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Leitz expands on data chips for Industry 4.0 application

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Leitz Tooling is developing the first generation of smart tools. By integrating a data chip in the tool body, operators and production managers can have the ability of reviewing information on production values, tool dimensions, cutting geometry, RPM, feed rate, performance times, servicing cycles and more.

The new information system is an advancement of data chip tools introduced by Leitz in 1993. Tooling generates a lot of information during its run, but most of that data could only be interpreted at the end of a tool’s life cycle.

Leitz is also involved in development of a European research project called eApps4Production. The goal here is to use data chips and other information collection media to create a fully networked production operation, with optimized processing at each location.

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September 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

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GUHDO rebrands and launches new website

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GUHDO USA Inc., an importer of industrial tooling into North America, has rebranded as GDP|GUHDO and has launched a new website. The rebranding comes with a more diversified industrial focus.

The new website will allow customers to keep track of past orders as well as total tooling expenditures. The site is also mobile and tablet friendly.

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August 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Leitz to introduce new tooling and technology at AWFS

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Leitz’ ProfilCut Q Premium technology will be on display at AWFS.

At AWFS 2015, Leitz Tooling will demonstrate how heightened connections between tools and their users can enhance productivity.

Among the highlights in the Leitz exhibit will be its contribution to Industry 4.0, a vision in which cyber-physical systems help monitor the production process. Leitz will introduce its new network-capable set of tools, a Visionary Award entry, which are engineered with eApps chips, allowing users to monitor tooling conditions without shutting down production.  This will help ensure more consistent processing quality and manage service cycles more effectively.

Leitz second Visionary Award entry is the ProfilCut Q Premium, which combines processing speed with easy knife changeover and maintenance resulting in enhanced productivity. ProfileCut Q Premium is suitable for windows, doors, furniture and flooring.

“We’ve spent the last few years re-engineering our tooling, facilities and development processes to be faster, more nimble and able to respond to the advancements in manufacturing around us,” said Mike Lind, Leitz CEO.  “Now we’re not only contributing, we’re leading.”

See Leitz at booth #8027.

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July 20, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Northern Indiana Tool Auction held

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The 14th annual Northern Indiana Tool Auction & Expo was held at the Michiana Events Center in Howe, Indiana, January 30-31, and featured a $15,000 shop tool and equipment giveaway for attendees. FDMC was part of the event this year, which also included an auction of woodworking carpentry and construction tools.

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February 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

Festool USA launches all-inclusive warranty program

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Festool USA, the North American division of the German toolmaker, has announced the introduction of the Service All-Inclusive comprehensive protection program—a new, simplified warranty program for all of its power tools. With a straightforward 36-month warranty at its core, the new program streamlines the tool repair process and gives customers even greater confidence that their investment is built to last, Festool says.

“Customers have a lot of decisions to make, and the service component has really been commoditized, thanks to lookalike programs and excessive fine print,” says Michael Williams, vice president of marketing, Festool USA. “We all know that dealing with warranty issues can be frustrating. So, we reviewed our entire service offering, beyond tool repair, and overhauled it in a way that our customers will know that our commitment to them goes well beyond the sale.”

Service All-Inclusive is available for all power tools purchased from authorized dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Regardless of warranty status, the new SAI program offers many advantages to existing owners as well, all accessible by registering their tools online. Customers who have a question about the Festool All-Inclusive warranty program are encouraged to visit www.festoolusa.com/SAI or call 800.554.8741.

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October 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

Graco to sell liquid finishing division to Illinois Tool Works

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Graco Inc,, two days after receiving a federal order to divest, said it has a buyer for the Illinois Tool Works liquid finishing division, which Graco purchased in April 2012.

Carlisle Co. Inc., an auto parts and construction equipment maker in Charlotte, North Carolina, will purchase the division from Graco for $590 million, according to a report. The agreed-upon sales price will give Graco a $168 million profit over the $422 million spent to buy the liquid finishing division 18 months ago.

Carlisle CEO David Roberts served as the former CEO and chairman of Minneapolis-based Graco from 2001-07. Once the division sale goes through, Graco and Carlisle will be competitors in the paint spray equipment business, Roberts said.

“When we heard that liquid finishing brands would be sold, we immediately pursued the opportunity to acquire the business,” Roberts said. “We have made a solid commitment to build a new Carlisle segment as a viable, global competitor to Graco with liquid finishing brands as the foundation and believe that it will be a significant contributor to the success of Carlisle in the years to come.”

The liquid finishing assets sold to Carlisle will include Binks spray finishing equipment, DeVilbiss spray guns and accessories, Ransburg electrostatic equipment and BGK curing technology.

In the meantime, until the deal is finalized, the FTC ordered that the liquid finishing business be run separately under the guidance of an FTC trustee. It will continue to operate separately until the sale to Carlisle is completed, which is expected by March 2015.

In written statements, Graco CEO Patrick McHale acknowledged that the forced divestiture was “disappointing” but said Graco was pleased to keep Gema. “The Gema business is a strong performer and an outstanding strategic addition to our portfolio,” he said. “We are happy to have Gema as part of Graco and are looking forward to continuing to build upon its strengths.”

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October 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

Connecticut Saw & Tool acquires Third Avenue Grinding Shop

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Connecticut Saw & Tool acquired Third Avenue Grinding Shop in Brooklyn, New York.

Third Avenue Grinding Shop, founded in 1914, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014.

“The purchase of Third Avenue Grinding Shop allows us to more efficiently manage our newly combined customer base by adding experienced local personnel in the New York City Metropolitan area – we look forward to continuing to serve this area with the high quality customer focus both companies are known for,” says Dan Povinelli, vice president, Connecticut Saw & Tool.

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September 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

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