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AMETEK Surface Vision Appoints Divisional Vice President of R&D

AMETEK Surface Vision has enhanced its senior management team with the appointment of Dr. Shean McMahon to the newly created role of Divisional Vice President of Research and Development. Acquired by AMETEK, Inc. in 2015, Surface Vision offers web and surface inspection and monitoring solutions, combining software, line-scan camera technology and high-intensity lighting. Dr. McMahon is an experienced director of innovation with a background in developing solutions, creating more than 20 unique digital and information technology products. ...

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Enhancements to Linear Encoder Family

HEIDENHAIN's LIF 400 family of encoders has been redesigned and now comes with improved contamination resistance, among other enhancements. The new LIF 400 series has a position noise value of 0.6 nanometers at 1MHz and a low interpolation error down to +/- 12 nanometers. Suitable industries include semiconductor, metrology, micromachining and medical. One of the major updates is the incorporation of the HEIDENHAIN Signal Processor (HSP1.0) custom ASIC into the scanning unit. This ASIC helps lower the interpolation error, and also powers thr...

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Abtex Corp. Names President

Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring solutions, has announced Jason Saner as President. He will report to Mark Fultz, Abtex CEO. Saner joined Abtex in June of 2013. He began as market development manager, and was promoted to lead the Systems Group in 2014 and to vice president of sales and marketing in 2015. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon School and a bachelor's degree from LeMoyne College. For more information contact: Abtex Corporation 89 Main Street P.O. Box 188 Dresden, NY 14441...

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DMG MORI USA Plans Move of Headquarters

DMG MORI USA has announced plans to move its North American headquarters from Hoffman Estates to a facility close to the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. "Being nearby the local faculties and students will promote synergy effects in R&D of new technologies on the one hand, and recruiting of young talents will be easier on the other," said James V. Nudo, President of DMG MORI USA INC. In addition, a large showroom will be set up at the new location. This will give DMG MORI the opportunity to demonstrate a repre...

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U.S. Bank Names New Northwest Region Relationship Manager

U.S. Bank Equipment Finance has introduced Isaac Leman as its new Relationship Manager for the Northwest region. Leman is focused on providing equipment financing solutions. "He has more than 13 years of experience delivering creative financial solutions to help companies meet manufacturing/operational needs and realize sustainable financial objectives," said a company spokesperson. Leman is based in Bend, OR, and will assist customers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. For more information contact: U.S. Bank Equip...

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Nozzle Bar Air Blow-Off Device

Maxum has announced the Nozzle Bar, a patented air blow-off device that looks and installs like an air knife but offers the full blow-off power of individual air nozzles, while using less energy and reaching further distances. Its internal nozzle system is fully customizable for optimum blow-off of any part, providing powerful force to reach deep cavities and varying part shapes and distances. "It is known that air nozzles provide better blow-off force than slotted air knives," said a company spokesperson. The problem has been that...

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