Mazak Corp. Chairman Brian Papke has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame, accepting the award this year at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky.
“Our customers are not just customers, they are friends, and the majority of our employees are homegrown,” Papke said. “We have all worked together over the years to create wonderful opportunities for families, the local community, and all of the areas our customers call home.”
Under Papke’s direction, Mazak gives back to its customers and the manufacturing industry through its contributions to the commonwealth’s economic growth and establishment of a model for manufacturing excellence. Papke also oversaw the Kentucky plant as it became an 800,000ft2 campus and significant regional employer.
IIoT platform for Swiss-turn machines
MachineMetrics’ Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing analytics platform brings predictive manufacturing analytics and remote machine monitoring to Tsugami/Rem Sales’ Swiss-turn machine platform packages. Collecting data on machine health, production status, and downtime allows users to have improved production visibility, predictive analytics, and service.
“For years we have been working directly with manufacturers to improve manufacturing equipment uptime, overall equipment efficiency (OEE), and productivity with real-time machine monitoring and analytics,” says Bill Bither, CEO, MachineMetrics.
With Tsugami/REM extending this service to its customers via the new partnership, Bither notes that MachineMetrics’ “data science team is working closely with the data to deliver optimized preventative and predictive maintenance specific to Tsugami machines to improve machine uptime.”
Mahr to distribute NanoFocus microscopes
Mahr is offering NanoFocus confocal microscopes using the Mahr product family brand name MarSurf CM. The exclusive cooperation agreement with NanoFocus AG expands Mahr’s product portfolio of tactile and optical measuring stations with high-resolution, confocal 3D surface measuring systems.
MarSurf CM products are used in medical, automotive, materials management, and electrical engineering manufacturers. The optical measuring systems offer high measurement speed, and work independently of the material and without contact for sensitive surfaces.
Machine Tool Distributors
Index Corp.’s distributors include: Technical Equipment Sales representing Index and Traub machines in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; Marcus Machinery expanding Index representation into W. Virginia; Premier Machine Tool Midwest LLC representing Index in Wisconsin; and Integrated Machinery Solutions representing Index and Traub in Northern Illinois.
Sales and applications specialists for LMT Onsrud USA includeRoger Piekarski, for North and South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota, and, Manitoba Province, Canada; and Carlos Jaramillo, covering New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, and Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada.