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FARO Begins Operations in China

August 1, 2003
In a press release dated May 19, 2003, FARO Technologies, Inc., announced that FARO China--its direct sales, service, support, and marketing headquarters in Shanghai--is soon expected to be operational. The company is currently organizing a sales representative office, with other departments to...

Gleason Wins Prestigious Supplier Recognition Award

August 1, 2003
Gleason Corporation announced that it was one of only seven American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) suppliers to receive its prestigious Supplier Recognition Award at AAM's 10th Annual Supplier Day, held June 3 at AAM's Guanajuato Gear & Axle facility in Guanajuato, Mexico. "Gleason is...

Bison Expands Inverter Duty Lineup

August 1, 2003
An expanded lineup of variable speed, constant torque AC gearmotors has been added to the Bison line, announced by Matt Hanson, Vice-President, Marketing at Bison Gear and Engineering, St. Charles, IL. The new configurations augment the extensive Bison line of fractional horsepower gearmotors,...

Process Equipment Develops Automatic Spline Gaging & Assembly

August 1, 2003
Process Equipment Company, a builder of special machines located in Tipp City, Ohio, and developers of the Next Dimension Gear Measurement System, announced they have recently integrated robots, spline gaging, and assembly. Process Equipment has become a North American Distribution Partner with...

GTS is New Source for Gear Cutting Tools

August 1, 2003
Great Lakes Gear Technologies of Canton, Michigan, and Fhusa SA of Barcelona, Spain, have announced the formation of a new company, Gear Tooling Solutions LLC, to market, sell, and provide technical support for the extensive line of Fhusa gear cutting tools within the North American gear...

D.C. Morrison Introduces New Blind Hole Keyway Cutter

August 1, 2003
The blind hole keyway cutting machine, new from the D.C. Morrison Company, has opened the field for smaller keys in many applications. It is designed to cut keyways up to 3/8" wide, metric up to 10mm wide, with special sizes made on request. Tooling is available in high-speed steel or cobalt,...

AGMA Gear Manufacturing Technology Course

August 1, 2003
The Gear Consulting Group (GCG) and the Gleason Corporation will bring the American Gear Manufacturers Association "Gear Manufacturing Technology Course" to the Detroit area this fall. The three-day course will be presented by GCG at the Gleason Technical Support Center in Wixom,...

American Stress Technologies Launches New Inspection System

August 1, 2003
American Stress Technologies, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has introduced the new CamScan 100 Inspection System. This off-line audit inspection system monitors residual stress from manufacturing processes and detects grinding damage and some heat-treatment qualities. The system was designed...

Tyrolit and Bosch Develop Tool-Free Disc Change

July 1, 2003
Tyrolit and the German electronics group Bosch have achieved a technological breakthrough in angle grinding. In a three-year collaboration, the two companies have developed the first SDS quick-clamping system for angle grinders found worldwide. The new technology has been patented, which leads to...

Improved Automotive Conveyer Drives from Philadelphia Gear

July 1, 2003
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces product improvements to its durable and reliable line of automotive conveyor line gear drives. Bulls-eye sight flow indicators have been added to both the 55 and 155 CDR conveyor units....

New Arm Control/Laser Tracker Combo from FARO

July 1, 2003
FARO Technologies, Inc., has released two of its top-selling portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) in a single package. The FARO Combo Package unites the company's Platinum FaroArm Control Station®--the original and only long-reach (four to 12 feet), "six degree of freedom"...

Smooth, Silent Cycloidal Speed Reducers Available from Transcyko

July 1, 2003
Transcyko® cycloidal speed reducers are smooth, silent, operate without vibration, and can absorb extremely high shock loads in excess of 500 percent. The reducers also come with a two-year warranty. Transcyko cycloidal speed reducers are available in a wide range and combination of sizes,...

W.M. Berg Introduces Metric/Inch Shaft Adapters

July 1, 2003
New shaft adapters developed by W.M. Berg are an excellent method to inexpensively convert metric shaft to a standard inch-sized shaft. They are high precision, with tight tolerances on bores, shank, and bore/shank concentricity, and they come in both pin hub and clamp style hubs. The...

Xtek Develops Formula 800 Coupling Compound

July 1, 2003
Formula 800 is the result of more than two years of extensive research and development by a consortium of scientists and engineers, and it has been field tested in tough, hardworking rolling mills across the United States. Formula 800 is a lubricant that provides unprecedented resistance to the...

Ederer Acquired by PaR Systems, Inc.

July 1, 2003
PaR Systems, Inc., has announced the acquisition of the assets and operations of Ederer Incorporated, which is located in Seattle, Washington. Ederer, LLC, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of PaR Systems. To ensure the continuation of Ederer's strong knowledge base and industry leading...

Twelfth Annual AGMA Gear Failure Analysis Seminar

July 1, 2003
You can avoid gear failure and save thousands of dollars in repair costs. It's all about knowing what causes gear failure and how to prevent it from occurring. Attend AGMA's technical education seminar on gear failure analysis and come away with a complete knowledge of gear failure--what to watch...

New FARO Gage Provides Increased Accuracy

June 1, 2003
According to a press release dated March 17, 2003, FARO Technologies, Inc., announced an industry first: a .0002-inch accurate portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) known as the FARO Gage Personal CMMÅ. "The Gage's .0002-inch accuracy now provides a clear alternative to...

Certification Upgraded at mG miniGears

June 1, 2003
In a press release dated April 2, 2003, mG miniGears disclosed that AQSR International, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has reviewed its quality management system and found it worthy of ISO 9001:2000 accreditation for automotive and non-automotive applications. "AQSR's thorough examination and...

Dana Supplying Rear-Steerable Axles For Revolutionary Steering System

June 1, 2003
The Dana Corporation announced in a press release dated April 16, 2003, that it is supplying light-duty rear steerable axles for Delphi's revolutionary Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system for a number of current General Motors trucks. "We are proud to include our expertise within the...

ATS Announces $9 Million in Automation Orders

June 1, 2003
Automation Tooling Systems, Inc. (ATS), announced on March 18, 2003, that it has been awarded two separate contracts valued at $9 million for the design, manufacture, and supply of automated manufacturing systems from two major multinational tier-one automotive customers. The largest of the two...

MIC Acquires Six Coating Application Facilities

June 1, 2003
In a release dated April 2, 2003, the Metal Improvement Company (MIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, announced the acquisition of the assets of six USA E/M engineered coatings solutions facilities. The six facilities have a total of 237,000 square feet and...

Mahr Federal Joins Joe Gibbs Racing Technology Team

June 1, 2003
Mahr Federal, Inc., has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing, two-time winner of NASCAR's Winston Cup Championship, company officials recently announced. Under the terms of the agreement, Mahr will install a number of its dimensional metrology systems at the JGR Race...

New Batch Atmosphere Line Installed at Bodycote

June 1, 2003
Bodycote Thermal Processing, Inc., has installed a new batch atmosphere furnace line at its facility in Highland Heights, Ohio. The surface combustion integral quench furnaces have working dimensions of 36" x 48" x 36" and can accommodate load sizes of up to 5,000 pounds. The line...

JRM International Announces New Alliances

June 1, 2003
For many years, JRM International, Inc., has been known for the sales and service of Schrem hydraulic locknuts and Burka-Kosmos grinding wheels. JRM, which has been an importer and distributor of German machine tools and accessories since 1984, announces a new alliance and addition to its current...

Gleason Introduces New Phoenix II 275G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine

May 1, 2003
Gleason's latest addition to the Phoenix® II product line is an advanced bevel gear grinding machine that utilizes the revolutionary monolithic column design. This concept reduces floor space and significantly reduces cycle times. The Phoenix II 275G accommodates gears with up to a 275mm pitch...

ATS Awarded $Multi-Million Automation Systems Project

May 1, 2003
In a release dated Feb. 19, 2003, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., announced that it has been awarded orders valued at $11.6 million Canadian, or $7.7 million U.S., from a major, multinational, computer-electronics company. The orders are for the supply of two identical automated production...

Textron Provides Light Relief for Zambia School

May 1, 2003
A school in Zambia has quite literally "seen the light," thanks to the efforts of Textron Power Transmission gearbox distributor Texam Ltd. of Lisburn, County Antrim. Texam design engineer David Allen was approached by a friend who had heard about power supply problems at the Sakeji...

Falk Acquires Orange Peel Rotating Shaft Guards

May 1, 2003
In December, the Falk Corporation acquired Orange Peel Rotating Shaft Guards, of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, to improve its ability to supply complete coupling and drive-system solutions. Falk is a leading worldwide supplier of industrial power-transmission components and drive systems. Customers can now...

Brevini Group S.P.A. Acquires Aron S.P.A.

May 1, 2003
Brevini Group S.p.A., a holding of Brevini Group, has successfully concluded an operation they hope will have great impact on the industrial sector. After its subsidiary, Brevini Riduttori S.p.A. -- a designer and manufacturer of planetary reduction gear units -- acquired PIV Drives GmbH in...

Ohio State Offers Gear Noise Courses

May 1, 2003
The Ohio State University's Department of Mechanical Engineering will be offering both basic and advanced gear noise short courses in September. Both courses will be held at the university, and a brief description of each is as follows:Basic Gear Noise Short Course Sept.10-12, 2003 Cost: $1,300...

Gear Consulting Group Holds AGMA Training Course

May 1, 2003
In conjunction with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), the Gear Consulting Group is pleased to announce a three-day training course to be held June 23-25, 2003, at the Star-SU America facility in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The class will cost $750 per person, and AGMA certificates...

Automation Tooling Systems Acquires Micro Precision Plastics

April 1, 2003
On February 3, 2003, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., of Cambridge, Ontario, acquired a leading micro-precision plastic injection moulding company to add to the industry-leading capabilities of its Precision Components Group. The acquisition of Micro Precision Plastics (MPP)ãfor total...

Bodine Electric Creates New Division

April 1, 2003
Bodine Electric Company is proud to announce the creation of a new business endeavor, Bodine Gear Manufacturing division (BGM). For 97 years, Bodine Electric Company has been making precision fine and medium pitch gearing components for its Gearmotor product line. Three years ago, Bodine decided...

Cloyes Gear and Products Acquires Dynagear® Timing Component Business

April 1, 2003
Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc., announces that it has acquired the assets of Dynagear, Inc.'s, timing component business. Headquartered in Paris, Arkansas, Cloyes Gear is an OEM and aftermarket manufacturer of automotive engine timing components and related products. Dynagear Timing is based in...

Gleason Introduces New 400GX Threaded Wheel Grinder

April 1, 2003
In a release dated January 20, 2003, Gleason announced it has significantly improved the opportunities for finish grinding high precision gears with its new 400GX Threaded Wheel Grinder. The Gleason 400GX meets the need for fast, economical finish grinding of the highest quality gears for...

Nye Introduces New Family of Damping Greases

April 1, 2003
The Fluorocarbon Gel 868 series by Nye Lubricants, Inc., is a new family of PTFE-thickened damping greases designed for high-shear, metal-on-metal components that have to operate smoothly and quietly for extended periods. Damping greases are specialty lubricants. They reduce wear and seal out dust...

Royal Purple Develops New EP Grease for Industrial Gear Boxes

April 1, 2003
High-performance lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple, of Porter, Texas, has developed the new Thermax® Semi-Fluid Greaseãan ultra-tough, aluminum complex, EP grease designed to lubricate industrial gear boxes that require the use of semi-fluid grease. It has the fluidity to pour like...

Schafer Gear Works Acquires Chicago Company

April 1, 2003
Announced on February 14, 2003, Schafer Gear Works, of South Bend, Indiana, has acquired Chicago Gear Works of Cicero, Illinois, according to Bipin Doshi, president. "With the growing trend of consolidation and demand for more services from manufacturers, this acquisition expands our ability...