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Atlas Sells EOL Racking Systems to Ford

Friday, November 12, 2004
 
The Ford Motor Co. Chicago Stamping Plant has ordered 10 end-of-line (EOL) racking systems from Atlas Technologies, Fenton, MI. The systems will go on large transfer presses and on intermediate-sized tandem press lines. From the installations, the plant expects to improve production, reduce ergonomic issues, improve floor-space utilization, reduce part damage and eliminate EOL bottlenecks. Atlas will include height-adjustable tables, anti-fatigue rubberized decking, dedicated lighting and fans to the systems. Learn more at www.atlastechnologies.com.
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Banner Vision Sensor a Finalist for Design Award

Thursday, November 11, 2004
 
The PresencePlus P4 vision sensor from Banner Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, has been selected as a finalist for the 2004 Product Design & Development magazine Engineering awards. The P4 is a self-contained vision sensor—similar in size to traditional photoelectric sensors—that performs 360-deg. Non-fixtured product inspections. Award criteria call for products to require significant engineering and be uniquely qualifies to perform designated functions. For more on the P4, visit www.bannerengineering.com.
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Northern Industries to Retrofit Cut-To-Length Line

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
 
Steel service center Northern Industries, Crestwood, IL, has chosen Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, to retrofit a Northern cut-to-length line. Red Bud will incorporate its heavy-gauge hydraulic grip-feed system and variable rake shear into the line, allowing Northern to supply closer length and squareness tolerances on hot-rolled product in thicknesses to 0.312 in.
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