Yaskawa Sigma Trac II

Complete Linear Motion Solution

Yaskawa’s expertly designed, manufactured, and tested Sigma Trac II mechatronic solutions give your machine a faster time to market and your engineering team more time to innovate.

Improve Machine Performance

Minimize cycle times and maximize productivity with speeds up to 5m/s, and peak force output up to 5040 N.


Coupling the load directly to the motor and encoder yields positioning repeatability of ±2 µm.

Wide Range of Sizes

With six motor sizes and 24 base lengths, there is a linear stage for nearly any application. Stages are available for use with 100 V, 200 V, or 400 V power.

Cable Management

Carefully controlling cable flex maximizes cable life. Use additional space in the cable carrier for cables and hoses to your payload.

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COBOTTA collaborative robot

A robot that collaborates with everyone

Introducing the new collaborative robot “COBOTTA”. The human-friendly, compact, and portable design allows you to take COBOTTA anywhere, and automate tasks right away. No expert knowledge is required, making operation amazingly easy. COBOTTA will open infinite possibilities to address your needs, and realize creative, new ideas.

Safety Design

Collaborative robots do not require safety fences. The unique outer contour has no sharp edges, and consists of curves that prevent hands from getting caught. Sensors are built into the six moving parts for constant monitoring of speed and torque, to guar-antee safety from a function-al aspect (planning to obtain certification from a third-par-ty certification authority).

Portable Body

The main unit weighs approximately 4 kg providing easy porta­bility, and offers a load capacity of 500 g. The integrated con­troller not only reduces wiring, but also allows consolidated control with other devices. ORiN is supported as standard.

Easy to Use

Equipped with a direct teaching function and an intuitive GUI for easy programming. An optional camera can be mounted to enable teaching using the camera.

Open Platform

The integrated controller is open, and COBOTTA’s control API is made public, allowing creators to develop their own applica­tions in the environment they choose (055 version).

More information link: https://www.denso-wave.com/en/robot/product/collabo/cobotta.html

OTP’s DirectAIR® Utility Service is the Most Affordable and Efficient Compressed Air Solution

If your facility uses compressed air, and you are looking for a reliable solution that does not require a sizable capital expenditure, OTP’s DirectAIR® utility service is the answer.

Here’s how it works: OTP installs a complete, state-of-the-art compressed air solution at your site. For the life of the contract, we supply your plant a steady stream of high-quality compressed air, guaranteed. We equip our DirectAIR® facilities with the most energy efficient equipment and controls available today to provide significant energy savings over your current system. Typical energy savings range between 25-50%.

OTP’s DirectAIR® solution solves numerous challenges many plants face with their compressed air systems. OTP’s DirectAIR® is 100% reliable and requires no capital equipment investment to get operational. The system replaces aging and inefficient equipment and eliminates costs for maintenance, repair and rental fees. If your current system is delivering poor quality air that is causing production downtime and/or high scrap costs, OTP’s DirectAIR® utility service is the ideal solution for your plant. OTP’s DirectAIR® service eliminates the time you and your production team spend on compressed air issues and lets everyone stay focused on what you do best — your product.

14 Benefits of DirectAIR® compressed air utility service

  1. Guaranteed supply of compressed air with no downtime
  2. Guaranteed air quality (clean, dry, compressed air)
  3. No lost production and no scrap
  4. No repair costs
  5. No purchasing parts
  6. No maintenance costs
  7. No capital outlay
  8. Monthly payments are an operating expense (tax benefits)
  9. Modern, energy-efficient equipment and controls significantly reduce electric bills
  10. Reallocation of manpower
  11. Allows your personnel to focus on plant production
  12. Free plant space for production, not air compressors
  13. No emergency rental costs
  14. DirectAIR® is a “fee for service” with flexible term lengths

Remote Online Monitoring

OTP’s DirectAIR® service provides the highest level of preventive maintenance and continuous equipment monitoring through our exclusive ManagAIR® system. Our dedicated hardware and software are in continuous contact with the DirectAIR® facility. This enables us to greatly improve the reliability of the system by having ManagAIR® inform us of problem areas before they become critical — a predictive maintenance approach that significantly improves reliability.

Stress-free Commitment

As a DirectAIR® customer, you only need to provide the necessary land and utility hook ups. Then OTP supplies, installs, operates, and maintains your new air compressor system. A monthly fee is charged based on your compressed air consumption, with billing similar to what you might get from your electrical power supplier.

Think of what your company can do with the capital dollars you won’t be spending on air compressors!

And, the time you previously spent troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, can now be put toward maximizing productivity!

Call OTP today for more information on installing DirectAIR® utility service at 800-837-6827.

Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires JCI Industries

Acquisition of leading provider of commercial and industrial pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing furthers OTC’s expansion into Midwest.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — December 22, 2020 — Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC), an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of JCI Industries, a leading provider of pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers throughout the Midwest.

Headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Mo. (just outside Kansas City, Mo.), JCI Industries has seven sales and field service locations throughout Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas and has approximately 150 employees.

“JCI Industries has grown to become the leading provider of rotating equipment and process solutions for the industrial and municipal markets in the midwestern United States,” said David Scheer, CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This acquisition of JCI further expands our regional footprint into the Midwest and aligns with OTC’s growth strategy of providing current and future customers in the Midwest with a familiar and trusted solutions provider. Chip Toth will continue to lead JCI moving forward, and we are thrilled to have Chip and his talented management team join the OTC family.”

JCI Industries was founded in 1975 and has grown over the years to become an industry-leading engineered solutions provider for a wide range of industries, including water and wastewater, power, oil and gas, pipeline, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, chemical, food processing and other manufacturing industries.

“For all of JCI Industries’ team members and customers, OTC will bring additional resources that will allow us to continue our growth and increase opportunities for our team members to widen their skills and continue to offer outstanding solutions to our customers,” said Robert “Chip” Toth, President of JCI Industries. “Our sales and engineering teams are already leaders in our industry, and we look forward to even more growth now that we are part of the OTC family of companies.”

“This acquisition is an important part of expanding our geographical footprint, equipment and service capabilities,” said Rob Webb, Executive Vice President of Business Development for OTC. “JCI Industries shares our commitment to be the best service provider we can be and to provide our customers with a one-stop solution with high-quality products and services. We are excited to have Chip and the JCI team as part of our family of companies.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 53 locations throughout the United States, along with 35 service shops. The addition of JCI Industries associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s workforce to about 1,400 employees.

To learn more about JCI Industries visit the company website https://jciind.com/.

OTP Has the PPE and Safety Supplies You Need to Keep Your Operations COVID Compliant

As your company ramps back up to full time operations, it can be a challenge to comply with the new COVID-19 health and safety requirements now in place. To help keep your employees and customers healthy, and your facility sanitized and safe, OTP has sourced some of the supplies that are most in-demand for manufacturing operations. Save time and avoid searching dozens of vendors — we’ve done the work for you and have ready access to large inventories of select supplies. All orders can be delivered quickly and on a short turnaround.


Many state and local governments now require employees and customers to wear face coverings while in public places or places of business. To ensure everyone in your facility always has a high-quality mask to wear, we can provide bulk quantities of standard surgical masks and the highly protective N95 respirator masks. OTP has two options:

  • Surgical Masks – These three-ply standard ear-loop face masks offer protection from airborne particles. $66/box, 50 masks per box. Specify number of boxes needed.
  • N95 Particulate Respirator Masks – As the most protective mask available, the N95 respirator mask with double headstraps protects from particles as small as 0.3 micron in size. These masks are certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety. $133/box, 20 masks per box. Specify number of boxes needed.

Temperature Screening Cameras

Temperature Screening Cameras
Many companies are temperature-screening all individuals entering their building, as a precautionary measure. The SkyCop Thermal Camera can detect elevated body temperature, detect face masks, and can track headcount to comply with reduced capacity requirements. It measures temperature with no contact, registers the reading in one second and displays results on an LCD monitor. Call for pricing.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer
Clean hands and surfaces is a critical step to keep your facility safe and your employees and customers healthy. The hand sanitizer we offer is 80% antiseptic ethanol alcohol and can be ordered in large bulk quantities for high-volume users or resellers. Available in 5-gallon pail ($245/pail; 8 pail minimum order), 54-gallon drum ($2,274), or 250-gallon tote ($10,065).

Transparent Workstation Barriers

Transparent Workstation Barriers
For open office workstations or customer service areas, a see-through physical barrier gives extra protection from respiratory droplets over and above the protection masks provide. OTP offers transparent dividers and shields made from durable acrylic, polycarbonate, clear PVC (choose rigid or flexible) or PETG. All workstation shields are lightweight, easily installed and cleaned, and have the option of an additional anti-scratch coating. Call for pricing.

To order, or for questions, call OTP today at 800-837-6827.

Your Production Never Stops When You Use OTP’s Repairable Asset Management (RAM) Program

The OTP Repairable Asset Management program is a complete repair process for your equipment. OTP covers every detail, documents it, and keeps you informed every step of the way. Whether you’re using our repair centers, or our field repair services, or we are doing scheduled contract maintenance, OTP helps you maximize equipment performance, reduce maintenance costs, increase equipment reliability and, more importantly, decrease costly downtime. You stay focused on your production, and we manage the rest. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Assess repair needs and customization of service desired.

Step 2: Obtain part/equipment via pick-up or shipping

Step 3: Receive part/equipment: identify by manufacturer serial number or generate a bar
code for tracking

Step 4: Evaluate and test part/equipment, document malfunction issue and quote repair

Step 5: Quote to customer and get approval for repair order

Step 6: Repair part/equipment and document work performed

Step 7: Quality control and testing of part/equipment

Step 8: Return asset to customer with warranty tag

Step 9: Customer receives part, inventories it, and returns warranty tag

Complete Data and Information Management

pathways software login screen
Through our custom-built Pathways software, we manage every detail, document every step and keep customers informed throughout the repair process and even beyond when the part goes into service and the warranty expires. This way, you can focus on other production matters. With our specialized software we can provide our customers with the data they need to determine the value of equipment or part replacement in comparison to repair. With OTP’s Repairable Asset Management Program, we get to the root of the problem and manage what is needed to keep your equipment and production running smoothly.

 The Benefits of RAM Add Up

Why turn to OTP’s Repairable Asset Management program for all your maintenance and repair needs? We’ve got nine reasons why:

  1. Documented Cost Savings
  2. Plant Reliability Studies
  3. Technical Support
  4. Complete Repair Program for all Repairable Assets
  5. Engineering and Design
  6. CNC Machining and Welding
  7. Field Service
  8. Emergency Service 24/7

Repairs For All Your Equipment

OTP offers a full spectrum of repair capabilities including pumps and seals; vacuum and blowers and other rotating equipment; fabrication and field service; power transmission and fluid power; finishing, dispense and engineered systems; and electrical, robotics, automation and safety equipment.

OTP and its affiliated companies are certified repair centers for most major manufacturers and numerous specialty manufacturers.

Additional certifications and memberships:

  • UL listed
  • AMP certified
  • ISN certified contractor
  • Lean Six Sigma certified
  • EASA
  • IEEE
  • ASME
  • NQA-1
  • API
  • MSHA
  • ANSI
  • Hydraulic Institute for System Assessments (HISA)

Safety is Always First

At OTP, safety is our highest priority. All our plants, facilities and offices follow rigorous standards for safety procedures and protocols to ensure safe working environments and safe handling of all equipment.

The OTP Repair Promise

OTP repair promise We Fix It On Time

We Fix It On Budget

We Look for Root Cause

We Fix It Right the First Time

We Rebuild Equipment to Factory Specifications, Industry Standards or Better!

We Don’t Just Fix What Is Broken. We Look at Entire System/Package

We Make Solid Recommendations on Improving Equipment/System Performance or Life

We Help Reduce Unplanned Downtime

We Increase Mean Time between Repair


Put OTP’s Repairable Asset Management Program to work for your facility. Call us today at 800-837-6827.

Ohio Transmission Corporation Names David Scheer as New CEO; Phil Derrow to become Chairman

COLUMBUS, OH – June 22, 2020 – After 38 years of service, Ohio Transmission Corporation’s (OTC) long-time Chief Executive Officer, Phil Derrow, will be transitioning to a new role as Chairman for the company. OTC’s board of directors has named David Scheer as the new Chief Executive Officer. Scheer will also be joining the board of directors.

OTC was co-founded in 1963 by Phil Derrow’s father, David Derrow, and L. Philip Carstens. Since its founding, OTC has grown from just six employees in a single location in Columbus to more than 1,200 employees in 47 locations across the United States. Phil Derrow became CEO in 1998 and led a period of growth that saw the company’s revenue increase by more than 10 times and the firm’s employees increase by five times. In 2013, Derrow led the company through a transition to private equity ownership, culminating in a sale to Genstar Capital in April 2019. Derrow’s move to the Chairman role was planned as part of the Genstar acquisition.

“It is impossible to adequately express my profound gratitude to all of our associates, customers and suppliers for their trust, support and friendship during my career. It has truly been the gift of a lifetime of service for which I am profoundly grateful,” Derrow said. “I am excited to hand over the reins to an executive as accomplished as David.”

Said Scheer, “I am honored and excited to join OTC as CEO. Phil has built an extraordinary business that has offered an unparalleled level of service to America’s leading industrial companies for many years. I look forward to working with all of OTC’s team members to continue to grow and build one of the country’s largest industrial solutions providers.”

Scheer has more than 30 years of experience leading global industrial manufacturing businesses and specialty industrial distributors. Currently, he serves on the board of Clarience Technologies, LLC. Prior to joining OTP, Scheer was the Chief Executive Officer of Power Products, LLC and its related entity, ECM Industries. Power Products is a diversified electrical products platform with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. Previously, Scheer was Executive Vice President/Electrical Segment of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) and led the 2013 spin-off of the segment, which was renamed Power Products. He also has served as Chief Operating Officer for Pearlman Group, the nation’s leading distributor of tools, supplies, and machinery for the hard surfaces industry.  Earlier in his career, Scheer was Chief Operating Officer of Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp., Division President/Southeast for Rexel USA, and he had several commercial and operating roles with Thomas & Betts Corporation.

SAMES KREMLIN Re-Establishing Manufacturing and Celebrating 40 Years in North America

Meet George Jetson! In this 1962 animated sitcom, the family enjoyed video chat, which at that time was not yet invented. Today, in Industry 4.0, flying taxis are on the horizon. SAMES KREMLIN technology has been supporting innovators globally for 95 years. As manufacturing is being pushed into the deep end of a natural disaster, we are prouder than ever of unsurpassed products and technology.

‘Our Mission Is to Help You Achieve Your Mission’

The Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting the way products are being manufactured. Predictions state that implementing Industrial IoT into production will generate trillions of dollars in global GDP in the next 10 years. Automation plays a big role in smart manufacturing and SAMES KREMLIN has the capabilities of integrating products with Advanced Industrial Robots.

Automation & A Peek of the SAMES KREMLIN Diverse Product Range

The PPH 707 is an electrostatic rotary bell atomizer, using sensors for speed calculation and bell cup detection. It has an incredibly robust sealed turbine that can handle highly viscous bell applied material. Bell speed is controlled by a microphone instead of fiber optics, eliminating common speed fault issues. We want customers to know this high-end applicator uses the best technology available.

Automation is even possible with Airmix® technology in the AVX gun. Airmix® (Air-Assisted Airless) gives a high finishing quality & uniform film build control for paint flow rates from 400 to 2000 cc/min, with a perfectly atomized spray pattern. This patented technology will turn high gloss oil into mirror finish quality!

SAMES KREMLIN has five other product ranges in addition to Airmix® bringing new solutions to help re-establish manufacturing right here in the United States; Airspray, Airless, Electrostatic, Dispense & Powder.

OTP Industrial Solutions and SAMES KREMLIN Working Together

IoT devices connect to networks, talk to each other and drive automation. Which is remarkable, but we still need knowledgeable people behind the wheel. Lab tests of materials can be done at the SAMES KREMLIN facility in Plymouth, MI. There you will find passion for creating expert solutions. Both organizations come together as a team with a shared desire to develop great people.

Congratulations to SAMES KREMLIN on 40-years in North America and standing on the forefront of advanced technology! Sensor systems are currently being studied to allow future SAMES KREMLIN equipment to be integrated into Zero Down Time applications; to help your businesses save time & money. We want to increase your revenue by increasing your Space Sprockets!

Ami Anzures
Marketing Specialist

OTP Is Now an Authorized Service Center for HOFFMAN & LAMSON Centrifugal Blower Parts, Service & Repair


OTP Industrial Solutions is your certified HOFFMAN & LAMSON ASC support partner including over 5 regional full-service centers for your service and controls needs.

  • Turnkey controls system integrator
  • Factory trained & certified technicians
  • Overhead lift capabilities to 50 ton and 30,000 lbs. rated fork lift
  • Field service technicians and fleet of service trucks
  • 10-hour OSHA cards for technicians
  • 5 million in commercial insurance
  • 600 AMP electrical service
  • Dynamic balancing
  • Laser alignment and vibration testing capabilities

certified repair and support partner

Restore performance and efficiency, maintain reliability and lower total cost of ownership with OEM quality parts, factory trained technicians. As a, HOFFMAN & LAMSON Authorized Service Center our field service technicians provide services for installation, start up, preventative maintenance, repairs, rebuilds and troubleshooting of HOFFMAN & LAMSON centrifugal blowers and systems. Our team of skilled, experienced technicians are factory trained and work with current OEM drawings and authentic OEM parts to repair your blower to original factory specifications.

For the quality, reliability, and performance you expect, and your operation demands, call OTP Industrial Solutions.




  • Capability to Repair On-Site or at One of 5 Local Authorized Service Center
  • Local Field Service Technicians for Quick and Affordable Deployment
  • Localized Inventory of HOFFMAN & LAMSON CERIFIED™ OEM Parts
  • Blower Repair and Refurbishment to Factory Standards
  • Rotor Alignment and Rebalancing
  • Laser Alignment
  • Vibration Analysis

24 hour service
Demanding industrial processes require equipment that can stand up to the task, but even the most durable equipment requires routine maintenance and occasional service and repair to maintain reliable and efficient performance.

When you need service, you need it fast – and you need it to last. Don’t risk it with generic parts, unexperienced repair shops, and untrained technicians.

Our certified team of factory trained technicians, certified service centers, and available inventory of OEM parts deliver quality, long lasting repairs lowering your total cost of ownership and returning unit to service as quickly as possible.

Some companies claim to offer service for HOFFMAN & LAMSON products, but are not factory certified. Protect your investment. Insist on OEM parts and CERTIFIED service for your HOFFMAN & LAMSON equipment.

Our level of service is unparalleled. Our pricing is competitive. And performance is GUARANTEED. Contact us at one of our 5 authorized HOFFMAN & LAMSON authorized service centers.

OTP HOFFMAN & LAMSON Certified Service Centers:


OTP Cincinnati-Dayton Park 63, 400 Wright Drive Middletown, OH 45044 (513) 539-8411

Buckeye Pumps 1311 Freese Works Place Galion, OH 44833 (866) 900-7867


OTP Indianapolis 8405 E. 30th Street Indianapolis, IN 46219 (317) 541-1500

OTP Fort Wayne 4534 Industrial Road Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 482-8605

OTP Terre Haute 1502 Lafayette Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47804 (812) 466-2734

Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Second Arizona Company

Acquisition of service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair furthers OTC’s expansion into the Southwest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jan. 21, 2020 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering in the southwestern United States.

Laron’s headquarters in Kingman, Arizona, houses more than 140,000 square feet of shop space, with large-scale machining, fabrication and repair capabilities. Laron also has repair facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and it has a sales and field service office in Tucson, Arizona.

“Laron was founded in 1975 and has established a reputation over the past 45 years as a leader in its respective markets,” said Philip Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC). “The company has built on its core values of innovation, responsiveness and quality service and has recognized that its associates are the company’s greatest resources, a value that makes them a great addition to our OTC family. With this acquisition, we are humbled to provide a new home for Laron’s 190 associates.”

Since its founding, Laron has provided industrial support services, including heavy industrial automation, machining, motor repair, fabrication, field services, mechanical repair, predictive maintenance, storage and custom solutions. Its services support customers in the mining, manufacturing, power generation, gas transmission and construction industries.

“This acquisition is an important part of our rapidly evolving repair and engineering services capabilities,” said Matt Piatt, Chief Operating Officer of OTC. “Along with the recent acquisition of Keller Electrical, the addition of Laron further enhances our overall service offering and expands our regional footprint in the Southwest.”

Laron will continue to operate under the Laron brand and with current local management, including Glenn Thoroughman, CEO; Larry Tree, president; John Hansen, COO; Gary Maclay, CFO; and a strong team of general managers already in place.

Laron will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, providing Laron with access to OTP’s vast product and service offerings and resources while expanding OTP’s service offerings.

“Laron’s extensive machining and fabrication capabilities, including field machining, along with the capability for handling the largest crusher, pump and other rotating equipment repair, are complementary to OTP’s existing service shops and further enhances our overall service offering to the entire OTP customer base,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “They also share our commitment to be the best service provider we can be to our customers.”

“Laron has built an amazing reputation of being the company that can tackle and solve the toughest challenges of industry,” said Thoroughman. “Combining that capability with OTP’s territory and with their very diverse product lines, we see amazing new opportunities for our Laron associates and a significant improvement in our ability to add value to the service that we and OTP can provide to our customers.”

While Laron associates and customers benefit from the acquisition, the acquisition opens up new industries to OTP Industrial Solutions, Thoroughman said.

“Laron provides OTP with a foothold and visibility into a whole new dimension of industrial service and instant recognition as a “Class A” service provider for a whole range of new customers and industries,” Thoroughman said. “Laron’s Full Spectrum Industrial Field Service has the potential to be a game-changer for many of OTP’s affiliates and customers.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 50 locations throughout the Southwest, South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 25 service shops. The addition of Laron associates expands OTC’s existing workforce to more than 1,200 employees.

About Laron Incorporated

Laron Inc., founded in June 1975, is a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair, fabrication, engineering, field service, installation, machining and predictive maintenance. The company’s headquarters in Kingman, Arizona, houses large-scale machining, fabrication and repair capabilities. The company has repair facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and it maintains a sales and field service office in Tucson, Arizona. Since its founding, the company has grown to be a leading service provider, supporting the mining, manufacturing, power generation, gas transmission and construction industries. For more information, visit: https://www.laron.com/.