introduced the Crossbar Robot 4.0, used to transfer parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It can remove up to four parts at a time from the die, change their orientation as necessary, and place them directly into the next die. The robot is suitable for automating...

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American Aerospace Controls recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for quality, delivery

July 18, 2014

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based American Aerospace Controls (AAC), a manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC, voltage, frequency, and power transducers, has been recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a designer and manufacturer of combat, air mobility, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft,...

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Laboratory Testing celebrates 30th anniversary

July 18, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited material testing and metrology lab, marks 30 years in business in 2014. The company originated as the NDT division of Carson Helicopter in 1976. In 1984 Robert (Bob) McVaugh Sr. purchased his partner’s share of Carson NDT, incorporated as...

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Major capital spending plans on the rise among U.S. industrial manufacturers

July 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy remained positive among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the second quarter of 2014, according to the Q2 2014 Manufacturing Barometer™ released by PwC US, New York. In addition to the positive sentiment, the report showed a rise in...

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TimkenSteel to invest in continuous heat-treating operations

July 17, 2014

TimkenSteel Corp., Canton, Ohio, will open an additional continuous heat-treating facility in the U.S. to produce more value-added steel for demanding applications. The company, which is evaluating locations for the continuous thermal heat-treating operations, plans to make a decision in...

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Sandvik, Tenaris sign five-year strategic alliance agreement

July 17, 2014

Sandvik and Tenaris have signed a new five-year strategic alliance agreement on the exclusive joint supply of corrosion-resistant alloy OCTG materials and technology to the oil and gas industry. The alliance brings together Sandvik’s corrosion-resistant alloy tubes and TenarisHydril’s...

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Schuler to build new demonstration center in China

July 17, 2014

Schuler has begun construction of a new demonstration center in Tianjin, China. The Servo TechCenter Tianjin will feature a press with TwinServo Technology (TST) and a force of 1,600 metric tons. Schuler is investing more than 10 million euros in the project. Construction is expected to be...

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Working with dad

July 17, 2014

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Working in the family business can be difficult and isn’t right for everyone. But sometimes, it can lead to a rewarding career.

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Rotary hand stamps serve as alternative to single hand stamps

July 17, 2014

Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. Inc. has reintroduced an improved model of the single-wheel rotary stamp. The balanced rotary hand stamp is made of high-grade tool steel, heat-treated for severe usage. Each stamp features a rotating-type wheel engraved with numbers or letters. The user selects the...

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Linde launches global initiative to improve safe handling of acetylene gas

July 17, 2014

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, Munich, has launched a worldwide safety program to help improve the safe storage and transportation of acetylene cylinders by customers. Packaged acetylene is commonly used for welding and cutting applications. When combined with oxygen, it can...

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Welding helmet adjusts shade automatically

July 17, 2014

The e684 welding helmet from optrel features an adaptive shade autopilot based on a newly developed sensor concept that measures the brightness of the welding arc and automatically adjusts the shade level. This prevents welders from having to interrupt the welding process, even when the welding...

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Muller operating as part of Signode Industrial Group

July 17, 2014

ITW Muller, Chicago, a manufacturer of load containment systems, has been renamed as Muller after its acquisition by the Carlyle Group and now operates as a stand-alone business under the Signode Industrial Group. The company’s products are sold under the Muller brand, as well as Yellow...

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Bosch grant supports STEM curricula in three Pennsylvania schools

July 17, 2014

Drive and control technology providers Robert Bosch LLC and Bosch Rexroth Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., have announced the latest Bosch Community Fund (BCF) grants in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and match) – important foundations for today’s students as they prepare for careers...

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Terex to relocate overhead crane production to Oklahoma

July 17, 2014

Terex Corp., Solon, Ohio, has announced it will relocate production of its Demag brand overhead cranes from its current Houston location to a newly upgraded facility in Oklahoma City, Okla. The move more than doubles the company’s crane manufacturing capacity. “Our sales and service teams...

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Vacuum pump designed for pick-and-place of small parts

July 17, 2014

Piab offers patented COAX® technology in a new small-sized ejector called piPUMP™ Micro. COAX is an energy-efficient ejector technology based on a multistage concept for creating vacuum with compressed air. A configurator tool on the company’s website allows users to select the vacuum...

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