PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) January 23, 2020 FEIN Power Tools, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality power tools and accessories, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ray Bellavance to President of its US division.
He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Excelsior College.
“I am excited by this opportunity and look forward to growing FEIN’s brand in the premium power tools industry,” said Bellavance.
For more information regarding this exciting announcement, please call 800.411.9878.
Company Profiles: Palmgren & CH Hanson, From the First Machine Vises, Cross Slide and Rotary Tables to Today
Since 1919 Palmgren products have proven their reliability, efficiency and durability in over 100 years of use by all types of industry throughout the world. Clarence Palmgren was acclaimed for his achievements and contributions to the metal working industry through his innovative designs and patents.
He is credited with the design and manufacture of the first machine vises, cross slide and rotary tables that significantly increased efficiency and productivity with metalworking manufacturer’s worldwide.
This created the foundation of innovation and quality that the Palmgren brand is built upon and follows today. So it is no surprise that Palmgren continues to be a market leader not only with our vises and positioning tables but across our whole expanded metalworking product offering.
Palmgren today delivers tools for the generations and solutions that solve the needs of the metal working industry.
Recognizing the value of the brand and the need for supplier consolidation by retailers, CH Hanson acquired Palmgren Steel Products in October 2013.
CH Hanson History
Celebrating 154 years, family-run CH Hanson has remained committed to their founding values of faith, hard work, and quality products. The company’s founder, Christian Henry Hanson, the ‘CH’ of C.H. Hanson came to the United States of America from Denmark. Shortly after arriving in the US, the 39th New York Volunteer Infantry drafted Christian into the Civil War. The 39th Infantry, sometimes referred to as the Garibaldi Guard, consisted mostly of European immigrants. Christian fought with the 39th in many major battles, but was injured in the Battle of Gettysburg. He was taken to Fort Dearborn in Chicago, and decided to settle in the growing city.
On February 21st, 1866 Christian Henry Hanson founded C.H. Hanson, basing it off the stencil business he knew in Denmark. The first location was on Clark and South Water Street in Chicago, where he began producing hand-cut stencils. Christian also volunteered at the Denmark Consulate. He became the Danish Consul in Chicago in 1866, assisting the Danish immigrants in the surrounding areas. There, and at his own company, he led with kindness, generosity, and courage. The King of Denmark even recognized Christian Hanson for his work helping Danish immigrants.
Six years after the business began; the Great Chicago Fire destroyed almost all his work. After our building burned down with just the clothes on his back and a handful of stencil dies he vowed to rebuild everything.
Throughout the years, the company remains true to its past while reinventing themselves for the future. CH Hanson has produced everything from license plates to barricade tape, hand tools to and marking devices. Recently, the company acquired Palmgren Steel Products, a 95 year old company that offers machine vises, positioning tables and wide variety of other metal working tools.
Today, the C.H. Hanson Company continues its commitment to innovation and quality serving both the metalworking and construction markets and remains the market leader in stencils, tags, steel stamps, workholding and other metalworking machine tools and accessories. Beyond the products, the high character of CH Hanson’s people keeps the company going. From the tenacity required to start a business in a new land, to the strength and skill of immigrants from all over the world, CH Hanson’s history and current operation are full of hard-working people of character.
CH Hanson remains a family business, with the fourth and fifth generation Hanson’s running the company. It’s not often that a company remains in one family for 154 years, and the Hanson’s credit their success to the Lord’s provision. Upon reflecting on the history of their family’s company, Craig and Phil thank God for His grace and mercy and continue to build the company on strong, faith-based principles.
One of the least understood concepts of mandrel bending is exactly how the tube is formed over the mandrel.
Here is the secret we where let in on by Ercolina.
Depending upon material, wall thickness and radius, the mandrel may have several articulating spheres on the leading end. During the bend, the mandrel is positioned to a set point forward and the spheres then pivot with the material to support it during the bend.
Ercolina’s mandrel bending machines utilizes an anticipated mandrel retraction setting to extract the mandrel from the bending zone hydraulically before the bend is completed to minimize deformation at the end of the bend. This feature is standard and programmable on all Ercolina mandrel bending machines.
Have you ever noticed that the mandrel shank bodies are always .010″ larger than the mandrel spheres?
The reason for this is so mandrel spheres don’t get caught in the clamp die areas. Now you know something your buddy probably does not!
Call and talk to a knowledgeable Ercolina representative at 800-278-8251 to discuss your bending requirements today!
Still cutting structural steel with a horizontal bandsaw? It might be time to go vertical
An article about Amada Marvel Saws that was published in The Fabricator Magazine February 2019.
The below article will go over the benefits of vertical tilt-frame band saws, whether or not your making the right decision, and band saw blades that support your cutting.
Company Profile: Fein Tools, Inventor of the First Electric Drill, First Hammer Drill & First Oscillating Delta Sander
C.&E. FEIN GmbH the manufacturer of professional and extremely reliable power tools, has a proud history going back to 1867.
The company's story is characterised throughout by pioneering inventions. This richly inventive spirit has provided the momentum for the company's success and lays the foundations for the ideas of the future: the Company holds more than 800 active industrial property rights, including around 500 patents and patent applications.
FEIN was founded in 1867, in Karlsruhe, by brothers Wilhelm Emil and Carl Fein as a 'workshop for the manufacture of physical and electrical apparatus'. Three years later, the business moved to Stuttgart. The use of electrical energy in numerous inventions was a hallmark of the Company from the beginning.
Diverse electrical innovations like the electric fire alarm, the first portable telephone and the first automatic coffee machine reveal the inventive genius of the company founders. Their aim was to manufacture equipment and develop ideas with practical value and importance in many different areas of day-to-day living, in industry and technology, and in physics. Even in those early days, the Company focused on developing tools with real practical benefits for the user.
In 1967 FEIN invented an oscillating power tool, a new oscillating plaster cast saw. The plaster cast saw formed the basis of Fein's range of sophisticated oscillating power tools.
In recent decades the Company has produced numerous other inventions and innovations.
The forerunner of today's FEIN MultiMaster, the first oscillating delta sander, was developed and patented in 1986. This universal grinder suddenly allowed users to grind work pieces that previously could only be machined by hand. The grinding disc, in the shape of a spherical triangle, and the oscillating motion achieved optimum grinding results even in previously inaccessible areas.
Versatility, robust construction and above all safety have always been at the forefront of development, and these characteristics are specifically deployed to make work safer, faster and more convenient for users in manual trades and industry.
In January 2007 FEIN launched the latest generation of the FEIN MultiMaster with the QuickIN tool clamping system. This system significantly reduces the time required to change tools: a real benefit in applications and renovation jobs where frequent tool changes are required.
This universal system for interior construction and renovation is the result of over 110 years of experience in power tools and over 40 years' experience in oscillation technology.
In 2011, FEIN presented the first handheld core drilling system for metal, KBH 25.
Today, FEIN continues to develop new ideas on a daily basis – ideas that will make the applications of tomorrow easier to handle.
The world's first power tool was invented by C. & E. FEIN GmbH. Wilhelm Emil Fein founded the Company in 1867. In 1895, FEIN invented the electric hand drill, the first ever power tool.
Today this long-standing Company is a world-renowned power tool manufacturer with 840 employees, 570 of whom work in Germany. The German manufacturer of premium products develops and produces application solutions for the metal, interior work and automotive sectors – professional and extremely reliable power tools for industry and manual trades.
FEIN holds more than 800 active industrial property rights, including around 500 patents and patent applications. FEIN markets its products through 16 international subsidiaries and representations in 61 countries. For over 150 years, FEIN has been synonymous with application solutions and premium quality.
Cosen Saws is proud to offer training modules which help to better educate and inform end-users on basic best practices for operating and maintaining their band saws.
The following video contains recommended tips and procedures you can perform daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to help ensure peak machine efficiency.
Arcade, NY – Koike Aronson announced its newest iteration of the highly acclaimed IK-12 automation carriage. IK-12 NEXT is the latest model of the IK series, one of the most popular and longest selling gas cutting carriages in the fabrication industry.
Designed to replace the rugged IK-12 Max3, one of the most popular and longest selling cutting carriages in the fabrication industry. The IK-12 NEXT is an incredibly strong, versatile tractor that is specifically designed to be compatible with most applications. With the ability to adapt to each process, the machine is versatile but still retains a simplistic operating system
With a new control panel and body redesign, it offers even greater versatility with the ability to cut and weld with the same carriage. This is complimented by a plethora of different cutting and welding head attachments.
The newly patented “CREEP MODE” enables the user to instantly switch to low speed mode at the start and finish of each run. This helps with heat transfer commonly found with working thicker plate. With the optional weaving attachment, larger welds can be produced in a single pass, thus greatly increasing productivity.
“With the IK-12 NEXT, we set out to offer even more flexibility, while retaining the ease-of-use the IK-12 is known for,” said McMahon. “You can opt for single or multiple torch configurations, as well as perform an extensive amount of work with the same carriage. The IK-12 is essentially the Swiss army knife of portable cutting and welding.”
“The user interface on the IK-12 NEXT makes it extremely simple to learn,” said Ron Krasnek, Manager of Global Sales and Marketing. “You can set speed presets and monitor your settings on the digital display, but using intuitive analog controls. It’s the best of both worlds, because it’s sophisticated and versatile, but also easy to use.”
The Heck Model 7000 / 8000 Bevel-Mill® Hand Held Beveling Machines
Heck Industries has been creating edge conditioning solutions since 1966 and their Bevel-Mill® Hand Held Bevelers are a proven tool for creating bevels and chamfers on all types of machinable materials such as mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.
Heck Industries Bevel-Mill® are ideal for weld preparation, creating a uniform bevel at your desired angle from 15-45°. These bevelers use milling type cutter heads with square carbide inserts specially designed for long life and are indexable for extended use.
Heck Model 9000 – Plate Beveler
How one company improved part quality and increased productivity by employing a twin-head waterjet
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