Power Transmission Engineering Industry News 2011

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Douglas K. Woods

Manufacturing Technology Demand Strong
The resurgence of manufacturing following the crash of 2008 is unprecedented. The most current U.S. manufacturing technology orders ... (posted 2011-12-28)

The Kistler North American Technical Center is a 20,000 square foot sales, training and application support facility located in Novi, Michigan.

Kistler Opens New Technical Center
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for engine, chassis and vehicle development, as well as v... (posted 2011-12-27)

Igus Supports Robotics Competition
Igus has once again joined forces with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit public charity... (posted 2011-12-22)

Kaman Industrial Acquires Catching FluidPower, Inc.
Kaman Corporation recently announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, has acquired the business of Catchin... (posted 2011-12-20)

Haydon Kerk and Pittman brands offer design engineers and others a complete line of motion products that can be customized.

Haydon Kerk and Pittman Collaborate on Rotary Motion Solutions
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors, both units of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, have come together to provide product eng... (posted 2011-12-16)

BSA Winter Meeting to Offer Inventory-Sharing Presentation
When attendees at the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) Winter Meeting break for lunch on January 16th at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay ... (posted 2011-12-13)

Siemens Receives Green Initiative Award
The City of West Chicago, Illinois recently recognized Siemens Industry's local manufacturing operations with its Brillianc... (posted 2011-12-12)

Vacon Collaborates on Industrial Automation Security Paper
Vacon Plc, Nixu Ltd and F-Secure Corporation have collaborated on a white paper on industrial automation security. The white paper h... (posted 2011-12-09)

NFPA Releases Technical Standards
Three new technical documents have recently been published and are now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) includi... (posted 2011-12-06)

Business Conditions Improve for Second Straight Month
Results from NEMA's latest business conditions survey showed the economic environment facing the North American electroindustry impro... (posted 2011-12-02)

Incoming PTDA President Mitch Bouchard.

PTDA Announces 2012 Leadership
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2012 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at last month's I... (posted 2011-12-01)

Sumitomo recently held the opening ceremony for a gear speed reducer plant in Brazil.

Sumitomo Opens Brazil Facility
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) recently held the opening ceremony for its newly completed plant in the city of Itu, Sao Paulo, Bra... (posted 2011-11-28)

Omron Introduces Partnership Program
Omron Scientific Technologies, Inc. introduces the OEM Partnership Program. Program partners benefit from an expedited test and eval... (posted 2011-11-22)

The PTDA Industry Summit is a unique mix of educational sessions, meetings and networking forums.

PTDA Celebrates Successful Industry Summit
The PTDA's Industry Summit recently took place in Washington D.C. This networking and educational event provided networking opportuni... (posted 2011-11-21)

Rockwell Automation Wins Marine Order
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, a South Korean shipbuilder established in 1973 in South Korea, has awarded a $6 million+... (posted 2011-11-18)

NFPA Recognizes Fluid Power Innovation
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is pleased to recognize design engineers Erling Skaar and Odd Arild Olsen as the recipients o... (posted 2011-11-16)

September Manufacturing Numbers Second Highest in 15 Years
September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $606.56 million according to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Assoc... (posted 2011-11-14)

Dr. Manfred Wittenstein

Dr. Manfred Wittenstein Accepts Industry Award
Top business elite were recently honored for Germany's prestigious 15th annual "Entrepreneur of the Year" competition.... (posted 2011-11-09)

This C-face gear drive/integral gearmotor line is loaded with unique features and performance advantages.

Altra Acquires Bauer Gear Motor
Altra Industrial Motion recently acquired Bauer Gear Motor, a privately-held company headquartered in Esslingen, Germany. Bauer is a Euro... (posted 2011-11-07)

Gearbox Express will focus on the repair and remanufacturing of wind turbine gearboxes.

Gearbox Express to Open Doors Early 2012
Three power transmission and wind energy veterans have banded together to create Gearbox Express, an independent business focusing on the... (posted 2011-11-07)

Altra Wind Launches New Website
Altra Wind Technology announced it has launched a new website that provides engineers and professionals in the wind turbine industry with... (posted 2011-10-28)

ABB hosted its annual Technology Days event in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

ABB Discusses Evolving Robotic Technology
ABB Robotics hosted nearly 1,000 people during its annual Technology Days event October 11-13 2011, at its North American headquarters an... (posted 2011-10-27)

Rexnord Reports Second Quarter Earnings
Rexnord LLC will hold a conference call and web presentation on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its sec... (posted 2011-10-26)

More than 200 major distributors, state officials, suppliers and employees celebrated the opening of Hyundai Wia's New Jersey facility.

Hyundai Wia Opens New Jersey Facility
The new home of Hyundai Wia (HWMA) opened with a two-day grand opening celebration on September 12th and 13th. More than 200 major distri... (posted 2011-10-25)

AWEA reported a 26 percent expansion in the market for small wind systems in North America with 25.6 megawatts (MW) of capacity added.

Small Wind Sees Increase in Sales Revenue in 2010
America's small wind turbine industry saw substantial growth in 2010, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported recently, ... (posted 2011-10-24)

Sylvia Wetzel, chief learning officer, at Bison Gear and Engineering Corp.

Bison Gear Recognized by WorkforceChicago
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and gearmotors, was honored for its exemplary commitment to its ... (posted 2011-10-21)

The survey polled a nationally representative sample of 1,123 executives at manufacturing companies recently and revealed that five percent of current manufacturing jobs are unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates.

Manufacturing Survey Describes State of Skilled Workers Gap
American manufacturing companies cannot fill as many as 600,000 skilled positions – even as unemployment number... (posted 2011-10-18)

ABB and Baldor will sell drives and motors together under one unit.

ABB and Baldor Announce Single U.S. Sales Force
ABB and Baldor have announced a single U.S. sales force to sell and support the complete line of ABB and Baldor low- and medium-voltage i... (posted 2011-10-17)

Mansfield Engineered Components Unifies all Business Units
Mansfield Assemblies and Mansfield Industries today announced they will unify all of their business units under the company name Mansfiel... (posted 2011-10-14)

NTMA & PMA Support Currency Legislation
The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) issued the following statement o... (posted 2011-10-13)

Igubal spherical bearings were donated for the BEST competition.

Igus Sponsors BEST Robotics Competition
The 19th annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition has kicked off at hub locations nationwide. This... (posted 2011-10-12)

IMTS Returns to Chicago September 10-15, 2012.

IMTS 2012: A Look Ahead
The Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS has always featured the latest in eye-catching, jaw-dropping, and thought-provoking technolo... (posted 2011-10-07)

MAG Cyclo Cool 900 and 5000 coolants use unique synthetic formulations to provide boundary lubricant properties.

imX: A Formula for Manufacturing Success
From September 12-14, the Las Vegas Convention Center looked nothing like your typical technology exhibition. The Interactive Manufacturi... (posted 2011-10-05)

The PI Singapore Staff

PI Opens Singapore Office
Precision positioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) expands further into Asian markets with the opening of a direct office i... (posted 2011-10-05)

ZF employees gather during the ribbon cutting ceremony in  Georgia.

ZF Opens First U.S. Plant for Wind Turbine Gearboxes
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened a plant for the production of wind turbine gearboxes in Gainesville near Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2012, t... (posted 2011-10-04)

Bishop-Wisecarver Upgrades Website
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee guide wheel, launched its new website last week in celebration of the... (posted 2011-10-04)

This unique interactive tool enables the users to request a quote, and provides specific product dimension and weight details based upon their configuration.

Sumitomo Launches Online Configurator
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, continues to enhance their customer s... (posted 2011-09-29)

Linear Motion Manufacturers Diversify into New Markets
According to a recent IMS Research report "The World Market for Linear Motion Products -2010 Edition" the combined ball screw a... (posted 2011-09-28)

Dr. Karl Spanner (left) managing director of PI with and Lucius Amelung, managing director of PI-Micos.

PI Acquires Micropositioning Specialist Micos
Piezo and nanopositioning technologiy company PI (Physik Instrumente) recently acquired a majority share of micropositioning/motion ... (posted 2011-09-27)

A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties has asked the administration for more wind energy development in the United States.

Governors Ask Administration for More Wind Energy Deployment
A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the country has asked the administration to take a series of steps... (posted 2011-09-23)

Sylvia Wetzel, chief learning officer, Bison Gear & Engineering.

Bison Gear Opens On-Site Health Clinic
An on-site medical and wellness clinic was made available to the associates of Bison Gear & Engineering Corp., as well as their ... (posted 2011-09-22)

The company's product portfolio includes AC drives for controlling AC motors and their power consumption in the most optimal way.

Vacon to Establish R&D Center in North Carolina
Vacon recently announced it will establish an R&D center and lab for high-power AC drives in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Ca... (posted 2011-09-20)

Drives LLC makes highly engineered products such as stainless-steel roller chains used in food processing plants.

Timken to Acquire Drives LLC
The Timken Company recently announced it has agreed to acquire privately held Drives LLC for $92 million in cash. Based in Fulton, Illino... (posted 2011-09-16)

The facility includes office, warehouse and laboratory space, allowing for on-site design, testing and verification.

MICO Opens Electrohydraulics Facility
MICO, Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic components, controls and brake systems, has opened a new facility in Shakope... (posted 2011-09-13)

NFPA Provides Industry Trends and Market Forecast Information
NFPA's industry reports, outlook surveys, forecasts, and data sources allow members to understand trends and anticipate change w... (posted 2011-09-12)

Melanie Wroblewski

Wroblewski Joins Schafer Gear Works
Melanie Wroblewski has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. as senior staff accountant in the company's South Bend office. Wroblewski will... (posted 2011-09-01)

Pamela Kan, president of Bishop-Wisecarver

Bishop-Wisecarver Sponsors Cyclist for MS Fundraiser
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation recently announced their sponsorship of cyclist Chris Crawford in the Oregon Bike MS fundraiser earlier thi... (posted 2011-08-31)

NFPA Awards Major Research Grant
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Education and Technology Foundation, in keeping with its vision to pursue research that ... (posted 2011-08-30)

Congressman Manzullo participated in a discussion with top Danfoss managers about how Danfoss VLT variable frequency drives (VFDs) are helping the environment by reducing energy consumption.

Congressman Manzullo Visits New Danfoss Facility
Danfoss recently hosted Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL), local officials and community leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony for the comp... (posted 2011-08-26)

Douglas K. Woods, president of AMT.

AMT and AMTDA Explore Product-Service Integration
The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) have announce... (posted 2011-08-24)

NEMA's Motor Shipment Index Increases
Demand for motors grew for a fourth straight quarter during the April to June 2011 period as NEMA's Motors Shipments Index increased ... (posted 2011-08-22)

The IRB 6660 from ABB.

RIA Unveils Improved Online Career Center
Jobs that pay well in the robotics industry can be found on the new and improved Career Center from the Robotics Industries Association (... (posted 2011-08-18)

Romax Awarded GL Gearbox Design Assessment
Romax Technology has been awarded the GL Renewables (GL) A-Design Assessment for its new range of WT2000 licensed 2 MW gearboxes. Achievi... (posted 2011-08-17)

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up from June 2010
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $459.39 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) an... (posted 2011-08-11)

Doug Fozo has been named operations manager for South Bend Gear.

Fozo Named Operations Manager at South Bend Gear
Doug Fozo has been named operations manager for South Bend Gear, a new joint venture of Schafer Gear Works, Inc. with headquarters in Sou... (posted 2011-08-09)

Hydraulic Institute Opens Registration for Fall Meeting
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that the annual HI Fall Meeting will take place on October 4 - 8, 2011, at The Adolphus Hotel in D... (posted 2011-08-08)

With the acquisition of the linear motor manufacturer CMS, Dunkermotoren is determined to further develop and strengthen its market position.

Dunkermotoren Acquires Copely Motion Systems
Dunkermotoren with its headquarters in Bonndorf/Black Forest, Germany, invests in the expansion of their drive technology product portfol... (posted 2011-08-05)

Gates Plant Receives Key Awards
The Gates power transmission facility and its employees in Elizabethtown, Kentucky were named recipients of a key supplier awar... (posted 2011-08-02)

Romax Technology's European Summit Offers Product Consultation
Romax Technology, a provider of bearing, gearbox and driveline systems using high performance software simulation technology, a... (posted 2011-07-28)

John Podczerwinski

Podczerwinski Named DE-STA-CO President
DE-STA-CO, a robotic tooling, workholding, and flexible industrial automation solutions company, is pleased to announce that John Podczer... (posted 2011-07-28)

Timken Plans U.S. Wind Energy R&D Center
Today's multi-megawatt wind turbines rely on rugged power-transmission systems to harness the wind's energy and convert it into r... (posted 2011-07-27)

TechAmerica Applauds Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
TechAmerica recently applauded Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for signing Senate Bill 107, the Technology Development Act (TDA II), leg... (posted 2011-07-26)

Bosch Rexroth Opens San Antonio Sales Office
Bosch Rexroth announces the opening of their new San Antonio Sales Office. This new location will house Product Management for Rexroth... (posted 2011-07-22)

Gen 3 hub unit bearing with speed sensor (courtesy of The Timken Company).

BSA Releases First Bearing Brief
The Educational Services Committee of the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has identified its Bearings Brief on Smart Bearing Techno... (posted 2011-07-21)

Franz Fehrenbach, chairman, board of management Robert Bosch GmbH at the award ceremony in July.

Bosch Awards Top Suppliers
The technology and services company Bosch has presented the "Bosch Supplier Award" to its top suppliers. A total of 60 supplier... (posted 2011-07-20)

John McFarland

Scholarship Fund Given in McFarland's Honor
A $1 million gift to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Foundation from Baldor - a member of the ABB Group - has been given in ho... (posted 2011-07-18)

Vacon Enters Supply Agreement with Bristol Compressors
Vacon, Inc. a global manufacturer of AC drives, announced that they have entered a three year supply agreement with Bristol Compressors I... (posted 2011-07-12)

Kollmorgen Appoints Marketing Positions
Kollmorgen announces that Udo Panenka has been named vice president marketing, Kollmorgen Industrial Automation, Global. Panenka pre... (posted 2011-07-01)

SKF Enters Long Term Aerospace Contract
SKF and Bombardier Aerospace have entered into a long-term contract for SKF to supply over 40 different rod assemblies and titanium ... (posted 2011-06-30)

Devin Badaczewski

Serapid Welcomes Three New Employees
Serapid Group recently announced the hiring of three new employees for positions in engineering and manufacturing: Devin Badaczewski, Ema... (posted 2011-06-28)

EPTDA Welcomes Three New Companies
The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) welcomes three new companies including French distributor Itafran, Hunga... (posted 2011-06-27)

James W. Skelly

Timken Appoints Skelly Director of Sales
The Timken Company recently named James W. Skelly to the position of director of sales for the Americas. In this role, Skelly will be res... (posted 2011-06-24)

The implementation of ISO 9001 standards further enhances the focus on quality at BellowsTech, LLC.

BellowsTech Registers for ISO 9001
BellowsTech, LLC, manufacturer of edge welded metal bellows and assemblies, has officially registered its quality management system to In... (posted 2011-06-23)

The original grinding mill supply has been revised to now be two SAG mills of 40 ft (12.2 m) in diameter and four ball mills of 26 ft (7.9 m) in diameter.

Minera Re-Sizes Metso's Equipment for Mining Project
Minera Panama S.A. has revised the original 2008 purchase of Metso grinding mills for the Cobre Panama project and has confirmed the resi... (posted 2011-06-22)

Igus Releases White Paper on Bearing Lubrication
Igus has released a new white paper, "The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication." The paper discusses the hidden and unrealized cost... (posted 2011-06-21)

Emerson Joins Water Footprint Network
Emerson Industrial Automation has joined the Water Footprint Network (WFN) as a partner in the organization. The Water Footprint Network ... (posted 2011-06-15)

Bonnie Taube

Taube Joins Serapid Group
Serapid Group recently announced the appointment of Bonnie Taube to the position of marketing manager for North America and Europe. Taube... (posted 2011-06-06)

Bodine Publishes Product Catalog
Bodine Electric Company, a North American manufacturer of small (fractional horsepower) AC, DC, and brushless DC (ECM) gearmotors, motors... (posted 2011-06-03)

Vestas recently received a 149 MW order for 83 turbines for a wind-energy project in Canada.

Vestas Turbine Tests Commercial Viability in the Far North
In the far northern reaches of Canada, sometimes referred to as the land of ice and snow, stands one of Vestas' northern-most located... (posted 2011-06-01)

Moog Acquires Animatics
Animatics recently announced it has been acquired by Moog Incorporated, a motion-control specialist with a market capitalization of ... (posted 2011-05-31)

Timken Agrees to Purchase Philadelphia Gear
The Timken Company, located in Canton, Ohio, has announced plans to purchase Philadelphia Gear Corp. for $200 million. Based in King... (posted 2011-05-27)

Although metal bellows technology has existed for decades, edge welded bellows are not as common as hydraulically formed, or hydroformed bellows.

Edge Welded Bellows Get Web Treatment
BellowsTech, LLC has launched a new web page focused entirely on the edge welded bellows technology process used to manufacture edge weld... (posted 2011-05-26)

ASI primarily serves the medical mobility, floor care and material handling industries.

ASI Celebrates 25th Anniversary
ASI Technologies, founded in 1986, is celebrating 25 years of gear drive production. The  U.S. manufacturer of custom made batt... (posted 2011-05-25)

Schaeffler’s lightweight balancer shaft with rolling bearing supports are utilized in combustion engines.

Schaeffler Wins PACE Award for Product Innovations
Schaeffler’s lightweight balancer shaft with rolling bearing supports has won the PACE Award in the “Product” category... (posted 2011-05-24)

EPTDA Welcomes SMC as Integral Member
The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), an organization for the mechanical power transmission and motion contro... (posted 2011-05-23)

MAG Acquires Forest Line Industries
MAG reinforces its global technology position in metal cutting and composites processing by acquiring the French company, Forest Lin... (posted 2011-05-20)

PI Invests in $13 Million Expansion
Motion control specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) and piezo ceramics specialist PI Ceramic are planning to invest approximately $13 milli... (posted 2011-05-16)

Dany St-Pierre, VP Sales for Nordex USA Inc.

St-Pierre Joins Nordex USA, Inc.
Nordex USA, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Dany St-Pierre to vice president sales. A respected leader in the wind indust... (posted 2011-05-06)

Livoti Recognized By Hydraulic Institute
William Livoti, Senior Principal Engineer, Baldor Electric Company, was recognized by the Hydraulic Institute for his technical leaders... (posted 2011-05-04)

Custom Options Benefit Haydon Kerk Website
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, has launched a new website. The new home page ha... (posted 2011-05-02)

Bishop-Wisecarver Announces Video Contest
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee guide wheel and industry leader in guided motion technology, announce... (posted 2011-04-29)

IFR Reports Steady Increase in Robotics
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reported a shipment of 115,000 industrial robots which means that the number of units s... (posted 2011-04-28)

Thomson Expands Education Center
Thomson Industries, Inc. has expanded its Online Thomson Education Center with four new technical training videos to help machine builder... (posted 2011-04-22)

igus Announces Manus Competition Winners
Polymer developer and bearings specialist igus presented the results of its fifth manus competition for plastic plain bearings at an awar... (posted 2011-04-19)

WEG Supplies Motors for Irrigation Project
WEG is supplying 160 large MW synchronous vertical motors, plus excitation panels and brake systems, for use on pumps in the HNSS Project... (posted 2011-04-18)

Gates Corp. Continues DSR Sponsorship
Gates Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, recently announced the continuation of its Associate Sponsorship... (posted 2011-04-14)

Cablecraft Motion Controls Launches New Website
Cablecraft Motion Controls recently announced a new website providing information on the company's full line of cable and linkage pro... (posted 2011-04-07)

Danfoss Re-Approved by the IACET
Danfoss VLT Drives has been re-approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized P... (posted 2011-04-06)

Igus Selected as 2011 Golden Mousetrap Winner
Iglide X6 plastic plain bearings from igus have been selected by Design News magazine as a 2011 Golden Mousetrap Best Products Winner. ig... (posted 2011-04-05)

WEG Announces Executive Management Changes
WEG Electric Corp., a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies, recently announced that David A. Pipes (pictured r... (posted 2011-04-04)

Altra Signs Agreement to Acquire Danfoss Bauer GmbH
Altra Holdings, Inc. recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Danfoss B... (posted 2011-04-01)

IFR Report Hints at Strong Comeback for Robotics
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) Statistical Department presented the preliminary results of the annual detailed statistics... (posted 2011-03-30)

NREL Signs Contract with Romax Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a contract with Romax Technology, Inc., as par... (posted 2011-03-28)

Engis Plans Illinois Expansion
Engis Corporation, a leading provider of complete superabrasive finishing solutions for lapping, honing, polishing and grinding, rec... (posted 2011-03-18)

AMT Elects 2011-2012 Officers and Directors
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) recently elected its 2011-2012 officers and directors at its 2011 Annual Meeting in Ch... (posted 2011-03-16)

AST Bearings Achieves Partner-Level Status with John Deere
AST Bearings, an international supplier of bearing products and services, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 and... (posted 2011-03-15)

SME Seeks Manufacturing Technologies
"Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture" is an SME member-driven program, which showcases new and emerging techn... (posted 2011-03-11)

Mehta Joins Bishop-Wisecarver
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation recently announced the appointment of Nandan Mehta as the vice president of marketing. With a strong mechan... (posted 2011-03-09)

Prototype Transmission Drives Tata Pixel Concept
Transmission technology company Torotrak plc has supplied a prototype transmission to its key customer and licensee, Tata Motors Ltd, for... (posted 2011-03-08)

PTDA Market Forecast Free to Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has added a forecasting tool to the list of benefits it provides to greatly enhanc... (posted 2011-03-03)

Manufacturing Summer Camps Entice America's Youth
Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT) and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) have partnered togeth... (posted 2011-03-02)

Interactive Manufacturing Experience Charts New Course for U.S. Manufacturing
From some of the United States' largest industrial technology innovators to the heads of small machine shops and providers of workhol... (posted 2011-02-28)

Linamar Acquires Famer Group
Linamar Corporation recently announced it has completed its acquisition of the assets of the Famer Group, a privately-owned French manufa... (posted 2011-02-25)

WEG Wins Motor Contract in Saudi Arabia
WEG Germany has won a major contract from Outotec for a total of 21 MV motors, including slip ring types up to 5200 kW, 24 WEG transforme... (posted 2011-02-24)

Lee Linear Releases Ball Screw Catalog
Lee Linear, a manufacturer of linear motion components, now provides catalogs for fast and trouble-free ordering of precision ball screws... (posted 2011-02-23)

Econobelt Video Features Timing Belt Drives
A new video from Econobelt features metric timing belt drives plus belt and chain tensioners from off-the-shelf stock. The video shows th... (posted 2011-02-22)

QC Appoints Davis Controls as Distributor
QC Industries, LLC recently appointed Davis Controls – Oakville to distribute their conveyors in Canada.Davis Controls has been est... (posted 2011-02-15)

Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 85 percent in 2010
December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $446.76 million, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AM... (posted 2011-02-14)

GIA Predicts Major Market Growth for Control and Processing Equipment
The world market for control and processing equipment hit a speed breaker during 2008-2009 as reduced manufacturing activities and declin... (posted 2011-02-14)

BellowsTech Launches New Website
BellowsTech, LLC, a manufacturer of edge welded metal bellows, has launched a new website focused on the visitor. A new layout offer... (posted 2011-02-10)

AMT Applauds Bloom Appointment
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) applauds President Obama's creation of a new post overseeing manufacturing policy.... (posted 2011-02-09)

Gates Corp. Celebrates 100 Years
When Charles Gates, Sr. bought The Colorado Tire and Leather Company in 1911, little did he know his small shop in Denver, Colorado would... (posted 2011-02-07)

WEG Provides Automation for Sugar Mill
Responsible for 33 percent of the sugar produced in Ecuador, the Ingenio Valdez sugar mill will operate with a completely automated ... (posted 2011-02-04)

ABB Completes Acquisition of Baldor Electric
ABB Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Baldor Electric Company. The transaction, which was originally announced on November 30, 2010, ... (posted 2011-02-03)

Haydon Kerk Releases 2011 Catalog
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently announced the release of the 2011 Catal... (posted 2011-02-03)

PGT Expands Machine Tool Range
Incorporating the brands of Holroyd, Binns & Berry, Crawford Swift, PTG Heavy Industries and Precision Components, PTG has establishe... (posted 2011-01-31)

Kemper Expands Automation Activities
The plant engineering specialist Kemper is expanding its activities in the area of automation with the founding of a new business venture... (posted 2011-01-28)

Emerson Bearing Promotes Piracini
Emerson Bearing, a Boston based bearing company catering to OEM and MRO markets nationally and internationally, has recently promoted Bob... (posted 2011-01-27)

Wittenstein Opens Production Facility in Switzerland
The Wittenstein Group, with North American headquarters outside of Chicago, Illinois, continues to expand with the grand opening of a new... (posted 2011-01-26)

Faro Celebrates 30 Years
Faro Technologies, Inc., a provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, celebrates 30 years in 2011. FARO celebrated this mile... (posted 2011-01-26)

TEAM Partners with Fallbrook on NEV Transmission
TEAM Industries along with technology development company, Fallbrook Technologies (Fallbrook) recently announced their partnership to dev... (posted 2011-01-19)

AC Propulsion Wins AQMD Grant
AC Propulsion has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to integrate its innovative ele... (posted 2011-01-18)

Sensata Earns Performance Award
Sensata Technologies, a manufacturer of sensors and controls, recently announced that its plant in Baoying, China has earned the Jiangsu ... (posted 2011-01-13)

igus Launches 5th Manus Competition
The plastic development and bearing specialist igus GmbH, Cologne, has launched the 5th Manus Competition for plastic plain bearings... (posted 2011-01-11)

Four Associations Chart Course for U.S. Manufacturing
Four leading associations of small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies recently announced that they are combining resources to host... (posted 2011-01-10)

Seco Tools Acquires NC Industries and Diamond Tool Coating
Seco Tools has signed an agreement to acquire the American companies NC Industries (NCI) and Diamond Tool Coating (DTC). NCI is a produce... (posted 2011-01-10)

EPTDA Welcomes New Company Members
The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) recently announced two additions to its membership portfolio-Egyptian di... (posted 2011-01-06)

WEG Announces Acquisition of Equisul
WEG has recently announced the signature of the agreement of acquisition of Equisul Indústria e Comércio Ltda., a company s... (posted 2011-01-03)