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ESAB announces completion of Colfax’s acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings

April 15, 2014

ESAB, Florence, S.C., a member of the Colfax group of companies, has announced that Colfax Corp. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings Inc., a global manufacturer of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding systems. Colfax is a diversified global...

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Varsteel purchases Herr-Voss Stamco leveling technology

April 14, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, a Callery, Pa.-based provider of coil processing systems, has received an order from Varsteel Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alb., for an ELT™ Enhanced Leveling Technology retrofit. The leveler processes material up to 0.500 by 96 in. wide. The technology produces flat material...

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Valmont Coatings Division receives two awards for galvanizing

April 14, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced that its Coatings Division has received two Awards for Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing from the American Galvanizers...

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Vacuworx receives Oklahoma’s Governor's Award for exporting

April 14, 2014

Tulsa, Okla.-based Vacuworx, a manufacturer and distributor of vacuum-lifting technology and material handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award was created to recognize the achievements of small to medium-sized companies that have...

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Sawing tables available in lengths to 16 ft.

April 14, 2014

TigerStop offers SawGear job site tables in 8-, 12-, and 16-ft. working lengths. Users can add infeed tables made to customized lengths. A hinge system and tripod supports make the tables transportable, simple to level, and quick to set up and break down, the manufacturer...

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Texas Iron and Metal announces new metal supply in Houston

April 14, 2014

Texas Iron and Metal, a Houston-based provider of stainless steel products, now carries 23 types of products. In addition to pipes for plumbing, oil and gas transportation, and manufacturing and construction projects, the company offers rectangular and square tubing that can be purchased according...

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Rafter ships 24-in. weld box

April 14, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of tube and pipe mills, roll forming machines, cutoff machines, and other related tube and pipe mill machinery in Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a 24-in. weld squeeze box to a North American API pipe producer. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's...

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Software integrated in measuring device for tube quality control

April 14, 2014

Prodim has developed TubeCheck software for quality control of tubes. Integrated into the company’s Proliner® Tracker 10IS measuring device, the software enables digitization of tubes on the device’s screen for checking. The portable device can measure points and contours with high...

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Carl Bechem GmbH announces formation of Bechem Lubrication Technology

April 14, 2014

Carl Bechem GmbH, Hagen, Germany, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of its joint venture partner’s 50 percent interest in Etna-Bechem Lubricants LLC. Carl Bechem has formed a new company — Bechem Lubrication Technology LLC in Chagrin Falls, Ohio — as a result of this...

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Baltimore light-rail vehicles to use ABB traction technology in retrofit

April 14, 2014

Power and automation technology group ABB, Cary, N.C., has obtained a contract from Alstom Transport to supply new traction converters associated with the modernized train control management system (TCMS) and new electrical control panels for the overhaul of Baltimore’s entire fleet of 53...

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Automated slurry-blast system has 2-axis gun motion

April 14, 2014

Guyson Corp. has introduced a 72- by 72-in. wet blasting machine with a 1,500-lb.-capacity powered transfer cart and a gun manipulator that moves the blast nozzles vertically and horizontally in a repeatable programmed routine. Designed for wet-blast cleaning, descaling, and prepolish treatment...

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Electro lifting magnets handle loads up to 12,125 lbs.

April 14, 2014

Lightweight Selecto® continuous-duty electro lifting magnets are available from Eriez®. They can be used individually or in multiples to eliminate the need for hooks, slings, and grabs. The magnets are rated at 100 percent duty cycle for continuous operation. A variety of models are...

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Torch lineup includes 4-ft.-long model

April 14, 2014

Hypertherm has introduced Duramax Hyamp air plasma torches. The line includes long models for extended-reach cutting and a number of robotic torches. The long torches, designed for hand-held cutting, come in two different lengths — 2 ft. and 4 ft. — and two different torch head...

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How scalable is contract metal fabrication?

April 14, 2014

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Most of contract metal fabrication serves a local and regional customer base, and that’s one reason small- and medium-sized customer fab shops dominate this business. Aside from upper-tier automotive stampers and similar companies, typical annual revenue ranges in custom fabrication range from $8... Continue Reading

Vehicle seat manufacturer rolls with the changes

April 14, 2014

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Freedman Seating Co., founded in the late 19th century, originally manufactured seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies. As gasoline engines displaced animal power, Freedman adapted and today uses the latest technologies, such as CNC tube benders and a laser cutting machine, to stay current with trends in transportation.

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