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In April, a spokesperson for UBE Machinery Inc. proudly announced that the company had shipped its 200th machine from its North American manufacturing facility in Ann Arbor, MI.

Our source also wants you to know that it built the industry’s—make that the world’s—largest reciprocating-screw all-electric injection unit last month, the UN2000, a 419-oz (PS) cannon for its all-electric, wide-platen 2000-ton all-electric press.

In 1995 UBE introduced both 720- and 950-ton all-electric machines, followed shortly thereafter by 1320- and 1550-tonners, and then by 1800- and 2000-ton all-electrics.

"All of these sizes have been installed and are producing parts in the United States, as well as other global locations," our source says.

All together UBE provides all-electrics and hydraulics from 35 to 7000 tons.

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