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Sales and Market-Development Seminar

Friday, August 13, 2004
Top Line Systems, with offices in East Greenwich, RI, and Cleveland, OH, is offering a free workshop: Sales & Market Development for Small- to Mid-Sized Manufacturing Firms. Topics include the sales/marketing connection, target marketing, sales management systems and web-based marketing. For workshop details, call 401/378-1007. For more on Top Line Systems, a consulting firm specializing in sales and market development for manufacturing and industrial companies, visit

Amada Canada to Sell Inspection System

Friday, August 13, 2004
Amada Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has signed an agreement to sell the new ShapeGrabber (Ottawa, Ontario) AI810 optical inspection system to the Canadian sheetmetal market. The AI810 offers traditional 2D inspections as well as 3D inspection, which compares a measured part directly to a 3D CAD file.

GE Fanuc to Accept Newall Encoders

Thursday, August 12, 2004
GE Fanuc has entered into an agreement with Newall Electronics, Inc., Columbus, OH, whereby Newall will supply encoder technology for Fanuc-based automation, process and machine-tool products. The agreement allows Newall to implement its proprietary absolute-encoder serial interface in Fanuc systems. Newall encoders use precision inductive technology rather than conventional linear scales that employ optical technology as employed by competing companies. Advantages of the Newall encoders, according to company officials: no bearings, springs or internal moving parts, a totally sealed system, rapid position acquirement and high resistance to thermal drift. For more, visit


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