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TriWestern Metals Commissions
Electrogalvanizing Line

Tuesday, October 15, 2002
TriWesten Metals Co., Chicago, IL, has added a new electrogalvanizing line. It can handle strip from 24 to 60 in. wide in thicknesses of 0.015 to 080 in, and coils to 40,000 lb. The company also offers slitting, cut-to-length and precision-blanking services.

Machine-Safeguarding Seminar Gains CEU Status

Monday, October 14, 2002
Machine-Safeguarding Seminar Gains CEU Status Rockford Systems, Rockford, IL, announced that attendees of the company’s machine-safeguarding seminar are eligible for two continuing-education units (CEUs), after seminar review and approval by the International Association for Continuing Education and training. The two-and-a-half-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and American National Standards Institute standards regarding mechanical and hydraulic power presses and press brakes. Demonstrations of machines under power combine with classroom discussion. For more on the seminar, call 800/922-7533 or visit

Kent Corp. to Build New
Pipe-Mill Entry System for Sharon Tube

Friday, October 11, 2002
Described as the first big project for Sharon Tube (Sharon, PA) in some time, a new pipe mill is being prepared that will be capable of handling 6-5/8-in.-OD pipe by 0.440-in. wall, at line speeds to 250 ft./min. Kent Corp., North Royalton, OH, is building the entry line, which consists of a four-arm turnstile for 240,000-lb. coil storage, coil car with burr orientation, uncoiler with on-board coil retainer, and a peeler system to guide the strip into the flattener. The end welder will detect the tail end, locate at shear station, side guide, clamp and shear. The flattener then will feed the new coil lead end into the end welder shear area for welding.


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