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Friction-drive conveyor system can move loads from 250 to 2,500 lbs.

June 7, 2010

Jervis B. Webb Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., has expanded its conveyor product line with the introduction of its new friction-drive conveyor system. The conveyor is suitable for overhead and inverted power and free conveyors and can be used to move anything from car bodies to...

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Five-axis cutting head introduced - TheFabricator

Five-axis cutting head introduced

June 7, 2010

TECHNI Waterjet™ has released the PAC 60™ (Precision Angle Control) five-axis cutting head. The machine is capable of a true angle up to ± 60 degrees with continuous...

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Integrated sawing, machining center designed for tubing, solid bar industries

June 7, 2010

Rattunde Corp. has introduced the ACS + CFMcurve integrated sawing and machining center for the tubing and solid bar industry. The ACS sawing function uses electronics, servomotors, and custom-developed software to control the saw blade during the cutting process. A proprietary sawing algorithm...

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Kjellberg Finsterwalde opens plasma application center

June 7, 2010

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has opened what it says is Europe's largest plasma center, in Finsterwalde, Germany. In April about 160 customers and partners from nearly 20 countries visited the new Application Center, where they followed demonstrations of underwater plasma cutting with the HiFocus...

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Coe delivers fully integrated blanking line to Toyotomi America

June 7, 2010

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has shipped and commissioned a new blanking line with AIDA-America, Dayton, Ohio, to automotive stamping supplier Toyotomi America, Springfield, Ky. Standard Coe equipment was integrated with an AIDA 400-ton blanker to provide a turnkey system...

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Kemper America moves to larger warehouse

June 7, 2010

Kemper America Inc. has relocated to a larger warehouse in Alpharetta, Ga., and added new staff. The company provides central and mobile welding smoke and dust collectors....

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Ogihara America names president

June 7, 2010

Ogihara America Corp., a Thai Summit Group company in Howell, Mich., has named Chumpol Rangson as president. He replaces Hiroaki Sugiura, who has served as company president since 2008. Rangson comes to the company from Thai Summit Autoparts Industry, where he served as director of overseas...

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Mitsubishi names AFM as distributor in Canada

June 7, 2010

MC Machinery Systems Canada Inc., Richmond Hill, Ont., has appointed its newest distributor, AFM (Advanced Fabricating Machinery), Mississauga, Ont. AFM represents Mitsubishi’s laser, waterjet, and press brakes in Ontario, Quebec, and eastern Canada. AFM is headed by Bob Watson, president....

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Waterjet pump has redundant intensifier system - TheFabricator

Waterjet pump has redundant intensifier system

June 7, 2010

Jet Edge's iP60-50R waterjet pump has two intensifier systems. If one of the intensifier systems fails or requires service, the second intensifier system can continue operations until the intensifier pump can be shut down for service. The pump produces 1.1 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for...

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Sensor film reveals distribution, magnitude of pressure between two contacting surfaces - TheFabricator

Sensor film reveals distribution, magnitude of pressure between two contacting surfaces

June 7, 2010

Sensor Products Inc. offers Pressurex® pressure-indicating sensor film. It reveals the distribution and magnitude of pressure between any two contacting surfaces. According to the company, routine use of the film during the setup of ultrasonic welding machines helps ensure proper contact...

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Electromagnetic vibratory feeders suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding - TheFabricator

Electromagnetic vibratory feeders suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding

June 7, 2010

Eriez's heavy-duty electromagnetic vibratory feeders are suitable for high-volume, controlled feeding. They feature an intermeshed AC/permanent magnet drive and are available in nine models with capacities to 850 tons per hour. The feeders are available with overhead drives, multiple drive...

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One-piece captive screw allows for quick attachment, reduces need for loose fasteners - TheFabricator

One-piece captive screw allows for quick attachment, reduces need for loose fasteners

June 7, 2010

PennEngineering®'s PEM® spinning clinch bolt for thin metal panels now comes in a one-piece captive screw style. Its controlled clinching action during installation permanently captivates the screw while allowing it to spin freely in the sheet. This allows for quick attachment of mating...

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Speak up but don't hold your peace

June 4, 2010 | By Dan Davis

The continuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is silently eating away at my insides. My grandmother purchased a camp in Clermont Harbor, Miss., back in 1969 after Hurricane Camille dramatically rearranged the Gulf Coast. Growing up I spent most of my summers down on the white beaches of the...

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New press brake, new production philosophy - TheFabricator

New press brake, new production philosophy

June 4, 2010 | By Tim Heston

A new press brake and tooling purchase leads to a new way of thinking about manufacturing, including the reduction of batch sizes and work-in-process.

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Small components, big plans - TheFabricator

Small components, big plans

June 4, 2010 | By Eric Lundin

Since its start as a supplier of a single fabricated item in 1936, Zeman Manufacturing Co. has expanded its fabricating services to include all manner of cutting, bending, end forming, and finishing processes. In response to growing competition from companies in low- cost-of-manufacturing countries, it took a journey down the lean path and became a nimbler company in the process.

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