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Utah Fabricator Earns Boeing Recognition

Thursday, May 02, 2013
 
Boeing has presented a Supplier of the Year award to Petersen Inc., Ogden, UT, one of 16 companies to receive recognition during a recent ceremony held in San Diego, CA. Peterson provides fabrication, machining and field services to customers in the aerospace, petrochemical, nuclear and other industries; www.peterseninc.com/.

Bradford White Standardizes on Coe Coil-Line Controls

Thursday, May 02, 2013
 
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, has installed two new coil lines at the Bradford White water-heater manufacturing plant in Middleville, MI, following the successful retrofit of two 1999-vintage ServoMaster Series 3 roll feeds with ServoMaster Retrofit Packages. The retrofit packages include replacement of the operator interface, controls console, servo motor, cable sets and pneumatic valve. The upgrade provides streamlined entry of machine setup information, and enhancements to the operator prompts, machine diagnostics and serial communications to the press controls. Additional capabilities include production-data reporting and downloading of setup data or job-number selection. More at www.cpec.com/.

Record-Setting Quarter for Robot Sales

Friday, April 26, 2013
 
North American robotics companies set new records for first-quarter orders and shipments, according to statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, MI. Through March 2013, North American robotics companies received orders for 5833 robots, a 14.5-percent jump compared to the same period last year and a 10 percent increase over the previous first-quarter record set in 2005. Likewise, first-quarter shipments to North American customers totaled 5736 robots, breaking the previous record for robot shipments, set in 2012, by 24.6 percent. Several end-use markets posted double-digit growth compared to last year, including automotive components. More at www.robotics.org/.

 

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