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Fagor to Install Pickling Line in Spain

Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Fagor Arrasate, based in Spain with U.S. offices in Bensenville, IL, has received an order to design, manufacture and install a pickling line at steel-service center Alfonso Gallardo S.A. in Spain. The new line, running at a speed of 266 ft./min., can process coils weighing to 70,000 lb. in widths to 59 in. and thicknesses to 0.250 in. The line includes an integrated edge trimmer with scrap chopper, v shear, heavy-duty bridles and oiler. A computerized control system offers fault diagnosis, telediagnosis, monitoring and total system control. A video system manages the entire operation from a central podium. The new line is expected to process 500,000 tons of material annually. For more, visit

ISPC Acquires U.S. Filter Surface Prep. Group

Tuesday, September 2, 2003
International Surface Preparation Corp. (ISPC), Golden, CO, has acquired the Surface Preparation Group of U.S. Filter Corp., a provider of surface-preparation equipment, services, supplies and consumables to manufacturers and industrial contractors. ISPC manufactures and distributes surface-preparation and finishing equipment and supplies, and also provides service.

3D-Surface-Modeling-Software Developer
Redesigns Website

Tuesday, September 2, 2003
ICEM Ltd., Southampton, United Kingdom, a developer of 3D-surface-modeling, analysis and visualization software, has redesigned its website, The site offers public and restricted areas. the public area includes company information and descriptions of products and services, training, support and upcoming events. Also here are press releases, case studies and images of work completed by users of the company’s Surf software suite. The password-protected restricted area provides information and amenities for ICEM customers, who can obtain and submit information pertaining to online assistance, bug reporting, software downloads and technical tips.


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