Parker Hannifin Now Offers Hydraulic Coolers for Mobile and Industrial Market
Parker’s Global Accumulator Division is now the Accumulator and Cooler Division Americas (ACDA), a division of Parker Hannifin Corp. The new ACDA, a merger of the former Global Accumulator Division and Olaer USA, has strengthened its position in hydraulic accumulators and now offers heavy-duty hydraulic oil coolers for mobile and industrial applications. The division has three locations in the United States: Machesney Park, Ill.; Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; and Houston, Tex.
Brennan Industries Expands Capabilities in Canada
Brennan Industries, Inc., an international supplier of hydraulic fittings and adapters, expanded its capabilities in Canada by moving into a more efficient distribution facility located in Mississauga, Ontario. The new distribution center is located at 3397 American Drive. The company opened its Canadian distribution center in 2009 to provide customers in Canada with time and cost savings since shipments would no longer need time to clear customs or be subjected to customhouse brokerage fees.
Winters Instruments Celebrates 60 Years of Business
Winters Instruments, a Canadian-owned company, celebrates 60 years in the industry in 2013. The company has been manufacturing pressure and temperature instrumentation since its establishment in 1953, and within the past 60 years has expanded operations nationally and internationally. The company currently has sales and service facilities in Toronto, Calgary, Buffalo, Houston, Buenos Aires, and Shanghai.
PIRTEK Climbs in Franchise 500 Rankings
PIRTEK USA, the business-to-business franchise opportunity, made a substantial climb in Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 rankings. After showing at #389 in 2011, the company has advanced a total of 129 spots in three years. The annual ranking evaluates a wide variety of franchising opportunities—automotive, food, healthcare, home improvement, education, recreation, retail, hospitality, maintenance, and more, using a mathematical formula that considers financial strength, stability, growth rate, and size of franchise system.
Flowserve Expands Pump-Testing Facility Capabilities
Flowserve Corp. completed an upgrade of its open-loop test bench at its manufacturing facility in Coslada, Spain. Responding to the market trend for both larger cooling water pumps and increased testing capabilities, the test bench now accommodates flows up to 90,000 m3/h (400,000 gpm) for a total differential head (TDH) of 10.5 m (34.4 ft). The upgraded test loop now covers an area of 1,800 m2 (19,400 ft2) at a depth of 8.5 m (27 ft), fitted with anti-vortex devices to handle the increased flow characteristics. It can accommodate motors up to 5 MW (6,700 hp) with variable frequency drive from 20 to 66 Hz. The addition of a multi-size discharge manifold provides the flexibility to test pumps with discharge ports to 2,750 mm (108.3 in.).
Young Powertech Names Western Regional Manager
Kirby Clot, a long-time fluid power professional, has been named western regional manager for Young Powertech, Inc. As a result of the company’s rapid expansion in the North American market, Clot will take on the position effective immediately. Young Powertech is a manufacturer and distributor of hydraulic, electrical, electronic, and mechanical components for mobile, marine, mining, and industrial applications.
Dixon Acquires Eagle America, Inc.
Dixon, a manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories, acquired Eagle America, Inc., effective November 1, 2012. Eagle America, established in 1979 and based in Warwick, R.I., is a manufacturer of gate and globe bellows seal valves. The products are designed to control hazardous media such as chlorine gas, regulated fluids, purity gases, cryogenics, heat transfer fluids, and steam.
Terresolve and Jackson Offshore Operators Launch Biodegradable Lubricants
Terresolve Technologies and Jackson Offshore Operators, a marine services company supporting the offshore oil and gas industry, announced that Jackson will be outfitting its jet drive fast crew/supply boats with Terresolve’s EnviroLogic 3046 product. EnviroLogic 3046 is a high-performance biodegradable hydraulic fluid that will break down into natural parts within 28 days in accordance with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) ultimate biodegradation test.
Winners of 2012 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships Announced
ASCO Numatics announced the winners of the 2012 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship: Kelsey Johnson of Brownsburg, Ind., and Nathan Koetsier of Marne, Mich., will each receive $5,000 as part of the scholarship program. The company will also make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of Purdue University and Michigan Technological University, the schools that Johnson and Koetsier respectively attend.
Johnson will graduate with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in May 2013. Koetsier will also receive a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in May 2013 from Michigan Technological University.
The award was presented as part of PMMI’s annual 2012 Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Chicago. The race sends teams of packaging students around the exhibition floor to earn points from exhibitors by completing packaging and processing-related tasks. ASCO Numatics’ sponsorship of the race helped support the PMMI Education and Training Foundation, which provides scholarships to packaging students from PMMI partner schools.
The ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarships are awarded annually based on the candidates’ potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. A panel of ASCO Numatics and independent judges selected the finalists.
Yates Industries to Open New Facilities in 2013
Yates Industries will open a new repair facility in Michigan in January 2013. This facility will add 40,000 square feet to the company’s current operations. Five new machines have also been purchased. In addition, the company plans to open a new manufacturing facility near the existing Decatur, Ala., location in April. This new facility will triple the size of the current Decatur facilities.
Young Powertech and STM Join Forces
Young Powertech Inc. has become the exclusive North American partner for STM in the hydraulic and mechanical transmission marketplace. Immediate new additions to Young Powertech’s product line include parallel shaft gearboxes, bevel helical gearboxes, and helical inline gearboxes.