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Ann Arbor, Michigan – GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Wera Profilator, Pittler, Praewema and WMZ, as well as Arnold lasers and Rosink parts washers. These machines are sold to the North American market exclusively by GMTA, primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission and various metalworking applications. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, energy and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Machines are provided for gear honing, gear grinding, the patented Scudding® process for gearmaking, polygon milling, turning, gear tooth pointing and multi-task machining operations. This newsletter is provided to our friends in the media to keep you and your readers updated on News of Note at GMTA.
In the news…
-GMTA had an extremely successful IMTS, running a media event, highlighted by the introduction of the Moduline® machining center. This unique machine, built for high-production runs of various end products, offers customers an unmatched flexibility in their manufacturing. In single work envelope, a wide variety of machining operations can be performed on a workpiece in single setup. Of greatest significance is the fact those machining operations can be adapted, changed out, re-sequenced and completely reconfigured, all on the same machine. The result is highly flexible production in a small footprint, with a single CNC controlling the overall machine and individual PLC’s running each optimized machine function per part.
-During the IMTS press event, presentations were given by GMTA President Walter Friedrich, VP of Sales Scott Knoy, GMTA Product Manager for lathe technology Stefan Kloos and, visiting the show from Germany, DVS group VP for Sales & Marketing Bernd Rothenberger. Highlighting the presentation was the announcement of the new GMTA facility in Queretaro, Mexico, recently opened by Regional Sales Manager Alfredo Contreras, who will be responsible for company sales and service in the fast-growing Mexican market for the company. See VIDEO of the press event here and an interview during IMTS with Walter and Scott, here.
-GMTA now represents K + G tooling in North America, including the company’s complete line of products for inside grooving, turning, milling, profiling, bit production, facemilling, gear tooth milling, chamfering, back angling and more.
-A definitive explanation on the trademarked Profilator Scudding® process for advanced gearmaking is now available from GMTA. Please contact Scott Knoy at GMTA (below) for details.
-GMTA recently sponsored Eastern Michigan University’s German American Day, held for the 10th year at EMU’s Student Center for the dual purpose of cultural heritage celebration and business recruitment. This year’s event happened on October 6. GMTA has an ongoing relationship with EMU, supporting various degree programs in the graduate and business schools to help prepare students enter careers with enhanced technical and language skills.