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NEMA Reports High Industrial Control Demand
Demand for industrial controls increased during the third quarter of 2013, with NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index rising 2.6... (posted 2013-12-26)


MCA to Present Maxon Motor Webinar in January
The Motion Control Association will welcome Dr. Urs Kafader and Dr. Robin Phillips of Maxon Motor AG to present a webinar titled, "E... (posted 2013-12-23)


Altra Completes Acquisition of Svendborg Brakes
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. has announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Svendborg Brakes A/S and S.B. Patent Holding ApS ... (posted 2013-12-19)


Beaver Aerospace Announces Contracts with Parker
Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and global leader in the design and manufacturin... (posted 2013-12-18)


CSIA Discusses Automation Prospects for 2014
An expansive U.S. economy and six months of overall manufacturing growth are generating optimism for the Control System Integrators Assoc... (posted 2013-12-16)


Emerson Appoints NPB as Bearing Distributor
Emerson Industrial Automation has appointed National Precision Bearing (NPB) an authorized distributor of McGill and Rollway aerospace an... (posted 2013-12-13)


GE Oil and Gas to Acquire Allen Gears
Expanding its presence in the industrial gears sector, GE Oil & Gas, recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Allen G... (posted 2013-12-12)


IHS Examines Global Medium Voltage Motor Sales
In 2012, strong medium voltage (MV) motor drive sales growth in North America offset weaker sales in China, which resulted in global MV D... (posted 2013-12-11)


Moventas Reintroduces Santasalo Brand
Moventas has reintroduced its legacy brand Santasalo as the brand for its industrial gears business. The Moventas Group, now renamed Sant... (posted 2013-12-10)


C&U Launches Website to Support NAFTA Activities
C&U Americas has recently launched a dynamic, new website to support its NAFTA market activities. The new site offers an easy search ... (posted 2013-12-09)


Aldinger Joins Wittenstein North America
Wittenstein North America welcomes Lars Aldinger to the United States, as he begins a new role as vice president of production, after ser... (posted 2013-12-06)


NEMA Reports on Electroindustry Business Conditions
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America slipped in November, falling from 5... (posted 2013-12-02)


MPIF Elects Officers
Richard Pfingstler, CEO, Atlas Pressed Metals, DuBois, Pennsylvania, was elected president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPI... (posted 2013-11-27)


Michigan Manufacturing International Opens New Facility
Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI), a broad line supplier of high-quality mechanical assemblies and components, held a grand open... (posted 2013-11-27)


NFPA Releases Technical Report
A new ISO Technical Report has recently been published and is now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA):ISO/TR 17209... (posted 2013-11-26)


LaFert Wins Innovation Award
Lafert North America has won in the Green Building Category for the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. A panel of industry professionals, s... (posted 2013-11-25)


Schunk Participates in NASDAQ Closing Bell
The SDH hand attached to the UR5 robot arm from Universal Robots rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell on Tuesday, November 12 to mark the launch ... (posted 2013-11-22)


C&U Americas Move to Larger Facility
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, has moved its overall operations to a new and larger facility. The ... (posted 2013-11-21)


AIA Partners with IHS and CADENAS PARTsolutions
The Aerospace Industries Association recently announced partnerships with IHS and CADENAS PARTsolutions to offer authorized 3-D computer-... (posted 2013-11-21)


Altra to Acquire Svendborg Brakes
Altra Holdings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the shares of Svendborg Brakes A/S and S.B. P... (posted 2013-11-20)


Sumitomo Promotes Katterheinrich to National Sales Director
The U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), located in Chesapeake, Virginia, ... (posted 2013-11-19)


PTDA Releases White Paper
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released VMI: A Practitioner’s Set of Guidelines. PTDA, in its ongoing e... (posted 2013-11-18)


PT Tech Welcomes Marketing Manager
PT Tech, Inc., a U.S. manufacturing and engineering firm for industrial clutches, brakes and controls, welcomes Stacey Urdiales as the ne... (posted 2013-11-15)


Bison Hosts President of Manufacturing Institute
Jennifer McNelly, president of the Manufacturing Institute and one of the primary architects of the NAM-Endorsed Skills Certification Sys... (posted 2013-11-13)


Hydraulic Institute Signs Agreement with Hydro Inc.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has entered a Training Partner Agreement with Hydro Inc. that allows both organizations to leverage high qua... (posted 2013-11-12)


NFPA Releases New ISO Standards
Two new ISO standards have recently been published and are now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).ISO 1179-1:2013... (posted 2013-11-11)


Haines Joins Lafert as Product Manager - Gearing
Richard Haines has joined Lafert NA, as the new product manager - gearing. Haines brings with him years of experience in power transmissi... (posted 2013-11-08)


REM-C Provides Bridge for Robotics and Engineering
REM-C, a university/industry partnership is pleased to announce its formation. REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers & Manufacturers Consorti... (posted 2013-11-07)


IHS Examines Global Geared Products Expansion
Suppliers of geared products for mobile industrial equipment applications can look forward to a 16 percent increase in total market reven... (posted 2013-11-06)


PTDA Announces 2014 Leadership
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2014 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the recent PTDA In... (posted 2013-11-05)


Napoleon Engineering Presents Bearing Webinar
Napoleon Engineering Services (NES), a ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified custom bearing manufacturing, bearing inspection, and bearing t... (posted 2013-11-04)


ABB Realigns Executive Committee
ABB is realigning responsibilities in its Group Executive Committee (EC) to put a strong focus on acquisition integration and the signifi... (posted 2013-11-01)


Roxanne Andrian

Metallized Carbon Appoints Andrian as Quality Assurance Manager
Roxanne Andrian will fill the position of quality assurance manager and will oversee the operations of the quality assurance department a... (posted 2013-10-31)


PTDA Releases 5th Edition of the Power Transmission Handbook
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released the fifth edition of the Power Transmission Handbook. First published... (posted 2013-10-30)


Jon Murphy Rejoins Sumitomo Machinery Corporation
The U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), headquartered in Chesapeake, Virg... (posted 2013-10-29)


ALCprecision Changes Name to Precipart
Precipart Group, a global supplier of precision custom mechanical components, gears and motion control assemblies for medical technology,... (posted 2013-10-28)


Bosch Rexroth Offers Factory Automation Informative Kit
"Key Advantages of Sercos III" is just one of the informative articles that are included in the new Advancing Factory Automatio... (posted 2013-10-15)


August Manufacturing Tech Orders Up Nearly Five Percent
August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $371.97 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).This ... (posted 2013-10-14)


NFPA Publishes Fluid Power Growth Trends
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2013 decrea... (posted 2013-10-11)


Broadwind Wins $106 Million in Tower Orders
Broadwind Energy, Inc. recently announced $106 million in tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce thes... (posted 2013-10-10)


NTP Releases Gear Expo Numbers
National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), recently announced notable show growth metrics for its client, the American Gear Manufacturers As... (posted 2013-10-09)


Haq Joins Lafert North America
Fahad Haq, has joined Lafert NA, as the new project manager. Haq brings with him years of experience in industrial supply, motor distribu... (posted 2013-10-08)


Oven Industries Announces AS 9100 Certification
Oven Industries, a full turnkey contract manufacturing technology and sourcing company, is proud to announce that it has been awarded con... (posted 2013-10-07)


David Brown Wins Royal Navy Contract
David Brown has been awarded one of the first design contracts for key elements of the U.K. Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship... (posted 2013-10-07)


GAM Gear Merges into GAM Enterprises
GAM, a leading manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, linear mounting kits, and other innovative products used in auto... (posted 2013-10-04)


SOR Controls Acquires Smart Sensors Inc.
SOR Controls Group, Ltd. announced it has acquired Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperat... (posted 2013-10-04)


Motor Shipments Retreat in Second Quarter 2013
NEMA’s Motors Shipments Index decreased by 7.2 percent on a quarter to quarter basis during the second quarter of 2013. Still, the ... (posted 2013-10-03)


CD-Adapco Selects Siemens D-Cubed Software
CD-Adapco, a provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions for manufacturers, has licensed Siemens’ D-Cubed software to ... (posted 2013-10-02)


Bison Promotes Manufacturing in Library Exhibit
Bison Gear and Engineering will be exhibiting at Gail Borden Public Library along with five other leading local area manufacturers to pro... (posted 2013-10-01)


NCTAP Meeting Held at Schunk
Not long ago, in 2011, the manufacturing institute released its skills gap report which reinforced “the talent challenge that U.S. ... (posted 2013-09-30)


Design Excellence Forum Features SolidWorks Training
Fisher/Unitech, a top reseller of SolidWorks 3-D design software and Stratasys 3-D Printers, will inaugurate its Design Excellence Forum ... (posted 2013-09-27)


Dirk Herold, head of branch management plastics processing machines, Bosch Rexroth.

Bosch Rexroth Relies on System Partnerships
Higher productivity with faster product changeover and increased energy efficiency. The demands users place on plastics processing mach... (posted 2013-09-26)


BDI Announces Relocation of Maine Branch
BDI (Bearing Distributors Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced the relocation of its Maine branch from Mars Hill t... (posted 2013-09-25)


IMS Reports on Integrated Motor Market
Integrated-motor suppliers offering this compact motor type with built-in electronics can look forward to a 40 percent increase in total ... (posted 2013-09-24)


Dr. Robert Neuhauser, CEO of Business Unit Motion Control Systems at Siemens and Manfred Gundel, CEO of Kuka Roboter GmbH.

Siemens and Kuka Annouce Cooperation at EMO
Siemens Drive Technologies Division and Kuka Roboter GmbH have announced comprehensive cooperation at EMO in Hannover. The central pillar... (posted 2013-09-23)


Mach III Clutch Releases New Company Logo
Mach III Clutch, Inc., announces the launch of a new logo that was unveiled Tuesday, September 3 on the company's website. The new em... (posted 2013-09-20)


Infigen Energy Chooses Romax for Remote Monitoring Services
Infigen Energy, owner and operator of 24 wind farms across the USA and Australia has chosen Romax as its independent provider to support ... (posted 2013-09-13)


Thomson Products Featured on Extreme Homes
Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus will appear in an upcoming  episode of Extreme Homes. Tune in and see Thomson technology in action. T... (posted 2013-09-12)


Scoles Named to SEMA's 35 Under 35 List
QA1 recently announced that the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) has named QA1 President Melissa Scoles to SEMA’s 3... (posted 2013-09-11)


SKF to Aquire Kaydon Corporation
SKF and Kaydon Corporation have agreed that SKF will acquire Kaydon in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD 1.25 billion, ... (posted 2013-09-10)


SMMA Announces Small Electric Motor Grant
The Electric Motor Education & Research Foundation of SMMA – The Motor & Motion Association will award a $15,000 grant to a... (posted 2013-09-10)


Oerlikon Shares Knowledge at World Tribology Congress
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano shares its extensive knowledge and innovative research techniques at the World... (posted 2013-09-09)


Dominion Virgina Wins Offshore Wind Contract
Dominion Virginia Power recently bid $1.6 million to win the lease for 112,800 acres of federal land off the coast of Virginia to develop... (posted 2013-09-06)


Redex Invests in Gear Center
Redex has invested more than 20 million euros upgrading the company´s industrial organization to the most modern levels. The compan... (posted 2013-09-05)


Marathon Powers into Second Century
Founded in Wausau, Wisconsin, where it still operates today, Marathon was originally a timber and forestry business. However, it soon mov... (posted 2013-09-04)


IMS Reports Upswing for Latin American Motor Market
The Latin American market for low-voltage AC & DC motor drives is forecast to expand to $595 million in 2017, rising at a compound an... (posted 2013-09-03)


Arrow Gear Appoints CFO
Arrow Gear is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mazzarella as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Mazzarel... (posted 2013-08-29)


Servometer Announces Sales Manager
Servometer, a manufacturer of metal bellows, custom electroforms, flexible couplings and contacts is pleased to announce that Fred G. Poe... (posted 2013-08-28)


Rexnord Acquires Micro Precision Gear Technology
Rexnord recently announced that it has acquired the assets of Micro Precision Gear Technology Limited (“Micro-Precision”), a ... (posted 2013-08-27)


Siemens Announces Customer Excellence Recipients
Siemens is proud to announce its 2013 Customer Excellence Award recipients, recognizing the achievements of the company’s customers... (posted 2013-08-27)


Ticona Wins 2013 SPE ACCE Best Paper Award
David Sheridan, senior design engineer at Ticona Engineering Polymers, will receive a Best Paper Award in September during opening ceremo... (posted 2013-08-26)


CSIA Members Help with ALM
Those who oversee production facilities are increasingly turning to control system integrators for help with asset lifecycle management (... (posted 2013-08-23)


Altra Launches New Website
Altra Industrial Motion announced it has launched a new website that gives engineers and technical professionals a resource for the lates... (posted 2013-08-22)


NFPA Offers Fluid Power Data
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for June 2013 decrease... (posted 2013-08-20)


Vipin Sondhi, Chairman of Excon

Excon 2013 Focuses on India Construction Market
India's Premier Industry Association has been playing a role in developing the construction equipment industry in India through organ... (posted 2013-08-20)


Gates Focuses on Beverage Industry
Gates Corporation has released a new bottling industry infographic that highlights key statistics for beverage managers. Gates has incorp... (posted 2013-08-19)


Bison Launches New Website
Bison Gear and Engineering has launched a newly redesigned website to provide our customers with a better overall experience while browsi... (posted 2013-08-15)


Global Distributed Gear Production
Two significant gear producers from different ends of the market in terms of volume have recently invested in additional manufacturing pl... (posted 2013-08-13)


Motion Control Shipments Fell in First Half 2013
Global shipments for motion control products fell by 6.8% in the first half of 2013, according to new statistics released by the Motion C... (posted 2013-08-12)


Thomas Troyan

Schafer Appoints Gear Unit Manager
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Troyan as manager of the company’s Gear Un... (posted 2013-08-09)


Drake Hires Product Development Engineer
Drake Manufacturing Services Co. has recently hired Olguta Marinescu as a product development engineer. She has a B.S. in Electrical Engi... (posted 2013-08-08)


Micronor Celebrates 10 Years
Micronor is pleased to announce its 10th year in business together with 10 years of fiber optic sensor innovation.  Since 2003, Micr... (posted 2013-08-08)


Sumitomo and Hansen Finalize Merger
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia recently announced today that the company has ente... (posted 2013-08-05)


AutomationDirect and the Boy Scouts Launch New Merit Badge
AutomationDirect.com has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation’s youth about programming. The 2... (posted 2013-08-01)


Peter Feil, general manager of Stober Drives, Inc. of Maysville, Ky., in his newly renovated building.

Stober Expands U.S. Operations
Stober Drives, Inc. has added a 50,000 square foot building to its Maysville, Ky. campus to maintain its reputation as providing the best... (posted 2013-07-31)


Hartford Appoints Sales Engineer
Hartford Technologies announces the appointment of Dave Kelley as sales engineer for the Great Lakes and Midwest Region. Kelley has exten... (posted 2013-07-30)


Igus Continues Growth Trend
Igus Inc. is continuing its growth trend.Despite difficult market conditions in 2012, Igus managed to increase turnover by five percent a... (posted 2013-07-25)


QA1 Breaks Ground on Minnesota Facility Expansion
QA1 broke ground on its 17,200 square foot fabrication expansion project as employees gathered on the grounds to watch the ground breakin... (posted 2013-07-24)


Thomas Englmann

Hoerbiger Makes Changes to Drive Technology Segment
On July 17, 2013, the board of directors of Hoerbiger Holding AG gave the green light for a generational change at the top executive leve... (posted 2013-07-23)


Gilman Adds Weimer Bearing to Provide Sales Support
Gilman Precision has added Weimer Bearing and Transmission as the exclusive representative to cover portions of the Upper Midwest. Effect... (posted 2013-07-22)


PI Releases Product Catalog
The 2013/14 hardcover catalog on precision motion control and piezo technology is now available from PI (Physik Instrumente). The new pub... (posted 2013-07-18)


Scoles Named President of QA1
QA1, an industry leader in performance shocks, rod ends and suspension components for motorsports, is excited to announce the promotion o... (posted 2013-07-17)


GAM Gear Releases Product Brochure
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits (products designed to simplify mounting to... (posted 2013-07-16)


CSIA Announces New Members
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) announces the following companies have recently joined the association, become certifie... (posted 2013-07-16)


Inertia Dynamics Launches New Website
Inertia Dynamics has launched a new corporate website which provides detailed information about their full line of electromagnetic clutch... (posted 2013-07-15)


NFPA Publishes Fluid Power Market Trends
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for May 2013 decreased... (posted 2013-07-12)


Motion Industries Releases Latest MiHow2 Video
Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has released a new video on th... (posted 2013-07-11)


Darrell Milton

Eriez Names Account Development Manager
Charlie Ingram, Eriez vice president of sales and marketing, announces that Darrell Milton has transferred from the Eriez metals recyclin... (posted 2013-07-03)


PTDA Canadian Conference Showcases PT Market
From its start in 2001 with 53 attendees, PTDA’s 12th annual Canadian Conference set a new high when a record-breaking 250 particip... (posted 2013-07-02)


Bradley K. Baldwin

Timken Appoints General Manager of Wind Energy
The Timken Company recently announced the appointment of Bradley K. Baldwin to general manager of wind energy. Baldwin joined Timken in 1... (posted 2013-07-01)


Vomat Micro Filtration Specialist has U.S. Presence
Carbide tool makers relying on competent filtration system suppliers can capitalize a great deal, when employing  state of the art m... (posted 2013-06-27)


Wittenstein North America Names CEO
The Wittenstein Group, a global provider of mechanical and electro-mechanical motion control systems has named Peter Riehle as president ... (posted 2013-06-27)


NFPA Set to Host Fluid Power Meeting at IFPE 2014
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will host a meeting of leaders from fluid power associations around the world at the upcoming... (posted 2013-06-25)


C&U Receives Customer Awards
The C&U Group, parent company of North American subsidiary C&U Americas, has received 12 individual customer awards for performan... (posted 2013-06-24)


Industrial Automation Poised for Strong Second Half
The market for industrial automation equipment (IAE) is set to grow 6.2 percent this year to approximately $170 billion, helped in part b... (posted 2013-06-21)


ABB Names Spiesshofer as CEO
The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer, the head of its Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division, as chief exe... (posted 2013-06-20)


Timken and Stark State College Open Tech Center
A collaboration between The Timken Company and Stark State College led to development of the new Technology and Test Center, the first te... (posted 2013-06-19)


Vacon Opens Facility in Wisconsin
The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon continues to expand its operations in North America and has relocated to a larger facility in Mil... (posted 2013-06-14)


AGMA Elects Wendy Young to Board
Forest City Gear President Wendy Young has been elected to the American Gear Manufacturers Association’s Board of Directors, and be... (posted 2013-06-07)


Forest City Gear Launches Roscoe Works
Forest City Gear has begun operations in a new state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the produ... (posted 2013-06-06)


Left to Right: Michael Young, Nancy Collins, Andreas Torell, Michael McDonald and David Karafa.

Bosch Rexroth Receives Impact Award
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recognized companies and entrepreneurs from around the state that are creating jobs and making positive... (posted 2013-06-05)


SME Announces Strategic Changes
SME, one of the manufacturing industry’s most prolific and trusted sources of knowledge and information, has announced several stra... (posted 2013-06-04)


Bill Childers

C&U Establishes Aftermarket Sales Team
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, has just formed a new Aftermarket Team that will be responsible for... (posted 2013-06-03)


Tate Joins Schafer Industries
Charles B. Tate has joined Schafer Industries as manager of the company’s Driveline Division. The Driveline Division, whose assets ... (posted 2013-05-31)


NEMA Releases Confidence Index
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined in May, falling from 66.7 ... (posted 2013-05-30)


Siemens Supports Diversity through STEM Education
In a survey conducted by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine, Siemens has been named a “Top Sup... (posted 2013-05-29)


Oerlikon and Continental Cooperate on Motor and Transmission Systems
Swiss high-tech industrial Group Oerlikon and international automotive supplier Continental recently entered into an agreement to coopera... (posted 2013-05-28)


SME Annual Conference to Focus on Future of Manufacturing
Sharing information, driving innovation in manufacturing and preparing an advanced manufacturing workforce will be the focus of the 2013 ... (posted 2013-05-24)


Altra Offers Wastewater Solutions
Altra Industrial Motion announced it has launched a new website that provides engineers and technical professionals in the wastewater ind... (posted 2013-05-23)


PTDA Adds 10 New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has welcomed 10 new members year-to-date including Applied Power Solutions (Addiso... (posted 2013-05-22)


NFPA Releases Technical Standard
A new technical document has recently been published and is now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).ISO 6358-2:201... (posted 2013-05-20)


Ronson Gears Recognized with Enterprise Award
Victorian gear manufacturer Ronson Gears was recently announced winner of the “Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award&rdq... (posted 2013-05-17)


Former NASA Director to Offer Keynote at Siemens Automation Summit
Doug McCuistion, former director of the Mars Exploration Program for NASA, will be the keynote speaker during Siemens 2013 Automation Sum... (posted 2013-05-16)


GAM Gear Releases 2013 Catalog
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting products announces the release of the 2013 GAM catalog. F... (posted 2013-05-15)


Oerlikon Drive Systems Wins CHF 600 Million Contract
Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment announces a long term contract worth up to CHF 600 million with a major global agricultural and of... (posted 2013-05-14)


PTDA Releases 2013 Membership Directory
For those seeking to connect with top-echelon leaders of the distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products... (posted 2013-05-14)


Gilman Gains Sales Rep with New England Tooling
Effective immediately, Gilman Precision will begin working with New England Tooling. They are headquartered in the city of North Hampton,... (posted 2013-05-13)


Motion Control Shipments Dip in First Quarter
Global shipments for motion control products fell by 7.7 percent in first quarter 2013, according to new statistics... (posted 2013-05-10)


Bauma Attracts Highest Number of Visitors
An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München Exhibition Center between April 15 and 21. Not... (posted 2013-05-08)


Ron Bullock, Bison Gear

Bullock and Klontz to Speak at SMMA Spring Conference
The SMMA Spring Mangement Conference will include two SMMA members speaking during the event. Ron Bullock, chairman, Bison Gear & Eng... (posted 2013-05-07)


CSIA Elects Chairman of the Board
Piercarlo (PC) Romano was selected for a two-year term as chairman of the board of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) at t... (posted 2013-05-03)


Bosch Rexroth Wins Hermes Award at Hannover
This year’s prestigious international Hermes Award went to Bosch Rexroth.The Hermes Award is presented annually at Hannover Messe. ... (posted 2013-05-02)


NFPA Updates Research Agenda
In August 2009, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) published the Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The purpose of... (posted 2013-05-01)


Terry McCormick

Durst Appoints Vice President Business Leader
Durst recently announced that Terry McCormick has been promoted to vice president business leader, succeeding Bernie Nielsen, vice presid... (posted 2013-04-29)


Robotics Industry Posts Strong First Quarter
North American robotics companies shattered previous opening quarter records for robots ordered and shipped in the first quarter of 2013,... (posted 2013-04-26)


NEMA Gauges Electroindustry Business Confidence
NEMA’s April Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions indicated continued im... (posted 2013-04-25)


Smalley Releases Engineering Catalog
Smalley Steel Ring Company announces the release of the new 50th Anniversary Parts and Engineering Catalog for 2013. The new catalog comb... (posted 2013-04-24)


LiuGong Celebrates Partnerships at Bauma 2013
Strategic partnerships have positioned LiuGong Machinery Corp. as one of very few construction equipment manufacturing firms to produce e... (posted 2013-04-23)


Hydraulic Institute Announces 2013 Board
The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the global authority on pumps and pumping systems, announced the 2013 board of directors and officers durin... (posted 2013-04-22)


AST Earns Recognition as John Deere Partner-Level Supplier
AST Bearings, an international supplier of bearing products and services, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in ... (posted 2013-04-18)


Dr. Karl Tragl, Chairman of the Executive Board

Bosch Rexroth Reports Slight Gains
Growth perspectives for global machinery and plant construction remain positive for the long term:Sales revenue reaches peak of EUR 6.5 b... (posted 2013-04-17)


AMT Reports Manufacturing Technology Orders Up from January
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $385.89 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Th... (posted 2013-04-16)


NFPA Releases New Technical Standard
A new technical document has recently been published and is now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).ISO 6195:2013 ... (posted 2013-04-03)


Team SPORK with Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives Thom Tillis at the North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools conference in Concord.

MSC Sponsors Students in Engineering Competition
In support of Davidson and Mooresville, North Carolina, area high school students, MSC Industrial Supply Co. recently sponsored Pine Lake... (posted 2013-04-02)


SDP/SI Donates Components to NASA Challenge
Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) recently announced the donation of components to Team SpacePRIDE for the NASA Lunar ... (posted 2013-03-28)


BSA Examines 2013 Recovery
The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) will welcome Dr. Bruce Yandle, professor of economics emeritus, Clemson University, and dean em... (posted 2013-03-27)


Rare-Earth Mineral Supply Spurs Alternative Motor Technologies
China’s move to corner the market for rare-earth minerals (REMs) has prompted manufacturers of low voltage industrial motors to ado... (posted 2013-03-26)


Christine Tupac-Yupanqui, TPR International

TPR International Celebrates 10 Years
German PR agency TPR International is celebrating its tenth anniversary at this year’s Hannover Fair in April 2013. Established in ... (posted 2013-03-21)


Techno Inc. Hosts In-House CNC Seminar
Guest speaker and award winning CNC Designer, Jamie Oxenham, renowned expert in the field of film props, television, print advertising, t... (posted 2013-03-21)


David Strutt

C&U Names Strutt Canadian Regional Sales Manager
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, recently appointed David Strutt as its new regional manager in Cana... (posted 2013-03-20)


CSIA Certification Gaining Acceptance in Automation
More and more industry clients are requesting certification for control system integrators as they consider the pool of candidates for in... (posted 2013-03-19)


Pictured (l-r): Andreas Roellgen (Timken), Richard Cobb (Michelmores), Michael Boyd (Finance Director, Interlube), Michael J. Connors (Vice President of Distribution, Timken), Mike Cusack (Managing Director, Interlube), Ian Curtis (Market Manager, Timken).

Timken Acquires Interlube Systems
Plymouth based Interlube Systems Ltd has been acquired by American company Timken for an undisclosed sum. From its headquarters in St Mod... (posted 2013-03-18)


Person Joins Klϋber Lubrication
Klϋber Lubrication announces that Ron Person has joined its North American operations as director of business development for oil an... (posted 2013-03-15)


AMT Elects Officers and Directors
The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) elected its 2013-2014 officers and directors on Friday, March 8, at its 2013 Annual Me... (posted 2013-03-13)


AMT Reports Slight Downturn on January Orders
January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $370.62 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Thi... (posted 2013-03-12)


Mitsubishi Expands Factory Automation Business in India
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. will host a new factory automation (FA)... (posted 2013-03-07)


New Orleans Confirmed for Siemens 2013 Automation Summit
Siemens Industry, Inc. has announced that New Orleans, Louisiana. will be the host site for its 2013 Automation Summit, June 24 – 2... (posted 2013-03-06)


Sumitomo Transitions to Full U.S. Production Runs
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, is pleased to announce that Phase I of the ... (posted 2013-03-05)


Trescal Acquires Isocal GmbH
Trescal, an international specialist for calibration services, reinforced its geographical and technical coverage in Central Europe with ... (posted 2013-03-04)


MCA Announces 2013 Board of Directors
The Motion Control Association (MCA), the global trade group representing the motion control industry, announced its 2013 board of direct... (posted 2013-03-01)


Siemens Partners with SABIC
Siemens Smart Grid and SABIC Polyolefine GmbH based in Gelsenkirchen have established a partnership to develop a solution for energy data... (posted 2013-02-27)


Eriez Promotes John Blicha
Charlie Ingram, Eriez vice president of sales and marketing, announced that John Blicha has been promoted to director of corporate commun... (posted 2013-02-26)


EPTDA Announces Convention Schedule
The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) announces its 2013 Annual Convention in Venice from September 18-20. The... (posted 2013-02-25)


Bauer Offers Bespoke Gear Motor Solutions
For OEMs and design engineers one of the hardest decisions when specifying parts for a new machine is making the choice between bespoke o... (posted 2013-02-22)


NFPA Releases Latest Technical Standards
Two new technical documents have recently been published and are now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).ISO 1219-... (posted 2013-02-22)


QA1 Celebrates 20 Years
QA1 is excited to celebrate 20 years in business this year, marking two decades of leadership and innovation in the motorsports and ind... (posted 2013-02-21)


Gates Partners with BMC Racing Team
BMC Racing Team riders and staff members have a secret weapon for quickly navigating race venues and running errands while on the UCI Wor... (posted 2013-02-18)


Manufacturing Institute Lauds Focus on Manufacturing and Skill Gap
The Manufacturing Institute is pleased that manufacturing and the need for a skilled workforce took center stage in the State of the Unio... (posted 2013-02-15)


Klϋber Lubrication Appoints Kraemer as CEO
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announces the appointment of Ralf Kraemer as chief executive o... (posted 2013-02-14)


Kan Recognized With STEP Award
Pamela Kan, Bishop-Wisecarver Group president, was recently recognized by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, a... (posted 2013-02-13)


PTDA Welcomes New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed four new members in the fourth quarter of 2012:A & W Bearings & S... (posted 2013-02-12)


Techno CNC Installs 4th CNC Router
Techno is proud to announce the completion of it’s fourth machine installation into a large volume plastics production company. The... (posted 2013-02-11)


EU Wind Power Grows
The EU wind energy sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012, bringing the total wind power capacity to 105.6 GW, accordin... (posted 2013-02-11)


QTC Donates Components to Memorial University
Quality Transmission Components (QTC) announces the donation of various industrial automation components to the Memorial University SAE B... (posted 2013-02-06)


QA1 Hires Sales Manager of Motorsports
QA1 recently hired Dan Voight as the sales manager of motorsports. Within this role, Voight will work closely with QA1 dealers on product... (posted 2013-02-05)


GAM Gear Announces Two Week Delivery Program
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of precision gear reducers and servo couplings announces a new two week standard delivery program for the PE ser... (posted 2013-02-01)


NEMA Forecasts 2013 Outlook
NEMA’s January Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions built on the moment... (posted 2013-01-31)


Gates Partners With Specialized and SRAM on Relief Project
Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive belt drive for bikes, has partnered with two of the most respected brands in bicycling... (posted 2013-01-28)


Stock Drive Releases Interactive CD-ROM
A new interactive CD-ROM from Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) features over 130,000 products plus eStore access. The pr... (posted 2013-01-25)


NFPA Publishes Hydraulic and Pneumatic Trends
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for November 2012 decr... (posted 2013-01-22)


Hydraulic Institute Expands Global Membership
Membership in the Hydraulic Institute (HI) has been opened to pump and supplier companies that manufacture wholly outside of North Americ... (posted 2013-01-16)


QTC Donates Components to California State University
Quality Transmission Components announces the donation of various industrial automation components to the California State University at ... (posted 2013-01-15)


Maxcess Receives Cleaner Production Enterprise Award
Maxcess received the Cleaner Production Enterprise award for its Chinese manufacturing facility. Maxcess China is the only company in the... (posted 2013-01-14)


QTC Donates Components to North Dakota State
Quality Transmission Components recently announced the donation of various industrial automation components to the North Dakota State Uni... (posted 2013-01-11)


C&U Joins BSA and PTDA
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, China’s largest bearing producer, and the 11th largest bearin... (posted 2013-01-09)


Timken Acquires Wazee Companies, LLC
The Timken Company recently announced its acquisition of the assets of Wazee Companies, LLC, a regional leader providing motor, generator... (posted 2013-01-08)


Parker Signs Agreement with H2scan
The Instrumentation Products Division (IPD) of Parker Hannifin Corporation has signed an agreement with California-based H2scan Corporati... (posted 2013-01-04)


NEMA Business Confidence Index Climbs
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions extended its late-year rally... (posted 2013-01-03)