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Second Lincoln Electric Operation Earns ISO Cert.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004
The Euclid, OH, welding equipment, consumables and automation manufacturing complex of Lincoln Electric has been certified to ISO 14001. That makes Lincoln the first manufacturer in the arc-welding industry to achieve ISO 14001 certification for all of its major manufacturing operations in the United States, according to company officials. Earlier, the company’s Mentor, OH, plant earned its ISO stripes.

ATR-Strothmann Installs
Machine-Vision System at Magna

Tuesday, April 27, 2004
A new Canadian facility owned by Magna International has installed an Inspection.IQ machine-vision system from ATR-Strothmann, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. The new facility manufactures truck frames and chassis. Inspection.IQ verifies the presence of more than 100 studs and holes on each truck frame, ensuring that only defect-free components leave the plant. The noncontact system is located at its own station at the end of an automated welding line, employing more than 50 machine vision cameras and 80 light sources. It is expandable, with the ability to add cameras and lights, and logs each truck-frame inspection into a database to create an inspection history.

Market Study on Mechanical, Hydraulic Presses

Monday, April 26, 2004
The 2004 Market Study of Mechanical & Hydraulic Presses is available from Albrecht Associates, Richmond, IN. The study offers a complete overview of the current and future direction of the industry, according to its publisher. The 80-page report, with 41 charts and tables, is designed to help sales mangers, senior executives and management in developing sales objectives, and includes a realistic view of the press market as well as forecasts for 2004 and 2005. Cost is $295 for the first copy and $235 for additional copies. To order or for more information, call 765/962-4903.


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