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Zimmermann Introducing New FZU 5-Axis Gantry Mill

 

The demands for prototype, tool and mold making are increasing. Only those who can supply high quality output, quickly and flexibly, can succeed against the powerful competition worldwide. Zimmermann is responding to this trend with the new FZU. This 5-axis gantry milling machine is not only extremely compact but, thanks to its thermo-symmetrical design and accuracy, it also provides the ideal entry point to the Zimmermann machine line with maximum productivity. Plastics, casting resins such as Ureol and aluminum are particularly suitable for machining. “This development will enable us to close the gap in the lower weight class,” states Frieder Gänzle, General Manager and Partner at Zimmermann in Germany.

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Frieder Gänzle, General Manager and Partner at F. Zimmermann GmbH: “We don’t want to be chasing trends; instead we want to help shape the market.”

“The basic expectations, which prototype, tool and mold makers need to meet today, have not necessarily changed over the years, they have simply grown,” sums up Frieder Gänzle. Customers in the automobile industry, he notes, especially expect components with almost perfect surface finishes and ever higher accuracies. Manufacturers introduce new models or variants to the market at ever shorter intervals. Whereas prototype, tool and mold makers could previously plan in the longer term, they must respond today to inquiries considerably faster.

“We cultivate a very special relationship with prototype, tool and mold makers,” says Gänzle. “Together, we have evolved consistently in recent years. We are very appreciative of our strong business in this sector.” Zimmermann is continuously exchanging technology information with its user base. In discussions, it has become clear that this sector requires powerful, compact machines with maximum productivity and open time. And, importantly, Zimmermann must offer an attractive price/performance ratio, while meeting all these requirements. “We have evolved even further towards heavy-duty cutting, over the years,” reports Gänzle. “As a result, even the smallest machine in our portfolio, the FZ33 compact, has become more popular. We have continuously pushed it upwards from a technological point of view.” Its focus is on aluminum cutting, but steel can also be machined. This enables Zimmermann to offer customers a very efficient, flexible and space-saving machine, while the corresponding design improvements have also had an effect on the price. “The requirement we were presented was for an entry-level model which rounds off our program at the lower price point,” explains Gänzle. The result is the FZU, a 5-axis gantry milling machine which is optimized for weight and stability.

Pre-assembled machine concept

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With the FZU, Zimmermann is developing an extremely compact universal machine for prototype, mold and tool making with an attractive price/performance ratio.

In contrast to the established FZ33 and other machines that Zimmermann offers today, the company is taking a different path with the FZU. “We can narrow down the special features of this gantry machine to three main characteristics,” describes Gänzle. The first point: “We are following the trend towards modern manufacturing machines and designing them as space-saving, pre-assembled units.” This means Zimmermann assembles the machines in-house and can then transport them to the customer by truck or ship without having to dismantle them. Onsite, they are ready for use in a very short commissioning time; erection and start-up require minimum effort. For the customer, this means quickly available machines which can be installed without constructing foundations. “In the design, we have kept to the usual transport sizes. At the same time, the new FZU achieves a remarkable working range for its size,” explains Gänzle.

Thermo-symmetrical design

It is important to match the machine to the required dynamics. Adverse environmental conditions and long machine running times necessarily give rise to thermal expansion effects. In spite of the customers’ increased accuracy requirements, the machine must always achieve outstanding surface finishes. The Zimmermann engineers have therefore designed the FZU gantry machine to be thermo-symmetrical. This means that the milling spindle, guides and other accuracy-determining components are arranged so that their heating is either compensated or they can expand in uncritical directions. “This is the second important characteristic,” emphasizes Gänzle. The base frame consists of a steel welded construction which forms a continuous U-shape. The machine gantry’s centrally guided Z-slide has an octagonal section – and not a rectangular one like comparable machines – which makes it particularly stable. Thanks to its design, it therefore has impressive rigidity for its size. “With a weight of approximately 35 tons, a length of 3,500mm, width of 7,500mm and a height of just under 5,000 mm, we have been able to build a light and compact machine,” says Gänzle.

In-house head implemented throughout

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VH10 spindle head design from Zimmermann, with 34kW and 24,000 rpm standard performance in a rugged design.

The third characteristic relates to the new VH10 milling head, which achieves an extremely high power density. “This new development has enabled us to reassess our portfolio,” reports Gänzle. This is because the VH10 head will replace the VH12, which is not a Zimmermann product. Alongside the VH20, VH30 and VH60, the VH10 is now the smallest head in the range. Users will also benefit from the fact that Zimmermann has suitable spare heads in stock and can supply them on request in the event of stoppages, for example, due to a crash. “We strive to respond quickly and provide the customer with optimum support,” emphasizes Gänzle.

Thanks to its slender design, the VH10 spindle head has only minimal interference contours. Compared to the VH12, it achieves almost double the clamping force. This is due to the fact that Zimmermann fits two side cheeks instead of one onto the unit. The VH10 is therefore considerably more stable in operation. In order to minimize throughput times, a powerful 34 kW spindle with a maximum speed of 24,000 rpm is used in the milling head as standard. “The FZU is therefore ideally suitable for the materials typically found in this business sector, such as Ureol, clay and aluminum. In the future, we will also use the new milling head in larger machines on which processers can produce one-to-one models – for example, on our FZ37,” says Gänzle.

Standardized and yet individual

In order to provide a high-quality machine at an attractive price, the designers at Zimmermann have turned their attention to remaining competitive with regard to price through increased component standardization, while at the same time addressing individual customer requirements. As with all machines produced, Zimmermann therefore also relies on a modular system with the FZU. Among other things, this approach enables different size variants and power levels to be produced. There are also numerous equipment options which offer the customer maximum flexibility.

Zimmermann is therefore able to provide a very efficient solution with the new FZU. It is often the little things that give rise to success and customer satisfaction. “We place great importance on details – an aspect which cannot always be measured in the numbers,” explains Gänzle, who cites two examples: “For instance, the machining area is fully clad with stainless steel sheets in order to guarantee maximum resistance to abrasion. The FZU is also the first gantry milling machine to be equipped with our innovative, new NXP 24-inch multitouch controller, which is already used on our FZH horizontal machining center.” Another increasingly important topic is ergonomics. The door is divided asymmetrically to enable components to be easily fed to the machine. A small, easy-to-open door leads into the machining area, while the large door is used for loading. Operators therefore have a relatively large field of view, rapid access to the machining area and ample space for loading – ergonomic advantages which are not to be underestimated. Another detail is that a cabinet has been installed directly in front of the FZU. “This was the idea of one of our designers,” says Gänzle. “The tables, which users in the various plants position in front of the machines to place their accessories and service tools, caught his attention. With our solution, everything which is part of day-to-day operations can be safely stowed close at hand within the machine.” Added to this, there are extraction equipment and special chip management systems. “It is often the simple ideas which make the machine operator’s everyday tasks much easier,” sums up Gänzle.

Comprehensive service

To provide the best possible support to businesses, Zimmermann concentrates on high-quality and reliable service in close proximity to the customer. After all, this is exactly what characterizes a good relationship between supplier and user.  “Customers expect high availability over the entire system lifecycle,” says Gänzle. “We provide comprehensive machine care.” This includes a customer hotline, by means of which users can reach a competent contact person, even outside of normal working hours, as well as a remote diagnosis system that allows a rapid response in an emergency. If mechanical components are defective or malfunction, the machine builder usually guarantees immediate shipment from its factory. In addition, the application engineers work together with the customer to optimize each individual combination of heads, spindles, tools and clamping equipment for the machines. Zimmermann therefore not only sells machines, but also complete solutions. Plans are in process for further upgrades to the stocking and service personnel staff in North America, as well.  Zimmermann recently opened a new facility in Wixom, Michigan, near Detroit.

Goal:  To be technologically out in front

“We don’t want to be chasing trends; instead, we want to help shape the market,” says Gänzle. “Basically, we therefore aspire not to do the same things as our competitors.” To be technologically out in front, the machine builder never stands still with regards to machine development. The FZU is therefore being continuously optimized – without at the same time losing sight of the price/performance ratio. There appears to be substantial market interest in these machines, according to company research. The initial discussions with users were highly promising. “We are confident of meeting our customers’ requirements with this new development, both in Germany and internationally,” says Gänzle. The statement that the concept of the FZU could be transferred to the other machines in the program underlines how convinced he is of this new solution. Zimmermann will be presenting the machine to a specialist audience at WESTEC 2017, CMTS 2018 AMB in September, 2018. As further indication of emerging market interest, three users have already decided to purchase this new gantry milling machine.

 

 

 


 About the company

  1. Zimmermann GmbH is headquartered in Neuhausen a.d.F., Germany, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-tech milling solutions. The machines have huge working areas, tremendous dynamic performance and enormous cutting capacity. Founded in 1933 by Friedrich Zimmermann, the company now has over 200 employees, with subsidiaries in the USA and China. The innovative company has one primary goal for its range of products: being able to offer the right solution to its customers and so ensure high profitability: “Quality made in Germany”. Its specialized machines are in use throughout the world in the aerospace and automotive industries and find many special applications. Zimmermann Inc. is the North American headquarters, based in Wixom, Michigan (Detroit) and is a full-service operation with machines, application engineering, sales and service personnel on staff to serve the company’s growing markets in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

For more information on this development, please contact the North American headquarters:

ZIMMERMANN INC.
30587 Century Drive
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone:  248-956-8511
www.zimmermann-inc.com
Ms. Lena Kiesel, Marketing Manager
lena@zimmermann-inc.com

 

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Schütte Names Jeffrey Reinert CEO for North American Operations

Major supplier of multi-spindle machine tools and grinders taps longtime industry pro to lead company to next levels 

Schütte (Jackson, Michigan) today announces the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey Reinert as CEO for the North American operations of the company, effective June 8, 2017.  Schütte supplies a range of multi-spindle machine tools and grinders for production work in various sectors of the metalworking market, including medical, orthopedic, tooling, contract machining and more.

Jeff Reinert brings over thirty years of related experience to the position, having been involved with all aspects of manufacturing, sales, marketing and management in the machine tool industry.  Jeff was most recently the president and CEO for North American Operations at Index, another leading machine tool builder.  Jeff held that position for nine years.  While at Index, he nearly doubled the sales of the company, reorganized the service, parts and training departments, plus opened a new office in the emerging Mexican market for the company.  He was also previously the president of Machine Tools of Indiana, a dealer company he founded in 2001 and ran successfully for seven years.

Jeff attended Vincennes University, Valparaiso University and Purdue, where he studied electrical & mechanical engineering.

In commenting on his new position, he observes, “Schütte has a solid reputation as a builder of top quality, multi-spindle machine tools and, based on that foundation, we plan to accelerate the company’s growth curve to take us into more markets with a decidedly aggressive posture, including greater visibility in the media, at shows and through industry association participation.  Complementing this sales growth strategy will be a buildup in our service, engineering and customer support programs.”  Jeff also noted the long-range plans for Shütte include upgrades to the current facility in Jackson, Michigan, with more machines on the floor for demonstration of the company’s capabilities, testing and production scenarios for enhancing the customer experience.

“My personal goal is to bring Schütte to the forefront of the industry, in both the multi-spindle and grinding technology arenas.  We can shine as a great team, with excellent machines backed by a high-quality group of dedicated individuals.  It’s an exciting time and I look forward to meeting the challenges.”

 

For further information, please contact:

SCHÜTTE L.L.C.
4055 Morrill Road
Jackson, MI  49201
Phone:  517-782-3600
www.schutteusa.com
Brittany Parks, Marketing
bparks@schutteusa.com

 

 

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850°F High Temperature Walk-In Oven from Grieve

Grieve Oven 852No. 852 is an 850°F (454°C), high temperature walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating and baking varnish at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 60” W x 96” D x 72” H. 120 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 7800 CFM, 5-HP recirculating blower provides combination airflow to the workload.

This Grieve oven has 8” insulated walls and a 4” insulated floor. Additional features include an aluminized steel interior and exterior and safety equipment for handling flammable solvents, including explosion venting door hardware.

Controls on the No. 852 include a digital indicating temperature controller & manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors.


For more information, please contact: THE GRIEVE CORPORATION, 500 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835 USA. Phone: (847) 546-8225. Fax: (847) 546-9210. Web: www.grievecorp.com. Email: sales@grievecorp.com. Attention: Frank Calabrese.

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Suhner presents new SUNmic 60 Micro Motor System

SUHNER presents new grinding, milling and polishing system

Intelligent technology for tool and mold making

In many technical fields, ultrafine grinding is one of the tasks that gives the product its final polish – in the truest sense of the word. This applies equally to both precision and the visual appeal.

The new SUHNER SUNmic 60 micro motor drive system

One of the leading manufacturers of professional surface treatment tools and machines for over a hundred years, SUHNER now offers an innovative grinding, milling and polishing system, SUNmic 60.

The central element is an intelligent control unit with touch panel that can accept a range of micro motors and tool hand pieces depending on the application. The control part has modern features such as touch screen operation on a glass display, the option to save settings and a rotation speed regulator with tangible resistance.

Key settings are easily legible on a large digital display.



Micro motor system

The actual tools are driven by powerful micro motors whose 280 W place a lot of power in the user’s hand. The compact, brushless BL/DC motors provide an extraordinarily wide speed range of 1000–60,000 rpm and deliver a high torque. In practice, they can be compared with pneumatic technologies but do not need a compressed air supply, operate at lower energy levels and emit virtually zero noise, without exhaust air or oil mist emissions.

One further benefit is that they run virtually free of vibration. The high concentricity safeguards clean and reproducible results in all areas of operation. A special heavy-duty clamping system prevents the millers from shifting. Chuck diameters range from 2.35, 3.0 and 6.0 mm to 1/8 and 1/4 inch.

 
Flexible applications

The new SUNmic 60 micro motor system can be connected to a 90–240 V source, and can therefore be used anywhere in the world. It offers a large number of combinations. The tools range from straight, angle and filing hand pieces to belt grinders. The control unit can be connected to two BL/DC motors and an AC motor.

Advantage: The new control unit is compatible with available micro motors. This is a true multi-purpose tool for many applications.

The new system can be used everywhere a precision finish is desired – for instance, grinding, milling, brushing and polishing in tool and mold making; in aircraft, engine and motor building; in engine tuning; and much more. SUHNER offers a range of matching machines, tools and abrasives that have been tailored specifically to each of these applications. Also an illustrated mold making tool catalog is available.
 

The new SUNmic 60 micro motor system has been designed for complex milling, grinding, brushing and polishing work in tool and mold making; in aircraft, engine and motor building; and similar applications.

Together with the brushless BL/DC motors, the hand pieces deliver the maximum in performance.
The high concentricity and low-vibration running can only benefit the final results.

 

The most important properties of SUNmic 60:

  • Robust control unit with intelligent features and uncluttered digital display
  • Touch screen operation on glass display
  • Rotation speed regulator with tangible resistance
  • Two sockets for hand pieces with the new BL/DC motors and one for conventional motors with carbon brushes
  • Separate, nonvolatile rotation speed memory for each connection
  • Wide, continuous range of rotation speeds of 1000–60,000 rpm
  • High torque
  • Low-vibration running and noiseless operation
  • High concentricity of 0.01 mm
  • Manual and automatic workpiece clamping under high forces
  • Overload protection, dust and spray water protection
  • Option for connecting a pedal



Knowhow on site

SUHNER provides demo services for field expertise. This offers interested parties expert advice, free of charge, from experienced field workers. The demo services vehicle carries all the usual tools, attachments and abrasives, plus the right end to end solution can be found directly onsite based on the actual workpieces.


For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products, LLC
43 Anderson Road SW
P.O. Box 1234
Rome, GA 30161
Phone 706/235-8046
Fax 706/235-8045
info.usa@suhner.com
www.suhner-abrasive-expert.com
Attention: Aaron Beck, National Sales Manager, Abrasives & Power Tools

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Noark Electric Releases EX9S32 Manual Motor Starter

New Manual Motor Starter provides manual isolation, manual motor control and overcurrent protection in one unit.

NOARK-EX9S32 MANUAL MOTOR STARTERPomona, California – NOARK Electric, a leading low-voltage electrical product manufacturer, released an all new Manual Motor Starter – the Ex9S32.

The Ex9S32 Manual Motor Starter is designed to handle more amps and more accessories than previous models offered, while providing increased electrical and mechanical life. The Ex9S32 Manual Motor Starters are electro-mechanical devices that combine a number of functions in one unit, including disconnect for motor branch circuit, manual motor control, branch-circuit short circuit protection (magnetic protection), overload protection (thermal protection – Trip class 10) and switching (manual).

The Ex9S32 is available with up to 32A @600 Vac, UL 508 Type E self-protected combination motor controller (Type F coming soon) and built-in fault indication. The unit also offers a full-range of accessories including undervoltage release contacts, shunt release contacts, power connection adapters, extended rotary lockable handle, and waterproof enclosure.


NOARK Electric (North America), located in Pomona, CA, is a global electrical component and intelligent control system supplier. The company is establishing a representative and distribution network to serve its primary markets, which include the building trades and electric panel board builders in various industries. As a global supplier, NOARK currently operates four R&D centers, three distribution centers, 15 office locations and employs over 1,000 associates. Sales currently exceed $2 billion worldwide.

For more information on this product, consult your local sales representative found at www.na.noark-electric.com or email: nasales@noark-electric.com. Distributor inquiries invited.

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350°F Belt Conveyor Oven from Grieve

350°F Belt Conveyor Oven from Grieve No.897No. 897 is a 350°F (177°C), belt conveyor oven from Grieve, currently used for preheating trays of parts prior to potting operations at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 36” W x 120” D x 15” H. 30 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 6000 CFM, 5-HP recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload.

This Grieve belt conveyor oven has a 48” long open belt loading zone and a 10’ long insulated heat zone with recirculated airflow. Features include a 30” wide, 1” x1” high carbon steel flat wire conveyor belt with 1/4-HP motor drive, variable from 1.4 to 27 inches per minute. Additional features include 4” insulated walls, aluminized steel interior and exterior and a manually operated vertical lift door at unload with viewing window. The oven also has a photo cell to automatically stop the belt when parts reach the unload position.

Controls on the No. 897 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, recirculating blower airflow safety switch and SCR power controller.


For more information, please contact: THE GRIEVE CORPORATION, 500 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835 USA. Phone: (847) 546-8225. Fax: (847) 546-9210. Web: www.grievecorp.com. Email: sales@grievecorp.com. Attention: Frank Calabrese.

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500°F Inert Atmosphere Walk-In Oven from Grieve

grieve oven inert atmosphereNo. 1038 is a 500°F (260°C), inert atmosphere walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for annealing polyurethane tubing at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 60” W x 72” D x 84” H. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 4200 CFM, 3-HP recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload.

This Grieve walk-in oven has 6” insulated walls and an aluminized steel exterior with white epoxy paint. Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seams and inert atmosphere construction are also onboard, including a pressure regulator, flow meter, pressure gauge, inner oven walls sealing directly against ½” thick silicone rubber door seal, blower shaft seal, positive latching door hardware, adjustable offset door hinges, outlet with pressure relief, interior seams welded gas-tight and all wall penetrations fitted with compression fittings. The oven has a 4” insulated floor with truck wheel guide tracks mounted on top of the floor.

Controls on the No. 1038 include a digital programming temperature controller plus a paperless event recorder.


For more information, please contact: THE GRIEVE CORPORATION, 500 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835 USA. Phone: (847) 546-8225. Fax: (847) 546-9210. Web: www.grievecorp.com. Email: sales@grievecorp.com. Attention: Frank Calabrese.

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Kastalon Rolls Out New Website

Information-packed site features full standard line of polyurethane products plus custom capabilities and unique calculation tools

Kastalon Website Screenshot - polyurethane

New Kastalon website features hundreds of standard polyurethane rollers, pads and sleeves for industrial applications plus the company’s custom capabilities.

 

Kastalon, a longtime leader in polyurethane products, announces the rollout of its new website at www.kastalon.com.  The new site offers a look at the company’s extensive lines of standard products, including rollers, pads, bumpers and sleeves for various uses in materials handling, metals producing and processing, as well as myriad other market applications.

Likewise, this new website details the custom material formulation and production capabilities of Kastalon, as the company has built a reputation for problem-solving solutions, since its inception in 1963.

Also included on the website are a number of engineering tools, which allow prospective customers an opportunity to detail their requirements for prompt quotation.  Various materials performance calculation tools are provided on the site and these are among the most popular pages.   Full company literature downloads are also offered.

Kastalon brings its decades of manufacturing experience and application engineering to each customer task, providing a high degree of material consistency and product performance to the global markets served by the company.

Inside Sales Manager Lyn Thorne comments, “We have worked for over two years to produce this site and believe it will be very useful to our current and prospective customers alike, as it provides a thorough presentation of our company’s successes and capabilities.”


For more information, please contact:

KASTALON, INC.
4100 W. 124th Place
Alsip, IL 60803
Phone:  708-389-2210
Fax:  708-389-0432
Web:  www.kastalon.com
Email:  sales@kastalon.com
Attention:  Lyn Thorne

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ICAM and SencorpWhite Announce a Strategic Distribution Partnership

Announcing an exclusive Distribution Agreement to deliver the Intelligent SILO VLM product line to the North American Market

ICAM and SencorpWhite are proud to announce a new strategic partnership for the exclusive distribution of the SILO VLM product line in the United States and Canada.

Since 1947, SencorpWhite’s White brand automated storage and retrieval systems has been a recognized leader in the North American market. With ICAM’s unique product features, and White’s unmatched network of sales and field service engineers, this powerful partnership provides the North American market with the widest available range of VLM products and services.

Through this partnership, ICAM and White will enable North American companies to simplify day-to-day inventory storage and retrieval, optimize valuable floor space, and increase productivity. ICAM’s highly engineered, tailor-made VLMs are designed and manufactured to satisfy specific customer requirements, unlike standard, pre-configured solutions with limited choice of dimensions and configurations.

“This strategic partnership enables ICAM to bring the unique features of SILO VLMs to White’s extensive customer base in the North American market,” said Roberto Bianco, President and Chief Executive Officer, ICAM. “We are very pleased to partner with SencorpWhite. White is a respected brand throughout the industry, ideally positioning the company for rapid growth. With its technical sales and service capabilities, and multiple locations, SencorpWhite is able to provide customers with the highest level of service, which aligns with our own business philosophy”.

“ICAM and SencorpWhite share the same passion for innovation, quality, and value. This foundation provides a strong strategic and cultural fit for both businesses. We are pleased to partner with an established and innovative industry leader in Europe,” said Chris Lingamfelter, President of SencorpWhite’s White product line. “This strategic partnership leverages the strength of both ICAM and SencorpWhite to rapidly grow our existing footprint in North America, furthering our vision to offer uniquely configured, intelligent VLM solutions that provide value to our customers.”


About SencorpWhite

SencorpWhite, a Connell Limited Partnership portfolio company, is a leading provider of unique end-to-end solutions for the packaging and management of high-value inventory. The company’s products and services – which range from innovative thermoformers and other packaging technologies to automated storage and retrieval systems and inventory management software – cover the entire supply chain spectrum, from the point-of-manufacture through distribution and to the point-of-use. For more information, call (508) 771-9400 or visit http://sencorpwhite.com/.

About ICAM

For more than 50 years, ICAM has been designing and manufacturing automated-storage-and-retrieval (AS/RS) and filing systems for the European market. Today, ICAM is on the leading edge of Italian and European manufacturing, serving the industrial, retail, public administration and services markets. ICAM’s product range includes state-of-the-art automated vertical lift modules (VLMs); vertical carousels; mobile racking/shelving systems (di- vided into three distinct business lines: industrial, office and healthcare), and innovative, integrated inventory management software. ICAM is certified to ISO 9001 (certificate no. 191886); ISO 14001 (certificate no. 153853-2014 AE-ITA-ACCREDIA); and ISO 3834 (certificate no. IT246224), which assures product and procedure reliability and respect for the environment.

 

 

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Noark Electric Introduces 3- and 4-Pole DP Contactor Line

New Ex9CKT series designed for variety of HVACR applications; compliant to UL 508 and UL 60947-4-1 for air resistance heating

noark-dp-contactorPomona, California – NOARK Electric, a leading low-voltage electrical product manufacturer, announces a new range of definite purpose contactors: the Ex9CKT Series DP Contactors. Available in 20-40A range in 3- and 4-pole configurations, the Ex9CKT Series features an industry standard mounting plate with easily accessible mounting holes.

The Ex9CKT Series is UL 508 and UL 60947-4-1 Recognized and compliant to CSA C22.2, IEC/EN 60947, CE, RoHS and ARI-780 HVAC standards. It features a Double E magnet assembly for increased performance and reduced power consumption. The newly redesigned body has a high arc-resistant polyester base assembly, allowing for space savings, while the quick-connect spades speed install time. Users can select terminal options, screw or lug connection.

The Ex9CKT Series is designed for a variety of HVACR applications, including air conditioning, resistive heating, refrigeration equipment, motors, welding, pumps, power supplies, foodservice equipment, compressors and various business machines.


NOARK Electric (North America), located in Pomona, CA, is a global electrical component and intelligent control system supplier. The company is establishing a representative and distribution network to serve its primary markets, which include the building trades and electric panel board builders in various industries. As a global supplier, NOARK currently operates four R&D centers, three distribution centers, 15 office locations and employs over 1,000 associates. Sales currently exceed $2 billion worldwide.

For more information on this product, consult your local sales representative found at www.na.noark-electric.com or email: nasales@noark-electric.com.

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