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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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George Conner C & S

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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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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Fine-height-adjustment lifting system allows continuous movement

August 7, 2007

Unidex Inc. has introduced its enhanced model ECL series electric column lift manipulator, a fine-height-adjustment lifting system with 270-degree articulating arms plus end effectors for handling...

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Band saw blades offered in 25-pack dispenser box

August 7, 2007

The M.K. Morse Co. offers its portable bimetal band saw blades in a 25-pack dispenser box.The pack reduces inventory space requirements from more than 6 in. in height to 1 in., the company reports....

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Spinner hanger machine cleans paint hooks, odd-shaped parts

August 7, 2007

Wheelabrator® Group's WS 4/210 spinner hanger machine cleans paint hooks and prepares odd-shaped parts that do not adapt easily to batch machine processing. Parts loaded onto the hanger...

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Resistance welding inverters features quick rise times

August 7, 2007

The ISA-4000CR large-scale inverter for resistance welding, from Miyachi Unitek Corp., can produce 4,000 amps primary. It has five feedback modes, NEMA-style enclosure, built-in weld monitoring, a...

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Welding robot controls 40 axes

August 7, 2007

The ARC Mate 100iC intelligent welding robot from FANUC Robotics America Inc. has a built-in iRVision package and a compact design.The six-axis robot's internal routing allows the dress package to...

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