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Camfil Expands Lab for Dust-Collection Testing

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, AR, a manufacturer of dust-, mist- and fume-collection equipment, has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-sized dust-collection test rig. The new equipment is dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors.

Unlike other air-filter standards that focus on HVAC systems, the Standard 199-2016 test process analyzes how well filters actually clean and how dust collectors perform as a whole. It is the first standard to provide a methodology for comparing performance results based on true operating conditions. Using a cartridge dust collector with four high-efficiency filters, the unit feeds dust into the collector under specified conditions, measuring pressure drop and downstream emissions. Camfil will use the test rig for both internal product quality testing and to help customers simulate real-world conditions to evaluate the compliance and effectiveness of various filters.

For more on Camfil APC, visit

LaserCoil, Bradbury Team to Promote Laser-Blanking Systems

Friday, January 13, 2017

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, Napoleon, OH, has entered into a strategic alliance with The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, KS, whereby both companies will promote turnkey coil-fed laser blanking solutions to Bradbury’s traditional customer base that includes buyers of rollforming and coil-processing equipment.

LaserCoil systems provide an approach to blanking that is well-suited for production environments that run multiple blank profiles and materials in volumes to 100,000 parts/yr., according to company officials. The systems can process a variety of coil material and cut a variety of shapes in thicknesses from 0.5 to 3.5 mm and in widths to 2 m.

“Adding laser blanking to our capability is a great extension of our product offering,” says Ryan Durst, Bradbury vice president of sales and marketing. “We are excited to offer our customers an alternative to mechanical stamping that delivers this level of flexibility, speed and high-quality blanks.”

For more information on this approach to laser cutting of coil strip, visit

Modern Machinery Adds Michigan to Mazak Distribution Map

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, IL, has announced that Modern Machinery Co., based out of Indianapolis, IN, and longtime Mazak distributor, will now represent the laser-cutting-systems supplier in Michigan, adding to its representation in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

For more on Mazak Optonics’ laser-cutting lineup, visit


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