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Miniature modular encoders suited for many motion control applications

April 10, 2014

Heidenhain offers the ERO 1200/1400 series of modular optical rotary encoders without integral bearing. The noncontact encoders are suitable for motion control use on dynamic stages and machines in the general automation and semiconductor industries, such as pick-and-place machines. They also are...

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Choose your weapon

April 10, 2014

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A carpenter has more than a hammer in his arsenal. A top-flight starting pitcher in the big leagues has three to five pitches he can command. And when you sit down to eat, chances are you’ll be using more than a spoon. So why would you limit yourself to a single process when it comes to... Continue Reading

Pferd appoints sales engineer to head Tool Mobile program

April 9, 2014

Pferd, a provider of metal finishing products in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Jeffrey R. Kwasny as applications sales engineer in charge of the Tool Mobile program. He is responsible for implementing the program in North America. Kwasny worked previously at AkzoNobel as technical sales...

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GM to invest $449 million in electric-vehicle assembly plants

April 9, 2014

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at two of its assembly plants. The investment includes $384 million at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for new body shop tooling,...

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Coolant filter delivers extra-fine filtration

April 9, 2014

The patented STAR Filter® from Eriez⪚ HydroFlow® uses a centrifugal pump to draw liquid through a permanent media element with an optional feed of cellulose filter-aid for extra-fine filtration. It typically is installed as a central system with flow rates of more than 250 GPM and...

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Wilson Venture Group seeks to acquire small to midsize businesses

April 9, 2014

Wilson Tool Enterprises, a manufacturer of tooling for the sheet metal industry in White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of Wilson Venture Group™, an acquisition arm dedicated to acquiring small to midsized manufacturing businesses. The family-owned firm is focused on the...

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Magnetic conveyors convey scrap from stamping presses

April 9, 2014

Belt-free magnetic conveyors from Puritan Magnetics are designed to convey stamping scrap, knockouts, and chips and turnings from lathes, mills, presses, and other metalworking machinery. Internal magnetic assemblies attached to heavy-duty roller chain travel around the inside of the conveyor...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA names president

April 9, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a supplier of machining and fabricating equipment in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Daniel Maerklin as president. He has more than 10 years of experience in the machine tool industry, having worked with R&D, sales and service, and major accounts. Maerklin worked...

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Hydraulic system inserts fasteners in mild steel, stainless, aluminum

April 9, 2014

The 824 OT-4e lite fully hydraulic fastener insertion system from Haeger is suitable for mid- to high-volume parts with fasteners up to 0616 (M10) in mild steel and 0516 (M6) in stainless. With a positive-stop feature when force required is less than 1,000 lbs., the machine also is suitable for...

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Trumpf TruPunch 3000

TRUMPF Inc.

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The TruPunch 3000 offers fabricators flexible punching with fast setup, all tool rotation and total station independence. All tools fit in any station, and may be setup offline, leading to far higher uptimes compared to turret presses. One of the features of the new TRUMPF TruPunch 3000 is the all-new electric punching head. It is quiet, fast and requires less power than its predecessor. Combined with skeleton-free processing, the electric punching head allows fabricators to produce punched parts even more efficiently.

Vertical turning lathe handles up to 4,400 lbs.

April 9, 2014

Toshiba Machine Co. America has introduced the TUE-100 vertical turning lathe, designed for high-speed, heavy-duty cutting with a maximum load up to 4,400 lbs. Two types of bearings support the radial and axial loads of the table. With a 200- by 138- by 174-in. footprint, the machine offers feed...

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From the Web 4.09.14

April 8, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about a capital spending boom that may be on the horizon; an Industrial Internet touted to revolutionize machine performance; developments in “invisibility” technology; how prospective shop buyers decided they... Continue Reading

Camfil APC expands corporate headquarters, opens new office facility

April 8, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust collection equipment, has expanded its corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, Ark., with the recent opening of a 13,600-sq.-ft. office facility for sales and administrative staff. The facility includes offices for 85 employees and a...

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Work gloves feature HPPE fiber blend for comfort

April 8, 2014

Magid offers the new GPD780 HPPE work gloves. The company developed an HPPE blend specifically for the gloves to provide ANSI Cut Level 4 protection, along with breathability and comfort. The gloves also feature NitriX® Grip Technology sandy nitrile palm coating, which channels away oils...

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Magna Closures expands to support rise of electronic systems

April 8, 2014

Magna Intl. Inc., Aurora, Ont., has announced that its Magna Closures operating unit has expanded its Dortec manufacturing facility in Newmarket, Ont., to begin producing electronic systems and modules for the automotive industry. The $1.5 million expansion will create 75 new jobs. Dortec...

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