Fanuc offers retrofit for older operating systems

Fanuc America Corp. introduces an upgrade solution for legacy CNC machines running on operating systems older than Windows 10. The Panel i Replacement Program retrofits Fanuc CNCs with an industrial PC available with touch or non-touch LCD display, solid-state drives and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. Retrofitting industrial PCs on these machines allows businesses to safely and securely connect their CNCs… Continued

Weiler’s new multi-pass welding guide

Weiler Abrasives is offering a downloadable PDF of its new Multi-Pass Welding Guide. The company developed the guide for industries that commonly weld thick metal joints with multiple passes for increased strength, including oil and gas, pressure vessel, construction, shipbuilding and more. The guide provides step-by-step instructions for abrasives selection and usage for part prep… Continued

Formic offers robots for hire

Formic Technologies launched with a program to hire fully customized robots from top vendors at a low hourly rate and no upfront cost. To help small and medium-size manufacturers benefit from automation, Formic handles every aspect of a financing and deployment, including scoping, engineering, purchasing, implementation and maintenance. The company guarantees uptime, with customers paying… Continued

MC Machinery names regional sales rep

MC Machinery Systems Inc. named CNC machinery sales veteran Charlie Bible as a regional sales representative for lasers, automation equipment and press brakes. Based in Seabrook, Tex., Bible will cover southern and western Texas and New Mexico. “Charlie’s extensive background in fabrication equipment is a huge asset to our laser and press brake customers in Texas and New Mexico,”… Continued

LVD North America launches in-person tour

LVD North America announced its Innov8 program and Innovation Tour. The program offers fabricators in-person and virtual avenues to connect with technology and industry experts, informational resources, purchasing incentives and more. The tour is a mobile roadshow that launched in early October that will travel to fabrication shops across the United States. The tour features… Continued

Beckwood makes personnel announcements

Beckwood Press Co. promoted Josh Dixon (shown) to chief operating officer. Dixon, who joined the company in 2011, will oversee company operations in all areas internally and externally. His leadership and visionary attitude will prepare the company for future expansion, while ensuring its path follows its mission and core values. The company also named Brad… Continued

Simpac announces large press for Tier 1 auto supplier

Simpac America and Martinrea International Inc., a global automotive supplier, announced a recent purchase order that will result in one of the largest press systems to be used by a Tier 1 supplier within the United States. The order includes a 1,600 metric ton press and a 3,000 metric ton press that has 300-in. bed… Continued

HGG appoints GM for North America

Gerrit Teunissen was appointed general manager for HGG Profiling Equipment operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Teunissen will have direct responsibility for all North American operations, including customer service and support, product and sales management. He will work out of HGG’s customer service and support center in Houston. “With the appointment of Gerrit… Continued

Epicor partners with SecturaSoft

Epicor Software Corp. announced a strategic partnership with SecturaSoft whereby the SecturaFab estimating and quoting tool for manufacturers will be a direct integration, providing a one-stop-shop for existing and prospective Kinetic ERP system customers. Notable features include nesting logic for building quotes in seconds; work order integration to easily utilize previously stored geometry to make a… Continued

Lantek names U.S. sales director

Lantek USA appointed Anupam Chakraborty to direct its sales and business development efforts in North America. Previously, Chakraborty was vice president of Metamation. “I am delighted and excited to work with the Lantek group and its customer base here in North America,” he said. “I look forward to sparking strategic growth in new areas and… Continued

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