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Double-column mitering band saw designed for structural, solid, and difficult materials - TheFabricator.com

Double-column mitering band saw designed for structural, solid, and difficult materials

January 26, 2012

Kalamazoo Machine Tool's model H6A-NC double-column mitering band saw is a fully automatic machine designed for the production of structural, solid, and difficult materials. The machine is fully programmable to enable serial cutting of various lengths, sizes, blade speeds, and quantities and to...

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Arc flash protection system detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear

January 26, 2012

ABB's new TVOC-2 Arc Guard System™ protects equipment and personnel from arcs and helps prolong the life cycle of equipment. The safety device detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear. According to the manufacturer, the unit clears an arc within an extremely short time, reducing the...

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Electric coil form machine handles round, flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide, 9.84 ft. long - TheFabricator.com

Electric coil form machine handles round, flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide, 9.84 ft. long

January 26, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc. offers an electric coil form machine for producing bends in single-row coils or multiple single-row coils joined at one end. The machine handles round and flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide and 9.84 ft. long for large, commercial HVAC/R applications. A single, vertically...

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Automatic slitting system supports up to 10 cuts at 0.250 in. - TheFabricator.com

Automatic slitting system supports up to 10 cuts at 0.250 in.

January 26, 2012

Red Bud Industries has introduced a fully automated, CNC programmable slitting head. The Auto Slitter can be used with the company's multiblanking and slitting lines. The operator enters the part or strip width and material specifications into the computer, and the slitting head sets itself up...

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Automated barrier door introduced

January 26, 2012

Frommelt Safety has introduced the Guardian Defender automated barrier door for guarding machinery, containing processes, and protecting employees from robotic and machine movement zones. Features include patent-pending upgrades to its noncontact safety switch configuration, control systems, and...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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HRB prices on an uptrend

January 26, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for January 23 rose 2.6 percent to $662 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.2 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive rise. The World export HRB price rose 2.2 percent to $643 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the fourth...

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Advice for Ken about his welding career

January 25, 2012 | By Vicki Bell

Are you among those who "like" The FABRICATOR page on Facebook? If so, you may have seen the January 11 post from Kenny Johnson, who wrote: "Where does everyone see the future of fabrication in the U.S.? Certified welders, or welders with degrees but no certifications? I ask this because I am...

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Busy times, busy shops

January 24, 2012 | By Tim Heston

I started this year with a spurt of shop visits-- a sorry excuse for my lack of blogging, but there it is. One high-mix, low-volume job shop is beginning the process of reorganizing its machines into cells: a sheet metal cutting machine next to a brake, next to hardware insertion. In a bold move,...

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ROSS CONTROLS acquires DECCO

January 24, 2012

ROSS CONTROLS®, Troy, Mich., has acquired the assets of the Detroit Coil Co. (DECCO®), Ferndale, Mich., a supplier to ROSS for many decades. ROSS designs and manufactures precision pneumatic valves, control systems, and related products to the general fluid power, metal forming, aluminum, glass...

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Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals moves corporate headquarters

January 24, 2012

Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals Inc., a manufacturer of strip, foil, and wire products, has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to a new facility in North Haven, Conn. The company's former location sustained severe damage in Hurricane Irene. The new, energy-efficient...

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Airtronics adds new laser to robotic fleet - TheFabricator.com

Airtronics adds new laser to robotic fleet

January 24, 2012

Airtronics Metal Products (AMP) has added a new Amada Gemini FO M2 3015 laser to its 100,000-sq.-ft. San Jose, Calif., plant. The 4,000-W, dual-processing robotic laser machine includes a rotary index to cut medium to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three shuttle pallets,...

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ATAS launches new Web site

January 24, 2012

ATAS Intl. Inc., Allentown, Pa., has established a revamped Web site at www.atas.com featuring a new look, updated content, additional features, and revised tools. Users no longer have to register to see product details. Products have been divided into roofs, walls, ceiling and soffit, mansards,...

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Schuff Steel expands fabrication and erection services to New York market

January 24, 2012

Schuff Steel Co., a subsidiary of Schuff Intl. Inc., a family of companies providing fully integrated steel construction services, now offers its steel fabrication and erection services to the metropolitan New York construction market. In December the company opened a sales and management office in...

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Walter Surface Technologies celebrates 60th anniversary

January 24, 2012

Walter Surface Technologies is marking 60 years in business in 2012. Walter J. Somers and a few colleagues opened the first office in the Montreal area in 1952. Today the company is based in Pointe-Claire, Que., in a new international headquarters and industrial center built to LEED® standards....

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