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TCR becomes Coe distributor

July 15, 2008

TCR Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., has become a distributor for Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, Mich. Coe provides a broad coil processing line and manufactures one of the heaviest and widest coil feeding systems available today for the metal forming industry.TCR is a provider of...

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Schuler announces executive appointments

July 15, 2008

The Schuler Group has appointed Tim McCaughey, president and CEO of Schuler Inc., Canton, Mich., to the management board of BCN Technical Services, Hastings, Mich. The company also appointed Paul Nicholson, former president of BCN, to the management boards of Schuler Inc. and BCN. Nicholson now...

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Minster acquires Dynamic Feeds, adds general manager of marketing and sales

July 15, 2008

The Minster Machine Co., Minster, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Dynamic Feeds Inc., High Point, N.C., and has hired Robert Allred as general manager of marketing and sales for its Automation Division in Beaufort, S.C.Allred founded Dynamic Feeds in 1977 with two models of mechanical feeds...

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Rack drive system added to die change, handling equipment

June 17, 2008

Green Valley Mfg. Inc. has added a patented rack drive system to its line of quick die change and handling equipment.The Titan rack drive has few moving parts, requires no die modification, has cross-transfer ability, and uses existing...

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Tank head forming press has multiram design

June 17, 2008

Beckwood Press Co. has developed a new hydraulic tank head forming press with a multiram design. The press can be customized for a range of specifications, including tonnage, bed size, speed, and stroke. The press is equipped with independently controlled clamp and draw rams and features a...

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12-speed drill press features worktable that can be tilted or rotated

June 17, 2008

A 12-speed, heavy-duty drill press from Palmgren Steel Products is designed with rigid, stable construction. The large motor can handle a variety of materials.The drill features a ground worktable that can be tilted right or left or rotated. The low-end speed range allows for greater drilling...

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Talan Products named to 2008 Inner City 100 list

June 17, 2008

Talan Products, Cleveland, became one of two U.S. metal forming companies to make the 2008 Inner City 100 list, a national ranking of the fastest-growing inner-city companies from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Inc.magazine.Only 10 manufacturers and two metal forming...

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Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of operations

June 17, 2008

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has promoted Andy-Spence Parsons to vice president operations. He is responsible for the company's customer service, custom engineering, shipping, and information services departments.Spence-Parsons joined the company...

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Salvagnini Group opens subsidiary in Brazil

June 17, 2008

Salvagnini, Italy, opened Salvagnini do Brasil Ltda., an operating company based in Jos dos Campos (SP), in March. The Brazilian subsidiary provides technical support, customer service, and spare parts.Salvagnini has installed many stand-alone machines, as well as automated sheet metal processing...

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Active leveling control interface

Applying parallelism technology in hydraulic presses

June 17, 2008 | By Michael Riehn

Active leveling control (ALC) counteracts the negative effects of off-center loading; significant breakthrough shock common with high-strength steels (HSS); and reverse shock loading associated with nitrogen springs in dies.

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AIDA-America marks milestones in technology developments

June 16, 2008

Press manufacturer AIDA invests five percent of its annual revenue into research and development. This allows the company to provide continuous improvement initiatives to produce new designs and technologies capable of solving customer problems. Over the last decade, the company has launched nine...

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Presses meet industry requirements for parts production from high-strength materials

June 16, 2008

AIDA's single-press transfer systems and press-to-press transfer lines are designed to provide total solutions for stampers with requirements to produce parts from high strength steel. Use of automation with these transfer systems, including the company's gap transfer lines, can also reduce...

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AIDA names president, managing director of its Western Hemisphere operations

June 16, 2008

AIDA has named Troy Roberts as president and managing director of the Western Hemisphere portion of its global organization. The core of the press builder's custom products group, AIDA Engineering Ltd., AIDA-Europe, and AIDA-America Corp., primarily support the automotive industry. Roberts'...

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AIDA unveils new Web site

June 16, 2008

AIDA, a mechanical stamping press manufacturer, has unveiled a new website www.aida-america.comdesigned to give stampers a comprehensive resource for metal forming. Streamlined navigation allows visitors to easily access and look at the press builder's product line that process 30 to 4,000 tons, 15...

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Guild Intl. marks 50-year anniversary

May 15, 2008

Guild Intl., Bedford, Ohio, has announced that this year marks the 50th anniversary of its founding.In 1958 Donald Wheeler—father of the company's current president, Michael Wheeler—began what then was known as Guild Metal Equipment Co., a manufacturer of shear welding machines for the...

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