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Dorner Introduces Online Conveyor Selection

Thursday, July 8, 2004
Just launched on the website of Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, WI, is an automated conveyor-selection program. By clicking on the Conveyor Selector icon at, users specify their conveyor requirements with a set of 10 pull-down menus. The program provides a short list of Dorner conveyors that meet the specified application. Customers can then submit the information for a price quote or obtain more detailed conveyor specs. The 10 pull-down menus: conveyor type (flat belt, cleated belt or gravity roller); stainless steel (yes or no); mounting T-slots (yes or no); belt width (0.75-48 in.); conveyor length (2-99 ft.); max. speed (150-421 ft./min; max. load (60-1000 lb.); configuration (straight or z-frame, nose-over, horizontal-to-incline or walk-thru); max. frame height (1.5-3.75 in.); and drive location (end drive or center drive).

Team Mfg. Earns ISO Registration

Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Team Manufacturing Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA, has been registered to ISO 9000/2000. The company is a contract manufacturer that offers press capacity to 500 tons, robotic welding, plastic dip molding and assembly for the automotive, electrical and consumer-goods industries. It employs 55 in a 35,000-sq.-ft. facility.

New Cost-Estimating Systems Headed to Caterpillar

Tuesday, July 6, 2004
MTI Systems, Inc., W. Springfield, MA, has a new customer for its Costimator OEM cost-estimating software: Caterpillar Inc. The software allows design and cost engineers to evaluate functional and design differences in a part to determine which designs are most cost-effective. The cost information is then used by procurement personnel as benchmarks for negotiating with suppliers. Learn more at


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