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Four Coil Lines to Lear in Mexico

Monday, August 17, 2015
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, announced that it has received orders for four new coil-processing lines from Lear Mexican Seating Corp. for installation at the company’s Saltillo location. All of the systems will feed new Aida presses being installed at the facility.
Two of the lines are designed to process coil stock to 24 in. wide in thicknesses from 0.039 to 0.125 in. These systems each consist of a 24-in. servo roll feed with a ServoMaster Touch controller, 24 by 14-ft. threading table, heavy-duty straightener, and a 15,000-lb. and 24-in.-wide-capacity coil reel. The third system consists of the same equipment, but is configured to handle coil stock to 36 in. wide and to 0.125 in. thick.
The fourth system is for coil to 48 in. wide and can process coil from 0.039 to 0.118 in. thick. It features a 48-in. servo roll feed with a ServoMaster Touch controller, a 48 by 14-ft. dual threading table, and a 20,000-lb., 48-in.-width-capacity coil reel. This heavy-duty straightener features an alligator style peeler-dekinker station for hands-free threading of the coil strip.
Each of the new systems features Coe’s new HD-series straighteners designed for processing advanced high-strength steels. The company also will provide installation, startup and training for each of the lines. For more about Coe’s offerings, visit

Kent Corp. to Rep. DieTronic Lube Systems

Friday, August 14, 2015
Kent Corp., North Royalton, OH, has announced an agreement with DieTronic Lubrication Systems of Sant’ Angelo Lodigiano, Italy, to become the exclusive North, South, and Central American representative for the company’s line of antirust machinery.

DieTronics’ product line consists of antirust machinery for the stamping and tube-and-pipe industries, where it currently has more than 200 machines in operation worldwide. Its LCP Antirust machine enables inline application of protective oil onto the surface of pipes and profiles. Oil is applied proportionally to mill speed by the encoder feedback circuit, which measures line speed and adjusts oil feed. This allows a controlled amount of protective oil to be applied consistently to the pipe or profile.

Kent Corp. provides entry equipment, strip end welders, accumulators, high-speed cold saws and tube-mill consumables to the tube-mill, rollforming and stamping industries. For more, visit

Quality Industries Adds High-Tech Powdercoating Line

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Quality Industries (QI) Inc., La Vergne, TN, has invested $3.7 million in a new, state-of-the-art powdercoating system at its main operational metalworking facility just outside of Nashville.
Custom-designed, QI's new system includes a Nordson ( ColorMax II spray booth and upgraded conveyor, with customized washing and oven systems. Beyond this system, the company already has significantly advanced its fundamental chemical technology – converting from an iron-phosphate system to an environmentally friendly zirconium-based powdercoating technology.
Specific features of the new system include: an I-beam conveyor system that allows for larger, heavier parts and a faster speed line; a washing system that accommodates longer and wider parts − equipped with feedback sensors for chemical monitoring of usage and efficiency; a system that reportedly exceeds industry standards by yielding more than 2500 hr. of corrosion resistance based on ASTM testing; and an oven system that prevents thermal conduction and virtually eliminates radiant heat emitted to shop floor. Additionally, the spray booth changes colors in as little as 10 min., whereas the previous system required 30 min. Overall, these improvements have increased processing speed by nearly 50 percent, according to company officials.
The investment is part of a larger $12.5 million company-wide capital program for 2015. For more on QI, visit


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