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Pressure washers, steam cleaners introduced

February 9, 2010

Sioux Corp. has introduced the E-series all-electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners. Each machine has a compact, portable design for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing conveyors, material handling equipment, floors, walls, and mixing and storage tanks; removing oil and grease on...

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Flowmeter enables nonintrusive pipe flow measurement

February 9, 2010

Shenitech LLC has announced the availability of its third-generation STUF-300F1B wall-mount transit-time flowmeter. Designed for nonintrusive pipe flow measurement, the flowmeter uses a pair of clamp-on ultrasonic transducers to measure flow from outside the pipe. Accuracy is ±1 percent, or...

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3-D scanner captures images from all angles, combines them into one

February 9, 2010

Exact Metrology Inc. has introduced the MH 3-D scanner from Artec. The lightweight, hand-held 3-D scanner allows users to scan target objects from any angle. The scanner requires no mounts or markers. It works like a regular video camera, but instead of a 2-D image, the result is a 3-D image...

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Drop carbide dispenser features improved deposition control

February 9, 2010

Mavrix Automatic Welding has redesigned its drop carbide dispensing system to improve the control over the rate of deposited carbide into the weld stream. Through management and regulation of incoming voltage, the vibration unit no longer is influenced through variation of line voltage that affects...

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Metalworking fluid works with cast and wrought-iron aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high nickel alloys

February 9, 2010

Chemetall has introduced Tech-Cool® 35052, a premium-grade, chlorine EP-activated, heavy-duty, semisynthetic metalworking fluid designed for use with cast and wrought aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high-nickel alloys. The blend of chlorinated EP ingredients helps the fluid...

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Jervis B. Webb Co. hires president, co-CEO

February 9, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. and provider of material handling systems, has announced the appointment of Brian Stewart as president and co-CEO. Stewart replaces Ryuichi Kitaguchi, who has retired from the company. Previously Stewart served as executive vice...

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D&S Mfg. installs wire mesh belt blaster

February 9, 2010

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a custom Pangborn ES-2050 wire mesh belt blaster. The machine is the result of a strategic collaboration among Metcast of New Berlin, Wis.; Pangborn Corp. of...

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nexAir relocates Atlanta-area branch

February 9, 2010

Memphis-based atmospheric gases and welding distributor nexAir has relocated its Atlanta branch to Suwanee, Ga. In May 2008 nexAir acquired Atlanta-based Specialty Gases Southeast. Since then the company has expanded its product offerings in the Atlanta region to include more specialty medical and...

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Ohio Laser earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 9, 2010

Plain City, Ohio-based Ohio Laser LLC has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is an industrial laser cutting and metal fabrication shop serving Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as small businesses. Core competencies include flat laser cutting and tube laser cutting, CNC...

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Cargill to acquire Robinson's RPS Steel division

February 9, 2010

Cargill has announced that it will purchase Robinson Steel's RPS® Steel division, acquiring its cold-reduction lines in East Chicago, Ind., and Granite City, Ill. Cargill will take 100 percent ownership of Cargill Robinson LLC, a joint venture formed by Cargill and Robinson in 2007. The...

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Methodology used in future steel vehicle wins SAE award

February 9, 2010

The Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, marketed by Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA), has won the 2nd Annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit Section/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Vehicle Innovation Competition. The competition...

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AIDA-America expands distributor network

February 9, 2010

AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, has added three distributors to its North American sales network. PTW Sales LLC, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is distributor for Ohio; AMP Machinery Systems Inc., Carol Stream, Ill., covers northern Illinois; and M-Tech, Hoover, Ala., handles Alabama and...

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Scientific Dust Collectors expands manufacturing plant

February 9, 2010

Scientific Dust Collectors has completed the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Alsip, Ill. The expansion — which includes another 15-ton crane, a 40-ft.-long specialty paint booth, and additional assembly space — has increased the plant size by 50 percent. Scientific Dust...

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Red Bud to host seminar in Belgium

February 9, 2010

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, 1930 Zaventem, Brussels, Belgium, on March 9, 2010. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling, slitting, and new processes (SCS&® and EPS®) for hot-roll black...

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M. K. Morse announces recent staff additions, changes

February 9, 2010

M.K. Morse, Canton, Ohio, has hired Philip Metz to the position of industrial division sales director for Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is responsible for leading the offshore industrial sales effort in those regions. The company has assigned Carl Sparwer to the position of commercial division...

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