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Lapeyre purchases Hydrapower press brake

Lapeyre Stair Inc of Harahan LA has purchased a 28-foot, 500-ton CNC press brake from Hydrapower International Inc, based in Palmetto GA.

A division of Laitram LLC, Lapeyre Stair manufactures alternating-tread safety stairs. The Hydrapower press brake will be used to manufacture a new line of conventional stairs.

The Hydrapower Global Series tandem press brake will have new Delem DA66W Windows-based CNC controls on each end of the tandems. They will control the machines individually or as one unit. When operating individually, they control all 12 axes. The machine will enable direct communication with the Engineering Department. Installation is to take place in late August 2003.

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