Zed in-line machine goes to university
Vandalia, Ohio - Zed Industries Inc. of Vandalia has donated an in-line thermoforming machine to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for the university's thermoforming facility.
The machine's features include process control via sheet temperature, self-diagnostics and the Zed Cool-Blow.
In other news, Zed launched its model L-4 laboratory thermoformer, featuring a roll-fed indexing system. The L-4 can be used for preproduction prototyping, allowing molds to be debugged without shutting down production lines. It comes in a various sizes: from 30 inches by 30 inches, 36 inches by 36 inches, and 36 inches by 48 inches.
Haitian recruits reps to sell presses in US
Worcester, Mass. - Absolute Haitian Corp. of Worcester has signed up several new sales representative firms to sell the Chinese-made injection presses from Ningbo Haitian Machinery Co. Ltd., based in Ningbo, China.
Shadow Automation Inc. in Uxbridge, Ontario, covers the province of Ontario, Canada.
CHL Systems covers New Jersey, Delaware, the New York City metropolitan area and eastern Pennsylvania. CHL systems is based in Souderton, Pa.
MAPS-Mid America Plastic Systems of Columbia, Mo., covers Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, southern Illinois and southeast Wyoming.
Private equity firm buys stake in Atlas
Chicago - Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC, a Chicago-based supplier of accelerated weathering-testing equipment, has sold a majority stake to Industrial Growth Partners, an $825 million private equity firm that focuses on middle-market industrial manufacturers.
Terms were not disclosed.
The investment will provide capital to support the continued growth of Atlas Material Testing.
IGP is in San Francisco. The investment group has experience in test and measurement markets.
``We conducted an extensive search to find the right partner for us,'' said Russell Lane, Atlas chief executive officer. ``Our goal was an investor that will help us continue to invest in new technologies, and develop new products and services for the weather-testing market.''
S+S opens Ga. office for US sales, service
SchÃ¶nberg, Germany - SchÃ¶nberg-based S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH, which makes separation and sorting equipment, has opened a new facility in Tucker, Ga., to cover the United States.
Until now, the U.S. market has been served by a distributor, but direct control of sales and service is needed as demand has grown, the company said.
Richard Lines, managing director of S+S Inspection in the United Kingdom, has been named vice president of U.S. operations.