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Rockwell Automation and FANUC FA America Collaboration Announced

October 6, 2010
FANUC FA America, the largest CNC organization in the Americas, and Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation solutions, have announced a collaborative effort to offer closer integration between CNC and programmable automation controller (PAC)...

New Machine Tools Division Launched by Emerson Bearing

October 6, 2010
Emerson Bearing, a Boston based bearing company catering to OEM and MRO markets throughout the U.S. and internationally, has recently announced a new Machine Tools division. Customer care representatives in the new division are trained to accommodate the unique needs of machine tool clients. The...

New Finishing Technologies Pavilion at FABTECH

October 6, 2010
A new Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference debuting at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta allows manufacturing executives to review finishing equipment, processes, services, and gain valuable technical insight. Sponsored by the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), the...

Sulzer Creates One-Stop Coatings Shop

October 6, 2010
Racing, automotive, and engineering companies now have the convenience of getting all their coating solutions from a single supplier thanks to Sulzer’s new broadened product portfolio. The company’s extended offering follows its takeover of Bekaert’s DLC coating activities, which...

Oliver Gear Earns ISO 9001-2008 Registration

October 6, 2010
Sam Haines, president of Gear Motions, joins Mike Barron, vice president/GM, and some Oliver Gear employee/owners upon their recent, successful ISO 9001-2008 Registration in the accompanying photo. Also shown in is Mark Bechteler, manager of corporate quality and continuous improvement, who led the...

Ronson Gears Announces Key Staff Moves

October 6, 2010
In preparation for anticipated accelerated growth over the next few years, gear manufacturer Ronson Gears has announced a reshuffle of management to better service new and existing customers both in Australia and overseas. Stephen Bell moves to a key role in internal sales/estimating after eight...

New Headquarters for Motoman Robotics

October 6, 2010
Ground has been broken for Motoman Robotics’ new facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. It will serve as the company’s headquarters and main manufacturing facility for its North and South American operations. A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by Steve Barhorst, president and COO of Motoman...

Machine Tool Service and Support from Konecranes

October 6, 2010
Machine Tool Solutions Unlimited (MTSU)—a part of Konecranes, Inc.—provides comprehensive services and support for all types and brands of machine tools in the manufacturing industry. The experienced and highly skilled machine tool service professionals at MTSU can provide a variety of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gear Milling Center from Heller

October 6, 2010
Manufacturers of gear components and bevel gears have been looking for alternatives to traditional hobbing processes for larger gears. In addition, improving machine tool flexibility has become more important because many gear makers can no longer afford to depend on dedicated gear machine tools....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Shaft Collars from Ruland

October 6, 2010
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc., offers a full range of shaft collars with controlled face tolerance and high holding power. Shaft collars can be used on a variety of equipment including motors, gearboxes, linear actuators, packaging equipment, printing presses, medical devices, and precision...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Wenzel Scantech Brings Portable Laser Scanner to North America

October 6, 2010
MobileScan3D is a mobile CNC laser scanning solution allowing fully automatic reverse engineering and part inspection verification. Its portability and rapid setup provides a unique opportunity to scan on location without the tedious and time consuming effort required by other portable scanners....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Permanent Magnet DC Gearmotors from Bodine Electric

October 6, 2010
The new WX gearhead is now available with two 33A permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors. The WX is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range. These gearmotors are designed to drive applications such as conveyor systems,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Energy-Efficient Ball Bearings from SKF

October 6, 2010
SKF energy-efficient ball bearings for electric motors introduce ideal alternatives to standard bearings by generating significantly less friction and subsequently reducing energy consumption. These deep groove ball bearings join a growing family of SKF energy-efficient bearing solutions engineered...

Carl Zeiss IMT and Koepfer America Form Business Partner Agreement

September 8, 2010
Carl Zeiss IMT and Koepfer America have formally joined with a new Business Partner Agreement for the United States and Canada. This agreement will provide improved technical and marketing support related to all areas of CMM gear metrology offered by Carl Zeiss. Recognized globally as a market...

Sulzer Acquires DLC Coatings Activities from Bekaert

September 8, 2010
The DLC activities of Bekaert have been acquired by Sulzer Metco, covering thermal-spray and thin-film coating technologies. The acquisition, which includes Bekaert’s diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings and racing activities, will deliver significant technological benefits to Sulzer and...

News from American Broach & Machine Company

September 8, 2010
In 2009 the American Broach & Machine Company patented the “Table Top” and “Table Top Special” broaching machines. To date six have been built, and they are quickly being recognized as the best deal in broaching. Electromechanically powered, they are clean, quiet, and...

Gleason Hosts Gear Solutions Forum

September 8, 2010
Gleason Corporation showcased its latest gear manufacturing technologies at its Gear Solutions Forum, held June 9-11, 2010, at its Gleason-Pfauter facility in Ludwigsburg, Germany. More than 360 visitors from 21 countries around the world took advantage of the opportunity to see first-hand the...

Inductoheat Designs Induction Billet Heating System

September 8, 2010
Inductoheat, Inc., has designed, manufactured, and shipped a Uniforge® Induction Billet Heating System to a leading manufacturer of hand tools including hammers, wrenches, and fubars, etc. This machine was designed specifically for heating carbon steel billets for a #8 die forger.This system is...

Verisurf Software and Nikon Metrology Announce Global OEM Agreement

September 8, 2010
Nikon Metrology and Verisurf Software have made it possible for manufacturers to drive all Nikon portable metrology devices from Verisurf’s common software platform. Supported Nikon metrology devices include Laser Radar, K-Series optical CMMs configured with scanners and probes, MCA II...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Wenzel/Xspect Solutions to Feature Wide Variety in Chicago

September 8, 2010
Wenzel/Xspect Solutions will be exhibiting a wide variety of CMMs and CMM related accessories, as well as new 3D imaging products and Wenzel GearTec gear measuring products, at IMTS 2010. A New Wenzel X-Orbit CMM equipped with the new Renishaw PH20 probe will be on display in booth #E-5157. New 3D...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Methods to Show FEELER VMCs

September 7, 2010
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, has introduced high-performance FEELER vertical machining centers featuring extensive engineering by Methods, designed to provide users unsurpassed performance and value. The FEELER VMC line is backed by...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nagel ECO Series 80 Dual Expansion Honing System

September 6, 2010
Combining roughing, finishing, and gauging in one station is a distinctive capability of the ECO Hone’s dual-expansion honing system, which will be on display at IMTS booth #N-7040. It can finish bore sizes ranging from 10 to 80 mm. Honing systems typically require separate stations for...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Liebherr LCS 1200 CNC at IMTS

September 5, 2010
Liebherr will exhibit their LCS 1200 gear grinding machine at IMTS. LCS 1200 combines both generating and profile grinding into one machine. It is able to handle workpieces up to a diameter of 1200 millimeters. Gears up to module 12 can be economically processed with the generating grinding method....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lightweight Clamping Devices from HAINBUCH

September 4, 2010
Higher productivity, lower energy consumption, and offloading of the machine-drive are the highlights of the new carbon ultra-light clamping devices that HAINBUCH now offers for machine tools as well as machining centers. Thanks to the new material the carbon fiber clamping devices are as much as...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New VTP-1000 Vertical Lathe from FUJI

September 3, 2010
FUJI Machine America Corporation’s new large VTP-1000 Vertical Lathe performs hard turning so precise that grinding is eliminated. Featuring gearless spindle technology and an RS-Slide structure, the VTP-1000 realizes contour and profile cutting accuracies within ±1µm on up to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BOHLE Introduces Five-Axis Gantry Milling Machine

September 2, 2010
The ENDURA® 700 linear gantry milling machine is the newest addition to a family of modular-designed five-axis simultaneous, high-speed linear gantry milling machines by FOOKE GmbH. They are especially suitable for the efficient machining of five sides of parts made from plastic, composite...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Display Agilus Combined Process Machine

September 1, 2010
Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services at IMTS 2010, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Visitors to Gleason Booth #N-7000 will be introduced to a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge to Display Full Range of Workholding Solutions

August 31, 2010
Emuge Corp. will showcase their comprehensive line of clamping solutions at IMTS booth #W-1536. Emuge’s workholding division specializes in providing highly accurate, almost maintenance-free customized solutions for applications from low volume job shops to high volume automotive production...

Expanded Capabilities, Promotions at Gear Technology

August 3, 2010
Gear Technology—a leading international precision gear manufacturer and related services provider—has recently announced the promotion of two senior-level managers. Joe Campa, formerly quality assurance manager, has been promoted to director of engineering. A 10-year veteran of the...

New Mitsubishi Technology at IMTS

August 3, 2010
MC Machinery Systems, Inc., will display several product lines at IMTS. Mitsubishi backs its supply chain of complementary technologies with industry-leading service and support. The FA20S Advance wire EDM features an advanced M700 series control. The Windows-based system with 15-inch LCD touch...

Gear Solutions Magazine Launches Enhanced Web Site

August 3, 2010
With new technologies available to enhance readers’ online experience, Media Solutions, Inc. (MSI)—publisher of Gear Solutions and Wind Systems—has invested in a new Web site to complement Gear Solutions magazine that is faster, cleaner, and more useful than ever before. According...

Annual Aerospace & Defense National SEA Awards select Perry Technology as Semi-Finalist

August 2, 2010
The Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Board of Directors announced the semi-finalists for the prestigious Annual Aerospace & Defense National SEA Awards on September 30, 2008. The SEA Award winners, representing thousands of small and mid-sized suppliers, customers and individuals, will be...

National Coalition of Certification Centers Offers Training

August 2, 2010
The launch of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) represents a move forward for public/private training partnerships, and the next step in technical training in the United States. What started as collaboration between one manufacturer and a single technical college today...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KAPP Group to Exhibit New Technologies

August 2, 2010
The KAPP Group will be showcasing their new machines, while also providing a direct video/audio link to its Colorado facility where demonstrations of wet grinding will be highlighted. The versatile NILES ZE 400 machine is one of the group’s most successful compact and economical machines. It...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Offerings from Liebherr on Display

August 2, 2010
Liebherr will be exhibiting a new hanging robot and loading gantries, among other equipment. The company has opened up tasks for robots which accessibility problems or a restricted action radius used to reserve for other systems. A single robot can now perform complex movements at several points....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gear Grinding Machine from Reishauer

August 2, 2010
Reishauer Corporation will introduce a new series of gear grinding machines. The RZ 260 features Reishauer’s unique continuous generating gear grinding and is based on the extremely successful RZ 150 series. The RZ 260 has not only been increased in size, all relevant components have been...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Carl Zeiss to Show the New ACCURA

August 2, 2010
Systematically implementing customer requests was the main challenge in the development of the new ACCURA® coordinate measuring machine. The result is a multisensor-capable measuring system that permits fast, economical, precise, and flexible measurements, primarily due to the use of the latest...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CNC Retrofit Program from MAG

August 2, 2010
A new CNC retrofit program from MAG allows older equipment to enter a new realm of productivity, often exceeding original specifications, and extending the life of some of the most durable, well-known machine tools from MAG legacy brands including Giddings & Lewis, Cincinnati Milacron, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Spotlight New Machines, Services

August 2, 2010
In its mission to be the industry’s Total Gear Solutions Provider Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services. Among them: the Phoenix® 280C Bevel Gear Cutting Machine, improving productivity by as much as 35 percent (shown here);...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Siemens to Present New Innovations

August 2, 2010
Siemens will introduce new solutions and services for machine tool manufacturers and end users. The new Sinumerik 828D numerical control is perfect for mid-range machine tools, designed to address the needs of complex milling and turning machines in the job shop segment. For the aerospace market...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Compact Gear Measuring Center from Klingelnberg

August 2, 2010
Klingelnberg will exhibit its compact, small-footprint design P 40 Gear Measuring Center, suitable for workpieces up to 400 millimeters outside diameter. New features include temperature sensors for ambient, machine, and workpiece temperature, allowing for the most reliable measuring results in a...

Conference Spotlights Precision Measurement/Inspection

July 7, 2010
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announces that the organization has chosen 25 technical white papers to be presented at its annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) from July 12-16, 2010, at the Grand Sierra Resort located in Reno, Nevada. White paper submissions were received...

New Appointments at Excel Gear

July 7, 2010
Excel Gear, Inc., announces the appointment of Denis Bermingham as the manager of manufacturing engineering and special projects and William “Bill” Powers as the company’s marketing manager. Both appointments were made by company president N.K. “Chinn” Chinnusamy, who...

New Release of RomaxDesigner for Transmission Design

July 7, 2010
Design engineers are increasingly presented with more challenging scenarios, especially given automotive industry trends towards more efficient, quieter, and higher performing vehicles. The need for confidence in simulation technology has never been greater. With Romax’s latest release of...

Solar Atmospheres Launches New Web Site

July 7, 2010
Over the past year Solar Atmospheres has developed a new Web site focused on reinforcing its leadership position in the vacuum heat treating industry and further demonstrating its unique capabilities and services in vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, ion nitriding, vacuum gas...

Okuma Tech Center and Hartwig Host SME Chapter

July 7, 2010
The Houston chapter of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME) held their monthly meeting and enjoyed a facility tour last May at the Okuma Tech Center. SME members and guests attended a presentation by Hartwig, Inc. Team leader Gary Frick and Bryan Newman, THINC product specialist, gave a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New NBV Vertical Machining Center from MAG

July 6, 2010
The new NBV vertical machining center is as noteworthy for what it doesn’t have as what it has. Eliminating all hydraulics, this compact VMC is flush with modular application flexibility, including configurations for three-, four-, and five-axis contouring or five-axis mill/turn work,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Multifunction Gear Shaving Machine from SICMAT

July 5, 2010
Designed for finishing high quality gears for various markets, the Raso 200 CNC shaving machine from SICMAT shaves gears with diameters ranging from 6 to 200 mm and module from 0,8 to 5 mm. Thanks to its lathe-like structure, the Raso 200 provides performance levels and stiffness comparable to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High Precision Tooling Adapters from EXSYS

July 4, 2010
EXSYS Tool, Inc., will be showcasing a variety of its high precision tooling adapters at IMTS booth #W-1474. The company’s PRECI-FLEX is the first tooling system on the market with a single base holder and multiple tooling adapters that utilizes the ER collet pocket, making lathe tooling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FANUC to Unveil CNC Innovations at IMTS

July 3, 2010
FANUC CNC America will display advanced CNC control innovations at IMTS 2010 booth #S-8919. The 30i-B Series Control is an upgrade from the 30i-A Series, offering newly enhanced features and functions with advancements in operability and maintainability. The 0i-D/0i-D Mate Control offers newly...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bevel Gear Grinding Wheels from Gleason

July 2, 2010
Gleason Corporation has broadened its line of bevel gear manufacturing solutions with a new line of high performance grinding wheels for bevel gear applications. The new wheels have been developed to Gleason standards, using the latest, most advanced abrasive materials and wheel designs, enabling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: General Purpose, High Performance Tap from Emuge

July 2, 2010
Emuge Corp. introduces the MultiTAP™, the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is also uniquely designed to produce threads within...