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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

Faro Contracts with European Automakers

Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Faro Technologies Inc., Lake Mary, FL, has sold its fourteenth CAM2 SPC Process software license to DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart, Germany, for use at plants in Europe, South Africa and the United States. Since 1997, the automaker has used Faro software to perform quality checks in the initial and final stages of auto manufacturing. Also, BMW AG, Munich, Germany, has contracted with Faro Europe to use CAM2 SPC Process for assembly of its 7-series and 5-series vehicles. Faro designs, develops and markets computer-aided-manufacturing-measurement systems. For more details, visit


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