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ESAB opens flux plant

October 14, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added a new flux plant to its filler metal manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pa. The company says the plant significantly upgrades its manufacturing capacity.The...

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Prima appoints European sales manager for Laserdyne systems

October 14, 2008

Prima North America Inc., the North American subsidiary of Prima Industrie S.p.A., Torino, Italy, has appointed Paolo Busti as European sales manager for Laserdyne Systems.Busti manages all Laserdyne...

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Mech-Tronics celebrates 60th anniversary

October 14, 2008

Mech-Tronics, Melrose Park, Ill., a manufacturer of products for the avionics, aerospace, and defense industries, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Sam and Eugene DeMuro founded the privately held...

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Main Steel Polishing increases capabilities

October 14, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., has announced additions to its plant in Bartlett, Ill. The additions will increase the capacity of the company's coil polish line and its plate buff line.In August the...

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PaR Systems moves headquarters, robotics division

October 14, 2008

PaR Systems Inc. has moved its headquarters and robotics division to Shoreview, Minn. The move consolidates three facilities into one modernized building less than three miles from the company's...

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Thermadyne Honors Distributor Cee Kay Supply

October 14, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, recently honored one of its distributors, Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, on Cee Kay's 60th anniversary. Cee Kay is an independent supplier of industrial gases,...

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Bosch Rexroth announces participation in Chicago Climate Exchange

October 14, 2008

Bosch Rexroth, Hoffman Estates, Ill., a supplier of products, systems, and services for drive, control, and motion technologies, recently announced plans to participate in the Chicago Climate...

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PennEngineering names global product manager-new products

October 14, 2008

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has promoted Jay McKenna to the newly created position of global product manager-new products. McKenna directs the development and worldwide launch of new PEM®...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's...

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Welding with diode lasers

October 14, 2008

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High-power diode lasers are just beginning to make an impact on welding applications. They are also physically smaller than other lasers, and their initial capital cost is not as large as it might be for traditional welding lasers because diode lasers have fewer system components.

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FSI Fabrication Welder

Growing season: Fabricating for agriculture

October 14, 2008

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FSI Fabrication makes products that help farmers quickly and accurately transport feed, grain, and other material.

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Steady as she goes

October 14, 2008

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the U.S. nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured annually in forklift-related incidents. Knowing how they occur and studying the events that lead up to them can go a long way in preventing typical accidents.

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Biobased vegetable oil lubricant

Green lubes under a microscope

October 14, 2008

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Stamping parts with vegetable oil is becoming more a reality every day. For a metal working lubricant—whether it be soluble, semi-synthetic, or synthetic—to be USDA-classified as biobased, it must contain, at minimum, 40 percent to 57 percent of renewable resources. Just because a product is biobased, made from a varying percentage of renewable resources, it does not necessarily make it readily or ultimately biodegradable. Green lubricants offer enhanced lubricity and a high viscosity index. These oils are less toxic to the environment and are easier to dispose.

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What's involved in abrasive waterjet maintenance?

October 14, 2008

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For the end user of an abrasive waterjet, sometimes the maintenance involved with the new machine is underestimated. The downtime due to maintenance can result in decreased return on investment. To remain profitable, an owner must factor in costs associated with maintenance.

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Press automation controller features built-in backup utility

October 11, 2008

Honeywell Wintriss's flagship press automation controller, SmartPAC® comes standard with a built-in backup utility. The utility allows setup memory to be backed up over the Ethernet to a...

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