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Colt Automation Under New Ownership

Thursday, July 19, 2012
 
Press-automation equipment manufacturer Colt Automation, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was recently sold to a private consortium. The firm remains under the helm of general manager Rick Adams. Colt Automation manufactures coil-handling equipment including coil cars, upenders, uncoiler reels and cradles; press-feed equipment such as straighteners and roll feeders; and servo-transfer systems; www.coltauto.com/.

Connecticut Spring & Stamping to Present at Shingo Prize Conference

Thursday, July 19, 2012
 
Self-Directed Work Teams Improve On-time Delivery and Quality is the title of the presentation that Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS) will provide for the 2012 Northeast Shingo Prize Conference, September 25-26 in Worcester, MA. CSS vice president of continuous improvement Gaston Pelletier and continuous improvement engineer Greg Mitera will give the presentation. They will discuss how the firm’s use of self-directed work teams achieves “ambitious 100-percent on-time delivery and quality objectives.” Among the operational improvements that Pelletier and Mitera will discuss: printing job-start dates more visibly on work orders; setting up break areas close to production lines; and procedures for moving material more quickly to the shop floor. Learn more about the event here. CSS is online at www.ctspring.com/.

Cost Calculators Added to Esab Website

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
 
Esab Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, SC, has added several features to its website, www.esabna.com/, including literature downloads related to its lineup of plasma-cutting products and arc-welding equipment and filler metals. Also new is an Energy Savings Calculator, which visitors can use to compare energy costs for Esab products compared to products from other manufacturers; and a Weld Metal Cost Calculator, allowing visitors to compare costs of various types of welding processes and weld metals.

 

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