Hot Off the Press
Prepainted-Coil Slitting Line
Friday, September 02, 2005
ATAS Intl., Allentown, PA, a manufacturer of commercial and residential metal roof, wall and ceiling systems, has installed a new single-loop coil-slitting line from Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL. The line can process 15-ton 60-in.-wide coils of prepainted aluminum, galvanized steel, and copper and zinc alloys in gauges from 0.015 to 0.075 in. Line speed peaks at 1000 ft./min. The line includes a production-reporting system, and coil cars equipped with wireless operator controls.
New Website Focused on Hearing Protection
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, Smithfield, RI, has launched a new website, www.hearingportal.com
, combining data from its two prominent brands—Howart Leight earplugs and Bilsom earmuffs. Safety managers can peruse the site for the latest in hearing-protection technology and products, and for information to help ensure safety-program compliance and effectiveness. The site features a series of short articles addressing topics such as understanding ratings, noise measurements and how noise-reduction ratings are calculated.
Formtek Sells Equipment for Strip Galvanizing Line
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Gregory Industries, Canton, OH, has installed a turret recoiler and turret uncoiler from B&K, a Formtek Group (Itasca, IL) company. Gregory manufactures highway guard rails. The new B&K equipment has increased coil capacity, reduced downtime and increased throughput of its continuous-strip galvanizing line.