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Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects - TheFabricator.com

Array sensor facilitates leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects

August 30, 2010

SICK has introduced the WL27-3 Reflex Array photoelectric sensor for leading-edge detection of irregularly shaped objects. The unit detects any object 0.47 in. or larger with its 1.97-in. detection height, regardless of object properties or position within the array — including clear...

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Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition autodarkening welding helmet has battery assistance, grind mode

August 30, 2010

Lincoln Electric has launched its new, limited-edition Iron Man™ VIKING™ autodarkening welding helmet. This solar-powered helmet joins the 700G series and features authorized graphics inspired by the "Iron Man 2" movie and comic books by Marvel®. In addition to the Iron...

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HRB prices rudderless; World and U.S. prices up, Western Europe and China prices down

August 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ world export HRB price for August 23 rose 1.5 percent to $604 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive time. The U.S. HRB spot price rose 0,9 percent to $640 per metric ton, FOB the mill after six consecutive declines. The Western European HRB...

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Fabricators saw the end of management before the gurus

August 26, 2010

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Nothing gets the attention of a reader better than a headline that declares the death of something. For example, Wired's story "The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet" has generated all sorts of discussion as people debate whether apps, such as iTunes and Facebook, will continue to grow in...

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Inventory, cash, quarters, and economic growth

August 26, 2010

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If you work at a Chicagoland shop and need to drive downtown, bring a few extra quarters for parking. According to a recent BusinessWeek article, the Windy City’s government received $1.15 billion from a deal with Morgan Stanley, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and Allianz Capital Partners. In...

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How great a sacrifice?

August 24, 2010

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The world watches, the rescuers drill, and the 33 miners wait. The miners are alive, but the conditions are grim. They’re trapped 2,300 feet underground and have taken refuge in a shelter that measures about 525 sq. ft., which means each person gets an area that measures about 3 by 3 ft. The...

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Seeing red

August 23, 2010

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It was a simple task, or so I thought. One of the temples on my favorite pair of eyeglasses — the pair with the Transitions® lenses that are perfect for reading outdoors — broke. I really like the original frames that were less than two-years-old — an inexpensive, yet stylish design from the...

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August business conditions report: Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during next three months

August 23, 2010

According to the August 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three months. Conducted monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 130 metal...

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Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign

August 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the EPA Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air...

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New line of personal protection equipment introduced - TheFabricator.com

New line of personal protection equipment introduced

August 23, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the new Weld Warrior line of personal protection equipment. The line includes welding helmets, safety glasses and goggles, protective clothing, and welding gloves. New-Tech™ ADC Plus autodarkening reactive welding helmets are lightweight and...

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Stanley Black & Decker acquires CRC-Evans

August 23, 2010

Stanley Black & Decker, based on New Britain, Conn., has acquired CRC-Evans Intl., a global supplier of specialized tools, equipment, and services for the construction of large-diameter oil and natural gas transmission pipelines. Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO John F. Lundgren...

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DeWys Manufacturing advances machining capabilities

August 23, 2010

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company DeWys Mfg. has acquired a new SL-30 CNC lathe and a VF-5XT vertical machining center from Haas Automation Inc. The new machines are designed to provide heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability, according to the company. "With...

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SEYI adds sales managers

August 23, 2010

SEYI America, a manufacturer of mechanical stamping presses in Walnut, Calif., has announced the addition of two sales managers to its North American staff. Randy Kish, formerly marketing manager with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), has more than 10 years of experience in sales,...

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Milltek Sport installs Unison bending machine

August 23, 2010

Car exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport, Derbyshire, U.K., has installed a new Breeze tube bending machine from Unison, Scarborough, U.K. The machine is Milltek Sport's first all-electric tube bender and provides the company with the ability to bend to tighter radii than its existing hydraulically...

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Corrugated plate feeder system can be attached to any press, press brake

August 23, 2010

Hydrapower Intl. has developed a feeder system for corrugated plate production. It can be attached to any press or press brake. The system raises and lowers plates into and out of the dies when forming hat sections, V ribs, and other profiles. It also feeds the plate through the press brake at...

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