PM News:FMB Machinery USA Joins Forces With Hydromat, Inc.

FMB Machinery USA (West Caldwell, New Jersey), a full-line manufacturer and global leader in bar feeder technology, has announced that Hydromat, Inc.’s Bar Feeding Group (St. Louis, Missouri) will be a North American distributor of its magazine bar feeders and robotics line beginning January 1, 2006.

FMB Machinery USA Joins Forces With Hydromat, Inc.

FMB Machinery USA (West Caldwell, New Jersey), a full-line manufacturer and global leader in bar feeder technology, has announced that Hydromat, Inc.’s Bar Feeding Group (St. Louis, Missouri) will be a North American distributor of its magazine bar feeders and robotics line beginning January 1, 2006. Hydromat will maintain a full inventory of FMB bar feeders, parts and accessories and provide full-service technical support, field service and order desk capabilities. Contact FMB at (973) 364-8000 or visit www.FMB-Machinery.com.

New Davenport Machine (Rochester, New York) has achieved ISO 9001 certification. After acquiring the assets of Davenport, New Davenport has continued to improve processes and upgrade products to regain market share rapidly. The cost reductions associated with efforts to become ISO certified have led to a large reduction in the price of the Model B screw machine. Contact Davenport Machine at (800) 344-5748 or visit www.davenportmachine.com.

Techniks, Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana) is hosting an open house at its new headquarters on Thursday, September 22, 2005, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will showcase the company’s toolholders, technical support, customer service and fulfillment departments. On the tour of its new building, visitors will learn about product features, how to use and maintain toolholders properly and how toolholders can extend the life of carbide tools. Contact Techniks at (800) 597-3921 or visit www.techniksusa.com.

The International Screw Cutting Machine Tool Show (SIMODEC) will be held March 7-11, 2006, at the heart of the French Alps in la Roche-sur-Foron, France. SIMODEC brings together precision screw machining manufacturers. At the 2004 show, there were 255 exhibitors specializing in machine tools, tooling, automated systems, assembly, metrology, raw materials, services and more. About 14,500 visitors attended the show. Contact Rochexpo at 0033 (0)4 50 03 03 37 or visit www.rochexpo.com.

At the Miyano Turning Expo 2005, Miyano Machinery USA will present live demonstrations using a variety of machines from its latest product line. Demonstrations will include Miyano’s latest BX-26S gang tool lathe. There will also be several tooling and peripheral machine tool equipment suppliers on hand to explain and demonstrate their latest products. The Expo is scheduled for October 5-6 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the showroom of Miyano’s Wood Dale, Illinois facility. Contact Miyano at (630) 766-4141 or visit www.miyanoexpo.com.

LNS America, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) President Yves Scemama announced that he is passing the title of CEO to Tom Boehmer, formerly vice president of finance and operations. Mr. Boehmer, a 7-year veteran of LNS, assumes the position of CEO for the LNS North American Business Unit that includes sister company Turbo Systems Inc. (Kings Mountain, North Carolina). Mr. Scemama continues as LNS America president, while devoting more time to his responsibilities with parent organization LNS Group. Contact LNS at (513) 528-5674 or visit www.lnsamerica.com.

Haas Automation, Inc. has begun construction of a 211,000 square-foot building at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, California. The addition represents the third building expansion in 9 years for Haas. This new building will serve as a warehouse for component parts as well as inventory of finished machines, which will free existing space for more manufacturing. Its competition in February 2006 will coincide with the delivery of millions of dollars worth of new equipment that was purchased at IMTS last year. Contact Haas at (805) 278-1800 or visit www.HaasCNC.com.

Thermo Electron Corporation’s (Minneapolis, Minnesota) family of Niton X-ray Flourescence (XRF) analyzers has been awarded a Gold IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Award) in the Medical and Scientific Products category. The IDEA awards are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy. XRF was designed by Altitude Inc., a Massachusetts-based strategic product development firm. These analyzers are used worldwide in nondestructive testing applications. Contact Thermo Electron Corporation at (800) 875-1578 or visit www.thermo.com/niton.