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    High-speed screw-fastening system


    Engmatec offers a high-speed screw-fastening station for inline operation as part of an assembly line system. It uses a fastening method based on the pick-and-place principle incorporating vacuum suction units. It also includes a Mitsubishi Electric RP-5ADH robot with corresponding CR1D robot controller. The company claims this screw-fastening system has ...

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    Goudriaan joined Bosal Group as their CEO


    Liege, Belgium – Emissions control equipment supplier Bosal Group has appointed Aad L Goudriaan as new CEO. Goudriaan joins the company from DAF Trucks, where he held various managerial positions before being appointed company president in 2004.Replacing Goudriaan at DAF is Harrie Schippers, who was previously the truckmaker’s director of ...

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    Quality kept under wraps


    A revolutionary paint protection system may have come at just the right time for OEMs, as WGI’s Ronald Green explainsDemand and developmentWhy post-paintshop?The solution – ‘cover in a can’Applying the film – how much for the paintshop?Density and curingRemoving the filmThe time is right to wrapWalker Group Incorporated (WGI) is ...

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    Total turnkey paintshops in India


    As production grows rapidly in India, enterprising suppliers have come up with imaginative solutions to finishing system challengesTata paintshopRebuilding at MarutiTwo wheeler space savingTrial painting trims ramp-up timeIndia is one of the most exciting areas of automotive production in the world, with domestic and transplant OEMs taking advantage of the ...

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    Summer of success at VW Sachsen


    When the carmaker needed complete reconstruction of two topcoat lines in the factory’s standard vacation period, it turned to Durr for paintshop buildingTight scheduleHeavy haulingMission accomplished! With these two words, project manager Ralf Gildhorn announced on 12 August 2008 the successful end of the greatest summer reconstruction including robots in ...

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    Volkswagen opts for sustainable dry separation


    The German carmaker and its supplier partner drive their green manufacturing message abroad by opting for Dürr’s EcoDryScrubber systemSupplier partner lead the wayUp to 150,000 vehicles a year will roll off the production line at Volkswagen AG’s new plant at Chattanooga in the state of Tennessee, US from 2011. EcoDryScrubber, ...

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    Eco-efficient and agile


    Geico's Ali Reza Arabnia explains how it is working to revolutionise its customers’ paintshop operations and of his dream of total plant energy self-sufficiencyGlobal expertise, local contentConcentrating on core competenceBalancing business with energy savingDr. Arabnia manages to combine the zeal of an ecowarrior with the sharp business sense of a ...

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    Mix and match and measure


    No more trial and errorProblem solvingThe growing catalogue of effect paints now flooding the automotive market means matching and measuring colour is more of a challenge than ever. X-Rite has come up with a new tool which it says will make the job easierX-Rite has launched its xDNA system with ...

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    Snow-jet cleaning system


    System had to be reliable, above allFast and flexibleOptimum results with the patented cleaning headA subcontractor is using a CO2 snow-jet cleaning system integrated into the manufacturing process, instead of a powerwash system to clean plastic parts for the motor vehicle industry. This reduces both operating costs and rejects caused ...

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    Plasma for the perfect finish


    Activating and cleaning surfacesBonding to polymerVehicle partsCorrosion protectionIf a brand is to score it needs to look good and this means that pre-treatment prior to the final surface coating is essential. One way to achieve this is through the high activation of surfaces using atmospheric pressure plasma. The process, using ...

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    Keeping down the costs


    New campusEnergy savingsCost controlCool ideasSmaller boothsChemicals and coatingsPaint-shop experts Dürr and Eisenmann are maintaining their position in the market during these difficult times by embracing the energy-saving and sustainable technologyWhen 90 per cent of your business is accounted for by one industry you have to be certain that it is ...

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    Number of changes at the top managerial level in GHSP


    Grand Haven, MI. – Paul Doyle has been named as President and CEO of control systems supplier GHSP, succeeding Jerry Scott. Scott will remain with the company as Chairman.Jeff Smith has been named Chief Operating Officer, and Dan Fisher has been named Vice President of New Business Development and Marketing, ...

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    McElya is chairman of board of directors of OESA


    Troy, MI. – The Original Equipment Supplier Association has appointed Jim McElya, the CEO of Cooper-Standard Automotive, as chairman of its board. McElya was previously Vice Chairman.As CEO, McElya will lead OESA – made of 400 automotive suppliers with sales exceeding $300 billion – to address common concerns, such as ...