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Service Center Installs Double-Driven
Eccentric Rotary Shear

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Olympic Steel’s Cleveland, OH facility has installed a new rotary shear from Butech Bliss, Salem, OH. The eccentric rotary shear features one knife holder providing downward displacement and a second knife holder that rotates upward across the strip. Their action is synchronized, along with reaction arms on roller guides, for cutting the strip at predetermined lengths without stopping. A pair of 400-hp motors power cutting at up to 200 ft./min. along an existing temper mill and cut-to-length (CTL) line. Other shear features include automatic knife-gap adjustment and threading tables. Olympic Steel also announced plans to have Butech Bliss install a new CTL line at its service center in Gary, IN. The line, slated for installation in Q1 2012, will process high-strength steel 0.075 to 0.530 in. thick, and coils to 80,000 lb. by 74 in. wide. More about Butech Bliss: Read up on the capabilities of the 15 facilities in the Olympic Steel network of service centers at

Flow Intl. Earns Microsoft Recognition
for ERP Implementation

Sunday, April 24, 2011
A 2011 Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Award for Global Implementation has been bestowed upon Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, WA, for its progress made in implementing Microsoft Dynamics across multiple countries, currencies, languages and business processes. The platform contains financial, project tracking, inventory control and supply-chain management software. Flow, a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet-cutting and cleaning machines, is implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX initially across eight countries in six languages throughout 400 users; it expects to later launch the system within at least another eight countries and in four additional languages. Click here to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics AX; more about Flow Intl. at

PPE Catalog en Espanol

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Gate Safety, Inc., Cleveland, OH, has published its full-line product catalog in Spanish, as a downloadable PDF from its website. The 32-pg. color catalog presents more than 60 styles of safety eyewear and products for hearing, respiratory, head and face protection. Download the PDF.


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