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Manufacturing output down in March

April 15, 2005

As a whole, industrial production increased 0.3 percent in March after a downwardly revised gain of 0.2 percent in February, the Federal Reserve reported today. However, in the manufacturing sector,...

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Chrysler names new VP–assembly, stamping operations

April 14, 2005

On April 13, the Chrysler Group announced that Simon Boag has been named vice president of assembly and stamping operations, replacing P. Craig Corrington, who is retiring after 32 years. Boag is...

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Nucor, U.S. Steel praise antidumping relief extension

April 14, 2005

Nucor Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. today praised the decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend the antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspension agreement covering...

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Japanese steel industry criticizes ITC decision

April 14, 2005

"The Japanese steel industry is disappointed that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided, we believe incorrectly, not to terminate the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel...

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OSHA withdraws direct final rule

April 12, 2005

Because of significant adverse comment, on Feb. 18 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew the direct final rule of Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus...

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New safety, automation catalog available

April 12, 2005

Norstat Inc. has just released its new Machine Safety and Automation catalog.The catalog includes optical and audible signaling devices; mechanical limit, position, foot, and safety switches; safety...

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Flap wheels designed for consistent cutting, finishing

April 12, 2005

Even Cut Abrasive Co. offers balanced flap wheels designed to produce consistent cuts and finishes.Radially mounted around a metal shank or hub, the wheels are suitable for contouring, blending,...

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Tube-based, hand-held analyzers introduced

April 12, 2005

Innov-X Systems Inc. has introduced its Alpha series hand-held, tube-based XRF analyzers that provide elemental analysis from phosphorus to uranium.The design comprises an X-ray tube in a compact,...

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Flaw detector's software simplifies defect sizing

April 12, 2005

GE Inspection Technologies' ultrasonic USM 35 flaw detector uses operating software designed to streamline defect sizing in line with API 5UI recommendations for oilfield tubulars.Using the detector,...

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Plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine has 1,000-IPM jog speed

April 12, 2005

MG Systems and Welding's EdgeMaster dual side drive plasma and oxyfuel cutting machine travels at a jog speed of 1,000 IPM.Available in widths from 8 ft. to 12 ft. and lengths from 10 ft. to 80 ft.,...

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New ANSI.4 standard available

April 12, 2005

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has released the new ANSI Z136.4 (2005) Recommended Practice for Laser Safety Measurements for Hazard Evaluation. This American National Standards Institute...

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Press automation system integrates functions in encoder-based package

April 12, 2005

Toledo Integrated Systems has introduced its DPPlus basic press automation system that integrates four die protection inputs, eight programmable limit switches, brake monitor with brake test, motion...

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System designed for underwater welding

April 12, 2005

Specialty Welds Ltd.'s Hammerhead™ system is designed to enable wet welds in nil visibility, without the need for skilled welder-divers.The system creates a spot/plug weld rather than depositing...

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Coil lifter reduces dispenser damage

April 12, 2005

Signode Packaging Systems has introduced a strap coil lifter for loading steel strap coils onto dispensers. The lifter enables coils to be transported through workspaces and reduces dispenser damage...

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Motion controller has up to 16 axes

April 12, 2005

Soft Servo Systems Inc. offers its SMP series motion controllers with up to 16 axes, an industry-standard soft programmable logic controller, and a Windows®-based GUI application in a single...

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