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AMSAW® Carbide Saws Return To AISTech 2012

amsaw-durabarAdvanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) Rockford, IL is happy to announce their return to AISTech, May 7-10, 2012, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. is the pioneer in carbide sawing and sawing technology, with over 40 years of manufacturing.  They will be presenting:

  • AMSAW® Production Sawing Machines using Carbide or Cermet Tipped Blades
  • AMSAW® Production Sawing Machines for high speed cutting of ferrous and non-ferrous material, bars or billets (up to 600mm Rd or Rcs), rails, profiles, pipes and tubes (either single or in layers)
  • Fully automated length measuring systems, bar manipulating, infeed, outfeed systems and stackers are also available.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our AmSaw® carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants.  Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, France and South Korea.  Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico.  To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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Under The Sea, Under The Sea… Amlok Holding Tight Connections

AZ-10 underwater wellhead connection tree, built by Argus Subsea of Houston, Texas.

Argus Subsea uses hydraulic rod locks from AME to secure underwater oilfield trees at 5000-6000’ depths to 3000 psi and 50,000 pounds of axial holding

Argus Subsea produces its AZ-10 fully concentric, vertical mono-bore subsea tree design for rapid field development.  Originally designed for low net present value (NPV), marginal and smaller fields, where the capital investment containment is critical and the need exists for off-the-shelf hardware, the AZ-10 can be run on any rig, regardless of moonpool size or accessibility through a V-door or port side.  Essentially, according to Earl Broussard, the company’s director of sales & marketing, “Anywhere a rig can power a BOP, the AZ-10 can operate effectively.  And, being a standard horizontal tree design with a universal tubing hanger system that runs in any 18-3/4”, 10,000 or 15,000 psi wellhead, with a concentric design for all downhole and tubing hanger-to-tree interface, it can be quickly put into service.”  In fact, the company’s literature boasts a typical reduction in time to first oil of fifteen months, with lower CAPEX and OPEX costs, less drilling and wellhead completion cost, plus reduced third-party cost.

The AZ-10 is currently rated at 10,000 psi working pressure and 6000’ water depth and is designed to the standards of API 17D, API 6A, PR2, NACE MR0175 and AV1 PR-2 USV.  The unit weighs approximately 50,000 pounds and is light enough to be handled safely with rig cranes and easily transported to the moonpool.  The AZ-10 can be deployed through any Generation-2 semi-submersible or newer generation rig’s moon pool.  A much simpler design than most horizontal or vertical trees, the AZ-10 requires only five running tools versus 20-30 typically found on comparable subsea tree systems.  The units are designed for 20 years of service life in production, injection or well test operations.

AMLOK rod lock highlighted on tree. Each rod lock operates to 3000 psi and provides 50,000 pounds of axial holding force at depths of 5000-6000’. Special construction, porting and heat treatment were utilized in the manufacture of these devices.

The hanger system operates on a lock and seal system that uses mechanical and hydraulic sealing within the tubing hanger.  A key component designed into the AZ-10 is the AMLOK® hydraulic rod lock, provided by Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) of Rockford, Illinois, a designer and builder of various rod locks for both hydraulic and pneumatic holding, in the event of a power loss.  AME rod locks are typically found on all types of off-highway and construction equipment, as well as materials handling devices, machine tools and elsewhere, used to secure a cylinder rod in place to prevent further motion.

For the application on the Argus Subsea trees, according to Shane Hatfield, AME sales manager, several challenges were apparent and a few were not.  The obvious obstacles were the depth and the pressures involved.  The maximum load was to be 3000 psi and the axial holding force approximately 50,000 pounds at typical depths in the 5000-6000’ range.  To address these issues, AME engineered the rod locks from 4140 steel with electroless nickel plating and a specially formulated two-part epoxy to create a completely sealed unit.  Marine grade lubricant was used.  “Those were the easy parts,” muses Hatfield.

With the external sealing system of the AZ-10 and the wide variety of connections involved, the construction of the rod lock also needed to accommodate the unique challenges of force over distance in a wide window of installation conditions.  Since the customer was very cost-sensitive, it was necessary for AME engineers to create a one-size-works-for-all unit and this presented considerable application engineering challenges.  “This was the hard part,” recalls Hatfield.

Working with Chance Burton, the driving force behind the original engineering effort at Azura, the predecessor company to Argus, Hatfield and his team demonstrated AMLOK rod locks as the only design that worked immediately over the entire range of performance scenarios.  1500 psi release and 3000 psi compressive were needed to satisfy all conditions and the AME engineers successfully satisfied these criteria.  Key factors in the success of the AMLOK design here are the special porting and autoclave treatment used.

After an initial order of 10 units (2-4 used per tree), the business has remained steady, according to Hatfield.  These rod locks have been used successfully on numerous installations of the AZ-10, where the connections to numerous wellhead equipment brands have varied considerably.

As the attached diagrams demonstrate, AME rod locks are actuated by a spring/collet mechanism upon loss of hydraulic power and unclamped by the restored pressure.  They are built to accomplish a mechanical locking, holding a cylinder rod or machine shaft in position, up to the rated load, until power is restored and the locking mechanism released.

For more information on the subsea trees referenced in this story, please contact:

ARGUS SUBSEA 5510 Clara Road Houston, TX 77041 Phone:  713-983-7222 Fax:  713-983-7007 Email:  info@argussubsea.com Web:  www.argussubsea.com Attention:  Earl Broussard, Director of Sales & Marketing

For more information on the rod locks referenced in this story, please contact:

Shane Hatfield, Sales Manager
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham Street  Rockford, IL 61103
Toll-Free:  800-225-4263
Phone:  815-962-6076
Fax:  815-962-6483
Email:  shane@ame.com
Web:  www.ame.com

AME-Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, Ill., serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and Safety Catcher devices; and the Production Saw market with our AmSaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and service centers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. designs and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants. Manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., Germany, France, Czech Republic, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea. Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico; and Saltillo, Mexico. To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

Please direct all inquiries from this article to:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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AME Completes Asset Purchase of Metalcut

Global leader in carbide sawing systems acquired by leading machine tool component and carbide saw machine manufacturer

Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME), the Rockford, Illinois-based manufacturer of various machine tool components and auxiliary equipment, today announced the asset purchase of the Metalcut Carbide Saw Division of Centro-Metalcut, also of Rockford and a longtime global industry leader in the design and manufacture of heavy-duty carbide sawing systems for the metalcutting industries.

AME is also a leading global manufacturer of carbide sawing systems, under its popular AMSAW® brand name.  AMSAW systems are found in forge, metalcasting, service center and primary producer operations, anywhere large or continuous sawing is performed.  The acquisition of the Metalcut carbide saw line represents a substantial expansion of the company’s capabilities in the world market.

This purchase will transfer the complete sawing machine technologies, engineering data, inventory, spare parts and service operations for all Metalcut carbide saws to AME.  Steve Swanson, the business unit manager for the carbide saw machine division of AME, will assume oversight responsibility for the Metalcut product line, allowing a seamless transition for all existing customers and immediate access to the Metalcut carbide saw line for all new AME accounts.  AME has worldwide sales and service locations already in place to accommodate all customer requirements, according to Greg Champion, vice president of sales & marketing for the company.

Centro-Metalcut will continue to manufacture and market all other product lines in its offering, including hot and cold abrasive saws, conditioning grinders and materials handling equipment.

Dietmar Goellner, AME president and CEO, and Danny Pearse, CEO of Centro-Metalcut, agreed to the purchase terms on September 24, 2010.

For more information, please contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, Ill., serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devices; and the Production Saw market with our AmSaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. designs and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants. Manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., Germany, France, Czech Republic, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea. Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico; and Saltillo, Mexico. To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

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Advanced Machine & Engineering Rolls Out New Website

Full product families, plus downloads of literature, CAD files, video and more are available at new website

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., (AME) Rockford, IL announces the unveiling of www.ame.com, the company’s new corporate website.  AME is a world leader in spindle interface and related machine tool components, plus metalcutting sawing systems, hydraulic/pneumatic rod locks, safety catchers for presses and other machinery/equipment/vehicle operation, as well as the company’s most recent acquisition, the Stotz brand of air gages for high-precision metrology.  The company and its sister divisions together constitute the Goellner Group, an international company in service to the machine tool and related industries.

At the new website, visitors can easily navigate through the full spectrum of product families, organized by market and product type with application notes.  Downloads are offered on product literature, CAD files for engineering integration, operational and informative videos, plus a unique ISO calculator that provides complete tolerance data on shafts and bores with the quick input of some key parameters.

Beyond the impressive product and equipment range, the many other services offered by the company, including product engineering, contract manufacturing, inspection, custom machine builds, repair, rebuilding and refurbishing are also detailed.

Finally, users can quickly locate both the group contacts for all engineering, sales and service functions, based on the particular products needed, as well as the North American sales network of the company.  An area is also provided for accessing current and upcoming event information at the company, plus career opportunities and other news.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., located in Rockford, Ill., is a global manufacturer and distributor of precision machine components, fluid power components, fixturing/workholding, power drawbar and spindle interface components, and carbide sawing machines and blades, plus turnkey metalcutting saw systems. The company also designs and builds special machines for a variety of industries and provides machine rebuilding, retrofitting and contract manufacturing services. AME has partners and customers around the world and across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
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Machine Tool Components at IMTS 2010 – Booth W-2405

ame_drawbarMachine Tool Components at IMTS 2010 – Booth W-2405

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) Rockford, IL announces their return to IMTS 2010.  As in the past, they will have two booths to showcase their products and services.

Visit Booth W-2405 to learn about precision machine components, featuring:

  • Amrok Tombstones
  • Amflex Modular Workholding Systems
  • Triag Clamping Systems
  • Spieth Precision Machine Components
  • Sitema Saftey Catchers and Amlok Rod Locks
  • Contract Manufacturing Services
  • Special Machine Tools – Design & Build

Visit Booth E-5708, for additional AME products such as:

Our sister company, Hennig, Inc., will have their complete line of products in Booth E-5708 and W-2405.

Visit Booth N-7216 to learn about carbide sawing systems, featuring:

  • Amsaw high-speed production sawing machines
  • Speedcut carbide saw blades

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our Amsaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants.  Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea.  Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico.  To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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Amsaw Carbide Saws & Speedcut Blades at IMTS 2010 – Booth N-7216

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) Rockford, IL announces their participation in IMTS 2010.

Visit the pioneers of carbide sawing systems in North America at Booth N-7216, featuring: Amsaw high-speed production sawing machines for billets, tubes, rails and more Speedcut carbide saw blades.

Amsaw systems are specifically designed for faster cutting speeds, longer tool life and enhanced precision of carbide saw technology.  Amsaw systems use carbide-or cermet-tipped blades to provide fast, accurate cutting for ferrous and non-ferrous materials, bars or billets, rails, profiles, pipes and tubes.

AME custom machine services include complete design and build services to go along with Amsaw sawing systems, blades and machine rebuilding services.

Speedcut sells and services saw blades with a variety of styles and tooth configurations.   New carbide, cermet and thin-kerf blades are available along with complete in-house facilities for sharpening, re-tipping and repairing older blades.  Virtually any size blade can be fully reconditioned, so it’s ready to cut ferrous and non-ferrous materials, bars or billets, rails profiles, pipes and tubes.

Speedcut can build and service blades as large as 80 inches in diameter, so whatever your application, you can make sure your blades are always sharp and ready for the rigors of high-speed, high-volume cutting.
See our other AME and Hennig group products in Booths E-5708 and W-2405.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our Amsaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants.  Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea.  Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico.  To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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Pneumatic Cylinder Rod Locks Hold Platform For Workers At RV Assembly Plant

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., (AME) Rockford, IL offers its line of Amlok® cylinder rod locks for a variety of applications in myriad industries.  One recent and innovative installation is on the worker lift platforms at a major RV manufacturer in the Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana area, home to that industry’s leading producers of motor homes, fifth wheel campers, trailers and other vehicles.  According to the customer, the results of this installation have included more stability in the platforms, which frequently bear the load of multiple workers, considerable raw materials and all the tools necessary to perform the various assembly operations.

At this manufacturing location, unlike a conventional parallel orientation assembly line, the frame and the axles move perpendicular to the work stations, on rail track-mounted dollies.  Owing to the highly customized nature of the RV industry, it is frequently necessary for one-off assembly operations to be performed in sequence, as the content of a day’s quota.  Plus, given the height of the units, these work platforms are invaluable assets to the production process at the company.  In this case, work platforms were engineered and built to enable faster access from both sides of the unit.

With the work platform concept, the units can now be rolled from one station to the next, allowing the various build-ups to occur in sequence.  As each step in the manufacturing process is completed, the entire work platform is raised. Because of the length of the platforms, (up to 30’) and the weight load bearing requirements (typically several hundred lbs. of materials and 1-2 workers per side), stability was a key issue.

One of the engineers at the integrator comments, “We’d seen the cylinder rod lock concept in a trade magazine article and contacted Advanced Machine & Engineering to discuss our needs.  On each corner of the lifting system, the rod lock would need to attach to the platform and a separate rod installed for the Amlok.”

The Amlok® design, originated by AME, allows free movement of the cylinder during normal operation.  When the lift system is stopped or when air pressure is lost, the locking mechanism secures the load in position until released by the return of air pressure.  The positioning of the work platform is entirely controlled by the workers and is infinitely adjustable to the desired height for their cutting, routing, forming and riveting of the various materials used for construction and assembly of these RV units.  Each 1-3/4” diameter rod is mounted to the floor of the factory and the rod lock follows it, riding along a guide mechanism designed by the integrator and AME engineers, in cooperation with the factory workers at the plant.  Upon completion of work at each station, the platform is raised to the top park position, where the Amlok is engaged in the locked condition, the RV unit is transported to the next station and the platform is loaded with the next unit’s required materials.  Each worker’s complete toolbox remains on the platform throughout the work shift.

The Amlok rod locks used in this application are the company’s fourth generation design and prevent the typical problems encountered with most large scale air movement systems, namely, over-travel, bouncing, drifting and reverse travel.  The patented intensifier mechanism of the AME rod lock is spring-operated to lock and is released by normal 60-160psi air lines.  These devices were deemed both cost-effective and functionally desirable for the work platform application at the RV builder.

On this project, AME supplied the rod locks, mounting brackets and all hardware, while the integrator supplied the controls, pressure valves and all pneumatic circuitry to match the plant’s existing air lines, which were substantial, given the number of air tools used in the manufacturing process here.

Following the installation, the RV builder commissioned an independent engineering firm to fully certify that the work platforms met all relevant codes.  This certification has been received.

Worker satisfaction with the system and the platform stability has been found to be very high, as well.

For technical questions on this story or the Amlok devices, please contact Ken Davis (ken@ame.com) or Shane Hatfield (shane@ame.com), the AME engineers on the project.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our Amsaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants.  Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea.  Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico.  To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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AME Billet Sawing System

amsaw-durabarAMSAW® high-speed, production saw machines are specifically designed to use carbide blades to improve the cutting speed of ferrous and non-ferrous material, bars or billets, rails, profiles, pipes and tubes. Standard design features include:

  • Highly compact, rigid design
  • Hardened spindle gears ground for minimum backlash
  • Special saw blade guide and dampening device for accurate cutting to stabilize the blade and prolong tool life
  • Low maintenance design
  • Dry operation – no coolant needed
  • Saw blade changeover in less than 3 minutes
  • Double and triple measurement strokes for extra length cuts
  • Fast, dependable chip disposal

Options include: stock size measuring, automated length measuring systems, bar manipulating systems, infeed and outfeed systems and stackers.

Also available are various chip conveyors, safety devices and machine enclosures offered by AME and its sister division, Hennig.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our Amsaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants.  Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea.  Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico.  To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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Chris Koehn Appointed Business Unit Manager for Stotz Products at Advanced Machine & Engineering

chris-koehnAdvanced Machine & Engineering (AME) in Rockford, IL, announces the appointment of Chris Koehn as Business Unit Manager for the Stotz product line, recently acquired by AME under a master distributor agreement with the parent company in Germany.

Chris has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the machine tool industry.  In his new position, he will focus on marketing the Stotz products, which include air and electronic gaging devices, to existing customers as well as development of new accounts.  He will also be selling the complete product lines for Advanced Machine & Engineering and sister company, Hennig, Inc.  Chris has worked in the air gaging industry for over 10 years and has been integral in the design and implementation of measuring systems from small table top devices to automated robotic manufacturing cells.

Stotz Feinmesstechnik GmbH has been a leader in gaging technology for almost 60 years.  They design, manufacture and sell air-electronic gages and control devices.  They are constantly striving to improve their designs and develop new products to solidify their position as a leader in new measuring technology.  Numerous patents within the last few years have solidified their position as a trendsetter for new measuring technology and pneumatic measuring systems.  Their diverse customer base covers many industries, including manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our Amsaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants.  Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea.  Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico.  To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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Stotz Air Gages and Measuring Systems Becomes Part of Advanced Machine & Engineering’s Family of Products

Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) in Rockford, IL, is excited to announce that they have become the exclusive North American distributor for Stotz Measuring Systems, which includes air and electronic gaging devices.

Stotz Feinmesstechnik GmbH has been a leader in gaging technology for almost 60 years.  They design, manufacture and sell air-electronic gages and control devices.  They are constantly striving to improve their designs and develop new products to solidify their position as a leader in new measuring technology.  Numerous patents within the last few years have solidified their position as a trendsetter for new measuring technology and pneumatic measuring systems.  Their diverse customer base covers many industries, including manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.  Stotz gages can be manufactured to measure I.D., O.D. out-of-round, straightness, parallelism, perpendicularity, flatness, taper, match grinding applications and many other geometric tolerances.  Air gaging is a very easy-to-use method of measuring and requires no special training, plus it is non-contact technology, so it does not mark the parts.  The measurements are extremely accurate and very fast.  There are no mechanical moving parts; therefore, air gages have a very long life expectancy.  The gages, coupled with the Stotz advanced line of air-electronic columns, make the integration into a user’s measuring system an easy transition.  This is true for both simple table top systems as well as more complex robotic measuring cells with feedback to machine tools as well as integrating with an SPC program.  Some common parts that are measured using air gages are fuel injection components, transmission components, hydraulic components, bearings, connecting rods, crankshafts, camshafts, valve seats, hip stems, surgical screws and many different tapers such as HSK, CAT, BT, KM, Morse and Jacobs, both the male and female portions.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices, and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems.  The Fluid Power – Safety markets are served with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devises; and the Production Saw market with our Amsaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products.  AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.  To learn more, visit www.ame.com.

Hennig, Inc. design and produces custom machine protection and chip/coolant management products for state-of-the-art machine tools.  Hennig products are designed to protect against corrosion, debris and common workplace contaminants.  Manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, India, Japan, China and South Korea.  Repair centers are located in Machesney Park, IL; Chandler, OK; Livonia, MI; Blue Ash, OH; Mexico City, Mexico and Saltillo, Mexico.  To learn more, visit www.hennigworldwide.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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