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Yaskawa America Opens Mexican Facility

Thursday, June 19, 2014
 
Queretaro is the home of a new 5000-sq.-ft.  facility for Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, the company’s third location in Mexico. It will use the office for sales, training, parts warehousing and robot demonstrations; www.motoman.com/.

New Coe Coil Line to Automotive Stamper

Thursday, June 19, 2014
 
Hudson Industries, Hudson, IN, a supplier of stamped metal parts to the automotive industry, has installed a Coe Press coil line on an Eagle 400-ton progressive-die press. Maximum coil width: 36 in.; coil weight capacity is 30,000 lb. The line, rated for 55,000-psi yield strength steel 0.020 to 0.187 in. thick, features #3 matte chrome rolls and a power straightener with 30-hp ac variable-speed drive. Its alligator-style peeler de-kinker station enables hands-free threading. The ServoMaster controller provides automatic passline-height adjustment and roll-pressure control.  Also included: coil reel with hydraulic traveling coil car, fail-safe drag brake, automatic drag-brake compensation and coil holddown arm with motorized endwheel; www.cpec.com/.

Toyota Recognizes MetoKote Corp.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
 
For the second year in a row, protective-coatings supplier MetoKote Corp., Lima, OH, received Toyota’s Quality Performance Achievement Certificate for its San Antonio, TX facility, located in the Toyota Manufacturing Park. The award recognizes suppliers that surpass Toyota’s PPM quality requirements. The San Antonio electrocoating facility achieved a zero PPM on Tier One Toyota business for all of 2013, as it did in 2012; www.metokote.com/.

 

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