As many of you know, Illinois Governor Pritzker announced a phased reopening plan for businesses last week. While there has been some confusion about the details and application of standards, we realize that the document as written, would not permit conventions to be held until major milestones, such as a vaccine or effective treatment for…

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item America has been very responsive as events related to COVID-19 have unfolded. Internally, to keep the team as safe as possible, the entire office teams at item America’s three corporate locations in Hagerstown, MD (HQ), Greenwood, SC and Irapuato, Mexico, invoked a work from home policy. By doing this and implementing safe distancing guidelines…

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COVID-19 Update from Show Management | HANNOVER MESSE USA and IMTS 2020HANNOVER MESSE USA and IMTS are committed to the health and safety of our community. As concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) are top-of-mind, we are closely monitoring news updates, the CDC and U.S. State Department reports, and other shows in the United States opening in…

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   Intelligent Drum Motor technology delivers high efficiency and data feedback communication. Conveyor users and conveyor manufacturers have accepted the drum motor as the most efficient way to drive belt conveyors. With no external motor and gearbox, the drum motor saves space, eliminates the need for scheduled maintenance and enhances operator safety. However, the challenge…

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1. Mr. Thoni, the history of your company started in the early 1940’s. Can you describe the most important milestones? I still remember the hardship we suffered in the last years of the war with nights of bombing, the retreat of the already defeated German army through my village and the takeover by the Americans.…

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  WITTENSTEIN SE’s Galaxie® gearbox has just been nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2018, the Federal President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology, under the heading “A radically new gearbox class – productivity leaps in the engineering industry”. The jury’s final decision regarding this year’s winner will be revealed on November 28, 2018. German…

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The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a global leader in engineered bearings and power transmission products, announced on Sept. 1, 2018 it completed the previously announced acquisition of Cone Drive, a leader in precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial platforms, and food and beverage. About Cone Drive Cone Drive is headquartered…

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“Smart System Optimization“ at Hannover Messe USA, co-located with IMTS2018 With its “Smart System Optimization“, Fraunhofer IPA has developed a tool  that identifies errors in interlinked manufacturing systems and shows their root  causes. In order to do this, high-performance machine control connectors and external sensors such as smart cameras record relevant process characteristics. Subsequently, an…

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The future and prosperity of entire countries depend on the production of goods, just as many jobs in the USA and worldwide. The future of digitalized manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 rests entirely upon the ability to pool expertise and resources. Fraunhofer’s interdisciplinary systems expertise sparks the new ideas that meet the challenges of a changing…

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