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College of DuPage student Josie Suter says some of the College's most beneficial features come from the wide variety of extracurricular activities available to students.

Engineering Student Finds Leadership Opportunities at College of DuPage
COD student Josie Suter has gained industry experience and leadership opportunities through the engineering program at College of DuPag... (posted 2018-05-18)


The Bonfiglioli Evolution Office Building and Plant.

Bonfiglioli Lays Cornerstone for Evolution Project
Evolution is a new goal for significant transformation and growth that Bonfiglioli Riduttori has developed over the past 10 years. It l... (posted 2018-05-17)


The PVE-EX is the newest addition to the Danfoss Power Solutions modular design concept, giving machine designers the freedom to configure the valve to meet the exact demands of the application and installation requirements.

Danfoss Power Solutions Obtains UL Certification for PVE-EX Actuator
Danfoss Power Solutions has secured UL certification for both the United States and Canada for its explosion-proof PVE-EX electrohydrau... (posted 2018-05-14)


Ellen Holladay

BSA Presents Ellen Holladay with Lifetime Achievement Award
Motion Industries recently announced that Ellen Holladay, the company’s SVP, chief information officer and operational excellence o... (posted 2018-05-11)


Darayus Pardivala, President Americas, Rotating Equipment Services presents the check to Don Sweat, President & CEO for Today's Harbor for Children.

Sulzer Raises Money for Children's Charity
Sulzer Turbo Services annual Hack Attack golf tournament, which is held at the Golf Club of Houston, has raised $80,000 this year for the... (posted 2018-05-10)


The 6th Vector Awards were held at Hannover messe 2018.

Washington Company Wins Vector Award from Igus
Cordoba Technologies of Washington state won a vector award from Igus for the development of a new robotic toolbar that serves the cent... (posted 2018-05-09)


Jesus Monforte is sales director at NKE.

NKE Hires New Sales Director
NKE Austria GmbH has a new sales director. Jesús Monforte, a qualified engineer and MBA, has extensive international experience in... (posted 2018-05-08)


Gear testing includes investigation and optimization of gear acoustics, tooth root strength, scuffing analysis and more.

Gear Testing at Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation Delivers Timely, Efficient Results
Experimental proof of load carrying capacity, excitation behavior or efficiency is obligatory in the development process of most transm... (posted 2018-05-07)


With MindSphere, Siemens has developed a cloud-based open IoT operating system with high performance capability to meet this growing demand.

MindSphere World Makes Successful Trade Fair Debut at Hannover Messe
The maiden outing of the "MindSphere World e.V." user organization on the Siemens booth at this year's Hannover Messe was a... (posted 2018-05-04)


AVX Corporation Wins Supplier Excellence Award
AVX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, ... (posted 2018-05-03)


Dana Rexroth announced in January 2018 that the long-drop version of the HVT2 is now available to OEMs for pre-production testing on motor grader applications.

Dana Rexroth Supports European Emissions Regulations
Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems recently announced that the company is actively working with engine manufacturers in the off-highway in... (posted 2018-05-02)


(Left to right) Rob McKeel, GE Automation and Controls and Udo Aull, SEW-Eurodrive.

GE and SEW-Eurodrive Partner on Automation Portfolio
Customers of GE Power’s Automation and Controls business and SEW-Eurodrive will soon be able to benefit from each other’s b... (posted 2018-05-01)


Electromate Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada
Electromate Inc. is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada.  This lis... (posted 2018-04-30)


In addition to aerial work platforms, Dana is actively developing hybrid and electric drive solutions for numerous wheeled and tracked vehicles in the construction, mining, material-handling, and aircraft ground support industries.

Dana Unveils Construction, Off-Highway Market Strategy
Dana Incorporated recently revealed new technologies in support of the rapidly evolving development of hybrid- and electric-powered const... (posted 2018-04-27)


Alpha Process Control is developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems faced by customers, enabling them to get more insight out of their process data in a shorter amount of time.

Seeq Partner Alpha Process Control Presents Data Analytics in Asia
Seeq partner Alpha Process Control recently attended the Asia Refining  Technology Conference (ARTC) on April 23-25 in Kuala Lumpur ... (posted 2018-04-26)


Smart manufacturing requires flexible production systems and cross-platform, cross-industry applications, however this demands large-scale real-time industrial communications networks which present significant challenges for operators.

Smart Manufacturing Initiative Announced at Hannover Messe 2018
At Hannover Messe 2018, more than 20 international organizations and leading industry vendors jointly announced the "Time-Sensitive ... (posted 2018-04-25)


Seeq to Sponsor CSIA Executive Conference
Seeq will join more than 500 control system integrators from around the globe on April 24-27 in San Francisco for the Control System In... (posted 2018-04-23)


Altra Industrial Motion Offers Power Transmission Solutions for Vertical Lift Systems
Altra Industrial Motion supplies technically advanced clutches and brakes, geared motors, speed reducers, couplings, controls and senso... (posted 2018-04-20)


 Super-precision, high-speed spindle bearings manufactured by Schaeffler in Danbury, CT.

Schaeffler Celebrates 75 years of Manufacturing Excellence and Growth in Connecticut
The Schaeffler Group celebrated the 75th anniversary of its Danbury manufacturing operations located in Connecticut. In just the past 15 ... (posted 2018-04-19)


Joel Fernandes

Lafert North America Appoints Inside Sales Team Members
Lafert North America, a manufacturer of metric AC Motors, metric gearboxes and coolant pumps, is pleased to announce the appointment of J... (posted 2018-04-18)


Bearings Limited Puts Independent Distributors First with IDC-USA
Bearings Limited has provided, through distribution, a full line of bearings and power transmission products for over 70 years. With a ... (posted 2018-04-17)


Erik Spurling

Forest City Gear Adds Director of Sales
Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as director of sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and... (posted 2018-04-16)


Custom mechatronic solutions are featured in the new Celera Motion brochure.

Celera Motion Introduces New Brochure with Mechatronic-Based Motion Control
Celera Motion, A Novanta Company has created a new brochure dedicated to innovative applications within mechatronic-based motion contro... (posted 2018-04-16)


Pump Systems Matter Announces New Members
Pump Systems Matter (PSM) announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Jen Muir, P.E., president, JKMuir and Ga... (posted 2018-04-13)


QA1 Official Sponsor of USCA GTV Class
QA1 is proud to partner with the Ultimate Street Car Association (USCA) to sponsor the GTV class during the OPTIMA Search for the Ultim... (posted 2018-04-11)


DSD Inc. has established test capabilities with the opening of a new facility at its Michigan premises, including a loaded transmission efficiency test rig .

Drive System Design Opens Test Facility on Improving Driveline Efficiency
A new test facility has been developed in Michigan to help vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers increase the efficiency of vehicle... (posted 2018-04-10)


Building on this success, the NSK Group will continue to pursue the global expansion of its automotive businesses.

NSK Inaugurates New Plant in Mexico
NSK Ltd. recently announced that NSK-Warner K.K. (NWC; Headquarters: Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO: Sakae Kuwash... (posted 2018-04-09)


Both partners are investing in the joint venture, primarily to build a new workshop for locomotives.

Siemens and Mitsui Rail Capital Europe Form Joint Locomotion Venture
Siemens and Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), a full-service locomotive leasing company, have agreed to found a joint venture for the se... (posted 2018-04-06)


Windpower 2018 will feature speakers with innovative ideas that will continue to strengthen the industry.

Windpower 2018 Celebrates Success in Midwest
Wind energy is breaking records in the Midwest. Wind provided 60 percent of the region’s electric needs earlier this month. America... (posted 2018-04-05)


Gudel Becomes First Member of A3 Mexico
Güdel, a global manufacturer of linear motion modules, robot track motion units and gantry robots and components, is pleased to anno... (posted 2018-04-04)


The EUROMAP 84 working group is currently working on a specification for communication between extrusion lines and MES systems based on the open OPC UA standard.

EUROMAP Interfaces for Industry 4.0
The plastics industry is one step closer to a unified standard for communication between extrusion lines and MES systems. In a meeting he... (posted 2018-04-03)


MCMA Offers Motor and Motion Courses
MCMA Motor & Motion College courses are offered for presentation at your company location. Topics cover a variety of aspects of ele... (posted 2018-04-02)


RIA Discusses Growing Trends in Service Robots
The 2018 Winter Olympics brought service robots to the world stage like never before. Some 85 robots punctuated the games in Pyeongchang.... (posted 2018-03-30)


IDC-USA Adds Brewer Machine & Gear to Marketplace
Known as the “original” line of universal tensioners, idlers, and positioners, Brewer Machine & Gear Co. was the first ... (posted 2018-03-29)


EPTDA Opens Registration for Annual Convention in London
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical Power Transmission and Motion... (posted 2018-03-28)


Thomson Industries Presents the Smart Actuator Webinar Series.

Thomson to Host Smart Actuator Webinar Series for Design Engineers
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, is hosting a series of technical webinars that w... (posted 2018-03-27)


Hydraulic Institute Announces Board of Directors for 2018-2019
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced new leadership during the 2018 HI Annual Conference at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Paul... (posted 2018-03-26)


Micronor Announces ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Micronor Inc., a manufacturer of innovative fiber optic kinetic sensors for industrial and medical applications, has announced that the... (posted 2018-03-23)


More than 130,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and display will be dedicated to Hannover Messe USA, the newly branded North American industrial technology co-located trade show.

IMTS 2018 Increases Space for Hannover Messe USA
IMTS 2018 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show continues to increase its appeal to international and domestic visitors... (posted 2018-03-21)


Ernie Hamm, a Stober machinist, inspects a newly-machined part with Stober Drives, Inc. vice president and general manager Peter Feil.

Stober Selected for 2018 Kentucky Best Places to Work Award
Stober Drives, Inc. of Maysville, Ky., has been selected to receive a 2018 Best Places to Work award for the state of Kentucky.This is ... (posted 2018-03-20)


Motion Industries Announces New Distribution Center in Pacific Northwest
Motion Industries, Inc. will open a new distribution center in Auburn, WA, late spring in 2018.Enhancing Motion Industries’ logisti... (posted 2018-03-16)


Milton Keynes is 45-miles northwest of London and is considered the U.K.'s home for motorsport.

SMT Opens Office in Milton Keynes
SMT recently announced the opening of the Milton Keynes office, the U.K.'s home of motorsport. The office will serve additional sales... (posted 2018-03-15)


Marsh Bellofram Announces BelGas CP Division
The Marsh Bellofram Company continues to reimagine its BelGAS operations to strategically respond to the needs of the oil and gas indus... (posted 2018-03-14)


The Schaeffler

Schaeffler Moves Forward with Global Automotive and Industrial Initiative
Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is pushing ahead with its transformation process in readiness for the future. It i... (posted 2018-03-13)


Jude Lundy has been named business development manager at Magnet Applications.

Magnet Applications Names Lundy Business Development Manager
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic technical assemblies to the ... (posted 2018-03-12)


NEMA Publishes New Guide for Permanent Magnet Motors
Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a new standard NEMA SM 1-2017 Guide to General-Purpose Synchr... (posted 2018-03-09)


National Bearings Company offers a variety of custom bearing designs for many industrial applications.

Fenner Drives Acquires National Bearings Company
Fenner has acquired the U.S.-based National Bearings Company. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, National Bearings Company manufactures cu... (posted 2018-03-08)


EIS Becomes the Electrical Specialities Group of Motion Industries
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that EIS – a wholly owned subsidiary of GPC as well, which was operating independent... (posted 2018-03-07)


PTDA Industry Research Examines 2017 Results
The third quarter 2017 Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) sho... (posted 2018-03-06)


A3 Business Forum Attracts Record Crowd
The A3 Business Forum attracted a record breaking crowd of nearly 700 industry leaders and executives from the motion control, robotics... (posted 2018-03-05)


PTDA Welcomes Five New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed five new member companies. Distributor Members ERIKS Nort... (posted 2018-03-02)


Guenter Lorenz

Vesconite Appoints Strategic Account Manager
Vesconite has appointed Guenter Lorenz as its new German Strategic Account Manager. Company CEO Dr Jean-Patrick Leger recently made the... (posted 2018-03-01)


Baldor Electric Company is now ABB
ABB will integrate the Baldor Electric Company name into its global ABB brand as a part of its Next Level strategy, which includes harm... (posted 2018-02-28)


Bombardier Teams with Siemens to Optimize Product Development
Bombardier, a manufacturer of trains and aircraft, is working with Siemens to further explore and extend the Teamcenter portfolio for p... (posted 2018-02-27)


Rexnord Successfully Closes Acquisition of Centa Power Transmission
Rexnord has successfully closed the acquisition of Centa Power Transmission. Established in 1970, Centa is a manufacturer of torsionally ... (posted 2018-02-26)


Team Penske and Siemens Form Technical Partnership
Team Penske and Siemens have entered into a new technical partnership. Under the multi-year agreement, Siemens will help enhance Team P... (posted 2018-02-23)


Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Compressed Air Systems
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has announced th... (posted 2018-02-22)


Tim Breen has been named GPC Manager of the Year.

Tim Breen Named 2017 GPC Manager of the Year
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that its parent company, Genuine Parts Company (GPC), named Motion Industries President &a... (posted 2018-02-21)


PTDA Accepts Nominations for Wendy B. McDonald Award
The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald Award recognizes a woman who has established herself as an integral contributor to her comp... (posted 2018-02-20)


The new terminal complex will utilize an island-gate system which will create nearly two miles of additional taxiways and lead to fewer gate delays and less carbon emissions from idling planes.

Siemens Integrates Automation into LaGuardia Terminal
A major redevelopment and construction project is designed to completely transform New York's LaGuardia Airport into a world-class tr... (posted 2018-02-19)


Thomas Witzler is general manager of NKE.

NKE Prepares to Meet Future Challenges in Bearings Market
Based in the Austrian city of Steyr, bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH has been part of the Fersa Group since January 2016. The gro... (posted 2018-02-16)


IDC-USA Focuses on Digital Innovation
With the exponential growth of e-commerce sales, independent distributors embrace innovation in order to maintain a viable spot in the ... (posted 2018-02-15)


Chairman John M. Timken, Jr. hosted the recognition event for students and their families at The Timken Company World Headquarters in North Canton, Ohio.

Timken Awards 17 Scholarships to Children of Employees around the World
The Timken Company has awarded college scholarships to 17 children of Timken associates in 13 locations around the world today. These sch... (posted 2018-02-14)


Midland focuses on the industrial, hose and fitting, fluid power, fastener, plumbing, oil and gas, heavy duty truck and trailer, marine, and OEM markets.

Midland Metal Mfg Releases 2018 Catalog
 Midland Metal Mfg. is a supplier to wholesalers and distributors nationwide focusing on the industrial, hose and fitting, fluid p... (posted 2018-02-13)


This renewable power, sourced from Ararat Wind Farm, can be used in real time to offset grid electricity consumption, potentially saving thousands of dollars in energy costs.

ANCA Invests in Renewable Energy to Power Headquarters
ANCA is one of the first businesses to team up with Australia’s fastest growing business power retailer, Flow Power, to buy power... (posted 2018-02-12)


Gary Cleveland has joined WEG as vice president of sales and marketing.

WEG Electric Welcomes Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Weg Electric Corp. recently announced that Gary Cleveland has joined as vice president of sales and marketing. Cleveland has been in the ... (posted 2018-02-09)


Dan Lydigsen has been named national sales director.

Brother Gearmotors Announces New National Sales Director
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot... (posted 2018-02-08)


B&R Offers Automation Training
Take advantage of B&R Automation training classes near you. Expand your automation skills. Get the most out of B&R's advanced... (posted 2018-02-07)


Marsh Bellofram Announces Flame Management Division
The Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies has announced the creation of its new BelGAS FM (Flame Management) division, further divers... (posted 2018-02-06)


The support for large pumping assets needs to be of the highest standard to ensure continued availability.

Sulzer Pump Field Services Vital to Maintaining Reliability
Large pumps, such as those operated in the oil and gas, power generation and water industries perform a crucial role and represent a si... (posted 2018-02-05)


IDC Germany Partners with IDC-USA
Headquartered within the industrial region of Herzogenaurach, IDC Germany has over thirty years of experience manufacturing precision r... (posted 2018-02-02)


Pintsch Bubenzer HQ and production center located in Kirchen, Germany.

Dellner Acquires Pintsch Bubenzer
Sweden’s Dellner Group with its subsidiary Dellner Brakes has signed an agreement to acquire German industrial braking manufacturer... (posted 2018-02-01)


Nord Celebrates 20 years in Slovakia
The Slovak Nord Drivesystems subsidiary Nord-Pohony, s.r.o. celebrated its 20th anniversary late 2017.In 1997 the company was launched in... (posted 2018-01-31)


Samuel R. Haines

Gear Motions Announces Retirement of Samuel R. Haines
Samuel R. Haines has retired from his position as CFO of Gear Motions, Inc. effective at the end of 2017, following 44 years of... (posted 2018-01-30)


The one-hour long webinar will cover an initial overview of the MASTA software and its interface.

SMT Hosts MASTA Software Overview Webinar
SMT recently announced the company will be hosting its first live and interactive MASTA webinar on January 30th at 1 pm (GMT). This first... (posted 2018-01-29)


EPTDA Launches Quarterly Forecast Reports with Oxford Economics
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical power transmission and motion c... (posted 2018-01-29)


Nook Sells Small Diameter Segment of PowerAC Acme Product Line to Helix Linear Technologies
In a strategic effort to accelerate long-term growth and better serve its partners, Nook Industries has sold the Small Diameter segment o... (posted 2018-01-26)


Oerlikon Graziano Awarded for Youth Orientation Initiatives
Oerlikon Graziano has been awarded with a CSR award, delivered every year to companies that contribute to the orientation of young people... (posted 2018-01-25)


SKF Cooper split roller bearings can be fitted, removed and inspected without having to dismantle surrounding equipment, providing savings in terms of reduced maintenance and downtime.

Cooper Roller Bearings Becomes SKF Cooper Split Bearings
SKF acquired Cooper Roller Bearings Co Ltd. in 2013 as part of the US-based Kaydon Corporation, Cooper's parent company at the time. ... (posted 2018-01-24)


AGMA President Matt Croson

Croson Re-Elected to NAM Association Council
AGMA President Matt Croson was elected to the National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (C... (posted 2018-01-23)


Dr. Jochen Schröder

Schaeffler Group Adds Leadership to Newly-Established E-Mobility Division
Dr. Jochen Schröder (46) will assume leadership of the Schaeffler Group’s newly-established E-Mobility business division on Ap... (posted 2018-01-22)


Three Motion Industries Service Centers Become Rexnord Certified
Motion Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce that its service centers in Charleston, WV; Pensacola, FL; and Salt Lake City, UT; have b... (posted 2018-01-19)


U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand paid a visit to the Niagara Gear facility in Buffalo, NY.

Senator Gillibrand Visits Gear Motions' Niagara Gear Facility
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand paid a visit to Gear Motions’ Niagara Gear facility in Buffalo, NY on Monday, January 8. After tour... (posted 2018-01-18)


Rexnord Corporation to Acquire Centa Power Transmission
Rexnord Corporation recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centa Power Transmission (Centa Antrieb... (posted 2018-01-17)


The CTI Symposium has put out its call for papers for its 2018 Germany and China symposiums.

CTI Symposia Germany and China Call for Papers
Worldwide, the automotive industry is undergoing a major technological transformation. A rollout of electric cars and commercial veh... (posted 2018-01-16)


DMDII has opened its facilities to manufacturers and academics to test process improvements.

DMDII Opens Floor to Manufacturers and Academic Institutions
The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) announced that it is opening its floor to manufacturers and academic in... (posted 2018-01-15)


Heidenhain Acquires AMO
Recently, Heidenhain acquired AMO, an Austrian specialty encoder company.  This recent acquisition has resulted in the AMO sales ope... (posted 2018-01-15)


Stackpole produces a number of Powder Metallurgy components including gears and sprockets, clutch components and pump components (Courtesy Stackpole International).

Johnson Electric Expands in Canada
Johnson Electric, Hong Kong, parent company of Stackpole International, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will invest $351 million in the dev... (posted 2018-01-12)


Continental Expands Rubber Mixing Operations in Nebraska
Technology company Continental has announced a $9.3 million expansion of the rubber mixing operations at its industrial hose plant in Nor... (posted 2018-01-11)


AGMA Officially IACET Accredited
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has been officially accredited by the International Association for Continuing Educati... (posted 2018-01-10)


Bill Wagner

Bunting Magnetics Appoints Chief Financial Officer
Bunting Magnetics Co. recently announced the appointment of Bill Wagner to the company’s executive leadership team as the chief fin... (posted 2018-01-09)


Randy Breaux

Motion Industries Announces Executive Changes
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries president ... (posted 2018-01-08)


 The Svendborg Brakes Service App is available for downloaded for free from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store now.

Svenndborg Brake Services App Offers Free Technical Support
Svendborg Brakes has boosted its technical support for customers with the release of the Svendborg Brakes Service App for Android and iOS... (posted 2018-01-05)


Rich Olson.

Gilman Adds Rich Olson to Business Development Team
Gilman Precision, manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Olson to their... (posted 2018-01-04)


Tom McCoy is president and owner of Southeast Industrial Solutions.

Gear Motions Begins Partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions
Gear Motions has announced a new partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions. SEIS is a professional manufacturers' representati... (posted 2018-01-03)


Tim Holt, CEO Siemens Power Generation Services, marks the opening of the MindSphere Application Center for Power Generation Services in Berlin.

Siemens Opens Mindsphere Application Center for Power Generation in Berlin
Siemens is "making digital real" with the opening of its latest energy services facility in Berlin, a new MindSphere Applicatio... (posted 2018-01-03)


Although Ogura primarily produces electromagnetic clutches and brakes, they also produce magnet particle, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and a variety of specialty products.

Ogura Creates Tooth Clutch Animation Video
Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how electromagnetic tooth clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the... (posted 2018-01-02)