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Roll-Kraft Adds EDM Machine

Monday, May 20, 2002
 
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, OH, has added a Charmilles Robofil 440 submerged-wire EDM machine to its stable of CNC machines, to continue to meet customer needs for reduced lead times. Roll-Kraft also has operations in Frankfurt, IL, and Olive Branch, MS. Visit the firm online at www.roll-kraft.com. The Robofil 440 has a Windows-based CNC, fast-threading system, and maximum workpiece capacity of 400 by 700 by 1200 mm. See it online at www.charmilles.com.
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Atlas Engineers to Address Performance Gaps

Monday, May 20, 2002
 
With its new Atlas Engineers operating division, Atlas Technologies, Inc., Fenton, MI, aims to provide engineering and consulting services focused on helping its metalforming customers identify gaps in performance that affect competitiveness, and then help to correct them. The firm, which sells pressroom automation products, will now offer integrated consultation on product development and materials selection; environmental concerns; all pressroom equipment and line operation including scrap handling and press controls; and safety and ergonomic requirements.
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Robot Sales Tick Upward

Friday, May 17, 2002
 
The North American robotics industry showed signs of stabilizing in the first quarter of 2002, according to data from the Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, MI. Through March, North American customers ordered 2350 robots, a 1-percent increase over first-quarter 2001 orders. Weakness in overseas sales by North American robotics companies, however, led to an overall 2-percent decline in new orders for the quarter. RIA reports relatively strong robot sales for spot welding, arc welding, dispensing and coating applications. Gain complete details at www.roboticsonline.com.
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