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Scott Stainless Steel Certified to ISO 9001: 2000

Thursday, January 8, 2004
Scott Stainless Steel, Inc., Niles, IL, has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification. The company, in its 50th year, supplies stainless-steel coil and sheet to metalformers and fabricators as well as OEMs, contractors and other distributors. For more, visit

Dieffenbacher to Open Service Location in China

Thursday, January 8, 2004
Following recent establishment of a spare-parts stock facility in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Dieffenbacher, Eppingen, Germany, continues developing a worldwide reach with the announcement of a new service location in Beijing, China. The press-systems developer also will open a wear-and-tear parts stock facility in Beijing this year. Also, Dieffenbacher has appointed Andy Hang as chief representative and vice president of Dieffenbacher Asia Pacific. For more, visit

ATR-Strothmann Shuttle and Lifter
Slated for DaimlerChrysler Destacker

Wednesday, January 7, 2004
The MagShuttle SRE 2/300 linear-induction-motor shuttle and lifter, from ATR-Strothmann, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, has been ordered for use in a DaimlerChrysler destacking system, to be installed this spring. The system, being integrated by High Production Technologies, Wauseon, OH, reportedly is the first destacking system in North America to use linear-induction-motor shuttle technology. The destacking system will handle both steel and aluminum blanks—in payloads to 330 lb.--at press-line speeds of 17 strokes/min. Also, the system offers automatic end-effector changeover in between die changes. ATR-Strothmann manufacturers linear and rotary robotic components and systems used in various material-handling processes. For more, visit


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