Press Releases


Appoints Adrian Barnes to Head

(Franklin, MA) DCI Corporation has announced the opening of an international office located in Hampshire, England.  "DCI/ Europe" will focus on providing customer sales and support for its Astro Dispense Systems division in the European countries as well as those in Asia, South America, and Australia.  Mr. Adrian Barnes has been named International Business Manager of the new operation.  The announcement was made by Mr. Joseph Palermo, president of DCI Corporation.

     "We established an international post to better serve our existing overseas customers and to foster new growth beyond North America," said Palermo.  "Our domestic sales and service network is solid.  It's time to make a firm commitment to the rest of the world, and Adrian Barnes is well-equipped to spearhead this effort."

      Barnes comes to DCI Europe with over a decade of international sales experience in the dispensing equipment industry.

     Astro Dispense Systems, a DCI company, manufactures a range of automatic dispensing equipment primarily used to assemble components in the PC board, automotive, and medical industries.


(Farmington, CT)  Edmunds Gages has published a new, 4-color brochure describing its column amplifiers for air-electronic and electronic dimensional measurement gaging. Sizes, squareness, match gaging, and tapers are among the different checks that can be  accomplished using an Edmunds column.

     Edmunds offers two different column amplifiers. The Accu-Setter is a microprocessor that, according to the company, is the most advanced in the industry. A new version of this column was recently introduced offering several new features, such as 4-check programming, auto recognition, auto reset, and 6-part program memory. The Trendsetter is an analog column featuring a wide range of plug-in modules to enhance its capabilities. Multiple Trendsetters can be connected together for greater display flexibility.

     For complete details, request a free brochure, or contact Edmunds Gages at (860)677-2813,


(Brookfield, CT )  Tornos will introduce the latest addition to its popular DECO 2000 series at IMTS 98 in Chicago, September 9 - 16.  Tornos will be located in booth #8727, McCormick Place South.  The new, single-spindle DECO 2000 is larger than the other 7, 10, and 20mm models; it can accommodate bar diameters of 26mm (up to 32mm optional).  The increased size catapults this DECO into competition with small lathes, in addition to conventional Swiss-type screw machines.  Now, those turning larger parts can reap the benefits other DECO users are experiencing.

     The 26mm DECO 2000 provides 10 axes of motion.  As options, C-axis headstock and counter spindle can be added for more flexibility, offering a total of 12 axes.  Further, up to four tools can work simultaneously.

     The real innovation of the DECO 2000 concept is the way the past and present have been juxtaposed.  The legendary, mechanical productivity of cam-driven automatic lathes has been coupled with the high degree of flexibility offered by CNC machines.  This is accomplished by Tornos' patented PNC-DECO (parallel numerical control) system and dedicated TB-DECO software.  The technology replaces mechanical cams by creating electronic paths to the individual tool holders, all controlled by a clock, which Tornos calls "virtual cams."  TB-DECO, run on Microsoft Windows, controls all aspects of the programming and machining.  Programming can be done separately from the machine on any PC, thereby eliminating machine downtime.

     Customers report at least matching cam machine productivity and doubling or tripling conventional CNC productivity with DECO 2000 machines.

     For more information contact Tornos Technologies U.S. Corporation, 70 Pocono Road, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804, (203)775-4319,