SCHUNK celebrates 20 years in North AmericaSCHUNK founded its United States facility in 1992 and has been manufacturing toolholding products and providing sales and support to local customers from the Morrisville, North Carolina facility for the past 20 years. This has lead to unparalleled success for North America, which spurred the development of two more entities, SCHUNK Canada and SCHUNK Mexico, in 2006.
Covering North America with a team of dedicated regional sales managers together with an extensive network of distribution partners and original equipment manufacturers, SCHUNK delivers on the promise of Superior Clamping and Gripping.
SCHUNK is headquartered in Germany and has over 1900 employees who all bring knowledge, skill, and commitment to the company. SCHUNK combines the features of a family-owned company, a renowned technological leader, and a global player, all in one.
SCHUNK is close to its customers with subsidiaries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries, who all provide comprehensive and expert advice. The first 20 years in the US have been remarkable. Through a dedicated team of engaged employees focused on customer satisfaction, the United States has become a home market for the SCHUNK group,
said Henrik Schunk, Managing Partner, for SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG
SCHUNK USA has helped over 35,000 customers become successful by providing technologies that increase machine efficiency, provide flexibility, and create a competitive edge.
Acquisition of Pneumadyne, Inc. by Bimba Manufacturing CompanyUniversity Park, IL - August 1, 2012 - Bimba Manufacturing Company, an industry-leading provider of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric solutions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Pneumadyne, Inc. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, Pneumadyne has been an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components and control systems for over 35 years. Their products are used for fluid control by a wide variety of industries throughout the world.
According to Pat Ormsby, President of Bimba, "This acquistion reflects Bimba's ongoing commitment to developing capabilities that address customer needs. Adding Pneumadyne's specialty products provides strategic value in our key industries and reflects our long-term commitment to growth. We fully expect this transaction will strengthen Bimba and complement our product offerings."
This acquisition is an opportunity for Pneumadyne to expand upon its own reputation for service and quality. The company will continue to operate in its present location.
CLIPPARD RELEASES NEW FULL-LINE CATALOGClippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., manufacturer of the industrys most complete line of miniature fluid power products, has just released the all-new 356-page catalog. This full-line catalog includes features, specifications, technical drawings, color photographs, and application highlights throughout. Products can be found in six main categories, including Cylinders, Electronic Valves, Control Valves, Modular Valves, Fittings and Hose, and Air Preparation equipment.
Clippard has been serving the needs of design engineers around the world since 1946 with quality products, on-time deliveries, application engineering expertise and a stocking distributor network that is highly trained to handle all your miniature pneumatic needs. Contact Clippard or your local distributor for a catalog, a real working tool and resource for all your miniature pneumatic needs.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
Schmalz presents the greatest variety of vacuum components the market has to offer in its new Vacuum Components Catalog 2012/2013.Vacuum technology specialist Schmalz has presented its brand new Vacuum Components Catalog 2012/2013. The catalog covers over 3,500 vacuum parts: Suction pads, vacuum generators, valves and switches for monitoring and controlling vacuum systems, and every other related component are presented in detail on more than 700 pages.
Engineers and all other users can find the right components for their automation solution from a single source. The product programme of Schmalz range from standard suction pads, that are used millions of times, to complete industry grippers that have been tailored for specific applications. More than 400 vacuum parts are completely new in the catalog. For example the adaptable packaging suction pads for cardboard boxes or bags, the high-speed suction pad SAXM for sheet metal and the compact ejectors SMPi with innovative IO-Link technology. Also the wafer gripper SWGm and composite gripper SCG are new both are suitable for the sensitive handling of particularly fragile components. Moreover, Schmalz has improved the industry designations of its vacuum components and included recommendations for new fields of application such as solar, composite and battery technologies.
The catalog is clearly structured in thirteen chapters and does not only provide a detailed overview of the Schmalz components. The chapter Vacuum Knowledgee provide an introduction to the basics of vacuum technology for those new to the field. There are practical and helpful reference guides such as unit and conversion tables and a glossary of the most common terms used in vacuum technology. Selection assistants help designers finding the right vacuum solution. Furthermore, the catalog contains the entire range of pre-configured vacuum gripping systems from Schmalz, which offer operators a flexible and cost-efficient vacuum solution.
In addition to the printed catalog, there is an electronic version. The products in the digital catalog are linked to the Schmalz online store, which speeds up the ordering process. Additionally, the individual parts can be set on an internal watch list, which can either be sent to Schmalz or exported as PDF file for local use. With several product characteristics such as the material and diameter of the suction cups or nozzle size and air consumption of the compact ejectors, the product selection makes it easy to find the right item.
Both versions of the catalog are available in German, English, Spanish, French and Italian.
Atlas Copco Listed Among Worlds Most Innovative CompaniesAtlas Copco has been named among the Top 100 most innovative companies in the world by Forbes magazine. Atlas Copco, ranked No. 67, joins innovative leaders on the list including Google Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Applee, Starbuckss and Procter & Gamble.
Researchers at Forbes considered a number of factors when compiling the list, including a companyys Innovation Premium, which projects company income from existing businesses in addition to anticipated growth, as well as the net present value of cash flows.
The magazine did not consider peer reviews judged by many to be a popularity contest based on past results and instead looked to investors to help determine which companies were best poised for future growth and return on investment.
In order to prosper in a global environment that is as competitive as ever, you must constantly be vigilant for new ways to improve your business. said Andrew Walker, general manager for Atlas Copco Compressorrs U.S. operations. While we are extremely honored to be included by Forbes among such a prestigious list of innovative companies, we will continue to look for ways to improve, for ourselves and for our loyal customers who have come to expect exceptional products and services from Atlas Copco.
The research team at Forbes also identified five critical skill sets that company leaders should possess to help lead creative work and drive innovation within a company. These include:
-Questioning allows innovators to challenge the status quo and consider new possibilities;
-Observing helps innovators detect small detailssin the activities of customers, suppliers and other companiessthat suggest new ways of doing things
-Networking permits innovators to gain radically different perspectives from individuals with diverse backgrounds;
-Experimenting prompts innovators to relentlessly try out new experiences, take things apart and test new ideas;
-Associational thinking drawing connections among questions, problems or ideas from unrelated fields is triggered by questioning,
Atlas Copco Compressorrs North American headquarters is located in Rock Hill, S.C.
Winters Instruments is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with Fastenal.Toronto, Ontario - Winters Instruments is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with Fastenal that will offer Winters pressure gauges, thermometers and instrument accessories to Fastenal customers in the United States and Canada. Fastenal is a world-class distributor with product and service at more than 2,500 local Fastenal stores. Fastenal also operates an online store which lists 140 Winters products that are available for order. These products are in stock at Fastenalls distribution center as well as Winters warehouse locations, ensuring prompt availability when ordered from a store or online.
Fastenal will stock commonly requested Winters products such as stainless steel liquid filled pressure gauges, low pressure gauges, all purpose gauges, contractor gauges, hot water thermometers, industrial thermometers, thermowells, valves, syphons, snubbers, and more, to service the local needs of construction, contractors and MRO professionals. Winters products may be ordered in store or online at www.fastenal.com and searching for Winters Instruments.
Winters is highly enthusiastic about this distribution agreement with Fastenal and has a strong North American sales force that is committed to securing its success. For further information regarding the Fastenal-Winters partnership, please contact any Winters office.
Winters Instruments is a global manufacturer of pressure and temperature instrumentation, with distribution in over 80 countries. Go to www.winters.com to view our extensive list of products and distributors, or call 1-800-WINTERS for more information.
Atlas Copco Compressors Names New General Manager for U.S. OperationsAtlas Copco Compressors has named Andrew Walker General Manager for U.S. operations, with headquarters in Rock Hill, S.C., effective March 1. Walker succeeded Paul Hense, who leaves for a new position within the Atlas Copco Airpower Division after nearly four years in the U.S. as general manager, overseeing several acquisitions and new building projects during this time..Weeve faced a number of challenges over the last four years, particularly given the economic situation, but this has been a very enjoyable time for me personally particularly because we achieved our mission of profitable growth,, Hense said. I wish Andrew all the best in his future in the U.S. His experience, knowledge of the industry and leadership will serve him and the entire Atlas Copco family, including our
customers, very well in the coming years..
Walker has a masterrs degree in engineering and business administration from the University College of Dublin. He Joined Atlas Copco in 1986 and over the next 15 years held various positions in aftermarket and equipment sales and management, both in Ireland and Great Britain before moving to Belgium. In 2001 he took was named Aftermarket Marketing Manager for the Industrial Air Division; in 2005 Walker was appointed Vice President Marketing Equipment for the Industrial Air Division; in 2007 he returned to his native Ireland to take the role of General Manager for the Customer Center in Ireland.
I am looking forward to the tremendous opportunity that the U.S. offers and I am delighted to be serving as general manager for Atlas Copco Compressorss U.S. operations,, Walker said. My mission is to continue our growth in the U.S. with a focus on taking care of existing customers, while working to develop new markets and opportunities..
Atlas Copcoos Compressor Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, portable air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, electric power generators, air treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services. It innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Antwerp, Belgium. More information is available on www.atlascopco.com.
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 75 (approximately 11 BUSD). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.
The Rexroth GoTo Focused Delivery Program product offering was recently enhanced, and a new eShop allows customers to purchase GoTo items online.The Rexroth GoTo Focused Delivery Program - offers industry-leading delivery times for its most in-demand pneumatic products and other Rexroth products. The program aims to help customers build better machines faster with swift delivery times, expert applications support, accelerated design and start-up plus reduced system costs.
Select models of twenty-two pneumatic product families are featured in the GoTo pneumatics program. Recently several additions were made to the pneumatics offering, including: heavy-duty and compact guide versions of Series RTC rodless cylinders, metric Series QR1 push-in fittings, Series CD01/01-PI valve manifolds, expanded fieldbus options, Series MNI metric ISO 6432 cylinders, additional Series M mini cylinders, and additional Ceramm and Series 740 valves. Included in the program are pneumatic directional control valves, cylinders, air preparation, fittings and non-contact transfer units.
The new GoTo main web page for pneumatic products, www.boschrexroth-us.com/GoToPneumatics gives customers streamlined access to specific catalog information for each pneumatic GoTo product, and fast connection to product experts. Online resources such as data sheets, part numbers, CAD drawings and specifications greatly streamline the product selection process, and by selecting a GoTo product the customer is assured fast delivery. The ability to buy GoTo items online has been introduced via an eShop on our eBusiness@Rexroth USA portal. See information on the Pneumatics GoTo web pages for how to register.
For more information on the GoTo Focused Delivery Program and a complete list of Rexroth GoTo motion, control and automation technologies - including electric drives and controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, linear motion and aluminum structural framing products - visit www.boschrexroth-us.com/GoTo.
As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2009 Bosch Rexroth, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $5.7 billion
(4.1 billion Euro) with 34,200 employees.
For more information please visit: www.boschrexroth-us.com
CLIPPARD RELEASES NEW FULL-LINE CATALOGClippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., manufacturer of the industryys most complete line of miniature fluid power products, has just released the all-new 356-page catalog. This full-line catalog includes features, specifications, technical drawings, color photographs, and application highlights throughout. Products can be found in six main categories, including Cylinders, Electronic Valves, Control Valves, Modular Valves, Fittings and Hose, and Air Preparation equipment.
Clippard has been serving the needs of design engineers around the world since 1946 with quality products, on-time deliveries, application engineering expertise and a stocking distributor network that is highly trained to handle all your miniature pneumatic needs. Contact Clippard today, or your local distributor, for catalog #CILCAT-0410, a real working tool and resource for all your miniature pneumatic needs.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239
We at Fabco-Air would like to inform you there has been a design improvement in the Multi-Power version of our Pancake II Composite body cylinders.PA or PB Style (new)Effective immediately, all Pancake II Multi-Power cylinders will be manufactured and assembled using baffles similar to our Original Multi-Power cylinders, instead of the previous design that has been standard until now. Mounting and overall length dimensions do not change.
PM Style (old)
The previous Pancake II Multi-Power design will be available only as a special order, and priced accordingly.
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