Power Transmission Engineering Industry News 2015

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The Mississippi manufacturing plant should create 500+ jobs by its 5th year of operation.

ABB Announces New Mississippi Manufacturing Plant
Leading power and automation technology group ABB announced the company is locating its new manufacturing operations in Senatobia, Missis... (posted 2015-12-30)

Comet Announces Gearbox Simulation Webinar
Comet Solutions, Inc.announces its upcoming Gearbox SimApp webinar. Attendees will learn how Simulation Applications are empowering&... (posted 2015-12-29)

ASQ's 2016 Outlook Survey reports continued concerns over lack of talent and decreased confidence in the economy.

ASQ 2016 Outlook Survey Reports on Quality Segment
An increasing number of manufacturers now struggle to find qualified applicants for open positions, according to data from the ASQ 2016 M... (posted 2015-12-24)

Des-Case recently acquired JLM Systems Limited.

Des-Case Corporation Acquires JLM Systems Limited
Des-Case Corporation announced its acquisition of JLM Systems Limited, most popularly known in the industry for their OilMiser products. ... (posted 2015-12-23)

Victor Swint is president and CEO of Interface Performance Materials, Inc.

Swint Joins Interface Performance Materials as CEO
Interface Performance Materials, Inc., a global manufacturer of advanced materials, sealing solutions, thermal and acoustic management sy... (posted 2015-12-21)

Walter Burgstaller, sales director - Europe at B&R, (left) and Tobias Daniel, head of sales and marketing at COMAU Robotics, presented openROBOTICS for the first time at SPS IPC Drives 2015.  

Comau and B&R Industrial Automation Partner on Robotic Solution
The partnership between Comau Robotics and B&R Industrial Automation is opening up a new opportunities for robo... (posted 2015-12-18)

The USMTO's latest report shows that the industry is behind where it was last year.

USMTO October Report Shows Manufacturing Down 17.4 percent from 2014
The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report showed that orders for manufacturing technology in October 2015 were down ... (posted 2015-12-17)

ABB has received the Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence award at the Ford Powertrain Manufacturing global supplier summit for their Flexible Cylinder Head Assembly.

ABB Robotics Receives Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence Award
ABB Robotics received the Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence award from the Ford Motor Company at the Ford Powertrain Manufacturi... (posted 2015-12-16)

Ionbond's new coating center produces diamond like carbon (DLC) coatings in China.

Ionbond Opens China Coating Service Center
Ionbond has opened its new coating service center for automotive components in ChengDu, Sichuan Province, China. This operation - th... (posted 2015-12-15)

PTDA Holds Successful Industry Summit
Six hundred people from the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry came together in Chicago October 21-24, 2015, where tools ... (posted 2015-12-14)

Amongst other improvements, Groschopp has added a new motor search tool that uses a grid system instead of drop-down menus.

Groschopp Launches New Website
Groschopp Inc. recently launched a mobile-friendly website that focuses on making the search for a motor or gearmotor simple for the user... (posted 2015-12-11)

NIMS recently accredited two new high school metalworking programs at South Elgin High School and Streamwood High School

NIMS Announces Two New Accreditations of High School Precision Manufacturing Programs
NIMS is pleased to announce accreditation of the Precision Manufacturing Programs at South Elgin High School and Streamwood High School. ... (posted 2015-12-10)

DMDII has announced plans to expand its operations with a new chapter in the Quad City region.

DMDII Announces New Chapter in Quad Cities
Representatives from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), along with Senator Dick Durbin, Congresswoman Che... (posted 2015-12-09)

CW Bearing has begun constructing new facilities in Michigan.

CW Bearing USA Begins Construction on North American Facilities
CW Bearing USA, Inc. announced today that it was breaking ground on a new North American Center for Design, Sales and Advanced Manufactur... (posted 2015-12-09)

NEMA has published the 2016 edition of their Electrical Standards & Products Guide.

NEMA Publishes 2016 Electrical Standards & Products Guide
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published the 2016 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESP... (posted 2015-12-09)

SKF Secures Marine Contract
SKF will supply China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), one of China’s largest ship owners, with propulsion shaft components and ap... (posted 2015-12-08)

Timken to Build Bearing Plant in Eastern Europe
The Timken Company recently announced that it will construct a new bearing plant near Ploiesti, Romania. The facility, which will be... (posted 2015-12-08)

Fitts joined Baldor in 2011 as a member of the Lean Core Team.

Baldor Electric Promotes Ryan Fitts to Director of Quality
Baldor Electric Company recently promoted Ryan Fitts to director of quality. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and directi... (posted 2015-11-06)

Voith's 715 SVL variable-speed couplings are once again being utilized by Transneft in its Siberian oil pipelines.

Voith 715 SVL Variable-Speed Fluid Couplings Utilized in ESPO Pipeline
The ESPO Pipeline is a project of the Russian pipeline operator Transneft and a showcase project for Voith hydrodynamic variable-speed fl... (posted 2015-11-03)


John Masek Named 25th Recipient of PTDA's Warren Pike Award
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently named John Masek, senior vice president, Bearing Service Inc. (Livonia, M... (posted 2015-11-02)

The InterVac is the only system of its kind with LED lighting.

InterVac Awarded Patent for VacPort Sweeper Pan With LED Lighting
InterVac Design recently announced that it has been awarded a patent for its VacPort sweeper pan, the only such system that comes with LE... (posted 2015-10-29)

Timken\'s new motor and gearbox repair facility in Pasco, WA.

Timken Expands Service Center in Washington to Deliver More Repair Capabilities
The Timken Company recently opened a 70,000-square-foot, motor and gearbox repair facility adjacent to its existing service center in Pas... (posted 2015-10-28)

Cicoil's new sales office will be expanding the company's operations in South Carolina and the surrounding region.

Cicoil Opens New Sales Office in South Carolina
Cicoil recently announced the opening of a new sales office in Mount Pleasant, SC. Located across the harbor from Charleston, the new loc... (posted 2015-10-27)

Solar Atmospheres Southeast recently received Nadcap accreditation.

Solar Atmospheres Southeast Receives Nadcap Accreditation
Solar Atmospheres Southeast recently received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation. A ... (posted 2015-10-07)

The agreement will provide users of RomaxDESIGNER software with the ability to create automated simulation processes that integrate CAD, FEA, Romax and others.

Romax and Comet Solutions Enter Into Partnership to Aid Users of RomaxDESIGNER
Romax Technology Ltd. and Comet Solutions, Inc. recently announced a partnership between the two companies. Specifically, the agreement w... (posted 2015-10-06)

DMG MORI will double its existing local service and sales centers to 27 locations across the country in close proximity to customers.

DMG MORI USA Launches Customer-Centric Sales and Service Model
DMG MORI recently launched a direct-to-customer sales and service model in the United States. The company will double its existing local ... (posted 2015-10-01)

Bill Miicke is one of Brother Gearmotors's new regional sales managers and will be covering New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and West Virginia

Brother Gearmotors Hires Two New Regional Sales Managers
Brother Gearmotors recently added two more regional sales managers: William (Bill) Miicke and Larry Thomas.  The sales managers are... (posted 2015-09-30)

Kaman has introduced a new operating unit: Kaman Automation, Control & Energy.

Kaman Distribution Announces New Automation, Control & Energy Operating Unit
Kaman Distribution recently announced the formation of Kaman Automation, Control & Energy, a new operating unit that is said to be th... (posted 2015-09-24)

TimkenSteel has opened a new technology center in Ohio to further their research of clean SBQ steel.

TimkenSteel Ohio Technology Center Opened for SBQ Steel Research
Looking to get an edge in achieving clean special bar quality (SBQ) steel and developing new steel grades, TimkenSteel recently opened a ... (posted 2015-09-23)

SPI welcomed board members from Petoskey Plastics, Dow Chemical and Hosokawa Alpine.

SPI's Flexible Film and Bag Division Welcomes Three New Board Members
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Flexible Film and Bag Division (FFBD) recently announced the election of three new b... (posted 2015-09-22)

Romax InSight Supports Eurus Energy America with the Biggest Gearbox Re-Engineering and Refurbishment Project
Romax Technology recently announced that it will be supporting Eurus Energy America (EEA) with its largest ever gearbox re-engineering an... (posted 2015-09-10)

ITAMCO is a Northern Indiana company founded in 1955.

ITAMCO Celebrates its 60th Anniversary
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Founded in 1955, the Northern Indiana... (posted 2015-09-09)

Motion Industries has acquired Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool

Motion Industries Announces Agreement to Acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool
Motion Industries, Inc. recently entered into an agreement to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (LEA&T) (Euclid, OH). LEA&T s... (posted 2015-09-08)


Chuck Olson Named Director of Engineering at QA1
QA1 recently announced that Chuck Olson joined the QA1 team as director of engineering. Olson will be leading the design and manufacturin... (posted 2015-09-03)

Timken Acquires Carlstar Belts Business
The Timken Company recently announced that it has completed the previously announced transaction with American Industrial Partners to acq... (posted 2015-09-01)

The PTDA Business Index reports that the PT/MC industry is slowing down.

PTDA Business Index Reports PT/MC Industry Down From First Quarter
The PTDA Business Index for 2Q2015 indicates slowing compared to the previous quarter with a reading of 46.6, down from 67.7 in Q12015. T... (posted 2015-08-31)

Catalyst offers custom high-precision linear and rotary motion systems.

Haydon Kerk Introduces Catalyst Motion Group as a Supplier of Integrated Motion Systems
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently introduced the Catalyst Motion Group as a supplier of integrated motion systems. Catalyst offers cu... (posted 2015-08-25)

Motion Industries's Florida location is now certified by Timken to clean and inspect wheel bearings.

Motion Industries Florida Location Achieves Timken Bearing Certified Shop Gold Level
Motion Industries recently announced that its service center in Pensacola, FL has recently achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop “... (posted 2015-08-24)

Pacamor Kubar Bearings Purchased by Two Company Executives
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) was recently been purchased by Edward M. Osta, the company's current executive vice president, and Steph... (posted 2015-08-20)


Christian Hammel Becomes New Executive Board Member of Renk AG
Renk AG’s supervisory board recently appointed Christian Hammel as executive board member for production and administration. Hammel... (posted 2015-08-19)

NFPA Reports Fluid Power Industry for May Down 8.5 Percent from Previous Month
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for May 2015 decreased... (posted 2015-08-17)


Ken Clune Named Lafert North American National Director of Sales
Lafert North America (Mississauga, Ontario) recently announced the appointment of Ken Clune in the as national director of sales.Clune br... (posted 2015-08-12)

Emerson improved a drive system at champagne producer The Centre Vinicole Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.

Emerson Delivers Upgrade at Champagne Producer Nicolas Feuillatte
Emerson Motors and Drives recently improved drive systems for The Centre Vinicole Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF). CV-CNF is c... (posted 2015-08-06)

Applied Mechatronics will now be servicing Brother Gearmotors' customers in California.

Applied Mechatronics to Service Brother Gearmotors' California Customers
Brother Gearmotors recently entered into an agreement with Applied Mechatronics. Applied Mechatronics will commence servicing much o... (posted 2015-07-31)

PTDA Welcomes Seven New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed seven new member companies. Distributor MembersAccurate Bea... (posted 2015-07-30)

MicroE and Applimotion Merge to Become Celera Motion
MicroE and Applimotion recently merged to become Celera Motion. The existing MicroE and Applimotion product brand names and positioning w... (posted 2015-07-28)

ABB will begin producing robots in the United States.

ABB to Become First Global Industrial Robotics Company to Manufacture Robots in the United States
ABB recently announced that it is to start producing robots in the United States, making it the first global industrial robotics company ... (posted 2015-07-27)

Lenze Sponsors Student Project in Coil Winding Challenge
Lenze recently announced its sponsorship of a recent student project involving the Institute for Drive Technology and Power Electronics a... (posted 2015-07-23)

Romax Secures Condition Monitoring Services Agreement With Mytrah Energy
Romax Technology Ltd., recently secured an agreement to provide condition monitoring services for India’s largest independent power... (posted 2015-07-20)

The ICP booth at SkillsUSA.

ICP Attends SkillsUSA to Help Millennials Discover Industrial Distribution Career Path
While searching for new workers to fill the pipeline for jobs at industrial distribution (ID) companies in the years to come, Industrial ... (posted 2015-07-16)

Stefan Hantke

Hantke Named New President of Sales and Engineering at Schaeffler Industrial
Stefan Hantke recently assumed global management of sales and engineering of the industrial division of Schaeffler Technologies AG &... (posted 2015-07-13)

Festo's BionicANT technology.

Festo Bionic Learning System Shows Off Three New Technologies
Festo recently introduced featured developments for 2015 in the company’s Bionic Learning Network – the basic research effort... (posted 2015-07-10)

Excel CNC Retrofit is devoted to the repair and upgrade of outdated machinery.

Excel Gear Forms New Retrofit Division for Repairs and Upgrades of Old Machinery
Excel Gear recently formed a new division of their company, Excel CNC Retrofit LLC, devoted to upgrading and remanufacturing older gear m... (posted 2015-07-09)

Bill Hewitson

Ruland Manufacturing Announces Bill Hewitson as New President
Bill Hewitson was recently promoted to president of Ruland Manufacturing after serving as vice president of operations for the previous e... (posted 2015-07-08)

Brian Wilson

Comet Solutions Partners with Brian Wilson
Comet Solutions, Inc. recently announced a partnership with Brian Wilson of Advanced Drivetrain Engineering & Technology (ADET). This... (posted 2015-07-07)

Voith Turbo has opened a new location in Houston.

Voith Turbo Opens New Power, Oil & Gas Division Headquarters in Houston
Voith Turbo recently announced the opening of the company’s new Houston, TX headquarters for the Power, Oil & Gas Division for ... (posted 2015-07-07)

Dr. Maureen Hunter, president of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, presents the 2015 STLE Wilbur Deutsch award to Dr. Ryan Evans of The Timken Company.

Timken Company Researchers Receive 2015 Wilbur Deutsch Memorial Award
Research conducted by The Timken Company to address a critical issue for wind turbine operators received the 2015 Wilbur Deutsch Memorial... (posted 2015-07-06)

FMA is teaming up with Harper College to create a new metal fabrication lab and program.

FMA and Harper College Partner to Create New Metal Fabrication Lab
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) recently partnered with Harper College for the construction of a new $1.5 million f... (posted 2015-07-06)

C&U was recently chosen for the Value Improvement Award.

C&U Americas Receives 2014 Value Improvement Award
The North American subsidiary of The C&U Group recently received the 2014 Value Improvement Award from Hitachi Automotive Systems Ame... (posted 2015-07-02)

Gleason Plastic Gears was formerly known as K2  Plastics.

Gleason Renames its Plastic Gears Division
Gleason Corporation recently announced a new name for its plastic gears division: Gleason Plastic Gears. The division was formerly k... (posted 2015-06-30)

PTDA recently held its 14th Canadian Conference in Vancouver, BC.

PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference Facilitates Canadian Cross-Channel Connections
Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributors and manufacturers gathered June 3-5 at the Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancou... (posted 2015-06-26)

Gilman Reveals New Sales Support Representative, RGW Sales Canada
Gilman Precision recently added RGW Sales Canada as the exclusive representative to cover portions of eastern Canada, including provinces... (posted 2015-06-25)

The MCA and MSSA have merged to become the Motion Control & Motor Association

Motion Control Association and Motion & Motor Association Merge to Become MCMA
The Motion Control Association (MCA) and the Motor & Motion Association (SMMA) recently completed a merger that combines the two lead... (posted 2015-06-22)


Scott Anderson Appointed President of Emerson's Control Techniques Business Unit
Scott Anderson was recently appointed president of Emerson Industrial Automation’s Control Techniques business unit. Anderson will ... (posted 2015-06-15)

U.S. Speed Changer, Industrial High-Speed Drive, and Gear Manufacturing Industry Shipment
This latest Speed Changer, Industrial High-Speed Drive, and Gear Manufacturing Industry report provides the most updated market research ... (posted 2015-06-12)

Belden Universal Achieves AS9100C Aerospace Quality Certification
Belden Universal recently announced that it achieved AS9100C aerospace quality certification.  The AS9100C certification, issue... (posted 2015-06-10)

PTDA Releases 2015 Membership Directory
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently released its 2015 Membership Directory. The Directory is a good resource ... (posted 2015-06-05)


Shaun Dean Named New CEO of Hansen Industrial Transmissions
Hansen Industrial Transmissions N.V. recently announced that, in mutual agreement with the Japanese SHI HQ, the cooperation with Opervisi... (posted 2015-06-02)

Power Transmission/Motion Control Industry Shows Continued Growth in 1Q2015
The PTDA Business Index for 1Q2015 indicates slowing but continued positive growth. Reinforcing this positive outlook is the overall 1Q20... (posted 2015-06-01)

A prototype of Victory's motorcycle.

Victory Racing Chooses Parker's GVM Electric Motor to Compete for Isle of Man Trophy
Parker Hannifin, a diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies, announced today that it is sponsoring Victory Motorcycles... (posted 2015-05-28)

An EFD Induction HardLine VL 1000.

EFD Induction Awarded Orders for Induction Scanners to Harden Sun Gears and Output Shafts
EFD Induction USA has recently won major orders from two American tier-one automotive suppliers.The orders involve EFD Induction ‘H... (posted 2015-05-26)

PTDA Welcomes Three New Distributor Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed three new distributor member companies:BK Industrial Solutions, ... (posted 2015-05-19)

GAM Celebrates 25th Anniversary
GAM, a manufacturer of high precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.... (posted 2015-05-18)

Power Drive Systems Looks to Grow by Joining IDC-USA
For 40 years, Power Drive Systems, Inc. has been distributing first-class power transmission products to customers across the United Stat... (posted 2015-05-14)

ABB Opens Local Service Office in Louisiana
ABB recently opened a new local service office near Lake Charles, LA. The office will provide services and support for ABB’s automa... (posted 2015-05-13)

Bauer recently opened a new production facility in Esslingen.

Bauer Opens Flagship Production Facilities to Halve Lead Time
Bauer recently opened a new production facility at the company headquarters in Esslingen. Bauer Gear Motor has been a leading manufa... (posted 2015-05-11)


Dr. Stefan Spindler Named New CEO Industrial at Schaeffler AG
The Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG recently appointed Dr. Stefan Spindler as member of the board of managing directors at Schaeffler ... (posted 2015-05-05)

Bosch Rexroth is offering training courses for electric drive and control topics.

Bosch Rexroth Offers Electric Drives and Controls Training Courses
Bosch Rexroth is now offering hands-on training courses for electric drive and control topics to help machine manufacturers and operators... (posted 2015-04-29)

Oerlikon's Drive Systems Segment Inaugurates Third Plant In India
Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment recently inaugurated its third plant at Sanand in Gujarat, India. This is the 10th production faci... (posted 2015-04-28)

Bill Childers to Lead Affiliated Distributors New Power Transmission Division
Affiliated Distributors (AD) recently announced its continued growth by expanding into the Power Transmission and motors market. &ld... (posted 2015-04-27)

Timken Opens State-of-the-Art Gear Drive Manufacturing Facility in Houston
The Timken Company recently announced the opening of a new, 27,000-square-foot  gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston, TX. An... (posted 2015-04-24)

Cooke (left) and Bracht

Paul Cooke Appointed President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth U.S.
Paul Cooke was recently appointed regional president Americas and president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth Corporation U.S., effective July 1. ... (posted 2015-04-23)

The 2015 Hermes Award was presented to Wittenstein AG.

Wittenstein AG Wins the 2015 Hermes Award
Wittenstein AG was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Hermes Award. The award was presented to the company on April 12 at the Hanno... (posted 2015-04-21)

Bosch Rexroth helped fund a manufacturing and technology center in North Carolina.

Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center opens at Olympic Community of Schools
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system in North Carolina recently dedicated the new $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing... (posted 2015-04-17)

Rick Wood, Rollon Corp. president

Rollon Expands Actuator Offering with Tecno Center Acquisition
Rollon Corp., a manufacturer of linear motion systems, recently expanded its global linear actuator and cartesian robot offering with the... (posted 2015-04-14)


Arrow Gear Appoints Klein VP of Sales and Marketing, Guggenheim VP of Operations
Arrow Gear Company recently announced the appointment of Kerry Klein as vice president of sales and marketing and Mark Guggenheim as vice... (posted 2015-04-01)

PTDA Foundation Vanguard Campaign Raises $188,000
The power transmission/motion control industry is a “hidden” industry. While the power transmission/motion control products m... (posted 2015-04-01)


Cleveland Gear Names Edward McTernan Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Cleveland Gear recently named Edward McTernan the vice president of sales and marketing. McTernan was formally product manager for the m... (posted 2015-03-27)

Sercos International Records 30% Growth in Membership in 2014
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, recorded a growth in membership of approximately 30 % in 2014.   ... (posted 2015-03-26)

Yaskawa Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary in 2015
Yaskawa Electric Corporation will commemorate their 100th anniversary during 2015 across all global locations in 28 countries. In additio... (posted 2015-03-25)

Aleks Roudnev Named Hydraulic Institute's 2014 'Member of the Year'
The Hydraulic Institute named Aleks Roudnev, manager of Research and Design - Applied Hydraulics, at Weir Minerals North America as ... (posted 2015-03-19)

ITAMCO has been named the Autodesk Inventor of the Year for 2014.

ITAMCO Named 2014 Autodesk Inventor of the Year
The votes are in, and Autodesk customer ITAMCO has been named the Autodesk Inventor of the Year for 2014.Members from the Autod... (posted 2015-03-18)

Timken Awards Scholarships Valued at $540,000
The Timken Company recently awarded scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 11 locations around the world. The... (posted 2015-03-17)


Lenze Americas Names Robert Gradischnig Director of Technical Services
Lenze Americas recently announced the appointment of Robert Gradischnig to the position of director, technical services. As the newest me... (posted 2015-03-16)


PTDA Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Wendy B. McDonald Award
To honor the memory of Wendy B. McDonald, one of the power transmission/motion control industry's pioneers, the PTDA Foundation estab... (posted 2015-03-11)

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics expanded facilities at Mason City, Iowa (Left) and Reynosa, Mexico (Right)

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Positions for Growth
As part of a global corporate strategy to better position for continued growth, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics recently realigned several ... (posted 2015-03-10)


Paresh Shah Named Operations Manager of Schafer Industries
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries  recently announced the appointment of Paresh Shah as operations manager of the company... (posted 2015-03-09)

Boston Engineering to Present Design Tools for Motion Control at Automate 2015
Guy Fichera, director of Boston Engineering’s Industrial & Commercial practice, will deliver a "Design Tools for... (posted 2015-03-06)

Bosch Rexroth is offering on-site training for hydraulics.

Bosch Rexroth Accepting Registration for Hydraulics Training Program
Bosch Rexroth is now accepting registration for all courses in its training program designed for industrial hydraulics and mobile hydraul... (posted 2015-03-05)

Timken Power Systems Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
The Timken Company recently announced its power systems service facility in Princeton, WV, has earned ISO 9001:2008 Quality Manageme... (posted 2015-03-04)

CRP Industries Inc. Marks 60-Year Milestone
CRP Industries Inc., a  leader in the automotive parts and industrial products sectorsrecently, recenttly marked its 60th anniv... (posted 2015-03-03)

TPA Announces Record Sales for 2014
The Precision Alliance (TPA), a manufacturer and distributor of linear motion systems focused in the medical, defense, packaging and... (posted 2015-03-02)

Novak First Woman Elected to Bison Gear Board of Directors
Bison Gear and Engineering is pleased to announce the election of Laurel Novak to their Board of Directors.  Novak will represent th... (posted 2015-02-27)


Motion Industries Chairman Bill Stevens Retires
After 37 years at Motion Industries — a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts — chai... (posted 2015-02-27)

Gear Motions' Oliver Gear Division Acquires New Hera 350 Gear-Hobbing Machine
Gear Motions, a precision gear manufacturer, recently acquired new gear-cutting technology for its Oliver Gear Division in Buffalo, NY. ... (posted 2015-02-25)

Sercos International Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as well as 10 years of Sercos III t... (posted 2015-02-25)

Power Transmission Industry Anticipates Continued Growth in 2015
The PTDA Business Index for 4Q2014 indicates slowing but continued positive growth. However, manufacturers reported more positive growth ... (posted 2015-02-19)

Pictured is ITAMCO's iBlue handheld bluetooth transmitter.

ITAMCO Gets Invite to Grid Cell Program
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) was recently invited to display their technology products at the Advanced Materia... (posted 2015-02-13)

Motion Industries Announces Expansion to Alaska
Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced the purchase of Oil & Gas Supply, loca... (posted 2015-02-11)

North American Robotics Market has Strongest Year Ever in 2014
Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry&rsqu... (posted 2015-02-06)

Kent Furst

Kent Furst Named Manager of Freedonia Group's Polymers and Materials Group
Kent Furst was recently promoted to manager of the polymers and materials group at The Freedonia Group, Inc.  Furst has worked as ... (posted 2015-02-04)

Thomas W. Rouse

Thomas W. Rouse Named President of C&U Americas
C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, recently named Thomas W. Rouse as its new president. The annou... (posted 2015-02-03)

Pictured is a photo from a previous Manufacturing Day.

Polygon Solutions, Inc. Joins National Association of Manufacturers
Polygon Solutions Inc. recently announced it is joining the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The Florida company manufacturer... (posted 2015-01-29)

Pictured is a Brother's gearmotor.

Brother Gearmotors to Showcase Customer Benefits at WestPack
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food an... (posted 2015-01-28)

Ohio Transmission Corporation Acquires Ohlheiser Corporation
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, recently announc... (posted 2015-01-28)

PBC Linear and Moons' Industries Announce Joint Venture
PBC Linear and Moons' Industries recently announced a joint venture together to develop and deliver integrated mechatronic solutions ... (posted 2015-01-27)

Pradeep Saha Promoted to President and CEO of Horsburgh & Scott
Horsburgh & Scott, a large gear manufacturer, has announced that Pradeep Saha has been promoted to President and CEO. Saha previously... (posted 2015-01-23)

Bill Mills was recently named vice president of Dayton Lamina.

Bill Mills Named Vice President of Dayton Lamina
Dayton Lamina recently added Bill Mills to the executive management team in the position of vice president of sales and marketing. W... (posted 2015-01-22)

Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA, is to serve on the Board of Governors.

Batra Elected to Serve on Board of Governors
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently voted for Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA, to s... (posted 2015-01-07)

Dan Jones Receives EMERF Lifetime Achievement Award
Dan Jones, president and owner of Incremotion Associates, recently received the EMERF 2014 award for “Outstanding Contributions to ... (posted 2015-01-07)

Ameridrives recently repaired a metal shredder with an overload protection solution.

Ameridrives Design Overload Protection Solution for Metals Recycler
An international metals recycler was suffering from recurring damage to the motors and universal joints caused by torque overload when th... (posted 2015-01-05)

Revolvo recently assisted in the installation of a new bearing on the River Thames.

Revolvo Assists in Sewage Treatment on River Thames
The sewage treatment works at Beckton, on the River Thames, is the largest in the UK and has to treat a vast volume of waste water. Part ... (posted 2015-01-05)