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Upgraded Conveyor Website Includes Blog

Wednesday, August 2, 2006
QC Industries, Cincinnati, OH, has unveiled its new website,, with manuals and replacement parts for its low-profile conveyors, and a new blog where customers can communicate questions and comments. The site also features a recently unveiled 3D CAD tool that simplifies conveyor specification—users can search for conveyors and accessories and view 360-deg. views of the models prior to downloading files into their own design software.

Pepperl+Fuchs Expands its
Safety-Protection Product Offerings

Tuesday, August 1, 2006
With its acquisition of the Intrinsic Safety Instrumentation (ISB) business unit (Buehl, Germany) from Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, has expanded its product offerings to include ISB’s line of safety-instrumentation products--remote I/O, DIN rail devices and Zener diode barriers. Pepperl+Fuchs ( manufactures process-automation products.

Illinois Service Center Retrofits Cut-to-Length Line

Tuesday, August 1, 2006
JDM Steel Service (formerly Northern Industries), Chicago Heights, IL, has upgraded its cut-to-length line with a Red Bud (Red Bud, IL) servo-hydraulic grip-feed system, heavy-gauge edge trimmer and variable-rake shear. The upgrade resulted from an increased demand for closer length and squareness tolerances in the firm’s hot-rolled market. The line can run material as thick as 0.312 in. in a deep loop, and thicker material in a start-stop mode.


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