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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

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

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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