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Automation Service Engineering opens doors

Automation Service Engineering (ASE), Troy, Mich., provides industry-standard support for control system breakdown and preventative maintenance. ASE also offers single-source responsibility for control design, as well as on-site field service engineering: According to reports, the company only employs field engineers with “system design” experience, and the ASE engineer who designs a system continues as the key contact for all of that machine's future onsite work and upgrades. ASE serves companies that use drives, PLCs, and HMIs in standalone or integrated systems. Visit for details.

R+W handbook explores torque limiters

As part of a series of technical handbooks developed for the European manufacturing industry, R+W America, Bensenville, Ill., has released a new handbook for the design and application of safety and overload couplings. From the basics of torque limiters and why they are used to complex theories and sizing formulas for coupling selection, the handbook includes information for all design engineers. This is the second of a two-part series; the first book explains the design and application of precision couplings and line shafts. For more information, visit

Emerson renames power transmission division

Emerson Industrial Automation, St. Louis, Mo., announces a new name for its power transmission division. The business, which designs, manufactures, and markets a family of power transmission component brands, is now called Power Transmission Solutions. Technologies include conveying components, bearings, gearing, couplings, chain drives, clutches, torque overload devices, and belt drives, under the Browning, Jaure, Kop-Flex, McGill, Morse, Rollway, Sealmaster, and System Plast brands. A new brochure describes the division's offerings and is available at

Cicoil earns UL certification

Cable manufacturer Cicoil Corp., Valencia, Calif., announces that its full line of high-flex silicone jacketed cables and cable assemblies are now U.L. recognized components under File No. E324413. Further information for this certification can be found in Underwriters Laboratories QMTR2 guidelines. The company's flexible flat cables also carry CE approval and are RoHS compliant. For more information, visit

B&B partners with N-TRON

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co. Inc., Ottawa, Ill., has signed a distribution agreement with N-TRON Corp., Mobile, Ala., a manufacturer of Ethernet networking equipment for industrial applications. Under the new partnership, B&B will sell and stock N-TRON products, and provide global technical and commercial support. For more information, visit or

PKB announces cleanroom expansion

In response to demand from aerospace OEM and MRO customers, Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB), Troy, N.Y., is expanding its Class 10,000 cleanroom environment. Scheduled for completion later this year, the current ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 certified manufacturing cleanroom space will double in size. Inside the facility, bearings will be assembled, inspected, lubricated, treated with specialty processes, tested, and packaged. For more information, visit

Simrit wins UTC gold supplier award

In recognition of outstanding performance in delivery, quality, lean practices, and customer support, Simrit's Germantown, Wis., facility was recently awarded United Technologies Corp.'s (UTC) Supplier Gold status. Part of the Simrit Division of Freudenberg-NOK, the Germantown facility manufactures and supplies diaphragms for UTC's Milton Roy Co., which manufactures metering pumps and related equipment. Milton Roy products are sold internationally to the water and wastewater treatment, oil and gas, and power-generation industries. For more information, visit

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