Kaman Corp. has announced the appointment of Tribby Warfield as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Fluid Power platform of its Distribution Segment (Kaman Distribution), effective Aug. 15, 2014. Kaman Distribution operates through three product platforms: Bearings & Power Transmission; Fluid Power; and Automation, Control & Energy. Warfield will report to Steve Smidler, Kaman Distribution’s […]
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (Altra) has announced the acquisition of Guardian Industries, Inc. Founded in 1941 and based in Michigan City, IN, Guardian manufactures a wide range of products including shaft couplings, motion control couplings, flywheel couplings, hydraulic pump drives, compressor drives and PTO shafts and bearing supports. The company has a dedicated workforce of 47 people and […]
Company veteran Scott Saunders has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Moore Industries-International, Inc. (Moore), effective July 15, 2014. In his new position, he reports to Leonard W. Moore, who remains Chairman of the Board of Directors of the instrumentation and process control company he founded in 1968. Saunders joined Moore Industries in 1999 as a Regional Sales Manager. […]
SKF’s new MSL-7000 series laser vibrometer offers a non-contact means for measuring vibration and structure-borne noise from fans, electric motors and pumps. According to the manufacturer, direct integration of this new instrument into a production line also can create a real-time quality control system that measures structure-borne vibration in products with low noise/vibration requirements. The digital, single-unit laser […]
Production Process has launched ProductionACE/CMMS, a new entry-level computerized maintenance management system that meters run hours and cycle counts. The company says that although preventive maintenance based on equipment run hours and cycle counts can be more effective than calendar scheduling, equipment meters often don’t exist. When they do, manually entering meter readings into a CMMS can be a labor-intensive, error-prone […]
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (Mitsubishi) has introduced the GOT2000 Series, a human machine interface (HMI) that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen. Operators are able to interact with this HMI through intuitive gestures and multi-touch actions, much like they do with tablet and smartphone technologies. According to the manufacturer, the GOT2000 acts as a seamless gateway to industrial automation […]
Veyance Technologies, exclusive manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered Products, says its recently released Falcon Pd is taking synchronous-belt performance to new heights. Designed to be almost maintenance-free, the Falcon Pd incorporates an advanced HNBR rubber compound that provides a quieter, cleaner drive with a higher-horsepower capacity (up to 36% more) and a higher-torque output on lower-speed applications than the previous generation Falcon product.
Yaskawa Electric Corp. (Yaskawa) and Solectria Renewables, LLC (Solectria) have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa will acquire Solectria through its U.S. subsidiary, Yaskawa America Inc. Solectria will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquartered in Lawrence, MA, Solectria manufactures high-performance photovoltaic (PV) inverters for residential, commercial and utility-scale power systems. Since its founding in 2005, […]