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Motoman Partners to Provide
Robotic Waterjet-Cutting Systems

Friday, June 18, 2010
Motoman Robotics, Dayton, OH, has partnered with automation-system integrator Tech-Con Automation Inc. (TCA), Burlington, Ontario, Canada, to provide robotic waterjet-cutting systems. TCA will be responsible for integrating waterjet-cutting cells for new and existing Motoman customers in North America, and will handle service contracts and retrofits on existing Motoman waterjet-cutting systems (which use Flow Corp. waterjet apparatus) in the automotive industry. More at and

Ohio Coating Company
Combines Two Processes into One

Thursday, June 17, 2010
H.E. Orr Co., Paulding, OH, has combined e-coating and powder coating into one automated production line, to help its OEM customers save time and money. The firm uses a zinc phosphate eight-stage pretreatment to optimize the quality of the bonding surface prior to coating. Learn more at

Canadian Service Center
to Add New Red Bud Line

Thursday, June 17, 2010
As part of a major, ongoing expansion effort, Janco Steel Limited, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, has ordered a Red Bud Industries combination stretcher leveler and multiblanking line, with blanking capacity to 0.188 in. thick and edge-trim and leveling capacity to 0.25 in. Width and length tolerances are plus or minus 0.005 in. The adjustable non-marking stretcher leveler will produce extremely flat material, says Red Bud, particularly well suited to providing material for laser cutting. More at; Janco is online at


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