Power Transmission Engineering Industry News 2012

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IMS Research Analyzes Geared Product Shipments
Shipments of precision geared products (gearboxes and geared motors with backlash ratings of less than 20 arcminutes) were nearly 80 perc... (posted 2012-12-27)

Obama Signs Energy Efficiency Provisions
President Obama today signed into law a handful of energy efficiency provisions endorsed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Associa... (posted 2012-12-19)

Floating Wind Turbine Tested in United States
The first ever floating wind turbine in the United States is now in the process of being tested by engineers from the University of Mai... (posted 2012-12-18)

Altra Named to 2012 Forbes List
Altra Holdings Inc., a global designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission products was recent... (posted 2012-12-17)

William A. Childers

Childers Named President of C&U Americas
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, has named William (Bill) A. Childers as its new president. The anno... (posted 2012-12-14)

NEMA Reports Drop in Motor Shipments
Demand for motors declined for first time this year during the third quarter of 2012 as NEMA’s Motors Shipments Index fell 19.1 per... (posted 2012-12-13)

AMT Reports Latest Statistics from USMTO
October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $459.16 million according to AMT. This total, as reported by companies participating... (posted 2012-12-11)

IEEE Praises Legislation's Focus on Industrial Efficiency
The Industrial Energy Efficiency Coalition (IEEC) praised House passage of H.R. 6582, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Correc... (posted 2012-12-10)

CSIA Welcomes New Members
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) announces that the following members recently earned CSIA Certification:• &nb... (posted 2012-12-07)

NEMA Reports Improved Business Conditions
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions climbed nearly 13 points in ... (posted 2012-11-30)

PTDA Announces 2013 Board of Directors
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2013 board of directors and manufacturer council at the Industry Summi... (posted 2012-11-29)

Siemens to Upgrade Pumping Station
Siemens won a $10 million bid through the Chicago Department of Water Management to support upgrades to the Springfield Avenue Pumping ... (posted 2012-11-26)

AMT Reports 2012 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up
September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $667.47 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). T... (posted 2012-11-20)

Vacon Establishes Singapore Regional Center
Global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has established a regional center in Singapore. The new center started operations in August 2012. Vac... (posted 2012-11-15)

Siemens Acquires LMS International
Siemens expands its portfolio of industry software by acquiring LMS International NV (Leuven, Belgium), a provider of test and mechatroni... (posted 2012-11-13)

Interlube Celebrates Lubrication Pump Sales
Interlube Systems Ltd. is proud to announce the 100,000th worldwide sale of its market-leading AC range of automatic lubrication pumps. L... (posted 2012-11-12)

ABB Joins Partners in THINC
Okuma America Corporation recently announced that ABB has joined Partners in THINC. ABB, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operates i... (posted 2012-11-07)

Barbara Ross Receives PTDA Warren Pike Award
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Barbara J. Ross, vice president sales and marketing, Timken Drives LLC, ... (posted 2012-11-06)

SME Receives U.S. Department of Energy Grant
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has been granted $292,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to partner SME Student Chapters... (posted 2012-11-05)

PTDA Delivers Big Ideas in Dallas
The PTDA Industry Summit recently gathered the power transmission/motion control industry to network, share solutions and build business.... (posted 2012-11-03)

Pacamor Kubar Bearings Expands Certifications
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) recently announced that they have successfully completed recertification to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009. T... (posted 2012-11-01)

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Announces Partnership with the Omega Envoy Team
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announces its partnership with Earthrise Space, Inc. (ESI) in sponsorship of Omega Envoy, a non-profit space... (posted 2012-10-31)

PTDA Welcomes New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed four new members in the third quarter of 2012. C&U Americas (Plymouth... (posted 2012-10-29)

McHenry Wins IMTS iPad Raffle
Paul McHenry, shop supervisor at Tri-City Machine Products, Inc. was the lucky winner of a new iPad at the Gear Technology/Power Transmis... (posted 2012-10-26)

BSA Approves Water and Wastewater Industry Briefs
When the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) met September 24-25 in Chicago, Illinois, it approved the publication of two, new Industry... (posted 2012-10-25)

Siemens Announces New Geared Motor Plant
Siemens Industry, Inc. announced its plans to open an assembly and manufacturing plant as part of the company’s Drives Technologies... (posted 2012-10-23)

Misumi Acquires Dayton Progress Corporation
Misumi Group Inc. of Japan recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dayton Progress Corporation and its su... (posted 2012-10-22)

Trelleborg Expands Life Sciences Facility
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions continues to broaden its global footprint in the North American life sciences industry with a $ 7.3 million ... (posted 2012-10-19)

Last Call for Automation Fair Registration
Automation Fair is the only event of its kind in the industry, a unique opportunity for attendees to get the latest trends on smart, safe... (posted 2012-10-18)

Siemens to Host NX CAE Symposium
On October 23-24, 2012, Siemens PLM Software will hold its second NX CAE Symposium at the Hendrick Motorsports Facility in Charlotte, Nor... (posted 2012-10-17)

Glenn Spungen

Spungen Named President of Peer Chain Company
Peer Chain Company, an industrial chain provider, recently announced that Glenn Spungen joined the company as president effective October... (posted 2012-10-11)

NFPA Releases Latest Market Study
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2012 decrea... (posted 2012-10-10)

Gearbox and Geared Motor Shipments Up in 2012
Precision gearboxes and geared motor shipments were 69 percent higher in 2011 than in 2009 because of increased manufacturing output in 2... (posted 2012-10-09)

AMT Reports Manufacturing Technology Orders Up
August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $470.44 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This... (posted 2012-10-08)

Manufacturing Day highlights the rewarding, highly skilled jobs available in manufacturing fields.

More Than 200 Companies Participate in First Annual Manufacturing Day
Today more than 200 manufacturing companies participated in the first annual Manufacturing Day, a national event to highlight the importa... (posted 2012-10-05)

Gilman Adds Kacey Enterprises for Sales Representation
Gilman USA has added Kacey Enterprises Inc., as an outside sales representative to cover portions of the Upper Midwest. Effective Oct. 1,... (posted 2012-10-04)

Michael Boehm

Bosch Rexroth Names Boehm Vice President Machinery Applications and Engineering
Bosch Rexroth Corporation recently announced that Michael Boehm has been named vice president machinery applications and engineering. In ... (posted 2012-10-02)

IDC-USA Partners with IDI
IDC-USA has just signed an agreement with IDI Independent Distributors Inc. granting them the exclusive rights to market and sell IDC Sel... (posted 2012-09-28)

The project covers all phases of the development cycle and operational use including diagnostics during the entire system's life cycle.

LMS Joins European Research Project
LMS International has joined the three-year European ITEA2 Research Project 11004 "MODRIO" - Model Driven Physical Systems Oper... (posted 2012-09-26)

BDI Announces Opening of Fresno Office
BDI (Bearing Distributors Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announces the opening of a new branch.... (posted 2012-09-25)

Demand for Industrial Control Equipment Weakened in Second Quarter
NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index decreased three percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the second quarter of 2012... (posted 2012-09-06)

Schafer Gear Works Adds New Division
Schafer Gear Works has acquired the assets of Dana Holding Corporation's leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differenti... (posted 2012-09-04)

Motion Industries Named Supplier of the Year
Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, was named Supplier of the Year... (posted 2012-08-31)

The Mach III Clutch Product Catalog contains 59 pages of new and updated material.

Mach III Introduces Updated Product Catalog
Mach III Clutch, Inc. introduces their latest catalog, containing 59 pages of new and updated product information about the industrial po... (posted 2012-08-30)

Schunk is a manufacturer of clamping technology and gripping systems.

Schunk Celebrates 20 Years in North America
Schunk founded its United States facility in 1992 and has been manufacturing toolholding products and providing sales and support to loca... (posted 2012-08-28)

Bison Supports PTDA Initiative
With the anticipated retirement of more than 80 million baby boomers over the next 20 years and only 43 million younger workers in line t... (posted 2012-08-27)

Vision Quality Components is a producer of cost effective powder metal gears.

Vision Quality Components Set to Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary
Vision Quality Components Inc, Clearfield PA, a producer of cost effective powder metal gears of many types, including precision pump gea... (posted 2012-08-24)

Eric Michaeli, plant manager at Wichita Clutch, received the Texas Manufacturing Star Award on behalf of the company at the Texas Business Conference in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Wichita Clutch Receives Texas Manufacturing Star Award
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently honored Wichita Clutch with the Texas Manufacturing Star Award at the Texas Business Confer... (posted 2012-08-22)

NFPA Webinar Looks at Pneumatic Flow Rating
Designers of pneumatic systems will have the opportunity to learn how to use more accurate flow rating data to design more efficient pneu... (posted 2012-08-21)

The 550-foot-tall wheel, eclipsing the famed 443-foot-tall London Eye, will be equipped with two SKF spherical roller bearings.

SKF Awarded Bearing Contract in Las Vegas
SKF has been awarded the contract to supply the two giant main bearings and related technologies for Caesars Entertainment Corporation... (posted 2012-08-16)

RIA Offers Webinar on 3-D Simulation
3-D Simulation is an imperative solution tool to validate and verify any manufacturing concept or process. As CAD is to Product Design an... (posted 2012-08-15)

United Technologies Acquires Goodrich Corporation
United Technologies Corp. has announced it has completed its acquisition of Goodrich Corpora... (posted 2012-08-14)

The catalog details Kollmorgen's comprehensive and scalable family of automation and motion products.

Kollmorgen Releases Automation and Motion Solutions Catalog
Kollmorgen has available its new Automation and Motion Solutions Catalog.  This comprehensive resource guide details the features, b... (posted 2012-08-14)

The new-and-improved Empulse RR was unveiled July 28 at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca, California.

Parker Powers Brammo's New Electric Race Bike
Parker's Electromechanical Automaton Division, a supplier of PMAC motors, is proud to announce that its GVM series traction motor pro... (posted 2012-08-09)

NEMA Publishes ANSI-Approved Guidelines for Switches
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association's (NEMA) standard for distribution equipment recently received approval from the Am... (posted 2012-08-08)

DualVee Motion Technology is well-suited for applications exposed to high amounts of sawdust, woodchips and other debris.

Bishop-Wisecarver to Exhibit at International Woodworking Fair
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation will join nearly 800 other exhibitors Aug. 22 to 25 at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, the l... (posted 2012-08-01)

Denso Robotics

North American Robotics Industry Shines in 2nd Quarter
North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, accordi... (posted 2012-07-31)

Gates Offers Paper on the Impact of Overhung Load
Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, offers a new white paper, "How Belt Dri... (posted 2012-07-26)

Tsubaki to Acquire Mayfran
Tsubakimoto Chain Co. recently announced that it will acquire Cleveland-based Mayfran International and affiliated subsidiaries ("Ma... (posted 2012-07-23)

EMT Engineering Sales, Inc. will represent SDP/SI in Canada,  Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Stock Drive Appoints EMT Engineering for Sales Representation
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument - SDP/SI has announced the appointment of EMT Engineering Sales, Inc. as their exclusive sa... (posted 2012-07-19)

Siemens Supports World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant
Siemens Industry, Inc. has begun shipping drives to support a multi-million contract with Abengoa, an international developer of renewabl... (posted 2012-07-18)

Speakers Needed for Automate 2013
Speakers are now being sought for the Automate 2013 conference in Chicago, January 21-24, 2013, according to the Association for Advancin... (posted 2012-07-17)

Parker Acquires PIX Transmissions Ltd.
Parker Hannifin Corporation recently announced that it has acquired the hydraulics manufacturing division of PIX Transmissions Ltd. base... (posted 2012-07-12)

Pamela Kan

Bishop-Wisecarver President Appointed Chair of CMTA
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation President Pamela Kan was appointed chair of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA)&... (posted 2012-07-11)

Michael Schilling

Schunk Hires Regional Sales Manager
Schunk has announced the hiring of Michael Schilling as the regional sales manager for the North East. "Schilling brings more than 1... (posted 2012-07-09)

BDI Relocates Branch Offices in Illinois and Ohio
BDI (Bearing Distributors Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has announced the relocation of its Justice, Illinois branch. Effective ... (posted 2012-07-06)

NEMA Index Slips in June
NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions slipped to 52.4 in June from 54.2 in Ma... (posted 2012-07-02)

ITW Muller Announces New Corporate Structure
ITW Muller has announced its new company structure to provide customers with access to a broader range of solutions for wrapping pallets.... (posted 2012-06-29)

Dunkermotor has received cUL Certification for its brushless motors, intelligent servo motors and brush motors.

Dunkermotor Receives cUL Certification for Motion Control Components
Dunkermotor, now part of Ametek Precision Motion Control, has received cUL Certification for its brushless motors, intelligent servo moto... (posted 2012-06-27)

This year, 40 teams competed in a series of three-on-three robotic basketball shooting contests to vie for a chance to earn part of the $14 million in scholarships offered.

Emerson Sponsors Ryle in FIRST Competition
Emerson Industrial Automation sponsored a team from Larry A. Ryle High School in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science an... (posted 2012-06-26)

Eric Klein

Lenze Announces Expanding Roles in Sales and Marketing
Lenze Americas, a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, has announced two st... (posted 2012-06-25)

Carsten J. Reinhardt

Reinhardt Named President and CEO of Voith
Carsten J. Reinhardt has been appointed a member of the corporate board of management of Voith GmbH and as president and CEO of Voith Tur... (posted 2012-06-22)

Siemens Selected for Water Infrastructure Project
Siemens Drive Technologies Division's Norwood (Ohio) Motor Manufacturing Plant has been selected by the Mekorot National Water Compan... (posted 2012-06-21)

Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR), provided business cycle directives at the SMMA Spring Management Conference.

SMMA Spring Event Garners Rave Reviews
The SMMA 2012 Spring Management Conference in early May included speakers on a variety of industry related topics; ample time for network... (posted 2012-06-19)

The Sakor MicroDyne AC dynamometer systems will provide for very low speed, high torque testing of motors and drive mechanisms.

Sakor Awarded Lockheed Martin Contract
Sakor Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of dynamometer test systems for the aerospace industry, announces that it has been awarded a con... (posted 2012-06-15)

The annual savings estimate is based on applications with or without drives.

ABB Releases Energy Savings Estimates
ABB has released its annual estimate of the savings achieved by its installed base of drives. About 310 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of... (posted 2012-06-13)

Vacon Drives Save Energy
Global AC manufacturer Vacon estimates that its products helped save approximately 44 TWh of energy in 2011. The energy savings helped re... (posted 2012-06-08)

Stafford Manufacturing Corp. has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management system..

Stafford Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Stafford Manufacturing Corp., a manufacturer of shaft collars, couplings, and specialized mechanical drive and structural components, has... (posted 2012-06-07)

VandeHei Talks Politics with NFPA
2012 is a hot year for political analysts and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has one of the most talented and sought-after p... (posted 2012-06-05)

SME Announces Mfg4 Winners
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently announced the winners of the "Dream It! Do It! Student Challenge" at the ... (posted 2012-06-04)

Siemens Launches Community College Program
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a global provider of product lifecycle management (... (posted 2012-05-30)

Kistler customers now have immediate access to fully dedicated on-site technical product sales, service and applications engineering support .

Kistler Opens North America Tech Center
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for engine, chassis and vehicle development, as well as m... (posted 2012-05-30)

The gold vector award went to Kuka Systems for its Kuka Cobra machine which loads and unloads presses.

Igus Announces Vector Award Winners
Igus recently announced the results of its third global vector award competition during this year's Hanover Industrial Fair. The winn... (posted 2012-05-24)

Fanuc FA Awarded Patent for CNC Adaptive Control System
Fanuc Factory Automation America (FANUC FA America) and Jerry Scherer, engineer with Fanuc FA America, have recently been awarded a paten... (posted 2012-05-21)

Linda Miller, BSA president, 2012-2013

Miller and Negri Highlight Successful BSA Convention
The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) elected Linda Miller, Bearings & Drives, Inc., as president for 2012-2013. In addition to M... (posted 2012-05-17)

Greg Combet, minister for Industry and Innovation (left) opens the ANCA Motion headquarters with ANCA Chairman Pat Boland.

ANCA Group Opens ANCA Motion Headquarters
The ANCA Group has formally opened their new ANCA Motion headquarters in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs. The plaque was unveiled by... (posted 2012-05-16)

Dr Michael Wenzel, chairman of the board, VDMA Robotics and Automation

VDMA Says World is Automating
"We are very pleased with the extraordinary financial year 2011 and we are also extremely satisfied with the current order income,&q... (posted 2012-05-15)

Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) shows industry shipments of fluid power products for March 2012 ... (posted 2012-05-11)

Altra recently held a groundbreaking ceremony in Changzhou, China.

Altra Industrial Motion Breaks Ground in Changzhou, China
Altra Industrial Motion recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new 90,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facil... (posted 2012-05-10)

BDI Relocates Charlotte Branch
BDI (Bearing Distributors Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has announced the relocation of its Charlotte, North Carolina bra... (posted 2012-05-07)

PTDA Welcomes New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed two new distributor members in the first quarter of 2012.Importadora Guti... (posted 2012-05-03)

Chris Lake

Chris Lake Rejoins Pacamor Kubar Bearings
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) recently announced that Chris Lake has rejoined the company as quality manager. Lake previously worked ... (posted 2012-05-01)

Boston Gear's 193,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Boston Gear Celebrates 135 Years
This year Boston Gear celebrates 135 years in business, longer than such venerable companies as I.B.M., Coca-Cola, General Electric and F... (posted 2012-04-30)

PTDA Releases Membership Directory
The 2012 PTDA Membership Directory of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is an essential resource for anyone seeking ... (posted 2012-04-27)

NEMA Index Points to Improved Conditions
NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions retreated nearly 13 points in April to ... (posted 2012-04-25)

Ticona Provides Material Alternative to Nylon-12
Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, recently announced that it is working with global automotive orig... (posted 2012-04-24)

Senior Project Engineer Ariel Oriel and Vice President of Engineering, Ali Jabbari speak  to a class of engineering students about linear and curvilinear motion technologies.

Bishop-Wisecarver Launches Paid Internship Program
Bishop-Wisecarver will launch its first-ever paid internship program this summer for mechanical and mechatronic engineer students in supp... (posted 2012-04-19)

Manufacturing Technology Orders Off to Best Start Since 1998
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT).&nb... (posted 2012-04-17)

GAM Gear Boosts Capacity to Meet Market Demands
GAM Gear, LLC, a provider of precision mechanical motion control components for automation machinery, recently announced significant... (posted 2012-04-10)

Bipin and Linda Doshi were recipients of the AGMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

AGMA Awards Key Members at Annual Meeting
The American Gear Manufacturers Association recently announced that Bipin and Linda Doshi, of Schafer Gear Works, Inc. have been named th... (posted 2012-04-06)

The program reduces customers' taxable asset inventory and ends needless expenditures on incorrect spare parts.

Power Transmission Solutions Introduces Repair and Maintenance Program
Power Transmission Solutions, a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation, introduces a repair and maintenance program for Kop-Flex ... (posted 2012-04-05)

Bauer is providing local product support in China.

Bauer Opens Assembly Plant in China
Bauer Gear Motor, part of Altra Industrial Motion, has announced the opening of its first assembly plant in China, a move to streamline t... (posted 2012-04-03)

The robotics program is one of several new programs SICTC has started in order to better prepare students for careers in post-secondary education related to manufacturing.

Motoman Increases Education and Training Programs
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) recently announced the opening of the Motoman Robot Laboratory at the Southern Indiana C... (posted 2012-03-28)

Textron has submitted a proposal to supply 500 Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicles (TAPVs) to the Canadian Army.

Ontario Drive and Gear Signs Memorandum with Textron Systems
Textron Systems Canada Inc. recently announced that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario Drive an... (posted 2012-03-27)

ABB has developed a traction transformer that uses power electronics to reduce its size and weight while increasing the energy efficiency of the train.

ABB Develops Rail Innovations
ABB, a power and automation technology group has successfully developed a traction transformer that uses power electronics to reduce it... (posted 2012-03-26)

Romax Named Gold Sponsor for VDI Conference
Romax Technology is pleased to announce it has become a gold sponsor of the International VDI Conference, Transmissions in Vehicles. ... (posted 2012-03-23)

Bike models will include Gates Carbon Drive, a chain-replacing technology that needs no greasy lubrication and will not stretch like a chain.

Gates Carbon Drive Named BMC Racing Sponsor
Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive  belt-drive system for bicycles, has partnered with the Swiss bicycle brand BMC t... (posted 2012-03-22)

Erik Nieves, Motoman Robotics

Nieves Joins Advisory Council for RoboBusiness Leadership Summit
Motoman Robotics is pleased to announce Erik Nieves, technology director, joined the 2012 Advisory Council for the RoboBusiness Leadershi... (posted 2012-03-19)

MFG Meeting Hosts 750+ Manufacturing Executives
More than 750 manufacturing executives attended the second edition of The MFG Meeting (Manufacturing for Growth), March 8-11, 2012, in Or... (posted 2012-03-16)

Eva Woo is the new vice president of marketing at Bishop Wisecarver.

Eva Woo Joins Bishop Wisecarver
Linear motion technology manufacturer Bishop-Wisecarver has announced that a new vice president of marketing has been hired to support th... (posted 2012-03-15)

USMTO Reports Increase in Manufacturing Technology Orders
January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $401.69 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Thi... (posted 2012-03-12)

AMT and AMTDA Announce Merger
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) recently announced... (posted 2012-03-09)

Dr. Karl Tragl, Bosch Rexroth chairman of the executive board.

Rexroth Focuses on Renewable Energy in China
Within the space of one generation, China has transformed itself from a developing country into the world's second largest national ... (posted 2012-03-08)

Werner Gropp

Werner Gropp Named Marketing Manager at B&R Automation
Werner Gropp has been tasked with overseeing the marketing department at B&R. Gropp brings experience f... (posted 2012-03-07)

Simotics covers applications in almost all areas and these motors are an essential component of the integrated drivetrain.

Siemens Combines Electric Motors into Single Product Family
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has combined all of its electric motors into one product family with the name Simotics, a move de... (posted 2012-03-06)

The skid is part of the produced water system on the Glas Dowr, which is a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO).

Siemens Wins Order to Supply Pump Technology
Bluewater Energy Services, located in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, has placed an order with Siemens Industry Automation Division for suppl... (posted 2012-03-05)

Omron Industrial Automation and Omron STI will report to the same management while maintaining individual expertise in established areas at their current locations.

Omron Integrates Support for Industrial Automation and Safety
Omron Industrial Automation and Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. announced an internal realignment of support for machine automation sy... (posted 2012-03-02)

Bison engineers will be working with the students, teachers and IMSA support staff on this challenge designed to test students on fundamental engineering principals and skills.

Bison Gear Kicks Off ILIT Learning Challenge
In order to build a more competitive and skilled engineering workforce for the future, Bison Gear and Engineering is working with the Ill... (posted 2012-03-01)

ABB Acquires Newave Energy Holding
ABB recently announced that is has completed the public tender offer for Newave Energy Holding SA. The acquisition of Newave advances A... (posted 2012-02-28)

Romax Announces Investment Partnership with Moonray
Romax Technology Limited (Romax) has announced a new investment partnership with Moonray Investors (Moonray), part of Fidelity Internatio... (posted 2012-02-21)

USMTO Report Highlights Manufacturing Surge
December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $519.98 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)&nbs... (posted 2012-02-17)

OE Bearings Partners with Revolvo
OE Bearings has established a successful partnership with major U.K. SRB manufacturer, Revolvo. The success of the partnership is based ... (posted 2012-02-15)

Nook was recently recognized by Motion Industries, Inc. for operational excellence.

Nook Recognized for Operational Excellence
Linear motion control systems and components manufacturer, Nook Industries, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was recently recognized by M... (posted 2012-02-09)

Miller Bearings Joins EPTDA
The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading European organization for the mechanical power transmission... (posted 2012-02-08)

Left to right: Ralf Schubert (Gerhard Schubert), Steffen Winkler (Bosch Rexroth), Gerhard Schubert (Gerhard Schubert), Dr. Steffen Haack (Bosch Rexroth), Reiner Weidmann (Gerhard Schubert).

Gerhard Schubert and Bosch Rexroth Sign Agreement for Packaging Machines
Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG signed a framework agreement for the next three years. With the agreement, the two companies h... (posted 2012-02-07)

Motion engineering products helped Lenze achieve strong sales in 2011.

Lenze Announces Significant Growth in 2011
Lenze Americas, a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, today announced stro... (posted 2012-02-02)

IMTS Reports Strong Exhibit Space Sales
Show management for The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) reports positive news for exhibit space sales for IMTS 20... (posted 2012-01-30)

Catherine Morris was named the 20th chair of the Robotic Industries Association.

Morris Named First Woman Chair of RIA
Catherine Morris, senior account manager, ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, North Carolina, has been named the first woman chair of Roboti... (posted 2012-01-25)

Gerard Karpik

Karpik Joins Gates CVT Group
Gates Corporation recently announced the addition of champion Cross Country/Snow-X racer Gerard Karpik to its CVT systems development gro... (posted 2012-01-24)

BDI Expands Operations
BDI (Bearing Distributors Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced the opening of two new branch offices. BDI Branch #... (posted 2012-01-23)

Medium Voltage Motor Control Industry Slowly Recovers
The global market for medium voltage motor control centers was worth more than $140 million in 2010, with more than 5,300 vertical sectio... (posted 2012-01-20)

NFPA Accepting Applications for Innovation Award
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is accepting nominations for the 2012 Fluid Power Innovation Award, a fluid power technology ... (posted 2012-01-17)

Boca Celebrates 25 Years with Innovation Contest
The Boca Bearing Company recently announced that it is celebrating its 25th year in business by giving away over $20,000 in cash and priz... (posted 2012-01-16)

The Trelleborg Offshore facility in Brazil is set to open February 2012.

Trelleborg Continues to Invest in Brazilian Market
Global engineering group Trelleborg continues to make significant investment into the Brazilian market, creating a platform for local pre... (posted 2012-01-13)

Steinmeyer Launches Ball Screw Blog
Steinmeyer recently announced that it has added a new blog to its website. This new feature includes categories such as applications, cal... (posted 2012-01-12)

Janice Pandullo has been hired as quality engineer at Magnet Applications.

Magnet Applications Expands Staff
Magnet Applications, Inc. (MAI), a subsidiary of Bunting Magnetics Company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jerry DePrator to pro... (posted 2012-01-10)

Manufacturing Technology Orders Continue to Climb
November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $430.17 million according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Associatio... (posted 2012-01-09)

Sustainability and energy efficiency will be the focus of Hannover Messe 2012 running April 23-27.

Hannover 2012 Centers on Green Technologies
By adopting "greentelligence" as its keynote theme, Hannover Messe 2012 has put the spotlight squarely on green technologies as... (posted 2012-01-05)

NEMA Reports Business Conditions Improving
Results from NEMA's latest business conditions survey show the flagship Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current ... (posted 2012-01-04)