Power Transmission Engineering Industry News 2017

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EPTDA Welcomes Five New Members
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical power transmission and motion c... (posted 2017-06-28)


MPIF Announces Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts
The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation ... (posted 2017-06-27)


Siemens Provides Light Rail Vehicles for Arizona
The urban transport company Phoenix Valley Metro Rail has ordered 11 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Siemens. These vehicles will ... (posted 2017-06-26)


IPS Signs Partnership Agreement with Gefran Drives
Integrated Power Services (IPS), North America’s leading provider of motor and generator repair services, field services and distri... (posted 2017-06-23)


LMI Aerospace Approves Merger Agreement with Sonaca Group
LMI Aerospace Inc. shareholders approved the merger agreement for the Sonaca Group’s acquisition of LMI. Under the terms of the agr... (posted 2017-06-22)


Parker Opens Additive Manufacturing Facility
Parker Hannifin Corporation has opened a new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing learning and development center, located at Parker&r... (posted 2017-06-21)


Bosch Packaging Technology Awards Eriez-India with a 2017 Best Supplier Award
Bosch Packaging Technology awarded Eriez-India with a prestigious 2017 Best Supplier Award. According to Bosch, Eriez-India was selected ... (posted 2017-06-20)


Motion Industries Opens New Dallas Distribution Center
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced the successful move to its newly built distribution center (DC) at 200 W. Trinity Boulevard, G... (posted 2017-06-16)


SKF Remanufacturing Services Provide Timely and Cost-Effective Solutions
SKF remanufacturing services for industrial gearboxes provide cost-effective solutions to refurbish and/or upgrade obsolete or damaged sy... (posted 2017-06-15)


AGMA Announces Two New Member-Driven Committees
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced two new member-driven committees:  Emerging Technology and Industry Voi... (posted 2017-06-14)


Thomson Collaborates with Research Team to Develop New Tesla Coil Designs
Thomson Industries has donated a high-precision ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michiga... (posted 2017-06-13)


Timken Named One of America's Best Large Employers
The Timken Company was recently named one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes magazine. The list includes 500 companies and n... (posted 2017-06-12)


Automation Federation Announces New Managing Director
The Automation Federation has hired renowned industrial control systems cybersecurity expert Marty Edwards as its new managing director. ... (posted 2017-06-09)


Robotics and Computer Science Lab Dedicated to Clementino Bonfiglioli
New Malpighi La.B headquarters - the Laboratory of Robotics, Computer Science, Design and 3D Design - recently opened its doors, in dedic... (posted 2017-06-08)


Shell Chemical Expansion on Track in Louisiana
Shell Chemical LP (Shell) is making good progress on the main construction of its fourth linear alpha olefins (AO) unit at its chemicals ... (posted 2017-06-07)


TSC Introduces VFD E-Learning Module
Adding to their library of training Technical Sales and Consulting (TSC) has released their latest module "Variable Frequency Drives... (posted 2017-06-06)


MetalTek International Announces Safety Milestone
MetalTek International has announced that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division has surpassed two million man hours without a lost time inci... (posted 2017-06-05)


Schaeffler Celebrates Grand Opening of Fort Mill Manufacturing Plant Expansion
Schaeffler Group USA Inc., a global manufacturer of precision components for the industrial and automotive sectors whose South Carolina r... (posted 2017-06-02)


C&U Americas Receives Value Improvement Award
C&U Americas recently received the 2016 Value Improvement Award from Hitachi Automotive Systems in recognition of outstanding value i... (posted 2017-05-31)


Cone Drive European Expansion Results in Growth Opportunities
Cone Drive expanded its global footprint in early 2016 by establishing a sales office in Europe. The move has proven to be a resounding s... (posted 2017-05-30)


Reshoring Initiative Announces First National Reshoring Award
The Reshoring Initiative, in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), invites companies that have successfully resh... (posted 2017-05-26)


SKF Introduces Video on Enlight QuickCollect for Machine Monitoring
With SKF Enlight QuickCollect, it is now possible for anyone to monitor machine health without the need for extensive training or diagnos... (posted 2017-05-26)


ATI Industrial Automation 2017 Technology Fair Set for August
ATI Industrial Automation will hold its Annual Technology Fair on August 10, 2017 at its Orion Township, Michigan facility. The one-day e... (posted 2017-05-25)


Force Control Releases Posidyne Clutch Brakes Catalog
A new 16-page, full color catalog from Force Control Industries details the Posidyne line of clutch brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology... (posted 2017-05-24)


Oerlikon Presents Paper at CTI Symposium USA 2017
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, presented its range of hybrid transm... (posted 2017-05-23)


Bauer Gear Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation
Celebrating its 90th year as a market leader, Bauer Gear Motor, a part of Altra Industrial Motion Corporation, is continuing to showcase ... (posted 2017-05-22)


Reshoring Initiative Reports Reshoring Outnumbered Offshoring in 2016
For the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. The combined reshoring... (posted 2017-05-19)


Ogura Creates Online Clutch and Brake Animation Videos
Ogura has created new animations showing how electromagnetic clutches and brakes work.  The animations show how electric current cre... (posted 2017-05-18)


Oerlikon Drive Systems India Gets Certified as Great Place to Work
Oerlikon Drive Systems India has been certified by Great Place to Work Institute - a global authority in building, sustaining and recogni... (posted 2017-05-17)


Continental Invests in ContiTech PVC Competence Center
Technology company Continental is investing approximately $12 million in its ContiTech PVC hose business in North America and is expandin... (posted 2017-05-16)


Reshoring Initiative Partners with Return One Million Jobs for Reshoring Campaign
Return One Million Jobs (ROMJ) was created to raise $20 million to bring one million manufacturing jobs to the U.S. from offshore. The pr... (posted 2017-05-15)


Bonfiglioli Preps for Expansion, Digitization and Market Growth
Bonfiglioli is one of the worldwide leaders in the manufacturing of gearboxes, gearmotors and drive systems. In the construction industry... (posted 2017-05-12)


Altair Wins Boeing Performance Excellence Award
Altair’s product development services division Altair ProductDesign is honored to receive a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence... (posted 2017-05-11)


B&R Receives Visit from Canadian Ambassador
Canadian Ambassador to Austria Mark Bailey recently visited industrial automation provider Bernecker + Rainer (B&R) in Eggelsberg. Me... (posted 2017-05-10)


Siemens Presents Arena of Digitalization in Electric Motor Plant
Electric motors for industrial use have been manufactured at the Siemens site in Bad Neustadt an der Saale for 80 years. Digitalization i... (posted 2017-05-09)


Bonfiglioli's Schulte to Serve Three-Year Term on AGMA Board of Directors
Bonfiglioli USA, a subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., recently announced the election of President Greg Schulte to the board of ... (posted 2017-05-08)


ANCA Confirms Appointment of Graeme Billings as Board Chairman
ANCA has announced its board has confirmed the appointment of an independent, non-executive chairman for the ANCA group board. Pat Bolan... (posted 2017-05-05)


Varvel Opens U.S. Subsidiary in Georgia
Varvel has now inaugurated a new subsidiary in the United States. Varvel USA LLC confirms the group's interest in the flourishing Nor... (posted 2017-05-04)


Dana Announces Multiple OEM Supplier Awards
Dana Incorporated recently announced that the company earned major supplier awards from Manitou Group, John Deere, Hyster-Yale, and AGCO,... (posted 2017-05-03)


Eaton Expands 3D Catalog
Eaton continues to expand their 3D catalog. The Metric IM Mill Duty Series Cylinders are now available within Eaton’s 3D CAD config... (posted 2017-05-02)


IDEC Corp. Acquires APEM
IDEC Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial automation and control devices, recently announced the acquisition of APEM. Togeth... (posted 2017-04-21)


High-Performance Materials Institute Plays Role in Deep Space Exploration
Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute and the Florida A&M University–Florida State University C... (posted 2017-04-20)


Siemens Plans Global Logistics Headquarters in Dubai
Highlighting the importance of Dubai as a strategic logistics hub between East and West, North and South, Siemens has announced plans to ... (posted 2017-04-19)


Brother Gearmotors Introduces Expedited Delivery Service from Tennessee Manufacturing Facility
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2017-04-18)


Hydraulic Institute Partners with CIET
For the past 21 years, the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) has specialized in high quality energy management and energy eff... (posted 2017-04-14)


TechnipFMC Recognized for Subsea Innovation
TechnipFMC, a longstanding engineering partner of Sulzer, has won the Hydraulic Institute Award for Innovation and Technology for its inn... (posted 2017-04-13)


AGMA Welcomes New Board Members
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently announced the election of Jim Bregi, president of Doppler Gear as the new AGM... (posted 2017-04-12)


Bishop-Wisecarver Celebrates 10 Years of FIRST Robotics Sponsorship
Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechat... (posted 2017-04-12)


Genuine Parts Announces Strategic Agreement with Inenco Group
Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that ... (posted 2017-04-11)


Timken Acquires Torsion Control Products
Timken recently announced that it has acquired Torsion Control Products, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered torsional couplings used in t... (posted 2017-04-10)


Gilman Precision Acquires Roller Precision Spindle Repair
Gilman Precision is pleased to announce the acquisition of Roller Precision Spindle Repair, owned by John Roller, who will join Gilman&rs... (posted 2017-04-07)


ABB Acquires B&R
ABB today announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architectur... (posted 2017-04-06)


Kurt Hydraulics Publishes 2017 Catalog
Kurt announces publication of its 180-page catalog featuring an expanded and full line of standard hose and couplings designed for a broa... (posted 2017-04-05)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has recognized and honored Albert Huber, president, Patterson Pump Company, as its 2016 Lifetime Achievement... (posted 2017-04-04)


Sulzer and ABB Announce U.K. Service Agreement for Large Motors and Generators
As ABB’s first loyalty partner to provide workshop and repair services to its range of large motors and generators, Sulzer will pro... (posted 2017-03-31)


Siemens Commits to American Manufacturing and Workforce Development
Siemens Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG, bolstered Siemens' strong commitment to strengthening American manufacturing dur... (posted 2017-03-30)


OptoForce Opens U.S. Office
Robotics company OptoForce recently opened a U.S. office missioned with bringing a much-needed sense of touch for robots. Already used su... (posted 2017-03-29)


Zero-Max Provides Web-to-CAD Design Solutions
Zero-Max has created a website where users can select, configure and view the exact Zero-Max coupling, torque limiter, variable speed mec... (posted 2017-03-28)


Hydraulic Institute Honors Coussens with Member of the Year Award
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) board of directors named Michael Coussens, director of development and chief engineer – Peerless Pump ... (posted 2017-03-24)


Maxon's Young Engineers Program Tackles Active Rear Wheel Steering
Starting something new is always difficult. This is particularly true for engineers who are trying to get a project off the ground. Often... (posted 2017-03-22)


Hydraulic Institute Offers Pump Energy Index Calculator
Calculating the Pump Energy Index (PEI) to comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) pump energy conservation standard released January,... (posted 2017-03-21)


Automate 2017 Announces US-China Robotics Forum
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced a joint US-China Robotics Forum to be held April 4 at the Automate 2017 ... (posted 2017-03-20)


Siemens Partners with ASME for E-Fest
In its ongoing effort to prepare engineering students for jobs in the digital enterprises of the future, Siemens’ product lifecycle... (posted 2017-03-17)


ZF Opens European Service Center
The opening of ZF’s first European Service Center in Witten/Germany will focus on service and customer orientation in the industria... (posted 2017-03-16)


Twin Disc Announces Multiple Orders for Oil and Gas Transmission Systems
Twin Disc, Inc. recently announced it recently received multiple new orders from North American pressure pumping customers for the C... (posted 2017-03-15)


NEMA Standard Adds Efficiency Test for Air-Over Motors
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released a new efficiency test method for air-over (AO) motors as part of its MG... (posted 2017-03-14)


A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced the eight finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. The ... (posted 2017-03-13)


Bison Appoints Chief Executive Officer
The board of directors of Bison Gear & Engineering are pleased to announce the appointment of John Burch as chief executive officer o... (posted 2017-03-10)


IDC-USA Welcomes Bob Boyle as Executive Vice President
IDC-USA has announced the addition of Bob Boyle as executive vice president. Boyle is a graduate of Texas A&M University with an engi... (posted 2017-03-09)


NFPA Forms Strategic Alliance with FIRST
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) recently started a strategic alliance collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recogniti... (posted 2017-03-08)


MPIF Redesigns PickPM Website
The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Industry Development Board (IDB) has completed a redesign of the PickPM.com website. ... (posted 2017-03-07)


Nook Announces Jim Rowell as COO
Nook Industries recently announced Jim Rowell as its new chief operations officer. In this position, Rowell is responsible for overs... (posted 2017-03-06)


Parker Releases Interactive Drawing Tool
Parker Electromechanical and Drives Division has released a new interactive drawing tool. The same drawing tool that was launched for PS,... (posted 2017-03-03)


PTDA Accepting Nominations for Wendy B. McDonald Award
The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald Award recognizes a woman who has established herself as a critical contributor to her compa... (posted 2017-03-02)


Parker Acquires Clarcor Inc.
Parker Hannifin Corporation has completed its acquisition of Clarcor Inc., a major manufacturer of filtration products, for approximately... (posted 2017-03-01)


Custom Machine & Tool Launches New Website
Custom Machine & Tool Co., Inc., (CMT) a leading USA manufacturer in the power transmission and motion control products industry, rec... (posted 2017-02-28)


PTDA Foundation Launches Vanguard Campaign
The Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) initiative—founded and significantly funded by the PTDA Foundation—connected with c... (posted 2017-02-27)


Ritter Technology Acquires Primet Fluid Company
Ritter Technology, LLC has acquired Primet Fluid Power Company located in Hammond, Indiana. This acquisition strengthens Ritter's com... (posted 2017-02-24)


MCMA Reports Growth on Global Motion Control Shipments
Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3 percent to $3.3 billion in 2016, according to new statistics released by t... (posted 2017-02-23)


SKF Destroys 15 Tons of Fake Bearings
SKF has recently completed legal proceedings against a dealer of counterfeit bearings in Greece. Initiated in 2009, a total of 15 tons of... (posted 2017-02-22)


SDP/SI Moves to New Manufacturing Facility
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) has begun operations in a brand new world-class facility designed to greatly improve ef... (posted 2017-02-21)


Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG
Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the developm... (posted 2017-02-16)


Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes Industrial Internet Reference Architecture v1.8
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member-driven organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial I... (posted 2017-02-16)


THK Introduces Online Resource Center
THK America, Inc. has developed an online Resource Center packed with the latest industry insight and information. Built into the naviga... (posted 2017-02-16)


KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version is Available for Testing
The KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available April 24th, 2017 - just in ti... (posted 2017-02-15)


AMETEK Solidstate Controls Appoints Technical Training Manager
Craig Williams, a 16-year veteran of the power quality industry, has joined AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) as technical training manage... (posted 2017-02-14)


Brother Gearmotors Hires Director of Sales
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2017-02-13)


Lenze Receives Team Leadership Award
Lenze has been recognized by Automation World magazine with a First Team Leader in Automation Award for drives technology. The 2016 recip... (posted 2017-02-09)


MPIF Appoints New Executive Director and CEO
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International (APMI) have selected industry veteran James P. Adams to succeed C. J... (posted 2017-02-08)


Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Assets of Argo International in New Jersey
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment distributor and service provider headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, recently announc... (posted 2017-02-08)


Force Control Announces New Western Regional Manager
Force Control Industries announces the addition of Mike Fox as new Western regional manager, supporting reps and distributors, OEM and in... (posted 2017-02-07)


Sulzer Breaks Ground on Texas Pump Facility
As part of the company’s continued investment program, Sulzer is building a new, state-of-the-art pump services facility in Pasaden... (posted 2017-02-06)


Timken Appoints Managing Director of Canadian Operation
The Timken Company has announced the appointment of Sean Hazelton to managing director for Canada for the company's process indu... (posted 2017-02-03)


Stauff Announces New Michigan Location
Jeff Behling, president and CEO of Stauff Corporation, recently announced the move of its Ann Arbor location to a much larger 52,000 sq. ... (posted 2017-02-02)


Eriez Celebrates 75 Years in 2017
2017 marks 75 years in business for Erie, PA-based Eriez. From humble beginnings in 1942, Eriez has evolved into a world leader in separa... (posted 2017-02-01)


NEMA Reports Guarded Optimism Regarding Business Conditions for 2017
Mixed in with guarded optimism, panel comments also noted some market softness and uncertainty about the policy course being charted by W... (posted 2017-01-31)


Rexnord Offers Shorter Standard Lead Times for Falk V-Class
Rexnord has established new, shorter standard lead times for products and accessories within the Falk V-Class Gear Drive portfolio, ... (posted 2017-01-30)


PTDA Welcomes Seven New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed seven new member companies. Distributor MembersAcme Armatur... (posted 2017-01-27)


Elmo Motion Control Expands Operations
Elmo commenced product manufacturing in Poland in Q2 2015. The new EU production facility is part of Elmo's strategic plan to enhance... (posted 2017-01-26)


A3 Launches Trade Association in Mexico
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced that it is forming a not-for-profit trade association that is specifically de... (posted 2017-01-25)


DMDII Opens Online Digital Manufacturing Courses
Enrollment has opened for the first three online courses of a 10-course “101” series focused on harnessing data to make Ameri... (posted 2017-01-24)


Rosa Named President of Lenze Americas
Lenze SE, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drive, motion control and automation technologies, recently annou... (posted 2017-01-23)


LMI Aerospace Appoints Jay Inman President of Engineering Services, Keith Schrader Vice President of Operations
LMI Aerospace Inc. has appointed Jay Inman as president of engineering services, a role he had been serving on an interim basis since Sep... (posted 2017-01-20)


Gilman Hires Application Engineer
Gilman Precision, manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems based in Grafton, WI, is pleased to announce Donald Hunkel ... (posted 2017-01-19)


Altra Completes Acquisition of Stromag
Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, an... (posted 2017-01-18)


Hansford Sensors Publishes White Paper on Early Bearing Failure Detection
Hansford Sensors, a manufacturer of vibration monitoring equipment, has published a new white paper that reveals how to use envelope sign... (posted 2017-01-17)


Nuttall Gear Implements NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program
Nuttall Gear has announced its implementation of the NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program. This program allows Nuttall Gear to provide... (posted 2017-01-16)


NEMA Publishes 2017 Electrical Standards Catalog
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published the 2017 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products G... (posted 2017-01-13)


Zink Takes Over as CEO Automotive at Schaeffler AG
Matthias Zink has assumed his position as a member of the executive board of Schaeffler AG as of January 1, 2017. He is as Co-CEO Automot... (posted 2017-01-12)


MetalTek Names Kubick COO
MetalTek International has promoted E. J. Kubick into the position of chief operating officer. Kubick has served MetalTek in a variety of... (posted 2017-01-11)


In-Tech Hires 100th Associate in the United States
In-Tech recently announced that its center in Greer, South Carolina, just appointed its 100th associate. In 2013, the U.S. In-Tech affili... (posted 2017-01-10)


ITAMCO Attends White House Event
ITAMCO attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on Wednesday, December 21. The function was held in r... (posted 2017-01-09)


EPTDA Welcomes Six New Members
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical power transmission and motion c... (posted 2017-01-06)


Schaeffler Expands Expertise in Electric Mobility
The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler recently concluded a purchase contract with Semikron International GmbH for the acquisi... (posted 2017-01-05)


Steiner Electric Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary
Electrical, industrial, and generator distributor Steiner Electric is proud to announce it has reached a major milestone that few compani... (posted 2017-01-04)


Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires C&C Industrial and Midway Industrial Supply
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, recently announc... (posted 2017-01-03)