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GMTA Names Scott Knoy President

Walter Friedrich

Walter Friedrich

After 27 years as President of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America), formerly American Wera, Walter Friedrich appoints Scott Knoy as his successor to the presidency of GMTA.

Friedrich was one of the first three employees when GMTA (American Wera at the time) started in January of 1991. Previously, he worked as a project manager for Liebherr Machine Tool for 4 years and completed vocational training in toolmaking and NC programming while working for 12 years at PITTLER (now DVS Group) in Germany with whom he moved to the USA in 1983.  On January 30 of this year, he spoke with the company’s board of directors and decided to step down. The change was effective on February 8, 2019.

Scott Knoy, President

Scott Knoy, President

Since joining GMTA on July 1st, 2005 Scott Knoy has contributed greatly to the growth of the organization. GMTA is a leading supplier of machine tools, laser welding systems and parts washers to the automotive power transmission, gear and other markets in North America. Friedrich is confident that Knoy is fully prepared to handle all his new responsibilities. “From day one, Scott has proven his commitment, determination, and knowledge of the automotive and gear industries. I’m sure he will continue the company’s expansion.”

Scott Knoy is grateful for this opportunity saying, “I am honored and excited to begin this new chapter as GMTA’s president. My objective is to make sure that GMTA continues to serve our customers’ needs, while looking for new opportunities.”  Knoy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a master’s degree from Lawrence Technological University.

Walter Friedrich will maintain an active role in the company as Senior Advisor and board member.


For more information, please contact:

Scott Knoy
President
GMTA
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
(248) 921-0122
scott@gmtamerica.com

 

GMTA is the exclusive distributor for a number of top-quality German and other metalworking machine builders companies including  BvL, Fimat, WEMA Glauchau, Samag, Profilator GmbH, Praewema,  K+G and Arnold. The company’s headquarters is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a subsidiary in Queretaro, Mexico.

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Corey Calla Named President at SencorpWhite

Photo of President Corey CallaSencorpWhite, the recognized global leader in high quality, end-to-end solutions for automated packaging, integrated AS/RS systems, and warehouse automation software, announced today that Corey E. Calla has assumed the role of President, effective October 1, 2018. As the new President, Calla has responsibility for White Systems, including the operations of the InTek and Minerva Software divisions, both recent strategic acquisitions to build on White Systems’ industry recognized hardware and legacy. Calla is also leading the Customer Service initiatives for SencorpWhite and its product offerings including thermoforming, sealing and automated storage equipment, based in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

White is a pioneer in innovative, integrated inventory management systems, high-density storage solutions and is a leading provider of storage and retrieval systems for the hospital pharmacy space, manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment, aerospace, in-store pickup and military point-of-use solutions. He will report directly to SencorpWhite’s CEO Brian Urban.

Corey Calla has held leadership various leadership positions at Honeywell Intelligrated over the past 23 years and has extensive experience in sales, service, product development, and management. He has led the introduction of many initiatives to develop new products, enhance customer experience, and streamline business systems.  He has also designed and developed a cloud-based suite of applications to expedite service and support and managed a 40-person strategic sales team with exceptional results.

“We are excited to enter the next chapter in our evolution and we are most excited about the experience and leadership Corey brings to our organization. His deep knowledge of sales, service and software systems makes him a natural fit to grow both our products and our customer base,” said Brian Urban, SencorpWhite’s CEO. “I am confident Corey will leverage his many years of experience in warehouse automation and service to drive exceptional growth for White Systems.”

Initially, Calla will focus on growing White Systems’ storage and retrieval hardware and software businesses, while expanding its reach into integrated systems and capitalizing on the company’s recent successful distribution installations across a variety of sectors, including:

  • Aerospace at Airbus, Gulfstream and United Airlines
  • Manufacturing at Boeing
  • Repair facilities for the United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin
  • Hospitals at Providence Hospital
  • Apparel at ChefWorks

These White Systems installations are automated systems comprising either stand-alone or combinations of White vertical and horizontal carousels, vertical lift modules (VLMs), StorBot robots and inventory management software.

“I am enthusiastic about the future of White Systems and our newly acquired software divisions. New opportunities continue to open in several key vertical markets, including hospital automation and consolidation, home delivery, in-store pickup, and a focus on efficiency as labor markets tighten,” Calla said. “For over 70 years, the White brand has been synonymous with performance and quality. I am truly excited to be leading the next phase of innovation and growth here, focused on driving customer value,” he noted.

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 Sencorp brand innovative thermoformers and CeraPak and CeraTek brand packaging technologies to White brand automated storage and retrieval systems and inventory management software–cover the entire supply chain, from the point-of-manufacture through distribution and point-of-use. For more information, call (508) 771-9400 or visit http://www.sencorpwhite.com.

About Connell Limited Partnership:

Connell Limited Partnership is a family-owned business headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Connell has a history of owning and operating industry leading manufacturing companies that provide superior products, exceptional customer service and operational excellence to market leading OEMs. The Connell family is dedicated to supporting a wide range of philanthropic endeavors, with a large commitment to the medical field, including the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, the Connell and O’Reilly Families Cell Manipulation Core at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Connell Nursing Research Scholars Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and the William F. Connell Emergency Department at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. More information is available at http://www.connell-lp.com.

 

For more information on this release, please contact:

SencorpWhite
400 Kidds Hill Rd | Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
508.771.9400
info@sencorpwhite.com
www.sencorpwhite.com
Attention:  Brian Urban or Victoria Garofalo

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NOARK Electric Releases Several New Accessories to its Motor Circuit Protection Control Product Line

Noark Ex9S32 line

Pomona, California – NOARK Electric, a leading low-voltage, electrical product manufacturer, announced the addition of several new accessories to its Ex9S32 line of motor circuit protection control products.  The mounting plate, adapter and bus bar system allows UL508A panel builders to assemble easier, faster and in compliance with Type E and Type F stand-alone and group motor control starter applications for a wide variety of compressor, pump, and fan control scenarios.

NOARK continues to develop and bring to the market even more product line extensions and accessories necessary for all areas of motor control and protection.


NOARK Electric (North America), located in Pomona, California, is a leading 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.

To see a firsthand demonstration of Noark’s latest product developments, visit us at the 2019 AHR Expo at Booth C7947 and the ASHRAE meeting in Atlanta, or contact your local sales representative at nasales@noark-electric.com

For more information, please contact:

Ed Joe, Marketing Director
Noark Electric (North America)
2188 Pomona Blvd
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 779-771-8881
Email: ed.joe@noark-electric.com
Website: na.noark-electric.com

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GMTA Now Represents WEMA Glauchau GmbH

The full line of WEMA grinding machines includes internal, universal, external, roller bearing, and customized solutions.

German Machine Tools of America is now the  North American distributor of WEMA Glauchau GmbH. These high precision grinding machines will be shown by GMTA at IMTS 2018.

WEMA 6SU Universal Grinding Machine

WEMA’s internal grinding machines maximize operating times with more efficient and integrated procedures. A repeatedly allocable tool and workpiece headstock are guided on up to six axes with an accuracy of 0.1 μm. WEMA SI is scalable and is adapted to the clients’ needs through specific mounting for the greatest machining efficiency. Powerful drives ensure quick availability with additional work and peripheral modules reducing costly non-productive times. Available in 4 different series (S2I, S3I, S6I and S10I), it offers machining of chuck and shaft-shaped parts. In addition, the internal grinding machines are equipped with internal cylinder/ cone, internal polygons, internal screw threads, up to 4 applicable grinding tools and high rigidity through the use of cast beds/hydropol beds.

With WEMA SU, universal grinding machines are available for the complex task of three-way machining of all major workpiece sizes. The machines are equipped with external and internal grinding units. Clamping operations provide decisive efficiency and precision benefits. WEMA’s technology enables machines to perform highly complex operations, while peripheral modules permit greater flexibility. These machines’ features include up to 3 swivel axes, machining of 4 sides in one clamping operation, machining of chuck and shaft-shaped parts and external grinding wheels with a maximum diameter of 600 mm. WEMA SU also offers additional features such as: 4 insertable internal grinding tools, 4 external grinding tools and cones, polygons, etc.

The company’s external grinding machines can machine parts up to 1,500 kg with external lengths of Ø  600 mm and 2,700 mm. Grinding wheels are available in Ø 500, 600, and 750 mm. Typical workpieces include railway axles, rollers, pipes and shafts.

Assemblies of the roller bearing grinding machines feature a strict modular structure used for various operations. One is for sequential internal, external and rim machining operations. Another is for simultaneous internal and external machining operations. Other modular structures are used for external machining operations, internal machining operations and rim machining operations. Machining jobs can be carried out on single or multi-row outer rings (OR) and inner rings (IR) of diverse bearing types. Notable features on these WEMA machines include three different types of milling centers (SW3, SW6, SW10), grounding of borings and tracks of inner rings, as well as tracks and outer diameters of outer rings. Outside rings have a diameter of approximately 300 mm to 900 mm. Shoulders, rims, etc can also be ground and different grinding operations can be performed in sequential or simultaneous grinding procedures.

Although the company’s grinding machines cover a wide range of possible applications,  they also build and design grinding machines to order ranging from more or less customized adaptations to complete designs of the machine.

 

For more information, please contact:

Scott Knoy
Vice President
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Office: 734-973-7800
Fax: 734-973-3053
Email: scott@gmtamerica.com
www.gmtamerica.com

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Schütte Offers Its SCX, CNC Multi-Spindle Automatic Lathe

SCX - CNC Multi-Spindle Automatic LatheSchütte (Jackson, Michigan) now sells SCX, its new multi-spindle automatic lathe.

In today’s industrial production, more complex workpieces are being produced in smaller batch sizes and shorter life cycles. To remain competitive, manufacturers have to react quickly and flexibly to market requirements.

These conditions have been met with the creation of Schütte’s multi-spindle automatic lathes. Everything that is not directly related to the production of workpieces has been eliminated from the machining area. There are no drives, cables, slides, lubrication lines or cooling lines within the tooling area. The clean and freely accessible machining area provides clients with the greatest possible configuration flexibility and the simplest retooling and tool retrofitting.

The SCX from Schütte offers several benefits. Some of these are free speed selection and free falling chips. Furthermore, extended machining options are available on the second workpiece side through exact transfer and three additional spindles. Expansion of the machining range is achieved through extended rear-side machining including C-and Y-axis. Lastly, multi-spindle production provides clients with a wide variety of workpiece geometries.

 


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Oulch
SCHUTTE USA, LLC
4055 Morrill Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: 517-782-3600 ex.10
www.schutteusa.com
boulch@schutteusa.com

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Schütte Offers PC Multi-Spindle Automatics

PC Multi-Spindle AutomaticsSchütte (Jackson, Michigan) now sells its PC, their new multi-spindle automatics.

Often, manufacturers need automatics that have greater capabilities. These include the machining of non-ferrous metal or steel, a combination of heavy roughing and accuracy, simple programming combined with versatility and a single machine that performs several production processes. The answer to these challenges is Schütte’s PC series.

Automatics in the PC series are machining centers. They are used whenever classic cam-controlled automatics reach their limit. Besides turning, PC multi-spindle automatics perform tapping, mill cutting, polygon cutting and eccentric drilling operations. Six or eight work spindles, endworking and cross slides can be controlled independently of each other. Rear-side machining can have up to three tools. Over 56 CNC axes can be easily programmed with Schütte’s SICS 2000 system.

PC multi-spindle automatics are designed for material removal of geometrically sophisticated parts made of hard solid materials. The machines are designed to be robust, durable and technically flexible for complex drilling operations. Furthermore, they provide ready-to-install precision parts in large and small batch sizes. Machines in the PC series feature short setup, non-production and part production times.

These machines are used by automobile manufacturers and suppliers, the fittings, pneumatics and hydraulics sector, as well as in the production of precision parts.

 


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Oulch
SCHUTTE USA, LLC
4055 Morrill Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: 517-782-3600 ex.10
www.schutteusa.com
boulch@schutteusa.com

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650°F Cabinet Oven from Grieve

 

No. 903 is a 650°F (343°C), cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for holding large parts on rollout shelves at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 38” W x 38” D x 38” H. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 1000 CFM, 1-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve cabinet oven has 6” insulated walls and an aluminized steel exterior. Features include Type 430 stainless steel interior and two (2) rollout shelves, 28” wide x 37” long rated 150 lbs. loading each. Additional features include safety equipment for handling flammable solvents.

Controls on the No. 903 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, recirculating blower airflow safety switch, 10” diameter circular chart recorder and fused disconnect switch.


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

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Viking Plastic Packaging / Reliable Packaging Systems Named New Distributor For Accu-Seal SencorpWhite, Inc.

Viking Plastic Packaging / Reliable Packaging Systems Named New Distributor For Accu-Seal SencorpWhite, Inc.

Viking Plastic Packaging / Reliable Packaging Systems Named New Distributor For Accu-Seal SencorpWhite, Inc.Viking Plastic Packaging / Reliable Packaging Systems has signed a formal agreement for distribution with Accu-Seal SencorpWhite, Inc., a leading manufacturer of impulse sealing machinery. The agreement is effective immediately.

Davis Olney, the Sales Manager of Accu-Seal, comments, “Recognizing the value that Viking Plastic Packaging offered and serving a region currently not well served for Accu-Seal, we initiated discussions with Viking.” He added, “A visit was made to meet with their team and it became evident to us that Viking offered all the capabilities and characteristics we were seeking in a distribution partner, namely, a knowledgeable and experienced sales team, broad industry experience, technical support capabilities and an understanding of the value of the Accu-Seal brand. Lastly, Viking Plastic Packaging was eager to forge a long-term relationship with Accu-Seal and they believe the relationship will prove extremely beneficial for both parties.”

Prior to establishing the formal terms of the distribution agreement, Viking and Accu-Seal had been working closely together on new opportunities and they had already been seeing positive results from the collaborative partnership.

Viking Plastic Packaging has locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, serving the upper Midwest.


About Viking Plastic Packaging / Reliable Packaging Systems

Since 1967, Viking Plastic Packaging/RPS has continued to meet and exceed its goal of providing customers with the best solutions for bringing products to market at the lowest possible price. A premier full-service distributor of packaging products, Viking offers the finest in flexible packaging equipment, materials, parts, service and training. Skilled technicians, armed with over 100 years of experience, assist in setup, testing, training, plus system integrations, rebuilds, troubleshooting and machine repair. The Viking clientele spans from individual proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies.

 

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 plus inventory management software – cover the entire supply chain spectrum, from the point-of-manufacture through distribution and point-of-use.

 

For more information on this development, please contact:
Brian Urban, President/CEO
SencorpWhite
400 Kidds Hill Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
Phone: 508-771-9400
Email: burban@sencorpwhite.com
www.sencorpwhite.com

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350°F Bench Oven from Grieve

1024 Grieve Bench OvenNo. 1024 is a 350°F (177°C), bench oven from Grieve, currently used for curing the plug on end of long cables at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 28” W x 24” D x 18” H. 2 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements.

This Grieve bench oven has a modified roof which provides 7 slots with adjustable covers and 2” insulated walls. Additional features include Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior and Type 304, #4 brushed finish, stainless steel exterior.

Controls on the No. 1024 include a digital indicating temperature controller.


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

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Suhner Launches New Tool Repair Center

Suhner’s North American service center has larger capacity, new equipment, better organization and more staff

Suhner Repair Center Team

Suhner proudly announces the opening of its new North American center. Located immediately next to the existing repair center on the company campus in Rome, Georgia, this facility offers customers several benefits. While the actual size is about the same as the previous repair center, there is 40% more workspace, thanks to better storage and materials handling operations. The center’s repair area has increased by 50% and there are new repair function areas, as well as new repair equipment. Suhner’s new center also features improved training facilities and a test area. The North American center has substantial room for expansion, as well, according to company sources.

Suhner Repair CenterOrganizationally, the center has shelving for vertical storage (18’ racking), industrial cabinets for organized parts storage and separate and dedicated stock areas. Further, Suhner has hired additional staff to offer better customer service to clients. This service includes onsite training in operations and maintenance of Suhner automated tooling equipment and other products in the line.

This new factory service center repairs spindles, multiple spindle heads, slides and live tooling. In the near future, Suhner will also service rotary index tables for CNC machines. Additionally, Suhner repairs its own line of abrasive power tools and competitive brands of spindles, multi-heads and live tooling.


For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products Corp.

Lee Coleman, National Sales Manager-Machining Division
43 Anderson Road SW
Rome, GA 30161 USA
Phone: 706-314-2927
Fax: 706-235-8045
lee.coleman@suhner.com
www.suhner.com

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