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Fagor Supplies Slitting Line to Holland Metalformer

Monday, February 16, 2004
 
Fagor Arrasate, with U.S. headquarters in Bensenville, IL, has installed a new slitting line in Holland for Dingemans, a manufacturer of metal-building and construction components. The line can process cold-rolled steel in widths to 1600 mm and thicknesses to 3 mm. Maximum coil weight is 25,000 kg with line speed topping out at 250 m/min. The line has high-strength-steel processing capability and includes a two-coil movable storage system, a coil car, an electrically powered uncoiler, peeler, automatic coil feeding, a peeler, pinch rolls, a high-capacity slitter able to cut 30 strips simultaneously, triple-effect movable tensioning device, recoiler with outboard bearing, exit coil car with 'piano' system for extracting coils without banding and exit turnstile. The line also has a slitter quick-change tooling system. Additional systems allow for the quick change of separators in the tensioning device and the recoiler. A central computer controls all line operations and is backed by an automatic, intelligent diagnosis system.
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GSI Lumonics Upgrades Website

Monday, February 16, 2004
 
GSI Lumonics Inc. has launched an improved version of its website, www.gsilumonics.com, organized around the company’s core product offerings: components, lasers, and laser-based manufacturing systems. The redesigned site offers improved access to information about the company, its products and their applications. The site makes use of context-sensitive menus to guide visitors and offers enhanced abilities for users to contact GSI Lumonics for assistance. In addition, the investor-relations portion of the site has been expanded to include news releases, annual reports, detailed stock information and investor FAQs.
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Heavy-Metal Stamper Expands in Mississippi

Friday, February 13, 2004
 
TKA Fabco, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has nearly wrapped up expansion of its plant in Shannon, MS. The firm has spent $26 million to add 52,500 sq.ft. of floor space to its original 47,500-sq.-ft. facility. TKA Fabco, a division of German steelmaker and engineering firm ThyssenKrupp AG, supplies the automotive industry with medium and heavy stampings and modular and welded assemblies, including body underframes, side-impact beams and hydroformed parts.
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