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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)