Power Transmission Engineering Industry News 2008

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EMAG Appoints Loetzner CEO
EMAG recently announced the appointment of Peter Loetzner as the company's CEO. Loetzner was previously executive vice president and ... (posted 2008-12-04)


AMT Elects New Officers and Directors
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) elected its officers and directors at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas in October. ... (posted 2008-12-02)


Two Materials Experts Hired by M&P Lab
The M&P Lab appointed Matthew J. Hallihan as business development manager and Edward Vesely as senior metallurgist to its Greenville,... (posted 2008-12-02)


ISO Quality Certification Awarded to New Way Air Bearings
New Way Air Bearings received an ISO 9001:2000 certification for its commitment to quality service standards. Independent auditing firm U... (posted 2008-12-02)


Green Manufacturing News Helps Manufacturers Save Energy, Reduce Pollution and Improve Efficiency
Green Manufacturing News is a resource with information for manufacturers who are interested in saving energy, reducing pollution and imp... (posted 2008-12-02)


Northstar Aerospace Focuses on Record Backlog, Divests Non-Core Business
In order to handle a significant core-business backlog in manufacturing aerospace gears and transmissions, Northstar Aerospace is divesti... (posted 2008-12-02)


Fallbrook Appoints Director of European Business Development
Jacobus "Jack" Brandsen has been selected as the director of European business development for Fallbrook Technologies Inc., a c... (posted 2008-12-02)


Diamond Chain Company Expands Operations
Diamond Chain Company, based in Indianapolis, has entered into a joint agreement with KMC, a roller chain supplier in China. The Diamon... (posted 2008-12-01)


Bosch Rexroth Strengthens Machine Tool Business with Acquisition
Bosch Rexroth will purchase Interlit Joistgen GmbH, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, a company that develops and markets systems for... (posted 2008-12-01)


Bodine Electric Doubles Size of Iowa Plant
More than 100 new CNC machining jobs were created as a result of Bodine Electric Company's recent plant consolidation project. The ... (posted 2008-11-25)


Survey Puts China at the Forefront of Wind Energy Market
An annual wind survey conducted jointly by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International expects China to surpass Germany... (posted 2008-11-24)


Mico Names New International Sales and Marketing Consultant
Mico Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic components, controls and brake systems, recently announced that Nigel Jenni... (posted 2008-11-24)


Sumitomo Acquires Norton Manufacturing Company
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation have completed the acquisition of Norton Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer... (posted 2008-11-24)


Fenner Precision Invests in Upgrades and New Equipment
Fenner Precision, a developer of custom belts, pulleys and rollers for paper propulsion, motion control and power transmission applicat... (posted 2008-11-24)


Third Quarter Motor Shipments Increase Despite Forecasts
Motor shipments increased during the third quarter of 2008, climbing one percent over the previous three-month period. The downward tre... (posted 2008-11-24)


AMSC Partners with Shenyang Blower Works for Turbine Development
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) recently signed an agreement with Shenyang Blower Works Co., Ltd. to co-develop wind turbine... (posted 2008-11-24)


Bryant Celebrates 100 Years of Grinding
Bryant Grinder, a division of Vermont Machine Tool Corporation, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, making it one of the olde... (posted 2008-11-24)


AxleTech Expands Systems Capability with Acquisition of U.S. Gear
AxleTech International recently announced the acquisition of Chicago-based U.S. Gear, a designer and manufacturer of specialized differ... (posted 2008-11-24)


Brevini Relocates U.S. Headquarters to Indiana
Brevini USA Inc., a subsidiary of Brevini Power Transmission, headquartered in Italy, has recently announced its decision to relocate i... (posted 2008-11-24)


Service Engineering Completes Expansion
A 12,000 square-foot expansion to Service Engineering, Inc.'s Greenfield Indiana plant was completed for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oc... (posted 2008-11-21)


Mitsubishi Laser Establishes Central U.S. Distributor
Mitsubishi Laser and automation solutions are now represented in Nebraska and Kansas by Van Boskirk and Associates, a distributor that ha... (posted 2008-11-21)


Sumitomo Facility Opened in Louisville
A new facility was opened by Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) in Louisville, Kentucky on September 1 in response to incre... (posted 2008-11-21)


Northstar Aerospace Expands, Creates 70 U.S. Jobs
Increasing its production of gears, components and spare parts for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter and Rolls-Royce programs, Northstar Aer... (posted 2008-10-21)


Manufacturing Technology Consumption Stumbles in July
U.S manufacturing technology consumption dropped 21.5 percent from June to July according to the American Machine Tool Distributors'... (posted 2008-10-21)


GKS Expands Availability of On-Site Dimensional Inspection Services to Toledo
GKS Inspection Services, Inc., a division of Laser Design Inc., is expanding its area of on-site services coverage to the Toledo market. ... (posted 2008-09-16)


Siemens Opening Second Elgin Plant
The largest producer of wind turbine gear drives in the United States, Siemens Energy & Automation, is creating a $20 million secon... (posted 2008-07-24)


Hansen Opens Environmentally-Certified Plant
After investing around 180 million euros, the expanded Hansen Transmissions Lommel, Belgium factory was officially opened by Flemish Min... (posted 2008-07-23)


PT/MC Market Outlook Data Reports Mixed Results
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) released the April 2008 month-end trend data for distributors and manufacturers o... (posted 2008-07-23)


Hannover Fairs Appoints Kurt Medert Sales Manager
Kurt Medert, formerly vice president of the business management division of AGMA, joins Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. as the sales manager for... (posted 2008-07-23)


IMI Sensors Welcomes International Business Development Manager
IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, has appointed Doug Eberhart as international business development manager to oversee the g... (posted 2008-05-21)


Fenner Gains Winfield Industries
Fenner Precision acquired Winfield Industries, Inc. on March 3, 2008. Winfield Industries will help expand Fenner’s technology ba... (posted 2008-05-21)


Bosch Rexroth Expresses Future Optimism with 2007 Results
The unsure economic situation was far from avoided by Bosch Rexroth President and CEO, Berend Bracht, in his news and strategy update f... (posted 2008-05-21)


Lenze-AC Tech Names Director of Engineering
Jim Craig joins AC Technology, a member of the Lenze Group, as the new director of engineering. He will direct the design of all new pr... (posted 2008-04-30)


Altra Appoints Neil English as European Director of Sales
As director of European sales for Altra Industrial Motion, Neil English will be responsible for overall sales within Europe for Altra&rsq... (posted 2008-03-11)


NEMA Indexes Express Fluctuations
The Primary Industrial Controls Index experienced healthy growth in 2007, rising 8.3 percent in the fourth quarter, but the index appears... (posted 2008-03-11)


Ramsey Industries Acquires Eskridge
Ramsey Industries Inc. adds Eskridge Inc. as the company’s third subsidiary in addition to Auto Crane, a brand offering truck-mount... (posted 2008-03-11)


Sercos Opens Office in China
Due to increased interest in motion control technology in Asia, Sercos International recently opened a branch office in China. The office... (posted 2008-01-31)


Bosch Rexroth Announces Management Changes
Bosch Rexroth Corporation recently announced the appointment of Dr. Albert Hieronimus to chairman of the board of management. In addition... (posted 2008-01-31)


Igus Supplies Robotics Teams with Necessary Components for Competition
Igus Inc., a developer and manufacturer of motion control and machinery components, donated a wide range of products for the 17th Annual ... (posted 2008-01-28)


FAG Industrial Offers Torque Measurement Service
FAG Industrial Services is offering customers torque measurement capability that monitors complete drive components. Measurements can be ... (posted 2008-01-28)