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Double-Loop Slitting Line Headed to Berlin Metals

Friday, May 5, 2006
To boost its processing and distribution capabilities for tin-mill products and stainless-steel strip, Berlin Metals LLC, Hammond, IN, has ordered a 60-in.-wide double-loop coil-slitting and automatic slit-coil packaging line from Braner USA, Franklin Park, IL. The line, which accommodates rapid tool changes, can operate at speeds to 1200 ft./min to generate coil ODs to 72 in. It was designed to process surface-critical coated and bare carbon steel, 300- and 400-Series stainless steels, and aluminum alloys from 0.005 to 0.075 in. thick. Acquires
Software for Equipment Dealers

Thursday, May 4, 2006, West Bloomfield, MI, an online marketplace for metalworking companies, has acquired MacDB2000 asset-sales and marketing software from Trilobyte Micro. The software allows users to manage their customers, prospects, scheduled activities and machine inventory with comprehensive searching and filtering functionality. It can integrate Microsoft Word and Excel for customization of quotes, letters, invoices and purchase orders. Learn more at

Mitsubishi Laser Expands West Coast Presence

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
The Mitsubishi Technical Center in Cypress, CA, will now showcase the full Mitsubishi Laser and Toyokoki press-brake lines. The facility hosted an open house on April 6, attended by nearly 50 fabricators. Learn more about Mitsubishi Laser, Wood Dale, IL, at


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