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Analyze your arc welding cost

August 8, 2007

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Looking to purchase new arc welding power sources or robots in the near future? Need to justify your costs to get your budget approved? Read on to find out how to simply calculate return on investment (ROI) as well as expected savings.Our extensive research on arc welding cost shows that one of...

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Select a torch tip when using oxyfuel

August 8, 2007

There has been much discussion on the value of plasma-arc and laser-beam processes for cutting and welding, but oxyfuel is still the most commonly used method. The products are very robust and easy to use. The cost of entry to use this method is relatively modest – only several hundred dollars...

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Speedglas Super Light (SL) Welding Helmet

Maximize comfort with the lightweight Speedglas SL welding helmet

August 8, 2007

3M's new Speedglas™ Super Light (SL) Welding Helmet and Auto-Darkening Filter (ADF) set a new standard for comfort and lightweight. The SL helmet is our lightest helmet today, weighing 25% lighter than our other Speedglas helmets.State-of-the-art liquid crystal design. The new SL model...

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Vibro Slugger Model 850B

Move heavy loads with less cost

August 8, 2007

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The rugged-duty "Slugger" Model 850B Transporter Conveying System, by Vibro Industries, has been reengineered to provide several distinct benefits that improve quality and reduce operating costs.First, the Slugger 850B now provides 100% oil-less operation and is 100% air operated (no springs)....

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Uni-Roller?

Maintain precise control of fluids and lubricants application

August 8, 2007

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UNIST Metalforming Lubrication Systems provide precise control of fluids and lubricants applied to coil and blank stock. Companies interested in evaluating UNIST's stock lubrication in their facilities can request a 30 day trial from the factory.The uni-Roller™ is used to place an even,...

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SEYI Presses

Select an equipment supplier to meet global production requirements

August 8, 2007

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Current economic, logistic, and financial conditions are forcing many companies to expand their stamping production around the world. When manufacturers are planning these facilities, it is important to develop close relationships with equipment suppliers that can meet their requirements, anywhere...

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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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Schuler Engineer

Maintain a reliable press system with today's competitive pressures

August 8, 2007

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Each press shop is unique in terms of equipment, people, skills and budgets available to support maintenance and engineering.Schuler has developed an "a la carte" service and engineering offering that can be tailored to specific goals and operations, depending on the needs of the facility.The...

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P/A Feeder

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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minster machine

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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Hydraulic press technology

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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