Archives November 2003


November 2003


Company Profile: Modern Gearing

As president and owner of Modern Gearing, Matt Lane has worked hard to uphold—and enhance—the reputation of a company with a long tradition of service and quality.

When Matt Lane tells the story of how he came to be owner of Modern Gearing, his voice takes on a certain incredulous tone… and it’s no wonder. “I’m basically a toolmaker by trade, and I was working for a large valve manufacturing company when a local machine tool dealership hired me to train new […]
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Company Profile: mG miniGears

With a global presence, a reputation for precision, and an aggressive business plan, mG miniGears is poised and prepared to expand on its position as a market leader.

In 1976, Vincenzo de’ Stefani was presented with an interesting opportunity. Founder and owner of a company in Padova, Italy, that manufactured large gearing for marine applications, he was approached by a business associate who was having difficulty obtaining the smaller gears he needed for power hand tools, and who asked him to give it […]
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Q&A with Kurt Medert

AGMA’s Kurt Medert is the man responsible for Gear Expo, and we bring his words straight from the 2003 show floor.

How do you decide where to hold Gear Expo? AGMA has a Trade Show Advisory Council that’s composed of exhibitorsãlarge and small gear manufacturers and suppliers. The council and I work together to identify the potential locations for the show. Gear Expo is held in Detroit every other show, and since 1993 we’ve also been […]
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FARO Debuts Advantage Line of Measurement Products

On September 4, 2003, FARO Technologies, Inc., announced that it has fortified its position as the market-share leader in the portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM) field with its latest product line: the Advantage Series. The Advantage FaroArm and the FARO Advantage Tracker will be the company’s most inexpensive CMMs, with prices in the United States […]
November 1, 2003

Philadelphia Gear Offers Replacement Parts Price Quotes Online

In a press release dated September 4, 2003, Philadelphia Gear Corporation–a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions located in Norristown, Pennsylvania–announced the online availability of price quoting for replacement parts through the company’s Web site. Philadelphia Gear customers can request price quotes at no cost via the Web site’s "Parts Quote" section. Price […]
November 1, 2003

Dana Corp. Announces New Lightweight Spicer Tag Axle

The Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Systems Division has introduced a new patent-pending tag axle specifically designed for 6×2 vehicle configurations requiring reduced weight in a variety of heavy-duty truck applications. Weighing in at only 255 lbs., the Dana Spicer® tag axle features the same external geometry as a standard drive axle to enable the use […]
November 1, 2003

New Line of Hoists from Ace Engineering

Ace World Companies has announced that its revolutionary Eliminator Class series hoists are now in full production. As with all heavy-duty Ace World Companies hoists, The Eliminator class hoists have reducer cases that split along the center-line of the shafts to facilitate easy repair and reduced maintenance cost. Sheaves are hardened to 400 Brinell for […]
November 1, 2003

Balzers Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A quarter of a century has passed since Balzers launched its revolutionary tool coating technology: revolutionary because very hard, adherent coatings could be applied at temperatures below 900 degrees F, which is suitable for high speed and common tool steels. Today, Balzers is a global market leader, serving its customers in a fast growing network […]
November 1, 2003