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Robotic Arc-Welding Cell

Thursday, July 28, 2011
New Bremen Machine & Tool Co., New Bremen, OH, has added a robotic welding cell to its arsenal. The cell, from OTC Daihen, Charlotte, NC, features a six-axis Almega-AX-V6 robot with 55-in. reach, a DP400 arc-welding power supply, and a 60-in.-dia. electric turntable positioner. New Bremen Machine & Tool Co. provides tool design and build, machining, assembly, stamping, laser cutting, welding and other processes; OTC Daihen is online at

Lee Steel to Install New Multiblanking Line

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Wyoming, MI, service center of Lee Steel Corp., Southfield, MI, will soon install a new precision multiblanking line equipped with a stretcher-leveler. The line, from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, will be capable of processing material to 0.135 in. thick by 72 in. wide, in coil weights to 70,000 lb. The adjustable stretcher-leveler will result in ultra-flat material well-suited for laser-cutting applications. Also included in the line is a CNC programmable slitter, automatic part diverter and part sorter and a slit stack separator, among a slew of other equipment. Maximum part length is 144 in.; Lee Steel is online at

Service Center Goes Green

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Almetals, Inc., Wixom, MI, a specialty-metals slitter and distributor to stampers, rollformers and the like, has installed a solar-panel system that will supply some 20 percent of its energy requirements. The system comprises 74 Suntech 270-W poly-crystalline solar panels; Almetals is online at


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