Equipment maker touts ecoGenesis
Genesis Plastics Welding, a contract manufacturer of radio-frequency welding equipment, is offering its ecoGenesis plastic sealing technology for license.
The Indianapolis company said ecoGenesis allows PVC and polyurethane to be eliminated in products for the military, consumer, automotive and medical sectors.
Genesis has developed heat-sealing technology for RF welding of polyethylene, polypropylene and nearly any low-gloss polymer in film, foam and fabric layers, according to the company.
Tulsa Power merges with Reel-O-Matic
Two makers of reel-handling equipment have merged Reel-O-Matic Inc. and Tulsa Power Inc.
Both companies make equipment for processing and distributing flexible products such as wire and cable, pipe, hose and tubing for markets such as telecommunications, utilities, mining, shipbuilding, drilling and oilfield contractors, and the defense industry.
The combined firms will maintain plants in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla. All key personnel will remain the same at each location, according to a news release, with Terry Simmons as president of Reel-O-Matic and Mike Spence as CEO of Tulsa Power.
Reel-O-Matic and Tulsa Power make shafted and shaftless take-up and payout machinery, high-speed spoolers, coiling equipment and pullers. They specialize in designing customized handling equipment.
Contact Reel-O-Matic at tel. 405-672-0000 or Tulsa Power at tel. 918-584-1000.
Ceremony recognizes StÃ¤ubli Corp. fellows
The Automotive Engineering Fellows Ceremony, held at Clemson University's Campbell Graduate Engineering Center in Clemson, S.C., honored StÃ¤ubli Corp. fellows Karl Garant and Justin Callies.
Clemson also recognized three executives of the robot maker in Duncan, S.C.: CEO Yves StÃ¤ubli; Roger Varin, chief financial officer; and Joe Gemma, manager of the robotics division. A $30,000 gift from StÃ¤ubli provides graduate fellowships for students in the automotive engineering program.
Midwest machine rep adding to sales staff
Saigh Solutions LLC, a 4-year-old machinery manufacturers' representative, has grown each year by winning new clients, diversifying its offerings and keeping overhead low, according to President Daniel Saigh.
The firm covers Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, western Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and concentrates on high-end equipment lines, said Saigh, whose 10 years of experience in machinery sales includes a stint as national sales manager of Motan Inc., where he managed sales reps.
Capital spending is coming off a bad year, as the recession gripped the plastics industry. But Saigh was relatively optimistic in an interview at an open house in mid-January at JSW Plastics Machinery Inc.'s new technical center in Lake Zurich, Ill.
Saigh said he expects growth to pick up in the second quarter.
Auctions of used machinery have depressed new-equipment sales, he said, but there seems to be a little less of the used equipment now that really meets the needs of the customer.
For Saigh Solutions, 2009 was an important year. For one, the firm began selling JSW machines, its first line of injection presses. Daniel Saigh, who is based in Newark, Ohio, also added his brother, Don Saigh, in Brighton, Mich., and Ted Churchia in Willoughby, Ohio.
Daniel Saigh said the firm is looking for a qualified rep for northern Indiana and western Michigan.
The rep firm's core lineup includes JSW presses, RJG Inc. process monitoring and control systems (Ohio only), Colortronic North America auxiliary equipment, conveyors from Dynamic Conveyor Corp., Getecha Inc. granulators, single-shaft shredders from Republic Machine Inc., TowerKlean LLC water-treatment products, Star Automation Inc. robots (Ohio and western Pennsylvania), and Glycon Corp. screws.
Saigh Solutions also works with custom automation shops, and has done its own custom integration.
The company also is a stocking distributor of Slide Inc. mold releases, rust preventives and purging compounds.
Tel. 740-739-4358, fax 740-739-4362, e-mail [email protected] tions.com.
SAS docking pins help reduce labor
SAS Automation LLC, which makes end-of-arm robotic tooling in Xenia, Ohio, has introduced spring-loaded docking pins for insert-molding applications.
These docking pins have enabled several SAS customers to consistently increase production of complex insert-molded parts while reducing labor, said Robert Dalton, SAS general manager. Our insert-mold tools and spring-loaded docking pins have automated many operations that used to be performed manually.
Tel. 937-372-5255, fax 937-372-5555, e-mail [email protected] tion.com.
Farrel Corp., a manufacturer of extruders and mixers headquartered in Ansonia, Conn., has retained ABC Plasticos in Mexico City as its sales representative in Mexico.
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