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Waterjet Manufacturer Flow to be Acquired

Friday, September 27, 2013
 
Flow International Corp., Kent, WA, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by American Industrial Partners, a North American-based private equity firm. Flow develops and manufactures industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning operations; www.flowwaterjet.com/. The transaction is expected to close in early 2014.

Desch Canada Expands

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 
The Cambridge, Ontario, Canada facility of Desch Canada has been expanded by 16,000 sq. ft., to make room for new manufacturing equipment and two new test stands. The firm manufactures planetary and special gearboxes, clutches, couplings and other power-transmission products; www.desch.de/. One of the new test stands will allow the firm to send out clutches with a torque curve specific to that clutch.

Video Helps Rollformers Address Material Overfeed

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, OH, has produced a video, posted to its YouTube channel, addressing the issue of material overfeed during rollforming and tube and pipe forming. Explained are the most common causes of overfeed—when the flat material traveling through the mill moves faster than the rolls—and solutions. Here’s the video.

 

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