American-Wera represents various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema, Diskus, WMZ and MAE. These machines are sold for gear and spline production, as well as bar, pipe and tube straightening plus wheelset pressing. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, OCTG, rail and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Announcements include:
•Caterpillar is selecting Pittler as a manufacturing partner for its new cylinder liner project; Caterpillar plans to use inverted spindle turning centers with 16 spindles for high production processes.
• Linamar Mexico adds a second scudding machine from Profilator at Nuevo Laredo plant for use on Getrag Ford project; Scudding is a unique and patented form of gear and spline production from Profilator.
• IMTS 2012 booth N6260 will include information on all American-Wera gear cutting machines and will feature two MAE straightening presses in action.
• American-Wera is expanding its facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The North American facility expands in floor space and showroom capacity, with additional staff to be added soon; full application engineering assistance, sales, service and training is offered for customers and field sales representatives.
For more information call (734) 973-7800 or visit www.american-wera.com.