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The AMPM Conference is co-located with WorldPM2020.

Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference Seeks Technical Papers
The program committee for the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2020) has issued a “Call for Papers &am... (posted 2019-08-16)


Opto22 Responds to URGENT/11 Inquiries
The recent announcement of security vulnerabilities discovered in the Wind River VxWorks IPnet TCP/IP stack has prompted questions from O... (posted 2019-08-15)


The team at FAULHABER MICROMO LLC.

MICROMO is now FAULHABER MICROMO LLC
As of July 2019, MicroMo Electronics Inc. (MICROMO) has been officially reorganized as FAULHABER MICROMO LLC and now becomes a fully inte... (posted 2019-08-14)


Nicholas Dagher

Berndorf Belt Technology Names Director of Sales in Canada
Berndorf Belt Technology USA (BBT) has named Nicholas Dagher director of sales, responsible for the Canadian region. He will support thei... (posted 2019-08-13)


U.S. Tsubaki Focuses on Optimizing Customer Operations
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC recently launched its new brand positioning campaign showing its commitment to service and innovatio... (posted 2019-08-12)


Victrex was recently awarded the automotive quality standard IATF 16949 for the manufacture of gears.

Victrex Awarded Automotive Standard for Manufacture of Gears
Victrex has achieved a new milestone for its automotive offerings. Its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, USA, has rec... (posted 2019-08-09)


The investment will strengthen Mitsubishi Electric’s total industrial automation solutions offering by combining its own servo systems and other industrial automation products with Akribis’ wide product line-up.

Mitsubishi Electric Invests in Akribis Sytems in Singapore
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has taken an equity stake in Akribis Systems Pte Ltd (Akribis), a Singapore-based manufacturer of linea... (posted 2019-08-08)


Quaker Chemical and Houghton International Combine to form Quaker Houghton
Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International have combined to create Quaker Houghton, the global leader in industrial process f... (posted 2019-08-07)


Michael Mullen (third from left) with members of Bonfiglioli’s Victorian operation at their brand-new facility in Carrum Downs.

Bonfiglioli Expands Australian Headquarters
Bonfiglioli has doubled the size of its Victorian headquarters with its move to a new and expanded facility in Carrum Downs, Victoria, ne... (posted 2019-08-05)


The 2019 CFO of the Year awards were hosted on July 18 at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City, Philadelphia.

AD CFO Drew Moyer Named 2019 CFO of the Year by Philadelphia Business Journal
Drew Moyer, CFO of AD, the member owned buying/marketing group, has been awarded 2019 CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journa... (posted 2019-08-02)


KISSsoft Sharing Knowledge in Second Half of 2019
In the second half of 2019, KISSsoft will offer numerous opportunities to deepen your knowledge of the company's products and technol... (posted 2019-08-01)


Dr. Heiner Lang

Dr. Heiner Lang Appointed to Bosch Rexroth AG Executive Board
Dr. Heiner Lang will join the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr a. Main, Germany. Once on the board, he will take over responsibi... (posted 2019-07-31)


A compact Industry 4.0 solution package for wind turbine azimuth drives is the result of a long-term development partnership between Bonfiglioli and Schaeffler.

Bonfiglioli and Schaeffler Collaborate on Wind Turbine Gear Drives
A compact Industry 4.0 solution package for wind turbine azimuth drives is the result of a long-term development partnership between Bo... (posted 2019-07-30)


The benefits of NORD 911, an after-hours customer support program.

NORD Gear Offers Broad Range of Service and Support Options
One of the hallmarks of exceptional customer service is ensuring someone in the organization is available 24 hours a day, seven days a we... (posted 2019-07-29)


Continental’s Norfolk, Nebraska hose plant was built and began business operations in 1979.

Continental Hose Plant Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Continental’s Norfolk, Nebraska hose plant, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.“We are proud to share in this 40th... (posted 2019-07-26)


The WMS (Warehouse Management System) Compact Store is now completely owned by Weland Solutions, controlling of all their inventory management operations utilizing vertical storage lifts.

Weland Solutions Acquires Compact Store and Kodverkstan
The Weland group has acquired the company Kodverkstan. The acquisition means that Weland Solutions now completely owns the WMS (Warehouse... (posted 2019-07-25)


Jeremy Barton

Motion Industries Names New Vice President of West Group
Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of G... (posted 2019-07-24)


Huco, a premier brand of Altra Industrial Motion Corp., offers a variety of precision couplings for industrial and commercial applications.

Huco Direct Offers Next Day Shipping for Online Orders
Huco has launched an e-commerce service at the website below that allows end users to order precision couplings direct from its manufactu... (posted 2019-07-23)


(Left to right) Tim Bieber, Brian Larry and Jerry Gray.

EASA Announces New International Officers for 2019-2020
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announces new international officers for the 2019-2020 administrative year. The new o... (posted 2019-07-22)


S.S. White Technologies is celebrating its 175th year as a supplier of flexible rotary shafts for the aerospace industry.

S.S. White Celebrates 175th Year as Flexible Rotary Shaft Supplier
S.S. White Technologies is celebrating its 175th year as a supplier of flexible rotary shafts for the aerospace industry and is currently... (posted 2019-07-19)


Bonfiglioli reaffirms in 2019 its commitment to honor young graduates and promoters’ projects in the field of mechatronic systems as part of the Comitato Leonardo Committee, for the ninth time in a row.

Bonfiglioli to Honor Mechatronic Students with Thesis Award
Bonfiglioli reaffirms in 2019 its commitment to honor young graduates and promoters’ projects in the field of mechatronic systems a... (posted 2019-07-18)


In a mobile age, customers increasingly expect mobile solutions for efficient handling of the installed drive technology directly on site.

Nord Enhances Mobile Solutions
In a mobile age, customers increasingly expect mobile solutions for efficient handling of the installed drive technology directly on site... (posted 2019-07-17)


Heidenhain Introduces Online Automation Encoder Tool
As part of its ongoing “Customer First” initiative, Heidenhain introduces the new multi-level online Encoder Selection Tool f... (posted 2019-07-16)


Since its initial launch, 3DCompare has continued to expand its operations and software, developing into a worldwide network for connecting partners and consumers.

3DCompare Offers On-Demand Manufacturing Platform
3DCompare, a leading on-demand manufacturing platform, is announcing the result of a successful investment seed round of funding from an ... (posted 2019-07-05)


From left to right: Nicolas Petrovic (CEO Siemens France), the winner Liubov Medvedeva and Cedrik Neike (Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure).

Siemens Arts Program Awards Soprano in Opera Contest
Twenty-one-year-old Soprano Liubov Medvedeva has won this year's Siemens Opera Contest France at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. M... (posted 2019-07-02)


Matthews Automation Solutions Named Inaugural Member of Manhattan Automation Network
Supply chain and warehouse management system (WMS) provider Manhattan Associates has named Matthews Automation Solutions one of five inau... (posted 2019-06-28)


Varvel continues to invest in young people in the manufacturing sector.

Varvel Rewards Top Student in Racing Motorcycle Engineering Course
Commitment, competence and excellent performance are some of the key characteristics of the Varvel Group, the Bologna-based company that ... (posted 2019-06-27)


Joe Konetski

Forest City Gear Adds Process Engineer to 'Cut Teeth Only' Operations Team
Forest City Gear has added Joe Konetski as process engineer to its ‘Cut Teeth Only’ operations team, a resource dedicated to ... (posted 2019-06-26)


Symmco Announces New Director of Sales
Symmco Inc. recently announced Matt Gritzer as the new director of sales. While working at Symmco for over 15 years, Gritzer has see... (posted 2019-06-26)


OTC Acquires Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering
Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC), an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today anno... (posted 2019-06-25)


Alberto Favalessa succeeds Markus Johansson, who leaves the Kollmorgen team well-positioned to accelerate its current positive momentum well into the future.

Kollmorgen Announces Vice President and General Manager EMEA Operations
Kollmorgen announced today that Alberto Favalessa, formerly managing director for Italy and Switzerland, has been selected as Kollmorgen&... (posted 2019-06-24)


Andy Zosel

Omron Microscan Appoints President and CEO
Omron announced that as of June 17, 2019, Andy Zosel has been appointed as the new president and CEO of its Omron Microscan business loca... (posted 2019-06-21)


This accreditation means that NES is in line with NADCAP’s standardized approach to quality assurance, which replaces routine auditing with more in-depth, technically superior, special process audits.

Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) Achieves NADCAP Certification
Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) is proud to announce that it has achieved accreditation by the National Aerospace and Defense Contrac... (posted 2019-06-20)


As a result of their digitalization, Octans Aircraft has seen a 40% reduction in time in the new product development cycle.

Octans Aircraft Collaborates with Siemens Digital Industries Software
Having more security, reliability and availability of its products has led Octans Aircraft, a Brazilian manufacturer of small aircraft, t... (posted 2019-06-20)


James E. Feiertag

Twin Disc Appoints President and COO
Twin Disc, Inc., a global leader in power transmission technology for marine and land-based applications, has appointed James E. Feiertag... (posted 2019-06-19)


Eriez Announces Three Executive Promotions
Eriez announces the promotions of John Blicha, Greg Nowak and Chris Knoll to new positions within the company’s corporate leadershi... (posted 2019-06-18)


Misumi Releases 10th Edition Mechanical Automation Components Catalog
The new 10th Edition Mechanical Automation Components catalog from Misumi will be available to pickup on Friday, June 28 at the Misumi He... (posted 2019-06-17)


With the new Festo website, products are more easily, quickly, and efficiently accessible.

Festo Redesigns Website
Festo recently unveiled its first complete website redesign in more than 10 years. The company’s 30,000 products and accompanying e... (posted 2019-06-14)


Seeq applications and Amitec expertise and services work together to deliver advanced analytics solutions for manufacturing customers.

Seeq and Amitec Sponsor Ignite Conference
Amitec, a leading system integrator in Norway, and Seeq, a provider of advanced analytics solutions, will jointly exhibit at the Ignite c... (posted 2019-06-13)


Just like in commercial applications, the close tolerance blanks will allow the students to get right to the high-value work of finish machining.

TCI Provides Blanks for CNC Skills Championship
TCI Precision Metals will provide custom Machine-Ready Blanks to the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), in support of t... (posted 2019-06-12)


This expanded CNC controls training center in the Chicago area is available for users at all levels, including those interested in 5-axis machining.

Heidenhain Opens CNC Controls Training Center in Chicago
Heidenhain has recently opened its TNC-CNC Academy. This expanded CNC controls training center in the Chicago area is available for users... (posted 2019-06-11)


Melissa Kladder

TE Connectivity Promotes Kladder to Sales Director
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has appointed Melissa Kladder to the position of director of sales, Ame... (posted 2019-06-07)


Training of new staff and apprentices is central to Sulzer retaining its knowledge and expertise.

Sulzer Invests in the Engineers of the Future
Engineers collect a vast array of skills and experience through their working lives and it is essential that these are passed onto the ne... (posted 2019-06-06)


Hoerbiger accepted the Gold Award in the category

Hoerbiger Wins German Innovation Award
There is more efficiency available for hybrid and electric drives thanks to an innovative switching element from Hoerbiger: The TorqueLIN... (posted 2019-06-05)


Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference Call for Speakers
The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference (CRAV.ai) takes place Nov. 12-13 in San Jose, California. The Association f... (posted 2019-06-04)


Tom Young

Diamond Chain Addition Builds on Timken's Quality Commitment
The Timken Company has found the perfect fit with the recent acquisition of Diamond Chain Co., combining forces with Drives to make an im... (posted 2019-06-03)


Hans Keller

Hgans Replaces H.C. Starck Brand
As of 1 June, Höganäs Group of Sweden and H.C. Starck Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders (STC) act under the same brand a... (posted 2019-06-03)


The Factory of the Future Experience is a multi-technology exhibit featuring intelligent, distributed drive and control components, connectivity modules, compact and versatile linear products, innovative chain conveyors and a wide selection of structural framing.

Bosch Rexroth Introduces Factory of the Future Experience
“In the factory of the future connectivity is key,” said Heiko Schwindt, Bosch Rexroth vice president of automation and elect... (posted 2019-05-31)


The Omron Foundation donated a new laboratory complete with workstations and state-of-the-art equipment to give University of Houston students the opportunity to prepare for real-world engineering challenges.

Omron Helps University of Houston Engineering Students with Design and Robotics Laboratory
The University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering recently unveiled a cutting-edge laboratory donated by the Omron Foundati... (posted 2019-05-30)


John Watwood.

Motion Industries Names Senior Vice President - Southeast Group
Motion Industries, Inc. has named John Watwood group senior vice president of the company’s Southeast Group – effective May 1... (posted 2019-05-29)


 Each project is assessed to ensure safe working practices are employed at all times.

Sulzer Wood Celebrates Nine-Year Safety Milestone
Despite the challenges of working in the offshore environment, Sulzer Wood has recently recorded nine years without a lost time incident ... (posted 2019-05-28)


Emerson employees Daniel Fuentes, Mike Kronebusch, Dane Dreher, John Schuster and Bob Axtell accepting the 2019 Plant Engineering Award.

Emerson Recognized by American Foundry Society
Emerson has been recognized with the 2019 Plant Engineering Award by the American Foundry Society (AFS) for its commitment to continuous ... (posted 2019-05-24)


Xometry Announces 50 Million Equity Raise Led by Greenspring Associates
Xometry, the largest on-demand manufacturing marketplace, recently announced it raised $50 million in equity funding, led by Greenspring ... (posted 2019-05-23)


Ricardo Presents Technical Papers During CTI Symposium
With diverse commercial applications ranging from defence to mining, farming and forestry, as well as innumerable leisure pursuits, the g... (posted 2019-05-22)


Twin Disc Announces Wisconsin Expansion
Twin Disc, Inc. is near completion of an expansion project in Wisconsin.  The 39,000 square-foot North American Aftermarket Distribu... (posted 2019-05-21)


The dashboard of MyVoith is easy to use and offers the ability for personalization.

Voith Launches Digital Online Platform
MyVoith is a global platform that brings together the company’s digital services and business related information in one location. ... (posted 2019-05-20)


The new logo reflects the new vision at Rossi.

Rossi Makes Strategic Change in Branding
Rossi S.p.A., a company of the Habasit Group, involved in the design, manufacturing and distribution of gear reducers, gearmotors and ele... (posted 2019-05-13)


Gilman Precision Adds to Business Development Team
 Gilman Precision, manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems, is delighted to announce the addition of Matt Fritsc... (posted 2019-05-10)


Continental Donates Money to High School Athletic Complex
Continental’s industrial products plant has donated $50,000 over a five-year period to the St. Marys Community Foundation and the R... (posted 2019-05-09)


Ogura Creates Animation for Permanent Magnet/Hysteresis Slip Clutch/Brakes
Ogura has created a new animation showing how permanent magnet/hysteresis slip clutch/brakes work.  The animation covers both cons... (posted 2019-05-08)


AD Membership Grows in Q1 2019
AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported a 7% increase in member sales, across 12 AD divisio... (posted 2019-05-07)


Jason Moore.

TE Connectivity Announces Changes to Industrial Sales Team
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has promoted Jason Moore to vice president of global sales and marketin... (posted 2019-05-06)


Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and AI Conference Call for Speakers
The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and AI Conference will be held in San Jose, California from November 12-13. The show is current... (posted 2019-05-03)


RIA Examines Robot Accessories in Latest Webinar
What’s new in industrial automation? RIA surveyed the top manufacturers in automation and robotics to find out what is new, what&rs... (posted 2019-05-02)


AD Appoints New President of Industrial and Safety Division - United States
AD, the $41 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, recently announced that Marisol Fernandez will... (posted 2019-05-01)


FCG has expanded turning and milling operations with its gear blank production facility.

Forest City Gear Launches Advanced Turning and Milling Facility for Gear Blank Production
Forest City Gear has expanded its turning and milling operations with a state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times ... (posted 2019-04-30)


Continental has initiated an apprenticeship program with Norfolk Public Schools.

Continental Plant Initiates Apprenticeship Program for High School Students
In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, the State of Nebraska Office of Apprenticeship and Norfolk Public Schools, the technolo... (posted 2019-04-29)


Siemens will be exhibiting at OTC 2019 at Booth #4422.

Siemens to Announce New Partnership During OTC 2019 in Houston
Siemens will announce a new partnership during the 50th annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston that will provide digital ... (posted 2019-04-26)


Digital Industry USA 2019 will build on the successful educational content that was available during Hannover Messe USA.

Hannover Fairs USA Announces Digital Industry USA 2019
Hannover Fairs USA and Deutsche Messe, the organizers of the world’s largest manufacturing show Hannover Messe and its North Americ... (posted 2019-04-25)


Seeq continues to invest in industry forums, conferences, and partnerships to ensure customers benefit from advanced analytics.

Seeq Sponsors CSIA Executive Conference
Seeq will join more than 500 control system integrators from April 29 to May 3 in Asheville, North Carolina for the Control System Integr... (posted 2019-04-24)


MCMA Offers Webinar on Encoders for Motion Control
Learn about Posital’s new large-bore, low profile hollow-shaft absolute encoders (rotary position sensors) for motors and robot j... (posted 2019-04-23)


AMT Reports on Latest Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders totaled $337.2 million in February 2019 accounting for a 15 percent decline from January and a seven perc... (posted 2019-04-22)


Nord Gear Corporation's 2019 expansion plans.

Nord Celebrates 40th Anniversary in the United States with Sixth Expansion
Delivering double-digit sales growth for three consecutive years, Nord Gear Corporation is expanding for the sixth time since it built it... (posted 2019-04-19)


 Dieter Schaefer will retire June 30, 2019.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Announces COO Retirement
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies recently announced that chief operating officer (COO) Dieter Schaefer will retire June 30, 2019. Schaefe... (posted 2019-04-18)


The new agreement will provide Sulzer’s expertise to Kato’s customers.

Sulzer Signs Partnership with Kato Engineering
Following on from the recent agreement with Nidec for the sales and servicing of medium voltage variable speed drives, Sulzer has signed ... (posted 2019-04-17)


AGMA Announces Additive Manufacturing Publication for Gear Making
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced the publication of an emerging technology document, Additive Manufacturing T... (posted 2019-04-16)


Hydraulic Institute Approves Patterson Pump Company for Pump Test Program
The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Patterson Pump Company, as the latest company to have their pump test laboratory appro... (posted 2019-04-15)


AGMA and Richard J. Daley College Partner on National Training Center in Chicago
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) signed a partnership agreement with Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges... (posted 2019-04-12)


Posi Lock Puller Introduces New Brand Identity
The award-winning global manufacturer of gear and bearing pullers, Posi Lock Puller Inc. recently announced a new brand identity for its ... (posted 2019-04-11)


Meet AD Canada Industrial and Safety.

AD Announces Completion of IDI Merger
AD, the member owned buying/marketing group, announced the completion of the merger with IDI Independent Distributors Inc., effective Apr... (posted 2019-04-09)


The Stober Configurator has been updated online.

Stober Releases Latest Version of Stober Configurator
Stober has released the next version of Stober Fits with the Stober Configurator. This project has been in development for over 2.5 years... (posted 2019-04-05)


TB Wood’s has recently redesigned the layout and functionality of its coupling eCatalog.

TB Woods Redesigns eCatalog
TB Wood’s has recently redesigned the layout and functionality of its coupling eCatalog to enhance the user experience. The expande... (posted 2019-04-04)


Catalog 319 features the latest Aurora Bearing products.

Aurora Bearing Releases Latest Product Catalog
Aurora Bearing Company (Montgomery, Il ) is proud to announce the availability of their latest product catalog. Aurora’s catalog 31... (posted 2019-04-03)


Bill Hoose has joined Atlanta Gear Works as vice president of field services.

Atlanta Gear Works Welcomes New Vice President of Field Services
Atlanta Gear Works has named Bill Hoose to fill its newly created position of vice president of field services. It is the second newly ... (posted 2019-04-02)


Timken has acquired The Diamond Chain Company.

Timken Acquires The Diamond Chain Company
The Timken Company has acquired The Diamond Chain Company from Amsted Industries. Diamond Chain is a leading supplier of high-performance... (posted 2019-04-01)


NEMA Updates Motors and Generators Standard
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published 2018 updates to ANSI/NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators. NEMA’s fla... (posted 2019-03-29)


Seeq is an advanced analytics solution for engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organizations to rapidly investigate, collaborate, and publish insights on manufacturing data.

Seeq Expands Global Coverage and Process Manufacturing Support
Seeq Corporation is expanding its global coverage and support for their process manufacturing customers with the addition of more than 50... (posted 2019-03-28)


Motion control and motor technologies continue to play a growing role in automation worldwide.

Global Motion Control and Motors Market Sees Record Growth in 2018
The global motion control and motor market experienced record growth in 2018, with $3.827 billion in shipments, up 8 percent over 2017.... (posted 2019-03-27)


The ultra-modern development and production site in North Rhine-Westphalia is the largest single investment in the 70-year history of the company.

Lenze Invests in Ultra-Modern Development Site and Logistic Center
Lenze laid the foundation late last year for its new Mechatronic Competence Campus (MCC) in Extertal, Germany.The ultra-modern developmen... (posted 2019-03-26)


Siemens Signs Agreement to Acquire NVH Business from Saab Medav Technologies
Siemens has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) end-of-line quality testing bu... (posted 2019-03-25)


Rockwell Automation Webinar Addresses Workforce Skills Gap Challenge
Manufacturing roles are changing more profoundly than ever, requiring new skills needed to deploy technology on the plant floor. It's... (posted 2019-03-22)


The new building will provide design engineering and production operations, significantly advancing Maxon Precision Motors presence and capabilities in North America.

Maxon Motors Opens New U.S. Manufacturing Facility
Maxon Precision Motors, a division of Maxon Motor of Sachsein, Switzerland, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in ... (posted 2019-03-21)


Dr. Robert F. Handschuh.

Robert F. Handschuh Ends 35-Year Career at NASA Glenn Research Center
Dr. Robert F. Handschuh has retired from NASA, concluding a more than 35-year distinguished career as the Chief of the Rotating and Drive... (posted 2019-03-20)


 AD has been awarded a Delaware Valley Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

AD Wins Workplace Award, Hosts Winter Meeting
AD, the member owned buying/marketing group, has been awarded a Delaware Valley Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Philadelphia Inquirer.... (posted 2019-03-19)


Lorri Fernandes.

Lafert North America Appoints Inside Sales Representative
Lafert NA has appointed Lorri Fernandes to the role of inside sales representative. Fernandes brings over 20 years of motor sales experie... (posted 2019-03-18)


Bob McClain

Quality Assurance Manager Joins Forest City Gear
Forest City Gear has hired Bob McClain as quality assurance manager to oversee the activities of the company’s world-class qualit... (posted 2019-03-15)


Fersa bearing produced for the axles of commercial vehicles such as the Actros.

Daimler Germany Selects Fersa Bearings as Official Supplier
Fersa Bearings, S.A. has signed an agreement with the automotive giant Daimler to become an official supplier of bearings for the axles o... (posted 2019-03-14)


Automate 2019 takes place April 8-11 in Chicago.

Automate Announces Finalists for Launch Pad Startup Competition
Automate has announced the seven finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. Co-produced with MassRobotics, the competition... (posted 2019-03-13)


EASA Announces Program for 2019 Convention
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) will hold its Annual Convention and Exposition from June 29 to July 2, 2019 at the Ma... (posted 2019-03-12)


Nord employees receive training in the fundamentals of lean management and are given ideas for implementing these ideas in their daily work.

Nord Integrates Trainees into Management Processes with NordPro Initiative
Optimum customer satisfaction can only be achieved with optimally trained employees: This is the basic idea behind the NordPro initiati... (posted 2019-03-11)


Randy Breaux

Breaux and Storer Share 2018 GPC Manager of the Year Award
Motion Industries, Inc. has announced that its parent company, Genuine Parts Company (GPC), presented Randy Breaux (Motion Industries pre... (posted 2019-03-08)


Posi Lock is a manufacturer of gear and bearing pullers.

Posi Lock Puller Opens European Warehouse and Showroom in Brussels
Posi Lock Puller, Inc., recently announced the opening of its European warehouse and showroom in Brussels, Belgium.“Posi Lock has b... (posted 2019-03-07)


Thomson's motion products are used in a variety of applications.

Thomson Industries Expands Illinois Operation
Thomson Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, intends to consolidate operations from a Connecticut sub... (posted 2019-03-06)


Matthew Chapman.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Welcomes New President of Sales and Marketing for Automotive Business
As of May 1, 2019, Matthew Chapman will take over as the new president of sales and marketing for the automotive business of Freudenberg ... (posted 2019-03-05)


EPTDA and PTDA Will Host Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2019
With more than 70 years of experience, the world’s largest industrial fair is, once again, host to all key technologies and core ar... (posted 2019-03-04)


Construction on the new building will begin April 2019.

Brelie Gear Announces New Plant in Wisconsin
Brelie Gear Co, Inc. has announced plans to build a new 36,800 sq. ft. facility on a recently purchased 4.3 acre site in Waukesha, WI.&... (posted 2019-03-01)


Dana Completes Purchase of Oerlikon Group's Drive Systems Segment
Dana Incorporated has completed the acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield ... (posted 2019-03-01)


John Klinge.

Eriez Promotes Klinge to Director, Strategic Sales-Aftermarket
Senior Sales Director of Eriez-USA Dave Heubel announces that John Klinge has been promoted to the newly created position of director, st... (posted 2019-02-28)


The Multi-Carrier System from Siemens and Festo.

Siemens and Festo Collaborate on Linear Motor Drive and Control Concept
Siemens and Festo are presenting an innovative linear motor drive and control concept, designed to offer flexible and efficient high-pe... (posted 2019-02-27)


RIA will present a webinar in March on collaborative robots.

RIA Offers Webinar on Collaborative Robots
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will present a webinar on March 21 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern called "Collaborative R... (posted 2019-02-26)


PTDA Reports Growth in 4Q18, Slowing Trend for 2019
The fourth quarter 2018 Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) in... (posted 2019-02-22)


Whittemore Adds Partnerships with NSK and Lyndex-Nikken
As of January 14, 2019, The Whittemore Co. (Whittemore) announced that it has officially partnered with NSK America, to its portfolio o... (posted 2019-02-19)


AD and IDI Merge to Become AD Canada Industrial & Safety
AD recently announced the merger with IDI Independent Distributors Inc., effective April 1st, 2019. IDI brings 107 independent industrial... (posted 2019-02-18)


Axis is a robotics and automation company.

Motion Industries to Acquire Automation and Robotics Company
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine P... (posted 2019-02-15)


Floyd Spencer, sales and technical training manager, Lenze Americas, gives students a tour of the production floor.

Lenze Americas Hosts STEM Career Day for Local Students
Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, welcomed students ... (posted 2019-02-14)


Malinowski Named 2019 IEEE Fellow
John Malinowski, senior manager of industry affairs (retired from Baldor Electric Company), of Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been named an IE... (posted 2019-02-13)


Dr. Mircea Gradu, senior vice president quality and validation at Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

VDI Conference Examines Sensor Technology in Autonomous Vehicles
Dr. Mircea Gradu, senior vice president quality and validation at Velodyne Lidar, Inc., will deliver a featured presentation on lidar tec... (posted 2019-02-12)


Dana Signs Supply Agreement with Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
Dana Incorporated has announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement that positions the company as a preferred global supplier of dri... (posted 2019-02-11)


Surface Generation PtFS Mold Tool.

Victrex Invests in Injection and Compression Molding Technology with Surface Generation
An innovative and differentiated tooling design and processing technology called PtFS (Production to Functional Specification), from U.K.... (posted 2019-02-08)


AGMA and NFPA Announce MPT Conference at Motion + Power Technology Expo
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, will offer a new opportunity for attendees to learn from industry ... (posted 2019-02-07)


PTDA Foundation Vanguard Campaign Propels PT WORK Force Initiative
In 2018, the PTDA Foundation launched PT WORK Force—an initiative to specifically support the power transmission/motion control (PT... (posted 2019-02-06)


Bonfiglioli Implements Certification for its BEST Distributors
With over 550 partners in the world that supply ready-to-use products and aftersales services, industrial distribution has always been a ... (posted 2019-02-05)


Mechatronics @ Work Factory of the Future Showcase will give attendees a better understanding of data visualization.

Bosch Rexroth Offers IoT Show and Tell During ATX West
At ATX West 2019, Bosch Rexroth is going beyond simply spinning motors or waving sensors in the air to demonstrate the Internet of Things... (posted 2019-02-04)


API Focuses on Smart Factory Metrology
Automated Precision, Inc. has announced a global rebranding. The company name has been changed to API in recognition of its name abbrevia... (posted 2019-02-01)


Alliance Sensors Partners with Digi-Key Electronics
H. G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce a partnership with Digi-Key Electronics, Thief River Falls, MN, to ... (posted 2019-01-31)


MCMA Welcomes New Members
MCMA is proud to represent the industry from around the world. With over 270 member companies, MCMA is the leading resource for motion co... (posted 2019-01-30)


RIA and Pittsburgh Robotics Network Establish Partnership
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade organization, recently announced a strategic partnership with Pittsb... (posted 2019-01-29)


Marsh Bellofram Acquires Lowery Well Heads and EZ Flow Control/Talco
Recent acquisitions are enabling Marsh Bellofram to round out its offering of products for the oil and gas industry. Marsh has acquired L... (posted 2019-01-28)


Nidec and Bartholet Sign Trade Agreement
Nidec ASI, head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group, and Bartholet (Bartholet Maschinenbau AG), a lea... (posted 2019-01-25)


Collaborative and mobile robots is one of four educational tracks available at Automate 2019.

Automate 2019 Releases Full Conference Agenda
Automate 2019 has released the conference agenda for the show taking place April 8-11 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Whether you’re... (posted 2019-01-24)


Marcelo Marcos has been named president and CEO of KTR Corporation.

Marcos Returns to KTR Corporation as New CEO
Marcelo Marcos has been named president and CEO of KTR Corporation. Marcos was the marketing manager from 1995 to 2002. "Around 2000... (posted 2019-01-23)


 Basics for calculation and dimensioning of the geometry and the load capacity of cylindrical gears were the focus of the first workshop day.

GWJ Technology Offers Calculation Workshop for Formula Student Teams
At the end of October 2018, GWJ Technology, a provider of software solutions for gear and gearboxes, organized a workshop for the second ... (posted 2019-01-22)


KMC Global provides control panels for industrial equipment plus automation and integration with remote and on-site support capability.

KMC Global Expands Controls and Automation Division
KMC Global, a group of wholly owned, autonomous companies—including PRAB Inc.—that manufacture equipment designed to enhance ... (posted 2019-01-21)


Casandra Blassingame

AGMA Promotes Blassingame to Vice President, Education Services
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Casandra Blassingame to vice president, educat... (posted 2019-01-18)


WABCO Signs Transmission Agreement with Daimler
WABCO Holdings Inc., a supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connec... (posted 2019-01-17)


Alessandro Pace, president and CEO of the SME Group; Chiara Pace, chief financial officer and general manager of the SME Group; Jim Kamsickas, president and chief executive officer of Dana Incorporated, and; Adolpho Pace, founder and chairman of the SME Group (photo courtesy of Dana Incorporated).

Dana Acquires SME Group
Dana Incorporated has announced it has completed the acquisition of the SME Group, headquartered in Arzignano, Italy. The global SME Grou... (posted 2019-01-16)


After over a year of planning, Bosch Rexroth moved into a multi-function facility in Pleasanton, California.

Bosch Rexroth Expands West Coast Capabilities
Bosch Rexroth is excited to announce the next phase of its growing west coast presence through the re-opening of its Pleasanton, Californ... (posted 2019-01-15)


NEMA Welcomes New Officers and Chairman
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that Regal Beloit’s Mark Gliebe was elected chairman of the NEMA... (posted 2019-01-14)


United Nations Committee Set to Integrate ISA Standards into Cybersecurity Framework
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has confirmed it will integrate the widely used ISA/IEC 62443 series of stand... (posted 2019-01-11)


Full Modelica standard support is now available in Simcenter Amesim.

Modelon and Siemens PLM Software Enhance System Simulation Capabilities Through Partnership
Siemens PLM Software and Modelon recently announced a partnership to use Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit as the default Model... (posted 2019-01-10)


The Beamer Laser Systems Model FL53.

Gear Motions Installs Laser Marking Machine at Nixon Gear Division
Gear Motions is the proud owner of a new fiber laser marking machine which was recently installed at its Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse.... (posted 2019-01-08)


Joe Limbaugh

Motion Industries Promotes Joe Limbaugh to SVP Supply Chain, Operations Support, and Marketing
Motion Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of N. Joe Limbaugh to the position of senior vice president of supply chain, operatio... (posted 2019-01-07)


Schaeffler Partners with Plug and Play to Expand U.S. Startup Network
Global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based innovation... (posted 2019-01-04)


 Siemens will not only supply the trains, but has also been contracted to maintain them for the next 32 years to ensure that the fleet is available every day.

Siemens Develops Express Rail Service in Germany
Labeled as the project of the century for the German metropolitan region, the Rhine-Ruhr express (RRX) will help alleviate the continuous... (posted 2019-01-03)


The additional building is completely integrated into the existing plant, which already produces approx. 300,000 products per year.

Bonfiglioli Launches Electromobility Production Line
Bonfiglioli has launched its new electromobility production line in Forlì, Italy. The new unit - covering an area of about 10,00... (posted 2019-01-02)