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Schuler to Supply Heavy-Duty Laser to GM-Canada

Monday, January 14, 2002
Schuler Inc., Canton, MI, has received an order for a second Pedilas heavy-duty laser system from General Motors of Canada, Ltd., London, Ontario. The new system, to be installed early in 2002, will complement a nearly identical system purchased by GM-Canada seven years ago. Both units can cut steel plate to thicknesses of 1 in. and produce bevel cuts in angles to 45 deg. The Pedilas laser is a five-axis bridge system with and over-and-under, dual-pallet load/unload capability; a 20-by-8-ft. cutting envelope and a 4-kw CO2 laser. The totally enclosed system also has debris-collection capability.

Ohio Roll Form Forms Die Company

Thursday, January 10, 2002
Ohio Roll Form Equipment, Hudson, OH, has formed a new subsidiary called Flying Die Company. The subsidiary designs and manufactures pre-punch and cutoff dies for rollforming systems. It also looks to play an increasingly larger role in the supply of stamping dies. Kelly Johnson was appointed divisional manager.

Foerster Move

Thursday, January 10, 2002
Foerster Systems, designer and builder of turnkey nondestructive-testing equipment, moved to a modern 17,250-sq.-ft. facility in Salem, OH, in order to better support its systems business. The new facility houses sales and service groups, a component-testing application lab, and engineering and manufacturing activities for the Component Testing Division.


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