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Industrial camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long, as small as 1.0 in. diameter

November 10, 2009

Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT) has introduced the PILIT™ industrial push camera. The 32-lb. camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long and industrial lines as small as 1.0 in. in diameter.Since it is an integrated system, the user does not have to carry two separate components to...

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Smooth fractional profiles added to aluminum framing line

November 10, 2009

80/20® Inc. has introduced four new profiles to its line of T-slotted aluminum framing. For the first time, the company offers smooth fractional profiles, including one ultralight profile.The profiles include 1515-LS, 1530-LS, 3030-LS, and 1515-ULS and are compatible with other 15 series...

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Ultrasonic metal welding equipment introduced

November 10, 2009

Sonobond Ultrasonics has introduced two ultrasonic metal welding machines.The Dual Head SpliceRite™ can weld wire bundles with cross-sectional areas of up to 3.94 sq. in. According to the manufacturer, no other ultrasonic welder can equal this capacity in a single pulse. This makes the...

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AST Waterjet installs five-axis cutting table

November 10, 2009

AST Waterjet, Irving, Texas, has installed a Romeo five-axis waterjet cutting table. It has a 96- by 144-in. cutting bed with 36 in. of clearance. The cutting head tilts to 90 degrees off vertical and rotates a full 360 degrees, making it suitable for cutting simple bevels or complex shapes into...

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Adept Technology hires director of global sales, marketing

November 10, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., has appointed Rush LaSelle as director of global sales and marketing. He is responsible for the company's global sales and marketing initiatives.LaSelle has more than 20 years of experience in flexible automation. He previously served as general manager...

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Hypertherm names North American marketing manager

November 10, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology in Hanover, N.H., has announced the appointment of Reese Madden as the new manager of North American marketing.Madden previously worked as a marketing manager overseeing the company's Powermax systems. His marketing experience also...

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Wallover Oil appoints regional sales manager

November 10, 2009

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners in Strongsville, Ohio, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Domagalski to the position of regional manager for sales in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.Domagalski, who has more than 15 years of sales management...

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Orbitform opens new applications lab

November 10, 2009

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has announced additional capacity to provide prototype services for the assembly of parts within the new Application Engineering Lab at the company's headquarters.Specializing in forming, joining, and fastening, the 6,000-sq.-ft. lab facility within the company's...

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Elgin Fastener Group names VP of manufacturing

November 10, 2009

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Versailles, Ind., has promoted Phil King to the position of vice president of manufacturing. In this position, he works in tandem with team members at EFG companies Chandler Products and Leland Powell Fasteners to incorporate lean principles.King joined Ohio Rod...

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Schuler Group installs stamping press lines at BMW

November 10, 2009

The Schuler Group has installed two new stamping press lines with ServoDirect technology, blank loaders, crossbar feeder automation, and end-of-line areas at the BMW Group's facilities in Leipzig and Regensburg, Germany. Another line is to be installed at BMW Munich in...

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MCA clarifies green industry definitions

November 10, 2009

Metal Construction Association, Glenview, Ill., has published a compilation of green industry definitions, accessible in the Sustainable Design section of the association's Web site at www.metalconstruction.org.The comprehensive list is designed for use by companies that want to market products...

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RoMan Eng. moves to new location

November 10, 2009

RoMan Eng. Services has moved to a new location in Livonia, Mich. The new manufacturing, laboratory, and office space offers improved facilities, easier access to freeways and airports, more advanced client service, and room for future growth.The company provides manufacturing, machining, and...

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D&S Mfg. installs cutting system

November 10, 2009

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments located in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a Messer MG Titan II cutting machine. It unites oxyfuel and high-definition plasma technologies in one integrated system by placing them on a common rail...

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Trimac appoints brand manager

November 10, 2009

Trimac Industrial Systems LLC, Kansas City, Kan., has appointed Scott Fouts to the position of Kemac® brand manager. He has 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the parts washer equipment field, including such spray and immersion washer applications as inline, batch, ultrasonic, and...

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LMI Technologies names CEO

November 10, 2009

LMI Technologies Inc. (LMI), Delta, B.C., Canada, has appointed Terry Arden as the company's new CEO. He replaces Len Metcalfe, a founder of the company and former CEO, who continues to serve as chairman of the board and remains the largest shareholder.Previously Arden built a machine vision...

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