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Press selection—sorting it out Part IX

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out Part VIII

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Press selection—sorting it out - Part VI

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 6. So, Which Press Type is Best...

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Press selection—sorting it out - Part IV

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Editor's Note: This article is Part IV of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system.Part I, speed; Part II, covers tonnage; Part III, materials; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII, matching...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part III

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Editor's Note: This article is Part III of a series covering questions and answers for those who are in the market for a press or press system. Part I, speed; Part IIcovers tonnage; Part IV, part accuracy; Part V, best for operation; Part VI, best for part; Part VII, automation; Part VIII,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part II

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

Matching Press Characteristics to Your Applications The following questions–and their answers, provided by industry equipment manufacturers and experts–are intended as a general guide to help you simplify the daunting task of selecting a press or press system. 2. Beyond Part Characteristics,...

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Press selection—sorting it out Part I

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Counterbalanced stacker works with any type pallet or skid

March 11, 2008

Presto Lifts Inc. offers the PowerStak™ counterbalanced stacker that works with any type pallet or skid and is suitable for servicing racks, loading and unloading trucks, feeding machinery, and other applications in which straddle legs could get in the way.With a load capacity of 1,100 lbs.,...

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Transfer, progressive-die presses introduced for automotive, contract stampers

March 11, 2008

Schuler Inc. has introduced a midsized range of standard progressive-die and transfer presses designed for automotive suppliers and contract stampers.The S series includes three base models of progressive-die presses with press forces from 1,100 tons to 1,750 tons and 15 to 50 SPM. The series also...

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Spell Capital Partners acquires Pacific Production Technologies

March 11, 2008

Spell Capital Partners, Minneapolis, a private equity and buyout firm, has acquired a majority interest in Pacific Production Technologies (PPT), Mt. Carmel, Ill., a capital goods manufacturer.PPT manufactures continuous and cut-sheet thermoforming machines, hydraulic presses, press brakes, and...

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Wilson Tool appoints VP of sales for North, Latin America

March 11, 2008

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has appointed Jay Dienst as vice president of sales for North and Latin America.Dienst is responsible for planning and directing all of the company's sales operations in the Americas and...

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Beckwood expands St. Louis facility

March 11, 2008

The Beckwood Corp., a manufacturer of servo-motion and hydraulic presses from 2 tons to more than 2,000 tons, recently expanded its St. Louis facility to include an additional 560 sq. ft. of office space to accommodate its growing work force.The company says the expansion will help reduce...

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Bystronic appoints Southeast sales engineer

March 11, 2008

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has appointed Curtis Frabotta as sales engineer assigned to the Southeast territory.Frabotta, who has experience in cutting applications and capital equipment sales, is responsible for the North and South Carolina territories and reports to the company's Southeast...

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Press selection-sorting it out Part VII

March 11, 2008 | By Kate Bachman

This multi-source article offers readers advice on the criteria to consider when buying a press. The article examines application suitability, drives, and controls as well as other considerations such as tonnage, frame construction, speed, and horsepower.

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Getting the most from your cutting punches: Part I

February 12, 2008 | By Art Hedrick

Selecting the right cutting clearance and tool for an application is among the challenges stampers face. Material properties and other factors influence this decision. Following some basic guidelines presented in this article can help you select or design the best tool for your needs.

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