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Aker Solutions wins first order in Offshore Mexico

Aker Solutions will deliver electro-hydraulic steel tube umbilicals that will help connect Mexico’s first subsea gas development to onshore processing facilities. Aker Solutions won its first order for a project offshore Mexico as it secured a contract from Saipem to supply umbilicals for the Pemex-operated Lakach deepwater natural-gas field. Aker Solutions will deliver electro-hydraulic steel [...]


Steel industry throws weight behind anti-dumping legislation pushed by Bost, Davis, Shimkus

A week after workers at U.S. Steel’s Granite City Works got a reprieve when the company reversed shutdown plans, an anti-steel dumping measure by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro and other St. Louis-area legislators is getting steel-industry support in Congress. The Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act, whose co-sponsors include Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, [...]

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Breuckmann becomes AICON

AICON 3D Systems GmbH has completed the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH through merger with effect from 1 May, 2015. The site of the former Breuckmann GmbH in Meersburg on Lake Constance will be continued as “Scanner Innovation Center” of AICON 3D Systems GmbH. In August 2012 already, AICON 3D Systems GmbH acquired 100 % of [...]


COPRA® ProfileScan Desktop – Cost Effective and Flexible Cross Section Scanning

Most optical profile measuring systems are in line-devices equipped with a sensor ring with four to six cameras. This makes quality control a costly and inflexible obligation.  Camera/laser- modules are by far the most expensive parts of an optical measurement system using the Laser Light Section principle. Furthermore, sensor ring based devices lack flexibility regarding [...]

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Reliable hydraulics thanks to high-quality connection technology

High levels of efficiency, alternating temperature conditions, and frequent load changes – hydraulic systems of stationary and mobile working machinery are subject to continuous loads. To ensure the greatest possible functionality long-term, corrosion-resistant and precise connection technology is indispensable. Small components with big system function: The process reliability of hydraulic connection technology is crucial for [...]

Smaller components with inner threads are fed to the process via drums.

New addition for the Chinese market: C6 control system for flexible production Monitoring

KraussMaffei Berstorff is launching its latest generation of the line control system at Chinaplas (May 20 to 25, 2015). The C6 control system can be viewed at the trade show booth in Guangzhou (Hall 5.1, Booth J41) in its mobile version with a 24-inch, 16:9 Full HD touch screen. Trade show model showcases production process [...]

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Bespoke Stairlifts make life easier with BLM

Huddersfield-based Bespoke Stairlifts was created by business partners Dave Burns and Gavin Finn with the sole aim of providing a cost effective solution for people with limited mobility, but who also lived in properties with curved or complicated staircases. Existing suppliers focussed on straight staircases, with maybe a 90 degree turn at the top, at [...]

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Benteler Steel/Tube on track to start production Aug. 1

Benteler Steel/Tube is on track to stay with its intended production startup date of Aug. 1. Keeping the construction pace on time and within its more than $1 billion budget is an accomplishment, while also being a testament to the Benteler team and suppliers, chief operating officer Tim Erway told members of the Armed Forces [...]


MULTIFUNCTIONAL UNITS: Center Junior, Mini Center, Center Maxi

Proper operation and life of hydraulic system components depend not only on the quality of each single part but are also dependent on the way each tube has been assembled. Cutting, bending, deburring and proper assembly when flaring or prefixing tubes are very important operations. If not properly executed, they may jeopardize the system and [...]


World’s first: collector coin with polymer ring

Schuler develops equipment to produce five-euro coin from three components for State Mints An outer ring and an inner core made of metal with a blue polymer ring between them: these three components will be used to produce a new five-euro collector coin which is to appear soon in Germany. The German government has decided to [...]

New 5 Euro Coin - The blue polymer ring of the collector coin represents the Earth’s atmosphere.  “Bundesamt für zentrale Dienste und offene Vermögensfragen (BADV)” (German Federal Office for Central Services and Unresolved Property Issues) photo source

Roll-Kraft Opens New Facility In Texas

Roll-Kraft is pleased to announce the official opening of its fourth location:  Roll-Kraft Texas. This brand new, state-of-the-art rework facility is located at 13614 Rankin Circle, East Houston, TX  77073. With a 12,000 sq. ft. space that includes a truck dock for efficient loading and unloading of roll tooling, pickup and delivery service is available for [...]

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New. Smart. Informative.

The new website of the tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec presents itself in a fresh look with large format images and a clear menu navigation. The highlight: Under the heading “Applications” the viewers can choose from nine different industries and immediately receive an overview of the suitable machines. This way the company offers its customers [...]


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