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North American Stamping Group Installs Coil Line

Friday, June 19, 2015
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, announced that it has recently installed a new press-feeding line at the North American Stamping Group (NASG) facility in Portland, TN. The facility produces stamped parts and welded assemblies for automotive and other industries. This line joins 10 other Coe lines already installed at various NASG locations.
The 72-in. line can process coil from 0.040 to 0.325 in. thick depending upon the width and steel strength. It features a 72-in. servo roll feed with a ServoMaster touch controller, a 72 in. by 14-ft. dual-threading table with a roller top, and a 50,000-lb.-capacity coil reel. The line also includes a Coe 406 powered straightener featuring ultrasonic variable-speed loop control with a three-position selector switch. Additionally, the system comes with perimeter guarding and safety controls. Coe also provided installation, startup and training for the lines. For more information on Coe’s coil-processing capabilities, visit                                            

Machine Safety Management Safety Software Wins Award

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Machine Safety Management Corp. (MSM), Minneapolis, MN, has received the 2015 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The award honors companies that bring innovation and creativity to managing safety in the workplace.
MSM received the honor for its Machine Safety Management software product designed to help improve machine safety, reduce accidents, and maintain compliance with applicable standards and regulations. The software provides organizations with the tools necessary to maintain up-to-date machine-safety audit records for internal and OSHA compliance.
Launched in 2011, the software is a secure, cloud-based solution that enables organizations throughout North America to conduct, store and manage machine-safety audits, risk assessments and machine information; helping to reduce machine-related injuries, OSHA citations and fines. A central information repository gives safety managers an accurate, detailed view of the entire organization’s machine-safety compliance.
“The software represents a generational leap in machine-safety management,” says Jack Reiter, MSM president and CEO. “From day one, our commitment has been to care for people first and improve the safety of machine operators. To be honored by the ASSE with this award is humbling and also affirming. We are accomplishing what we set out to do − make an impact on workplace safety.”
MSM is a full-service provider of machine-guarding products and tools for the management of machine safety in both schools and businesses. For more information, visit

Miller Electric to Host Free Welding Information Management Expo

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, WI, will host a free Welding Information Management Expo on July 30, 2015, in Davenport, IA. Featuring educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations, the event will benefit those new and experienced with weld-data collection. Attendees will learn about real-world quality, productivity and cost-saving solutions associated with electronic weld-data gathering. Industry professionals will discuss the concept of welding-information-management systems, effective implementation and ways to calculate the return on investment, ultimately providing attendees with knowledge to turn weld data into actionable information.
Educational seminars include:
• Basic Welding Information
• Beyond the Basics: Advanced Welding Information
• Best Practices for Information Management Commissioning/Setup
• Simple Key Performance Metrics that Drive Productivity
• Welding Information in the Training Environment.
A panel discussion will focus on market trends, challenges and opportunities in the manufacturing environment, and the increasing need for weld-data collection and analysis. Additional product and technology information will also be featured at the expo, and the Miller Roadshow Truck will also be at the event, featuring product demos.
Owners, welding engineers, and production and plant management in the manufacturing industry are encouraged to attend. Day-of-event registration is possible, but preregistration at is recommended.
For more, visit


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