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Bodine Electric Company Expands Mechatronics Motion Control

March 1, 2008
Mechatronics, or combining electronic and mechanical devices into one integrated system, has become increasingly common. Complexity and economics are behind this trend: one recent survey of engineers showed that 71 percent of their designs include microprocessors, sensors, actuators, circuit...

SKF Certified Electric Motor Rebuilders

February 1, 2008
SKF® certified rebuilders have been uniquely equipped to provide electric motor repair services supported by highly specialized training, technology, and engineering support. Their expertise in delivering quality SKF certified motor rebuilds can help prevent recurring motor failures, extend...

Low-Temperature PVD Coatings from Oerlikon Balzers

February 1, 2008
Oerlikon Balzers has introduced BALINIT® ARCTIC, a new low-temperature line of PVD coatings for molds and components. An innovative arc technology allows BALINIT ARCTIC Coatings to be applied at 200°C (390°F), substantially lower than standard PVD coatings that are applied between...

MAG Fadal Introduces FX Series of VMCs with Infimatic Control

February 1, 2008
Vertical machining center producer MAG Fadal has announced that their FX series of machines will be available with the new Infimatic Freedom NC200TM, a digital control designed specifically for metal-cutting machine tool applications, with three highly-intuitive navigation choices. The control is...

New Catalogs of Mechanical Components from Misumi

February 1, 2008
Misumi USA, Inc., announces the immediate availability of its 2008 metric and inch catalogs of mechanical components. The metric and inch catalogs feature over 3,000 pages filled with 500,000 fixed and configurable mechanical components and other products for enhanced factory automation. Plus these...

New MarCator 1081 from Mahr Federal

February 1, 2008
For those who need the basics in a digital indicator, the new MarCator 1081 Digital Indicator from Mahr Federal offers an excellent price/performance ratio. With a measuring range of 0.5 in. (12.5 mm) and resolution to 0.00005 in. (0.001 mm), the gage features a high contrast LCD display with 10...

Methods Machine Tools Fills Newly-Created Position

February 1, 2008
Methods Machine Tools has hired James J. “Jamie” Hanson as director of corporate development. In this newly created position he will be responsible for critically evaluating every aspect of Methods’ business—from current operating procedures to supply chain...

Danfoss Drives Offers New FCD QDrive

February 1, 2008
Danfoss Drives introduces the FCD QDrive—a complete IP66/NEMA 4X enclosed decentral drive solution engineered for wall or rail mounting in any position, or atop the motor itself when ordered without a circuit breaker or output contactor. Because FCD QDrives require no cabinet space, they are...

Weiler Provides Automated Deburring Educational Brochure

February 1, 2008
Weiler Corporation’s 12-page educational brochure is an informative guide to automated deburring with brushes. The implementation of wire brushes and Nylox® abrasive nylon filament brushes in automated deburring environments has become increasingly common in recent years. This guide will...

SEW-EURODRIVE Cited for Operational Excellence

February 1, 2008
A commitment to manufacturing practices that support productivity, empower people, and protect the environment has earned the SEW-EURODRIVE plant in Lyman, South Carolina, a 2007 Top Plant award for operational excellence from Plant Engineering magazine. The SEW facility was one of three plants to...

Media Solutions Announces Promotion

January 1, 2008
Media Solutions, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Russ Willcutt to executive editor. Formerly managing editor of Gear Solutions magazine and Gear Solutions China, he will now serve as editor of those publications while overseeing all editorial aspects of the company’s growing...

Gear Solutions Congratulates Winners of GEAR EXPO Raffle

January 1, 2008
Hundreds of GEAR EXPO 2007 attendees signed up for a chance to win Nike golf clubs in Detroit last October. The winners of a Nike Sumo driver were Doug Fellman of Engineered Abrasives; Ken Keller of Engineered Tools Corporation; and Thomas Beach of Peening Technologies. Todd Sakai of YMT...

CORE Filters Available on Philadelphia Gear Web Site

January 1, 2008
Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation have announced the online availability of the company’s proprietary Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment, or CORE. Launched as an alternative to traditional barrier filtration techniques, the CORE is available in two models and filters metallic particles...

Niagara Gear Announces Plant Expansion

January 1, 2008
Niagara Gear Corporation has announced an 8,000 square-foot expansion that features an upgraded Gear Cutting Center, new manufacturing-engineering offices, and an expanded Gear Grinding Department. The recently completed expansion brings Niagara Gear’s total plant size to over 30,000 square...

Bodine Expands Inverter Duty Gearmotor Selection

January 1, 2008
Bodine Electric Company announces that it has expanded the Pacesetter™ family of AC inverter duty, three-phase gearmotors and motors. Inverter duty gearmotors are now available with Bodine’s newest gearheads: the types 3RD, HG, and CG. Typical applications for these gearmotors include...

FMA Elects New Chairman, Directors

January 1, 2008
Steve Heim, president of Brenco Industries, British Columbia, Canada, was elected to a one-year term as board chairman of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), at the group’s recent annual meeting. Also, R. Bruce Benedict, Edwin Herbert Stanley, and Al Zelt...

Street Crane Announces New Appointment

January 1, 2008
One of the most respected people in the North American crane industry, Dick Davidson. is to spearhead Street Crane Company’s sales drive in the United States and Canada. The largest independent crane maker in the U.K., Street has invested heavily in developing a new generation of advanced...

Encore Group Joins Ranks of Dura-Bar Distributors

January 1, 2008
Dura-Bar, the only North American producer of continuous cast iron bar stock, announces that it has expanded its Western U.S. and Canadian distribution network by adding the Encore Group Limited of Edmonton, Alberta. The Encore Group—which consists of Encore Metals and Team Tube in...

Advanced Heat Treat Opens New Facility

January 1, 2008
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is growing to better service its customer base. In order to meet customer needs, AHT has expanded its resources by opening a fourth full service UltraGlow® facility in Cullman, Alabama. The new facility will include one of the world’s largest vacuum ion nitriding...

New Dimensional Metrology Catalog From Mahr Federal

January 1, 2008
Mahr Federal has issued a new catalog covering the full range of the company’s dimensional metrology instruments. At over 530 pages, and printed in full color, the catalog provides complete specification and ordering information on the company’s precision gages; metrology systems; and...

Sunnen to Demonstrate New Machine at WESTEC

January 1, 2008
Sunnen’s new SV-1015 series vertical CNC honing system with integrated air gaging system will be demonstrated at WESTEC booth No. 2916. The event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 31-April 3, 2008. Matched with Sunnen’s diamond-plated CGT Krossgrinding® tools...

Makino Announces Webinar Schedule

January 1, 2008
Makino has released its 2008 first quarter webinar schedule, kicking off the new year with topics such as EDM for Aerospace and Automated Five-Axis Machining. “Machinists today need an arsenal of knowledge to tackle difficult and complex parts,” says Mark Rentschler, Makino’s...

SKF Specialty Coatings for Bearings

January 1, 2008
Specialty coatings for SKF rolling bearings offer solutions to resist wear or to insulate against stray electric currents. Most bearing types can be coated to promote longer bearing life and increased machinery uptime. Promoting wear resistance, a patented NoWear®...

Cutting Tool Edge Preparation

January 1, 2008
Conicity Technologies, the world leader in cutting tool edge preparation technology, has an informative, user–friendly Web site, listed below. The site contains a wealth of informative material including an introduction to edge preparation, case studies, lab evaluations, an edge prep image...

Flanged Linear Ball Bushings from Misumi

January 1, 2008
Misumi USA, Inc., offers round, square, and compact flange style, single or double linear ball bushings for a variety of industrial applications. These products are available standard in 52100 bearing steel (with or without electroless nickel plated surface) or 440C stainless steel cylinder and...

New KAPP KX 500 FLEX Gear Center from KAPP

December 1, 2007
The KAPP Group has introduced the KX 500 FLEX Gear Center, an efficient and economic machine built on a shared modular platform, offering application-specific production solutions that can be configured using process technologies such as continuous generating grinding, discontinuous profile...

New Company Launched by Advent Tool & Manufacturing

December 1, 2007
Advent Tool & Manufacturing announces the creation of a new company; TMFM, LLC, an Advent Tool affiliate formed to specialize in spline, form, and custom milling tools. Due to recent progress with new and innovative designs—including their recently patented spline form milling...

ANCA Appoints New CEO

December 1, 2007
Australia–based CNC grinder manufacturer ANCA has appointed Jeroen Schmits as its new CEO. He will be responsible to ANCA’s Board of Directors for all global business operations and will relocate from the United States to ANCA’s head office in Melbourne, Australia. Schmits began...

Announcements from Bison Gear & Engineering

December 1, 2007
Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation has been selected by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as a recipient of the Business Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Illinois Workforce Development Conference in October. Bison was chosen for this award because of the...

MPIF Opens International Design Competition

December 1, 2007
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has opened the 2008 International PM Design Excellence Awards Competition. The competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the commercial production of powder metallurgy (PM) components. Entries in each category (automotive, aerospace, lawn &...

Spindle Deburring Literature Available from ALMCO

December 1, 2007
A new high–production spindle–finishing machine for deburring small gears and machined parts is described in literature now available from ALMCO, Inc. The Model S2–30, requiring just 15 square feet of floor space, finishes up to 480 pieces per hour with extreme uniformity and...

Renishaw Offers Wide Range of Inspection Styli

December 1, 2007
Inventor of the touch trigger probe, Renishaw brings highest precision to part measurement, starting right at the touch with a comprehensive range of CMM and machine tool styli meeting every measurement challenge. Maximum stylus rigidity and tip sphericity are vital to probe measurement accuracy....

Koepfer Launches New KFS250 Large-Capacity CNC Hob Sharpening Machine

October 1, 2007
Due to demand for a larger capacity, heavy-duty CNC hob sharpening machine, Koepfer has developed the new KFS250 based off its popular KFS100 series. Like the current KFS100, the KFS250 series has a high-speed direct drive grinding spindle and the ability to sharpen to AGMA “AAA”...

Drake Demonstrates Gear-making Expertise at GEAR EXPO

October 1, 2007
Drake Manufacturing Services invites customers and friends to their booth #468 at GEAR EXPO October 7-10 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Manufacturers are encouraged to discuss their unique gear production challenges with Drake application engineers who will be on hand to offer solutions using a variety...

Koepfer Launches New KFS250 Large-Capacity CNC Hob Sharpening Machine

October 1, 2007
Due to demand for a larger capacity, heavy-duty CNC hob sharpening machine, Koepfer has developed the new KFS250 based off its popular KFS100 series. Like the current KFS100, the KFS250 series has a high-speed direct drive grinding spindle and the ability to sharpen to AGMA “AAA”...

SME Launches Really Simply Syndication (RSS) Online Resource

October 1, 2007
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the launch of society-related news in Really Simple Syndication (RSS) on its Web site. RSS is a labor-saving tool which allows Web users to tune into information sources that interest them and makes it possible for them to keep up with their...

M62 Gear Measurement System by Marposs at GEAR EXPO

October 1, 2007
Marposs will present its advanced M62 Turret-type OBD Gauge at GEAR EXPO 2007 in booth #316. The M62 turret-type gauge allows measurements of major diameter, minor diameter, and over-the-ball diameter (OBD) to be completed using a single gauge. Only one mastering of the gauge is required for a part...

New Vertical CNC Honing System from Sunnen

October 1, 2007
Sunnen’s new SV-310 vertical CNC honing system combines a wide choice of tooling options, large work envelope, and 762mm/30" stroke for bore sizing of small and medium-size gas/diesel engine blocks, large gears, air compressors, aerospace parts, refrigeration compressors, and similar...

Boeing Projects $70 Billion Market for Russia and the CIS

October 1, 2007
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require 1,060 new airplanes worth about $70 billion over the next 20 years, according to The Boeing Company’s updated annual forecast for the commercial airplane market. The complete forecast, known as the "Boeing Current...

Philadelphia Gear Releases New White Paper on Cooling Tower Drives

October 1, 2007
Officials of Philadelphia Gear announce the availability of a new white paper entitled "The Cooling Tower Gear Drive Dilemma: Why Applying Commodity Products to an Engineered Solution Can Cause Premature Failure." The document, available at no cost from the company, provides insight to...

World's Largest Isothermal Forging Press Being Built

October 1, 2007
Doug Currie, president of Erie Press Systems, reports that production of the world’s largest Isothermal Forging Press is underway for Ladish Co., Inc., of Cudahy, Wisconsin. The unique design of the press, rated at 12,500 tons, will allow it to forge larger–diameter, close tolerance...

SKF Spherical Roller Bearings Accommodate Heavy Radial and Axial Loads

October 1, 2007
SKF® spherical roller bearings offer a self-aligning capability to compensate for misalignment between shaft and housing or shaft deflection without increasing friction or reducing bearing life. An optimized internal design further enables these bearings to accommodate heavy radial loads and...

Trico Streamliner Grease Dispensers Save Time and Money

October 1, 2007
Trico’s new line of Streamliner grease dispensers are cost effective and a reliable alternative to manual lubrication. These units are designed for applications where it is essential to have a precise amount of grease delivered to critical machine parts. Streamliner grease dispensers save...

Highly Configurable Single-Axis Actuators from Misumi

October 1, 2007
Misumi USA, Inc., announces the introduction of its single-axis actuators, available in 208 configured styles and a standard manufacturing time of 11 working days from receipt of order. These new actuators are compatible with most servo motors and are designed to provide precision linear motion in...

Overton Gear Unveils New Look, Web Site, Capabilities

October 1, 2007
Overton Gear Corporation has recently completed a high–tech makeover of its brand to better reflect its state–of–the–art facilities, high–tech processes, and global capabilities. The makeover includes a shortened name, a new logo, and an updated Web site. "The...

Gleason Introduces Opti™Cut Gear Cutting Tools

October 1, 2007
Gleason Corporation has announced the introduction of Opti–Cut™, a new family of cutting tools for gashing, shaping, and hobbing of gears. Employing the latest in replaceable, indexable insert technology, the new line is targeted for larger gears, particularly for the wind energy,...

Machines Available from Bourn & Koch, Star SU

October 1, 2007
Star SU is offering a pre-owned Samputensili RI372 CNC external and internal gear grinder. The high precision machine was originally delivered to a U.S. customer in 2001 for producing high precision finish ground gears. The U.S. customer is replacing it with a new grinder from Star SU. Machine...

Parlec, Inc., and Mahr GmbH Announce Partnership

October 1, 2007
Parlec, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, New York, and Mahr GmbH, which is headquartered in Göttingen, Germany, have announced a bilateral partnership agreement to market and sell each company’s tool measurement and inspection products. Products covered under the agreement are...

Disc Brushes from Weiler for In-Machine CNC Deburring

October 1, 2007
Weiler Corporation, the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for the manufacturing industry, offers a line of Nylox® Disc brushes for in-machine deburring of flat parts. Easily adapted to automated equipment such as CNC machining centers, Weiler’s Nylox brushes are...

AMT Unveils IMTS 2008 Logo and Theme

October 1, 2007
AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology—announces a new theme and logo for IMTS 2008. The theme, "Connecting Global Technology," is meaningful as IMTS brings together the worldwide manufacturing community to showcase the latest innovative technologies in metalworking...

TRS2 Broken Tool Detection System from Renishaw

October 1, 2007
Renishaw halves the hardware and applies unique tool recognition electronics in the new, second–generation TRS2 broken tool detection system, making precise laser checking affordable and practical for all kinds of machine tools. Industry–first "one box" design combines the...

FANUC Robotics America Celebrates 25 Years

September 1, 2007
FANUC Robotics America, Inc.—the leading supplier of robotic automation in the Americas—recently celebrated its 25th anniversary during an employee event at the company’s 375,000 square-foot headquarters and Customer Technology Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan. “The...