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GE Power Systems Opens New FL Stamping Facility

GE Power Systems Opens New FL Stamping Facility

Tuesday, August 20, 2002
 
Thanks to the system-integration services of J. Williams & Associates (JWA), Spencer, OH, there’s a new stamping plant in Pensacola, FL, owned by the Power Systems division of General Electric. Built from the ground up, the plant features a complete line that JWA assembled and ran off in Cleveland in February 2002 and again in March. Equipment includes a push-pull servo-feed system with powered reel, side car and threading table; a 350-ton straight-side press with automation control; mechanical part loader; magnetic positioning conveyors; a sander for deburring; and skewing conveyors to feed deburred parts into an automated stacker. Auxiliary items include a material lube system and a quick-die-change package. Key individuals involved with integrating the line were JWA president Jeff Williams, who oversaw the whole project; team leader Mike Williams, who also handled the positioning conveyors, sander and stacker; Ted Williams, who worked with the feed company and helped to set up and calibrate the press control; and Bill Williams, responsible for mechanical issues on the press and for ensuring smooth functioning of the secondary operations.

 

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