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Texas Distributor Takes On Coil-Handling Lineup

Texas Distributor Takes On Coil-Handling Lineup
CHS Automation, Roseville, MI, a manufacturer of coil-handling and press-feeding equipment, has added Coleman Machinery, Inc., Flower Mound, TX, to its distribution network. Coleman sells and services metalforming and safety equipment in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico.

Major Appliance Stamper Upgrades Coil Feedlines With CHS Automation

Major Appliance Stamper Upgrades Coil Feedlines With CHS Automation
A major appliance stamper has upgraded existing equipment with a new CHS Automation 20,000lb x 42” Servo Feedline for a new product launch. The company was rolling out a new product design and faced limitations with their existing equipment and turned to CHS for solutions. 

When Presses Show Their Age

When Presses Show Their Age
Numerous geriatric mechanical presses still pound away at metal stampers coast to coast, only requiring their owners to diligently inspect, diagnose and repair to keep them running like new, or close to it. As long as the customer requirements for part quality and complexity don’t change much, why buy new?

SERVO2 (SERVO-FEED LINE + SERVO PRESS) OPENS WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITIES

SERVO2 (SERVO-FEED LINE + SERVO PRESS)  OPENS WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITIES
The Japanese have taught us plenty about lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, and until recently I thought the term kaizen (and its definition) said all there was to say on the subject. That was until I met with Scott Sigler, when visiting the Hi-Lex Controls plant in Hudson, MI. Sigler, stamping engineer and supervisor for the automotive window-regulator manufacturer, taught this old dog a new Japanese trick in the realm of productivity and efficiency—a trick called “karakuri.”

Gardner Projects Even Better Year in 2013

Gardner Projects Even Better Year in 2013
According to Steven R. Kline, director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media, Gardner’s recently completed Capital Spending Survey indicates an 8 percent increase next year in machine tool orders over what is estimated to be a very good 2012. According to Kline, orders for new metalcutting equipment are forecast to be $6.634 billion next year. That follows year-over-year increases of 89 percent and 8 percent, respectively, in 2011 and 2012, based on estimated final sales for those years. How can the machine tool market be doing so much better than the general economy?

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