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INTEGRAmotor from Bodine

June 1, 2005
Bodine Electric Company introduces the INTEGRAmotor, which combines a Brushless DC motor and speed control into one compact package. The INTEGRAmotor is designed to reduce wiring and panel space, minimize EMI, and reduce assembly time and cost. Typical applications include office equipment,...

Memoriam: Bennie L. Boxx

May 1, 2005
We would like to extend our sympathy and best wishes to the family and friends of Bennie Boxx, founder of B&R Machine and Gear Corporation, who passed away on January 2, 2005. The following is a tribute written by the Boxx family. Bennie L. Boxx, founder of B&R Machine and Gear...

LMT-Fette Introduces New Tangential Thread Rolling Heads

May 1, 2005
LMT-Fette Tangential Thread Rolling Heads come pre-synchronized for efficient setup with no roll timing. Because symmetrical roller repositioning is performed with a central setting screw, and away from the rolling system, operators can expect a staggering 75 percent reduction in setup time. The...

New Gleason PHOENIX® II 600HC Bevel Gear Cutting Machine

May 1, 2005
Gleason's new PHOENIX® II 600HC CNC Bevel Gear Cutting Machine features a breakthrough monolithic column design that optimizes dry machining, significantly reduces floor space requirements, and greatly improves cycle times. Based on the highly successful Gleason PHOENIX® II 275HC, but...

CHIRON Series 12K VMCs Offer Fast, Accurate Precision Machining

May 1, 2005
The Series 12K vertical machining centers from CHIRON America, Inc., are designed for high performance, high productivity precision machining operations. The modular system design of the Series 12K allows it to be configured as a single spindle (FZ 12K) or dual spindle (DZ 12K) machining center....

New BobCAD-CAM V20

May 1, 2005
The new BobCAD-CAM V20 CAD-CAM system provides manufacturers with the right approach to shop floor CNC programming the easy and affordable way. Version 20 has an easy to use and understand interface, provides powerful CAD design capabilities that wouldn't be found in any other system priced in the...

Brown & Sharpe Introduces "Fastest in Class" Micro-Hite CMMs

May 1, 2005
Brown & Sharpe Inc., a Hexagon Metrology Company, has introduced a new line of its Micro-Hite 3D series (small air bearing coordinate measurement machines) equipped with TESASTAR probes and PC-DMIS software. The Micro-Hite range is a complete system solution from Hexagon Metrology, designed...

FriCSo Announces Revolutionary Friction and Wear Reduction Technology

May 1, 2005
FriCSo, Ltd., has announced a new and revolutionary technology that enables near-frictionless motion of machines, engines, transmission systems, turbines, pumps, bearings, dies, molds, and other systems. The new technology addresses extreme tribological conditions such as poor lubrication, high...

New In-Process Functional Gear Inspection Systems from M&M Precision

May 1, 2005
M&M Precision has introduced a new line of in-process inspection equipment for functional gear inspection. The systems are designed around a completely modular design concept, which allows for ease of integration to customer-specific applications. The new product family is available in three...

INDEX to Demonstrate New Equipment at PMTS Show

April 1, 2005
INDEX Corporation will demonstrate its innovative MS52 six-spindle CNC Bar/Chucker with 52mm/2-inch bar capacity and 100mm/4-inch chuck capacity machine at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) in Columbus, Ohio, May 3-5, booth #700. The machine on exhibit is configured as a chucker...

GBI Cincinnati and TechSolve Join Forces at Eastec

April 1, 2005
International machine tool distributor GBI Cincinnati and the machining part cost reduction experts TechSolve have announced that they are combining their expertise to provide a practical machining demonstration at Eastec 2005, which will be held May 24-26 in West Springfield, Massachusetts....

Sunnen SV-200 Vertical Honing System Features Precision Stroking

April 1, 2005
The SV-200 Vertical Honing System, from St. Louis-based Sunnen Products Company, features a new tool stroking system that delivers exceptional control and higher accuracy in bore size and finish. Sunnen's new stroker design for the SV-200 delivers a consistent crosshatch pattern throughout the...

Hexagon Metrology and Brown & Sharpe Announce New North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility

April 1, 2005
Hexagon Metrology North America and parent company Hexagon AB of Sweden have announced their recent acceptance of an offer by the state of Connecticut to support the relocation of Hexagon Metrology and Brown & Sharpe's North American headquarters to North Stonington, Connecticut. The...

New Sales Manager named at Bijur Lubrication Group

April 1, 2005
Bijur® Lubrication Group, a leading global manufacturer of centralized lubrication systems and components, has announced the appointment of Lee McGillivray as North America sales manager. McGillivray will be responsible for all sales-related functions in the United States, Canadan and Mexico...

Inductotherm Announces Personnel Changes

April 1, 2005
Inductotherm Group--headquartered in Rancocas, New Jersey--has appointed Douglas R. Brown as president of its forging division. Brown is based out of Inductoheat, Inc., the group's Madison Heights, Michigan, office. His new responsibilities include the global sales, marketing, and manufacture of...

Preco Laser Systems Makes New Appointments

April 1, 2005
Preco Laser Systems, LLC, a leader in materials processing, has named D. Mark Douglass, Ph.D., as senior applications development engineer. The expansion of Preco Laser Systems' (PLS) Laser Application's Lab further strengthens the company's ability to meet the needs of its customers. Douglass's...

Detroit Precision Hommel to Demonstrate at Quality Expo

April 1, 2005
The leader in optical shaft measurementã Detroit Precision Hommelãwill demonstrate its Opticline noncontact CNC shaft gaging system at Quality Expo, to be held April 19-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The system measures form, dimensional, and...

Gleason Corporation Names New Executive Officers

March 1, 2005
In a press release dated January 17, 2005, the board of directors of Gleason Corporation announced the resignation of President and Chief Executive Officer David J. Burns, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests and opportunities. "David was a fine steward of the company as CEO....

Machine Tool Organizations Announce Rise in Sales

March 1, 2005
November U.S. machine tool consumption totaled $275.20 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association, and AMT, the Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program (outlined below), was up 18.3...

Boeing Announces Major Orders from Continental, Air Europa

March 1, 2005
Boeing and Continental Airlines have announced major steps in support of the airline's growth, including its plans to purchase 10 7E7 Dreamliner airplanes. The companies signed an agreement calling for delivery of the 7E7-8s beginning in 2009. The 7E7 order is valued at approximately $1.3 billion...

Briney to Show New Shrink-Fit System at WESTEC

March 1, 2005
At SME's WESTEC--April 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center--Briney Tooling Systems will demonstrate the capabilities of a powerful new affordable tabletop induction heating unit designed to shrink-fit H-6 tolerance high speed steel and carbide cutting tools from .125-1.00 in. (3mm-25mm)...

Materials Science & Technology 2005 Event Announced

March 1, 2005
ASM International and four other world-class materials societies are working together to create the only event spanning the entire spectrum of materials science and engineering: Materials Science & Technology 2005 (MS&T '05). MS&T '05 will be held Sept. 25-28 at the Lawrence Convention...

DIANAMIC Announces Reishauer Distribution Agreement

March 1, 2005
Based in Troy, Michigan, DIANAMIC Abrasive Products, Inc., has been named exclusive aftermarket distributor of the diamond and cBN dressing tools and wheels manufactured by Reishauer AG. Reishauer AG has been a leading manufacturer of gear grinding machines for the past 200 years. Its diamond and...

Hollow Shaft Gearmotors from Bodine

March 1, 2005
Bodine Electric has developed a new selection of hollow shaft right angle AC, DC, and BLDC gearmotors. The hollow shaft designs optimize mountings, saving on assembly labor and reducing the number of component parts. Today engineers face mounting pressure to decrease size, component count,...

LMT-Fette Announces New Series of Single-Blade Reamers

March 1, 2005
The new SBR series of single-blade reamers from LMT-Fette features fine radial adjustment for superior hole accuracy and compensation after regrinding. The SBR features optimized two-point cutter clamping, ensuring precise support for cutting inserts and allowing for superior repeatability....

Bodine Motor Contest Marks Company's 100th Year

February 1, 2005
In celebration of Bodine Electric Company's 100th anniversary, the company has announced a contest designed to find the oldest Bodine motor or gearmotor. There are three ways to win: 1) $1,000 for the oldest Bodine product still doing its job; 2) $1,000 for the oldest Bodine product...

AGMA Announces First 2005 Gear School

February 1, 2005
The American Gear Manufacturers Association has announced its first regional gear school for 2005. The School for Gear Manufacturing Technology will be presented by Gear Consulting Group March 14-16 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Star SU will host the course at its headquarters. The three-day...

SME Enhances Rapid Prototyping Resources

February 1, 2005
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the creation of a 3D Data Capture/Reverse Engineering technical groupãone of seven in its Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing Technical Community. Todd Grimm, president of T.A. Grimm & Associates, Inc., has been named...

New Actuator from Danaher Motion for Sweeper Brush and Squeegee Applications

February 1, 2005
Danaher Motion introduces Thomson Sweeper Head Lift Actuators. Available with optional IP56 protection, these actuators offer two-, four-, or six-inch stroke lengths with short retracted lengths and provide 250 lbs/force at 1 in/sec or 500 lbs/force at 0.5 in/sec. This makes them an ideal solution...

New Canadian Sales Rep at Philadelphia Gear

February 1, 2005
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the appointment of GaÈtan Perron to the position of sales representative, servicing existing Philadelphia Gear customers in Canada and expanding PGC's customer base in Eastern...

Danfoss Bauer's BK Series Geared Motors Offer Maximum Versatility

February 1, 2005
Three-phase BK Series helical geared motors from Danfoss Bauer are available with power from 0.075 to 50HP, with output speeds of 0.3 to 230 rpm and torque range of 650 lbf-in to 163,700 lbf-in. The BK Series offers a variety of possible installation methods--foot or flange with single or double...

Curtiss-Wright Wins U.S. Army, Lockheed Contracts

February 1, 2005
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has received firm-fixed-price contracts with a value of approximately $9 million from the United States Army Tank, Automotive, and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Rock Island, Illinois. The contract awards are for the procurement of a variety of electrical components,...

New Coolant Recycling System from Universal Separators

February 1, 2005
The new standard for economical on-site recycling of used coolants and washwaters has been introduced by Universal Separators, Inc., and the SmartSkim® family of products. The CoolantLoopTM is a proven fluid management process for plants with individual coolant sumps. Incorporating the...

Vermont Machine Tool Certified as Five Star Machine Tool Retrofitter by GE Fanuc

January 1, 2005
Vermont Machine Tool, Inc., has announced its certification in GE Fanuc's new Five Star Machine Tool Retrofit Program. The program certifies a retrofit provider's technical and project-management capabilities, matches retrofit projects with qualified best-in-class providers, and helps to ensure...

New Technology from Leistritz

January 1, 2005
Leistritz, best known for its whirling technology, is first to develop an innovative solution to machining difficult internal threads. The process--called internal whirling, which will be described in an in-depth article to appear in the March 2005 issue of Gear Solutions magazine--was originally...

Star SU to Distribute Hainbuch Welge, LeCount Products

January 1, 2005
Star SU, LLC, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and Hainbuch Welge Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have announced a mutual agreement for the sales and distribution of Hainbuch workholding tooling related to the manufacture of gears. Star SU will promote, sell, and distribute Hainbuch Welge...

Induction Hardening Available from Penna Flame

January 1, 2005
Penna Flame Industries of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announces the addition of induction hardening to its list of surface-hardening capabilities. Along with induction hardening, the company now offers single-tooth contour gear hardening, insuring the longevity of gears tooth by tooth. The contour...

Curtiss-Wright Acquires Government Marine Business Unit Division of Flowserve

January 1, 2005
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has completed the acquisition of the Government Marine Business Unit (GMBU) division of Flowserve Corporation for approximately $28 million in cash. GMBU will operate as a business unit of the Flow Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. With 2003 sales of...

Czech-Made Machine Tools from Havlik

January 1, 2005
Havlik Machine Tools, Inc., is a joint venture between Havlik International Machinery and Berbeck Equipment Technologies Ltd. It was created in January 2003 as an importer and distributor of machine tools manufactured in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Between them the two companies have more than...

ATS Lands $17 Million Auto-Parts Order

January 1, 2005
ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., has secured an automation systems order worth $17 million Canadian--and $14 million in U.S. currency--from a major North American Tier I automotive customer. The order is for a state-of-the-art automated manufacturing system and will include seven ATS...

New 777 Freighter Expands Boeing's Cargo Leadership Role

January 1, 2005
Boeing is expanding its popular 777 commercial airplane family by offering a cargo model that will be the world's largest and most capable twin-engine freighter. Due to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2008, the new Boeing 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR...

Robust, Durable Geared Motors from Danfoss Bauer

December 1, 2004
Danfoss Bauer's three-phase BG Series helical geared motors are engineered to drive machines and equipment of all types. These motors are available with power from 0.075 to 50HP, with output speeds of 0.3 to 540 rpm and torque range of 177 lbf-in to 163,700 lbf-in. The BG Series comes as a...

Bodine Electric Company Celebrates 100 Years

December 1, 2004
Bodine Electric Company will celebrate its 100th anniversary of producing fractional horsepower electric motors in 2005. The company has been designing and building electric motors almost as long as there have been electric motors. Brothers Carl and Paul Bodine founded Bodine Electric in Chicago...

New Gleason-Hurth ZH 200 Gear Honing Machine

December 1, 2004
The critical finish machining of the tooth flanks of hardened gears now can be performed much more efficiently, economically, and to higher quality standards with the introduction of Gleason's new ZH 200 Gear Honing Machine. The new ZH 200 joins the popular and field-proven ZH 250 as the...

Boeing Confirms Primaris Airlines' Selection of the 7E7 Dreamliner

December 1, 2004
The Boeing Company has confirmed that Primaris Airlines, Inc., has chosen the Boeing 7E7-8 Dreamliner and the 737-800 for the airlines' future fleet development. The airline announced plans to purchase 20 737-800s and 20 7E7-8s, with options for an additional 25 737-800s and 15 7E7-8s. The firm...

New FARO Laser Tracker 'X' Targets 3D Measurement Extremes

December 1, 2004
FARO Technologies, Inc., the only company with a complete line of portable 3D coordinate measurement systems for the Computer-Aided Measuring (CAM2) market, has announced the release of its new FARO Laser Tracker X, featuring the company's latest technological advancement: XtremeADM (patent...

New Guide to SECO DC Drives from Danaher Motion

December 1, 2004
Danaher Motion has introduced the Guide to Seco DC Drives. This free 40-page resource guide includes complete product features, options, benefits and specifications, as well as application examples selection charts for their entire family of Seco-branded DC drive technologies. Featured products...

Comau Pico Dedicates New Southeastern Regional Training Center

December 1, 2004
Comau Pico--a leading automation systems integrator and supplier that is based in Southfield, Michigan--has announced the Education and Training Partnership for Workforce Development between with the Central Alabama Community College (CACC) in Alexander City, Alabama. The grand opening celebration...

Curtiss-Wright Renews Long-Term Contract with Nord Micro

December 1, 2004
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has renewed its long-term contract with Nord Micro, a division of Hamilton Sundstrand in Frankfurt, Germany. The contract represents a potential value of more than $10 million through 2011. As part of the contract, Curtiss-Wright Controls--the Motion Control segment of...

Rolling Machines from Leistritz

November 1, 2004
Leistritz Produktionstechnik GmbH of Nuernberg, Germany has recently acquired the rolling machine division of Revue Thommen AG of Tenniken, Switzerland. The newly formed organization will be known as Leistritz Thommen GmbH. Thommen has produced high precision rolling machines and tooling since...

Expanded Standard Cabinet for SHN Mist Collectors from UAS

November 1, 2004
United Air Specialists, Inc., offers a new, standard, expanded cabinet design for SHN mist collectors that use an impingement plenum. The new design enables users to add a two-inch Mist Stop (Coalescing) or Oil Impingement filter in front of the standard one-inch aluminum mesh filter without...

High Performance Live Center from Riten

November 1, 2004
The "Blue Typhoon" is a technologically advanced live center, designed to add speed and efficiency to workholding operations. Its exclusive quad seals are designed to prevent coolant and other foreign materials from contacting the bearings, eliminating the contamination problems...