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Fagor to Install Inspection and Slitting Lines
at Thyssen Facility in Shanghai

Friday, July 11, 2003
Fagor Arrasate, with U.S. offices in Bensenville, IL, will install two major slitting and rewinding lines at Stainless Krupp Shanghai, a property of the Thyssen Group. The lines will process high-resistance stainless steel in thicknesses from 0.0098 to 0.118 in. They will accepts coils sized to 53.15 in. wide and weighing to 28 metric tons, with working speeds of 666 ft./min. These lines are automated via a central computer that, besides monitoring and controlling all mechanisms, includes failure diagnosis, production control, on-line operator help and presetting. The new lines will offer capability for application of protective plastic sheeting. To improve coiling, winders have interchangeable mandrels, and high-capacity slitters feature automatic hydraulic blocking of the knives set. For more, visit

DC Coaters Certified to ISO 9001:2000

Friday, July 11, 2003
DC Coaters, with plants in Muncie and Tipton, IN, has been certified to ISO 9001:2000 by Det Norske Veritas, Houston, TX. The company specializes in black epoxy electrocoating for small and large industries including automotive.

Cognex to Host Free Machine-Vision Seminars

Thursday, July 10, 2003
Cognex Corp., a supplier of machine-vision systems, announced that it will add 100 cities to its schedule of machine-vision seminars, extending them through November. These half-day Understanding and Applying Machine Vision Sensors events show how vision sensors can perform automated inspection tasks in the automotive, medical, pharmaceutical, food-and-beverage, consumer-products, and electronics industries. A tutorial covers how vision sensors work in manufacturing applications to accurately gauge, guide, identify and inspect products in order to reduce scrap costs, inventory problems and achieve a high level of product quality. Demonstrations show engineers and mangers how to build applications. All participants will receive the Cognex VisionGuide, a comprehensive machine vision reference that includes application examples, preliminary design considerations, a multi-media tutorial on building vision applications, lighting and optics videos, and a utility package that helps determine the field of view and resolution requirements of vision applications. To register, visit or call 800/677-2646.


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