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Compact parallel grippers can support large moment capacities and long tooling lengths

September 27, 2010

PHD has announced the release of the series GRA gripper. The compact, precision gripper, available in four sizes, can support large moment capacities and long tooling lengths. Its slim design allows ample space for stacking grippers in confined areas.The factory-set jaw guide system helps minimize...

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Modular system offered for workbench, tool storage - TheFabricator.com

Modular system offered for workbench, tool storage

September 27, 2010

Shure Mfg. Corp. offers the SHURETECH® modular system for workbench and tool storage requirements. Preconfigured workstations are available in double-bay (16-ft.) or single-bay (8-ft.) configurations. Customers can also design a workstation by selecting individual components and adding...

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Plasma cutting systems feature four new torch options

September 27, 2010

Hypertherm has released the Powermax65® and Powermax85® plasma cutting systems. They come with four new torch options: an ergonomic, 75-degree hand torch; a 15-degree hand torch for gouging and cutting in tight locations; a 15-in., full-length machine torch; and a 6-in., short-barreled machine...

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Brilex Industries enters joint-venture agreement with Excent Group

September 27, 2010

Brilex Industries Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, a supplier of medium- and large-sized fabrications, machining, and assembly to heavy industry worldwide, has purchased a 50 percent ownership stake in Enexa Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of The Excent Group, France. Enexa is the fifth company to join the...

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Internal combustion forklift introduced

September 27, 2010

Crown Equipment has unveiled an internal combustion Crown C-5 series pneumatic-tire, industrial forklift for heavy-duty and outdoor applications. The class V forklift is equipped with an industrial John Deere Power Systems engine and a dual, open-core radiator that offers independent engine and...

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FMA completes salary/wage, benefit survey

September 27, 2010

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., offers the 2010 Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey, providing data for both salaried and hourly shop floor employees. It is available for electronic download for a fee at the FMA Store (www.fmastore.org). The survey details...

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Felling Trailers adds sales rep - TheFabricator.com

Felling Trailers adds sales rep

September 27, 2010

Felling Trailers Inc., an industrial trailer manufacturer and service provider in Sauk Centre, Minn., has appointed Daniel "Boone" Larsen as inside/outside sales representative. With Larsen in this position, the company anticipates an increase in brand awareness and sales in the Midwest and...

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Trimmable flap disks designed for extended working life - TheFabricator.com

Trimmable flap disks designed for extended working life

September 27, 2010

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced trimmable Z3 flap disks. The disk backing is designed to trim down to expose flaps for extended working life, allowing for fewer disk changes. The flap disks have a hybrid compact flap design that compresses and compacts flaps at a 4-degree angle for...

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Woodlawn Mfg. names plant manager - TheFabricator.com

Woodlawn Mfg. names plant manager

September 27, 2010

Woodlawn Mfg., Marshall, Texas, has announced that Cory R. Mayo has joined the company as plant manager. Mayo previously served as director of operations for two Stoneridge plants, a manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and systems for the automotive, truck, and agricultural markets....

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Acculloy Mfg. opens PerformaCoat division

September 27, 2010

Acculloy Mfg. Solutions has begun operations at PerformaCoat Inc., a new division performing advanced protective and lubricating coating services for oilfield tool, machined component, assembly, mold, and fabrications manufacturers in the Gulf Coast area. The company reports that it has integrated...

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Bowtie conveyor designed to convey pipe, other cylindrically shaped products within small footprint

September 27, 2010

TKF Inc. offers custom bowtie conveyor systems designed to convey pipe and other cylindrically shaped products within a small footprint. Sometimes called a V roller, the trough shape of the roller allows the product to be conveyed while nearly eliminating the side-to-side movement associated with a...

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Rethinking the education-to-employment system

September 24, 2010

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I learned a bit of news that raised my spirits this week: This country's inability to educate its children is not a recent phenomenon. Apparently, the U.S. has been screwing up for years. That sounds awful, I know. However, when you constantly hear about the failure of the U.S. educational system,...

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How can laser work for you? - TheFabricator.com

How can laser work for you?

September 24, 2010

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In an area where manufacturing has been hit hard, one Machesney Park, Ill., job shop found that an equipment purchase was all it needed to gain momentum.

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Waiting for the first shoe to drop

September 23, 2010

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I looked at my colleagues’ blog posts (or rants as Tim calls them) and noticed that employment is a hot topic, so I figured I’d throw out my two cents’ worth on the topic. I think it’s fair to say that nearly everyone—not just people in manufacturing, but everyone—is wondering when the...

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Waterjet accelerates stampers aerospace prototyping - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet accelerates stamper's aerospace prototyping

September 23, 2010

Metal Products Engineering, Los Angeles,began business as a Lockheed subcontractor in 1940. Since then, the company has designed and built an impressive inventory of customized progressive dies in their facility for aerospace applications.

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