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Laser facilitates percussion drilling and trepanning

September 9, 2009

GSI Group has introduced a new product to its line of JK™ industrial lasers. The JK604D laser was designed to address percussion drilling and trepanning within the Aerospace and Automotive industry sectors. Typical applications include drilling of cooling holes (effusion) in jet engines and...

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Tubular hardfacing electrode combats wear in heavy industry

September 9, 2009

Rankin Industries' Rantube, a large diameter tubular hardfacing electrode, combats part wear in heavy industry caused by severe abrasion, erosion, impact, and heat.The electrode's deposition rates are up to 6.5 PPH for the 7/16 in. (11 mm) size. The in. electrode is designed for all position...

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All-electric pressure washers, steam cleaners are compact, portable

September 9, 2009

Beresford, S. D.-based Sioux Corp.'s E-Series all-electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaners have a compact, portable design and are suitable for cleaning processes such as washing down conveyors; cleaning mixing and storage tanks; disinfecting and sterilizing; removing oil and grease on...

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Storage, dispensing system designed for corrosive chemicals, abrasive fluids

September 9, 2009

The IFH Group now offers a Special Product Package version of its fluid storage and dispensing system for lubricant storage.The package is designed for applications involving corrosive chemicals and other abrasive fluids that require special handling for safety and efficiency. The standard PVC...

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Circular sawing machines hold cut-length tolerances as close as ±0.0008 in.

September 9, 2009

Klingelhofer Corp.'s Bimax automatic circular sawing machines are designed for accurate cutting of bars, tubes, and shapes.The high-precision Swiss machines hold cut length tolerances as close as ±0.0008 in. They are designed to use either high-speed steel or solid carbide saw...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires new plant manager

September 9, 2009

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Corey Brown as plant manager responsible for daily operations.The ISO 9001:2000 certified company is a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless...

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Heian celebrates 70th anniversary

September 9, 2009

Stiles Machinery Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., is pleased to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Heian Corp., along with the 40th anniversary of its introduction of the world's first circular cutting NC router.Stiles is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Heian of Hamamatsu, Japan. Originally founded by...

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Vibro Industries celebrates 25 years in U.S.

September 9, 2009

Vibro Industries is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the first manufacturer of transporters in the U.S. The company began selling transporters in Europe three years before selling n the U.S. The first transporters built in Europe had springs, whereas the transporters now are 100-percent air...

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Dantherm Filtration's North American president steps down

September 9, 2009

Niels Pedersen has announced that he has stepped down as Dantherm Filtration's North American president effective July 31. The company, which is headquartered in Thomasville, N.C., manufactures dust collection systems under its own name and Quick-Fit clamp-together ducting under the Nordfab Ducting...

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DP Technology teams up with CAMM s.r.l., maker of OmniCAD

September 9, 2009

The Italian branch of DP Technology, maker of ESPRIT® CAM, and CAMM s.r.l., an Italian computer-aided-design (CAD) software developer, have formed a sales partnership to market the full line of ESPRIT products."Both companies share the goal of a synergistic collaboration between the world of...

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COMEQ appointed exclusive distributor for PARMIGIANI bending rolls

September 9, 2009

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., has been appointed PARMIGIANI's exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canada and by listing in Mexico.PARMIGIANI is a supplier of angle and section bending rolls, plate bending rolls, tank head dishing machines, and flanging machines. The appointment marks...

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Miyachi Unitek opens Laser Applications Lab in the Midwest

September 9, 2009

Miyachi Unitek has announced the opening of its new Midwest Laser Applications Lab. The new facility enables the company to work with customers and prospects to conduct sample evaluations and produce applications reports outlining results attained by using its range of Nd:YAG and fiber laser...

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Adept Technology expands distribution channel in Japan

September 9, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, has announced that it is expanding its distribution channel in Japan. The company has signed Nihon Kizai as its newest distributor to cover the Japanese market. Japan is the world's largest...

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Wolf Robotics personnel receive CRAW-T training, certification

September 9, 2009

Wolf Robotics employees Patrick Cross, Franklin Jones, Drew Akey, Aaron Bailey, Dan Gipson, Joshua Cirbo, and Jeff Gauger recently became qualified as AWS Certified Welding Inspectors and passed the Certified Robotic Arc Welding Technician requirements.The company's employees, including customer...

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Steel engineering and inspection seminars scheduled for fall 2009

September 9, 2009

The Steel Structures Technology Center has announced its fall schedule for seminars on welding design, steel construction inspection, bolting and welding, and structural steel plan reading. All seminars are conducted in cooperation with the International Code Council (ICC).Oriented for structural...

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