Precision Drive Systems (PDS) celebrates 25th anniversary
“Over the course of our 25-year history, our talented team of engineers and technicians has collectively saved our customers millions of dollars with spindle-root-cause failure reports, spindle repairs and rebuilds,” says Allen Turk, CEO of PDS. “Their unparalleled workmanship and quarter-century of experience in rebuilding and repairing spindles have meant significant savings to our customers versus the expense of factory repairs and unplanned downtime.”
The company was originally founded in 1996 in Bessemer City as the exclusive North American sales and service center of Giordano Colombo spindles. This location was chosen to be the PDS corporate headquarters because of its proximity to leading manufacturing centers in the southeastern United States. Today the company is known worldwide for the integrity of its workmanship and delivery-promise reliability. PDS serves U.S. customers from its service center in Bessemer City and European customers from its repair facility in Lohne, Germany, and has highly qualified hands-on technical service partners dedicated to assisting and supporting customers around the globe.
HEULE celebrates 60 years
HEULE Precision Tools celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. HEULE opened its doors in 1961 when Heinrich Heule left his secure job with a large company to start his own business. After years of hard work Heinrich had a breakthrough in 1978 when he received a major order where the inside of automotive ujoints in large batch sizes had to be chamfered quickly and cost-effectively. Since there was no tool on the market that could do the job, Mr. Heule developed the tool himself. This tool would prove to be the steppingstone to an incredibly successful future for this company. Heinrich Heule continued to develop specialized tools while remaining focused on deburring.
For many years, HEULE has been a synonym for deburring solutions and innovative problem solving.
Today, HEULE is a leader in deburring all around the globe with subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, China, and South Korea and a worldwide network of sales partners ensures customer satisfaction. HEULE Precision Tools is the definition of quality tools and will continue to lead the market with innovation and dependability.
Ipsen USA experiencing hiring boom as company grows
Ipsen USA, a leading international manufacturer of industrial vacuum furnaces, is hiring for several positions across the United States as new furnace sales increase and the focus on aftermarket support intensifies.
“As business levels climb, we are looking for talented people to help us achieve the next stage of growth,” says Ipsen President and CEO Patrick McKenna.
Positions in Cherry Valley include:
- Health & Safety Specialist
- Mechanical Designer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Production Control Coordinator
Other openings include two Regional Sales Engineer positions in the Northeast and Western U.S. Candidates located within any of the following states may apply: AZ, CA, CT, ID, ME, MD, MA, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, UT, VT, WA, and WY.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at www.indeed.com/cmp/Ipsen-Inc/jobs or send their resumes to Resumes[at]IpsenUSA.com.
DMG MORI USA in Charlotte
DMG MORI USA opened a new regional headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May. In the approximately 1,250m² building, the machine tool manufacturer is integrating the branches in Nashville, Tampa, and Charlotte to create a central sales and service location for the entire region in the Southeast and East USA.
“With around 40 employees we ensure smooth service processes and design state-of-the-art manufacturing solutions for our American customers,” says Daniel Medrea, COO East Region, DMG MORI USA Inc, referring to the new regional headquarters in Charlotte. A 260 m² solution center is available to them for this purpose. Training courses on all aspects of versatile CNC technology as well as the digitization of machine tool manufacturing and the use of exclusive DMG MORI technology cycles are also part of the range of services offered at the new location.
A showroom with four machine tools provides practical insights into our product range. The range there includes the NLX 2500 SY universal turning center, the NTX 2500 turn & mill center, the DMU 65 FD monoBLOCK milling & turning machine and the CMX 50 U 5-axis machining center. The latter is also automated with a PH 150 pallet handling system.
For those who missed the Grand Opening, DMG MORI USA invites customers to a visit in Charlotte to:
- Personal tours of the newest Technology Center to meet with Sales, Service & Engineering teams
- Experience live demonstrations of the current showroom machines: CMX 50 U with PH 150, NLX 2500SY, DMU 65 FD monoBLOCK & NTX 2500
- See live integration of digital solutions for machine monitoring
PSG acquires Quantex Arc Ltd.
PSG, an operating company of Dover Corp. has completed the acquisition of Quantex Arc Ltd., a leader in single-use precision pumping technology. Following the close of the transaction, Quantex will become part of the PSG business unit within Dover’s Pumps & Process Solutions segment.
Quantex is headquartered in London, England, and has developed a fundamentally new innovative single-use positive displacement pump technology. Quantex’s products solve the challenge of enabling precision- and micro-dosing over a wide range of pressures, temperatures, viscosities and flow rates in hygienic and sterile applications where disposable pumps offer a superior value-proposition for Quantex’s customers. Quantex’s fixed-displacement rotary action ensures dosing accuracy without the need for periodic calibration. Single-use application requires no cleaning or maintenance, and reduces contamination risks, cleaning costs and maintenance downtime and expense.
“The addition of Quantex further expands PSG’s reach into biopharma and other hygienic applications. We are excited to add Quantex’s game-changing technology to our portfolio. The Quantex recyclable portfolio of products will enable us to expand our single-use application reach across the biopharma, hygienic, food and beverage and industrial markets,” says Karl Buscher, president of PSG.
Acme Manufacturing unveils new logo, branding to match innovative focus
Acme Manufacturing unveiled its new logo to symbolize its modern focus. The new design aligns with the company’s role as an industry leader in innovation.
With the new logo, Acme wanted to preserve their legacy by retaining similar elements of their past designs. The globe shape stands out from the text, serving as a modern representation of Acme’s expanding global footprint. The clean “Roboto” font style aligns with the automation technology that Acme engineers. The tagline “Shaping the future since 1910” contains a clever double meaning; it references the company’s fourth generation of family ownership, along with the company’s specialty in shaping materials through grinding, polishing, buffing, and deburring.
During the past year, Acme made many internal process changes that led to increased efficiency and more innovative solutions. This forward motion instigated the need for a new logo and branding to reflect the focus on perpetual innovation in a global market.
“Our business is expanding as the world shifts towards more automated processes and, with that, we will be expanding our digital footprint,” says Fritz Carlson, Acme’s president and CEO. “As automation continues to grow and advance in the subtractive manufacturing/surface finishing space, Acme wants to be the first place that customers look to find the most innovative solutions.”