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Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
 
Arku Coil Systems, Cincinnati, OH, hired Aaron Walker as field service manager, to meet the growing demands of its customers in the United States and Canada. Arku manufactures precision levelers, press-feed and cut-to-length lines and coil-preparation lines for rollformers; www.us.arku.com/.

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, a manufacturer of coil-handling equipment, appointed Kevin Dombrowski mechanical engineering manager. He’ll lead Coe’s production-engineering area to ensure on-time and on-budget order delivery; www.cpec.com/.

Accurate Perforating, Chicago, IL, a manufacturer of custom and standard perforated-metal products, named Chris Abrey director of operational excellence. He’ll focus on establishing a company infrastructure to sustain its lean and continuous-improvement activities; www.accurateperforating.com/.

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Southington, CT, named Dale Porter warehouse manager of its service center in Chino, CA. The firm is an ISO 9001:2008-certified distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip, with several locations throughout North America; www.gibbswire.com/.


Six-Figure Registration for IMTS

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
 

Total registration for the recently completed International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) topped 100,000, a record-setting 21.6-percent increase over IMTS 2010 registration. The energy level throughout the show (Sept. 10-15) was at an all-time high, as evidenced by the constant traffic at the booth shared by the Precision Metalforming Association and its publications MetalForming magazine and Fabricating Product News.

Says Peter Eelman, IMTS vice president—exhibitions and communications: “We are entering a period of sustained growth that will fuel economic prosperity and job creation.”

Stories of significant equipment orders being booked throughout the show were in abundance. For example, machine-tool manufacturer MAG booked a $36 million order from on customer for eight 5-spindle profilers to increase its titanium-machining capacity.


Ohio Pickling Facility Adds Top/Bottom Coil-Inspection System

Thursday, September 20, 2012
 
The Samuel Steel Pickling Co. facility in Twinsburg, OH, has installed an ISRA Vision Parsytec inspection system to perform 100-percent top and bottom inspection over the complete surface of each coil. The unit identifies and classifies surface defects and generates surface-inspection reports; www.parsytec.de/.

Additionally, the facility also recently acquired an inline Butech Bliss leveler, designed to remove flat-coiled shape defects such as coil set, crossbow, edge wave and center buckle. It’s rated for leveling 0.060- to 0.26-in. sheet to 72 in. wide. And, coming soon to the facility: a circumferential coil-strapping machine. More at www.samuelsteelpickling.com/


 

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