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GMTA Offering Stiefelmayer Lasers in North America

Full line of fiber and diode laser machines for cutting and hardening

Stiefelmayer

Ann Arbor, MichiganGerman Machine Tools of America (GMTA) proudly announces the signing of an agreement with Stiefelmayer GmbH (Denkendorf, Germany) to represent that company’s line of laser machines in North America.  Stiefelmayer offers lasers for various cutting applications, including motor laminations, plus laser hardening. 

The agreement is effective immediately and was announced by GMTA President Walter Friedrich from the headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Friedrich commented, “The Stiefelmayer line is a highly regarded brand in Germany.  Coupled with our Arnold line of laser systems, the new lasers will give us a formidable offering to the North American market, especially in automotive and the burgeoning EV market.” 

Stiefelmayer further prides itself on their blue effective® program of energy saving technology and sustainability, designed to create both environmental and economic benefits to the user. 

The Stiefelmayer laser is particularly well adapted to cutting precision shapes in thin substrates, including mild steel, stainless, copper and brass.  Motor laminations are a particular specialty and this fact matches the drive to EV in the American auto industry. 

For full specifications on the Stiefelmayer machines, please visit:
https://stiefelmayer-lasertechnik.de/en/laser-technology/home.html

For a video of the Stiefelmayer laser used to produce motor laminations, please watch:


For more information on this announcement, please contact: 

GERMAN MACHINE TOOLS OF AMERICA (GMTA) 
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone:  734-973-7800
Fax:  734-973-3053
Web:  www.gmtamerica.com
Email:  sales@gmtamerica.com
Attention:  Walter Friedrich, President

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New Ex9CA Safety Contactor from NOARK Electric

New Ex9CA Safety Contactor from NOARK Electric

New Ex9CA Safety Contactor from NOARK ElectricPomona, CANOARK Electric is proud to announce the release of the new Ex9CA Safety Contactor. The NOARK Ex9CA Safety Contactor is designed for use in safety function applications. It offers unique features that allow the design of safety control circuits with current ratings up to 38A. The Normally Closed (NC) Auxiliary contact is a mirror contact to the main contacts and is mechanically linked to the Normally Open (NO) Auxiliary contacts. This allows for optimal design selections in SRP/CS*. Applications for the Ex9CA include: E-stops, light curtains, safety gates and safety interlocks.

New Ex9CA Safety Contactor from NOARK ElectricThe NOARK Electric Ex9CA is equipped with a permanent transparent cover that prevents manual operation and provides easy identification of the device status. They are available with either AC or DC operating coils. DC coil models are equipped with integrated surge suppression.  Each unit is clearly identified by the prominent red front cover marked with a mechanically linked contact symbol. They install easily on 35mm DIN rail or on panels. Like all NOARK Electric products, the Ex9CA is back by a 5-year limited warranty.

NOARK Electric is a global manufacturer of low-voltage electrical components for industrial manufacturing applications. We specialize in motor controls and protection for original equipment manufacturers. Our mission is to provide customers with the highest quality products at an exceptional value and back them with world-class service and support. Every NOARK product is tested and certified to the highest standards and covered by our exclusive five-year limited warranty.

 

Source:

NOARK Electric
2188 Pomona Blvd.
Pomona, CA 91768
626.330.7007
na.noark-electric.com

For more information, please contact:
Mark Mathews, Marcom Manager
Phone: 626.330.7007 x. 103 • Email: mark.mathews@noark-electric.com

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Grieve Inert Atmosphere Oven

1250°F Inert Atmosphere Oven From Grieve

Grieve Inert Atmosphere Oven

This Grieve oven is a 1250°F (667°C) inert atmosphere oven, currently used for heat treating firearms components at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48” W x 48” D x 36” H.  30 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 1400 CFM, 1-1/2 HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.  Inert atmosphere ovens protect parts from oxidation using any non-flammable gas such as nitrogen, argon or carbon dioxide.

This Grieve inert atmosphere oven features 12” insulated walls, all interior seams welded gas-tight, an air jacket on the inner oven for cooling, 16” high integral oven stand, 16-gauge 304 stainless steel interior and enamel-painted aluminized steel exterior.  The oven is reinforced for 2000 lb. loads, allowing the customer’s part rack to sit on the oven work space floor. 

The oven meets all requirements for inert atmosphere construction, including those in NFPA 86, FM and OSHA standards. 

Controls on this Grieve oven include a programmable temperature controller with data logging, capability, 975 CFM cooling blower with air flow safety switch and automatic purge solenoid.  An inert atmosphere inlet (1/2” NPT) with pressure regulator maintains positive pressure within the oven. 


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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Grieve New Website

Leading Manufacturer of Ovens & Furnaces Launches New Website

Grieve New WebsiteThe Grieve Corporation, experts in industrial manufacturing of ovens and furnaces with a long history of 70+ years, launched an updated website with new features and enhancements to existing capabilities.

“As our company continues to grow, we look for our new website to offer the digital tools necessary to better serve our customers,” said Tony Caringella, COO.

The website details Grieve’s entire selection of ovens and furnaces in a digital catalog that is easy to navigate. With hundreds of different models, customers can help narrow down the right equipment for their process by utilizing the oven finder tool by applying filters such as workspace area, operating temperature, loading method and more. Although the company offers hundreds of standard models, Grieve also has unique customization abilities to engineer the best equipment for one’s application; the site details many custom ovens and furnaces as well.

Site visitors can browse Grieve’s selections of ovens and furnaces and submit a request for quotation; the viewer can find the equipment that fits their process needs, along with compatible modifications and accessories, and submit a message directly to Grieve for a customized quotation that can be tailored to a specific process or application.

Ordering replacement parts is made simple with the Ecommerce platform. Customers can search by part type to find parts needed for their equipment, and order directly from the website. The Grieve team will verify the item with the customer’s equipment to ensure compatibility.  Customers are also encouraged to create an account which will hold their information for ease of checkout for future purchases.

Grieve works with sales representatives throughout the country (as well as globally) to support customers that would like assistance at their workspace to determine the best equipment for their needs.  A local sales representative can be located using the Locate a Rep tool. Another resource for customers is the extensive resource library, housing hundreds of manuals, component literature, safety information, etc.


Explore these features, as well as additional information on all of Grieve’s products, processes, and services at www.grievecorp.com.

Contact info:

Allison Luber: (847) 546-8225
The Grieve Corp
500 Hart Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073
www.grievecorp.com

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Wardwell Before and After

Wardwell Braiding Co. Continues to Offer Refurbishing and Upgrading Program

Refurbishing Offers a Less Expensive Option During These Uncertain Economic Times

Wardwell Before and AfterWardwell Braiding Co., Rhode Island, a world leading manufacturer of wire braiding equipment for over 100 years, wants to extend its support to customers during this uncertain time and will continue to operate at full capacity. Wardwell understands that many companies have a hold on their budget for new equipment and will continue to offer its refurbishing and upgrading program on all Wardwell Braiding machines with original, new parts as a more cost-effective option.

As machinery ages, it begins to decline in performance and consume more replacement parts. Wardwell’s braiding machines are excellent candidates to be refurbished with new parts and updated features. Options can include high-efficiency motors, drives, broken wire detection, empty bobbin detection, core run-out sensors and longitudinal taping systems. The advancements in mechanical and electronic components make retrofit a cost-effective option to improve performance on existing machines.

Wardwell Before and AfterRetrofitting is a safer option than purchasing used equipment and offers the additional benefits of reduced machine downtime and increased output, often, at a lower cost. Reconditioning is particularly suitable for Wardwell machines because wear is, generally, limited to the braiding head and rotating parts. These are easily removed, shipped to Wardwell for refurbishing, and re-installed when complete.  The work is carried out by Wardwell’s trained technicians, who evaluate the machine’s mechanical components and advise customers on the condition and options available. Electrical and safety systems are replaced with factory-original parts and modernized to comply with current standards. Machine functions are tested and validated after completion.

Wardwell Retrofit Before and AfterRetrofitting reduces or eliminates the costs associated with acquiring and evaluating used equipment, purchasing of additional replacement parts to achieve the required performance plus the training needed by operators and maintenance personnel. This process is an excellent option, especially in these times of economic uncertainty.


Wardwell, Central Falls, Rhode Island, began in 1911 as a supplier of braiding machines to the manufacturers of textile products and later developed machinery models for reinforced hose and composite structures. Since the 1970s, the company’s focus has been on specialized braiding machines that serve the wire and cable industry. Today, Wardwell is a global supplier of braiders, winders and payoffs for the wire and cable industry.

For more information, please contact:

Cynthia Chen
Wardwell Braiding Co.
Phone: 401-724-8800 X 183
Fax: 401-723-2690
E-mail: cchen@wardwell.com
Web: www.wardwell.com

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Grieve Cleanroom Electric Oven

500ºF Class 100 Cleanroom Electric Cabinet Pass-Through Oven From Grieve

Grieve Cleanroom Electric OvenNo. 971 is an electrically-heated, 500ºF (257ºC) Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used to sterilize glassware at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 36” W x 36” D x 39” H.  20KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular elements to heat the unit, while a 1200 CFM, 1-1/2 HP recirculating blower motor provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve cleanroom oven features 4” thick insulated walls throughout and a Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with 1/2” inside radius corners, all seams welded, ground and polished.  The stainless steel exterior has a #4 brushed finish.  The unit is equipped with front and rear access doors for pass-through to the cleanroom plus an integral wall sealing flange.  A red pilot light onboard the oven signals when the opposite door is open.  All door hardware is chrome plated.

For Class 100 cleanroom compliance, this cabinet oven has a 12” x 12” x 6” thick HEPA fresh air filter with 2” prefilter and a 30” x 24” x 6” thick stainless steel high temperature HEPA recirculating filter.

Controls on No. 971 include a minihelic pressure gauge and DOP validation port across each set of filters, digital programming temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, recirculating blower airflow safety switch, 10” diameter circular chart temperature recorder, fused disconnect switch and an SCR power controller.

A stainless steel loading truck with six removable pans and a transfer dolly with oven-to-dolly and dolly-to-truck latches are also furnished with this Grieve oven. 


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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Grieve 954

2000°F Inert Atmosphere Heavy-Duty Box Furnace

No. 954Grieve 954 is an electrically-heated 2000°F(~1093°C) inert atmosphere heavy-duty box furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat treating titanium at the customer’s facility. 57 KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by vacuum-formed ceramic fiber, to heat the load. Workspace dimensions are 30” wide x 48” deep x 30” high. The oven’s 7” thick insulated walls comprise 5” of 2300°F ceramic fiber and 2” of 1700°F ceramic fiber, while the 6-1/2” floor insulation comprises 4-1/2” of 2300°F firebrick and 2” of 1200°F block insulation.

The unit is equipped with a roof-mounted heat-resisting alloy recirculating fan, powered by a 1-HP motor with V-belt drive, motor-operated vertical lift door, 100 lb. capacity alloy loading cart with cast alloy roller rails, 3-1/2” diameter cast alloy rollers and a roller rail loading table with 4” diameter cast iron rollers.

This Grieve furnace also features inert atmosphere construction, consisting of a continuously welded outer shell, high temperature door gasket, sealed heater terminal boxes, inert atmosphere inlet, inert atmosphere outlet and inert atmosphere flowmeter.

Controls onboard No. 954 include a digital programming temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, plus a strip chart recorder.


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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Profilator S-150

GMTA Presents New Profilator Machines

GMTA, the North American distributor of Profilator, has added new machines using the process modules it already supplies. Profilator is suitable when customers require complex machining processes to be carried out effectively, efficiently and with high precision.

Example of Scudding®
Example of Scudding®

Today, an operator working on a modern machine expects a flexible manufacturing process, short cycle times, reduced investment and running costs. With these requirements in mind, Profilator offers polygon & face slot machining, gear tooth pointing, chamfering and deburring, gear and spline cutting, shifter stop machining and Scudding®.

The polygon turning unit is used for castle teeth machining on automotive gearbox parts. The rotating cutterhead is synchronized with the workplace spindle and a front face coupling is produced with the carbide insert arrangement and the transmission ratio. With additional inserts on the same cutter head, the part can be deburred. In gear tooth pointing, the pointing tower can be used in both rotative and indexing modes. Settings and corrections are made through the new Ergo Control SIMPS® (Profilator Simplified Integrated Machine Programming System). For the chamfering and deburring of splines, gear wheels and shafts, Profilator uses the ZEM series gear deburring machines. This vertical, single spindle gear deburring machine offers clear advantages over conventional deburring machines. Gear cutting is used both for the Profilator rotative gear cutting with inserts and for hobbing. Through the application of Schlagzahn tools and carbide inserts, customers achieve the most economical manufacture of splines, gears, involute gears and front face gears. The shifter stop is synchronized so that the tool machines each tool flank. Lastly, Scudding® can be used for a wide range of symmetrical gear applications as well as non-symmetrical gear or profile applications such as belt pulleys and synchronize gears. The same machine can be used for internal and external Scudding® applications.

Example of Scudding®
Example of Scudding®

Profilator developed the S-type machine. This is a compactly and modularly designed, vertical single spindle pick-up gear cutting machine. Machines in the S Series are better than broaching and most applications feature a dry machining process. All machine components are designed for especially high static stiffness and optimal dynamic behavior. Furthermore, the machine’s twin spindle arrangement speeds up the process considerably. A control panel and a media container are installed on the rear of the machine bed. The workplace flow direction is variable. S-type machines are available in three sizes, namely Profilator S-150, Profilator S-250 and Profilator S-500. Profilator S-150 has a part diameter up to 150 mm, while Profilator S-250 and S-500 have a part diameter up to 250 mm and 500 mm, respectively.


For more information, please contact:
Walter Friedrich
President
GMTA
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
+1-734-973-7800
walter@gmtamerica.com
www.gmtamerica.com

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

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Arnold’s 100th Anniversary Celebrates Company’s History and Technology

Presentations were given by company personnel on September 13, 2019 in Ravensburg, Germany.

Arnold employees from 1919Arnold, a major manufacturer of laser technologies, recently celebrated 100 years at its headquarters in Ravensburg, Germany. The event included various presentations such as: “Development of Technologies,” “Laser Polishing-Development and Opportunities,” “Laser Treatment of Electric Sheet,” “Laser Use in e-mobility” and “From Regional Provider to Global Player.” A brief history with a focus on emerging technologies was given by Hansjörg Klotz, the sales director.

The company was founded in 1919 as a mechanical workshop by Anton Arnold. At the time, the company was considered a special welding plant for cast iron and aluminum. From 1950, under the leadership of Karl Arnold, the company developed contract turning for automatic turning parts. From 1969, the focus shifted to equipment construction and special machines for various industries. In 1985, the first laser system was built for ZF Friedrichshafen.

Arnold machineIn 1985, Spectra Physics, the predecessor of Rofin Sinar, reached out to Arnold for the construction of a rotary axis and clamping technology for a laser welding system for transmission wheels. This project was the first step for Arnold into laser technology. Driven by the idea of using the laser not only as a tool, but as the technology for beam guidance requirements and understanding of the processes, many components have been developed and patented over time. They can still be applied today with improved details. Available in 1985 and beyond, Arnold constructed thousands of clamping devices for milling machines and engine processing. Also included were pallet change systems for large machining centers, assembly lines for motors, test fields, keyboard drills and battery levels.

While competitors need to adjust beam guidance after every mirror change, the change was a matter of a few minutes for Arnold and production could be continued immediately. This production-oriented thinking has continued with the company’s machine designs. All important components were geometrically overdetermined and could only be installed with proper production.

In the first years, Arnold focused purely on welding machines. The aim was always to build a single block machine, possibly supplemented by conveyor belts for component supply and removal.

Current Arnold MachineLater on, more and more functions were integrated. Parts had to be pressed, heated and brushed, and seam detection systems, component handling, conversion strategies, process monitoring, different beam sources, laser concepts, to name a few, had to be integrated into the systems. The effort for commissioning and control grew almost limitless.

Even though there were isolated laser projects parallel to the classic special machine construction of the first few years, the main focus of the company since the 1990s has been the construction of laser systems. The first few laser applications were used in gear wheels, heat exchangers, shaft welding with induction and starter contacts for incandescent lamps.

New technology developed by Arnold features systems for rotary parts such as a double station and the M800/1500 units. In addition, the company offers new concepts of 3D systems used for welding, cutting, powder application welding, hardening and polishing. The newest flex cell and gantry systems feature up to 7 axes working simultaneously. Lastly, the company developed two extreme expansion stages of gear wheel welding systems. These are fully automated systems.

Functional extensions on the current machines include robots, conveyors, press stations, additional axes, induction preheating, UMH preheating, brushing stations, runout test stations and ultrasonic testing.

Current Arnold MachineIt has always been important for Arnold to participate in European-funded research projects. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, contact with Fraunhofer-IWS in Dresden was established. Countless mutual visits, the exchange of process experience and material knowledge on the part of the IWS as well the mechanical engineering experience and enthusiasm of Arnold quickly bore fruit. In 1994, Arnold, together with the IWS and EFD (manufacturer of induction plants), delivered the world’s first plant for welding cast iron to steel. Ford in Düren, Germany was the customer that benefitted from this, producing drive shafts.

Current projects include Melato (manufacture of pressing tools from layered, laser-cut sheets), POLAR (laser polishing), KLASSE (laser cutting and solidification with an optic in a gantry system) and GeKoWig (titanium powder application welding in a protective gas atmosphere).

Together with IWS, Arnold has developed Remoweld Optic, a high-frequency optic scanner. With this scanner, copper, aluminum and mixed compounds can be welded virtually splash-free. With IWS, the company exhibited the optic scanner at various trade shows. The response has been very positive and several interested parties have approached IWS with potential applications.

In conclusion, Arnold has undergone many transformative changes in the past 100 years and it continues to expand its capabilities to better serve its customers.


For more information, please contact:

Walter Friedrich
President
GMTA
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
1-734-973-7800
walter@gmtamerica.com

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

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SencorpWhite Announces New Distribution Agreement with WM Thermoforming Machines

SencorpWhite LogoSencorpWhite, Hyannis, Massachusetts, industry leader in thermoforming machines, is pleased to announce today a new distribution agreement for the United States and Canada with WM Thermoforming Machines.

WM Thermoforming Machines of Stabio, Switzerland, www.wm-thermoforming.com designs and manufactures both in-line and tilt-bed thermoformers that will greatly expand market presence for SencorpWhite. Their FC and Flex Series in-line thermoformers are all-electric with the size and through-put that complements SencorpWhite 2500 and ULTRA series thermoformers. The FT and Twist Series tilt-bed thermoformers, with optional extrusion and rimming stations, fulfils the market requirement for high-volume food container applications.

With this new partnership, SencorpWhite now offers an extended range of thermoforming technology for a broader range of applications. In addition, WM enters the North American market with a highly respected partner, and the expertise and service backed by over seventy years of experience.

The WM-Sencorp team will be at the SPE Thermoforming Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from September 9-11. For more information, please visit: https://thermoformingdivision.com/conference. SencorpWhite will also be exhibiting at Pack Expo in Las Vegas at Booth C-2205 from September 23-25, www.packexpolasvegas.com and the K-Show in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 16-23 www.k-online.com

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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, please contact:
Victoria Garofalo
SencorpWhite
400 Kidds Hill Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
Phone: 508-771-9400
Email: VGarofalo@sencorpwhite.com
www.sencorpwhite.com

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