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Miki Pulley Launches 3D CAD Product Downloads on Website
Now designers can select and configure the exact Miki coupling, brake and clutch solution for a particular application at the website bel... (posted 2016-12-30)


Drive Lines saw the revisions as an opportunity to review its quality management and ensure that it remains ahead of the curve within its industry.

Drive Lines Attains New Quality Management Standard
Drive Lines Technologies has become one of the UK’s first mechanical power transmission companies to be approved to the new, revise... (posted 2016-12-29)


Roger Daugherty, Ph.D., was recognized by NEMA for representing the electric motor industry in technical and government circles throughout most of his career. The award was handed over by MaryRose Sylvester, immediate-past chairwoman of the NEMA board of directors .

ABB Industry Leader Receives NEMA Award
At NEMA's recent 90th Annual Membership Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Daugherty, Ph.D. of Baldor Electric Company, a member of th... (posted 2016-12-28)


Hitachi Automotive Systems recognizes C&U Americas for providing quality and continuous improvement.

C & U Americas Receives 2016 Supplier Quality Award
C & U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, recently received a 2016 Supplier Quality Award from Hitachi... (posted 2016-12-27)


The Young Drive Award rewards recent graduates and postgraduates for outstanding work in the field of transmission and drive development.

CTI Announces Winners of Young Drive Experts Award
This year, no fewer than three candidates won the 8th CTI Young Drive Experts Award at the 15th International CTI Symposium for Automotiv... (posted 2016-12-23)


Hydraulic Institute Members Recommend Circulator Pump Standards
Members of the Hydraulic Institute, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Grundfos, Taco Inc., WILO USA and Xlyem Applied Water Systems participate... (posted 2016-12-22)


ITAMCO's Joel Neidig will speak at the White House on December 21, 2016.

ITAMCO's Joel Neidig to Speak at White House
To recognize the progress made over the past four years in strengthening American manufacturing through the Manufacturing USA p... (posted 2016-12-21)


AST Revamps Online Bearing Catalog
Finding the right bearing in an inventory of over 10,000 products can be tricky. For this reason, AST Bearings recently revamped its onli... (posted 2016-12-21)


Ontario Drive & Gear Acquires Groupe Trudo and Engrenax Hydraulix
Ontario Drive & Gear (ODG) recently announced the acquisition of Groupe Trudo Inc. and Engrenax Hydraulix Inc. Groupe Trudo Inc. (Tr... (posted 2016-12-20)


Paolo Pandozy, CEO at Engineering.

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and Comau Sign Maintenance Solutions Agreement
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and Comau have signed a global cooperation agreement. The companies will join forces to pursue the dev... (posted 2016-12-16)


Bobby Bassett (left) of Gates and Dan Rowland (right) of Victor Valley Community College.

Dan Rowland Receives Gates Tools For Schools Award
Gates Corporation and the National Institute for Automotive Service (ASE) has announced that Dan Rowland of Hesperia, California is the 2... (posted 2016-12-15)


Custom Precision Solutions Selected to Represent Steinmeyer
Steinmeyer recently announced the appointment of Custom Precision Solutions as a sales representative. Headed by Dominic Mastroianni, CPS... (posted 2016-12-13)


PMMI Reports on Counterfeit Products in Packaging and Processing Industries
Globalization is creating an increasingly complex, continuously growing supply chain. With more suppliers and more products coming from d... (posted 2016-12-09)


Timken customers can now access the company\'s catalogs through a new mobile app for smart phones.

Timken Expands Products Lines, Updates Catalogs and Mobile Access
The Timken Company has released new catalogs for housed units, seals and tapered roller bearings. The catalogs feature expanded offerings... (posted 2016-12-09)


AMETEK Announces Four Executive Appointments
AMETEK, Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has elected two new senior vice presidents and two new vice presidents and ge... (posted 2016-12-07)


PTDA Business Index Reports Slow Growth in 3rd Quarter for PT Industry
The PTDA Business Index for 3Q2016 indicates slower growth with a reading of 46.9, slightly lower than the 50.4 reading in 2Q2016. The PT... (posted 2016-12-01)


PMMI Releases Revised B155.1-2016 Standard
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce the approval of its ANSI/B155.1-2016 Safety Requi... (posted 2016-11-30)


GKN Sells Stromag Business to Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
GKN recently announced that it has agreed to sell its Stromag business (part of the GKN Land Systems division) to Altra Industrial Motion... (posted 2016-11-29)


Dana Announces Agreement to Acquire Power Transmission and Fluid Power Businesses of Brevini Group
Dana Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to purchase the power-transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini Group, S.... (posted 2016-11-28)


Tim Malinowski has joined Ogura as the outdoor power products manager.

Malinowski Joins Ogura as Outdoor Power Products Manager
Ogura Industrial Corp. is pleased to announce that Tim Malinowski has joined Ogura as the outdoor power products manager.  Through t... (posted 2016-11-25)


Continental received the Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award from Efficiency Smart.

Continental Receives Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award
Continental’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for engineered products, recently received ... (posted 2016-11-23)


PTDA Releases Latest Sales History & Outlook Report
The second quarter Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) shows pow... (posted 2016-11-22)


AGMA Board Enters 2017 With New Mission and Strategy
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) will enter its 101st year with a new vision, mission and four supporting strategic obj... (posted 2016-11-21)


Hydraulic Institute Unveils New Logo and Preps Centennial Celebration in 2017
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will celebrate its centennial in 2017 and is pleased to announce a new logo as part of a larger initiative t... (posted 2016-11-18)


Gearing Solutions Offers New, Intuitive Website
Gearing Solutions introduces an expanded lineup of GHP Gearheads which produce maximum torque in minimal space with a new, intuitive, use... (posted 2016-11-17)


Recognizing the importance of and growth prospects in China’s markets, exhibitors are eager to present their latest innovative solutions and products to both international and domestic professionals.

SPS Guangzhou 2017 Looks to Bolster Automation Industry in China
SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF), the sister event of SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany, is scheduled to take p... (posted 2016-11-15)


Buzz Maiuri (left) and Dean Burrows  at the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting.

AGMA Awards Maiuri with the Technical Divison Executive Committee Award
It has been a tradition of AGMA’s Technical Division to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individual committee members w... (posted 2016-11-14)


Gear Motions Relaunches Pro-Gear Division, Offers Gear Grind Only Service
The Pro-Gear Division of Gear Motions Inc. is being relaunched as a gear grind only division. Pro-Gear will focus exclusively on providin... (posted 2016-11-11)


AGMA Offers Two New Courses in 2017
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce that the organization will offer two new courses to the 2017 ed... (posted 2016-11-10)


The prestigious Warren Pike Award was presented by PTDA to Keith Nowak, president, MPT Drives, Inc., Madison Heights, Mich.

PTDA Celebrates Successful 2016 Industry Summit
Seven hundred and fifty people from the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry, including nearly 590 delegates, came together... (posted 2016-11-09)


Timken Acquires EDT Corp.
The Timken Company recently announced that it has acquired EDT Corp., a manufacturer of polymer housed units and stainless steel ball bea... (posted 2016-11-08)


John Malinowski

Baldor's Malinowski Recognized for Energy Efficiency Contributions
John Malinowski, Baldor Electric Company’s senior director of industry affairs, was recently recognized with the MS’16 Award ... (posted 2016-11-07)


Jeff Powell has been named gearing sales manager for Renold.

Renold Expands Sales Team
Renold Gears has continued to expand its sales team with the appointment of Jeff Powell to the position of gearing sales manager, in West... (posted 2016-11-04)


Oerlikon Fairfield was recently inducted into the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.

Oerlikon Fairfield Inducted into Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame
On October 19, 2016, manufacturers, business leaders and policymakers from across Indiana met in Indianapolis to honor those companies th... (posted 2016-11-03)


(Left to right) Scott MacPherson, Linda Miller and Michael J. Kelly.

PTDA Foundation Presents Wendy B. McDonald Award to Linda Miller
To honor the memory of Wendy B. McDonald, one of the power transmission/motion control industry's true pioneers, the PTDA Foundation ... (posted 2016-11-01)


Smalley is one of only 80 powertrain suppliers to receive the award four years in a row.

Smalley Receives GM Supplier Quality Award
For the fourth year in a row, Smalley has received the prestigious GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Smalley is one of only 80 powert... (posted 2016-10-31)


(Left to right) Jan Stecker, Dr. Jürgen Gierl, Dr. Yashar Musayev and  Robert Metzger (photo courtesy of MunichExpo/Kroha Fotografie).

Schaeffler Wins Award for Sensotect Coating System
Schaeffler has received the 2016 “Materialica Design + Technology Award” in the “Surface & Technology” catego... (posted 2016-10-27)


ABB Strengthening Global Brands in 2017
ABB recently launched Stage 3 of its Next Level strategy to unlock value for customers and shareholders. The core elements of this includ... (posted 2016-10-26)


Oerlikon Fairfield Honored by Indiana Manufacturers Association
On October 19, 2016, manufacturers, business leaders, and policymakers from across the state met in Indianapolis to honor those companies... (posted 2016-10-25)


Rockwell Automation Acquires Maverick Technologies
Rockwell Automation, Inc. has acquired leading systems integrator Maverick Technologies to expand domain knowledge and help deliver innov... (posted 2016-10-24)


Sercos International recently held the 2nd Machine Communication Forum in Würzburg, Germany on October 13, 2016.

Sercos Hosts Successful Machine Communication Forum
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus recently held the 2nd Machine Communication Forum in Würzburg,... (posted 2016-10-21)


It is ideally suited for food applications such as fruit, vegetable, meat, and seafood processing.

Winsmith Stainless Steel Conveyor Drive Available on Amazon
Winsmith Inc. has announced that its new and improved Stainless Steel Conveyor Drives are now available for purchase on Amazon.com. The S... (posted 2016-10-19)


Dave Gallagher (left) and Chris Hansford (right) felt the time was right to increase Hansford Sensors presence in North America.

Hansford Sensors Opens U.S. Office
Hansford Sensors has announced it is expanding its presence in the United States by opening a joint sales and service operation, bas... (posted 2016-10-17)


MESYS Updates Online Calculations
The free online calculations have been updated and can now be used on mobile devices. The calculations can either be used embedded in thi... (posted 2016-10-14)


CEMEP and NEMA Agree on Systematic Approach to Motor Efficiency Standards
Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor and Generator Section and the European Committee of Manufacture... (posted 2016-10-13)


EPTDA Holds Successful Annual Convention in Berlin
EPTDA proudly reunited in Berlin for its 19th Annual Convention, 177 companies from 33 countries, over 400 members and guests, and among ... (posted 2016-10-12)


Motion Industries Acquires Braas Company
Motion Industries, Inc. has acquired Braas Company. Execution of the transaction was effective October 3, 2016.Braas Company is a leading... (posted 2016-10-11)


Baldor Introduces Passport Selection Tool
Baldor Electric Company introduces Passport, a new selection program for Baldor-Dodge mechanical power transmission products. Passport is... (posted 2016-10-10)


Gerhard Baum, Schaeffler AG, Ivo Körner, IBM Deutschland, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, Schaeffler AG, Jürgen Henn, IBM Global Business Services and Harald Gießer, Schaeffler AG.

Schaeffler and IBM Enter Strategic Partnership
As part of its "Mobility for tomorrow" strategy, Schaeffler is digitizing its entire organization. With IBM as its strategic pa... (posted 2016-10-07)


Graeme Robertson

Parsons Peebles Appoints Robertson Chief Operating Officer
Parsons Peebles is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Robertson who joined the company as COO, on October 3, 2016. This appoin... (posted 2016-10-06)


Beckhoff Automation has opened a regional sales and support office in Plano, Texas.

Beckhoff Opens Sales and Support Office in Texas
Hot on the heels of continued rapid growth in automation sales in the southern U.S., Beckhoff Automation has opened a regional sales and ... (posted 2016-10-05)


A variable-frequency drive is a type of adjustable-speed drive used in electro-mechanical drive systems to control AC motor speed and torque by varying motor input frequency and voltage.

Brother Gearmotors Partners with American Control Electronics
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2016-10-04)


Kollmorgen is celebrating 100 years of innovation in 2016.

Kollmorgen Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation
Kollmorgen, a provider of motion systems and components, celebrates 100 years of innovation in 2016 while continuing to introduce pioneer... (posted 2016-10-03)


Doug Kerester

Kerester Joins Designatronics as VP Sales and Marketing
Designatronics,Inc. recently announced that Doug Kerester has joined the company to further develop their growing portfolio of national a... (posted 2016-09-30)


The CTI Symposium on automotive transmissions, hybrid and electric drives in Shanghai was the meeting point for the world’s transmission experts.

CTI Symposium China Examines State of Auto Industry
”Stricter legislation and increased environmental awareness among drivers, including those in China, are driving a radical rethink ... (posted 2016-09-29)


Bill Hoyt, industry director at NEMA.

NEMA's Hoyt Set to Co-Chair 2016 International Motor Summit for Energy Efficiency
Impact Energy, an international operating center of competence for energy efficiency, recently announced that National Electrical Manufac... (posted 2016-09-28)


Baldor-Dodge Ultra Kleen Ball Bearing.

First Annual BSA Excellence Awards Take Place in Chicago
On Monday evening, September 26, 2016, BSA President, John Ruth, BDI, presented the very first Annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstandi... (posted 2016-09-27)


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

PKB Awarded Contract to Support Mars 2020 Mission
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB), a Troy, NY manufacturer of ball bearings for aerospace and defense systems, was recently awarded a contract... (posted 2016-09-23)


Eric Goos

Goos Elected Eurotrans President
The European power transmission engineering industry met for its Annual Meeting of the European Power Transmission Sector Committee Eurot... (posted 2016-09-22)


Deutsche Messe’s industrial fairs in Shanghai take place November 1-4 2016.

PTC Asia Looks to Expand Chinese Manufacturing Sector
Wages are increasing, the middle class is expanding, and the demand for skilled labor is growing. At the same time, the years of mega gro... (posted 2016-09-21)


The new office in Japan is the latest installment of SMT's expanding reach worldwide.

SMT Announces Formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan Ltd.
SMT is proud to announce the formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan LTD. (SMTJ), a subsidiary of SMT. The new office in Japan ... (posted 2016-09-20)


Dana Plans Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe
Dana Incorporated has announced that it plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe.  The estab... (posted 2016-09-15)


Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Baumer development and logistics center at Stockach (on Lake Constance) in Southern Germany.

Baumer Invests in New Development and Logistics Center
The sensor specialist Baumer is investing in its future with a new building in Stockach on Lake Constance (near to Constance) in Southern... (posted 2016-09-07)


The improved online program now checks the arm/web strength of a sheave/sprocket along with the bushing torque rating for suitability of the application.

TB Wood's Offers Belted Drive Online Selection Tool
TB Wood’s has recently introduced more enhancements to their popular online Belted Drive Selection Program at the website below. Th... (posted 2016-09-02)


Jim Carr (left) and Jason Zenger host the manufacturing podcast MakingChips.

MakingChips Presents Manufacturing Leadership Series During IMTS
The Make & Elevate Manufacturing Leadership Series will take place September 12-14 to coincide with IMTS (International Manufacturing... (posted 2016-08-30)


PTDA Business Index Reports Flat Growth in 2nd Quarter
The PTDA Business Index for 2Q2016 indicates flat growth with a reading of 50.4, slightly lower than the 50.9 reading in 1Q2016. The PTDA... (posted 2016-08-30)


According to the latest IHS Markit information, the global low-voltage motor market will decline nearly 13 percent in 2017.

IHS Reports on Low-Voltage Motor Market
Since the third quarter of 2014, the low-voltage motor market (i.e., integral horsepower motors rated at or below 690 volts) has struggle... (posted 2016-08-29)


Electrical Manufacturers Call on Congress to Reach Agreement on Energy Bill
During visits with Capitol Hill staff recently, members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) hand-delivered a requ... (posted 2016-08-26)


(From left to right) Shannon Abbot and Kevin Ruby present TMA’s Partner-level Supplier Award to Schaeffler USA’s Brian Stettler and Marty O’Shea.

Schaeffler Honored as Transaxle Manufacturing of America Partner-Level Supplier
Transaxle Manufacturing of America (TMA), a Rock Hill, S.C.-based manufacturer of custom-designed transaxles for vehicles used in a wide ... (posted 2016-08-23)


With the new online tool, customers can easily access and search Brother Gearmotors’ product catalog, using 3D technology to pan, zoom and rotate images of the 1-3 hp gearmotors.

Brother Gearmotors Offers 3D CAD Drawings for 1-3 HP Motors
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2016-08-22)


The ABB product range includes solutions that fit specific technical requirements, process needs and budget constraints.

ABB Reorganizes Ring-Geared Mill Drive Offerings
ABB has reorganized its ring-geared mill drive (RMD) portfolio to make it easier for its customers to identify and select the most suitab... (posted 2016-08-19)


Schneider Electric Honored for Workplace Diversity
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, received the 2016 Company Leadership Award from the Achiev... (posted 2016-08-18)


Emerson Sells Three Business Divisions
Emerson recently announced that it has agreed to sell its Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques business units to Nidec Corporation. The tra... (posted 2016-08-17)


Each Maxxdrive is built by a highly trained assembly group and each unit is thoroughly tested prior to shipping.

Nord Gear Assembles Industrial Gear Drives in Wisconsin
Nord Gear Corporation is now assembling its line of Maxxdrive large industrial gear drives at the Waunakee, Wisconsin plant. With a build... (posted 2016-08-16)


Comet Solutions Announces Distribution Agreement with Romax Technology
Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of simulation automation technology, recently announced a new distribution agreement with Romax Technol... (posted 2016-08-15)


Ryan Waite

Baldor Names Waite Motor Product Management Director
Baldor Electric Co. recently named Ryan Waite director of motor product management for its global NEMA motor business. Waite is responsib... (posted 2016-08-11)


NFPA Examines Fluid Power Trends
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) shows industry shipments of fluid power products for June 2016 d... (posted 2016-08-10)


Helio Castroneves (left), Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet driver, with Tom Rouse, C&U Americas president, on race day during the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Names C&U Americas Top Supplier
Top executives from C&U Americas, LLC enjoyed the best of both worlds on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle I... (posted 2016-08-09)


Kollmorgen Offers New Automation and Motion Control Catalog
Kollmorgen’s new Automation and Motion Control catalog details the features, benefits and specifications of the company’s com... (posted 2016-08-08)


Digital Glass can provide new ways to harvests sunlight. Here we see football field sized solar thermal power plants that use microfluidic-based solar collector panels. Photo courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Giant Leap Technologies.

Giant Leap Technologies Receives Cooperative Award from DOE
Giant Leap Technologies (GLT) has received a two-year, $2.2 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiati... (posted 2016-08-05)


SMT Video Examines Full Finite Element Mesh Analysis
Finite Element Analysis has been a feature of MASTA that has under gone improvements from release to release as a demand for it from indu... (posted 2016-08-04)


 Example concept design using artificial intelligence. Photo courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Sunvapor, Inc.

Sunvapor Receives Cooperative Award from DOE
Sunvapor recently announced that it is the recipient of a $2.2 million total cooperative award from the U. S. Department of Energy SunSho... (posted 2016-08-03)


Illinois Hosts Workforce Development Meeting
This week, the Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Employment and Training hosts the National Governors Association’s 2016 su... (posted 2016-08-02)


Ringfeder Examines New EU ATEX Directive
The cut-off date has passed. The new EU ATEX Directive is now valid. Manufacturers, distributors and operators should keep themselves inf... (posted 2016-08-01)


Terry Knight,   a leading ICP advocate and contributor, recently made a presentation to an NACD leadership meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

ICP Speaks to NACD Members on Today's Hiring and Recruiting Challenges
Responding to a request from the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) to help member companies with their hiring challeng... (posted 2016-07-29)


NEMA Business Conditions Retreat in July
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) remained above 50 again in July, signaling that conditions continue to be c... (posted 2016-07-28)


Suppliers Join Forces to Create Smart Automation Group
The world’s leading suppliers of custom automated manufacturing equipment recently launched the Smart Automation Group, a collabora... (posted 2016-07-27)


ContiTech Expands Partnership with Applied Industrial Technologies
ContiTech, a division of Continental, announced that Applied Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Applied Mexico) and subsidiary RODENSA Mexico, S.A. de... (posted 2016-07-26)


Fluid Power Track Offers Energy Efficiency, Productivity and Machine Safety at MDA North America
Senior level discussions about the latest innovations in hydraulics and pneumatics equipment utilized to lower manufacturers’ energ... (posted 2016-07-25)


Schafer Industries has acquired Custom Gear and Machine.

Schafer Industries Acquires Custom Gear and Machine
Effective July 1, 2016, Schafer Industries, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schafer Gear Works Rockford, LLC, acquired the ass... (posted 2016-07-22)


Cortec has recently acquired CorteCros.

Cortec Acquires CorteCros
The Cortec Corporation has announced their latest acquisition. Croatian company CorteCros became a wholly owned subsidiary of Cortec... (posted 2016-07-22)


A team from Kansas State participated in the International Quarter Scale (IQS) tractor design competition of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

Thomson Supplies Motion Control Tech for Tractor Design Competition
Thomson Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, was a silver sponsor of this year’s International ... (posted 2016-07-21)


Mike Cicco has been named FANUC's president and chief executive officer (CEO).

FANUC Appoints Mike Cicco President and CEO
FANUC America Corporation has announced Mike Cicco has been named the company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO).  ... (posted 2016-07-20)


PTDA Welcomes Three New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed three new member companies. Distributor MembersIndustrial S... (posted 2016-07-19)


PlugFest Allows Attendees to Test Sercos III Devices
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, held its 17th PlugFest mid May at Festo AG in Esslingen Berkheim, Germa... (posted 2016-07-18)


Bruce Gretz

Steinmeyer Appoints New Executive VP for North America
August Steinmeyer GmbH, a manufacturer of precision ground ball screws, announces the appointment of Bruce Gretz to lead its North Americ... (posted 2016-07-18)


With a square footage of 156,000, the new facility will net the company almost 50,000 square feet over the current Dallas distribution center location.

Motion Industries Breaks Ground For Expanded Distribution
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Pa... (posted 2016-07-15)


Bosch Sensortec Named 2016 Best of Sensor Expo Award Winner
 Bosch Sensortec has been named a 2016 Best of Sensors Expo Award winner. A gold level award winner, the company’s BMF055 was ... (posted 2016-07-14)


Mathew W. Happach

Happach Named President of Lovejoy, Inc.
The Timken Company has announced that Mathew W. Happach has been named president of Lovejoy, Inc. At the same time, Lovejoy's CEO Woo... (posted 2016-07-13)


James D. Solomon

Sumitomo Machinery Corp. Selects Next President and CEO
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, announced James D. Solomon as the corporation’s nex... (posted 2016-07-12)


Timken Acquires Industrial Coupling Manufacturer Lovejoy Inc.
The Timken Company has announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, Inc., a manufacturer of premium industrial couplings and universal joints,... (posted 2016-07-11)


Bruce Beam, an ICP Ambassador, spoke with students on the benefits of industrial distribution careers.

ICP and Volunteers Talk Industrial Distribution Careers with 500+ Students
When young people with the skill sets and ambition industrial distributors seek as their next generation of workers gather en masse, Indu... (posted 2016-07-08)


Oerlikon Fairfield Presents Drive System Paper at 2016 VDI International Congress
Transmission specialist Oerlikon Fairfield co-presented details of an innovative electric drive system for off-highway vehicles at the re... (posted 2016-07-07)


Components made by Schaeffler play a key role in the operation of the lock gates in the third Panama Canal channel.

Schaeffler Supplies Key Components for New Panama Canal
After a nine-year construction period, the new, third channel of the Panama Canal opened recently. Starting immediately, ships with a max... (posted 2016-07-06)


Condat Corp. is located in Saline, Michigan.

Condat Corp. Celebrates 20 Years in North America
2016 is an important anniversary for Condat Corporation who is celebrating 20 years of manufacturing in North America. The company is wel... (posted 2016-07-05)


John Ruth, BDI, has been elected BSA president.

John Ruth Elected BSA President
The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has elected John Ruth, BDI, as president for 2016-2017, effective July 1, 2016. Ruth takes the... (posted 2016-07-01)


According to Timken, for maintenance organizations and service shops, the

Motion Industries Achieves Platinum Level Timken Bearing Certification
Motion Industries recently announced that its Service Center in Pensacola, Florida, has achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop "Plat... (posted 2016-06-28)


Hideshi Miura

APMI Announces 2016 Fellow Award Recipients
APMI International, the professional society for powder metallurgy, has named Hideshi Miura, professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan... (posted 2016-06-27)


Shuster Corp. Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Shuster Corporation, provider of bearings and power transmission products, and a division of Motion Industries, is celebrating its 100th ... (posted 2016-06-23)


QA1 Announces Open House and Cruise
For the fifth year in a row, QA1 is hosting an Open House and Cruise in Lakeville, Minnesota. Attendees can show off their cars, win grea... (posted 2016-06-22)


The PM Design Excellence Awards focus on PM’s strong points to gain and extend their competitive advantage, push production capabilities and process tolerances to their very limits.

MPIF Announces Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts
The winners in the 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation ... (posted 2016-06-21)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Summer Webinar Lineup
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has unveiled their live pump training webinar schedule for Summer 2016. Listed below is the HI summer webina... (posted 2016-06-20)


Jim Fitzpatrick, president, (right) and Peter Fitzpatrick, treasurer, BSC Industries.

Bearing Specialty Company Launches New Brand and Logo
BSC Industries, a regional, national and international distributor of bearings, power transmission, stepper and servo motors, electrical ... (posted 2016-06-17)


Joel Neidig is  an engineer and lead technology developer with ITAMCO.

ITAMCO's Joel Neidig Receives AGMA 2016 Next Generation Award
Joel Neidig, an engineer and lead technology developer with ITAMCO, has received the 2016 Next Generation Award from the American Gear Ma... (posted 2016-06-16)


PMMI Releases New Mechatronics Certification Test
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the release of a new Mechatronics Certification test – M... (posted 2016-06-15)


Ron Bullock

Ron Bullock: 1942-2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bison Gear owner, chairman, mentor and friend, Ronald D. Bullock. Bullock's ... (posted 2016-06-14)


PI Releases Magnetic Direct Drives and Air Bearings Catalog
PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new catalog of its magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuator... (posted 2016-06-09)


IHS Reports Motion Control Growth Tied to Global Machinery Production
Following a sound 8.4 percent revenue growth in 2014, the global market for motion control hardware suffered strong headwinds and decline... (posted 2016-06-08)


Baldor's Belton, South Carolina plant produces more than 100,000 right angle worm and helical gearboxes per year.

Baldor Electric Achieves Safety Milestone
Baldor Electric Company's gearbox manufacturing plant located in Belton, South Carolina, recently completed 18 years without a lost t... (posted 2016-06-06)


U.K. based David Brown Gears and Finnish based Santasalo Gears have come together to form global engineering company.

David Brown and Santasalo Merge to Serve Growing Gear Customer Base
David Brown and Santasalo merged on June 1st to create David Brown Santasalo. With more than 1,000 employees, seven major manufacturing p... (posted 2016-06-03)


Forbes Names Ricardo one of America's Leading Consulting Firms in the Automotive Industry
Ricardo was recently listed in the Forbes America’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2016, a list identifying which management cons... (posted 2016-06-02)


PTDA Reports Growth Early in 2016
The PTDA Business Index for 2016 first quarter indicates significant growth with a reading of 50.8, a higher reading than 35.7 in the 4th... (posted 2016-06-01)


Siemens and HP Inc. Collaborate on 3D Printing Solutions
Siemens recently announced it is collaborating with HP Inc. to develop new solutions to transform additive manufacturing (AM) from a prot... (posted 2016-05-31)


Innovation Matrix has partnered with Transcend Robotics and its ARTI technology platform.

Innovation Matrix Partners with Transcend Robotics
Innovation Matrix, Inc., a distributor of robotic, motion control and machine vision systems, has announced a partnership with Transcend ... (posted 2016-05-27)


(Left to right) Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Dr. Christoph Beumer and Sascha Schmel.

CeMAT to be Co-Staged with Hannover Messe
CeMAT, the trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with Hannover Messe every two years, starting i... (posted 2016-05-25)


KISSsoft and SKF Collaborate on Rolling Bearings Data
The new version of KISSsoft 03/2016 now contains the very latest data from the "Rolling Bearings" catalog. By cooperation betwe... (posted 2016-05-24)


Voith components are vital for a wide variety of industries and applications, including metal processing, recycling, mining, transportation, rail and test-rig equipment.

Voith Turbo NA Offers Quick-Time Delivery Option
Voith Turbo North America, an industry-leading provider of mechanical driveline equipment and components, has announced quick-time delive... (posted 2016-05-19)


PTDA Reports Recovery in Second Half of 2016
Fourth quarter data released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) shows power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) di... (posted 2016-05-18)


Nick Zizzo has joined Schafer Industries.

Schafer Industries Hires Global Sourcing Manager
Nick Zizzo has joined Schafer Industries as global sourcing manager. He will oversee the procurement function at all company locations as... (posted 2016-05-17)


 Schaeffler executives during the groundbreaking ceremony in Fort Mill on April 4, 2016.

Schaeffler Increases Capacity in Two U.S. Locations
The Schaeffler Group is increasing its capacity at two U.S. locations by building new manufacturing halls and administration buildings. E... (posted 2016-05-17)


Aventics Releases Machine Safety Guide for Pneumatics
Aventics has published a manual titled “Machine Safety Expertise for Pneumatics,” covering key topics in the implementation o... (posted 2016-05-13)


Boston Gear Introduces Gearbox Video Series
A series of informative Boston Gear speed reducer videos have been produced to help reduce gearbox failures and premature wear. Topics in... (posted 2016-05-12)


R+W Releases Informational Video on Precision Safety Couplings
Learn about the basic design, function, and handling of R+W ball-detent torque limiters and safety couplings, including how to properly ... (posted 2016-05-11)


Lapp presented President Obama and Chancellor Merkel with a set of data and power cables for robots at Hannover Messe 2016.

Obama and Merkel Visit Lapp Group at Hannover Messe 2016
The Lapp Group recently received a visit from President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the company's 2016 Hannov... (posted 2016-05-10)


GBX's new facility is double the size of its old one.

Gearbox Express Opens 75,000-Square-Foot Wisconsin Facility
Gearbox Express (GBX) recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new 75,000-square-foot facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. &qu... (posted 2016-05-09)


Robotics Market Opens Strong in 2016
The North American robotics market has set new records to begin 2016, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry&rsq... (posted 2016-05-06)


SMT to Present Paper at CTI Symposium USA
SMT's Baydu Al will be at the CTI Symposium USA in May to present his paper, "FEA of Tooth Flank Fracture (TFF) Using Boundary C... (posted 2016-05-05)


Contitech's North American headquarters is located in Fairlawn, Ohio.

ContiTech NAFTA CEO Discusses Industrial Expansion
Speaking before some of Europe’s major industry journalists at the Industry Trade Fair Hannover Messe, Jim Hill, CEO of Fairlawn, O... (posted 2016-05-04)


Brevini Gear Systems Focuses on Waste Reduction
Brevini Gear Systems (BGS) has reduced its environmental impact through a waste disposal program that will help it achieve a ‘zero-... (posted 2016-05-03)


FCG has added a Reishauer RZ 160 Gear Grinding Machine to its high volume gear production capabilities.

Forest City Gear Expands High Volume Gear Production Capabilities
Forest City Gear has expanded its high volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 Gear Grinding Machine ... (posted 2016-05-02)


AST Bearing Blog Examines Bearing Manufacturing Process
AST Bearings continues to offer bearing product technical information on the company's blog. Topics in 2016 include Bearing Design Co... (posted 2016-05-02)


The OTTO self-driving vehicles offer a more cost-effective, safe and efficient method of moving materials in facilities.

Clearpath Named 2016 Edison Award Winner
Clearpath, provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, was named a Silver Winner for their OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle b... (posted 2016-04-29)


The IIC is celebrating its second anniversary.

Industrial Internet Consortium Celebrates Two Years, Announces Two New Chairs
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) celebrated its second anniversary and announced two new Steering Committee positions by special ... (posted 2016-04-28)


Klüber Participates in Open Gear Lubrication Panel Discussion
Klüber Lubrication will showcase its specialty lubricants in Booth #409 during the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Dallas, Texas,... (posted 2016-04-28)


Epic Launches STEM Education Initiative
A local St. Louis engineering firm has launched a new STEM Education initiative for elementary school aged children.Epic Systems, In... (posted 2016-04-27)


Bison Gear Announces Personnel Changes
In a move to strengthen their independent board as they continue to further diversify their product and service capabilities, Bison is pl... (posted 2016-04-26)


Mouser Launches Innovation Lab and Announces Collaboration with Marvel Entertainment
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a global authorized distributor of the newest electronic components, announced the launch of a new series in th... (posted 2016-04-25)


Mike Caldwell, C&U Americas quality manager, with the BorgWarner 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award.

C&U Americas Receives Supplier Award
C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, has received the “2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award... (posted 2016-04-22)


Hydraulic Institute Offers Free Webinar on DOE Rulemaking
The Hydraulic Institute will be offering a complimentary webinar on the Overview of the U.S. DOE Energy Conservation Standard and Test Pr... (posted 2016-04-20)


Keith Nowak, MPT Drives, Inc., speaks with students at Carmen-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Michigan.

ICP Raises Awareness of Industrial Distribution Careers
Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) works with volunteers in their local communities to facilitate participation in career fairs and ot... (posted 2016-04-19)


Crouzet Brands Join ECIA
Members of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment ... (posted 2016-04-18)


Motion Industries Relaunches Motor Specialist Website
Motion Industries has announced the relaunch of its knowledge website (see below). The Motor Specialist website originally launched in 20... (posted 2016-04-15)


The next edition of SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou will take place from March 1-3 2017 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China.

SPS Guangzhou Attracts 40,000+ Visitors
The seventh edition of the SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, held March 8-10 2016 at the China Import and Export Complex, closed ... (posted 2016-04-12)


Martin Sprocket & Gear Compiles Gear Drive Troubleshooting Tips
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. has compiled some quick troubleshooting tips with some common causes and solutions for gear drive probl... (posted 2016-04-11)


NREL researchers are completing testing of a next-generation drivetrain, shown here undergoing rigorous tests at the National Wind Technology Center’s 2.5-megawatt dynamometer.

Innovative Drivetrain Testing for Wind Turbines Nears Completion
Wind energy researchers have entered the final phase of testing a next-generation drivetrain—made up of the components of a wind tu... (posted 2016-04-11)


Brother Gearmotors Launches New Website
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2016-04-08)


Yaskawa Motoman has developed dedicated curricula, programs and hardware and software tools to deliver real-world industrial experiences in a classroom environment.

Yaskawa Develops Robotic Strategy
Successful workforce development and sustainable economic growth depend on close alignment of STEM education, certification and training ... (posted 2016-04-07)


WEG Acquires Bluffton Motor Works
WEG S.A. recently announced the acquisition of Bluffton Motor Works, LLC. (“Bluffton”), an electric motor manufacturer with h... (posted 2016-04-06)


Ashok Tanna, managing director at Linnhoff India.

Linnhoff India Recognizes Nord as Key Supplier in India
Linnhoff India is a supplier for asphalt and concrete plants for the road construction industry in India. Ashok Tanna, managing director,... (posted 2016-04-05)


Motion Industries Launches Bearings Knowledge Website
Motion Industries recently announced the launch of its new knowledge website: www.Bearings.com. Designed as an information hub, Bearings.... (posted 2016-04-05)


NEMA Business Conditions Improve in March
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America surged in March, climbing to 64.7 f... (posted 2016-04-04)


AGMA President Matthew Croson

AGMA Names Croson President
AGMA has named Matthew E. Croson as its next president. Croson has more than two decades of leadership and communications experience in m... (posted 2016-04-01)


TB Wood's Offers Coupling Video Series
A series of informative TB Wood’s coupling videos has been produced to clearly show the proper installation steps and maintenance t... (posted 2016-03-31)


DMDII has announced its first project call for 2016.

DMDII Announces First 2016 Project Call for Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise and Intelligent Machines
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced the release of its first 2016... (posted 2016-03-29)


Mark Stoneburner

Stoneburner Joins Motion Industries as Corporate Account Vice President
Motion Industries recently announced the addition of Mark Stoneburner as corporate account vice president – industry segments.In hi... (posted 2016-03-28)


Allied Motion Hires VP of Sales
Allied Motion Technologies Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of motion control products, recently announced that Kevin McNicholas ... (posted 2016-03-24)


Combining Vacon and Danfoss resources has created a formidable product portfolio that can now accommodate the needs of several energy-intensive industries.

Vacon Acquisition Strengthens Danfoss Drives Product Portfolio
With the 2015 acquisition of Vacon Inc., Danfoss Drives has become a global drives powerhouse with more than 5,000 drive specialists in 5... (posted 2016-03-23)


Bosch Utilizes Siemen's CAD, PDM and PLM Software Platform
Siemens’ integrated suite of computer aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) soft... (posted 2016-03-22)


A new version of the Shengrui 8AT transmission will add stop/start functionality to its award-winning 8-speed automatic transmission, co-developed with Ricardo.

Ricardo Collaborates with Shengrui on 8AT Transmission
Shengrui’s 8AT transmission is the result of a longstanding collaboration with Ricardo. It is already being manufactured at volumes... (posted 2016-03-21)


Nord's machine shop has a large inventory of raw material and operates seven days a week allowing for most custom products to be delivered within the standard 2-3 week lead time.

Nord Gear Offers Custom Components Without Added Lead Time
A fully equipped machine shop with highly trained machinists allows for Nord Gear Corporation; manufacturer of speed reducers, electric m... (posted 2016-03-18)


Phytron GmbH Certified for Aerospace Industry Applications
Phytron GmbH has been certified under DIN EN 9100 for the aerospace industry and has thus been added to the OASIS database of around 400 ... (posted 2016-03-15)


Comau has reported growth in robotics equally distributed within automotive and general industry.

Comau Reports Double-Digit Growth in Robotics
Comau continues its growth in the robotics sector, and for the third consecutive year has recorded a double-digit increase in articulated... (posted 2016-03-14)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Pump System and VFD Optimization Course
Industrial Electromechanical Repair Services (IER), in conjunction with WEG Electric Corporation, will conduct a full-day Pump Systems Op... (posted 2016-03-11)


Tim Regan has been promoted to regional sales manager at Ametek Solidstate Controls.

Ametek Promotes Regan to Regional Sales Manager
Ametek Solidstate Controls, Inc. (SCI) has promoted Tim Regan, a 30-year manufacturing industry veteran, to regional sales manager. He no... (posted 2016-03-10)


The event will focus on four key areas including automation, drives, energy and plant maintenance.

Siemens and Electro-Matic Products Host Manufacturing in America Conference
Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the Manufacturing in America conference at Ford Field March 23-24 in Detroit. The two ... (posted 2016-03-09)


KISSsoft USA Hires Engineering Manager
KISSsoft USA, LLC recently announced that Ty Warner has joined the company as engineering manager. Warner is a licensed professional engi... (posted 2016-03-08)


Lenze and Digitaltest Collaborate on Motion Controller Testing
Lenze Americas, Uxbridge, MA and Digitaltest, Inc., Concord, CA announced that they have completed a project to provide enhanced automate... (posted 2016-03-08)


Parker's 60-page brochure offers easy to use selection guides to help users and machine builders quickly determine the best fit for their application needs.

Parker Releases All-In-One Electromechanical Product Guide
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division North America is pleased to announce the release of a ne... (posted 2016-03-07)


Michael J. Connors will lead the company’s marketing organization as newly appointed vice president of global marketing.

Timken Makes VP Appointments
The Timken Company has named Andreas Roellgen and Brian J. Ruel to the positions of vice president of sales. Ruel leads the company&... (posted 2016-03-04)


 Baldor's Chelsea Becker will be presented with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award.

Baldor Electric's Becker Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing
The Manufacturing Institute has announced they will present Chelsea Becker with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Eng... (posted 2016-03-03)


McInnes contracted with Can-Eng Furnaces Intl. Ltd. to design and install the most advanced technology to process large diameter products.

McInnes Rolled Rings Completes Heat Treat Expansion
McInnes Rolled Rings has completed an $8 million, 25,000-square-foot expansion to its current manufacturing facility. The addition expand... (posted 2016-03-02)


The Adams Company recently invested in the Okuma LU4000 EX turning machine.

The Adams Company Invests in Turning Capabilities
The Adams Company, a custom gear and shaft manufacturing company located in Dubuque, IA., recently announced the delivery of a new Okuma ... (posted 2016-03-01)


Customization includes housing style, thru or hollow bore, bore size, shaft size, shaft type, input voltage and more.

Encoder Products 3D Configurator Offers Custom Options
Encoder Products Company has introduced a new online 3D Configurator tool for their most popular encoder models. The 3D Configurator allo... (posted 2016-03-01)


NEMA Business Conditions Lose Ground in February
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America fell back in February, dropping to ... (posted 2016-02-29)


Users then have 100 percent access to search and view all of Gilman’s linear designs, select products and alternative options.

Gilman Precision Releases 3D Linear Products Configurator
Gilman Precision now offers an innovative 3D Linear Products CAD Configurator to their website for increased efficiency and ease when vie... (posted 2016-02-26)


KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Calculation Courses
KISSsoft software includes internationally recognized calculation standards and various design and optimization options, based on the exp... (posted 2016-02-26)


Jack Claxton (center) was recently honored with the Hydraulic Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hydraulic Institute Presents Lifetime Achievement Award
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recognized and honored Jack Claxton, vice president, engineering, Patterson Pump Company, as its Lifetime Ac... (posted 2016-02-25)


John M. Timken, Jr. chairman of the Timken board of directors with scholarship winners from Ohio. Other winners are from other U.S. locations (3),  India (3), China (2), France (1), Romania (1), Canada (1) and Poland (1).

Timken Awards College Scholarships to Sons and Daughters of Timken Associates
The Timken Company recently awarded college scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 12 locations around the world. ... (posted 2016-02-24)


Aventics Releases NFPA Air and Hydraulic Cylinders Catalog
Aventics has published a 116 page SC-200 catalog on NFPA air and hydraulic cylinders. Product lines featured include TaskMaster ... (posted 2016-02-23)


Daryl Malone has been promoted to regional sales manager at Ametek Solidstate Controls.

Ametek Promotes Malone to Regional Sales Manager
Ametek Solidstate Controls (SCI), a leader in highly customized uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), has promoted Daryl Malone, a 20-yea... (posted 2016-02-22)


Warner Linear Introduces Electric Actuator Video Series
A series of informative Warner Linear electric actuator videos has been produced to clearly show proper installation steps, troubleshooti... (posted 2016-02-19)


Motion Industries Set to Acquire Missouri Power Transmission
Motion Industries, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Missouri Power Tr... (posted 2016-02-18)


Timken Secures Contract for U.S. Navy Ships
The Timken Company has a received a multi-year contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide engineering and supply Philad... (posted 2016-02-17)


Paul Andruszko has been named vice president of Gear Motions Buffalo, New York, operation.

Gear Motions Names New Vice President
Gear Motions, a leading precision gear manufacturer, has named Paul Andruszko vice president of its Buffalo, New York, operations, which ... (posted 2016-02-16)


PTDA Reports Slow Growth Rate
The third quarter Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) shows powe... (posted 2016-02-16)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Pump Intake Design Webinar
The Hydraulic Institute will be offering a 4 part webinar series on Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes. The... (posted 2016-02-15)


Brevini Receives AS9100C Certification
Brevini Gear Systems continues to grow its specialized large, high-precision gear design and manufacturing operations with its Jan. 18 AS... (posted 2016-02-11)


Rockwell Automation Improves Maintenance Strategies
The new diagnostic reliability service from Rockwell Automation helps manufacturers and industrial producers drive a streamline... (posted 2016-02-10)


Jon Morrison (left), WABCO president, Americas, and Brent McGrath, MICO president, after WABCO acquired MICO.

WABCO Acquires MICO Incorporated
WABCO, an innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, recently announced... (posted 2016-02-09)


Pacamor Kubar Estimates Life of Miniature and Instrument Ball Bearings
Life" is the number of hours that a percentage of similar bearings have survived under an essentially identical set of operating con... (posted 2016-02-08)


Matrix Design has announced the opening of a new sales office in Indianapolis.

Matrix Design Opens Indianapolis Sales Office
Matrix Design, LLC has announced the opening of their Indianapolis sales office. The new sales office will be lead by Tim Fenner, who rec... (posted 2016-02-05)


Gilman Launches Canadian Website
The launch of Gilman Precision’s Canadian website is the final step in expanding Canadian operations, a project that began in May o... (posted 2016-02-04)


Cicoil recently acquired the electrical biomedical harness worn by Commander Jim McDivitt during the Apollo 9 flight.

Long-Lost Space Cable Returns to Cicoil
Almost 50 years after an Apollo Spacewalk, a long-lost flat cable harness returned back home to Cicoil. The “bio-harness” ass... (posted 2016-02-03)


David Doyle

Heidenhain Hires Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Heidenhain Corporation announces the new hire of David Doyle, as vice president, sales and marketing in North America. With over 25 years... (posted 2016-02-02)


 Nang Young

Maxcess Appoints Vice President and General Manager
Maxcess has appointed Nang Young as vice president and general manager of Maxcess China. “With a strong background and proven ... (posted 2016-02-01)


Santasalo performed an overhaul on the largest gear unit in its history in 2015. This was carried out at the company’s facility in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Santasalo Performs Overhaul on Large Gear Unit
In 2015, Santasalo performed an overhaul on the largest gear unit in its history, carried out at the company’s facility in Jyvä... (posted 2016-01-29)


The panel for SKF's first

SKF Offers Knowledge-Sharing Symposium
SKF sparks conversation and spreads ideas with a new series of a knowledge-sharing symposium called “Let’s Talk”. Indus... (posted 2016-01-28)


Video topics include Auto Gap measurement, armature wear patterns, and EM and EUM cover kits.

Warner Electric Releases Clutch and Brake Video Series
A series of informative Warner Electric clutch and brake videos has been produced to clearly show proper installation steps, troubleshoot... (posted 2016-01-27)


NKE and Fersa Bearings Form Strategic Alliance
Fersa Bearings based in Zaragoza, Spain has acquired a 49 percent stake in Austrian bearings manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH. Both manufac... (posted 2016-01-26)


Stocked in industrial and washdown-resistant varieties, the Baumer HS35 series is suitable for use in any application using a rotary incremental encoder, and can be shipped the same day.

Baumer Offers Encoder Expedite Program
Baumer Ltd. announces same-day shipping for rotary incremental encoders. The HS35 series line of optical, 3.5-inch flange encoders with u... (posted 2016-01-25)


ContiTech has announced a $7.2 million expansion to its Mount Pleasant, Iowa industrial hose plant.

ContiTech Announces Iowa Expansion
ContiTech has announced a $7.2 million expansion of its industrial hose plant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, responding to the increasing deman... (posted 2016-01-22)


PTDA Welcomes Six New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed six new member companies to its organization: Distributor M... (posted 2016-01-20)


Heidrive GmbH products include a variety of motors as well as gears and electronic controls.

Allied Motion Acquires Heidrive GmbH
Allied Motion Technologies Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of motion control products, announced that it has completed the acqui... (posted 2016-01-19)


Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires PumpTek
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the ac... (posted 2016-01-18)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Release of Pump Industry Standards
The Hydraulic Institute, North America’s largest pump trade association, announces the release of two final rules (1) The Energy Co... (posted 2016-01-15)


Nexen Partners with Industri-Motion Inc.
 Nexen Group, Inc., is pleased to announce a new partnership with Industri/Motion, Inc., an experienced representative of premium ma... (posted 2016-01-14)


Rolf Najork joins Bosch Rexroth as chairman of the executive board.

Bosch Rexroth Announces Executive Board Changes
Rolf Najork, 53, will take the position of chairman of the executive board and the responsibility for development at Bosch Rexroth effect... (posted 2016-01-13)


Newly-elected PTDA President LeRoy Burcroff receives the gavel from Past President Ajay Bajaj.

Burcoff and Hickey Lead PTDA in 2016
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2016 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the recent PTDA In... (posted 2016-01-12)


Groschopp Inc. recently launched a mobile-friendly website that focuses on making the search for a motor or gearmotor simple for the user.

Groschopp Introduces Motor Search Tool
Many search tools in the electric motor industry only allow users to choose search parameters from a drop-down menu. The problem with thi... (posted 2016-01-11)


NEMA Business Conditions Retreat in December
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America fell to 41.2 in December as a large... (posted 2016-01-08)


Emerson Industrial Offers Mobile Energy Solution
With a long history of involvement in promoting energy savings, Emerson Industrial Automation has invested massively in research into tec... (posted 2016-01-07)


Left to right: Dave Knauff, engineering manager, QA1, Scott Neubauer, engineer, QA1 and Dr. James Nelson, senior product development specialist, 3M.

QA1 Wins Composites Award
QA1 won the Materials and Process Innovation Award from the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) during the 2015 Composit... (posted 2016-01-06)


Bradd Schneider.

Schneider Joins Rexnord as Vice President, Power Transmission
Rexnord is pleased to announce the hiring of Bradd Schneider as Vice President (VP) of the Americas Region for Power Transmission (PT). S... (posted 2016-01-05)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Pump Vibration Webinar
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will host a webinar session on Vibration Measurement and Allowable Values for Rotodynamic Pumps. The session... (posted 2016-01-04)