Month: October 2020

Simpac names service additions

Simpac America announced plans to hire 15 employees over the next few years, starting with its new service division. Gwanghaeng Lee is the new senior mechanic specialist. He has more than 18 years of experience in press installations, trial runs and automation processes. The company also hired Brian Lee as a new sales and service… Continued

Roper Whitney partners with EvoBend

Roper Whitney is now the exclusive sales, distribution and service center provider for EvoBend up/down folders in the North American market. The product line features patented technology for the folding system as well as patented features for operator safety. “EvoBend has reimagined traditional sheet metal fabrication technology and delivered a truly cutting-edge product line,” said… Continued

Schuler names head of service

Schuler announced Torsten Petrick is the new head of service. Previously, Petrick built up and managed the company’s global procurements. Until 2008, he worked in various management positions in the MRO division of MTU Aero Engines AG. “The service is available to customers around the world around the clock to ensure the productivity and safety… Continued

Fagor Arrasate helps develop smart shears

Fagor Arrasate is taking part in a European project to design smart shears for high-strength steel (HSS) with a predictive system that warns about cutting tool deterioration. For the IntellCutProcess project, the shear will be equipped with sensors that measure the cutting quality indicators, such as the burr height and cutting area profile. With this… Continued

Nidec acquires CHS Automation

Nidec Press & Automation (NP&A) acquired Michigan-based automation equipment manufacturer, CHS Automation, and service provider, Pneumatic Feed Service. The acquisition of CHS Automation and its emphasis on heavy duty coil lines and high tensile material straightening equipment directly complements the existing NP&A market offering for contract and automotive stampers. in the North America, CHS has… Continued

Pemamek names regional manager

Pemamek LLC named Michael Pavlock regional sales manager for the Texas region. Pavlock will head the sales efforts for brand equipment and solutions throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast states and Oklahoma. His experience in the metals and metal fabrication industries provide Pavlock with a thorough understanding of the characteristics of different metals, the best welding… Continued

Yaskawa and Capital Robotics expand partnership

Yaskawa Motoman and Capital Robotics expanded their partnership into the robotic welding market. The strategic collaboration enables Capital Robotics to offer solutions for robotic welding, machine tending, material handling and other industrial robots. Capital’s entire staff of 22 sales engineers, 24 field service engineers and five robotics welding specialists will be going through training and orientation for… Continued

Murata Machinery welcomes new hires

Murata Machinery USA Inc. appointed Christine Spiegel strategic marketing director. Spiegel has more than 25 years of marketing and brand positioning experience. She will oversee development of a strategy to unify branding across four business units, leading the company’s channel marketing, dealer, trade, digital, and social and website strategies. Jeff Holtzapple was named North American… Continued

Mate Precision Tooling changes name

Mate Precision Tooling changed its corporate name to Mate Precision Technologies. The name change allows for expansion into the metal cutting and machining industry with the release of a new product line in 2021. “The new name – Mate Precision Technologies – represents an exciting new chapter for Mate,” said Dean Sundquist, chairman and CEO.… Continued

Bystronic announces sales engineer

Bystronic Inc. announced Zack Morrison joined the company as a direct sales engineer for the Oklahoma and Kansas territories. With more than 10 years of direct manufacturing industry experience in sales management and CNC production, Morrison offers a combination of manufacturing experience combined with the skills of a consulting engineer. His collective background and first-hand… Continued

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