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Star SU to showcase the latest in gear manufacturing process technology during Gear Expo 2017

Star SU will feature a complete library of product overviews, video displays, and a new interactive customer application solutions tool. Gear Expo visitors can explore the Star SU Solutions Kiosk independently or have a Star SU representative guided tour through its complete machine tool, cutting tool and tool services offerings from the brands we represent including Star Cutter Company, Samputensili, Bourn & Koch, Profilator / GMTA, FFG Werke (Hessapp, Modul), and H.B. Carbide.

The Star SU booth will also showcase the FFG Modul H200 vertical hobbing machine and the latest in gear cutting tool technology:

FFG Werke Modul H200 vertical hobbing machine
The H80/100/160/200 series is the latest version of our hobbing machine line for small applications, specially engineered for automotive.

The H80/100/160/200 series is the latest version of our hobbing machine line for small applications, specially engineered for automotive. These machines have been designed for dry cutting operations in particular, although using oil or emulsion is not a problem. Now this machine is available with the option enlarged radial travel. This option allows to cover the working range of H80 up to H200. The new CNC tailstock, driven by a servomotor, is standard now and allows the easy setup and monitoring of clamping force and position. The closed “O-frame” structure with cross beam allows the ideal integration of this tailstock.


These new features combined with the user-friendly Modul operating interface also provides the optimal base for Job Shop applications. Request a budget quote and plan to see it at Gear Expo (booth 1306) or by visiting or H 80-200 Vertical Gear Hobbing                     

Gear cutting tool solutions
Star SU carries a wide variety of gear cutting tools and offers precision tool re-sharpening services and advanced coatings, including Oerlikon Balzer’s New BALANIT® ALTENSA, the high-speed coating solution that realizes productivity gains and efficiency.

Need more help managing your tool room? Let Star SU monitor the life cycle of your tools and re-sharpen, re-coat and replace them as needed.

Visit http://www.star-su.com/cutting-tools/gear-cutting-tools and request a meeting with us to discuss how we can help you with your gear cutting operation.

Star SU will also feature Scudding® cutters in conjunction with GMTA and Profilator manufactured to produce gear and spline teeth for reduced cycle times and tool costs. Learn more by visiting us at Gear Expo (booth 1306) or going directly to our Scudding® page.

About Star SU, LLC

Star SU, LLC offers a wide variety of machine tools, precision cutting tools and services including:

  • vertical and horizontal gear hobbing machines
    • chamfering and deburring machines
    • gear grinding machines
    • gear shaping and shaving machines
    • tool grinding machines
    • gear hobs and milling cutters
    • gear shaper cutters and shaving tools
    • scudding® and power skiving tools
    • chamfer and deburring tools
    • gundrills
    • form tools and reamers
    • pcd tooling
    • cryogenic cutting tools
    • carbide blanks and preforms
    • tool coatings
    • and tool life cycle management servicesStar SU is the go-to-market cooperative partnership of Star Cutter Company of Farmington Hills, MI, and SU America, Inc., the US sales and manufacturing unit to SAMP, S.p.A. The companies together represent one of the world’s largest gear machine, tool and gear tool manufacturing producers.

For more on Star SU, Visit www.star-su.com

Siemens Technical Application Center (TAC) expands facility in the Elk Grove Village Illinois

Siemens Industry, Inc. announces the expansion of its Technical Application Center in Elk Grove Village ILLINOIS. 

The Siemens technical application center (TAC) facility offers a complete range of learning opportunities including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training for its Sinumerik CNCs

With digitalization and the rapid changes in technology, training is more important than ever to keep employees’ skills up to date with the newest industrial

technologies. In support of this need, Siemens announces the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC) which offers machine tool dealers, importers, and end-users of Sinumerik CNCs a complete range of learning opportunities including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training.

Operating since 2009, the TAC provides the ideal setting for enhancing your CNC machining knowledge. Occupying more than 3,150 square feet of dedicated space at our Elk Grove Village, Illinois facility, the TAC is a short ride from O’Hare International Airport.  The newly expanded Machine Lab now features three milling machines and one turning center for hands-on learning, plus a Kuka robotic center, and NX-CAM training station.
Two state-of-the-art classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using our exclusive SinuTrain software and Sinumerik CNC simulators.

“Manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to train their employees on evolving CNC technologies as they transition to digital factories.  Hands-on training and virtual programs like these are extremely important.  We’re excited to offer machine tool users a more expansive program to develop their employees,” says Sascha Fischer, segment manager, Siemens Motion Control, Machine Tool Business.

Siemens offers professional-level training courses ranging from Sinumerik Operation and Programming to Sinumerik service and maintenance.  In addition, the following advanced training classes are offered:

  •  Mixed technology operation and programming
  •  Flexible NC programming
  •  Multi–channel operation and programming
  •  Advanced measuring cycles
  •  Post-processor development
  •  PLC commissioning and service
  •  4th-axis integration
  •  Part and tool probe installation

Virtual TAC

In addition to the expansion of the Siemens TAC, a virtual TAC is also available to individuals looking to expand their CNC knowledge.  The virtual TAC is open to anyone and available at no cost allowing individuals to watch professional-series webinars online.

Utilizing our exclusive Siemens SinuTrain CNC simulation software, these webinars will demonstrate how to maximize investments in Sinumerik CNC right from the comfort of one’s own computer.  Live training webinars are presented monthly by Siemens Sinumerik experts, covering a range of cost-saving and performance-enhancing insights, techniques, and processes.  Webinar topics range from Milling and Turning, to General Operations, Maintenance and Service.  Attendees will also benefit from engaging Q&A sessions following the main presentation.

All past webinars are available for ongoing career development and viewing in the
ever-expanding archive library.

Virtual one-on-one, custom tailored training courses can be requested for larger user groups looking to enhance specific skills of their programmer and operator teams.

The expanded Machine Lab now features three milling machines and one turning center for hands-on learning, plus a Kuka robotic center, and NX-CAM training station.

Two state-of-the-art classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using our exclusive SinuTrain software and SINUMERIK CNC simulators.

Siemens Digital Factory (DF) offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

Contact Siemens for product information:

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: cnc.us@siemens.com.

Siemens Industry, Inc. usa.siemens.com/cnc

390 Kent Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
Motion Control Business

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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.


One Machine for Drilling a Gun Barrel & Reaming a Gun Barrel

The DeHoff G560-DR2 performs both gundrilling and reaming operations on gun barrels. After the barrels are gundrilled, a quick tooling changeover allows a pull-reaming operation to be performed using the same machine. 

Rockford Systems, LLC


Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers innovative machine safeguarding solutions for organizations working with industrial machinery. As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. In addition, Rockford Systems provides complete Safety Life-Cycle Management Solutions, including on-site surveys, customized engineering integration, over 10,000 safeguarding products, expert installation services, training and technical support, and ongoing compliance validation. Rockford Systems has improved the profitability of many of North America’s largest companies by increasing compliance, reducing worker risk, enhancing productivity and decreasing costs.
Rockford Systems, LLC., 4620 Hydraulic Rd, Rockford, IL 61109

Rockford Systems Goes Beyond OSHA/ANSI Requirements new Interlocked Safety Shield Line for Turning Machines and Cutting Systems

ROCKFORD, IL, JULY 5, 2017 — Drill presses, lathes, grinders and milling machinery are essential metalworking tools, but like all machines, they can be dangerous without adequate safeguarding. Hundreds of injuries occur annually from the improper maintenance and use of these machines, such as amputations, burns and lacerations, according to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA).
Rockford Systems, a leader in machine safeguarding technologies, has leveraged its engineering expertise to offer a line of electrically-interlocked safety shields for cutting and turning machines that protect operators against flying chips, sparks, debris, and coolant. The electrical interlock prevents machines from starting until the shield is positioned safely in front of the hazardous area, also called the point-of-operation. Additionally, if the shield is moved away from the hazardous area while the machine is running, the electrical interlock will send a stop signal to turn the machine off.
Fully embodying the Rockford Systems promise of durability and ease-of-operation, the thermo-formed shields are made from high impact-resistant, 100% transparent polycarbonate for minimum interference to the operator’s view, and feature electrical interlocks encased in IP67 rated enclosures. The shields exceed the safety requirements of OSHA and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for maximum operator protection.


For metal fabricators, safety is the key to their livelihood – Rockford Systems Interlocked Shields ensure these professionals have the advanced safeguarding protection they need to maintain an injury-free workplace.
“It is not enough to simply meet the basic OSHA/ANSI requirements for chip shields as many manufactures do,” says Matt Brenner, Vice President of Sales for Rockford Systems. “Our shields go further to deliver a game-changing combination of safety, versatility and operator visibility to ensure maximum performance, along with heavy-duty durability. Our standards are higher which is why our shields are better.”
Metalworking injuries often occur when an operator places their hands within the machinery’s dangerous point-of-operation area. These injuries may happen during an accidental re-start while maintenance or setup tasks are being performed, or when the operator does not adhere to safety regulations and purposefully removes a shield for better access to a workpiece.
To prevent these types of accidents, Rockford System shields are electrically interlocked. This means that when a shield is swung out of position, the positive contacts on the safety microswitch open, sending a stop signal to the machine control. The machine’s electrical circuit will stay disconnected until the shield is fully closed, the microswitch contacts are touching, and the start button is activated.
Rockford Systems shields are easily installed on small to large drill presses, milling machines, lathes, bench grinders, and slotting/broaching machines from leading manufacturers. Drill press and lathe chuck shields are supported by a rugged tubular-steel frame clamped to a 180° rotating steel support rod. Models designed for milling machines, crosslide/carriage travel lathes and grinders have an adjustable shield, arm and base to allow precise positioning for maximum protection during operation, yet can be swung out of the way for access to the workpiece and tooling.
For more information, visit www.rockfordsystems.com.



New Ex9CKT series designed for variety of HVACR applications; compliant to UL 508 and UL 60947-4-1 for air resistance heating

Pomona, California – NOARK Electric, a leading low-voltage electrical product manufacturer, announces a new range of definite purpose contactors: the Ex9CKT Series DP Contactors. Available in 20-40A range in 3- and 4-pole configurations, the Ex9CKT Series features an optional mounting plate, making it a direct replacement for popular DP contactors.

The Ex9CKT Series is UL 508 and UL 60947-4-1 Recognized and compliant to CSA C22.2, IEC/EN 60947, CE, RoHS and ARI-780 HVAC standards. It features a Double E magnet assembly for increased performance and reduced power consumption. The newly redesigned body has a high arc-resistant polyester base assembly, allowing for space savings, while the quick-connect spades speed install time. Users can select terminal options, screw or lug connection.

The Ex9CKT Series is designed for a variety of HVACR applications, including air conditioning, resistive heating, refrigeration equipment, motors, welding, pumps, power supplies, foodservice equipment, compressors and various business machines.

NOARK Electric (North America), located in Pomona, CA, is a global electrical component and intelligent control system supplier. The company is establishing a representative and distribution network to serve its primary markets, which include the building trades and electric panel board builders in various industries. As a global supplier, NOARK currently operates four R&D centers, three distribution centers, 15 office locations and employs over 1,000 associates. Sales currently exceed $2 billion worldwide.

For more information on this product, consult your local sales representative found at


www.na.noark-electric.com or email: nasales@noark-electric.com.


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