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Shop Solutions: Refrigeration Company Warms to Fiber Lasers

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

10/1/2014

Traulsen has earned a premier name in refrigeration for the foodservice market. That reputation is grounded in a long history of delivering products designed and built to the highest possible standards of performance, quality and durability in the industry. These standards for innovation and value were set by its founder, Harry Traulsen, who formed the business in 1938 as Traulsen & Company in Queens, NY. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Big Workpieces Need Accurate Boring Capacity



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

10/1/2014

Schurman Machine Inc. (Ridgefield, WA) is a diverse manufacturer and fabricator of large workpieces for the energy, oil and gas, pulp and paper, utility, and steel industries. Typical workpieces that are machined and fabricated include pumps and valves, gearboxes for the wind energy market, and virtually any kind of workpiece that requires machining. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Machine Roof Cover Contains Dust and Sound



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

10/1/2014

Large CNC machining centers require special effort to minimize the impact of dust and sound on surrounding work areas while still allowing access for loading and unloading large workpieces and tooling. A case in point is a C.R. Onsrud five-axis machining center at GIW Industries Inc. (Grovewood, GA) that incorporates a retractable roof cover over its enclosure to answer both needs. Full Article

Best Practices for Robotic Welding



Tom Whitter, Technical Support Specialist, Tregaskiss, Division of ITW Welding

10/1/2014

The cost to implement welding automation can be substantial, requiring companies to plan out the purchase carefully and to justify the expenditure to the appropriate financial or management personnel. The payback on the investment, however, can be equally beneficial. Full Article

R&J Manufacturing: Small, but Sophisticated



Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster

10/1/2014

R&J Manufacturing, a small and thriving machine shop in the Greater Los Angeles area, was founded by Mike Jones and John Woloshun about eight years ago, somewhat by happenstance. Co-founder Mike Jones, who had worked for years in machining, was a gun enthusiast who liked to shoot air guns as a hobby, the kind of guns that usually sell for under $100 with major retailers and are made of plastic and metal. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Quick-Change Tooling Primes Pump Production



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

8/1/2014

Long job changeover times and setup scrap constantly hindered drive-shaft machining operations at Bosch Rexroth Corporation’s drives and controls plant in Fountain Inn, SC. The shop desperately needed to reduce setup scrap and the almost 60 minutes of downtime that occurred every time it switched from one hydraulic pump drive-shaft job to the next on its twin-spindle/twin-turret turning machines. Full Article

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