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Samco Machinery Launches New Website

Monday, August 7, 2017
Samco Machinery, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, a manufacturer of rollforming and material-handling equipment, has launched a new website, The new website is intended to be user friendly and simple to navigate, and will feature regular updates on company news, product activity, upcoming events and recent articles.

Jackson Spring Expands, Receives TS Certification

Friday, August 4, 2017
Coil and wire manufacturer Jackson Spring & Manufacturing Co., Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL, has expanded its operations by acquiring Sentry Spring & Manufacturing Co., Schaumburg, IL, and adding 12,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space by expanding into a neighboring building. 

Jackson Spring also has received TS 16949 certification, concerning quality-management systems specific to the automotive sector.

For more on Jackson Spring & Manufacturing, visit

New 800-Ton Hydraulic Press Slated for Weldmac Mfg.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beckwood Press Co. has contracted to supply Weldmac Manufacturing Co., El Cajon, CA, a custom 800-ton triple-action press, which will be used to form high-strength alloys for the aerospace and defense industries.

Scheduled for completion in early-2018, this equipment will supplement Weldmac’s existing 450- and 150-ton triple-action presses. To ensure rigidity and precision ram guidance, Beckwood will equip the press with an eight-point gib-guided system with fully adjustable self-lubricating graphite-impregnated bronze wear strips. The press features a 300-ton clamp ram with a 24-in. through-hole to secure blank material during downward draw-forming operations. To further control material flow, an operator can specify the tonnage on each of the four clamps’ ram cylinders independently. Once material is clamped, the 800-ton draw ram extends to form the part. A third ram in the press’ bed can be used as either a knockout or a cushion depending on tooling requirements. Both the clamp ram and knockout ram are regulated by proportional control valves allowing for dynamic cushion control through four different travel zones when used as cushions. Via the PLC, the operator can specify the cushion force for a desired amount of cushion travel.

“The Beckwood 800-ton hydraulic press will increase Weldmac’s forming capacity, provide a larger component capability and improve cycle times utilizing the PLC controls,” says Marshall Rugg, Weldmac president.

For more on Beckwood’s custom hydraulic presses and automation systems as well as its Triform line of precision-forming equipment, visit


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