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In Memoriam: Daniel Matthew Tweed, Sr.

May 29, 2008
Daniel Matthew Tweed, Sr.—age 85, and cofounder of Carnes-Miller Gear Co., Inc.—passed away on March 28, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1922 in Marshall, North Carolina. Upon leaving home he worked briefly in Baltimore, Maryland, before joining the Marines and fighting...

GETRAG, FPT Order ALD ModulTherm Heat Treatment Lines

May 29, 2008
GETRAG Transmission Manufacturing LLC has assigned ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH, in joint ownership of ALD-Holcroft Wixom Michigan, to deliver three complete ModulTherm® heat treatment lines for the heat treatment of gear parts for their PowerShift® transmissions. The furnace systems will...

Samputensili do Brasil Recognized By Eaton For Supplier Excellence

May 29, 2008
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation honored 42 of its best suppliers at its third Supplier Awards Program on April 1 at the downtown Cleveland Marriott in Ohio. Among the award winners was Samputensili do Brasil, who received recognition from Eaton in the “Indirect Materials...

Gleason Introduces OPTI-CUT of Indexable-Insert Cutters

May 5, 2008
Gleason has introduced a new line of gear gashing, shaping, and hobbing cutters that employ the latest in replaceable, indexable carbide insert technology to make significant improvements in the speed and efficiency of large spur and helical gear production.The new OPTI-CUT™ series of cutters...

Dura-Bar Products Get Bigger

May 1, 2008
Dura-Bar, the company that pioneered continuous cast bar stock in North America, is now offering round bars in extra-large sizes up to 25” in diameter. The new larger product line, Dura-Bar XL, is available in 65-45-12 ductile and G2 gray iron. The new extra-large bars are expected to widen...

Haas Automation Celebrates 25 Years of Affordable Technology

May 1, 2008
In 1983 Gene Haas founded Haas Automation, Inc., to manufacture the industry’s first fully automatic programmable collet indexer. Designed to increase production in his own machine shop, the Haas 5C indexer was an instant success, and over the next four years the product line expanded to...

Internal Deburring Brushes from Weiler

May 1, 2008
Bore-Rx™ internal deburring brushes from Weiler Corporation are designed to increase productivity of in-machine deburring in CNC machining centers. Bore-Rx brushes easily remove all burrs found at intersecting holes and other internal edges of the workpiece and can also be used for bore...

Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine Acquired by Prospect Capital

May 1, 2008
Simon Ormerod, CEO of Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine, Inc., has announced that the company has been acquired by Prospect Capital Corporation of New York. Headquartered in York, South Carolina, Ajax is a specialty manufacturer of contoured seamless rolled rings used for critical industrial...

Growth Leads to Expansion for Ipsen

May 1, 2008
Ipsen, Inc., welcomes a new year of growth and expansion at its U.S. plant locations, having just completed a yearlong project in developing, designing, and constructing a new stockroom and inventory management system.With its new material management system it is able to realize dramatic...

SME and AMTDA to Collaborate on MTELV

May 1, 2008
The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) have announced they will collaborate on the Machine Tool Experience-Las Vegas (MTELV) event to be launched in 2011. “We think this collaboration is an exciting development for...

Wind Energy Spurs Moventas’ Growth

May 1, 2008
Moventas, a supplier of wind turbine gears and industrial gears, has increased its net sales in 2007 by 40 percent. Profitability has improved, and the number of employees grew by 120. The strong growth of Moventas’ net sales is due primarily to wind turbine gears. Net sales for the wind...

Gear Solutions Announces Web Site Upgrade

April 3, 2008
After months of research into the latest available technologies, Gear Solutions magazine is pleased to announce the launch of its revamped Web site. The site has been completely redeveloped, presenting every technical article, profile, column, and special feature that has appeared in the magazine...

ANCA’s evolution of the successful RX7 CNC tool and cutter grinder

April 3, 2008
ANCA’s latest evolution of the successful RX7 CNC tool and cutter grinder, the RX7SP, is specifically designed for grinding cutting tools with diameters down to 0.5 mm. The RX7SP is the product of an extensive R&D program conducted to resolve several challenges related to grinding small...

Drakes MINI External Thread Grinder Now with New Options

April 3, 2008
Equipped for production thread grinding of parts from 1mm to 10mm diameter by up to 100mm long, Drake’s new GS:TEM “MINI” Thread Grinder is designed for higher volume, precision threaded parts manufacturers in the cutting tool, automotive, aerospace, thread gage, and medical...

INDEX has appointed Jeffrey Reinert as CEO according to management

April 3, 2008
INDEX has appointed Jeffrey Reinert as CEO as of February 10, 2008, according to management at INDEX-Werke, Esslingen, Germany. The previous CEO, Olaf Tessarzyk, has left the company. INDEX thanked him for an excellent job with INDEX Corporation in Noblesville, Indiana.Reinert has more than 20...

ABM Drives, Inc., widens the options for pallet truck OEMs

April 3, 2008
ABM Drives, Inc., widens the options for pallet truck OEMs with new, modular-design, wide-wheel bevel gear drives. The innovative TDB254WR drives bring greater compactness, stability, efficiencies, and design flexibility to traction drives for pallet, reach, narrow aisle, and stand-up trucks, AGVs,...

Lubrication and Tribology Courses Available at STLE Annual Meeting

April 3, 2008
Best lubrication practices can reduce costs by reducing energy use, extending the life of equipment, and helping to prevent equipment failures. Rocking, shaking, and frequently malfunctioning equipment are often indicators of less than ideal lubrication. Help your constituents by telling them about...

Ultrasonic Cleaning Models with Superior Features from ALMCO

April 3, 2008
An easy-to-operate, high-frequency ultrasonic cleaning machine with an agitated immersion feature that provides even greater cleaning power has been introduced by ALMCO, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal parts washers and dryers. Two heavy-duty models of the new machine move a load of parts...

E-learning Initiative by The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)

April 3, 2008
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), a trade association for the international metal powder producing and consuming industries, has just announced the launch of its long-awaited e-learning program. The online courses on various aspects of powder metallurgy (PM), available through the Web...

Selas Heat Technology Completes Capital Projects

April 3, 2008
Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC has announced the completion of two major projects at its Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, headquarters that were initiated to improve deliveries of many of the company’s high-demand thermal processing components. The first of these is a new kiln, completed in...

Sunnen to Show at EASTEC they will be demonstrated honing

April 2, 2008
Sunnen’s new SV-1000 vertical CNC honing machine series is based on an innovative modular design, engineered to scale up from a single-spindle machine to a fully automated multi-spindle unit for ultra-precise bore sizing and finishing. Designed for part diameters of 3-65 mm...

Rotary Broach News from Slater Tools

March 1, 2008
Growth in a variety of custom and specialty forms used in fasteners for the medical and aerospace industries is being supported by Slater Tools, Inc., through expansion of their hexalobular shaped rotary broaches. The contour of the hexalobular broach’s lobed recesses makes it a desirable...

Kapp Technologies Names New Manager of Manufacturing

March 1, 2008
Kapp Technologies has announced that Michael Ruppert has joined the company as manager of manufacturing. He will oversee a staff of over 25 shop technicians for the manufacturing of KAPP CBN plated tools and Coroning(R) Rings. Ruppert brings his experience working with Kapp Tools directly from...

Overton Gear Unveils Expanded Heat Treatment Facility

March 1, 2008
Overton Gear Corporation has completed a 10,000 square-foot expansion of its heat treating facility. New additions include two state-of-the-art carburizing furnaces that employ the latest U.S. and European technologies, along with an 84-inch quench press. This complements the company’s...

Drake Gear Grinder Makes Impact in Asia

March 1, 2008
Drake Manufacturing, a mid-sized U.S. machine tool builder, is steadily developing a reputation in Asia as a premier supplier of precision grinding equipment. Okamoto Corporation of Singapore produces an excellent line of surface, internal, cylindrical, and centerless grinders. But when Okamoto...

Philadelphia Gear Appoints New Sales Representative, Western Region

March 1, 2008
Philadelphia Gear, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has appointed Darren Keehn as sales representative for the Western Region of Canada, encompassing the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. In this role Keehn will be responsible for various business...

IMTS Announces Plans for a “Green” 2008 Exhibitor Kit

March 1, 2008
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) announces plans to take its 2008 exhibitor kit to a greener state. The exhibitor kit will be provided on a memory stick that can be returned to show management for re-use for IMTS 2010. “We believe it is our responsibility to reduce...

Precision AGMA Quality Gears from Perry Tool & Research

March 1, 2008
Perry Tool & Research specializes in manufacturing high-quality gears up to 12 AGMA. These close-tolerance, precision gears are ideal for use in applications where a higher pitch is critical to produce a finer movement. AGMA gears are frequently used in electrical instrumentation, business...

Growth Leads to New Staff at Ipsen

March 1, 2008
Due to strong customer demand and a positive outlook, Ipsen, Inc., added 12 new hires to its North American team in the fourth quarter of 2007. The engineering and production departments were both expanded by four each while the remaining talent is assigned to quality control, purchasing, and...

Low-Noise Gear Modules from IMS Gear

March 1, 2008
IMS Gear Planetary Gears, Inc., has recently completed the development and introduction of a new line of low-noise gear modules for their range of planetary gear units. By capitalizing on the modular gear system, it has been able to expand on its existing product range adapting low-noise helical...

Gleason Introduces Bevel and Cylindrical Gear Tester

March 1, 2008
Gleason has introduced the 360T Universal Gear Tester, the only product of its kind capable of completely automatic roll testing of spiral, hypoid, and cylindrical gearsets of virtually any configuration and shaft angle. The 360T—equipped for either fixed 90° gears or with a...

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...