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Shop for Tap Switches Online

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
RoMan Manufacturing, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, a manufacturer of AC and DC power supplies and related products for resistance welding, power generation and other applications, has launched a new website at, showcasing its standard and special-application tap-switch product lines. Included are drawings and specifications for switches in single- or multi-phase configurations from 100 to 7500 A, with voltage ratings from 5 to 15,000 V.

Georgia Service Center Installs Multi-Blanking Line

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The Phoenix Metals facility in Norcross, GA, has installed a 72-in. precision multi-blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The line can process mild steel to 0.135 in. thick and stainless steel to 0.105 in. as presently configured—the firm may add an additional leveler to the line to take stainless-steel capacity to 0.250 in. Included is a precision grip-feed system and CNC programmable slitter, capable of holding blank width and length tolerances of plus or minus 0.005 in. Learn more at Phoenix Metals is online at

PA Service Center Installs its
Third Waterjet-Cutting Machine

Thursday, September 3, 2009
Jacquet Mid Atlantic, Pottstown, PA, a processing and distribution center specializing in stainless steels and nickel alloys, installed its third waterjet-cutting machine. The new machine, from Jet Edge, Inc., St. Michael, MN, boasts a 21-by-13-ft. work envelope and twin abrasive-waterjet cutting heads. Other features: a mirroring package, independent programmable Z carriages, programmable height sensing, remote pendant and closed-loop water-filtration system. The firm stocks 19 different grades of alloys, and uses the cutting machines to cut near-net-shape parts for its customers with no heat-affected zone and little or no need for secondary finishing operations. It’s online at; investigate waterjet-cutting machines at


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