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Bilsing Supplies Tooling for New Schuler PXL Press Installation at Automotive OEM

Bilsing Automation has announced that it recently supplied all the tooling and storage carts for a new Schuler PXL stamping press installation at an automotive OEM facility in South America. The multi-station stamping line features 18 dies and nine crossbar robots, with Bilsing supplying the tooling for transferring parts between stamping stations; this included more...
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COE Announces Combination Straightener-Reel for Light Duty Applications

COE Press Equipment has announced the availability of its new coil straightener and reel combination, an economical solution for stampers and roll formers who are processing light gauge materials for producing components such as brackets, hinges, moldings, and more. Combining unwinding and straightening in a single machine, these systems can be paired with a COE...
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Bilsing Expands Aerospace Composites Capability with 3D Tape Laying Equipment

Bilsing Automation announced it has invested in a Conbility Pre-Pro 3D automated tape placement and applicator machine for Advanced Fiber Placement (AFP) and Advanced Tape Laying (ATL)  applications, expanding its footprint in the aviation industry. As manufacturers strive to reduce aircraft weight through production of composite structures, Bilsing plans to use this new machine for...
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Tooling Tech Group Builds New Facility to House Growing Automation Division

Tooling Tech Group (TTG) has announced it has completed construction of a new 72, 000 sq. ft. facility in La Vergne, Tenn., consolidating its Automation division previously housed in two buildings located in Murfreesboro, Tenn. This TTG division is experienced in the development and manufacture of assembly, material handling, dispensing, sorting, testing, welding, and fastening...
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COE Appoints John Kwiatkowski as East Coast Regional Sales Manager

COE Press Equipment has announced the appointment of John Kwiatkowski as a regional sales manager responsible for all East Coast states including New England. He will be responsible for sales development and for supervising COE distributors in his territory, keeping them appraised of new equipment and service offerings and working with them on customer visits...
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Bilsing’s PFG Series Vacuum Cup Suited for High Speed Applications

Bilsing Automation’s silicone-free PFG treaded vacuum cups, developed in the company’s unique bright yellow color, are its newest iteration in cup design. The 80° Shore PFG cups offer a larger gripping area, higher gripping forces and the flexibility to adjust to uneven formed parts or parts with edges in steel, aluminum or plastic materials. 
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Fortna Announces Rebrand Activity Featuring New Logo and Website: Refreshed Branding Amplifies Company’s Ability to Deliver Solutions that Transform Distribution

Fortna®, (Atlanta) a leading global automation, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, has launched a new logo and website as part of its corporate rebranding initiative. The refreshed brand will continue to focus on reinforcing the Company’s mission of providing transformative distribution solutions. The new website features a refreshed color palette and...
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TPJ Article: Automated Capabilities Continue to Bring Greater Efficiencies to Manufacturing

Once a dirty word on production floors everywhere, and formerly spoken with unbridled glee in executive conference rooms, automation has become something much more comprehensive than merely a way to reduce labor. Sure, some workers still grumble, but the longstanding shortage of skilled labor, coupled with advantages in making the workday less monotonous and safer,...
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Tooling Tech Group Appoints General Manager for Automation Division

Tooling Tech Group (TTG), a leading provider of automated assembly equipment and highly engineered tools to a wide range of industries, has announced that it has hired Mark Alfes as general manager for its automated systems offering. Alfes will oversee program management process and systems; support quoting and accounting activity; and work with the sales...
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Today’s Medical Developments Article: Crisis Inspires Innovation

For those who see opportunity in adversity, a crisis can spur innovation. Kruger Family Industries (KFI), the largest heavy-gauge industrial thermoformer in North America, has a 45-year history through its two Portage, Wisconsin-based brands – TriEnda and Penda. Purchased in 2014, TriEnda produces pallets, dunnage, and material handling materials. Penda, purchased in 2016, focuses on...
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Tooling Tech Group’s G.H. Tool Facility Achieves Boeing Gold Supplier Performance for Ninth Time

Tooling Tech Group (TTG) announced that its G.H. Tool facility in Washington, MO, where it produces tooling for the die cast and aerospace industries, has earned recognition as a Boeing Performance Excellence Award recipient for 2019. To achieve this honor, the company maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month from October 2018 to...
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Automatic Feed’s Cassette Leveler Automated Change Tables Speed Material Changeovers

Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced the availability of its Automatic Dual Cassette Change Table for use with the AFCO HD-HSS or XLC-HSS Cassette Levelers. These tables enable two cassettes to be stored and automatically changed out in under five minutes for the processing of different materials. This reduces downtime and improves production output.
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Bilsing Automation Announces Vacuum Cup Gripping and Transporting Reference Tool

Bilsing Automation has announced the availability of its 25” x 16.5” two-sided Vacuum Cup Reference Chart for use on the shop floor. Designed as a quick reference tool, the guide enables users to quickly access information regarding selection of the most appropriate Bilsing traction cup for various pressroom applications. It features vacuum cup images along...
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Tooling Tech Group Appoints Business Development Manager for Metal Stamping Group

Tooling Tech Group (TTG), a leading provider of highly engineered tools and automated assembly equipment to a wide range of industries, has announced that it has hired Russ Senkowski as business development manager within its Die Design and Stamping division. He will be responsible for increasing business and developing new customers for the company’s progressive...
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Tooling Tech Group Completes Expansion of Washington, MO Facility

Tooling Tech Group (TTG) has completed a 21,000 sq. ft. expansion at its Plant 2 Washington, MO location at 423 W-Industrial Park Drive and one of three TTG facilities focused on die cast tooling, aerospace tooling, precision machining and die repair capabilities. The facility now has 61,000 sq. ft. and features two new 60-ton bridge...
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COE Press Equipment Enhances Mexico Presence with New Service Office

COE Press Equipment, a leading provider of coil processing equipment to the metal stamping and fabrication industries, has announced its new service team based out of Monterey, Mexico to further strengthen its presence in this market. The company, which has been serving Mexico since 1995, has over 180 coil feeding installations throughout the country. “We...
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COE Press Equipment Announces Mini ServoMaster Touch™

Coe Press Equipment has announced the Mini ServoMaster Touch™ controller, its next generation servo feed HMI to replace obsolete or failed controllers. Offering many of the same features as the COE ServoMaster 6 controller, the Mini ServoMaster provides significant cost savings compared to a complete servo controls retrofit.
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Automatic Feed Promotes Joe Andriette to Director of Sales and Marketing

Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has named Joe Andriette as director of sales and marketing, responsible for providing strategic leadership over these areas of the company. This includes coordinating and implementing sales and product development across existing customers as well as new domestic and international markets.
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Bilsing Announces EHLA Laser Cladding Service

Bilsing Automation has announced the implementation of EHLA, a laser cladding process using high-speed Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) that helps protect components from corrosion and wear. As compared to hard chrome plating, thermal spraying and traditional LMD, EHLA provides an economically feasible and environmentally friendly alternative for coating surfaces in less time. This technology has...
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Automatic Feed Names Derek Faber as AIM Software Manager

Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has named Derek Faber as manager for the company’s AIM™ (Automation Integration Manager) software offering. In this position, Faber will be responsible for supervising the AIM technical team and supporting all AIM customer installations. AIM encompasses a range of manufacturing management software that provides visibility into information from the factory floor...
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Bilsing Announces Servo-Driven Carbon Fiber T-Beam for High-Speed Tandem Presses: Flexibility to Meet Varying Production Requirements

Bilsing Automation has announced the availability of its servo-controlled Carbon Fiber (CF) T-Beams designed for high speed tandem presses. Offering interchangeable tooling, the T-beams deliver speed and flexibility to the automotive stamping industry, where there is an increasing need to handle multiple parts produced from a single stamping die. The Bilsing CF T-beams meet the...
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Tooling Tech Group Announces Composites and Thermoform Business Development Manager

Tooling Tech Group (TTG), a leading provider of highly engineered tools and automated assembly equipment to a wide range of industries, has announced that it has hired Brian Bosworth as Business Development Manager for its Compression Molds and Thermoform Tooling division. Bosworth will be responsible for increasing business with current customers, finding and developing new...
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Automatic Feed Announces In-Stock Equipment Program

Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces its in-stock equipment program, designed to improve program launch times for automotive customers. AFCO keeps an inventory of its precision cassette levellers, manufactured to stock and ready for completion to customer specifications within a short delivery time.
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Bilsing Announces Laser Metal Deposition Repair Services for Aero Components and Automotive Dies

Bilsing Automation has announced the addition of laser metal deposition (LMD), an additive manufacturing process also known as laser cladding, to its service offerings for the repair of aviation components such as landing gear bearing rings and automotive stamping or casting dies. As compared to traditional cladding processes, such as thermal spray or arc welding,...
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