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Shop Air Conservation System Available from Edmunds

December 1, 2005
With rising utility costs, many manufacturers are seeking ways to cut energy consumption, which includes the use of compressed air. To conserve this particular glutton of energy use, Edmunds Gages has developed Auto-AirT, an automatic air valve that switches on and off during air gaging...

January Software Training Class by KISSsoft

December 1, 2005
KISSsoft, USA, LLC, has scheduled a KISSsoft Software Training class to be held January 10-11, 2006, at the MicroTek Oakbrook Training Facility in Downers Grove, Illinois. The price for this two-day training class will be $1,250 per person. Each person will be supplied with a computer and training...

Boeing, Ford, and Northwestern University to Launch Technology R&D Alliance

December 1, 2005
The Boeing Company, Ford Motor Company, and Northwestern University have announced their intent to form an alliance to conduct nanotechnology research on projects of mutual interest and potential benefit to the companies' current and future products. The agreement was announced at the dedication...

Tusk Introduces Teflon and Ceramic Plane Bearings for Food and Pharma Processing

December 1, 2005
Tusk Direct, Inc., has introduced a new line of ceramic- and Teflon-lined plane bearings designed as drop-in replacements for ball bearings in linear motion applications in harsh environments and to meet the special requirements of the food and pharmaceutical processing industries. They are...

Drake Announces Reciprocal Service Agreement with Saikuni of Japan

December 1, 2005
Drake Manufacturing has reached an agreement with Saikuni Manufacturing of Japan to service its line of rack milling machines in the United States. Saikuni will provide field service in Japan for Drake's new line of linear motor thread grinders. Saikuni has machine installations in several U.S....

Inductoheat Announces INDUCTOFORGE(TM) System

December 1, 2005
The Inductotherm Group's Forging Team (Alpha 1, IHS, Newelco, and Radyne) has developed a new concept in induction billet heating systems for forging. The INDUCTOFORGE modular design concept utilizes standard product concepts to reduce costs while at the same time providing unheard of flexibility...

Trenton Forging Completes Re-certification to ISO/TS 16949:2002

December 1, 2005
Trenton Forging Company, the first forging company to achieve QS-9000 in early 1996, has finalized re-certification to the new industry standard ISO/TS 16949:2002. Trenton Forging makes product for a wide variety of industries including automotive, truck, construction, mining, and others. TS 16949...

Onset Unveils Modular Data Logging System

November 1, 2005
Onset Computer Corporation--a world leader in battery-powered data loggers--has launched the HOBO FlexSmart logger, a new modular, reconfigurable data logging system. Designed in conjunction with Architectural Energy Corporation, a national leader in building energy efficiency products and...

New Robotic Machining Cell from Programming Plus

November 1, 2005
Programming Plus Inc. (PPI), a leading value added reseller of complex milling processes, has introduced the PPI Robotic Machining CellÅ (RMC). The RMC system is a new technology designed to revolutionize large format five-axis machining. Utilizing the speed, accuracy, and flexibility of...

Six Axis Swiss-type Turning Center from Tornos, New Distributor Named

November 1, 2005
Tornos Technologies' new DECO 20s Swiss-type machine is targeted to automotive, electronics, connector, medical, and general manufacturing companies producing parts that are moderately complex and up to 20 mm in diameter. According to the company, the DECO 20s is a "mirror image"...

MDSI Expands Customer Support

November 1, 2005
Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a new service partner, S3SM, which is dedicated to providing installation, technical service, applications engineering, and support for MDSI controls customers. The announcement was made by Michael Tarr, MDSI global sales director. ...

New MC-15 Kine Roller from Kinefac

November 1, 2005
Kinefac Corporation introduces a new-concept vertical rolling axis, two cylindrical die thread and form rolling machine to meet the needs of the global fastener manufacturing industry. In this powerful 25 ton (214Kn) compact machine the rolling axis is fixed and the two dies move uniformly toward...

Protect People and Equipment with Horton Wire Form Products

November 1, 2005
Whether you need to protect valuable employees from potential machinery-related hazards or costly equipment from damage caused by debris, a Horton wire form product will accomplish the task, providing a shield without obstructing airflow. Horton engineering support services work with you to design...

Inductoheat Announces New Technology, Expanded Services

November 1, 2005
Inductoheat, Inc., is the world's first induction heating manufacturer to offer three distinct and separate technologies for heat treating gears: variable frequency, single frequency and, most recently, simultaneous dual frequency (SDF). Inductoheat introduces its SDF induction gear heating...

CMM-Manager Adds New Capability to Older CMMs

November 1, 2005
CMM-Manager(tm) software from Integrated Quality, Inc., upgrades the performance and productivity of older coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) by providing advanced measurement, operator interface, and programming functions normally found only on newer and more expensive CMM systems. Working...

Gear Solutions Applies for BPA Worldwide Membership

October 1, 2005
Gear Solutions magazine has applied for business publication membership in BPA Worldwide. Gear Solutions is published by Media Solutions, Inc. BPA Worldwide will track circulation for Gear Solutions based on business/distribution, demographics, and geographic coverage. The magazine will have 12...

New Coolant from T&L Specialty Company

October 1, 2005
A growing number of machine shops and industrial metalworking facilities are enjoying a more-efficient and pleasant workplace environment after introducing a new, uniquely biostable coolant into their operations. Shur CoolÆ 4055, recently developed by T&L Specialty Company, is a...

New Twin Spindle VMCs from CHIRON

October 1, 2005
The latest twin spindle VMC in CHIRON America's line-up is the DZ15WM IWW, featuring an 800mm trunnion bridge plate with a swing circle of 450mm. Other recently introduced twins include the DZ 15 KW MAGNUM IWW high speed vertical machining center with an envelope of 15.75" x 15.75" x...

New CINCOM L-720 Lathe from Marubeni Citizen-Cincom

October 1, 2005
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom, Inc., is proud to introduce CINCOM L-720, the fastest and most efficient seven-axis L20 series Swiss type lathe ever developed by Citizen. The new CINCOM L-20 series lathe must be seen to appreciate its speed and tooling flexibility. Its productivity is dramatically...

New Industrial Gear Oil Range from Shell

October 1, 2005
Shell lubricants companies have launched a revitalized range of mineral and synthetic industrial gear oils for the U.S. market. Shell Omala, Shell Omala HD, and Shell Tivela S gear oils have been specially formulated to help prolong gear life and reduce unscheduled downtime, which can help...

Boeing to Contribute $1 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief

October 1, 2005
The Boeing Company has announced that it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and will match employee and retiree contributions to that organization through the company's Employees Community Fund. The match is dollar-for-dollar for employees and 50...

LMT-Fette Invests in U.S. Market

October 1, 2005
The Leitz Metalworking Technologies Group (LMT), one of the finest providers of high end tooling solutions and services for the metalworking industry in Europe, is taking its next step in the U.S. market. Enhanced local engineering, production, service, and new management will ensure customized,...

New Tool Measurement System from ANCA Works Inside Grinder

October 1, 2005
Users can rapidly measure the shape, profile, and outer diameter of a cutting tool while it is clamped in the grinding machine, and then compare measurements to ideal tool geometry with ANCA's new iView system. The benefit is that discrepancies can then be addressed immediately without the need to...

Gleason Celebrates 140-Year Anniversary

September 1, 2005
This year The Gleason Works celebrates its 140th anniversary. William Gleason founded the company in 1865 to manufacture a general line of metal working tools and machines, with special emphasis on engine lathes and planers. In 1874, he invented the first bevel gear planer. This development proved...

New Lynx Turning Center from Daewoo

September 1, 2005
The new Lynx 220 packs speed and power in an economical O.D. turning center. Three models are available: the 220A with a 6.5" chuck, the 220C with an 8.25" chuck, and a 220LC with an 8.25" chuck and elongated bed. All are powered by a 20 Hp motor that provides the muscle to power...

Drake Adds Auto-Load Option to its New Line of Thread Grinders

September 1, 2005
Drake's GS:TE-LM thread grinders can now be ordered with a sophisticated robot load/unload system that provides maximum throughput for high volume production of ground threads. The auto load system consists of an infeed conveyor, robot with dual grippers, and an exit conveyor. The infeed conveyor...

New Single-Spindle CNC Bar Machine from INDEX

September 1, 2005
INDEX Corporation introduces its C65 CNC Single Spindle Bar Machine, continuing a 90-year tradition of building successful single-spindle bar automatics featuring a heavy-duty counter-spindle and Y-axis for extended machining flexibility and increased speed. With optional 42mm (1 5/8 inch), or...

Sunnen SV-1000 Masters Small-Bore Honing Tasks

September 1, 2005
The SV-1000 Vertical Honing System from St. Louis-based Sunnen Products Company delivers precision honing performance to medium- to high-volume small bore applications, 3 mm to 65 mm (.120" to 2.56"). The SV-1000 features a new tool stroking system that delivers more control and higher...

New DEFORM-HT Heat Treating Simulation Software

September 1, 2005
The new DEFORM-HT heat treating simulation software provides quantitative information on critical process and part-specific variables that has previously been unobtainable before, even with shop trials. It is the first heat treating simulation package that can fully integrate its results with...

Specialty Greases For Demanding Applications from Jet Lube

September 1, 2005
From food grade applications to high temperature kilns, a complete line of EP greases is now available from Jet Lube. These are not standard automotive grade greases. Each grease is specifically formulated to extend the service life and maintenance intervals associated with the most demanding...

Philadelphia Gear Names Swearingen General Manager, Gulf Coast and Southern Regions

September 1, 2005
A full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, Philadelphia Gear Corporation announces the promotion of Boyd Swearingen to general manager for the company's Gulf Coast and Southeast regions. As GM, Swearingen will oversee activities at Philadelphia Gear's Gulf Coast and...

Gleason Acquires M&M Precision Systems

August 1, 2005
Gleason Corporation has acquired M&M Precision Systems Corporation of West Carrolton, Ohio, a global leader in gear inspection and manufacturing process control systems for gears of all types. M&M's products and services are sold worldwide and include CNC gear inspection systems, most...

LMT-Fette Introduces Inch Versions of HSC Feed End Mill

August 1, 2005
Now available in inch as well as metric sizes, LMT-Fette's HSC FeedÅ continues to offer true high feed capability in a solid carbide end mill. It is designed for roughing and semi-finishing of hardened die & mold steels. With chip loads up to .031" per tooth and cutting speeds in...

New Standard Option Panels from Danfoss

August 1, 2005
Danfoss North America Motion Controls introduces a new compact standard enclosure for 125HP through 350HP VLT Series drives. These compact enclosures provide a complete control solution in nearly any industrial, HVAC, or water and wastewater application that utilizes variable frequency drives for...

Dow Announces New Sales Manager, Streamlined Distribution Network

August 1, 2005
Mike Lewis has been named North American sales manager for ANGUS Chemical Company--a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company--and Dow Biocides, succeeding Greg Jorjorian, who retired in May. Lewis assumes the sales manager responsibilities in addition to his current role as North...

Sunite(r) Alcrona from Samputensili for Tool Harness and Performance

August 1, 2005
Aluminum chromium nitride (AlCrN) is one of the best tool coating solutions on the market today. Including chromium in coating compounds allows much higher performance to be achieved under certain conditions than when titanium-based coatings are used. Samputensili--the Bologna company which...

ExxonMobil Introduces Improved System for Dispensing and Transporting Grease

August 1, 2005
Providing industrial companies and trucking fleets with a convenient way to handle, transport, and dispose of grease, ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System. At the heart of ExxonMobil's GOLD System is the protective Fluid-Bag Flexi...

OSU GearLab Presents Basic Gear Noise Short Course

August 1, 2005
The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 26 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists alike who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems. Attendees will learn how to design gears to minimize the major excitations of gear...

New Sunnen HPH Honing Tools Fit High-Production Applications

August 1, 2005
Sunnen Products Company's new generation High-Production Helix (HPH) Single Stroke Honing Tools offer fast stock removal, consistent bore geometry and can be designed to economically optimize specific high-production applications. Plated diamond HPH Single Stroke Honing Tools are manufactured...

CHIRON Announces New Quick Change Fixture for Auto Wheel Drilling

July 1, 2005
The WM (Wheel Machine) series of CNC vertical machining centers from CHIRON feature a new quick-change fixture. "It's a quick four-step process," says Zip Lancaster, wheel machine specialist. "Radial clamp arms and spring-loaded pins have replaced time-consuming screws. Now...

Raycar Adds Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder with Onboard Gear Analyzer

July 1, 2005
In a recent press release Raycar Gear & Machine announced that it has added its second Hofler CNC Gear Grinder. This Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder, along with the company's recently purchased Hofler Helix 400 CNC Gear Grinder, allows Raycar to better serve its customers. The 700 Gear...

Bodine Announces New Inverter Duty Motors and Gearmotors

July 1, 2005
Bodine Electric Company announces the development of the new Pacesetter(tm) family of AC inverter duty motors, gearmotors, and AC variable speed controls. These products consist of all new motor and gearhead combinations for maximum output power in the smallest package. Applications for the new...

Koepfer Joins EMAG Group

July 1, 2005
In a recent press release Raycar Gear & Machine announced that it has added its second Hofler CNC Gear Grinder. This Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder, along with the company's recently purchased Hofler Helix 400 CNC Gear Grinder, allows Raycar to better serve its customers. The 700 Gear...

ExxonMobil Introduces Improved System for Dispensing and Transporting Grease

July 1, 2005
Providing industrial companies and trucking fleets with a convenient way to handle, transport, and dispose of grease, ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System. At the heart of ExxonMobil's GOLD System is the protective Fluid-Bag Flexi...

New Sunnen HPH Honing Tools Fit High-Production Applications

July 1, 2005
Sunnen Products Company's new generation High-Production Helix (HPH) Single Stroke Honing" Tools offer fast stock removal, consistent bore geometry and can be designed to economically optimize specific high-production applications. Plated diamond HPH Single Stroke Honing Tools are...

Danfoss Provides Geared Motor Solutions for Harsh Environments

June 1, 2005
Danfoss Bauer's three-phase BS Series worm geared motors come as a standard two-stage design for improved efficiency. These robust gearmotors offer a variety of installation options, including foot or flange with single or double output shaft, shaft mounting with hollow shaft in keyed, or shrink...

New TesaStar Probes from Brown & Sharpe

June 1, 2005
TesaStarÆ Touch Trigger Probes from Brown & Sharpe Tesa feature an adjustable measuring force to prevent inadvertent triggering when a long stylus is used. Probe trigger force can be easily adjusted using the hexagonal wrench supplied with it. Clockwise rotation increases the trigger...

Bourn & Koch and Star SU Announce Agreement

June 1, 2005
Timothy E. Helle, president of Bourn & Koch, Inc., Brad Lawton, president of Star Cutter Co., and David W. Goodfellow, president of Star SU LLC have announced that a mutual agreement between Bourn & Koch and Star SU has been reached for the consolidation of sales activities of each...

New Saw Series from Cosen

June 1, 2005
Cosen Saws U.S.A. is proud to announce a new series of sawing machines to the U.S. market: the CTS Series. CTS machines are a carbide-tipped circular sawing system. The machines are available in three sizes: KD-65, KD-100, KD-150 or 2.56", 3.93", and 5.90" round capacities...

Star SU Welcomes New Gear Tool Project Engineer

June 1, 2005
Mark Ritchie has joined Star SU LLC as gear tool project engineer. He comes to Star SU from Gleason Cutting Tools, where he held a similar position during the past six years working in Rockford, Illinois. Prior to that position Ritchie worked for Atwood Mobile Products for four years. Ritchie...

New Ergo-Tranz T2 Transporter/Lift from ErgotecH

June 1, 2005
ErgotecH, Inc., has announced the introduction of the Ergo-Tranz T2 Transporter that offers smart functionality at a breakthrough price of only $2,495. The T2 is a lightweight, maneuverable, battery-powered transporter that allows an operator--regardless of their size and strength--to move and...

Inductoheat Provides Axle Shaft Hardening with VSM-95

June 1, 2005
The Inductoheat VSM-95Å vertical scanning machine is tooled up to process axle shafts. A major Midwest automotive supplier selected the VSM-95 based on the machine's rugged design and flexibility afforded with its advanced PLC based controls. The VSM-95, with options supplied, is able to...