Cortec Corp. (St. Paul, MN) has been awarded a patent for EcoShield VpCI-226, a 100% nitrite-free film that virtually eliminates rust claims by providing long-term protection against salt, excessive humidity, condensation, moisture, aggressive industrial atmospheres, and dissimilar metal corrosion. Vapor phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI) in the film vaporize and condense on metal surfaces in the enclosed package, protecting exterior as well as hard-to-reach interior surfaces.
Nonhazardous EcoShield VpCI-226 replaces conventional rust preventatives such as oil and desiccants, saving time and hassle by eliminating degreasing or coating removal. The product protects aluminum, brass, carbon steel, copper, galvanized steel, silicon steel, and stainless steel.
Recyclable film and bags are available in sizes and configurations ranging from small top-seal bags for nuts and bolts to 30-foot-wide sheeting for storing industrial equipment. Custom blends can provide the exact properties needed, whether improved puncture resistance, tear strength, or other requirements.
The corrosion inhibitor is also effective for industries facing facility or equipment layup or construction delays. For example, new power or gas plants under construction can protect high-dollar assets that arrive long before plant commissioning. Online facilities can also use the product to protect critical and operational spare parts that must be ready for use at a moment’s notice.
Each batch of Cortec’s VpCI films undergoes strict quality testing.
AIDA-America’s 300-Ton Servo Press Increases Productivity at Graham Stamping
AIDA-America Corp. (Dayton, OH) provided Graham Stamping Co. (Hermitage, PA) with a 300-ton unitized frame servo press, the DSF-N2-3000 press.
Beckwood Delivers Hydraulic and Servo-Electric Presses to Supplier of Solid-State Batteries
Beckwood Press Co. (St. Louis, MO) has delivered a 500-ton, 4-post hydraulic press and a 50-ton servo-electric press to a U.S. manufacturer of solid-state batteries.
ATI Industrial Automation Acquired by Novanta
As of August 31, ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) was officially purchased by Novanta Inc. (Bedford, MA). Novanta provides laser systems, vision systems, and motion-control components to manufacturers of medical equipment and advanced industrial equipment.