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Collins Industries appoints CFO

May 12, 2005

Collins Industries, a manufacturer of ambulances, small school buses, terminal trucks, road construction vehicles, and industrial sweepers, has named Cletus Glasener as vice president and CFO,...

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Ford CEO to forgo compensation

May 12, 2005

Speaking today at the Ford Motor Co.'s 50th annual shareholders meeting, company chairman and CEO Bill Ford said he will forgo all compensation until the company, whose credit rating was downgraded to...

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Trade deficit at lowest level in six months

May 11, 2005

The U.S. Department of Commerce, announced today that total March exports of $102.2 billion and imports of $157.2 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $55.0 billion, $5.6 billion less...

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Reinventing the wheel - Automated line reduces in-process inventory, increases production flexibility

May 10, 2005

Kawasaki's production encompasses several wheel sizes and designs, which require more than 60 different dies. To become more efficient, the manufacturer wanted two complete press lines—one to make round and rectangular blanks directly from coil and one to stamp finished disks.

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Robotic cell enclosure provides air filtration

May 10, 2005

Frommelt Safety Products offers the Cap-Ture air filtration system for robotic welding cell enclosures.Available as a platform-complete cell or in modular components, the robotic cell comes with...

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Cleaner automatically removes spatter, slag from robotic torches

May 10, 2005

The Ream Master torch cleaner from Great Lakes Automation LLC automatically removes spatter and slag contamination from robotic GMAW nozzles.The system, which operates on 24-VDC power, wires directly...

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System integrates safety interlocks, machine controls

May 10, 2005

Fortress Interlocks has developed eGard, a compact, lightweight system that enables modules, including both mechanical trapped key interlocks and electrical safety gate switch interlocks, and simple...

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Vision sensor delivers 1.3 megapixel resolution

May 10, 2005

The PresencePLUS® P4 GEO 1.3 vision sensor from Banner Engineering Corp. uses a 1.3-megapixel imager to capture minute details of multiple features at ranges from a few inches to several feet,...

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Modular system simplifies production setup

May 10, 2005

Mecon Industries Ltd. offers the Mecon Flex System, a modular, built-to-order manufacturing system designed to simplify production setup.The system can accommodate a variety of tools and can be...

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Plasma cutter connects automatically to various power sources

May 10, 2005

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Spectrum® 1000 air plasma cutting and gouging system features Auto-Line™ technology, which allows automatic connection to any primary input voltage from 208 to 575...

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Back safety program available on video

May 10, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates' new video-based training program entitled "Back Safety: A User's Guide" is designed to teach employees how to protect their backs on and off the job.The video teaches...

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Electrode designed for all-position welding

May 10, 2005

Hobart Brothers' Pipemaster® Pro-60 SMAW electrode is designed for all-position welding. Applications include pipe, plate, construction, shipbuilding, general-purpose fabrication, and maintenance...

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Plasma cutting electrode has high silver content

May 10, 2005

Thermacut Inc. offers its SilverEX®-Electrodes, which feature pure silver combined with special alloys. With a large hafnium insert, the electrodes are designed to enhance mechanized plasma...

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Flaw detector has thin profile

May 10, 2005

Panametrics-NDT™'s hand held Epoch LT digital ultrasonic flaw detector is 1.5 in. (38 mm) thick and weighs 2.35 lbs. (1 kg). Applications include weld inspection, bond detection, thickness...

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Tooling creates lines for hand bending

May 10, 2005

Mate Precision Tooling's Easy Bend™ tooling creates bend lines in metal to simplify hand bending fabricated assemblies for which conventional press brake forming isn't practical.The tool...

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