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Workshop Addresses Robotic Grinding and Finishing

Friday, April 29, 2005
The Robotic Industries Association will present, on June 15-16 in St. Paul, MN, its Robotic Grinding, Deburring & Finishing Workshop. Topics include abrasive selection, cost justification and case studies. Attendees also will receive hands-on training at robot labs at 3M world headquarters, and can visit with several suppliers at a concurrent trade fair of tabletop exhibits from, among others, ABB Inc., Fanuc Robotics America, Fortress Interlocks, Frommelt Safety Products, Genesis Systems Group, Gudel, Motoman and Sick. Learn more at

eBay Enhancements Target
Capital-Equipment Trade

Thursday, April 28, 2005
The online marketplace eBay,, has introduced enhancements to its Business & Industrial categories with the goal of making them easier to use and more cost-effective for equipment dealers and buyers. Improvements include simplified pricing, seller assistance and Best Offer online negotiation tools. Along with a new pricing structure, the categories keep search results for capital equipment separate from parts and accessories. Also, a new Seller OnRamp gives sellers one-on-one instruction for posting their items on eBay. Another new feature, the Best Offer pricing option allows sellers to offer equipment with buyers submitting flat-fee offers, which the seller can accept or reject.

Press Room Equipment Ships
Servo Tandem-Roll Feed

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Press Room Equipment Co., Springfield, MO, recently shipped an electronic servo-driven tandem-roll-feed system to a manufacturer of storage rack systems. The system features two electronic servo-driven roll feeds mounted on the entrance and exit side of the customer’s press. The feeds have special profiled rolls designed to feed 40-ft.-long channel material through a punching and shear station in the press. The punching and shear stations are controlled electronically through the controls on the roll-feed system. Press Room Equipment manufactures press-feeding, coil-handling, and cut-to-length equipment. For more, visit


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