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Name change to Tsugami Automation

Innovative Machinery Group (IMG), which specializes in the fabrication and integration of Precision Tsugami machine tool optimization products, formally changed its name to Tsugami Automation. Graham Noake, IMG president, said, “When they hear Tsugami Automation, we want manufacturers to immediately recognize that we are entirely focused on customizing and optimizing Tsugami machines.” The renamed organization… Continued

Machine safety seminars

Rockford Systems LLC released its 2017 Machine Safeguarding Seminars schedule. The three-day seminars foster greater understanding of current safety standards, while familiarizing participants with application-specific equipment through classroom discussion and hands-on demonstrations of machines under power. They also provide a forum for industry safety professionals to exchange views on safeguarding techniques, such as the incorporation… Continued

Eriez celebrates 75th anniversary

Eriez is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. The company provides separation technologies and has manufacturing facilities in the United States as well as Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom. To celebrate, Eriez will release From Pioneer to World Leader, Volume II, an update of a book the company… Continued

New president of ASTM

Katharine “Kathie” Morgan is the president of standards development organization, ASTM International. Morgan will lead a team that supports members, customers, partners and other stakeholders worldwide. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who served in the role for 25 years. Morgan is a 33-year veteran of ASTM International, previously serving as the executive vice president. She is a prominent voice… Continued

Coldwater named Fanuc integrator

Coldwater Machine Co. has been named a Level 1 Integrator with Fanuc America Corp. This enhanced status provides Coldwater with priority sales and technical training and support when integrating Fanuc robots into its automation solutions. “This agreement provides us with the advantage of improved technical support and the latest tools and training from Fanuc that will… Continued

Robotic orders grow 10 percent

According to the Robotic Industries Association, the North American robotics market broke all-time records for orders and shipments in 2016. During the year, 34,606 robots valued at approximately $1.9 billion were ordered in North America, representing growth of 10 percent in units over 2015. The automotive industry experienced another strong year with orders growing 17… Continued

CK Worldwide celebrates 50 years

CK Worldwide Inc. is celebrating 50 years of developing TIG technology and products for the welding industry. “It all started with the simple idea of entrepreneurship; we saw the way torches were being made and thought to ourselves, we can do this better,” said Art Kleppen, owner and founder. To commemorate, the company has made… Continued

TurboTorch expands ESAB product line

TurboTorch, acquired by ESAB Welding & Cutting Products in 2014, now offers the full line of ESAB All-State brazes, solders and fluxes, as well as a broad selection of solid steel MIG wires, aluminum MIG wires, flux-cored wires and stick electrodes. Some of the All-State products include the Sil-Flo 15 self-fluxing brazing alloy for joining… Continued

IWDC’s new leadership for INGG

The Industry Welding Distributers Cooperative announced Rodney Huber will take on the leadership role for the IWDC Next Generation Group (INGG). Huber is taking over from Aaron Fischer, General Welding Supply Co., who helped launch INGG in 2013. INGG was launched with the purpose of providing the future leadership of IWDC’s member companies with organized… Continued

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