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Heavy-Duty Servo Feed/Straightener Combo Headed to Canada

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 
The Die-Max Tool & Die facility in Ajax, Ontario, Canada has acquired a new heavy-duty servo feed/straightener combination machine from CHS Automation, Roseville, MI. The feed/straightener is a CHS Model DRFS-5-54, with the ability to feed 0.1-in.-thick stock to 54 in. wide. Features include a seven-roll straightener, power pinch rolls with motorized threading assist and digital LED readouts for roll adjustment. Die-Max also ordered, for its facility in Tullahoma, TN, a CHS control retrofit-upgrade package for an existing 72-in. servo feed. More at www.chsautomation.com/; Die-Max is online at www.diemax.ca/.

Arku Expands Spare-Parts Warehouse

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 
The Arku warehouse in Cincinnati, OH, has been expanded by 1200 sq. ft. to allow the firm to carry additional spare-parts inventory and to expand its machine-rehab services. The company manufactures levelers and coil lines; www.arku.com/.

Solar Atmospheres Donates Vacuum Furnace

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 
The teaching lab at ASM International, Materials Park, OH, is the proud owner of a new vacuum furnace, donated by Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, PA. The gift, valued at $250,000, commemorates ASM’s 100th anniversary, being celebrated in 2013. The furnace hot zone measures 12 by 12 by 18 in., and reaches 2400 F; load capacity is 250 lb. Students of the teaching lab will use it to perform tests and experiments related to heattreating, brazing and sintering. Learn more about ASM’s educational programs here; Solar Atmospheres is online at www.solaratm.com/.

 

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