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Coe CTL Line Up and Running in India

Friday, March 11, 2011
Reliance Fabricator and Engineers, a steel service center in Faridabad, India, has installed a new cut-to-length line from Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI. Featured equipment includes a ServoMaster 24-in. servo roll feed rated to 465 ft./min., a 250-series power straightener, a 10,000-lb.-capacity coil reel and a pneumatic production shear rated to 60 strokes/min. Material capacity: 0.090 in. thick by 24 in. wide, at 45,000-psi yield strength, 70,000-psi tensile. Line speed tops out at 160 ft./min. More at

New Coil-Processing Lines
Headed to Belgium, Australia

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, has sold coil-processing systems to Holvoet NV (plants in Kortrijk and Gent, Belgium) and to Mid Metals, Yatala, Queensland, Australia. Holvoet purchased its third Red Bud line, this one a multiblanking line for coils to 0.138 by 72 in. The line combines the slit-to-width and cut-to-length processes into one operation to produce custom blanks directly from a master coil. For Mid Metals, Red Bud installed a precision blanking line for material to 0.393 in. thick, with stretcher-leveling to allow the Greenfield site to serve the laser-cutting and fabrication markets. It can process stainless-steel coils to 79 in. wide, 53,000 lb. with part length to 355 in. and length tolerances of plus or minus 0.005 in.

Stamper Supplying Motor Laminations
for GE Locomotives Headed to South Africa

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
General Electric has delivered the first two of 100 new C30ACi locomotives it’s building for South Africa. The locomotives feature stamped AC motor laminations produced by The McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, OH. Ten of the locomotives will be manufactured in Erie and Grove City, PA, and 90 will be assembled locally at Transnet Rail Engineering’s site in South Africa.


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