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October 2016

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F usion Inc. has completed the installation of its latest capital investment — a coating cell capable of handling compo- nents up to 100 in. (2540 mm) in diameter, 28 ft. (8.5 m) long, and 80,000 lbs. (36,287 kg), measuring 16 ft. (4.8 m) wide by 13 ft. (3.9 m) high by 51 ft. (15.5 m) long — the new cell is the company's largest to date. The roof of the coating cell opens hydraulically to facilitate the use of an overhead crane for load- ing and unloading. Fusion Inc. also added a tug and two large- capacity transfer cars to safely move large/heavy components to and from the blasting room to the coating cell. The coating cell has several cameras mounted inside and outside, allowing operators to see what is happening at all times during the coating process. The cameras also allow the customer to view their product as it goes through the coating process. "What is unique about cameras on the inside of the booth is that not only can you see and have the history of what is going on," said Jeff Fenner, Outside Sales & Customer Service, "but we will be able to send the customer a link, inviting them to view the coating of their part in live time." "In most cases, our customer is the end user, the OEM man- ufacturer, or the service company," added Fenner. "Our cus- tomers include Dresser-Rand, Ariel, Elliott, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, GE, Sulzer, Baker Hughes, NOV, and others. Components can come from anywhere around the globe to their service cen- ters in the US, and from there, they send the components to us for repair." The new coating cell is the latest in a long list of recent capi- tal investments the company has made. Within the last twelve months, Fusion Inc. has added a brand new GM25H Series OD Grinder with digital readout and a 16-ft.-long part capacity and taper capability; a brand new GM32 Series OD Grinder with digital readout and a 13-ft.-long part capacity and taper capabil- ity; and a brand new large-capacity lathe with digital readout and component capabilities of up to 82 in. (208.3 cm) in diam- eter by 157 in. (398.7 cm) overall length.

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