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Which code or standard applies to your shop?

December 16, 2014

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Codes and standards are important and necessary. Which apply to the work your shop does? That depends on the nature of the work.

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International SOS, Beacon OHSS announce strategic affiliation to serve industrial, energy sectors

December 16, 2014

International SOS, a provider of medical and travel security risk services, and Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHSS), a provider of medical, safety and training services to employers, have announced a strategic affiliation. The two organizations will deliver occupational health and...

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Flying shear with slitter maintains +/-0.0625-in. length tolerance at any speed

December 16, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has shipped a B.O.S.S.™ flying shear with slitter. The shear, which runs up to 250 FPM, can produce five slits of 0.048-in. prepainted steel, 0.050-in. aluminum, and 0.037-in. stainless steel. It has servo acceleration and closed-loop controls for +/-0.0625-in. length...

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Oerlikon awarded 10-year agreement by Snecma for supply of engine components

December 16, 2014

Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment, Wohlen, Switzerland, has been awarded a 10-year, long-term agreement by Snecma worth more than $93.9 million. The agreement is for the supply of LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engine components. Snecma, part of the international Safran group, has...

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Heavy-duty casters tote 200 tons

December 16, 2014

Hamilton Caster has built four 100,000-lb.-capacity casters for a federal contractor. Fully assembled, each caster stands 52 in. above the factory floor and weighs more than 8,000 lbs. Together, the four casters have a payload capacity of 200 tons. Each Colossus caster has a spring-loaded...

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Ambrell sells induction heating systems to pipe gripper manufacturer

December 16, 2014

Scottsville, N.Y.-based Ambrell has sold two Easyheat 10-kW, 150- to 400-kHz induction heating systems to a manufacturer of pipe grippers for the oil and gas industry. The heating application involves heating two grippers in one coil. Two parts or grippers—which are steel faces with carbides...

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Managing welding information more efficiently

December 16, 2014

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A company can improve only those areas of production that can be tracked and measured. In welding, information management systems can help to provide the support to bolster production efficiencies.

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Stud welding systems use single-phase plugs

December 16, 2014

HBS has introduced two drawn-arc stud welding systems with single-phase plugs. According to the manufacturer, the Visar 650 is the first stud welding machine that can use a one-phase mains connection of 230 V instead of the 400 V previously required to perform drawn-arc stud welding of diameters...

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Fiber laser available in capacities up to 5 kW

December 16, 2014

Prima Power North America Inc. has developed a new version of its Platino laser system focused on fiber cutting applications. The Platino Fiber offers increased productivity through new piercing devices, particularly for mid-to-high mild steel thickness. The system also can cut highly...

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Improving flying cutoff operations, mill productivity

December 16, 2014

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Tube and pipe production is a capital-intensive process, but paying close attention to the efficiency of some of the lowest-cost items, specifically the consumables, can yield big benefits in productivity. At the cutoff, proper blade choice and optimizing the cutting depth are important first steps, but it’s also necessary to diagnose saw problems and—most important of all—develop a blade replacement strategy that minimizes mill downtime.

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The patio furniture reshoring test

December 15, 2014

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Businesses are reshoring when it makes sense to do so. This includes items requiring quick-response, such as seasonal items that hinge on less predictable demand factors, like the weather.

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint new global director

December 15, 2014

Superior Tube and Fine Tubes, both part of the Watermill Group, have appointed Shion Hung to the position of global director of customer programs and business intelligence. Hung previously served as platform director, access and advanced energy for Johnson & Johnson and as global marketing and...

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Regal Beloit to acquire Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business

December 15, 2014

Beloit, Wis.-based Regal Beloit Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Transmission Solutions (PTS) business of Emerson Electric Co. PTS is a provider of highly engineered power transmission products and systems. The business manufactures, sells, and services...

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Process Development Corp. names executive VP/CFO

December 15, 2014

Engineering and manufacturing service supplier Process Development Corp. (PDC), Canton, Mich., has appointed Bill Whalen as executive vice president and CFO. He oversees and directs the company's global finance and business activities, including the implementation of business processes to support...

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Single device connects all sensors for active monitoring, data logging

December 15, 2014

The new SKF Machine Tool Observer MTx serves as a single device connecting all operating-parameter sensors to monitor, observe, and log the performance history of machine tool spindles, grinding machines, and other rotating equipment. The unit collects information about the accumulated...

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