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Why Use Extruded Aluminum?

by PSI Extrusions The aluminum extrusion process, which involves forcing hot aluminum through a precision die to create a length of constant cross-section, marries the inherent advantages of aluminum to the precision and high volume capacity of the extrusion process.

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Investment Casting Soars Despite Misconceptions

Although one of the world’s oldest metal fabricating technologies, investment casting (sometimes known as ‘lost wax’ casting) has in recent years been subjected to a few misconceptions, ironically these fallacies have probably caused many who could have benefited most from this process to rule it out…

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RFID Technology and Personnel Protection Systems in Jungheinrich’s EKX 513-515 Turret Trucks Mean Much Greater Efficiency and Safety

The energy-efficient EKX 513-515, a line of man-up turret trucks from Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., has been a spectacular success since their North American debut a year and half ago. What’s more, during this relatively short usage period, Jungheinrich has experienced an amazingly strong demand for the 3-wheel turrets that are equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder readers as standard, as well as a state-of-the-art personnel protection system (PSS) as an important option…

Jungheinrich’s New EFG 2 AND 3 Series Trucks Offer Industry-Leading Performance and Increased Energy Efficiency with Their 4th Generation AC Technology

ungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., a green manufacturer and supplier of eco-friendly AC-controlled electric lift trucks, has announced two new series of high performance counterbalanced trucks with capacities ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 lbs. The EFG 213-220 and EFG 316-320 both provide state-of-the-art, 4th generation, 3-phase AC technology in their drive, hydraulic and steering systems…

New Size 14 Double Stack Captive Hybrid Linear Actuator by Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc.

Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. is introducing the 35000 series (Size 14) double stack captive hybrid linear actuator. The captive linear actuator, designed with an internal anti-rotation mechanism, is especially well suited for applications in which external anti-rotation methods would be difficult or impossible to employ. Captive linear travel requirements beyond a few inches may be impractical and the factory should be consulted in these cases to discuss the best solution for the application.

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