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Long Island Service Center
Gains Close-Tolerance Blanking Capabilities

Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Shear Rite Steel Corp., Plainview, NY, on Long Island, has installed a new high-speed close-tolerance multi-cut blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The 10-gauge 60-in.-wide blanking line can produce custom-sized parts with plus or minus 0.005-in. length and width tolerances, from coil, at up to 275 ft./min. The line includes a programmable slitter, digital position strip stacking system and a camber-compensation system.

Laser Job Shop Adds
Weld Radiography to its Resume

Wednesday, May 1, 2002
With its newly purchased 150-sq.-ft. vault for x-ray inspection of large weldments, laser job shop Laser Machining, Inc., Somerset, WI, has enhanced its nondestructive-testing capabilities. The firm uses x-ray inspection to characterize weld penetration, joint alignment and defect detection in laser-welded parts, including components for trucks, drive trains and gas turbines. The added x-ray inspection capabilities complements LMI’s existing ability to perform ultrasonic, magnetic-particle and liquid-penetrant testing. LMI operates high-power 6- and 12-kW CO2 lasers and a 3-kW YAG laser. Learn more about LMI's capabilities at

Royalton Industries Adds Capacity
to Pipe Mill at Maverick Tube

Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Pipe and tube maker Maverick Tube Corp., Blytheville, AK, has installed a new entry-end system to its 16-in.-dia. by 0.625-in. wall pipe mill, to increase mill capacity to process 56,000-lb. by 80-in. coils. The entry-end setup, from Royalton Industries, Inc., Strongsville, OH, includes a positioning uncoiler and top and bottom peeler holddown unit. Royalton also supplied a touch-screen operator station, PLC controls and programming of the AC controls and drives through the exit end of the existing looping system.


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