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Oerlikon Leybold to Deliver Record-Sized Vacuum System for Siemens VAI for AHMSA Degassing Plant

31 Oct 2014 - Siemens Metals Technologies has ordered another mechanical vacuum system from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum which will be used by end customer AHMSA in Mexico.

APEM Introduces FR Series Hall Effect Thumb Control

31 Oct 2014 - APEM Inc., a manufacturer of joysticks, trackballs and pushbutton switches, has introduced the new FR Series, a single axis three position Hall effect thumb control designed for material handling and construction applications requiring a reliable device for “change direction” and “gear switching” functions.

Quaker Chemical Develops Fire-Resistant Grease for Hot Mills

21 Oct 2014 - Quaker Chemical has developed a fire-resistant grease to be used on the roller bearings in hot mills to reduce the amount of slag fires.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava Modernizing Blast Furnace Hot Stoves

03 Oct 2014 - ArcelorMittal Ostrava is modernizing three hot-blast stoves used for the heating of air blown to its blast furnaces.

NLMK Enhances Efficiency of Blast Furnace Operations

02 Oct 2014 - NLMK Group, a leading manufacturer of steel and rolled products with high added value in Russia, has upgraded air-blowing equipment used in blast furnace operations in Lipetsk.

Siemens Modernizing Cooling Conveyor for Keystone Steel & Wire

25 Sep 2014 - U.S. producer Keystone Steel and Wire Co. placed an order with Siemens Metals Technologies to upgrade the cooling conveyors of a two-strand wire rod mill in its Bartonville, Ill., production facility.

Friedrich Kocks to Supply 3-Roll RSB to Chinese Stainless Producer

17 Sep 2014 - The privately owned Chinese company Taizhou Daming Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. is set to upgrade its existing bar mill with the implementation of a KOCKS 3-roll Reducing & Sizing Block RSB®.

Baotou Steel Calls on Woodings for Two New Hydraulic Distributors

08 Sep 2014 - Baotou Steel — China's largest steel manufacturer in the northwest area — will install two Woodings-produced hydraulic distributors as part of the company’s upgrade to the No. 4 blast furnace facility in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia.

IMS Systems to Provide Worthington Steel with Three Center Line Thickness Gauges

08 Sep 2014 - IMS Systems Inc. has received an order from Worthington Steel for three XR X-ray Gauges to measure center line thickness of strip processed in the company’s Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, plant near Cleveland.

Brighter Unilux LED-12 Leads Second Generation of Handheld Strobe Lights

05 Sep 2014 - Unilux has introduced the LED-12, the first handheld strobe light in its H2LED Series of second-generation LED inspection lights for the printing, converting, papermaking, metals and textiles industries.

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