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Sutherland Installs Five Hydraulic Presses
at PGAM--Michigan

Thursday, March 28, 2002
Rated individually at 500, 800, 1000, 1500 and 2000 ton capacity, a set of five large hydraulic presses supplied by Sutherland Presses, El Segundo, CA, has been installed at PGAM-Michigan, Auburn Hills. The presses serve as the backbone for major body-in-white manufacturers, inner and outer skins, and for automotive design, prototype and short-run work. Accompanying each press are rolling bolsters with telescopic cushion pin pad protectors, and programmable hydraulic die cushions. Included with the installation is setup of a common press maintenance center that includes all hydraulic cooling lines, filtration systems, pilot pumps and cushion pumps. The installation was turnkey--Sutherland provided foundation preparation, transportation, and line rigging and startup.

EuroBLECH 2002 Includes 200 New Exhibitors

Thursday, March 28, 2002
Still 7 months from show time, EuroBLECH 2002, to be held in Hanover, Germany, October 22-26, promises to the biggest ever, with more halls and 1200 exhibitors, including 200 companies exhibiting for their first time. New halls 14/15 feature materials, components, semi-finished and finished parts, as well as handling and separation equipment. For up-to-the-minute information on the show, log on to

Balluff Expands U.S. Headquarters

Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Balluff Inc. has completed construction of a 18,000-sq.-ft. addition to its Florence, KY, U.S. headquarters. The addition expands the facility by 45 percent to enhance product-design and manufacturing capabilities. Balluff manufactures sensors, transducers, identification systems and industrial automation components. A large portion of space in the addition will be used to manufacture and test lines of proximity sensors and Micropulse magnetostrictive linear-position sensors.


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