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Trico Mfg. Expands its Lubrication Offerings
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Via acquisition, Trico Mfg., Pewaukee, WI, has expanded its capabilities in predictive maintenance (PM) of lubrication systems. The firm recently acquired Schematic Approach Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a provider of PM services for a variety of industrial manufacturers. The company will offer on-site lubrication-system training, auditing, consulting and monitoring, and will build and execute individualized lubrication-maintenance programs. Learn more at www.tricomfg.com
Phoenix Metals Adds Third High-Speed Blanking Line
Monday, July 26, 2004
The new Phoenix Metals CO. facility in Springhill, TN, has installed a high-speed blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The line is the third for Phoenix Metals, headquartered in Norcross, GA. It features a heavy-gauge servo hydraulic grip-feed system that allows material to ¼-in. thick to run in a deep loop, at high speeds without slipping. The grippers also allow material as thin as 28 gauge to be run mark-free. Included in the line is a high-speed heavy-gauge shear with variable blade rake.
Delphi to Open R&D Center in China
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Delphi Corp. has broken ground on a new $500 million technical center expected to open in China in June 2005. The firm plans to employ 500 engineers, scientists and technical professionals at the center, their mission to develop components and support application and systems engineering for local customers and transplant automakers in the country.