Converting Industry Depends on Premier Machining Manufacturer

MECA machining manufacturer

MECA machining manufacturer

GREEN BAY, Wis.Sept. 15, 2017PRLogMECA Solutions Provides Specialized Machining and Engineering Services
Industrial printing, coating and web converting companies rely on precision machining services as a first step in producing premium-quality outputs. While there is a large pool of machining manufacturers to choose from, MECA Solutions stands apart with specialized expertise and equipment geared toward serving its customers.

MECA, a premier machining manufacturer, is more than a job shop for converting process customers throughout the Americas. The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based company offers a range of related product lines as well as engineering services using a 3D CAD system.

“Our customers know they can come to us with anything from specific job orders to big-picture challenges that need solutions,” said Jim Berceau, general manager at MECA Solutions. “MECA’s product lines complement each other and allow us to serve as a one-stop shop for printing and converting customers.”

Machining Manufacturer with Gear Teeth Expertise
MECA’s ability to manufacture rolls, sleeves and other precision machining puts it in prime position to complete assembly tasks, and the company’s expertise in grinding gear teeth is a relatively rare skill set in the machining marketplace.

MECA’s combination of software and equipment capabilities provide a full range of services as a machining manufacturer dedicated to its customers’ success. From concept to finish machining, MECA offers raw stock turning and milling through finish grinding on both outside diameter (OD) and inside diameter (ID) umn surfaces.

Its electrical discharge machining (EDM) capabilities enable the production of unique shapes with tolerances and surface finishes to meet the most demanding specifications.

About MECA Solutions
MECA Solutions is an innovative engineering provider and manufacturer of flexographic printing sleeves, rubber rolls, custom rolls, tight tolerance machined components, gears, precision rollers, composite plate and bridge sleeves, aluminum and carbon fiber anilox sleeves, and mechanically engraved cylinders for the industrial printing, coating and web converting industries. The company employs more than 60 people at its facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA).

For more information about MECA Solutions’ design and fast sleeve lead times, call Tim Olson, sales manager, at 920-336-7382 or visit

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Food Industry Fabrication Benefits from Specialized Capabilities

Badger Sheet Metal Works food industry fabrication

Badger Sheet Metal Works food industry fabrication

GREEN BAY, Wis.Sept. 15, 2017PRLogBadger Sheet Metal Works Provides Premium Food Production Items
Food industry fabrication is a specialized niche in which few metal fabricators have the facilities or expertise necessary to meet their customers’ requirements. Badger Sheet Metal Works has invested in premium-level stainless steel fabrication production facilities that are appropriate for food industry fabrication.

Badger Sheet Metal Works’ modern production facility features a dedicated clean space suitable for producing a wide range of food and dairy containers and production equipment. The stainless steel clean room meets stringent 3-A Sanitary Standards and Accepted Practices, a must for high-quality food industry fabrication.

“Having a dedicated stainless room that is pressurized keeps cross contamination at bay,” said Kenny Coe, director of sales at Badger Sheet Metal Works. “It is important to have the product perform and look as good down the line as the day it was built.”

Food Industry Fabrication Expertise
Stainless steel is commonly used for food industry fabrication projects because of its lack of product contact surface textures. This attribute is critical for both clean-in-place (CIP) and cleaning out of place umn (COP) procedures. The ability to easily disassemble the equipment for cleaning and inspection provides additional benefits for food industry customers.

Badger Sheet Metal Works also excels at industrial heater manufacturing along with producing a variety of stainless steel products for the food industry including conveyers, packaging components, process piping, tanks, bottling equipment, pharmaceutical equipment and catwalks.

The company’s products have a very low FA value, which means they will degrade less and last longer than average for food industry customers such as dairy producers and processors, frozen pizza manufacturers, pet food manufacturers and dry bulk food processors.

About Badger Sheet Metal Works
Badger Sheet Metal Works is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and employs approximately 100 people. Its steel fabrication shop teams specialize in process piping fabrication, structural steel fabrication, stainless steel fabrication, custom sheet metal fabrication, aluminum sheet metal fabrication, large fabrication projects and heavy plate fabrication, along with general metal fabrication and welding expertise. End products include the manufacture of pump bases, bottling equipment fabrication, steel enclosures, as well as healthcare industry fabrication and medical component assembly, food industry fabrication, and mining industry fabrication.

For more information about Badger Sheet Metal Works’ food industry fabrication capabilities, call Kenny Coe, director of sales, at (920) 435-8881, or visit

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Embedded Ethernet Switch Added to Integrated Stepper Drives

AMCI added an embedded Ethernet switch to their line of integrated stepper drive/controllers, eliminating the need for an external switch and reducing cabling costs. DLR is also now supported with the enhanced integrated drives.

AMCI's E2 Networked Stepper Drives with Embedded Ethernet Switch

AMCI’s E2 Networked Stepper Drives with Embedded Ethernet Switch

TERRYVILLE, Conn.Sept. 15, 2017PRLog — Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) has added an embedded switch to its popular line of Ethernet-based integrated stepper controller/drives. EtherNet/IP has become particularly popular because it is compatible with Rockwell Automation Allen Bradley PLCs, runs on standard Ethernet hardware, and employs the robust and proven Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) for communication, control, and data gathering. The embedded switch added to AMCI’s EtherNet/IP integrated stepper drives offers support for Device Level Ring (DLR) installations to provide a fault tolerant connection. AMCI’s powerful AC line powered stepper motor controller/drives are self contained with their own power supplies and are easily configured and commanded through the PLC’s existing software, eliminating the need for a separate plug-in card controller.

Device Level Ring (Exclusive to EtherNet/IP)
The embedded Ethernet switch in AMCI’s SD31045E2 & SD17060E2 networked series drives provides a network connection for additional devices and eliminates the need for an external Ethernet switch. DLR topology provides a fault tolerant connection that can detect a break in the network and redirect the network traffic, maintaining communication and system up-time.

AMCI’s SD31045E2 & SD17060E2 stepper indexer/drives boast a wide range of features and provide up to 4.5 Arms or 6.0 Arms (respectively) of output current, making them compatible with AMCI’s complete line of stepper motors. In addition to the built-in network interface and switch, AMCI’s integrated network drives feature onboard indexers, encoder feedback, microstepping, programmable output current, anti-resonance circuitry, vari-step velocity control, compact design, and simplified set-up.

AMCI is a longstanding member of the Rockwell Automation Encompass Program (partners since 1988), and the SD17060E2 & SD31045E2 are listed as PartnerNetwork™ solutions within this program. All of AMCI’s EtherNet/IP umn stepper motion products are 100% compatible with Allen-Bradley PLCs and offer the best PLC integration possible.

About Advanced Micro Controls Inc.
Founded in 1985, Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) is a leading U.S. based manufacturer with a global presence. Our industrial controls improve the performance and profitability of today’s factory and automation systems. AMCI specializes in the design, manufacturing, and sales of eight different product families. Long standing relationships with the biggest names in industrial automation enable our team to deliver innovative, competitive products that are designed for years of reliable performance.

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UltraFlex partnering with Arcast to create a Tilt and Pour version of Arcast Induction Furnace

Thanks to the integration, the Arcast furnace crucible can now be tilted and molten metal can be poured out into a mold and casting.

NEW YORKSept. 14, 2017PRLog — In an effort to create a system for easy melting and casting of highly reactive or ultra-pure metals, UltraFlex and Arcast have partnered to integrate UltraFlex power supply with Arcast vacuum furnace. Thanks to the integration, the Arcast furnace crucible can now be tilted and molten metal can be poured out into a mold and casting.

Arcast furnace is a levitation type induction cold crucible in a vacuum/casting chamber. Due to its segmented water-cooled copper crucible, it can be used to melt reactive and refractory alloys without the risk of contamination. Most metals can be melted in this type of crucible, including titanium, hafnium and tungsten alloys.

The integration with UltraFlex power supply enabled the tilting of the furnace crucible and allowed the pouring of the molten metal. umn Thus the system can be used for materials research, melting and casting of highly reactive or ultra-pure metals, fabrication of parts from special alloys and materials.

In addition, thanks to the adaptive digital phase control of UltraFlex power supply and its easy tuning to a variety of loads, the integration permitted full control over the power and frequency used, which are critical for the successful melting / levitation.

About UltraFlex Power Technologies:

Ultraflex Power Technologies ( manufactures and sells induction heating power supplies. Induction power supplies generate a precise, targeted electromagnetic field that induces heat in conductive materials without the need for a flame or any contact with the material.

An induction heating system consists of an induction power supply and a custom-designed inductor (also known as a coil). The induction power supplies are universal systems, with custom coils designed to optimize the heating process for the specific application. These systems can be used for  heating conductive materials in variety of applications ranging from metal melting and heat-treating to medical and nanoparticle research.

ACCO Brands Corp. Chooses Vertical Solutions, Inc. for Field Service Management

VSI’s VServiceManagement post-sales service solution enables its field service team to take credit card payments in the field and easily implement business process workflows

ACCO Brands Corp. Chooses VServiceManagement from Vertical Solutions, Inc.

ACCO Brands Corp. Chooses VServiceManagement from Vertical Solutions, Inc.

CINCINNATISept. 13, 2017PRLog — Vertical Solutions, Inc. (VSI), a developer of field service management and customer experience solutions, today announced that its VServiceManagement solution has been chosen by ACCO Brands Corporation for field service and warranty management. ACCO Brands is one of the world’s largest designers, marketers, and manufacturers of branded academic, consumer, and business products. It is well known for office supplies including ring binders, staplers, notebooks, and calendars as well as office equipment from projectors to sophisticated binding and laminating machines. VServiceManagement is an end-to-end post-sales service management solution that leverages existing back-office systems while seamlessly managing business processes from work order creation to completion.

ACCO Brands transitioned to VServiceManagement to enable its service techs to easily manage all aspects of their service calls, including the ability to take credit card payments in the field. It wanted to improve its management of warranty repairs, be able to quickly develop and deploy new business workflow rules, and integrate with its current Oracle ERP system and planned SAP system. Finally, it wanted a deployment that minimized business disruption and that would be easy for its field techs to learn and use.

VServiceManagement™ is designed for today’s complex post-sales service environments, and combines superior warranty and entitlement management controls with best-in-class field service operations management in one package. Companies can automate best practices by designing and implementing their own business processes, and can deliver consistently excellent service, track operations, and build new services to take advantage of market trends including the Internet of Things. VServiceManagement integrates with many leading ERP solutions.

Other solutions that ACCO Brands evaluated offered plenty of features, but not all applied to its business model; some vendors were not able to unbundle their solution to meet the company’s needs. “Other tools didn’t provide the option to scale both from a size and functionality perspective,” says Roger Kopp, VP Business Transformation, ACCO Brands. “VSI’s VServiceManagement allows us to do what we need to do, while providing opportunities for expansion.”

ACCO Brands was able to deploy VSM with minimal disruption to the business and to field service operations. “The general implementation was very smooth,” says John O’Malley, umn VP Strategic Accounts & Technical Services for North America, ACCO Brands.

“ACCO Brands is a world-class organization that has a well-earned reputation for excellent service,” says Ron Wegmann, Sr., CEO, Vertical Solutions, Inc. “We are proud that ACCO Brands has chosen VServiceManagement for its service management solution.”

About Vertical Solutions, Inc. (VSI)

Vertical Solutions, Inc. helps companies manage complex post-sales service environments efficiently, effectively, and profitably. Companies use VSI’s solutions to improve service response and resolution times, reduce the costs of delivering service, better manage entitlements, increase revenue, improve the customer experience, and broaden their portfolio of service offerings. VSI develops VContactCenter™ for internal, external, and hybrid contact centers, and VServiceManagement™ for customer support, field service, and mobile environments. These application systems are available as a service or on-premises in a private- or public-cloud environment. VSI’s applications are flexible, integrate easily with internal legacy systems as well as external ERP solutions, and can be deployed rapidly. VServiceManagement is certified for Microsoft Dynamics, a Built for NetSuite (BFN) verified solution, and is on the Constellation ShortList™ for Field Service Management. With headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, VSI has offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1.800.466.0238.

Strong Figures: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Polyethylene-HDPE

High-density polyethylene is the type of polyethylene offering the highest rigidity and least flexibility.

Market Study HDPE 4

Market Study HDPE 4

KONSTANZ, GermanySept. 12, 2017PRLog — The rigid and slightly hard plastic HDPE is highly suitable for a broad range of applications such as rigid containers and tubes as well as a variety of everyday household goods such as flasks, clothes pins, or handles of dishwashing brushes. Further, HDPE is processed into films. Ceresana already publishes the fourth study on the world market for HDPE. The current study expects a growth of the HDPE demand of, on average, 2.7% p.a. until 2024.

Western Europe Growing Again

The Asia-Pacific region is by far the largest consumer of HDPE with a global market share of about 45%. This region will experience the most dynamic growth in the upcoming eight years, however, not in the same extent as in the past. The development in Western Europe is reverse: While the HDPE market only registered marginal growth in the past, it will presumably increase at higher rates.

Nozzles under Pressure

The most important HDPE methods of processing are extrusion, blow molding procedures, and injection molding. The extrusion of films plays the most important role:Almost 11 million tonnes were processed in 2016. Ceresana forecasts growth rates of 3.3% per year in the upcoming eight years for the processing of pipes and profiles by extrusion.

Building with HDPE

Milk bottles, water pipes or fireworks: HDPE is used for a wide range of products. In 2016, this plastic was mostly used in the production of rigid packaging. umn Almost 28% of global HDPE were processed into butter dishes, yogurt cups, trays, bottles, boxes as well as caps. Another significant application area are products for the construction industry, such as tubes and cables. The demand for HDPE in the construction industry will presumably develop especially dynamic.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides a presentation and analysis of the global market for high-density polyethylene (HDPE), including forecasts up to 2024: Development of demand, revenues, and production is analyzed for each individual region.
Chapter 2 offers a detailed analysis of the HDPE market in the 29 major countries. Data on demand, revenues, production, producers of HDPE and their capacities as well as import and export is provided. Additionally, the countries are examined in detail regarding the HDPE application areas and technologies (injection molding / blow molding / extrusion – films / extrusion – pipes & profiles / other technologies).
Chapter 3 offers a detailed analysis of applications for HDPE. Data on demand development in individual applications are given for the world regions. Information is given for the segments flexible packaging, rigid packaging, construction, transportation, industry and E&E, and other applications.Chapter 4 provides useful company profiles of the largest producers of HDPE – clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, capacities and profile summary. In-depth profiles of 79 producers are given.
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About Ceresana
Ceresana is an internationally leading market research and consulting company for the industry. For 15 years, Ceresana has been supplying several thousand customers from 60 countries with up-to-date market intelligence. Ceresana’s clients profit from implementation-oriented consulting services, tailor-made single-client studies and more than 100 independent multi-client market studies. Ceresana’s analysts are experts on the following markets: chemicals, plastics, industrial goods, and packaging.
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Fork Rhino Adds Two New Specialty Models

ERIE, Pa.Sept. 12, 2017PRLog — Automation Devices, Inc. (ADI) has released two new Fork Rhino Fork Lift Ball Hitch Adapters.  The Fork Rhino is a forklift attachment device used to transform a fork lift into a versatile equipment handler.  A new 5th Wheel Rhino and a Gooseneck Rhino round out the product line allowing for more advanced handling capabilities and a higher rating of weight.

ADI’s Fork Rhino was designed over a decade ago to alleviate common problems associated with moving awkward and heavy trailers.  Rhinos can also be used on skid steer forks and increases visibility and situational awareness when used properly.  Ultimately, the Fork Rhino eliminates the single fork method of moving trailers, which can result in fork sag and uncontrolled fork swing.

The Gooseneck Rhino can accept trailer ball inserts compatible with gooseneck applications as well other inserts such as the king pin insert. With the reinforced 2-1/2″ vertical receiver, this Rhino can be rated for 30,000 lbs.   It also comes equipped with the standard Reese 2″ receiver tube to accept standard ball, pintle or hook inserts.

The 5th Wheel Rhino is built to accept 5th Wheel trailers that utilize a king pin.  This Rhino is rated for 30,000 lbs and has a lock mechanism to secure the king pin while transporting.  It can be held onto the forks using ¾” eye bolts (“pinned” method) or by chaining the attachment to the fork lift using 2 included clevis (“shackled” configuration).  The 5th Wheel Rhino also includes a standard Reese 2″ receiver tube to accept standard ball, pintle or hook inserts.

ADI President and Fork Rhino designer Kevin Smith is pleased umn with the new Rhino additions.   “Every time a customer comes to us with a specific request for an adaptation to the standard Fork Rhino, we welcome the opportunity,” explains Kevin.  “Fulfilling the need for our customer helps us to think outside the box as to how others may benefit from a new variation of a product that we’ve seen succeed time and time again.”

Fork Rhino is a product line of Automation Devices, Inc. a company located in Fairview, PA whose main product line consists of vibratory feeders and components.   For a closer look at the Fork Rhino, please call Automation Devices, Inc. at 814-474-5561.

Public Joint Stock Company Metafrax managed by Seyfeddin Roustamov increases productive capacity of the methanol by 10%

general view of production

general view of production

GUBAKHA, Russian FederationSept. 12, 2017PRLog — PJSC Metafrax will invest more than 40 million euros in the second stage of reconstruction of the methanol production unit. The company plans to complete the second stage of reconstruction before the end of 2017. Implementation of the project will increase the plant’s capacity by 10% to 3.375 thousand tons of methanol per day.

The increase of methanol production capacity will be possible due to the additional volume of synthesis gas at the POX reactor. In the current natural gas conversion unit, a new section for the partial oxidation of natural gas by oxygen (POX) has been installed. The designer of the object is the Swiss Casale umn SA. Also within the second stage of the unit’s reconstruction, the technical re-equipment of the reforming department has been completed.

Metafrax is one of Russia’s largest producers of methanol and formaldehyde. The majority shareholder of PJSC Metafrax is the Russian company MetaHolding, which is managed by Russian businessman Seyfeddin Roustamov.


Hot Melt Adhesies Market – Growth, Share, Trends and Forecasts (2017 – 2022), 3M, H B

MI image hot melts

MI image hot melts

Sept. 12, 2017PRLogHot Melt Adhesives Market

The market is expected to value at USD XX million in 2017 and is likely to reach USD XX million by 2022, at an estimated CAGR of XX% during the forecast period from 2017-2022.

Hot melt adhesives, also known as hot glue, are solvent-free and thermoplastic materials. These adhesives are melted and applied on the surface, which solidify on cooling to give a strong adhesion. They are applied in the molten state at temperatures ranging from 120°C to 180°C, depending on the surface that must be bonded. Hot melt adhesives consist of three main components, namely, high molecular weight polymer (which provides adhesives the primary and mechanical properties), a tackifier or resin (which provides adhesion and wetting properties), and plasticizer, such as wax and oil (to control the viscosity, which enables the adhesives to be easily handled by small machinery).

Market Dynamics

The market is driven by many factors, such as replacement of solvent-borne adhesives (owing to the reduced VOC emissions by hot melt adhesives), growing automotive production and increasing demand from packaging industry. However, this market faces certain drawback, such as high-cost associated with switching to hot melt adhesives this factor may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.

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Market Segmentation

The global hot melt adhesives market has been segmented on the basis of type into polyethylene, polyolefins, polyamide, polyurethanes, ethylene vinyl acetate, and others. On the basis of application, the market has been segmented into packaging, automotive, footwear, construction & furniture, bookbinding, electronics & electrical assembly, non-woven application (baby diapers, training pants, female hygiene pads, adult incontinence products, personal care, medical, filters, automotive interiors, packaging, leisure and sportswear, rescue services outer wear, home textiles, others), and others.

Opportunities and Major Players

Furthermore, the adoption of bio-based polyurethane hot melt adhesives and the recovering construction industry in the region will offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the market.

Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are:

·         3M,

·         Arkema Group (Bostik SA)

·         H.B. Fuller

·         Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

·         Sika AG

Key Deliverables in the Study

·         Market analysis for the Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales

·         Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints

·         Identification of factors instrumental in changing umn the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale

·         Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares

·         Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market on both global and regional scales

·         A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information

·         A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market

·         Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

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Go Unmanned Hosts Third UAV Tech Event

Go Unmanned will host a public UAV/Drone Technology Event at the Alturia Farm in Manquin, Virginia.

Go Unmanned UAV Event

Go Unmanned UAV Event

RICHMOND, Va.Sept. 11, 2017PRLog — Go Unmanned will host a public UAV/Drone Technology Event at the Alturia Farm. Topics of discussion include: UAVs in farming, search and rescue, 3D mapping and more. After an education session, several outdoor flying demonstrations will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to receive hands-on experience flying a multitude of different UAV platforms with the direct supervision of a licensed Pilot in Command.

Among several notable drones, Go Unmanned will have the brand new DJI Matrice 210 available for live demonstrations. Attendees will be able to see a mock search and rescue mission where a pilot will search for a missing person in an unknown location using dual-cameras.

Attendees must RSVP in advance by filling out the following form or contacting Maria Kolar at 919-219-7850

When: Thursday, September 21ST • 11AM-3PM

Where: Alturia Farm • 6101 Dabneys Mill Rd, Manquin, VA 23106

To learn more, contact Maria Kolar by email or phone 919-219-7850

The UAV Tech Event is part of Go Unmanned’s ongoing objective to inform the public of the positive applications of UAV technology for commercial purposes.

About Go Unmanned: Go Unmanned is a division of Benchmark umn Tool & Supply ( that offers commercial-grade, fixed-wing and multi-rotor drones and unmanned aerial vehicles for the construction, surveying, engineering, agriculture, inspection and emergency services fields. We specialize in the integration of UAVs with machine-control systems, GPS/GIS and building information modeling (BIM) applications to track progress and help streamline the production process on your job sites for a competitive edge.