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Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle - TheFabricator.com

Compact safety laser scanner features 270-degree detection angle

October 11, 2010

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the OS32C Type 3 compact safety laser scanner. It has a 4.11-in. profile, 2.87-lb. weight, and 5-W power consumption. The detection zones are flexible and easily configured. The status display and eight patented individual sector indicators...

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CCAT hosts laser safety officer training

October 11, 2010

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) will host a laser safety officer training program at the CCAT Innovation Center in East Hartford, Conn. The program, being presented by the LaserVision Academy on Nov. 16-18, 2010, is designed for individuals using or working with lasers in...

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Chicago-Wilcox announces staff promotions

October 11, 2010

Chicago-Wilcox Inc., South Holland, Ill., has announced several staff changes to manage current and planned business growth in 2011 and 2012. Dan DeVeau has assumed responsibility as president of operations. He was group president at Berkshire Hathaway and chairman and owner of CP Industries Inc....

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RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China - TheFabricator.com

RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China

October 11, 2010

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has supplied Nanjing Turbine & Electric Machinery Group Co. Ltd. (NTC), located in China, with 40 tons of light-walled titanium tubing. The Chinese...

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Coe Press Equipment adds distributor in Canada

October 11, 2010

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the addition of Veugen Integrated Technologies (VIT), located in New Dundee, Ont., to its North American distributor network. The company represents Coe’s coil handling and feeding equipment throughout Canada. In addition to being a...

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ABB appoints head of Robot Products Group in U.S. - TheFabricator.com

ABB appoints head of Robot Products Group in U.S.

October 11, 2010

ABB, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced the appointment of Joe Campbell as vice president of its U.S. Robot Products Group. In this position, he leads the sales, market development, technical support, and production delivery of the company’s robots in the U.S. Campbell joined ABB Robotics...

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Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Small-screw insertion system re-engineered to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies

October 11, 2010

PennEngineering®'s PEM® StickScrew® system for small-screw insertion has been re-engineered with a new StickShooter™ driver, offering the capability to accommodate interchangeable nose assemblies and allow for quick tooling changeover. The self-contained system combines the...

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Titanium foam developed for bone implants

October 11, 2010

A new material for bone implants could replace current solid-metal titanium implants to help improve flexibility and bone regrowth. Peter Quadbeck of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, and his colleagues have created a...

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Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation - TheFabricator.com

Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation

October 11, 2010

Kalamazoo Industries' model KVF3 vibratory finisher is designed for deburring, polishing, and other finishing operations requiring the gentle vibrating action of rotating media. The unit features a 3.3-cu.-ft.-capacity steel tub with cast urethane lining; a 0.75-HP, single-phase, 110-VAC motor;...

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Stamtec names global accounts manager

October 11, 2010

Stamtec, Manchester, Tenn., has appointed Andrew Chase to serve as global accounts manager. Chase has more than 20 years of experience in the stamping industry and is responsible for increasing the company's brand awareness and market share. He works primarily out of a satellite office in Southern...

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Industrial-duty buffer accommodates all sizes, shapes of workpieces - TheFabricator.com

Industrial-duty buffer accommodates all sizes, shapes of workpieces

October 11, 2010

W.W. Grainger Inc. offers the Dayton 10-in., industrial-duty buffer. Designed for use with 10- and 12-in.-dia. soft cloth wheels, the buffer's extended long shafts and slim motor provide the extra clearance needed for buffing and polishing all sizes and shapes of workpieces. The #3NYA6 is built...

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Workpiece return conveyors permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines - TheFabricator.com

Workpiece return conveyors permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines

October 11, 2010

Available from Stiles Machinery, LIGMATECH®'s two new workpiece return conveyors — ZHR 100 BOOMERANG® and ZHR 200 BOOMERANG — permit one-person operation at one-sided edgebanding machines. They are suitable for small to medium-sized companies looking to add productivity...

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Grinder safety CD focuses on personal protection system for pedestal and bench grinders

October 11, 2010

MANCOMM has released a Grinder Safety Training CD to help workers improve safety and minimize risk. It focuses on a personal protection system for pedestal and bench grinders. Topics include personal protective equipment, grinder and grinding wheel RPM compatibility, ring tests, grinding wheel...

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Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel T-slot nuts are RoHS-compliant

October 11, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc. offers DIN 508-NI stainless steel T-slot nuts. The RoHS-compliant, metric-sized T-slot nuts are made of stainless steel, European standard No. 1.4305 (American standard 303 series). The nuts are offered in T-slot diameters from 8 to 18 mm and thread sizes from M6 to M16. T-slot...

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OEE module for CAD/CAM software examines, reports on equipment productivity and performance - TheFabricator.com

OEE module for CAD/CAM software examines, reports on equipment productivity and performance

October 11, 2010

LVD Strippit has added an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) module to its CADMAN® family of offline software. The module examines and reports on equipment productivity and performance; provides analysis in simple graphical charts; presents real shop floor information; and monitors...

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