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HT Series… Fastest Quick-Change Tool Adapter System On The Market!

New Heimatec system reduces downtime, eliminates costly changeover; ideal for the busy job shop or production department

HT Series quick-change tool adapter system from Heimatec requires only a single clamping bolt turn for changeover. Click the image to view the animation.

Heimatec, a world leader in live tools, angle heads and multi-spindle drill heads, announces immediate availability of its newest development, the HT Series quick-change tool adapter system.  With the HT Series onboard, users do not need to change tooling, only the adapter and that action is accomplished with a single clamping bolt.  In this way, collet assemblies can be preset outside the machine tool, then simply swapped out as needed.

Whether a one-off job shop or long run production department, downtime on any machine tool is costly and the HT Series reduces changeover from an average of 15-20 minutes down to about that many seconds.  The tool head stays in the machine, so less probing is needed after the changeover, as well.

HT Series offers users a lower initial investment, minimized tooling time, reductions of tooling quantities and related costs, plus considerably lower inventories.  Further savings are realized by the high degree of flexibility in the system, the shortest gauge line of any system on the market, meaning no additional tool length consumed, standard coolant-through design, exceptional repeatability to 0.0002” and easier handling of the components, resulting in lower setup costs.

This new quick-change system is available from Heimatec with all common outputs, including collet, extended collet, collet with tension and expansion for tapping, weld-on, weld-on extended, arbor, hydro-chuck, indexable insert holder, shrink fit and blank/plug design.

Interested parties can see the HT Series in action on youtube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl7_978FQ94&NR=1

For further information and literature on this new product, please contact:

Preben Hansen, President
HEIMATEC INC.
16 E. Piper Lane Suite 129
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Phone:  847-749-0633
Fax:  847-749-2445
Email: info@heimatecinc.com
Website: www.heimatecinc.com

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Heimatec is an international tooling manufacturer, based in Renchen, Germany. Its experienced staff is dedicated to providing customers the most innovative tooling technology possible. In 2010, the company opened Heimatec Inc. in Prospect Heights, IL, near Chicago, to serve its growing North American customer base with sales and service, plus an extensive inventory of products. Heimatec serves the auto, aero, medical, off-highway, rail, energy, woodworking, composites and other industries, as well as an ever-increasing number of machine tool OEM’s worldwide.

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U-tec Flexible Tool Adapter System from Heimatec: IMTS Booth W-1986

Heimatec axial tool with built-in U-tec system

To everything, there is a REASON…turn, turn, turn…

Here’s your best reason to stop by our booth:

At this year’s IMTS, Heimatec will display its live tooling in a unique way…a live demo on a rotating machine tool turret.   Come and see the show!

Heimatec, a world leader in live tools, angle heads and multi-spindle drill heads, today announced immediate availability of its newest development, recently unveiled for IMTS.
U-tec is the company’s patented flexible tool adapter system that allows a standard ER output live tool to accept various adapters for different applications. This allows users the ability to have  quick changeover of tools on almost any lathe, using a single live tool, without having to commit to a quick-change system on the initial purchase.  A facemill adapter, for example, can be quickly positioned into the standard holder, without the need for a completely new base being installed.  This significantly reduces inventory costs as well as changeover time, for the busy shop.

Heimatec radial tool with built-in U-tec system

The U-tec system, according to Heimatec Inc. President Preben Hansen, “…represents a real improvement in lathe and mill/turn tooling design.  U-tec allows great user flexibility, while a polygonal drive system ensures extremely high power transmission stability and faster set-up with absolutely no loss in performance or accuracy, because the live tool base remains in position and only the adapter and collet get swapped.”

He went on to explain the unique collet nuts on the U-tec system have internal  threading for rigid mounting and that this new tool adapter system enables the actual cutting tool to be brought into closer proximity to the bearing, thus further improving performance in use.  This benefit results from the short and compact tool length design.  Internal coolant up to 2000 psi(140 bar) is provided standard.

Side lock adapter

Every adapter in the U-tec system comes complete with any necessary clamping nuts and adapters are immediately available in face mill style, ER extensions, side lock, shrink fit, hydraulic and blank.

The U-tec system is available for all major turning machines on the market today.  Heimatec currently manufactures over 10,000 live tool types.

Extended ER collet chuck adapter

For further information and literature on this new product, please contact:

Preben Hansen, President
HEIMATEC INC.
16 E. Piper Lane Suite 129
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Phone:  847-749-0633
Fax:  847-749-2445
Email: info@heimatecinc.com
Website: www.heimatecinc.com

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Heimatec is an international tooling manufacturer, based in Renchen, Germany. Its experienced staff is dedicated to providing customers the most innovative tooling technology possible. In 2010, the company opened Heimatec Inc. in Prospect Heights, IL, near Chicago, to serve its growing North American customer base with sales and service, plus an extensive inventory of products. Heimatec serves the auto, aero, medical, off-highway, rail, energy, woodworking, composites and other industries, as well as an ever-increasing number of machine tool OEM’s worldwide.

Face mill adapter

ER collet

ER collet chuck adapter

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Heimatec Relocates, Offers New Literature

Tooling supplier expands headquarters, offers specific machine tool brand product lines, detailed in new full-specification catalogs

Heimatec, Inc., the North American operation for a world leader in live tools, angle heads and multi-spindle drill heads, today announces it has relocated to substantially larger headquarters near Chicago.

Heimatec will display a complete line of high-quality live tools for all major turning machine brands, as well as angle heads for milling applications, during the upcoming IMTS 2012 in Chicago. The company will feature its unique HT quick-change system and patented u-tec flexible machining system.

According to company president Preben Hansen, “We made this move to increase our inventory and our staff to better serve the growing ranks of our customers, both end users and distributors alike.”  The new location is in Prospect Heights, Illinois, previously home to Heimatec.

It represents a 50% increase in the office and warehouse capacity for this growing supplier to the North American machine tool market.  Hansen anticipates hiring new staff for the facility soon.

In related news, Heimatec has introduced complete lines of tooling, each designed for specific brands of machine tools, including the major builders of turning machines used in the North American market, such as Haas, Okuma, Mazak, Spinner, Miyano, Nakamura and others. This full-specification literature by machine brand is immediately available from the company in print and online pdf versions. Interested parties should contact the company.  Heimatec also offers its new corporate capability brochure, in which all lines are presented.


For further information on this news release, please contact:

Preben Hansen, President
HEIMATEC INC.
16 E. Piper Lane Suite 129
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Phone:  847-749-0633
Fax:  847-749-2445
Email: info@heimatecinc.com
Website: www.heimatecinc.com

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Heimatec is an international tooling manufacturer, based in Renchen, Germany. Its experienced staff is dedicated to providing customers the most innovative tooling technology possible. In 2010, the company opened Heimatec Inc. in Prospect Heights, IL, near Chicago, to serve its growing North American customer base with sales and service, plus an extensive inventory of products. Heimatec serves the auto, aero, medical, off-highway, rail, energy, woodworking, composites and other industries, as well as an ever-increasing number of machine tool OEM’s worldwide.

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Penn State Erie receives $3.7 million gift in software from SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc.

Schaumburg, IL. — SIGMA Plastic Services Inc. has donated SIGMASOFT® polymer process simulation software to Penn State Erie’s School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, a gift valued at $3.7 million.

With this software, the campus has new technical capabilities for its soon-to-open Medical Plastics Center of Excellence and current Medical Plastics certificate program, two initiatives that address the emerging medical plastics market.

The U.S. market for medical plastics is growing at a rate of 5 percent to 10 percent annually and sales are projected to reach $6.55 billion in 2012.”Thanks to SIGMA Plastic Services, our students and faculty members will be able to develop the next generation of medical devices. This is a great partnership between academia and industry that ultimately benefits our students,” said Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering.

The $3.7 million gift supports Penn State Behrend’s goal of raising $32 million during the University’s current capital campaign, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. To date, the college has secured 81 percent of that goal.

Penn State Behrend’s Medical Plastics Center of Excellence is an applied research and outreach center that supports companies in the development of new medical devices and packaging, technologies that could not exist without advanced plastics materials. SIGMASOFT® software, designed for the molding of advanced elastomer, silicone and thermoplastic materials, supports these technologies.

Students enrolled in the Plastics Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program can pursue the Medical Plastics certificate. The 14-credit certificate program prepares graduates for careers in medical product development with courses in advanced materials, new product design, manufacturing, and FDA regulatory issues. Nationwide, this is the only medical plastics certificate or degree program offered at the undergraduate level.

“Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of SIGMA products and will be better prepared to put what they have learned into practice after graduation,” said James Chiamardas, president of TPStek. “This is the first gift of SIGMASOFT® to a college or university in the United States. We’re pleased to work with Penn State Behrend on this important initiative.”

James Chiamardas, a Penn State Erie plastics alumnus and Erie native, played a key role in securing the gift. Chiamardas earned his associate and bachelor’s degrees in Plastics Engineering Technology. He is president of TPStek, LLC, a SIGMASOFT® reseller.

TPStek will provide technical support for the software, which is included in the value of the gift.

Christof Heisser, President of SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc. says, “We are happy to provide the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, with 25 seats of SIGMASOFT®, thereby giving students access to state-of-the-art Polymer System Simulation. Simulation has revolutionized the manufacturing world in the last 25 years and has become an integral part of the manufacturing process. It is, therefore, essential to integrate this technology into the education of the next generation of engineers and we at SIGMA are proud that one of the leading universities in the manufacturing world has decided to work with our simulation tool.”

SIGMA Plastics Services is in Schaumburg, IL. Located outside of Chicago, SIGMA Plastics Services Inc. is part of SIGMA Engineering GmbH, headquartered in Aachen, Germany. SIGMA provides 3D Polymer System Simulation software and engineering solutions to companies throughout the world.

For further information on this announcement, interested parties should contact: SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc. 10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 425 Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 USA

Phone:  +1 847 969 1001 x 225 Email:  cheisser@3dsigma.com Web: www.3dsigma.com Attention:  Christof Heisser, President

Agency contact for SIGMA: Wendy McCormick Bernard & Company Palatine, Illinois (Chicago) USA +1 847 934 4500 wendy@bernardandcompany.com

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CASTING SIMULATION ACHIEVES NEW LEVELS WITH MAGMA5

MAGMA presents the economic benefits of casting process simulation at GIFA 2011

The process orientation of MAGMA5 illustrated using die casting

During the upcoming GIFA 2011 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, Magma will present its new software generation for casting process simulation, MAGMA5. At the 300 sq. m stand 12A16, the company will demonstrate how casting process simulation with MAGMA5 can be used for optimization at all stages of casting manufacturing to contribute to foundry profitability. MAGMA will show the newest version MAGMA5 5.2 with extended capabilities for all cast materials and processes, introduce its new software MAGMA C+M for the simulation of the core production processes and provide a view into the future of autonomous optimization of casting processes. Additionally, MAGMA is participating in the initiative “ecoMetals” from the Messe Düsseldorf, which supports companies who develop innovative products and processes leading to a more efficient use of energy. MAGMA will demonstrate, using practical examples, how the application of casting process simulation considerably increases a foundry’s energy and resource efficiency.

MAGMA5 – optimized simulation

Autonomous optimization of casting processes and layouts, shown here for gating optimization in die casting, is the future of casting processsimulation.

MAGMA5 5.2 introduces several new simulation capabilities: new process modes for permanent mold, low pressure sand and low pressure die casting, as well both hot-chamber and cold-chamber die casting, allow for detailed process-specific definitions. The software also supports process design by controlling process parameters during a simulation run. For gravity casters, process modules for DISAMATIC and investment casting are now available.

At GIFA, MAGMA will also present its newest developments for the quantitative prediction of as-cast and heat treated local microstructures and properties in aluminum, iron and steel castings. MAGMA5 simulates sand and reoxidation inclusions during mold filling and predicts defects related to molding materials. MAGMAnonferrous calculates the final microstructure and mechanical properties for aluminum alloys considering the metallurgy, inoculation, and hydrogen content of the melt. MAGMAiron predicts local microstructures for iron materials from graphite growth through to the distribution of phases making up the matrix. MAGMAsteel calculates macrosegregation in steel castings and the local microstructure resulting from heat treatment.

The stress module MAGMAstress for the first time offers casters the option to calculate thermally induced casting stresses in permanent molds for all manufacturing steps, including heat treatment and finishing, in order to predict casting crack problems and distortion. The simulated distortion results can be evaluated just as on a coordinate measuring machine and compared directly with real measurements. For the first time, the new module MAGMAdielife facilitates the evaluation of the effects of tooling design and thermal stresses on the durability of permanent molds.

MAGMA Core+Mold – transparency in core production

With MAGMA C+M, the simulation of the core shooting process is possible for complex tools, shown here for three cores including blow tubes in a single core box.

With MAGMA C+M, MAGMA introduces an integrated tool for the simulation of core production processes. MAGMA C+M simulates core shooting, blowing and hardening of organic and inorganic cores. Processes where binder hardening is driven by a catalyst gas as well

as core production with tempered core boxes are supported. MAGMA C+M considers all aspects of core production starting from the core shooter, in order to calculate the flow of the air-sand mixture based on the real shot parameters. An integrated database provides the ability to specify the characteristics of the sand and the binder system as well as core box vents and blow tubes. The program simulates gassing, purging and the curing reaction of gas-hardened cores. The design and control of core box tempering for heat-cured cores (hotbox, croning, inorganic) is effectively supported by modeling of heating cartridges and oil channels.  For inorganic cores, MAGMA C+M calculates the drying of the core in the heated core box as well as due to transport of water vapor by hot air during gassing. MAGMA C+M takes advantage of all the functionality of MAGMA5 and is available as an add-on module to MAGMA5 or asa stand-alone product.

Autonomous optimization is the future

With autonomous optimization, foundrymen can make use of simulation in order to pursue their objectives for quality and cost. Autonomous optimization makes proposals for the right casting layout or the optimum process parameters. The virtual test foundry in the computer enables variation of parameters and systematic examination of influencing variables leading up to the optimum configuration. Based on the fundamental physics embedded in MAGMA5, the program finds the best possible dimensions and positions of ingates, as well as the location of feeders and chills including their optimum size. Using industrial examples, MAGMA will present state-of-the-art capabilities and provide a view into the future of optimization.

MAGMA – very involved

At the accompanying WFO Technical Forum, MAGMA will give presentations on the topics of aluminum casting, core production, and optimization. At the NewCast exhibition, which takes place in parallel with GIFA, simulation specialists will discuss the prediction of residual stresses and distortion in cast iron components.

MAGMA also has a further exhibition stand (12A15) as part of the “Get-In-Form” project “Youth-Technology-Future” (“Jugend-Technik-Zukunft“).  Here, the attractiveness of work as a professional or specialist in the metal casting industry will be illustrated to students and apprentices in an entertaining and interactive manner.


About software for casting process simulation

Casting process simulation software considers the complete casting process including mold filling, solidification and cooling, and also provides the quantitative prediction of mechanical properties, thermally induced casting stresses and the distortion of cast components. Simulation accurately describes a cast component’s quality upfront before production starts, thus the casting layout can be designed with respect to the required component properties. This results in a reduction in pre-production sampling, but also the precise layout of the complete casting system leads to energy, material and tooling savings for the foundry.

The range of application of MAGMA solutions comprises all cast alloys, from cast iron to aluminum sand casting, permanent mold and die casting up to large steel castings. The software supports the user in component design, the determination of melting practice and casting methodology through to mold making, heat treatment and finishing. This saves costs consequently along the entire casting manufacturing line.

During the last 10 years, the use of casting process simulation has become a valuable business asset for many foundries. MAGMA5 now expands the capabilities of casting process simulation and will further accelerate the acceptance of this technology.


About MAGMA

 MAGMA offers comprehensive solutions to the metal casting industry, casting buyers and casting designers worldwide. The MAGMA product and service portfolio includes the powerful modular simulation software MAGMASOFT®,with the newest release MAGMA5, as well as engineering services for casting design and optimization.

Today, MAGMASOFT® is used throughout the metal casting industry, especially for the optimization of cast components in automotive and heavy industry applications.

MAGMA Giessereitechnologie GmbH was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Aachen, Germany. A global presence and support are guaranteed by offices and subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore, Brazil, Korea, Turkey, India and China. Additionally, more than 30 qualified partners represent MAGMA around the world.

 For more information on this release, please contact:

Christof Heisser President MAGMA Foundry Technologies, Inc. 10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 425 Schaumburg, IL 60173 Phone 847-969-1001 ext. 225

Email: cheisser@magmasoft.com Web: www.magmasoft.com

 Agency contact: Tim Daro Bernard & Company 847-934-4500 tdaro@bernardandcompany.com

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New Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software Reduces Time To Part, Improves Product Performance

Excel-lentTM software from longtime builder of gears and gearboxes quickly determines optimum product parameters for various industries; time savings in hundreds of engineering hours being realized

In response to the gear market’s need for optimization software, which has been lacking for many years, Excel-LentTM gear/gearbox design and analysis software has been developed by Excel Gear, Inc. (Roscoe, IL) and written in Visual Basics.Net.  This software has been written by engineers who also design and manufacture gears for their own use, according to company president N.K. “Chinn” Chinnusamy.
Mr. Chinnusamy further comments, “Although commercial software has long been available in the gear industry, it has been too expensive or too complicated to be used by engineers without specialized gear design knowledge.  Our software is specifically designed with a user-friendly interactive input screen providing defaults and options in accordance with the AGMA 2001 standard (American Gear Manufacturers Association).”  The users of Excel-Lent software can easily navigate through the input screens to edit, analyze and produce reports on the optimum gear and gearbox design for various industrial and other applications.
“This software is not designed for any specific industry,” continues Chinnusamy.  It can be used for machine tools, heavy materials handling equipment or even the wind turbine industry.  For the wind turbine industry, for example, the designer needs a full understanding of all the operating loads on the gear members to arrive at the required power rating.
The key calculations performed are the AGMA power rating and load calculations, including bending strength geometry factor (J) and pitting resistance geometry factors (I).  Output from the software is a single page of data printed in a format that is easy to read and interpret.  Other commercial software typically prints five or six pages of information, which may be confusing to most design engineers unless they are gear experts, Chinnusamy further observed.
The users of Excel-Lent need not be familiar with AGMA standards to use this software.  Those who are not gear engineers can also benefit from the gear engineering knowledge embedded in the software package.

Excel-Lent contains three sections – design, analysis and gear dimensions. Any of the sections can be used individually to run calculations.  On a typical job, according to Excel Gear, hundreds of hours typically spent doing the calculations can be saved.
The three sections are detailed below:

DESIGN:  This section calculates the size of gears, based on minimal input by the user.  The user needs to specify only the input rotational speed, gear ratio, power to be transmitted and the material and heat treatments selected from the material tables of all commonly used materials in the industry.
Key values calculated are the diameter and face width of the pinion required to achieve the surface fatigue power rating and optimized DP or module (based on the calculated diameter) required for the bending fatigue power rating. The data are automatically exported to the analysis program for detailed analysis.  The results are the power ratings for 5,000 -100,000 hours of B1 life (reliability factor of 1).
If required, other values such as face width or center distance may be entered but Excel Gear recommends leaving the face width and center distance values blank for optimized gear design. Design and analysis programs are used to design one gear stage in sequence on an external or internal spur and helical gear mesh.

ANALYSIS:  This program calculates the power rating of a gear set for 5,000, 10,000, 25,000, 50,000 and 100,000 hours of B1 life (reliability factor of 1). Reliability factor of 1, 1.25, or 1.5 can be selected, as required. The user needs to input mesh type (spur, helical, internal and external), pressure angle, helix angle (if applicable), pinion speed, number of teeth in pinion and gear, material (from the list provided in the software), face width, DP or module and quality required.  Crown and/or profile shift, if used, can also be entered. The program will calculate the power rating of the gear set and show HP or KW capability along with torque, tangential force and static capacity.  Static capacity is based on yield strength and, if bending stress exceeds yield strength at any time, permanent deformation or even tooth breakage may occur.  If the results are satisfactory, the user can print the single page results only or, optionally, also print all the AGMA factors used in making the calculations.
Most commercially available gear software will generate five or six pages of output along with required bending and surface fatigue strength of the gear set.  The user therefore needs knowledge of metallurgy to select proper material and heat treatment or must consult a metallurgist.  By contrast, the Excel-Lent software program lists commonly used gear material for the user to select.  If the results are not as required, the user can select another material or change other design criteria as required to achieve the desired results. If a special material is desired, its yield, bending and contact stress numbers can be easily entered. If any of the required input data are missing, the program will prompt the user to supply what is missing.  Metric or inch units can also be selected with just one click.

DIMENSIONS:   In the opinion of the manufacturer, this Excel-Lent gear dimension software is the most versatile program available in the market. The program will calculate the manufacturing dimensions for a new pinion and gear or calculate the dimension of a pinion or gear to mate an existing pinion or gear.  This can be done for external gears, internal gears or a gear rack.  Users need only to enter the type of mesh (spur or helical, internal of external), pressure angle, helix angle(if helical gears), number of teeth in pinion and mating gear, DP or module and the quality of the gears.
The program will then calculate the center distance, dimension over pins, span measurement, form diameter, roll angles and all gear tolerances to match the quality required (AGMA, DIN, or ISO). The program will calculate the helix angle required to match a specified center distance if the user chooses that option.
The program displays plain English error messages when input is questionable or in error.  For example, if the center distance is incorrect, the program will flash error messages such as, “Center distance specified is too large/small.”
The program calculates optimized profile shifts for pinion and gear operating at a non-standard center distance, if the operating center distance is specified.  If the profile shift required to operate is large and makes the top land narrow, the program will flash warning messages and display the proper profile shift amount to avoid narrow top land.
Excel-Lent software further provides users the option to balance beam strength or specific sliding of gear and pinion, if desired.  This is a key requirement for wind turbine gears. The program will also calculate gear blank tolerances to achieve the desired quality level, if shaft and bore diameters are entered.  Users can switch between inch and metric dimensions with one click.

For further information or a test demo, available on CD or onsite, please contact:

EXCEL GEAR, INC.
11865 Main Street
Roscoe, IL 61073
Phone:  815-623-3414
Fax:  815-623-3314
Web:  www.excelgear.com
Email:  sales@excelgear.com
Attention:  N.K. Chinnusamy or Bill Powers

ABOUT EXCEL GEAR
Excel Gear brings over 50 years of machine tool experience to the design, manufacturing and quality analysis of its various gear, gearbox, fluid bearing, spindle, CNC gimbal head, nutator and special equipment production.  ANSYS software for FEA on stress, strain, deflection, as well as modal analysis, time and frequency domain, our Spindle Analysis Program, MATLAB/Simulink, AutoCAD/SolidWorks/CADAM and other programs are all utilized to affect the best solutions to customer requirements.  Excel also builds two-axis CNC gimbal heads with 20,000 RPM motorized spindle, 15,000 RPM cartridge type spindle assemblies and CNC rotary tables for major machine tool companies.  Our high-accuracy gear grinding equipment produces to AGMA 15 (DIN 2) tolerances for quality that meets or exceeds the increasing customer demands for high-speed and high power transmission with smooth, quiet operation.  Recently, the company has entered the emerging wind turbine market to provide various gears and gearbox components, as well as extensive maintenance and system performance engineering assistance.

PR agency:
Tim Daro
Bernard & Company
tdaro@bernardandcompany.com

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Hennig, Inc.:Perfect Machine Protection at IMTS 2010 Booth E-5708

Hennig, Inc., Machesney Park, Ill., announces their return to IMTS 2010.

Visit Booth E-5708 to learn about Hennig’s machine protection products featuring:

  • Telescopic Steel Cover Repair
  • Chip Disc Filtration (CDF) Systems
  • Bellows

Visit Booth W-2405, for additional Hennig products such as:

  • Telescopic Steel Covers
  • Chip Conveyors
  • Machine Enclosures

Other products include roll-up and flexible apron covers, wiper systems, and telescopic springs.

Our sister company, Advanced Machine & Engineering, will have their complete line of products in Booth E-5708 and W-2405.

Tim Waterman
Hennig Inc.
9900 N. Alpine Rd.
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 316-5277
info@hennig.ame.com
www.hennigworldwide.com

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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 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.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., our sister company, is a manufacturer located in Rockford, IL, serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components and workholding devices.  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.

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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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“We’re really rethinking our rep/dealer/distributor force, in this internet age. What are your thoughts?”

Question:

“We’re really rethinking our rep/dealer/distributor force, in this internet age. What are your thoughts?”

Our President’s point-of-view…
Some companies, having actually received orders off their online rfq forms, have stumbled into thinking they no longer need those vital links (no pun at all, believe me) in their sales chain, namely, their reps, dealers, distributors or even their offshore agents.  They tell us the age of the internet obviates the need for such personnel and the corresponding cost.

They are just plain wrong.

For numerous reasons, not the least of which are the local representation in a business community by someone who’s known to it AND the corresponding frequency of contact made, you all need these folks fronting your product message.  For years, we’ve told our industrial clients that they’re not in the mail order or retail business.  That’s as true today, even in the age of instant online purchases and even, I admit, in the age of one client who sold an $88,000 piece of equipment directly from their website to a company they’d never sold previously.

Your front line troops are exactly that, your first line of attack (or sometimes defense, when the internet rumors fly) in the market.  Beyond sales contacts, they provide customer assistance in many, often unseen ways.  We’ve worked for dozen of electrical clients over the years and there is no industry with a more multi-layered distribution channel to reach the various OEM, contractor and end user segments of that huge market.  Quite naturally, the electrical market was one of the first ones we serve where clients began to think they could do quite nicely, eliminating a link in the sales chain.  The smart ones have realized it’s not true, as each played and still plays a vital role in product delivery, but even more-so in product conditioning, product persuasion, product positioning and product promotion.  Yes, just as their advertising, PR, direct/blast emailings, trade shows and other promotional tactics do, the reps, distributors and wholesalers in the territories each play a role in helping the overall marketing communication effort succeed.

Companies who overlook that fact are just dumb and will likely suffer the consequences of such short-sighted thinking.

The same applies to you capital equipment companies and even you contract manufacturers who might consider eliminating your reps or dealers.  “Gee, Tim, we build a lot of custom stuff and our engineers can handle most everything online.  We really wonder if those other guys are necessary.”  The answer is a resounding YES.  It’s a collateral consequence of the internet that MORE companies who once sold locally or regionally can now do business nationwide, even worldwide, owing to the online communication channel.  However, along with this broader business base come all those “local” factors that must be taken into account.  These might include local electrical codes, shipping restrictions, installation challenges and, on the international scene, currency and other cultural considerations.  Having at least some regional representation can be very helpful in this process.

One longtime client of ours devotes an entire page of their catalog to extol the virtues of their reps, detailing the company’s philosophy for their use.  Call me, I’ll share it with you, as I’ve handled the client personally for 35 years and wrote that page myself!
-TD
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Our Director of Social Media’s point-of-view…
The point of social media is to make you and/or your company MORE accessible, not less human.  Social media should be used to help give your company and your products life and a personality.

Human connection; having a real person answer questions, solve problems and attend to clients or potential clients needs is still a necessary part of a thriving business.

One should not replace the other, they should work hand-in-hand to support each other.
-Wendy
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Congratulations BMW Oracle Racing on The America’s Cup Victory!

—–Original Message—–

From: Tim Daro (Bernard & Company)
Sent: Mon 15/02/2010 14:47
To: Jon W (BMW Oracle Racing
)
Cc: Fred Young (Forest City Gear); Wendy Young (Forest City Gear); Nicole Zermatten (Bernard & Company); Wendy McCormick (Bernard & Company)
Subject: Congratulations!

We all welcomed the news of your success in winning the Cup.
And the story on Forest City Gear is popping up all over the trade press, here in the States.
Good news, all around!
Thanks for your help, Jon.  Enjoy the victory.
Tim

—–Original Message—–

From: Jon W (BMW Oracle Racing)
Sent: Mon 15/02/2010 14:47
To: Tim Daro (Bernard & Company)
Cc: Fred Young (Forest City Gear); Wendy Young (Forest City Gear); Nicole Zermatten (Bernard & Company); Wendy McCormick (Bernard & Company)
Subject: Congratulations!

Hi guys,

I don’t think we could’ve written a better script!  The victory will carry the article a bit further for you I’m sure.  It was incredible to pick up the America’s Cup last night.  I’ve been chasing it for more than 10 years!

Bye for now.
Jon

Check out our press release on FCG and BMW Oracle teaming up.

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