Safer and More Efficient Pneumatic Machinery Brochure Published
The SMC Energy Conservation Group has been working on a set of guidelines pertaining to safer and more efficient pneumatic machinery. These guidelines are intended for designers and OEMs building machines, as well as for end users responsible for specifying manufactured machinery. The intent of the brochure is to raise awareness regarding energy efficiency and to encourage customers to purchase their pneumatic equipment based on total cost of ownership rather than just capital equipment cost. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hercules Appointed Bulldog Master Distributor
Hercules Sealing Products has been appointed the authorized master distributor of Bulldog® engine gasket products for the United States and Latin America. Products include gasket-sealing products, such as head gaskets, pan gaskets, front and rear cover gaskets, crank shaft seals, oil seals, and other sealing products normally replaced during an engine rebuild. Also available are transmission-sealing products, such as seal rings, thrust washers, gaskets, PTFE lip seals, and o-rings. Bulldog items are designed and manufactured for the critical heavy-duty applications in transmissions and engines.
HMG in Joint Venture with Scenery Hydraulic/KAL Industry
Hydraulic Management Group (HMG), owned and operated by P.K. Guha, has built strategic business relationships and partnerships with various product manufacturers worldwide to ensure the availability of pumps, valves, motors, and other controls, true to the original parts. The latest affiliation is with Scenery Hydraulic/KAL Industry. Scenery Hydraulic in China manufactures all Vickers V10/20/2010/2020/20V-VQ through 45V-VQ and VQH lines of vane pumps. As a result of the partnership, the companies provide a variety of Vickers/Denison/Rexroth’s commonly used vane, piston, and transmission pumps and motors to the North American hydraulic user market.
Evonik Expands Oil Additives Capacity in Singapore
Evonik Industries announced a significant expansion of its Jurong Island, Singapore oil additives plant to be completed in early 2015. With ongoing improvement and debottlenecking projects scheduled to be finalized during the first half of 2014, these optimizations and the planned expansion will nearly double the capacity of the plant. The company’s initiative is a response to the above-average growth in the oil additives market due to expanding mobility and increasing demand for high-performance lubricants with higher additive content in Asia.
Sauer-Danfoss Begins New Chapter as Danfoss
Sauer-Danfoss officially changed its name to Danfoss and now operates as a new business segment called Danfoss Power Solutions within the Danfoss Group. Experts at the company will continue to provide mobile hydraulic solutions. OEMs will be able to work with existing contacts on new and ongoing product development projects. Technical service, application know-how, and a focus on advanced hydraulic and electrohydraulic components and systems continue to be key elements in the company’s strategy.
Cowan Dynamics Launches Spring Return Pneumatic Valve Actuator
Cowan Dynamics launched its AS Series spring return pneumatic valve actuator. The newly designed series offers advanced safety features and provides lower costs and faster turnaround time. The company developed a standardized, catalogue-based spring return actuation solution where customers can now simply refer to a dimension table and order products according to the required dimensional size and thrust. The spring is installed within a factory-sealed canister, allowing safe in-field service of piston packing, rod seals, and bushings.
Bimba Acquires Acro Associates
Bimba Manufacturing Co. acquired Acro Associaties, Inc., headquartered in Concord, Calif., a manufacturer of pneumatic and solenoid pinch valves, and occlusion devices for flexible tubing paths and control boards. Its products and contract manufacturing services have been used globally by the medical device and bioprocessing industries for more than 30 years. Acro will continue to operate at its present location.
Omega Engineering Opens New Office
Omega Engineering Inc. opened a new office in Singapore to coordinate its business throughout the Southeast Asia region. This is part of a multi-phase plan to expand its global presence and footprint across Asia. The company has appointed Michael Lopez as the general manager of Southeast Asia. The business unit will have more than a dozen employees, including well-trained applications and technical support engineers.