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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...

Paulo's Kansas City Facility Now NADCAP Approved

November 1, 2004
In a recent press release Paulo Products Company announced that its Kansas City, Missouri, facility has been awarded accreditation to the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program. NADCAP was developed in cooperation with the DOD, SAE, and ASTM to certify and accredit...

Dispense Works Offers an Affordable Dispensing Robot

November 1, 2004
A new and better way to automatically dispense fluids, pastes, sealants, inks, and adhesives, etc., with less setup time and material waste is now available. The Dispense Works robot allows users to easily convert a messy and tedious manual dispensing operation to a fully automatic and consistent...

Lapmaster Introduces Melchiorre Fine Grinding Systems

November 1, 2004
In a recent press release Lapmaster International described the new Melchiorre Fine Grinding Systems, which incorporate the latest developments for flat finishing. Tolerance control to +/- 1 micron is achieved for part to part size, load to load size, and parallelism with flatness capabilities to...

Rixan/Mitsubishi Robotics Announces New Two-Year Warranty

November 1, 2004
The exclusive North American distributor for Mitsubishi Electric Automation Robots, Rixan Associates, has announced that all Mitsubishi Electric Automation robots now come with a two-year warranty. "As part of our 'Superior Customer Experience' philosophy of going that extra mile for our...

New CNC Grinder for Carbide and High Speed Gear Cutter Blades from ANCA

November 1, 2004
Designed to the standards of the gear industry, a new cutter grinder from ANCA promises to reduce the cost of carbide and high-speed spiral gear cutter--or "stick"--blades and improve cutter quality while reducing grinding cycle times. Parts are consistently ground to +/- 5 microns...

Brown & Sharpe Announces New Products

October 1, 2004
The new TESA® UPD Gage Block Comparators from Brown & Sharpe improve calibration accuracy and reduce the time required to calibrate a set of gage blocks by up to 75 percent. TESA UPD Gage Block Comparators can be used for both direct and comparative measurement of gage blocks. In the...

Danaher Announces New Motor Mounting System

October 1, 2004
In a recent press release Danaher Motion introduced the Micron Gearhead RediMountTM Motor Mounting System. The system features a simple three-step mounting procedure that allows all Micron gearheads to be mounted to any available motor, regardless of manufacturer. This flexible system also...

New Metrology Interface from Precision Gage & Tool

October 1, 2004
Precision Gage & Tool Company has introduced the new P-400 DRO Metrology Interface, an advanced multifunction gaging terminal that is ideal for air/electronic and electronic gaging systems. Offering intuitive visual displays, the P-400 can apply mathematical formulas to measurement data from...

Arrow Gear Now Stocking Complete Line of Ground Tooth Spiral Bevel Gears

October 1, 2004
In a recent press release Arrow Gear Company--a global provider of high precision gearing that is based in Downers Grove, Illinois--announced that it now offers a full line of ground tooth spiral bevel gears from stock. In view of the fact that this line is comprised of 57 combinations of ground...

Media Solutions Introduces Machine Shop Solutions Card Deck

October 1, 2004
On October 1, Media Solutions, Inc.--which produces Gear Solutions magazine--issued the Machine Shop Solutions Card Deck. The deck will be of great value to those who receive it for a number of reasons, according to David C. Cooper, president of Media Solutions. "This is a great way for our...

Brushless DC-Powered Gear Motor from Merkle-Korff

October 1, 2004
The new Gf-bdlc gear motor by Merkle-Korff Industries offers extended life, high efficiency, brushless technology, and provides up to 300 in/lb. or output torque over a variable speed range of one to 30 rpm. The heavy duty GF gearbox has been combined with a 2.25" double ball bearing...

Stahli Introduces New Generation of Flathoning Machines

September 1, 2004
Stahli USA has introduced the next generation of high performance Flathoning machines into North America. The Model DLM 705, which will be on display at IMTS 2004, features a whole new construction and allows for processing speeds in excess of twice that of existing models in the market. While...

Drake Unveils Linear Motor Thread Grinder at IMTS

September 1, 2004
Unlike the auto industry's concept cars that rarely go into production, Drake Manufacturing has built, sold, and will show off its "concept" thread grinder at IMTS 2004 (Booth B-7407). The GS:TE-LM is a full helix thread grinder equipped with a host of advanced machine design and...

ATS Receives $10.7 Million in Medical Device Orders

September 1, 2004
In a recent press release ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., announced it has recently received a total of $10.7 million in orders from one of the world's largest manufacturersof self-use medical diagnostic systems. This brings the value of orders for automation systems ATS has won over the...

Balance Systems to Showcase Line at IMTS

September 1, 2004
Balance Systems, which will be located in booth B-7247 at IMTS 2004, has provided cutting edge balancing solutions to their customers for almost 30 years. Balance Systems offers machines for the majority of balancing applications, and measurement and control systems for machine tools. On display...

Columbia Gear Awarded ISO/TS-16949:2002 Certification

September 1, 2004
As one of the first U.S. custom gearing suppliers to achieve ISO 9002 certification in 1994, Columbia Gear continues its role of industry leadership with the announcement that it has been awarded ISO/TS-16949:2002 certification, achieved through audited performance in meeting the new international...

Brown & Sharpe Promotes Leitz PMM-F Coordinate Measuring Machine

September 1, 2004
The Leitz PMM-F coordinate measuring machine available from Brown & Sharpe is described in a new 12-page brochure. The PMM-F CMM provides high speed, laboratory measuring precision for shop floor inspection applications. It is designed as an enclosed gantry machine, making it easily adaptable...

Rixan Associates Introduces Mitsubishi RV-S Series

September 1, 2004
The RV-S Series (RV6S/6SL... RV12S/12SL) of high speed, enhanced precision, and increased payload capabilities is now available from Rixan Associates, the authorized North American Distributor for Mitsubishi robots. "This truly is the 'next generation' of 6-axis, vertically-articulated...

New England Gear Redesigns Web Site

September 1, 2004
In a recent press release, New England Gear announced that it has redesigned its Web site to provide its customers with more information on its history, inventory, and capabilities in a format that's both easy on the eye and easier to navigate. "We're pleased with the way it has turned out,...

Gleason Unveils New Technology for Cylindrical and Bevel Gear Production at IMTS 2004

August 1, 2004
Gleason will introduce and demonstrate several new technologies at IMTS '04 (booth #6902) designed to speed throughput and take cost out of bevel and cylindrical gear production. Significant among the new products on display will be: The P 90 Horizontal Hobbing Machine, designed for dry hobbing...

KAPP Showcases New Machines at IMTS 2004

August 1, 2004
The KAPP Group will highlight three machines and display a variety of CBN and DIA plated tools at this year's IMTS show in Chicago. The KAPP KX300P is a compact, affordable, and versatile machine occupying only 65 square feet of floor space. It has dressing for worms and form wheels, uses either...

Mitutoyo Announces New Micrometer, Probe

August 1, 2004
When your application requires taking accurate digital micrometer readings in the most demanding manufacturing environments, the new IP65-rated Coolant Proof Micrometer from Mitutoyo America Corporation sets a new world standard. The new micrometer's Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 65 means its...

Bodycote Fremont Plant Attains ISO 9001:2000 Registration

August 1, 2004
Bodycote Thermal Processing, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent registration of its Fremont, California, facility from the ISO 9002:1994 Standard to ISO 9001:2000. The recent registration increases the North American network of Bodycote plants that are ISO registered to more than 20. The ISO...

Star SU to Introduce New Tool & Cutter Grinders at IMTS 2004

August 1, 2004
Star Cutter and Star SU, LLC--a U.S. manufacturer of high performance tool and cutter grindersãannounces the new Star PTG Series of 5 axis, NUM CNC controlled tool and cutter grinding machines to be featured at IMTS 2004 in Chicago September 8-15 (McCormick Place North Hall, Booth B-6912)....

SME Accredits Rixan Associates/Mitsubishi Robotics Training Courses

August 1, 2004
Rixan Associates/Mitsubishi Robotics and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has jointly announced that training course offerings by Rixan Associates are now approved for SME Certification credits according to Laura Roessle, certification coordinator for SME, and Allen Poe, Rixan's vice...

Paulo's Nashville Plant Receives Ford HTX Approval

August 1, 2004
The Nashville, Tennessee, facility of Paulo Products Company has successfully passed an audit by the Ford Motor Company and has been found in full compliance with Ford's HTX standard. HTX is Ford's manufacturing standard for control of heat treating processes and equipment. Paulo-Nashville has...

Balzers Concludes Research Co-operation Agreement

August 1, 2004
In a recent press release, Balzers announced that it is inaugurating a research laboratory in Innsbruck, Austria, together with three co-operation partners: Plansee AG, the Montan University Leoben, and the University of Innsbruck, all located in Austria. The focus in research there is on the...

High Production Piston Ring Profile Grinder from Drake

July 1, 2004
Drake Manufacturing's latest Model GS:RP Ring Profile Grinder grinds the external profile of up to 10 piston rings at a time. High production with high accuracy results from a Drake-engineered compound hydrostatic work head which maintains ring compression while grinding, eliminating the effects...

R.P. Machine Named Five Star Machine Tool Retrofitter by GE Fanuc Automation

July 1, 2004
GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has announced new Machine Tool Retrofit solutions, which help machine tool users leverage existing equipment assets to cost effectively improve productivity and quality, and increase competitiveness in today's challenging business...

Mitutoyo Announces New Coolant Proof Digimatic Calipers

July 1, 2004
The new IP66-rated Coolant Proof DigimaticTM Caliper from Mitutoyo America Corporation sets a new world standard for performance in applications that require taking accurate digital caliper readings in severe manufacturing environments. The Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 66 signifies that the...

ISO Assistance from Global QA

July 1, 2004
Finally a firm of ISO professionals has come up with a package that dispels the myths and confusion that surrounds the implementation of quality systems, while at the same time saving corporations tens of thousands of dollars on gaining ISO 9001:2000, AS9100, TS16949, ISO/IEC 17025, and 14000...

Ohio State Presents Basic and Advanced Gear Noise Short Courses

July 1, 2004
The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for more than 20 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...

LeCount Honored by the Vermont International Business Council

July 1, 2004
LeCount, Inc., a White River Junction tool manufacturer, has been named Exporter of the Year by the Vermont International Business Council (VBIC), a standing committee of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. LeCount expanding mandrels and hydraulic workholding tooling are purchased by gear...

Philadelphia Gear Completes ISO 9001:2000 Recertification

July 1, 2004
Philadelphia Gear Corporation has announced the completion of ISO-9001 (2000 Standard) recertification of its quality management systems standards. "Completing ISO recertification shows our commitment to the manufacturing, calibration, and design portions of our business," says Rod...

American Stress Technologies Launches CamScan 300

July 1, 2004
In a recent press release, American Stress Technologies, Inc., announced the new CamScan 300 stand, which allows users to check the grinding or heat treatment quality of camshafts quickly and easily. Simply load the camshaft onto the stand between centers, move the sensor under the lobe, start the...

Powder Metal Conference Focuses on Technology Improvements

June 1, 2004
The program for the 2004 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, to be held June 13-17 in Chicago, includes more than 225 technical presentations covering improvement and trends in metal powders, powder metallurgy (P/M) processes, and new products. Authors from...