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Spec the correct feed line

August 8, 2007

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Many factors are taken into consideration when ordering feed lines. To show how to spec this equipment could fill up this magazine, but this article is intended to show what information to supply to get the best possible results.Ordering the StraightenerThe straightener is the most specific piece...

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Maximize your capital equipment investment

August 8, 2007

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Metalforming machinery is never purchased – it's an investment. And as with any investment, the ultimate objective is to maximize your return.In an ever-changing manufacturing environment, flexibility has emerged as the leading attribute toward optimizing capital investments."Whether you...

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Choose the right press for running off-center loaded dies

August 8, 2007

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In a perfect world, all tooling and dies would create perfectly balanced loads across the bed of a press. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and many manufacturers are required to design production systems that require off-center loading in their presses. The reality is that...

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Ask for help

August 8, 2007

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Simply stated, ask. According to a recent Purchasing Magazine survey, buyers say they expect their distributor suppliers to provide them with the lowest prices and highest service levels. Separately, distributors say buyers do press them to provide more information, especially on pricing...

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Choose a metalforming solutions partner that can help you increase profits in a lean market

August 8, 2007

AIDA understands that stampers must respond to market demands or most likely they will not survive. For North American stampers, the need to maintain a competitive profile continues to dictate the necessity for flexible metalforming equipment choices that can meet current job demands and future...

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Coil end joiner

Implementing a coil-end joiner

August 8, 2007

After adding a coil-end joiner, automotive stamper Pax Machine Works increased its productivity approximately 33 percent, reduced its scrap, and created a safer working environment.

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Turning it around (fast)

August 8, 2007

While other Midwest manufacturers are struggling, plumbing manufacturer Bradley Corp. is projecting it will double in size in the next four years. This growth is attributed to the company's flexibility—its ability to adapt equipment, processes, and scheduling to quickly turn around incoming customer orders.

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Taking waste off the plate

August 8, 2007

C&S Metal Fabricating, Houston, fabricates parts for the oil and petrochemical industry. When it purchased a thermal cutting table with the latest controller technology, it took the unusual step of keeping all nest designs down on the shop floor, not in the front office as many other shops do.

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Organizing your tooling

August 8, 2007

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Are you busy putting out fires? Is management by crisis preventing you from being proactive and establishing a preventive maintenance system for your tooling? Does your tooling gather more dust than uptime? Do you think you know your tooling needs, or do you collect data that shows your tooling...

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Select the right storage rack system for your needs

August 8, 2007

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The storage requirements for warehouses and distribution centers are unique to each operation. The most productive and cost-effective system may necessitate several different types of rack-storage working in unison. After analyzing customer needs, the optimum system is designed, manufactured and...

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Die grinders designed for extended reach

August 7, 2007

Extension die grinders from Dynabrade Inc. are designed to work in long pipes, castings, and other locations requiring extended reach.Available as 3,400- and 18,000-RPM models, the 1-HP straight-line...

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Antispatter sprayer is refillable, rechargeable

August 7, 2007

The Wizard Shield™ metal-protectant spray can from ELCo Inc. is a refillable and rechargeable sprayer that applies the company's Blue Magic™ or Blue Chill™ welding antispatter...

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Spray nozzle connector reduces downtime

August 7, 2007

Industrial Innovations Inc. has introduced the Kwik Spra Release multiconnection system, designed to minimize downtime during die change.The system allows users to leave a set of spray nozzles on the...

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Tungsten grinder accommodates six electrode diameters

August 7, 2007

Weldcraft has introduced its Triad™ (TTG Plus) tungsten grinder for orbital and hand-held GTAW.Featuring precision-drilled entries, the grinder accommodates six different tungsten electrode...

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Covered electrode welds nickel-copper alloys

August 7, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC offers 9N10, a covered electrode used primarily to weld nickel-copper alloys to themselves and to steel. It is also used for cladding steel joints with nickel-copper alloy and for...

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