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Ohio Transmission Corp. acquires Wisconsin, Minnesota companies

Acquisition of Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering enhances pump, filtration, service and fabrication business

COLUMBUS, Ohio — June 18, 2019 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Furey Filter & Pump and its subsidiary, PSI Engineering, two companies that together have 65 employees in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Founded in 1956, Furey Filter & Pump, based in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin suburb of Germantown, has established itself as a premier resource for pumps, filtration, service and full-system engineering and fabrication, including certified welding capabilities. PSI Engineering, which was founded as Pumps & Supplies Inc., in 1974, was renamed after Furey Filter & Pump acquired the company in 2004. PSI, headquartered in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area, is an industrial equipment distributor for pumps, filters, mechanical seals and valves, and the company offers a full range of services to meet any repair of fluid-handling equipment.

“I am pleased to announce that OTC has acquired Furey Filter & Pump and their PSI Engineering division,” said Philip Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corp. “We are humbled to provide a great new home for the Furey and PSI associates.”

“Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering have been well-respected solutions providers in their markets for several decades,” said Matt Piatt, COO and CFO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “They have carved an excellent market position for themselves by providing exceptional customer service and superior engineering support to their customers over the years, and they have some unique capabilities to design and manufacture complete fluid-handling systems. The addition of Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering to the OTC family will provide even better service and greater capabilities to all of our customers.”

The company will become a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application and power transmission systems and products. Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering will continue to operate under their current names and with current management, including George Furey, president, and Jack Furey, vice president, who will both remain with the organization.

“Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering will become an important part of our pump, filtration, service and fabrication business,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “I know that our shared commitment to providing customers with exceptional customer service, innovative solutions, products and service will make for a successful partnership.”

Becoming part of OTP Industrial Solutions will offer growth opportunities for Furey and PSI employees, customers and suppliers, according to George Furey.

“We strive to safely deliver quality products, engineering expertise and technical support as well as repair and field services to the market,” Furey said. “OTC provides resources that will enhance our ability to deliver those objectives. Our employees will also benefit from training and growth opportunities as well as the availability of marketing and sales tools for customer and project recognition. Ultimately, our customers will benefit from OTC’s commitment to providing the products and services that the customers need when they need them.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 37 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 18 service shops. The addition of Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to nearly 1,000 employees.

To learn more about Furey Filter & Pump, visit the company website: https://fureyfp.com/. For more information about PSI Engineering, go to: https://www.psiengineering.net/.

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires Grand Rapids company

Acquisition of Filter and Coating Technology, Inc., enhances industrial finishing and sealant/adhesive capabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Feb. 11, 2019 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Filter and Coating Technology, Inc., an industrial distributor of finishing, dispense solutions, and filtration products with 21 associates in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Founded in 1984, Filter and Coating Technology, Inc. (FACT) represents a complete range of manufacturers in finishing, dispense and filtration. The company specializes in supplying a wide array of innovative solutions in paint, finishing, adhesives and coating operations, and serves customers primarily in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

“FACT has been a well-respected competitor in our markets for more than 30 years,” said Matt Piatt, COO and CFO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “They have only continued to improve their market position by providing exceptional service to customers over the years. The addition of FACT to the OTC family will provide even better service and greater capabilities to all of our customers.”

The company will become a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application and power transmission systems and products. FACT will continue to operate under its name and with current local management, including Steve Workman, President, who will remain with and continue to lead the team.

“FACT will become an important part of our rapidly growing finishing, dispense and filtration business” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “I know that our shared commitment to providing our customers with exceptional customer service, innovative solutions, products and service will make for a successful partnership.”

Becoming part of OTP Industrial Solutions will offer growth opportunities for FACT employees, customers and suppliers, according to Workman.

“Becoming part of OTP Industrial Solutions provides additional engineering, installation capabilities and additional products that will enable us to further our customers’ success,” Workman said. “At FACT, we are committed to our customers and suppliers, and we share in OTP’s core values of integrity, achievement, investment, and balance. Those shared values and the innovative solutions and products we can bring to the marketplace will make FACT a better company.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 37 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 16 service shops. The addition of FACT’s associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce of more than 900 employees.

To learn more about FACT, visit the company website: http://www.factinc.com.

EPSON Robot Training Classes

Local classes with a flexible schedule

Ohlheiser’s classes provide for a flexible schedule, so our customers can get training when THEY want it, not just when it’s offered. Ohlheiser continues to provide support before and after a robot is purchased, and this training opportunity takes another step towards helping customers with their automation needs. The interactive, hands-on Ohlheiser training course takes only one day and covers installation and introduction to the Epson programming language and environment.

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Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires Louisville, Ky., company

Acquisition of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc.,
enhances industrial finishing and sealant/adhesive capabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Oct. 2, 2018 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc. The Louisville, Ky.- based company specializes in industrial finishing and sealant/adhesive applications.

Founded in 1975, Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., represents leading product lines in the fluid management industry. One of only three Graco-certified sealant and adhesive division technology centers, the company specializes in supplying the industry with paint, powder and sealant and adhesive application; and fluid management equipment, including fluid pumping, transferring, dispensing, metering and spraying equipment for paints, resins, adhesives, sealants, solvents, lubricants, inks, chemicals, foods and sanitary products. Tape Industrial Sales, Inc.’s corporate offices include a sealant/adhesive demonstration lab, warehouse parts department and complete repair service facility. The company serves customers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

“I’ve known of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., for more than 30 years,” said Philip Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Tape has continued to be a strong competitor through the years with their exceptional service to customers. The addition of this strong team to the OTC family will provide even greater capabilities for all of our customers.”

The company will become a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application and power transmission systems and products. Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., will continue to operate under the same name and with current local management, including Ryan Tape, CEO, who will remain in a consulting role, and Ralph Ciolek, president, who will lead the team.

“Tape will become an important part of our rapidly growing finishing and dispense business,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions. “I know that our shared commitment to providing our customers with exceptional customer service, innovative solutions, products and service will make for a successful partnership.”

Becoming part of OTP Industrial Solutions will provide continued stability for Tape Industrial Sales employees, customers and suppliers, according to Ciolek.

“Tape has always been a value-added distributor, and we pride ourselves on service, support and training,” Ciolek said. “We also know these are similar core values to OTP, which made this a good match. Being part of OTP will also provide Tape with additional resources that will allow our sales force to offer a complete package to our customers.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 34 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 16 service shops. The addition of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc.’s associates, including a team of sales engineers, expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce of more than 900 employees.

“With this acquisition, Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., gains the strength of an industry leader like OTP, and our leadership team and employees will remain and keep their responsibilities,” said Ryan Tape. “The fit between OTP and TIS could not have been a better one, and I am excited and look forward to watching TIS continue to grow and succeed with the new opportunities this relationship will bring.”

To learn more about Tape Industrial Solutions, visit the company website: http://tapeindustrial.com.

Epson T6 SCARA Robot supports payloads up to 6 kg

Epson SCARA robots in the T series, which have a built-in controller and are designed for maximum simplicity of installation and usability, lower the barriers to automation on the customer’s end and are perfect for automating simple material handling tasks.
The T6, a brawnier version of the popular T3, boosts productivity by handling payloads up to 6 kg, making it ideal for customers who want to use a T series robot to transport larger, heavier parts or to carry multiple parts at one time.

T series applications

  1. Automation of test machine loading/unloading and other simple processes that previously relied on people because automation did not make financial sense.
  2. T series robots can be used instead of multiple low-cost single-axis robots that take up a lot of space and require troublesome adjustment and maintenance work. Users will save space, reduce setup time, and minimize downtime.

T series features

1. Built-in controller that saves space and simplifies robot setup and redeployment

The integrated controller eliminates the need for controller setup and cable routing, making system setup and redeployment much faster and easier.
With a separate controller no longer taking up space, the entire robotic system is more compact, allowing manufacturers to use their factory floor space more efficiently and productively.

2. Batteryless motor unit that reduces maintenance and manufacturing line downtime

Batteryless motors mean that users will never need to buy, replace, and dispose of old motor batteries. Users can sharply reduce running costs and line downtime.

3. I/O ports for end-effectors that simplify cabling

The end-effector I/O ports are provided near the end of the robot arm and supplied with 24 V power. These ports make setup easier by simplifying cabling, power, and other connections to the end-effector.

4. Shorter cable duct that improves stability

The robot is designed with a shorter cable duct at the top of the robot. The shorter duct remains stable, with little vibration, even during robot operation, and cabling can easily be routed through the duct.

5. Support for AC100V to 240V single-phase power, and 50% higher energy efficiency

While robots in Epson’s LS series support 200 VAC to 240 VAC single-phase power, the T series can run off anything from 100 VAC to 240 VAC single-phase power. T series robots can thus be installed in laboratories and other places where only 100 VAC is available*1. These robots also offer outstanding energy performance, consuming 50% less electricity than earlier models*2 thanks to more efficient use of power (e.g., heating and power factor).

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*1 A rated current of at least 20 A is required when operating the robots from a 100 VAC power source.

*2 Based on comparisons with Epson LS6 (and an RC90 controller) and T6 robots running the same pick-and-place operations. This comparative data is from actual measurements and identical energy performance is not guaranteed.

 

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires South Carolina company

Crimson Electric, electrical apparatus services and sales company, enhances electric motor repair product portfolio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — June 6, 2018 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Crimson Electric, Inc., a company located in South Carolina.

Founded in 1954, Crimson Electric is one of the leading electrical apparatus service centers in the Carolinas. The company specializes in the repair and testing of AC/DC motors, servo motors, pumps and gear reducers. Headquartered in Duncan, S.C., between Greenville and Spartanburg, the company’s facility includes state-of-the-art equipment for the comprehensive repair, engineering and testing of equipment.

“The southeastern United States is a rapidly growing industrial market, and Crimson Electric’s service focus provides a great opportunity to expand OTC’s geographic and product areas to better serve all of our customers,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “We have wanted to include electric motor repair in our product portfolio for many years and are excited to be able to do so with such a great company that has a long history of providing top-notch service to help their customers achieve success.”

Crimson Electric will continue to operate under the same name and with current local management. The company will become a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application, and power transmission systems and products. Crimson Electric owner, Charles Wilson, and his wife, Debbie, will continue to stay with the company through the transition of ownership.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 33 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 14 service shops. The addition of Crimson Electric’s associates will expand Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce of more than 900 employees.

“The addition of Crimson Electric provides a great advantage to the OTP family as we expand our capabilities in electro-mechanical apparatus repair and service,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Products. “Crimson Electric’s associates are highly trained and accustomed to working in a focused, customer-driven climate. Our customers continue to look to us for full-service solutions, and Crimson Electric can take care of everything from electrical apparatus repair to machine work, and they have an extensive product inventory of motors, parts, gear reducers and controls.”

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Crimson Electric will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and support resources. The acquisition provides significant growth opportunities for the associates of all of the companies and will provide customers with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

“As part of the OTP family, Crimson Electric will offer more resources, products and services to our customers,” said Charles Wilson. “Our team, which is staying on, brings a wealth of knowledge to the motor repair industry by reducing interruption of operations for our customers, reducing downtime and providing value-added services and products.”

About Crimson Electric

Crimson Electric, founded in 1954 in Duncan, S.C., and grew to become one of the leading electrical apparatus service centers in the Carolinas. Charles and Debbie Wilson purchased the company in 1994 and continued to lead the company in growth and development of highly trained associates. From its beginning, Crimson Electric has focused on the repair and service of electric motors. The company has a complete in-house machine shop with trained technicians who can perform precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis and factory authorized modifications. The company’s facility also houses an extensive product inventory of motors, parts, gear reducers and controls. For more information, visit www.crimsonelec.com.

SMC’s EX600-W Wireless Technology Designed Strong Against Interference

SMC ex600w manifold

The new EX600-W is a wireless system engineered for remote actuator control. The SMC wireless communication system provides stable and reliable network that meets the needs of the Factory Automation environment. The advantages of wireless industrial communications are reduced installation and wiring costs. Remote communication allows installation in places where wiring is difficult, including moving areas.

EX600 DiagramThe EX600-W is so robust it is even usable in welding environments. A stable wireless environment is established using Frequency Hopping, an original protocol which is not affected by interference. This communication technology rapidly changes frequency (hopping) to prevent interference from other wireless equipment.

SMC LEYG Motorless Guide Rod Electric Actuators

Permits mounting of your AC servo motor

SMC LEYG motorless

The LEYG actuator is a rod type ball screw actuator paired with a bolt-on bearing block with double guide rods to resist rotational and lateral loads. The LEYG motorless version permits the mounting of an AC servo motor other than the standard chosen by SMC. Shaft coupling and mounting patterns are compatible with 8 servo motor series from 5 manufacturers. Manufacturers include Mitsubishi, Yaskawa, Sanyo Denki, Omron, and Panasonic.

  • Body sizes: 25, 32, 40, 63 and higher
  • Maximum work load: 60 kg (horizontal); 44 kg (vertical)
  • Maximum pushing force: 736 N 
  • Maximum speed: 1200 mm/s
  • Maximum acceleration: 5,000 mm/s ²
  • Maximum stroke: 300 mm
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.02 mm

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Akribis AUM Ironless Direct Drive Linear Servo Motors

Zero cogging and industry leading motor constant

Akribis AUMAUM Series (Patented) Ironless Brushless Linear Motors offer zero cogging force with the highest motor constant and shortest coils lengths.

AUM series consists of the most compact coil on the market. This minimizes the space required for a certain stroke and, through this low self mass the highest dynamics. These linear motors have low moving mass and are suitable for very high acceleration (up to 100 m/s2).

  • Highest Motor Constant and Shortest Coil Lengths
  • Large Continuous Force and Peak Force
  • 5 sizes
  • Patented winding design
  • Very short motor coil length
  • Zero cogging
  • With integrated hall sensors

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Euchner Transponder-coded Safety Systems ESL

Euchner Safety System ESLThe new safety system ESL from EUCHNER is a multifunctional door handle for protecting and monitoring safety guards such as doors and flaps on machines and installations.
The safety system ESL combines a safety switch, door handle and door stop in one device. It consists of a handle module and an interlocking module equipped with integrated transponder-coded safety technology. The ESL is used to safe guard and monitor safety guards such as small hinged doors and l aps on machines and installations. The use of transponder technology ensures maximum safety according to EN ISO 13849-1 (Cat. 4 / PLe) and provides the best possible protection against tampering.
  • Simple and flexible mounting without mechanical effort
  • Lockable with removable key to protect against unintentional machine standstill
  • Robust die-cast aluminum housing for harsh environments