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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 DynagearŪ 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...