PM News: Marking Tool Manufacturer Takes Training To The Customer


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Marking Tool Manufacturer Takes Training To The Customer

Columbia Marking Tools (Harrison Township, Michigan) has designed and built a complete training and demonstration facility in a 32-foot long by 8 1/2-foot high trailer. The trailer is self contained with the necessary electrical and air supplies required to operate the range of the manufacturer’s peen marking machines. Models on display will include the three-axis Matrix.2D peen marking system; an entry-level high speed EasyMarker system; the PM Micro, a small programmable high speed peen head; the Handy Andy, a low-cost pneumatic bench top peen marker; and the Columbia PC1000, an all-in-one controller interface.

Ultra Tech Machinery Awarded Certified Integrator Status. Ultra Tech Machinery, Inc. announced it has been awarded the rank of “certified integrator” by Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, Michigan). Under this certification, Ultra Tech will sell and integrate Fanuc robotics exclusively. Ultra Tech Machinery has more than 20 years experience creating turnkey automation systems and dedicated automation solutions, such as walking beam, overhead gantry and rotating pick-n-place. The company offers total program management including complete systems design, integration and installation (including all electrical and mechanical engineering) for both dedicated and flexible automation systems.

To obtain product specifications, contact Ultra Tech at (330) 929-5544 or visit www.utmachinery.com.

Great Lakes Carbide Tool Mfg., Inc. Purchases Sonnet Tool. Russ L. Martin, president of Great Lakes Carbide Tool Mfg., Inc. (Peshtigo, Wisconsin), announced the purchase and relocation of Sonnet Tool, a Hawthorne, California, cutting tool manufacturer. Sonnet Tool manufactures Helicarb tungsten carbide milling cutters and other various special carbide cutters manufactured to customer’s blueprints since 1946.

The company has been manufacturing custom cutting tools for more than 25 years. The relocation to Peshtigo was effective August 2 this year. For more information, call (800) 873-4528.

Michelman Inc. Acquires Assets From Proman Coatings, Ltd. And Announces Two Positions. Michelman, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) announces the recent acquisition of all the technology and related water-based coating assets from the former joint venture Proman Coatings Ltd.

Proman Coatings will continue as small lots agent and distributor for Michelman Performance Coatings in the United Kingdom.

In addition, Chris Coyne, formerly with Proman, has taken a position with Michelman as senior account manager, Europe.

Michelman also recently announced the arrival of produce market specialist David Butterfield, who will be joining the Performance Coatings division as a market manager—perishables. Mr. Butterfield’s primary responsibility will be to increase the market penetration of Michelman’s wax alternatives for corrugated packaging.

Mr. Butterfield comes to Michelman from A. Duda and Sons, one of the top ten produce companies in the United States, where he was the purchasing manager. Mr. Butterfield will be an invaluable addition to Michelman and especially the Performance Coatings group, as they explore more solutions in the growing wax replacement market.

For more information, please contact Michelman, Inc., 9080 Shell Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Phone: (800) 333-1723. Fax: (513) 793-2504 or visit www.michem.com.

Matthews International Acquires Holjeron. Matthews International has acquired Holjeron (Wilsonville, Oregon), an industrial controls manufacturer and supplier to Matthews’ Marking Product Division. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matthews International, Holjeron will be managed by the Marking Tools division.

The companies previously collaborated on the joint development of an ink-jet controller and interface designed for OEMs.