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Diagnostic system allows filtration units monitoring via website

August 19, 2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has introduced a web-based system for dust collection diagnostics. The GoldLink™ system monitors four preset analog inputs and 16 preset digital inputs. Designed for facilities that do not have building management systems, it is suitable for companies with...

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Still Building America—An unusual interest leads to a career

August 18, 2015

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As a teenager, Brian Tarter developed an interest in lawnmower derbies, which sparked an interest in welding and led to a career—an enviable career path.

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Vollrath acquires Miguel Pujadas

August 18, 2015

The Vollrath® Co., a metal stamping and fabrication firm in Sheboygan, Wis., has acquired Miguel Pujadas® S.A., located in Santa Coloma, Spain, a manufacturer and importer of cookware, steam table pans, buffet and tabletop serving equipment, warewashing racks, and small equipment. The...

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Water-soluble film aids pipe purging

August 18, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT® has developed and manufactured Argweld® Weld Purge Film® kits with water-soluble materials that can be used for open assemblies and closing welds. The film produces an impenetrable purge barrier that can be washed away during the hydrotest cycle or by washing...

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NN Inc. announces definitive agreement to acquire Precision Engineered Products

August 18, 2015

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a diversified industrial company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Precision Engineered Products Holdings Inc. (PEP). PEP, Attleboro, Mass., is a global manufacturer of precision, customized systems serving the medical, electrical, transportation,...

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Morris South partners with Southern Virginia Center of Manufacturing Excellence

August 18, 2015

Morris South, a division of Morris Group Inc., has formally partnered with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME), located in South Boston, Va., to support the advancement of manufacturing in Virginia and surrounding states....

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Training videos cover CNC mill programming, CAD software

August 18, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released a CAD/CAM video training series for its newly launched Version 28 CNC mill programming and CAD software. The software offers new CAD and CAM CNC programming features, including faster drawing tools, improved holemaking systems, better surfacing toolpaths, increased...

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U. S. Steel proposes permanent closure of certain operations in Alabama

August 17, 2015

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has proposed intent to permanently close its blast furnace and associated steelmaking operations, along with most of the flat-rolled finishing operations, at Fairfield Works in Fairfield, Ala. Under this action, the blast furnace and associated...

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Weld Revolution event showcases welding torches

August 17, 2015

Weld Revolution, Red Rock Automation, and Capital Machine recently hosted a two-day event in Houston with a focus on welding productivity. More than 200 guests attended sessions that demonstrated SpinArc™ welding torches for such applications as pipeline, offshore, automotive, construction,...

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Houghton Intl. announces addition to international executive leadership

August 17, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Marcello Boldrini as senior vice president of Houghton Intl. and president of Global Metals. In this newly created position, he assumes global leadership of the company’s specialty product lines...

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Miniature linear encoder designed for vacuum applications

August 17, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. offers Numerik Jena’s LIK 2 optical linear encoder series, suitable for high- and ultrahigh-vacuum applications in which motion feedback is required inside the vacuum chamber. This small, noncontact encoder system, designed for environments with 10-9 mbar of pressure, has an...

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Oberg Industries breaks ground on expansion project in Pennsylvania

August 17, 2015

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies, has started construction of a multifunction facility on its Sarver, Pa., campus. The expansion will give the firm more than 80,000 sq. ft. of additional floor space to expand its...

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Clausing Industrial opens new headquarters in Michigan

August 17, 2015

Clausing Industrial has constructed a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Kalamazoo, Mich. The facility, equipped with fiber-optics Internet and communication technology, houses an inspection and testing area, as well as a clean warehouse to store a large inventory of machine tools ready for immediate...

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Wire feeder reaches 800 IPM

August 17, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Warrior® Feed 404 HD, a heavy-duty benchtop wire feeder designed to feed 0.030- to 0.09375-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 IPM in applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, and shipbuilding. The wire feeder’s drive...

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High-speed grinding machine equipped with CNC

August 17, 2015

Okuma’s GPW/GAW grinder series now is equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC. The open-architecture control runs on a Windows®-based platform and fully integrates the machine, motors, drives, and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and true customization to suit particular...

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