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2018 Manufacturing Survey: Sunny Expectations

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Call them cockeyed optimists if you will, but food industry professionals are riding into 2018 with great expectations, based on findings in Food Processing’s 17th annual Manufacturing Outlook Survey.

Four out of five survey respondents say they either are very optimistic or somewhat optimistic about the prospects for the New Year, the most upbeat attitude in at least five years. At the other extreme, barely 1 percent indicate they are very pessimistic, one-third the ratio of a year ago.

Optimism increases with headcount, with respondents from the largest organizations most confident riding into 2018. Those at companies with 50 or fewer employees were relatively downbeat, although the outlook at firms with 51-100 workers topped all demographic categories.

The protein sector–meat, poultry and seafood–topped all product categories in terms of positive outlook, closely followed by confections and sauces and condiments.

Anticipated increases in plant production help explain survey participants’ expectations. Only 15 percent think throughput will be flat or down somewhat, about half the proportion in the last three years. More expect their facility to rack up double-digit throughput increases than single digits.

Expectations for corporate performance are more mixed, with almost half indicating overall production will be roughly the same. One-third believe their facility’s production boost will come at the expense of other plants in the company’s network.

Slightly more than half believe facility staffing will increase, the highest proportion in at least five years. Only 6.3 percent foresee staff reductions, another recent-history low.

Food safety continues to rank as the top food manufacturing issue, both in terms of overall importance and in the number of food professionals who rank it No 1. Cost control had the second highest average ranking, but worker safety was rated first by a higher proportion, with 17 percent of respondents saying it is the most important issue. More professionals rated automation and capacity expansion as more important than cost control. Almost one-quarter reserve the top spot for food safety.

Food safety failures are costly, both in financial terms and in lost public and customer confidence. Some observers put the average direct cost of a recall at $10 million. Almost one in eight survey participants said their companies experienced a product recall in the past 12 months.

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market by Overview, Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis, Growth Opportunities & Restraints to 2022

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market delivers complete analysis of market challenges, market drivers, opportunities, potential application. The Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market research report delivers developing market trends, raw materials analysis, manufacturing process, regional outlook and comprehensive analysis on different market segments.

Major Manufacturers of Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market manufacturers are: All Metals Fabricating, Inc., BTD Manufacturing, Classic Sheet Metal, Inc., Hydram Sheet Metalwork, Ironform Corporation

Sheet Metal Fabrication Services industry drives a strong trend of R&D investments in Services industries. Other growth drivers include the need to curtail costs, growth and increased use of shifting commodity prices, strength of private label brands and increased competition from players in Sheet Metal Fabrication Services market.

Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market Research study focus on these types: – Steel, Aluminum, Others

Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market Research study focus on these applications: – Manufacturing, Construction, Aerospace, Automotive, Architecture, Electronics, Food Processing, Telecommunication, Others (Medical, Energy and Power, etc.)

The Sheet Metal Fabrication Services market research report gives an overview of Sheet Metal Fabrication Services industries on by analysing various key segments of this market based on the product types, application, end-to-end industries and its scenario. The regional distribution of Sheet Metal Fabrication Services industries is across the globe are considered for this market analysis, the result of which is utilized to estimate the performance of the International market over the period from 2017 to foretasted year.

The Sheet Metal Fabrication Services market research report shed light on Foremost Regions: United States, EU, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia

Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market in World, presents critical information and factual data about Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Industry, with an overall statistical study of this market on the basis of market drivers, market limitations, and its future prospects. The widespread trends and opportunities are also taken into consideration in Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market study.

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Food Processing Equipment Market 2018

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Global Food Processing Equipment Market Analysis Report studies latest Food Processing Equipment industry trends, development aspects, market gains and Food Processing Equipment industry scenario during the forecast period (2018-2023). The fundamental overview of Food Processing Equipment industry, key market segments, product description, Food Processing Equipment applications are presented in this report. Global Food Processing Equipment Market report provides the details related to fundamental Food Processing Equipment overview, development status, technological advancements, market dominance and market dynamics. The past data pertaining to Food Processing Equipment industry along with present and forecast market scenario will drive useful business decisions.

Global Food Processing Equipment Market Report includes top Food Processing Equipment manufacturers along with their company profile, Food Processing Equipment growth aspects, opportunities and threats to the market development. Global Food Processing Equipment report lists the details related to demand and supply, consumption ratio, sales margin, production capacity, cost analysis and factors affecting the growth of Food Processing Equipment. This report presents the Food Processing Equipment industry analysis from 2011-2017 and then provides forecast details from 2018-2023. An up-to-date Food Processing Equipment industry details related to industry events, import/export scenario, market share is covered in this report.

Global Food Processing Equipment Market report evaluates the market on basis of key regions like North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, Spain etc.), South America (Brazil, Argentina etc.), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia etc.), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa etc.). A complete analysis of Food Processing Equipment Strengths and risk factors of the market development will provide the way for determining the investment feasibility.

Global Food Processing Equipment market studies the market driving forces, limiting factors to the market growth, all the qualitative and quantitative data related to Food Processing Equipment industry. All the relevant points related to Food Processing Equipment  industry performers, competitive market scenario, segmented analysis, consumer volume, Food Processing Equipment manufacturing cost, and innovative strategies followed by key players are evaluated in this report.

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Haeger 824

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  • New Servo-Driven Tool Changer (Patented) offering a 3 Second
  • Automatic Tool Change
  • Increased Part Clearance – up to 5.5″
  • New Shuttle Tooling Platform providing 2 Minute Tooling Set Up for
  • any Fastener
  • New Upper Vacuum Tip System w/ Positive Locking
  • NEW LED Laser Part Locating Light
  • Latest Release of InsertionLogic Version 9 Software includes
  • InsertionGraphics, Networking Software, Offline Programming and
  • Expanded Fastener Library

A. InsertionLogic Software + InsertionGraphics (Patent Pending) and Quality Control Pack

  • All NEW Version 9 w/ Optional Quality Control Pack includes
  • Networking Software Communication, Off-line Programming and Digital Camera Package.
  • The networking feature provides simple communication between the OneTouch and a PC or network. Create and store programs off-line and call them up on multiple machines.
  • The Off-line Programming software allows creation of programs on a PC, eliminating the need to stop the machine to create a program.
  • InsertionGraphics provides a visual guide through the insertion process. Part images are displayed on the computer touch screen – each fastener position on the part is displayed with a color-coded flashing dot. This virtually eliminates the possibility of missing a fastener or inserting one in the incorrect location.
  • New and improved Quality Assurance feature checks fastener length and presence.
  • Multiple types/sizes of fasteners are inserted in one part handling.
  • Touch Screen Control PC based, 12-inch full color touch screen interface featuring the Microsoft® Windows XP operating system, solid state memory, 640 x 480 resolution, 128MB RAM working memory, 512MB flash memory (storage), Ethernet port and USB port.
  • Languages InsertionLogic software can be configured to operate in fourteen languages, providing valuable customization for worldwide use and operation.


B. Autofeed Tool Change System

  • The New OneTouch-3 offers a four station automatic tool changing system with a Servo-Driven Upper Axis which offers a 3 Second Automatic Tool change. The new shuttle tooling platform provides 2 minute tooling set up for any fastener.


C. 4 MAS Units

  • The OneTouch comes standard with four nine-inch (MAS) Modular Autofeed Systems.


D. Operator Safety System

  • Haeger’s patented Safety System is effective at any point in the ram stroke irrespective of the tooling length, requiring no set up by the operator; thus not affecting initial machine set up time.


E. Fully Hydraulic System

  • The OneTouch is extremely accurate and allows the operator to apply full tonnage at any point in the stroke. Faster ram speed increases productivity, reduces part cost and provides faster payback. The electronically controlled hydraulic system assures the most repeatable force in the industry.


FLow Energy Usage

  • The hydraulic system uses approximately 40% less energy than air or air over hydraulic methods making it less expensive to operate.


G. Positive Stop

  • Ideal for insertions into thin gauge materials and other delicate insertion applications where absolute repeatability is critical. The Positive Stop is a standard feature and facilitates insertion in parts where pressures as low as 50lbs. may be needed.


H. Custom Tooling and Special Applications

  • Applications Haeger provides an unmatched selection of standard tooling in both inch and metric hardware, while Haeger’s in-house capabilities provides solutions to engineer and manufacture manual and automatic tooling for virtually any fastener.


I. Laser Part Locating Light

  • The NEW Laser Part Locating Light guides your insertion process with a “red cross hair” laser locator to show exactly where each fastener is inserted. The light provides fast hole location and identification.


J. Digital Camera Interface

  • The Haeger supplied digital camera, part of the Quality Control Pack, provides the ability to take part images at the machine and immediately import them into a part program.

Gauer Safety Edger

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Model: 9H-10
Thickness Range: 0.036″ to 3/16″ (0.914mm to 4.762mm)
Width Range: 1/2″ to 10″ (13mm to 254mm)
Material: Cold or hot rolled steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass.
Speed: Approximately 125 fpm (38 m/min)
Electrical: 230/460V, 3 phase, 60hz

Delta Pedestal Drill Press

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  • ​Motor: 3/4 HP
  • Table Size: 20 in. x 14 in.
  • Table Insert: 3.75 in. x 3.75 in. x 0.75 in.
  • Spindle Taper: Morse #2
  • Quil Diameter: 52mm
  • Chuck Capacity: 5/8 in.
  • Chuck to Base Capacity: 42.5in.
  • width: 20 in.
  • Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Speeds: 16(170-3000)
  • Table Tilt: L/R 0-90° ; Forward 0-48°
  • Column Diameter: 80mm
  • Chuck Taper: Jacobs #3
  • Quill Stroke: 6 in.
  • Chuck to Table Capacity: 22.25 in.
  • Height: 70 in.
  • Depth: 28 in.
  • Shipping Weight: 261 lbs.

Cincinnati CL-707

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AGE: 1999
REF#: 27386
CATEGORY: Lasers, CNC, Fiber & CO2

Laser Output: 2500 Watts
X-Axis Travel: 120″
Y-Axis Travel: 60″
Max Cutting Capacity (Mild Steel): 5/8″
Max Cutting Capacity (Stainless): 1/2″
Max Cutting Capacity (Aluminum): 1/4″
Positioning Accuracy (Entire Table): +/- .001″
Acceleration Rate: 2.54 G’s
Rapid Traverse: 10,000 IPM

Windows NT PC Based CNC Control
Non-Contact Cutting Head
2500 Watt Rofin Sinar Diffusion Cooled Resonator
Linear Drive Motion System
Dual Automatic Pallet Changer System
Recirculating Chiller Unit
Optiflow 2RC8 Dust Collector
New Resonator July 2015
New RF Tube in October 2015
Excellent Condition, PM’s by Cincinnati Every 2000 Hours
Inspect in Plant Under Power

Clausing Drill Press

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Clausing Drill Press Specs
Capacity, hand feed 1.25″ (31.75mm) dia
Production rated, with optional
power feed, 1 1/2 hp motor
1″ (25.4mm) in cast iron
3/4″ (19mm) in mild steel
Drill to center of circle 20″ (508mm) dia
Spindle nose No. 3MT, 1.74″ (44.2mm) OD
Spindle travel 6.5″ (165mm)
Column ground steel, 4″ (102mm) dia,
3/8″ (9.5mm) thick wall
Quill (ground steel) 2.5″ (63.5mm) dia
Quill return spring, capacity 40 lbs (18kg)
Table, Drill Press Style A  
Working Surface 22″ x 19.5″ (559 x 495mm)
Table slots two, 15.5″ (394mm) long, for
.5″ (12.7mm) T-bolt
Table travel, one setting 20″ (508mm) dia
Spindle to table, maximum 33.125″ (841mm)
Base, Drill Press Style A  
Working surface, ground 15.5″ x 13″ (394 x 330mm)
Base T-slots two, 13″ (330mm) long, for
.5″ T-bolt
Spindle to Base, maximum 43.375″ (1102mm)
Drill Press Style B  
Column bracket to center of spindle 9.25″ (235mm)
Column to center of spindle 10″ (254mm)
Spindle to table, max. distance 25.437″ (646mm)
Column length 43″ (1092mm)
Min. center to center distance 20″ (508mm) dia
Motor … NEMA Frame Sizes 182 and 184
Shipping weights, approximate, with motors  
Drill press Style A 630 lbs (286kg)
Drill press Style B 390lbs (177kg)

Powermatic Band Saw

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Powermatic Band Saw Specs
Style (Type) Bandsaw
Band Saw Size/Wheel Diameter (in) 14
Cutting Capacity Width (In) 13-1/2
Cutting Capacity Height (In) 6
Blade Length (In) 93-1/2
Minimum Saw Blade Width (In) 1/8
Maximum Saw Blade Width (In) 3/4
Blade Speed (SFPM) 3,000
Table Size (L x W)(In) 15 x 15
Table Height from Floor (In) 44
Table Tilt (Deg) 10 Left, 45 Right
Table Size with Extension (L x W) 15 x 20-1/2
Dust Port Outside Diameter (In) 4
Motor Power (HP) 1-1/2
Motor Phase 1
Motor Voltage (V) 115/230
Prewired Voltage (V) 115

Wysong Shear

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Wysong Shear Specs
Capacity, Mild Steel 0 ga.
Capacity, Stainless Steel 5 ga.
Nominal Cutting Length 120″
Motor, 1800 RPM, HP. 10
Shipping Weight, Lbs. 23200
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