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CNC plasma tube cutter adjusts quickly to various material shapes

January 19, 2015

Electro-Mechanical Integrators (EMI) offers the Tube Processing Center (TPC), a CNC machine for cutting any combination of intersecting angles, copes, slots, and holes with no tooling changes. Changes to material sizes and shapes are accomplished in a matter of minutes with only an Allen wrench....

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Kion North America names new president/CEO

January 19, 2015

The Kion Group, Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of Vincent Halma as president/CEO of Kion North America Corp. He previously served as chief sales officer. Halma succeeds Brian Butler, who left the company to pursue new opportunities. Before moving to Summerville, Halma held the...

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Marking gun is portable, self-powered

January 19, 2015

SIC Marking® USA offers the E-mark all-in-one marking gun. The portable, fully autonomous, battery-powered unit has a built-in marking head and programming keypad. Fully portable and self-powered, the marking gun weighs about 6.5 lbs. and features an ergonomic grip. The 18-V lithium-ion...

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Free education and political football

January 19, 2015

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Making community college free is a bold move, but it shouldn't be used as a political tool. Unfortunately, that's the reality.

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Hawk Technology acquires assets of ALM Materials Handling

January 19, 2015

Hawk Technology Inc., Rock Island, Ill., has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary ALM Positioners Inc. has acquired the assets of ALM Materials Handling LLC. Hawk is a designer and manufacturer of tooling, fixtures, robotics integration systems, vision inspection systems, and customized...

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Welding systems provide remote control of power source

January 19, 2015

The new multiprocess XMT® ArcReach™ systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. allow welding operators to set voltage at the weld joint without the use of control cables. This capability minimizes unnecessary trips to the power source. Voltage control at the weld joint also helps minimize operator...

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FABTECH Mexico 2015

May 5-7, 2015
  • Cintermex
  • Monterrey
  • FABTECH Mexico co-locates with the established AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech May 5-7, 2015 at the Cintermex in Monterrey Mexico. The combined event will feature 450 exhibiting companies, cover 110,000 net square feet of floor and offer an anticipated 10,000 attendees from Mexico and Central America unlimited opportunities to network, learn and experience the latest innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Murata Machinery announces new website

    January 19, 2015

    Metal fabrication machine manufacturer Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a new website at www.fiberlasermachines.com that highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser. The site, which also provides FAQs and on-site videos, allows...

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    Rotary encoders suitable for safety-related applications

    January 19, 2015

    Heidenhain’s new-generation absolute inductive rotary encoders with functional safety are now available. The Generation 3 ExI 1100 and 1300 series encoders are suitable for use in industries such as packaging, automation, and robotics. They are designed for safety-related applications up to SIL...

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    Konecranes Machine Tool Service adds two staff members

    January 16, 2015

    Konecranes Machine Tool Service, Springfield, Ohio, a provider of machine tool maintenance, rebuilding, retrofitting, and repair services, has hired Jim Foust and Tim Ellis. Together, the new staff members have more than 70 years of direct experience with Giddings & Lewis machine tools. Foust...

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    Metalfab Inc. launches new website

    January 16, 2015

    Metalfab Inc., Vernon, N.J., a designer and manufacturer of dry-solids processing equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, specialty fabrication, and related services, has launched a new website at www.metalfabinc.com designed for ease of use and viewing on desktop computers and a variety of...

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    Eriez Wager Road plant achieves more than 1,000 days without a lost-time accident

    January 16, 2015

    Employees at Eriez®’s Wager Road facility, located in Erie, Pa., have worked more than 1,000 days, since the plant opening in February 2012, without a lost-time accident. “We integrate safety into every aspect of our day-to-day operations,” said Tina Swanson, HR manager - safety and...

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    Drexel Metals appoints national architectural manager

    January 16, 2015

    Louisville, Ky.-based Drexel Metals has promoted Geoff Elliott to the newly created position of national architectural manager. In this position, he develops relationships with the architectural community, roofing consultants, large contracting firms, and the company’s DM-ARM authorized...

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    Applied Robotics hires director of sales and marketing

    January 16, 2015

    Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of specialized automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has hired Kevin B. Drummond as director of sales and marketing. Drummond has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, encompassing hands-on technical sales as well as...

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    Dropping oil prices and metal fabricating

    January 16, 2015

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    The drop in oil prices is not the end of the world, and it won't be the end of the world for the metal fabrication industry--at least for those not located in Texas, North Dakota, and western Canada.

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