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December 5, 2012
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From Our Perspective

ken bannister thumb thumb thumbDepending On The Weather

To say that weather is an obsession is an understatement! For example, since 1792, farmers in North America have based many of their decisions on an almanac dedicated to predicting weather a year at a time. Weather-band radios are common items in homes and businesses these days. And who doesn’t pay attention to the constant stream of television, Internet and/or non-weather-radio forecasts around us?

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December 5, 2012
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The Corporate Report: Des-Case Corporation

Des-Case understands the importance of fluid cleanliness and the role it plays in helping equipment investments last longer. For more than 25 years, we’ve pioneered solutions to help maintain lubricant quality specific to your applications. Featuring designs unparalleled in the marketplace, Des-Case products are used wherever lubricant life and performance are essential to daily operations.

Industry-Leading Manufacturer of Desiccant Breathers

  • Continuous innovation.We invented the desiccant breather and continue to design new innovations.  
  • The widest range of high-value solutions. From small gearboxes to large hydraulic systems and storage tanks, Des-Case breathers are engineered to last and match with your specific needs.

A Full Line of Fluid-Handling Products 

  • Easily customizable.Des-Case filtration systems can be easily configured to your exact needs.  Larger systems are also designed to your specs.
  • Rugged designs/thousands of options.Our systems incorporate smart technology to make contaminant filtration a simple task that requires less equipment and labor, while reducing system contamination.

Lubrication TransformationSMPutting Best Practices Into Practice

  • Consulting services and in-depth training. We specialize in helping companies pin-point lubrication issues and identify effective ways to address them, including plant surveys, one-day best-practice overviews and intensive training classes with ICML certification options.
  • Highly knowledgeable team. Our Lubrication Transformation program is managed by lubrication engineers with years of in-plant experience. Visit to learn more about how we can help you take the next step in your best-practice journey. 

Whenever you need contamination control, you can count on Des-Case to provide the right products and services to keep you up and running.


Des-Case Corporation
675 N. Main Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Ph: 615.672.8800

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December 5, 2012
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The Corporate Report: U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC

1112tsubakicoverU.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission is a leading manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art power transmission and motion control products and a global leader in roller and conveyor chain production. U.S. Tsubaki is the largest global subsidiary of Japan’s Tsubakimoto Chain Company, which was founded in 1917. Today, Tsubaki products are marketed in over 70 countries. U.S. Tsubaki’s corporate headquarters and main distribution warehouse are just outside Chicago, in Wheeling, IL, and it runs full manufacturing facilities in Holyoke, MA, and Sandusky, OH.  It also has strategically located service centers: in Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, and Anoka, MN. 

The TSUBAKI name is synonymous with excellence in quality, dependability and customer service. An intense focus on research and development, along with constant modernization of its production facilities, are among the key components in Tsubaki’s ability to successfully meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace.  Leveraging its vast, international network of corporate and industrial resources, U.S. Tsubaki offers customers the finest power transmission products in the world. According to the company, it is well positioned to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond as it strives to be the “Best Value” supplier in the industry.

Tsubaki’s global presence affords the company with unprecedented opportunities to market advanced new products and technologies, and to utilize the intellectual assets of what it characterizes as “some of the brightest minds in business and engineering from around the world.” This strength, combined with its continuous improvement of quality and processes, has U.S. Tsubaki poised for lasting growth now, and well into the future.

U.S. Tsubaki’s industrial group is currently comprised of four business units: the Roller Chain Division; Engineering Chain Division; Power Transmission Components Division (which includes Sprockets); and KabelSchlepp Cable & Hose Carrier Division.  

The Roller Chain Division provides some of the most versatile products on the market. Tsubaki innovations have yielded popular problem solvers such as self-lube Lambda® series chain, corrosion-resistant Neptune® chain, fatigue-resistant Super Chains, and rugged Energy Series™ oilfield chains and attachment chains. 

The Engineering Chain Division offers heavy-duty chains designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of a vast array of industries and prolong wear life under rigorous operating conditions. These products use various grades of steel, heat-treated to precise specifications and assembled with accurate press-fits to withstand the requirements of today’s powerful, high-production equipment. 

Tsubaki Sprockets are built from top-grade, heat-treated carbon steel to offer long wear life, resist abrasion, and withstand heavy shock loads. Precision manu-facturing at our ISO-certified* facilities ensures that every U.S. Tsubaki sprocket stands up to critical design specifications and meets the highest quality standards. 

Tsubaki’s Power Transmission Components lineincludes all Tsubakimoto products other than chain and sprockets. A partial list includes belts, cam clutches, actu-ators, dampers, overload protection and reducers.  

The KabelSchlepp Division produces world-class cable and hose carriers in a wide range of sizes and types for a variety of environments. From our light-weight micro-sized mono cable carriers to our enormous super-duty steel chain designs, Tsubaki KabelSchlepp has the perfect solution for any application. Wherever shorter production times, faster installation, higher machine cycles, longer service life and better overall value are desired, Tsubaki KabelSchlepp can help. 

*Tsubaki is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14000 registered company. 


U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC.
301 E. Marquardt Dr.
Wheeling, IL 60090
Ph: 800.323.7790

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8:00 pm
December 5, 2012
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Problem Solvers

11showcaseludecaFaster Machinery Alignment Via Onboard Intelligence

The sensALIGN  tool from Ludeca combines PRUEFTECHNIK’s new, patented intelligent sensor technology with the ROTALIGN ULTRA iS platform. The result is instantaneous data acquisition and real-time displays, with 100% accuracy, under even the roughest field conditions. The sensALIGN intelligence automatically considers the effects of ambient vibration, acceleration of rotation, backlash, speed of rotation and other factors in determining the Quality Factor (QF) of alignment. According to Ludeca, ROTALIGN ULTRA iS, with its user-friendly interface, is now faster than ever, even while collecting  thousands of measurement points with its patented Continuous IntelliSWEEP method. 

Ludeca, Inc.
Doral, FL

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Bio-Based Grinding Oil

Castrol Performance Biolubes NuCut Grind is a light viscosity, high-performance cutting oil specifically designed for the grinding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Formulated with high-quality, plant-based oils and select additives, the product’s high levels of lubricity help it outperform conventional mineral-based grinding oils, according to the company. Intended for general-purpose surface and centerless grinding, it offers reduced levels of mist and improved centricity, accuracy and part run-out. 

Castrol Industrial
Naperville, IL

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11mplaceifhSpill-Containing Fluid Storage

IFH Group’s Fluid Storage & Dispensing Systems incorporate spill-containing capabilities that can prevent costly clean-ups, make fluid dispensing easier and provide compliance with EPA regulations such as 40 CFR 264.175. All 21 IFH standard centralized systems are equipped with a drip pan, making dispensing of fluids into containers from self-closing faucets quick and spill-free. For all two-, three- and four-container systems with outboard console mounting, a spill containment pan is provided at the base of the system to collect any accidental spills. 

The IFH Group, Inc.
Rock Falls, IL

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1112mplacecleanairAir-Filtration Systems That Capture Oil Mist 

Clean Air America’s ScandMist air-filtration systems are intended for the capture and removal of oil mist from manufacturing facilities. The most recent additions to the line, the ScandMist 70D and 100D, are compact solutions for keeping air clean in any size plant. The systems feature fiber-bed technology that allows oil mist to condense on filter fibers, where it collects to drain into a reservoir for future collection. An optional variable frequency drive measures air speed through the filters and helps boost efficiency. 

Clean Air America, Inc.
Rome, GA

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11mplaceprolongWater-Soluble Cutting Fluid

Prolong® Super Lubricants’ Ultra Cut 1 Water Soluble Cutting Fluid can help eliminate uneven cuts, reduce power consumption and increase tool life. Designed to maximize results in sawing, grinding, boring, turning or milling processes that require coolants, the product protects metals from corrosion and extends the life of cutting solutions and tools. It also can be used as a flood coolant and for making emulsions in machine shops. Ultra Cut 1 comes in gallon-size bottles, 5-gallon buckets and 55-gallon drums. 

Prolong Super Lubricants
Pomona, CA

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