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The ACTE CareerTech Vision Expo that took place in Nashville, Tennessee recently has helped spark a major increase in developing and planning Manufacturing 4.0 robotic certification.

Yaskawa Motoman Examines the Need for Careers in Robotics and Automation
The United States is inadequately prepared to meet the staffing needs for the quantity and quality of entry-level robotics and automation... (posted 2017-12-29)


Autodesk won for its comprehensive platform for composite manufacturers.

ACMA Honors Winners for Awards for Composites Excellence
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) recently announced the winners for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), s... (posted 2017-12-28)


Taco, Inc. Completes HI Pump Test Approval Program
The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, Taco, Inc., as the latest company to have their pump test laboratory approved through ... (posted 2017-12-27)


Jochen Heier will be Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective January 1, 2018.

Lenze Enlarges Board of Directors
Lenze, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, is enl... (posted 2017-12-22)


EPTDA Preps for Two Educational Events in 2018
As part of the EPTDA Academy, the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical P... (posted 2017-12-21)


Nord Drivesystem recently received the Vanderlande Supplier Award 2017 for excellent performance.

Nord Drivesystems Receives Vanderlande Supplier Award
Nord Drivesystems was awarded for their outstanding operational excellence and responsive supply chain, high innovative capability and th... (posted 2017-12-20)


PTDA Foundation Introduces PT WORK Force
Recruiting, hiring, retaining and training employees continues to be an overwhelming challenge for industrial distributors. With a focus ... (posted 2017-12-19)


Schaeffler Takes Over Remainder of Compact Dynamics
One year after acquiring the majority stake in Compact Dynamics GmbH, Schaeffler has now acquired the remaining 49% stake in the company ... (posted 2017-12-18)


Yandolino is now senior sales engineer at SDP/SI.

SDP/SI Announces New Senior Sales Engineer
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), a leader in comprehensive motion control and small power transmission solutions, recen... (posted 2017-12-15)


Gilman Precision Speaks at the Future of NAFTA Conference
Gilman Precision would like to inform you that the vice president of sales and marketing, Douglas Biggs, will be speaking at an upcoming ... (posted 2017-12-14)


The governor concluded his visit with a short town hall session for Bison employees.

Bison Gear Welcomes Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner
As a follow-up to his visit to Bison Gear & Engineering for National Manufacturing Day in 2014, Governor Rauner took time on Thursday... (posted 2017-12-13)


Wendy Young is President and CEO at Forest City Gear.

Forest City Gear Earns Women's Business Enterprise Certification
Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Wom... (posted 2017-12-12)


Oerlikon Graziano Focuses on Employee Safety and Well Being
Oerlikon Graziano presented its projects about safety and well-being of its employees in a meeting that took place on Wednesday, December... (posted 2017-12-12)


Lenze Reinforces its Growth Trend
Lenze continues its growth trajectory by surpassing its forecasts in the 2016-2017 financial year. At a press conference to present the a... (posted 2017-12-11)


NEMA and Industrial Internet Consortium Announce Liaison
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) agreed to enter a formal liaison to... (posted 2017-12-06)


A Brushless DC drive is a type of adjustable-speed drive required by electrically commutated motors (ECMs), such as brushless DC, to control motor speed and torque.

Brother Gearmotors Partners with Dart Controls
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation offering a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional gearmotors an... (posted 2017-12-05)


Ground-breaking ceremony for Schaeffler's new production plant in Xiangtan, in the Hunan province.

Schaeffler Breaks Ground on First Factory of Tomorrow
At the new production location in Xiangtan in the Chinese province of Hunan, Schaeffler is building its first ever “Factory for tom... (posted 2017-12-04)


Motion Canada's TechCan Services Earns Two SKF Certifications
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has recently been authorized... (posted 2017-12-01)


The new website shows how easy cost-effective automation can be.

Igus Offers Insight into World of Low Cost Robotics
Today, robots dominate the manufacturing industry and are increasingly emerging in many other fields. Automation applications that grip, ... (posted 2017-11-30)


Rottach will provide strategic guidance to support continued improvement of operations at Lenze.

Lenze Americas Promotes Rottach to Executive Vice President of Operations
Lenze Americas, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, re... (posted 2017-11-29)


AdvantEdge's newest version brings improvements to the report generation feature among other updates.

Third Wave Systems AdvantEdge 7.4 Improves Report Generation Feature
The next release for AdvantEdge focuses on improvements related to the reporting generation feature, data collection and additional enhan... (posted 2017-11-28)


Visitors to Höganäs’s stand (K13) will have the opportunity to view and discuss powder metal transmission gear solutions and high power density electrical solutions.

Hoganas AB Showcases PM at CTI Symposium
Höganäs AB will showcase its range of sustainable metal powder solutions for future powertrains at CTI Symposium and Transmissi... (posted 2017-11-27)


Celera Motion provides an integrated mechatronic solution using the latest advanced technologies.

Celera Motion Offers New Motion Control Brochure
Celera Motion, a Novanta Company, has created a new brochure dedicated to innovative applications within mechatronic based motion control... (posted 2017-11-22)


Mitchell Metal Products recently received the first National Reshoring Award.

Mitchell Metal Products Receives First National Reshoring Award
Mitchell Metal Products of Merrill, WI has received the first National Reshoring Award in recognition of the company's success bringi... (posted 2017-11-21)


PTDA Reports Latest Numbers in Distributor Sales
The second quarter 2017 Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) show... (posted 2017-11-21)


EASA's Electric Motor Repair Accreditation Program Reaches Milestone
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Accreditation Program provides assurance to electric motor owners that repairs perfor... (posted 2017-11-20)


In mid-October, more than 400 international experts from the industry, along with journalists, came together at the company's German headquarters in Gross Berkel (near Hamelin) for the Future Day of Machine Manufacturing.

Lenze Celebrates 70 Years of Easy Machine Automation
Lenze, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, relies on t... (posted 2017-11-17)


In total, 32 suppliers now meet the strict premium criteria and have their Premium Suppliers status confirmed for the next two years.

Continental and Schaeffler Award Premium Supplier Status to Six Companies
On November 8, Continental and Schaeffler staged their fourth joint Premium Supplier Day in Frankfurt am Main. Continental and Schaeffler... (posted 2017-11-16)


Contents include length measurements, angle measurements, and tool and workpiece setup and measurements.

Heidenhain Catalog Shows Latest Motion Control Component Advances
From fundamentals and processes in Heidenhain's state-of-the-art development of precision measurement components to an overview of th... (posted 2017-11-15)


PTDA Welcomes Six New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/... (posted 2017-11-14)


Occupying an area of more than 40,000 square meters, Schaeffler's new logistics center will assemble and package automotive spare parts kits and repair solutions.

Schaeffler Announces New Logistics Center in Germany
The board of managing directors of Schaeffler AG and its supervisory board have signed off on a 180 million-euro investment to build a ne... (posted 2017-11-13)


Services include inspection and engineering evaluation, repair and design upgrades and replacement requirements.

Zollern Teams with Pioneer Motor Bearing Co. in North America
The Zollern Group's Plain Bearing Technology division has entered into an exclusive technology license agreement with Pioneer Motor B... (posted 2017-11-10)


PTDA Foundation Supports Distribution Careers
Recruiting, hiring, retaining and training employees continues to be an overwhelming challenge for industrial distributors. The collabora... (posted 2017-11-09)


The second Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to SKF USA, Inc. for the SKF Multilog Online System IMx-8.

BSA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners
On October 16, 2017, BSA President, Brian Davis, B&D Industrial, presented the Annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service b... (posted 2017-11-08)


Tim Hanna, VP of Business Development.

PRAB Renews Partnership with EVALED
PRAB Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for processing metal scrap and spent fluids as well ... (posted 2017-11-07)


The DOE announced a total of $25 million in grants to enable innovative electrical motors used in manufacturing, of which Marathon Motors received $1 million to develop a rare-earth element-free motor.

Regal Announces DOE Grant for Marathon Motors Division
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced that its Marathon Motors division has been awarded a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for res... (posted 2017-11-06)


Throughout the company's 40-year history in Ohio, Schaeffler has expanded the Wooster campus 20 times, growing from 27,000 square feet to over 800,000 square feet.

Schaeffler Celebrates Anniversary and Capital Investments in Ohio
For 40 years, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. – a global automotive and industrial supplier – has invested in the United States, wi... (posted 2017-11-03)


 Located at Bosch Rexroth's Fountain Inn, SC plant, the R&D and Applications Engineering vehicle test area can be used to ensure newly purchased machinery is thoroughly tested against safety standards, as well as, confirm endurance levels.

Bosch Rexroth Unveils New Vehicle Test Area in South Carolina
Bosch Rexroth recently to unveiled its plan to open a vehicle test area in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. As a significant asset to resear... (posted 2017-11-02)


Rexnord Announces Comprehensive U.S. Service Network
Rexnord is proud to announce the Rexnord Industrial Service Network (RIS), formerly Falk Renew. Offering the largest network of gear driv... (posted 2017-11-01)


Jim Williams

PTDA Announces 2018 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2018 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the annual busines... (posted 2017-10-31)


Oerlikon Graziano presented a technical speech on October 9th under the session Electric Power Trains, (Innovations and Developments) about its latest multispeed transmissions for electric drives, 2SED and 4SED.

Oerlikon Graziano Attends EVS30 Congress in Stuttgart
One of the most important European events dedicated to EV technologies, the EVS30 Congress highlighted the latest research projects, tech... (posted 2017-10-30)


Stacy Lenard

Motion Industries Names Lenard Vice President/General Manager in Dallas
Motion Industries, Inc. has named Stacy Lenard Vice President/General Manager of the Company’s Dallas Division – effective Oc... (posted 2017-10-27)


The invention of highly technical projects such as the tramway here in front of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin at Putinki in Moscow, 1899 highlights Siemen's manufacturing history.

Siemens Celebrates 170 Years of Innovation
On October 12, 1847, Johann Georg Halske and Werner von Siemens founded Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske in Berlin. In doi... (posted 2017-10-17)


Nations has been an active and committed PTDA and PTDA Foundation volunteer for over 30 years.

PTDA Honors Andy Nations with Warren Pike Award
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Andy Nations, CEO, B&D Industrial (Macon, Ga.), the 27th recipient o... (posted 2017-10-16)


Bonfiglioli hopes the blog serves as a great information source for all readers.

Bonfiglioli Develops Moment of Force Blog
Bonfiglioli recently launched their new blog, Moment of Force. The purpose of the blog is to share relevant and interesting 'forces&#... (posted 2017-10-13)


The timetable for the development of SKF's European High-Speed Aeronautical Bearings Test Center will be aligned with SKF customer roadmaps, and with the European Clean Sky 2 program, for which SKF has been selected for several projects.

SKF Creating New European Aeronautical Test Center
The new European High-Speed Aeronautical Bearings Test Center, located at the SKF Aeroengine site in Valenciennes, France, will enable fu... (posted 2017-10-12)


This guide details the linear motion components available from LM76 that are FDA/UDSA/3A-Dairy compliant.

LM76 Offers Bearings Selection Guide for OEMs and Maintenance Professionals
Food processing and beverage washdown areas are unique environments that undergo harsh treatment from high pressure washers, steam, and a... (posted 2017-10-11)


Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) has announced their advancements in proven test technology offering expanded test opportunities for low-cost, proof-of-concept research.

Napoleon Engineering Services Announces Rolling-Contact Fatigue and Wear Testing
The largest independent bearing testing and inspection facility in the United States, Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) has announced t... (posted 2017-10-10)


GACC Announces Apprenticeship Award 2017
The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) are proud to announce the first “Apprenticeship Award” to honor outstanding ... (posted 2017-10-09)


 Organizations in manufacturing, mining, pulp &paper, food & beverage, and other process industries use Seeq Workbench to rapidly find analyze time series data leading to better production outcomes including improved asset availability, product quality, and process efficiency.

Seeq Partners with Tableau to Enhance Process Manufacturing Data
Seeq Corporation, a software application for process manufacturing organizations to rapidly wrangle, investigate, and share insights on p... (posted 2017-10-06)


Bosch Rexroth's U.S. business, starting from a small warehouse in 1967, celebrates 50 years of continuous operation in the United States.

Bosch Rexroth Celebrates 50 Years in the United States
2017 marks Bosch Rexroth’s 50th year of continuous operation in the United States. Starting with a small office in Easton, Pennsylv... (posted 2017-10-05)


EPTDA Celebrates 20th Annual Convention in Rome
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) proudly celebrated this year its 20th Annual Convention, at the prestigious ... (posted 2017-10-04)


Regal Offers Tour for MFG Day Event
Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission ... (posted 2017-10-03)


 The 200,000-sq.-ft. facility is located in Southeastern Iowa about 50 miles south of Iowa City, Iowa.

Continental Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Mount Pleasant, Iowa Plant
Continental’s Mount Pleasant, Iowa, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for industrial and automotive hose pro... (posted 2017-10-02)


Siemens Enters Agreement to Acquire Infolytica Corporation
Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica Corporation, expanding the company’s simulation ... (posted 2017-09-29)


Particulates from the linear mechanics can cause critical errors in an application.

How to Specify Precision Linear Mechanics for a Cleanroom Environment
Many applications in the life sciences, semiconductor, electronics manufacturing, and other industries require a cleanroom environment to... (posted 2017-09-28)


Schaeffler has once again expanded its global footprint at universities by officially inaugurating a Schaeffler Hub for Advanced Research (SHARE) at Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU).

Schaeffler Expands Cooperation with Southwest Jiaotong University
Schaeffler is broadening its cooperation in the research and development of axlebox bearings for railway vehicles by adding a research te... (posted 2017-09-27)


 PTO clutch brakes are primarily used to engage and disengage a rotating blade on outdoor power equipment.

Ogura Creates PTO Clutch Brake Video
Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how PTO clutch brakes work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component pa... (posted 2017-09-26)


Christophe Dominiak

Dana Names New Chief Technology Officer
Dana Incorporated has announced that it has selected Christophe Dominiak to serve as its new senior vice president and chief technology o... (posted 2017-09-25)


ScottMadden Partners with SEWC to Examine Wind Potential
ScottMadden, Inc., and the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) have partnered in an effort to better understand the opportunities and barr... (posted 2017-09-22)


The new facility in Downers Grove, Illinois is expected to be completed by 2019.

Rexnord Announces Plans for Aerospace Facility in Downers Grove
The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation (DGEDC) announced today that Rexnord Corporation will build a new manufacturing facili... (posted 2017-09-21)


Dr. Hubert Lienhard

Voith Announces Management Changes
The Shareholders' Committee of Voith Management GmbH has decided about the succession of Dr. Hubert Lienhard, long-standing president... (posted 2017-09-20)


JW Winco Launches New Logo and Company Website
JW Winco, Inc., a Ganter Company, launches an evolved company logo and website to reflect their commitment to continued growth and leader... (posted 2017-09-19)


Gearbox and Gear Motor Market Set for Steady Growth
The global gearboxes and gear motors market is witnessing steady growth, augmented by the adoption of more energy-efficient gearboxes and... (posted 2017-09-18)


Bill Jacobs is the director of member services at IDC-USA.

IDC-USA Adds Director of Member Services
IDC-USA is very pleased to announce the addition of Bill Jacobs as director of member services. Jacobs is a graduate of Xavier University... (posted 2017-09-15)


IPS Opens New Warehouse and Field Office in Iowa
Integrated Power Services (IPS), a North American leader in the service and repair of electric motors, generators and mechanical power tr... (posted 2017-09-14)


NIBA and PTDA Joint Summit will be held as Scheduled
Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma caused much damage across the Caribbean and up Florida's west coast. Our thoughts are with those who... (posted 2017-09-13)


Primary Industrial Control Index (top), Primary Industrial Control and Adjustable Speed Drive Index (bottom).

NEMA's Industrial Controls Indexes Increase in First Quarter
NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls index showed a 0.5 percent decrease in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter ... (posted 2017-09-12)


Boston Gear has a new video on its Series 700 gearboxes.

Boston Gear Offers Series 700 Lubrication Video
A new informative video has been produced by Boston Gear to help reduce Series 700 worm gear speed reducer failures and premature wear du... (posted 2017-09-11)


Jim Rundo has been hired as sales manager at Magnet Applications.

Magnet Applications Hires Sales Manager
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic technical assemblies to the au... (posted 2017-09-08)


3D nesting in Siemens NX allows users to maximize the number of prints that can be executed within the build volume of the HP Multi Jet Fusion printer.

Siemens and HP Inc. Partner on 3D Printing Solutions
Building on a longstanding partnership, HP Inc. and Siemens are accelerating 3D printing for industrial production through the creation o... (posted 2017-09-07)


EPTDA Welcomes Three New Members
“Nearly 20 new member companies have been added in the last 10 months, and most of these newcomers will be introduced and welcomed ... (posted 2017-09-06)


Brian Gustafson has 15 years of diversified design and manufacturing engineering experience.

Forest City Gear Welcomes Process Engineer
Forest City Gear has added Brian Gustafson to its growing team of process engineers, with responsibility for creating the routings, machi... (posted 2017-09-05)


To address the changing security landscape, Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have entered a global partnership to foster the awareness for industrial security needs and global standards.

Siemens Partners with ISA to Foster Awareness of Industrial Cybersecurity
As threats to automation equipment are always changing and evolving, so too is the protection concepts for industrial plants. To address ... (posted 2017-09-01)


The 375,000-sq.-ft. facility rests on a 110-acre plot of land about 30 miles northwest of Columbus, Ohio.

Continental Celebrates 50th Anniversary for Marysville, Ohio Plant
Continental’s Marysville, Ohio, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for conveyor belting products, celebrated ... (posted 2017-08-31)


These videos are user-friendly, computer-based training lessons that are effective, time efficient, instruction that can be performed anytime or anywhere there is a computer or mobile device.

Yaskawa America Introduces eLearning Module for Drive Basics
Yaskawa Americas recently released a Drive Basics eLearning module on its website. This eLearning module provides a basic understanding o... (posted 2017-08-30)


WABCO Acquires Sheppard
WABCO Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial ve... (posted 2017-08-29)


Chad Phillips has been appointed director of sales - key accounts.

Stauff Appoints New Director of Sales - Key Accounts
Stauff Corporation announces the appointment of Chad Phillips to the new position of director of sales – key accounts. With his sol... (posted 2017-08-25)


The German Aerotech building joins a dedicated United Kingdom building, as well as a network of offices and representatives in support of European customers.

Aerotech Expands in Germany
Aerotech celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Aerotech Germany office in Fürth, Germany. Construction and relocation to the new... (posted 2017-08-24)


The CCEFP offers an ongoing monthly webinar series on fluid power.

CCEFP Offers Monthly Fluid Power Webinar Series
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Webinar Series is a monthly forum highlighting research, workforce and special t... (posted 2017-08-23)


Siemens eHighway system offers an economical transportation solution.

Siemens Presents the Economical and Efficient eHighway
What if you could power road freight transport with electricity? Siemens’ eHighway system combines the efficiency of the railroad w... (posted 2017-08-22)


ABMA Introduces U.S. Bearing Brand Protection Handbook
The ABMA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee has put together the U.S. Bearing Brand Protection Handbook. The committee, led by 2016 chair, The... (posted 2017-08-21)


A3 Automation Reports Growth for North American Robotics Market
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced the results of its research on robotics and automation trends, sales, and gro... (posted 2017-08-18)


New product search filters allow users to find the motor they're looking for more efficiently.

Regal Debuts New Website for Marathon Motors
Regal Beloit Corporation has launched a new Marathon Motors website for the North American region. The new website contains signific... (posted 2017-08-17)


Two state-of-the-art classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using our exclusive SinuTrain software and SINUMERIK CNC simulators.

Siemens Expands Technical Application Center in its Elk Grove Facility
With digitalization and the rapid changes in technology, training is more important than ever to keep employees’ skills up to date ... (posted 2017-08-16)


DESCH has opened an office in Akron, Ohio.

DESCH Group Announces U.S. Office
DESCH is a family-owned company with over 111 years of experience in the field of modern mechanical and plant engineering. As a market-le... (posted 2017-08-11)


Camp GADget introduces young women to manufacturing opportunities.

Gadget Girls Visit Principal Manufacturing Corporation
On July 19th, 35 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 visited ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) company Principa... (posted 2017-08-10)


Standard Locknut Introduces VP of Sales and Marketing
David White has joined Standard Locknut LLC as vice president of sales and marketing.  In this role, White will drive Standard Lockn... (posted 2017-08-09)


(Left to right) Mike Dupuis, EASA past chairman, and Art Anderson, award recipient.

EASA Presents Exceptional Achievement Service Award
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) honored Art Anderson as the 2017 recipient of the EASA Exceptional Achievement Servic... (posted 2017-08-08)


PTDA Welcomes Eight New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/... (posted 2017-08-07)


Eric Cheung

Lafert North America Appoints Sales Representative and Account Manager
Lafert North America, a manufacturer of metric AC Motors, metric gearboxes and coolant pumps, is pleased to announce the appointment of E... (posted 2017-08-04)


Doug Burnside

Yaskawa Motoman Appoints VP of North American Sales and Marketing
Yaskawa Motoman recently announced that Doug Burnside has been appointed Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing. In this po... (posted 2017-08-03)


HBM Holdings Acquires Schafer Industries
HBM Holdings (HBM) has announced that it has acquired Schafer Industries (Schafer) of South Bend, Indiana.  Schafer is a leading pro... (posted 2017-08-02)


Regal Beloit Introduces New Website Platform
Regal Beloit Corporation has launched a new, responsive website platform with significant upgrades, additional product features and a foc... (posted 2017-08-01)


Schaeffler AG and Fraunhofer have entered into a strategic partnership.

Schaeffler and Fraunhofer Sign Partnership Agreement
What do the factories and workplaces of the future look like? How can emission-free, intelligent mobility for tomorrow be created in incr... (posted 2017-07-31)


Ogura Creates Mobile Clutch Animation Video
Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how mobile clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component part... (posted 2017-07-28)


Timothy Ruiz is the new USA sales manager at Stiebel Drive Technology.

Stiebel Drive Technology Welcomes USA Sales Manager
Stiebel Drive Technology is now strengthening its sales expertise in the North American market with the appointment of Timothy Ruiz. The ... (posted 2017-07-26)


Motion Industries to Acquire Numatic Engineering
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agr... (posted 2017-07-21)


Explosion Proof Motor Classification by Hazardous Locations is available online.

Parker Offers Explosion Proof Motor Classification by Hazardous Locations
Explosion proof requirements for servo motors are dictated in the United States by UL674 and in Europe under the acronym of ATEX. Downloa... (posted 2017-07-20)


Magnet Applications Expands Online Tech Center and Launches Calculation Apps
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic assemblies to the automotive, ... (posted 2017-07-19)


The new 15,000-square-foot Customer Solutions facility will be located at 4028 Binion Way in Mason, Ohio.

Festo Opens Custom Assembly and Kitting Operations in Ohio
Festo, a manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation, will cl... (posted 2017-07-17)


The Mexico FA Center, located within Quertaro Office of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Opens Two Factory Automation Facilities
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation recently announced that its Mexico operations have established two new factory automation (FA) service fa... (posted 2017-07-14)


Motion control market by industry.

Global Motion Control Shipments Report Growth
Following a significant market decline in 2015, the global motion control market regained a concrete growth in 2016, totalling over $10.8... (posted 2017-07-13)


With the donation from Voith, 720 young women and girls will receive education in coding.

Voith Donates Toward Education Project in Tanzania
In its 150th anniversary year, Voith is donating 150,000 euro to the charity organization Theirworld to launch six new Voith Code Clubs i... (posted 2017-07-12)


ICP Discusses Industrial Distribution with Canadian Students
Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) made itself known to the over 550 competitors and estimated 10,000 student visitors at the 23rd annual S... (posted 2017-07-11)


PTDA Holds Successful 2017 Canadian Conference
With a 30 percent increase in distributor delegate registration, more networking opportunities for all, three dynamic speakers and a full... (posted 2017-07-10)


Ogura has been producing clutches and brakes since 1938.

Ogura Releases Spring Applied Brake Video
Ogura has created an instructional video on spring applied brakes.  The first part of the video is an animation showing how a spring... (posted 2017-07-07)


Prasan Samal

APMI Announces 2017 Fellow Award Recipients
APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mi... (posted 2017-07-06)


Global motion control market by industry.

IHS Markit Expects Global Motion Control to Return to Solid Growth
Following a significant market decline in 2015, the global motion control market regained a concrete growth in 2016, totalling over $10.8... (posted 2017-07-03)


Timken Acquires Groeneveld Group
The Timken Company has reached an agreement to acquire Groeneveld Group, a leading provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on... (posted 2017-06-30)


Niagara Gear Completes First Machining Cell
Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining c... (posted 2017-06-29)


EPTDA Welcomes Five New Members
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical power transmission and motion c... (posted 2017-06-28)


An Automotive-Transmission Grand Prize went to GKN Sinter Metals during the 2017 Design Excellence Awards.

MPIF Announces Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts
The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation ... (posted 2017-06-27)


Siemens Provides Light Rail Vehicles for Arizona
The urban transport company Phoenix Valley Metro Rail has ordered 11 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Siemens. These vehicles will ... (posted 2017-06-26)


IPS and Gefran join forces to offer repair service, field service and a master distribution channel.

IPS Signs Partnership Agreement with Gefran Drives
Integrated Power Services (IPS), North America’s leading provider of motor and generator repair services, field services and distri... (posted 2017-06-23)


LMI Aerospace Approves Merger Agreement with Sonaca Group
LMI Aerospace Inc. shareholders approved the merger agreement for the Sonaca Group’s acquisition of LMI. Under the terms of the agr... (posted 2017-06-22)


The new additive manufacturing facility gives Parker access to the newest printers, software and materials available.

Parker Opens Additive Manufacturing Facility
Parker Hannifin Corporation has opened a new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing learning and development center, located at Parker&r... (posted 2017-06-21)


Bosch Packaging Technology Awards Eriez-India with a 2017 Best Supplier Award
Bosch Packaging Technology awarded Eriez-India with a prestigious 2017 Best Supplier Award. According to Bosch, Eriez-India was selected ... (posted 2017-06-20)


The DC also houses a build shop, which offers fluid power conversion, gearbox assembly, cut rails and shafting, and valve assembly.

Motion Industries Opens New Dallas Distribution Center
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced the successful move to its newly built distribution center (DC) at 200 W. Trinity Boulevard, G... (posted 2017-06-16)


SKF remanufacturing services for industrial gearboxes provide timely and cost-effective solutions to refurbish and/or upgrade obsolete or damaged systems

SKF Remanufacturing Services Provide Timely and Cost-Effective Solutions
SKF remanufacturing services for industrial gearboxes provide cost-effective solutions to refurbish and/or upgrade obsolete or damaged sy... (posted 2017-06-15)


AGMA has announced the creation of two new committees: Emerging Technology and Industry Voice.

AGMA Announces Two New Member-Driven Committees
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced two new member-driven committees:  Emerging Technology and Industry Voi... (posted 2017-06-14)


Thomson FSI-style metric precision ball screw.

Thomson Collaborates with Research Team to Develop New Tesla Coil Designs
Thomson Industries has donated a high-precision ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michiga... (posted 2017-06-13)


Timken Named One of America's Best Large Employers
The Timken Company was recently named one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes magazine. The list includes 500 companies and n... (posted 2017-06-12)


The Automation Federation (a part of the International Society of Automation) works with government and industrial leaders to mitigate IACS security vulnerabilities.

Automation Federation Announces New Managing Director
The Automation Federation has hired renowned industrial control systems cybersecurity expert Marty Edwards as its new managing director. ... (posted 2017-06-09)


The building was developed in collaboration with the students, as part of a Malpighi La.B work group, led by architect Professor Lorenzo Raggi.

Robotics and Computer Science Lab Dedicated to Clementino Bonfiglioli
New Malpighi La.B headquarters - the Laboratory of Robotics, Computer Science, Design and 3D Design - recently opened its doors, in dedic... (posted 2017-06-08)


Shell Chemical Expansion on Track in Louisiana
Shell Chemical LP (Shell) is making good progress on the main construction of its fourth linear alpha olefins (AO) unit at its chemicals ... (posted 2017-06-07)


 Variable Frequency Drives is the 11th module in the Training To Go series.

TSC Introduces VFD E-Learning Module
Adding to their library of training Technical Sales and Consulting (TSC) has released their latest module "Variable Frequency Drives... (posted 2017-06-06)


MetalTek International Announces Safety Milestone
MetalTek International has announced that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division has surpassed two million man hours without a lost time inci... (posted 2017-06-05)


Schaeffler apprentices (in white shirts) celebrate in front of the companys regional headquarters in Fort Mill with a distinguished group of guests.

Schaeffler Celebrates Grand Opening of Fort Mill Manufacturing Plant Expansion
Schaeffler Group USA Inc., a global manufacturer of precision components for the industrial and automotive sectors whose South Carolina r... (posted 2017-06-02)


C&U Americas Honored by Hitachi Automotive Systems with 2016 Value Improvement Award.

C&U Americas Receives Value Improvement Award
C&U Americas recently received the 2016 Value Improvement Award from Hitachi Automotive Systems in recognition of outstanding value i... (posted 2017-05-31)


Slewing Gear.

Cone Drive European Expansion Results in Growth Opportunities
Cone Drive expanded its global footprint in early 2016 by establishing a sales office in Europe. The move has proven to be a resounding s... (posted 2017-05-30)


The Reshoring Initiative, in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association, has announced the First National Reshoring Award.

Reshoring Initiative Announces First National Reshoring Award
The Reshoring Initiative, in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), invites companies that have successfully resh... (posted 2017-05-26)


SKF Enlight QuickCollect makes it easy to collect and interpret machine data.

SKF Introduces Video on Enlight QuickCollect for Machine Monitoring
With SKF Enlight QuickCollect, it is now possible for anyone to monitor machine health without the need for extensive training or diagnos... (posted 2017-05-26)


ATIs Michigan facility is located at 4577 South Lapeer Road, Suite I, Orion Township 48359.

ATI Industrial Automation 2017 Technology Fair Set for August
ATI Industrial Automation will hold its Annual Technology Fair on August 10, 2017 at its Orion Township, Michigan facility. The one-day e... (posted 2017-05-25)


This full color catalog from Force Control Industries details the Posidyne line of clutch brakes.

Force Control Releases Posidyne Clutch Brakes Catalog
A new 16-page, full color catalog from Force Control Industries details the Posidyne line of clutch brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology... (posted 2017-05-24)


Oerlikon Graziano presented a paper entitled Modular P2-P3 Dedicated Hybrid Transmission for 48V and HV Applications during  CTI Symposium USA 2017.

Oerlikon Presents Paper at CTI Symposium USA 2017
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, presented its range of hybrid transm... (posted 2017-05-23)


Celebrating its 90th year as a market leader, Bauer Gear Motor, a part of Altra Industrial Motion Corporation, is continuing to showcase the innovation that has driven the business forward for nearly a century.

Bauer Gear Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation
Celebrating its 90th year as a market leader, Bauer Gear Motor, a part of Altra Industrial Motion Corporation, is continuing to showcase ... (posted 2017-05-22)


The Reshoring Initiative's 2016 report found the number of reshored jobs has finally eclipsed the number of offshored ones for the first time in years.

Reshoring Initiative Reports Reshoring Outnumbered Offshoring in 2016
For the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. The combined reshoring... (posted 2017-05-19)


Ogura has been producing clutches and brakes since 1938.

Ogura Creates Online Clutch and Brake Animation Videos
Ogura has created new animations showing how electromagnetic clutches and brakes work.  The animations show how electric current cre... (posted 2017-05-18)


Oerlikon Drive Systems India products include gears, shafts, ring gears, transaxles, planetary assemblies, welding parts and differentials for electric and hybrid cars.

Oerlikon Drive Systems India Gets Certified as Great Place to Work
Oerlikon Drive Systems India has been certified by Great Place to Work Institute - a global authority in building, sustaining and recogni... (posted 2017-05-17)


The expansion will bring more than 40 jobs to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Continental Invests in ContiTech PVC Competence Center
Technology company Continental is investing approximately $12 million in its ContiTech PVC hose business in North America and is expandin... (posted 2017-05-16)


The Reshoring Initiative is partnering with Return One Million Jobs for a $20 million campaign to bring jobs back to the States.

Reshoring Initiative Partners with Return One Million Jobs for Reshoring Campaign
Return One Million Jobs (ROMJ) was created to raise $20 million to bring one million manufacturing jobs to the U.S. from offshore. The pr... (posted 2017-05-15)


Bonfiglioli CEO Fausto Carboni recently discussed some of the latest innovations and projects during Hannover Messe 2017.

Bonfiglioli Preps for Expansion, Digitization and Market Growth
Bonfiglioli is one of the worldwide leaders in the manufacturing of gearboxes, gearmotors and drive systems. In the construction industry... (posted 2017-05-12)


Altair has received this award for outstanding achievement for the fourth year in a row and for the fifth time in the last seven years.

Altair Wins Boeing Performance Excellence Award
Altair’s product development services division Altair ProductDesign is honored to receive a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence... (posted 2017-05-11)


(Left to right) Embassy Counselor Simon-Pierre Rhaume, Managing Director Hans Wimmer, Canadian Ambassador Mark Bailey and Sales Manager Christian Kastinger.

B&R Receives Visit from Canadian Ambassador
Canadian Ambassador to Austria Mark Bailey recently visited industrial automation provider Bernecker + Rainer (B&R) in Eggelsberg. Me... (posted 2017-05-10)


Siemens is offering its customers from the manufacturing sector a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions under the digital enterprise umbrella.

Siemens Presents Arena of Digitalization in Electric Motor Plant
Electric motors for industrial use have been manufactured at the Siemens site in Bad Neustadt an der Saale for 80 years. Digitalization i... (posted 2017-05-09)


Schulte was elected to a three-year term by AGMA corporate members, effective   April 3, 2017.

Bonfiglioli's Schulte to Serve Three-Year Term on AGMA Board of Directors
Bonfiglioli USA, a subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., recently announced the election of President Greg Schulte to the board of ... (posted 2017-05-08)


The ANCA Group has appointed Graeme Billings as Board Chairman.

ANCA Confirms Appointment of Graeme Billings as Board Chairman
ANCA has announced its board has confirmed the appointment of an independent, non-executive chairman for the ANCA group board. Pat Bolan... (posted 2017-05-05)


Varvel USA is located near Atlanta, Georgia.

Varvel Opens U.S. Subsidiary in Georgia
Varvel has now inaugurated a new subsidiary in the United States. Varvel USA LLC confirms the group's interest in the flourishing Nor... (posted 2017-05-04)


Dana was awarded

Dana Announces Multiple OEM Supplier Awards
Dana Incorporated recently announced that the company earned major supplier awards from Manitou Group, John Deere, Hyster-Yale, and AGCO,... (posted 2017-05-03)


The Metric IM Mill Duty Series Cylinders are now available within Eatons 3D CAD configurator.

Eaton Expands 3D Catalog
Eaton continues to expand their 3D catalog. The Metric IM Mill Duty Series Cylinders are now available within Eaton’s 3D CAD config... (posted 2017-05-02)


IDEC Corp. Acquires APEM
IDEC Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial automation and control devices, recently announced the acquisition of APEM. Togeth... (posted 2017-04-21)


High-Performance Materials Institute Plays Role in Deep Space Exploration
Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute and the Florida A&M University–Florida State University C... (posted 2017-04-20)


Siemens Plans Global Logistics Headquarters in Dubai
Highlighting the importance of Dubai as a strategic logistics hub between East and West, North and South, Siemens has announced plans to ... (posted 2017-04-19)


Hundreds of Brother Gearmotors SKUs are now available for speedy delivery through this three-tiered delivery service.

Brother Gearmotors Introduces Expedited Delivery Service from Tennessee Manufacturing Facility
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2017-04-18)


Hydraulic Institute Partners with CIET
For the past 21 years, the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) has specialized in high quality energy management and energy eff... (posted 2017-04-14)


(Left to right) Don Underwood, TechnipFMC, and Fernando Bermudez, Sulzer.

TechnipFMC Recognized for Subsea Innovation
TechnipFMC, a longstanding engineering partner of Sulzer, has won the Hydraulic Institute Award for Innovation and Technology for its inn... (posted 2017-04-13)


AGMA Welcomes New Board Members
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently announced the election of Jim Bregi, president of Doppler Gear as the new AGM... (posted 2017-04-12)


In 2017, Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) is a Diamond Supplier at the national level and supports four regional teams.

Bishop-Wisecarver Celebrates 10 Years of FIRST Robotics Sponsorship
Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechat... (posted 2017-04-12)


This agreement provides numerous synergies between Motion Industries and Inenco Group in the industrial MRO category, through many shared customers and strategic suppliers.

Genuine Parts Announces Strategic Agreement with Inenco Group
Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that ... (posted 2017-04-11)


Timken Acquires Torsion Control Products
Timken recently announced that it has acquired Torsion Control Products, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered torsional couplings used in t... (posted 2017-04-10)


Gilman Precision Acquires Roller Precision Spindle Repair
Gilman Precision is pleased to announce the acquisition of Roller Precision Spindle Repair, owned by John Roller, who will join Gilman&rs... (posted 2017-04-07)


ABB Acquires B&R
ABB today announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architectur... (posted 2017-04-06)


The Kurt Hydraulics catalog contains hundreds of coupling styles ranging from braided hose couplings and spiral hose couplings to ultra high-pressure, non-skive couplings and Teflon couplings.

Kurt Hydraulics Publishes 2017 Catalog
Kurt announces publication of its 180-page catalog featuring an expanded and full line of standard hose and couplings designed for a broa... (posted 2017-04-05)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has recognized and honored Albert Huber, president, Patterson Pump Company, as its 2016 Lifetime Achievement... (posted 2017-04-04)


Chris Powles, head of electromechanical services for the EMEA at Sulzer (left) and Peter Wright, global product manager - ABB Motors and Generators Field Service Operations (right), sign the service agreement.

Sulzer and ABB Announce U.K. Service Agreement for Large Motors and Generators
As ABB’s first loyalty partner to provide workshop and repair services to its range of large motors and generators, Sulzer will pro... (posted 2017-03-31)


Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser recently accompanied German Chancellor Merkel on her visit with President Trump as part of Merkels business delegation.

Siemens Commits to American Manufacturing and Workforce Development
Siemens Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG, bolstered Siemens' strong commitment to strengthening American manufacturing dur... (posted 2017-03-30)


OptoForce's 6-axis force/torque sensors will be featured at Automate 2017 April 3-6 in Booth #469.

OptoForce Opens U.S. Office
Robotics company OptoForce recently opened a U.S. office missioned with bringing a much-needed sense of touch for robots. Already used su... (posted 2017-03-29)


The website includes design tips, case histories and distribution information.

Zero-Max Provides Web-to-CAD Design Solutions
Zero-Max has created a website where users can select, configure and view the exact Zero-Max coupling, torque limiter, variable speed mec... (posted 2017-03-28)


(Left to right) Pete Gaydon, Michael Coussens and Mick Cropper.

Hydraulic Institute Honors Coussens with Member of the Year Award
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) board of directors named Michael Coussens, director of development and chief engineer – Peerless Pump ... (posted 2017-03-24)


One recent program is an active rear wheel steering system (RWS) for a Formula Student Electric race car.

Maxon's Young Engineers Program Tackles Active Rear Wheel Steering
Starting something new is always difficult. This is particularly true for engineers who are trying to get a project off the ground. Often... (posted 2017-03-22)


Hydraulic Institute Offers Pump Energy Index Calculator
Calculating the Pump Energy Index (PEI) to comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) pump energy conservation standard released January,... (posted 2017-03-21)


Automate 2017 Announces US-China Robotics Forum
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced a joint US-China Robotics Forum to be held April 4 at the Automate 2017 ... (posted 2017-03-20)


Siemens Partners with ASME for E-Fest
In its ongoing effort to prepare engineering students for jobs in the digital enterprises of the future, Siemens’ product lifecycle... (posted 2017-03-17)


The ZF plant in Witten.

ZF Opens European Service Center
The opening of ZF’s first European Service Center in Witten/Germany will focus on service and customer orientation in the industria... (posted 2017-03-16)


Twin Disc expects to continue shipping transmission systems throughout 2017.

Twin Disc Announces Multiple Orders for Oil and Gas Transmission Systems
Twin Disc, Inc. recently announced it recently received multiple new orders from North American pressure pumping customers for the C... (posted 2017-03-15)


NEMA Standard Adds Efficiency Test for Air-Over Motors
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released a new efficiency test method for air-over (AO) motors as part of its MG... (posted 2017-03-14)


A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced the eight finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. The ... (posted 2017-03-13)


John Burch will be Bison's CEO effective May 1, 2017

Bison Appoints Chief Executive Officer
The board of directors of Bison Gear & Engineering are pleased to announce the appointment of John Burch as chief executive officer o... (posted 2017-03-10)


Bob Boyle

IDC-USA Welcomes Bob Boyle as Executive Vice President
IDC-USA has announced the addition of Bob Boyle as executive vice president. Boyle is a graduate of Texas A&M University with an engi... (posted 2017-03-09)


NFPA Forms Strategic Alliance with FIRST
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) recently started a strategic alliance collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recogniti... (posted 2017-03-08)


MPIF Redesigns PickPM Website
The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Industry Development Board (IDB) has completed a redesign of the PickPM.com website. ... (posted 2017-03-07)


Jim Rowell

Nook Announces Jim Rowell as COO
Nook Industries recently announced Jim Rowell as its new chief operations officer. In this position, Rowell is responsible for overs... (posted 2017-03-06)


The drawing tool is now available for the Parker BE, MPP, MPJ, and P- Series motors, and for PV gearheads.

Parker Releases Interactive Drawing Tool
Parker Electromechanical and Drives Division has released a new interactive drawing tool. The same drawing tool that was launched for PS,... (posted 2017-03-03)


PTDA Accepting Nominations for Wendy B. McDonald Award
The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald Award recognizes a woman who has established herself as a critical contributor to her compa... (posted 2017-03-02)


Parker Acquires Clarcor Inc.
Parker Hannifin Corporation has completed its acquisition of Clarcor Inc., a major manufacturer of filtration products, for approximately... (posted 2017-03-01)


Custom Machine & Tool has launched a new interactive website.

Custom Machine & Tool Launches New Website
Custom Machine & Tool Co., Inc., (CMT) a leading USA manufacturer in the power transmission and motion control products industry, rec... (posted 2017-02-28)


PTDA Foundation Launches Vanguard Campaign
The Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) initiative—founded and significantly funded by the PTDA Foundation—connected with c... (posted 2017-02-27)


Ritter Technology Acquires Primet Fluid Company
Ritter Technology, LLC has acquired Primet Fluid Power Company located in Hammond, Indiana. This acquisition strengthens Ritter's com... (posted 2017-02-24)


MCMA Reports Growth on Global Motion Control Shipments
Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3 percent to $3.3 billion in 2016, according to new statistics released by t... (posted 2017-02-23)


SKF actively supports law enforcement globally to stop the trade of counterfeit SKF products. This trade is illegal and may lead to substantial fines or imprisonment.

SKF Destroys 15 Tons of Fake Bearings
SKF has recently completed legal proceedings against a dealer of counterfeit bearings in Greece. Initiated in 2009, a total of 15 tons of... (posted 2017-02-22)


SDP/SI has expanded its machining capacity and improved lead times.

SDP/SI Moves to New Manufacturing Facility
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) has begun operations in a brand new world-class facility designed to greatly improve ef... (posted 2017-02-21)


Gleason Acquires KISSsoft AG
Gleason Corporation has announced that it has acquired KISSsoft AG, located in Bubikon, Switzerland. KISSsoft is a leader in the developm... (posted 2017-02-16)


The Industrial Internet Consortium has published version 1.8 of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, a document meant to lay out standards, concepts and best practices related to the Industrial Internet of Things.

Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes Industrial Internet Reference Architecture v1.8
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, member-driven organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial I... (posted 2017-02-16)


Linear motion users have an additional tool with THK's Online Resource Center.

THK Introduces Online Resource Center
THK America, Inc. has developed an online Resource Center packed with the latest industry insight and information. Built into the naviga... (posted 2017-02-16)


KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version is now available for a test license.

KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version is Available for Testing
The KISSsoft 03/2017 Beta Version has now been released for a test run. The final release will be available April 24th, 2017 - just in ti... (posted 2017-02-15)


Craig Williams has joined AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) as Technical Training Manager.

AMETEK Solidstate Controls Appoints Technical Training Manager
Craig Williams, a 16-year veteran of the power quality industry, has joined AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) as technical training manage... (posted 2017-02-14)


 Bernie Hurda is the new director of sales at Brother Gearmotors.

Brother Gearmotors Hires Director of Sales
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2017-02-13)


Lenze Receives Team Leadership Award
Lenze has been recognized by Automation World magazine with a First Team Leader in Automation Award for drives technology. The 2016 recip... (posted 2017-02-09)


James P. Adams

MPIF Appoints New Executive Director and CEO
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International (APMI) have selected industry veteran James P. Adams to succeed C. J... (posted 2017-02-08)


Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Assets of Argo International in New Jersey
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment distributor and service provider headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, recently announc... (posted 2017-02-08)


Mike Fox is the new Western regional manager at Force Control.

Force Control Announces New Western Regional Manager
Force Control Industries announces the addition of Mike Fox as new Western regional manager, supporting reps and distributors, OEM and in... (posted 2017-02-07)


From left to right: Scott Fahey, Jim Mugford, Darayus Pardivala, Daniel Bischofberger and Gary Benard.

Sulzer Breaks Ground on Texas Pump Facility
As part of the company’s continued investment program, Sulzer is building a new, state-of-the-art pump services facility in Pasaden... (posted 2017-02-06)


Sean Hazelton has been appointed managing director in Canada for Timken's process industries and mobile businesses.

Timken Appoints Managing Director of Canadian Operation
The Timken Company has announced the appointment of Sean Hazelton to managing director for Canada for the company's process indu... (posted 2017-02-03)


Stauff Announces New Michigan Location
Jeff Behling, president and CEO of Stauff Corporation, recently announced the move of its Ann Arbor location to a much larger 52,000 sq. ... (posted 2017-02-02)


Eriez manufactures through 12 international facilities located on six continents.

Eriez Celebrates 75 Years in 2017
2017 marks 75 years in business for Erie, PA-based Eriez. From humble beginnings in 1942, Eriez has evolved into a world leader in separa... (posted 2017-02-01)


NEMA Reports Guarded Optimism Regarding Business Conditions for 2017
Mixed in with guarded optimism, panel comments also noted some market softness and uncertainty about the policy course being charted by W... (posted 2017-01-31)


Standard lead times for V-Class unit sizes 107-167 begin at four weeks.

Rexnord Offers Shorter Standard Lead Times for Falk V-Class
Rexnord has established new, shorter standard lead times for products and accessories within the Falk V-Class Gear Drive portfolio, ... (posted 2017-01-30)


PTDA Welcomes Seven New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed seven new member companies. Distributor MembersAcme Armatur... (posted 2017-01-27)


Customer demand led Elmo Motion Control to triple production in Israel and open a facility in Poland.

Elmo Motion Control Expands Operations
Elmo commenced product manufacturing in Poland in Q2 2015. The new EU production facility is part of Elmo's strategic plan to enhance... (posted 2017-01-26)


A3 Launches Trade Association in Mexico
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced that it is forming a not-for-profit trade association that is specifically de... (posted 2017-01-25)


The course modules will introduce digital manufacturing and design technologies, which use data to connect and improve each stage of the manufacturing process.

DMDII Opens Online Digital Manufacturing Courses
Enrollment has opened for the first three online courses of a 10-course “101” series focused on harnessing data to make Ameri... (posted 2017-01-24)


Ralph Rosa has been appointed president of Lenze Americas.

Rosa Named President of Lenze Americas
Lenze SE, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drive, motion control and automation technologies, recently annou... (posted 2017-01-23)


LMI Aerospace has recently filled two executive positions.

LMI Aerospace Appoints Jay Inman President of Engineering Services, Keith Schrader Vice President of Operations
LMI Aerospace Inc. has appointed Jay Inman as president of engineering services, a role he had been serving on an interim basis since Sep... (posted 2017-01-20)


Donald Hunkel

Gilman Hires Application Engineer
Gilman Precision, manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems based in Grafton, WI, is pleased to announce Donald Hunkel ... (posted 2017-01-19)


Altra Completes Acquisition of Stromag
Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, an... (posted 2017-01-18)


The new white paper is titled, Acceleration Enveloping to Detect Bearing Damage.

Hansford Sensors Publishes White Paper on Early Bearing Failure Detection
Hansford Sensors, a manufacturer of vibration monitoring equipment, has published a new white paper that reveals how to use envelope sign... (posted 2017-01-17)


Nuttall Gear will provide nuclear safety-related components directly to its large base of installed product in nuclear power facilities around the world.

Nuttall Gear Implements NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program
Nuttall Gear has announced its implementation of the NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program. This program allows Nuttall Gear to provide... (posted 2017-01-16)


NEMA Publishes 2017 Electrical Standards Catalog
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published the 2017 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products G... (posted 2017-01-13)


Matthias Zink

Zink Takes Over as CEO Automotive at Schaeffler AG
Matthias Zink has assumed his position as a member of the executive board of Schaeffler AG as of January 1, 2017. He is as Co-CEO Automot... (posted 2017-01-12)


E. J. Kubick

MetalTek Names Kubick COO
MetalTek International has promoted E. J. Kubick into the position of chief operating officer. Kubick has served MetalTek in a variety of... (posted 2017-01-11)


Christoph Schnmetzler, CEO of In-Tech Automotive Engineering.

In-Tech Hires 100th Associate in the United States
In-Tech recently announced that its center in Greer, South Carolina, just appointed its 100th associate. In 2013, the U.S. In-Tech affili... (posted 2017-01-10)


Joel Neidig (left) and Daniel Neidig represented ITAMCO recently in Washington D.C.

ITAMCO Attends White House Event
ITAMCO attended an event at the White House hosted by the National Economic Council on Wednesday, December 21. The function was held in r... (posted 2017-01-09)


EPTDA Welcomes Six New Members
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical power transmission and motion c... (posted 2017-01-06)


Schaeffler Expands Expertise in Electric Mobility
The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler recently concluded a purchase contract with Semikron International GmbH for the acquisi... (posted 2017-01-05)


Pictured left to right: Jeff Izenstark - executive vice president, Adam Kerman - account manager, Jason Kerman - creative director, Josh Kerman - student, Rick Kerman - president & CEO (Photo: Business Wire).

Steiner Electric Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary
Electrical, industrial, and generator distributor Steiner Electric is proud to announce it has reached a major milestone that few compani... (posted 2017-01-04)


Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires C&C Industrial and Midway Industrial Supply
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, recently announc... (posted 2017-01-03)