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Fagor Arrasate Installs Tandem Line in France

Thursday, May 02, 2002
 
Fagor Arrasate, Gipuzkoa, Spain, has completed turnkey installation of a tandem-press line at Citroen in Poissy, France. The line features a 1400-metric-ton link-drive press with a 300-metric-ton computerized cushion backed by four 630-metric-ton presses. The line will produce steel and aluminum parts and can handle high-strength steel as well as galvanized, precoated and other specialized materials. The lead press, with bolster dimensions of 120 by 79 in., offers a working speed of 30 strokes/min. The presses feature quick-die-change capability, moving bolsters and automatic shut-height adjustment. Other automatic functions include counterbalance adjustment, slide locking and lubrication. Fagor Arrasate operates in the United States through Fagor Arrasate USA Inc., Bensenville, IL. For more, visit www.fagorarrasate.com.
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Laser Job Shop Adds
Weld Radiography to its Resume

Wednesday, May 01, 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 www.lasermachining.com.
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Long Island Service Center
Gains Close-Tolerance Blanking Capabilities

Wednesday, May 01, 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.
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