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SCHUNK, is pleased to announce the addition of Bob Holtz

SCHUNK, a world leader in Automation. Workholding and Toolholding Technology, is pleased to announce the addition of Bob Holtz to the SCHUNK team. Mr. Holtz will fill the newly formed position of Business Unit Manager of Toolholding and Workholding. Mr. Holtz has been in the Metal cutting industry for over 20 years and has served in various capacities. Bob brings with him a wide variety of experience and he will be a great asset as SCHUNK prepares to come out of the current economic situation with an even stronger team than beforee, said Mr. Guerry, President of SCHUNK North America.

Mr. Holtz will be responsible for managing the daily responsibilities of the growing SCHUNK Toolholding and Workholding departments. Mr. Holtz::I am very excited to join SCHUNK USA as its new Business Unit Manager. Our ability to offer solutions utilizing a variety of toolholders, stationary and rotational workholding products places SCHUNK in a unique position in the metal cutting industry. I look forward to working with this great team as we position ourselves for an even greater market presence..

With more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is a worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, rotating and stationary workholding systems, and automation components.
Totaling more than 1,800 employees worldwide, located in 23 subsidiaries and 6 manufacturing facilities, SCHUNK offers unbeatable customer service and technical knowledge. A dense network of SCHUNK outside sales representatives and certified SCHUNK distribution partners guarantees prompt and reliable support in all stages of the manufacturing cycle. For the US market, SCHUNK provides technical support, application assistance, manufacturing, and complete customer specific solutions from the North American Headquarters in North Carolina.

Herkuless Lift Systems Are Utilized by NASA for the Ares I-X Constellation Program

Walled Lake, Michigan. Herkules Equipment Corporation worked closely with United Space Alliance (USA) for the upcoming Ares I-X mission by customizing a lift system that enabled rocket engineers to securely load 2400 pound parachutes into a booster rocket. Herkuless engineering team designed the lift system to meet all of USAAs unique specifications including raised height, travel, foot print, portability and all strict NASA safety standards with a 3 times safety factor. The lifts are currently used at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The purpose of the three lift systems is to accurately raise the 3 large rocket sizedd parachutes independently to meet the top section of the booster rocket. The parachutes are then packed correctly and ultimately deployed in the first stage separation +123 seconds after lift-off. Fork pockets allow the lift to be moved when and where it is needed. The small footprint, combined with the required high raised height, created unique safety challenges that were answered in the design process to USAAs satisfaction, guided by strict regulations.

It was great to see things come together as planned! Thank you again for all the supportt wrote the USA Ares 1st Stage GSE IPT Lead.

Herkuless pneumatic lift systems are virtually maintenance-free, with no messy fluids or costly cylinders to replace. The power source, Herkuless Air Bagg technology, provides a patented direct one-to-one lift ratio, eliminating stress on the scissors, minimizing wear and maintenance. The lifting motion is smooth and stable. The heavy-duty air bags are built for rugged daily use giving facilities a lifetime of trouble-free operation.

Herkules Equipment Corporation has been manufacturing Pneumatic Lifting Equipment for over 20 years, including (standard and custom); Lift Tables, Lift & Rotates, Lift & Tilts, Human Lifts, Power Rotate Systems, Lifts for Integration, Cart Positioners, Pallet Positioners, and Vehicle Lifts.

For more product information, contact Herkules at 800-444-4351, or email info@herkules.us. Visit our website at www.herkules.us

Rexroth Launches GoTo Focused Delivery Program for Pneumatic Products

SC-GoTo pneumatic catalog and quick-reference website pages give fast access to product information and ordering details. The new Rexroth GoTo Focused Delivery Program helps customers build better machines faster with industry-leading product delivery times. New GoTo web pages provide streamlined access to product information and fast connection to applications experts.

Bosch Rexroth has increased capacity and streamlined production and delivery through comprehensive implementation of lean manufacturing techniques in the Bosch Production System. The result is the launch of the Rexroth GoTo Focused Delivery Program - offering industry-leading delivery times for its most in-demand pneumatic products and other Rexroth products. The program aims to help customers build better machines faster with swift delivery times, expert applications support, accelerated design and start-up plus reduced system costs.

Select models of twenty pneumatic product families are featured in the GoTo program. Air preparation lines include inch Series AS and NL1 plus Series MU1 pressure regulators. Pneumatic valve lines include directional control valves Series 579, Series 581, Series 740, Series 840, Ceramm, Series HF03-LG, Series LS04, Series TC08 and TC15, plus Series ED02 and ED04 electro-pneumatic pressure control valves. Pneumatic cylinder lines include Series CCI compact, Series M mini, Series PRA ISO 15552, Series RMC rodless and TaskMasterr NFPA compatible. Accessories include the Series NCT Non-Contact Transfer units, Series PE5 pressure switches and Series QR1 inch fittings and tubing.

The new GoTo main web page for pneumatic products, www.boschrexroth-us.com/GoToPneumatics gives customers streamlined access to specific catalog information for each pneumatic GoTo product, and fast connection to product experts. Online resources such as data sheets, part numbers, CAD drawings and specifications greatly streamline the product selection process, and by selecting a GoTo product the customer is assured fast delivery.

For more information on the GoTo Focused Delivery Program and a complete list of Rexroth GoTo motion, control and automation technologies - including electric drives and controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, linear motion and aluminum structural framing products - visit www.boschrexroth-us.com/GoTo.

New Online Training - Webinars from Van Air Systems

Lake City, PA, U.S.A. Van Air Systems free online training webinars.

Learn the fundamentals of compressed air treatment in an online training session. All you will need is a phone and internet connection. Each course will last up to 30-45 minutes and cover a range of conceptual and practical topics in compressed air and gas drying. All courses will then be recorded and available on-line for those unable to attend the live session. For a list of our online training schedule please visit www.vanairsystems.com and sign up today!

Phone (800) 840-9906 or Fax (814) 774-0778 or E-mail: info@vanairinc.com

Harrington Industrial Plastics Opens Two New Branches First Quarter of 2009

Harrington Industrial Plastics has opened two new branches this year. The newest locations have been placed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Harrington has grown from a regional distributorship to the largest distributor of industrial plastic piping systems in the United States in the last 50 years.

Harrington began with the purpose of servicing customers that handle corrosive liquids and has expanded its offerings to include products for customers with high-purity needs and products to help protect the environment. Companies that manufacture semiconductor, pharmaceuticals and bio-pharmaceuticals find Harrington an indispensable resource for their demanding processes.

The new facilities offer fully stocked warehouses, with local delivery and highly knowledgeable employees to answer any of your questions. As with all of Harrington facilities, the new locations will bring technically oriented sales crews to the local areas along with the knowledge and strength of 39 locations nationwide.

Harrington is particularly proud of its employees and their pledge to customer service. Every sales team and warehouse employee is committed to continually seek ways to improve the level of service provided.

The Milwaukee facility is located at W134 N4949 Campbell Ave, Memomone Falls, WI 53051. Located west from the Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport, with cross streets of Hampton Road and Lily Road.

The Grand Rapids facility is located at 4540-D East Paris Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512. Located just west from the Gerald Ford International Airport, with cross streets of Broadmoor Ave and 44th St.

For more locations, information and products please visit www.harringtonplastics.com or call anytime at 800-877-4472 and a Harrington Sales Representative will assist you.

Coilhose Pneumatics proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary

Coilhose Pneumatics proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2009, marking four decades of providing the industrial and STAFDA markets with high-quality hose, tubing, blowguns, and a wide range of pneumatic controls.

Coilhose, based in New Jersey, supports both domestic as well as international customers with reliable and innovative products. Coilhose also continues to expand its manufacturing competencies. In 1990 Coilhose acquired the Freelin-Wade Company, a leader in the dental and fluid power markets, and in 1995 Coilhose acquired Acme Automotive, a manufacturer of air products for the automotive aftermarket.

Bosch Rexroth Canada Receives ISO 14001:2004 Registration

Rexroth confirms commitment to developing and executing environmental management standards for today and tomorrow.

Bosch Rexroth Canada (BRCA), a leading supplier for industrial, mobile and automation applications, announced that its Welland, Ontario facility recently received ISO 14001:2004 registration.

The ISO registration signifies that BRCA has committed to conform and comply with the ISO 14001:2004 standards as well as the applicable environmental legislation and regulations required. The registration also indicates that BRCA has developed a plan for continually improving its environmental performance well into the future.

Obtaining an ISO 14001:2004 registration shows our customers that we hold ourselves to the highest environmental standards in the world,, said Boyd de Waard, president of BRCA. We examined our environmental system closely and developed a plan that met each of ISOOs benchmarks. As a result, weere confident that weere environmentally compliant on the local, regional, national and international levels,, he said.

The company assigned resources as needed to satisfy the ISO requirements. Achieving the ISO 14001:2004 registration required that Bosch Rexroth Canada deploy a team to develop an implementation plan and participate in an environmental compliance audit monitored by a capable third party overseer. The entire process included completion of internal audits and a stage-one third party readinesss audit prior to the registration audit.

Marco Gervasio, project manager for the Bosch Rexroth implementation, stated that while principal organizations in Europe and developed areas of Asia tend to be more aggressive in obtaining ISO 14001:2004 registration, North America is now coming on board as well.

Bosch Rexroth Canada is one of about 3,000 Canadian companies that have received this registration,, said Gervasio. That number is relatively low considering the number of companies and notable organizations operating nationwide. Bosch Rexroth has made this registration mandatory for all its sites globally. Being good stewards of the environment is a responsibility the company takes seriously,, he said.

Bosch Rexroth Canada is the Canadian partner company of Bosch Rexroth AG, one of the worldds leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving machinery used in industrial and factory automation as well as in mobile applications. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2007 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of about 5.4 billion Euro with approximately 33,000 employees.

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Simrit Facility Wins Schlumberger Award for Service and Product Quality

PLYMOUTH, Mich., May 15, 2008 In recognition of its outstanding performance in service and product quality, Simritts Nisku, Alberta, Canada facility recently received the first performance award ever given by the Edmonton Product Center of Schlumberger Limited. Part of the Simrit Division of Freudenberg-NOK, the Nisku facility was unanimously selected as the only recipient for this award.

Itts a great honor to be recognized by Schlumberger, a leading oilfield services provider, for our dedication to providing superior service and products,, said Carla Bugler, product manager, Simrit. At the Nisku facility, we strive to offer exceptional customer service, as well as quality products that impeccably fit our customerss needs..

According to Bugler, in recent years, the oil and gas industry has evolved from the faster is betterr mindset to placing a greater emphasis on service and product quality. Simrit has been on the forefront of driving and maintaining outstanding quality controls processes and engineering standards for sealing products that surpass customer expectations.

Simritts Nisku facility, which manufactures elastomer products for the oil and gas industry, has supplied bonded seals and elements to Schlumberger for 23 years. These products are used by Schlumberger in down hole completion tools in the production of oil and gas. With 65 employees located in the heart of the oil and gas industry, Simritts Nisku facility also designs and manufactures safety products (blow out preventers), cement products (cement plugs) and well service products (swab cups).

Certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standards, Simritts Nisku facility ensures product quality and customer satisfaction are top priorities and is dedicated to finding and addressing any issues prior to delivery. Extensive raw material testing (to ASTM standards) is performed on all rubber products and Certificates of Analysis are available upon request with results from rubber testing. Additionally, Simrit engineers conduct rigorous final inspections, which include a test for physical defects and a dimension check to drawings.

The Simrit Division is based at Freudenberg-NOKKs headquarters in Plymouth, Mich. and is part of the Freudenberg and NOK Group, which has total annual sales of more than $12 billion. Simrit offers an extensive portfolio of sealing solutions for the aerospace, appliance, diesel engine, industrial, marine, off-highway equipment, oil and gas, recreational vehicle and semiconductor markets.

For more information, visit the Simrit website at www.simrit.com.

Parker Hannifin Corporation announces the release of the Critical Hydraulic and Pneumatic Maintenance & Repair Components Catalog

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world leader in motion and control technologies, announces the release of the Critical Hydraulic and Pneumatic Maintenance & Repair Components Catalog

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world leader in motion and control technologies, announces the release of the Critical Hydraulic and Pneumatic Maintenance & Repair Components Catalog (PH001/NA), or, more simply, The Parker Book." Now available through Parker authorized full line distributors, the new catalog provides the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market with the most complete range of hydraulic and pneumatic components available from any single source.

Parker authorized full line distributors already provide local engineering, system support and inventories to serve MRO customers," said Mark Kugelman, Vice President, Business Development. The Parker Book is another powerful tool that exposes these customers to the full range of products our distributors can offer them."

With 800 pages and over 8,000 parts, The Parker Book features major sections on valves, hoses, fittings, filters, cylinders and much more. Three indexes assist the user in locating parts: the product category listing (by category grouping); the alpha numeric index (by part number); and the product index (by product name). Durable tabs and a heavy stock cover ensure that The Parker Book will survive the most demanding MRO environments.

To get a copy of The Parker Book", call toll free at 1-800-C-Parker. The catalog is also available from your local, full line authorized Parker distributors.