Ohio Transmission Corp. President and CEO Phil Derrow was named one of this year’s Smart 50 class of executives by Smart Business. Read the full article.
At OTP, we understand how challenging finishing applications can be. That is why we keep a highly seasoned team of Technical Support Representatives and Engineers who have designed and executed some of the largest and most complex turnkey systems for customers in a wide variety of industries. With partners like Carlisle Fluid Technologies, OTP can offer a complete range of finishing equipment to suit your specific requirements.
If your process calls for powder coating, spraying, pumping, mixing, metering or curing of a variety of coatings, Carlisle Fluid Technologies offers five finishing equipment brands:
- Binks® atomization and fluid handling
- DeVilbiss® atomization
- BGK® curing and controls
Each brand is designed and built to provide finishing solutions with long-term value.
A reputation for innovation
Carlisle Fluid Technologies invests heavily in research and development, and works closely with leading paint companies and specialists in surface coatings to ensure consistent finish standards. In fact, much of the new technology in spray finishing can be attributed to the company’s forward-thinking practices.
Decades of experience
Together, Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ brands offer 375 years of experience in paint application, fluid handling and surface coating technology. This depth of knowledge means that Carlisle clients can rest easy that a Carlisle Fluid Technologies product is built to last and will provide real and sustainable return on investment.
Solutions for every market
As a supplier for all major manufacturing industry sectors, Carlisle Fluid Technologies provides solutions for a variety of finishing needs. A short list of markets that the company serves includes:
- Consumer goods
- Military and defense
OTP is committed to offering the finest products in the industry and providing customer service second to none. For more information on Carlisle Fluid Technologies products and how they can help you take your finishing solutions to the next level, contact an OTP expert today.
Carlisle Fluid Technologies: https://www.carlisleft.com/en/home/industrial
Acquisition strengthens industrial distribution presence in Akron
COLUMBUS, Ohio — April 26, 2017 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment distributor and service provider headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of the assets of Tri-Power MPT, Inc., which has a single location headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
Tri-Power MPT, Inc., distributes automation, electrical, power transmission, motion control and safety products, primarily in the northern Ohio industrial markets. Founded in 1954, the company has received recognition by Industrial Distribution as one of the Top 50 small distributors in North America. Tri-Power MPT is one of the principal independent distributors for many of the core product lines that it represents.
Tri-Power MPT maintains a diverse customer base in a variety of industries, including food processing, automotive, Amish manufacturing, glass, medical, packaging, plastics, stamping, steel, tire and rubber.
“Like OTC, a key differentiator for Tri-Power is to be considered experts in the products they represent, a responsibility their 14 associates take to heart,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Most importantly with all of our acquisitions, we welcome the addition of new associates to our team. OTC is a people-focused business with product and service experts who know how to help customers find the right solutions. Our 14 new associates in Akron are excited to join our fast-growing company and we’re excited to work with them.”
With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 29 locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 12 service shops. The addition of Tri-Power MPT’s 14 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corp.’s total employment to 800 employees.
“Tri-Power is an excellent strategic fit that further enhances our ability to provide value and technical expertise to our customers in northern Ohio,” said Matt Piatt, COO and CFO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “We are pleased to welcome the Tri-Power associates to the OTC family.”
“While OTP has offices in northeastern Ohio and Pittsburgh, the addition of Tri-Power MPT provides us with a dedicated team in the Akron market and strengthens our presence in that area,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions. “Our customers value the expertise of our associates and the professionalism we bring to every relationship. The associates of Tri-Power MPT will be an excellent addition to help us deliver outstanding service and products to northern Ohio.”
The acquisition of the assets of Tri-Power MPT will expand OTP’s product line offerings. In turn, Tri-Power MPT, as a branch of OTP Industrial Solutions, will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and support resources. The acquisition provides significant growth opportunities for Tri-Power MPT’s associates and will provide its customers with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.
“I’ve known OTC for as long as I’ve been in this business, and they share our values of commitment to product expertise and integrity in all they do,” said Ric Wiley, president of Tri-Power MPT, Inc. “They represent the very best opportunity for growth for the associates of Tri-Power MPT to continue to do what they do best every day.”
Acquisition expands presence in the Northeast region, fits perfectly with OTC’s industrial pump, electrical, and service and repair businesses
COLUMBUS, Ohio — January 30, 2017 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment distributor and service provider headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of the assets of the Somerset, N.J. branch location of Argo International Corporation.
The New Jersey branch of Argo International Corp., is an industrial distributor focused on the industrial markets for pumps, repairs, and electrical products. The Somerset, N.J., branch will operate as a branch location of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides expert solutions for industrial pumps, electrical, motion control, fluid power, spray finishing, and power transmission systems.
“Argo New Jersey is a strong Flowserve pump and repair distributor that expands our presence in the densely populated Northeast United States and is a perfect fit with our industrial pump, electrical, and service and repair businesses,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Most importantly with all of our acquisitions, we welcome the addition of new associates to our team. OTC is a people-focused business with product and service experts who know how to help customers find the right solutions. Our eight new associates in New Jersey are excited to join our fast-growing company and we’re excited to work with them.”
With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 28 locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 12 service shops. The addition of Argo’s eight associates brings Ohio Transmission Corp.’s total employment to more than 780 employees.
“The addition of Argo in New Jersey reinforces OTP’s commitment to our pump, electrical, and service and repair business and strengthens our presence in the Northeast in conjunction with our Ohlheiser fluid power and automation-focused branch in Newington, Conn.,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions. “Our customers value the expertise of our associates and the professionalism we bring to every relationship. The associates of Argo N.J., are a perfect fit to help OTP deliver what matters most to our customers.”
As a branch of OTP Industrial Solutions, Argo N.J., will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and support resources. The acquisition provides significant growth opportunities for Argo’s associates and will provide its customers with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.
“Joining with OTP is exactly the right choice for our team and I couldn’t think of a better partnership,” said Anne Russell, General Manager of Argo N.J. “I’ve known OTP for more than 20 years when I was national manager for distribution with Flowserve Corp. They have always been a highly professional and customer-focused company, and their commitment to investment and growth will be great for our customers and associates.”
Recent acquisitions position OTC as a national leader in finishing, sealants and adhesive applications technologies and service
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dec. 19, 2016 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of both C & C Industrial Sales, LLC, and Midway Industrial Supply.
C & C Industrial Sales, LLC, known in the marketplace as CCIS, is headquartered in Gallatin, Tenn., with a second location in Raleigh, N.C., and specializes in spray finishing systems, installation, service and repair across the south and southeastern United States. Midway Industrial Supply, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., also specializes in spray finishing systems as well as sealant and adhesive application systems to industrial customers throughout the upper and central Midwest region, along with Midway Industrial’s recent acquisition of Contrast Equipment Company based in Kansas City, Mo. The companies will operate as divisions of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial spray finishing, sealant and adhesive, automation, pumps, motion control, fluid power, and power transmission systems.
“Both CCIS and Midway Industrial are leaders in their respective markets with outstanding associates and management teams,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Together with OTP’s already strong presence in the finishing, sealant, and adhesive application markets in several states, the addition of CCIS and Midway will make OTP a national leader with the ability to provide customers with unmatched system integration capabilities. OTP’s expertise in robotic and factory automation technologies also adds exciting new capabilities to better serve Midway’s and CCIS’s customers.”
With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 27 locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions, along with eight service shops. The addition of CCIS’s and Midway’s combined 75 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to more than 750 employees.
“The addition of CCIS and Midway reinforces OTP’s commitment to provide each of our customers with expert solutions in every one of our markets and product categories.” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions. “Our customers value the expertise of our associates and the professionalism we bring to every relationship. The associates of Midway and CCIS are a perfect fit to help OTC deliver what matters most to our customers.”
As divisions of OTP Industrial Solutions, CCIS and Midway will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and support resources. The acquisition provides significant growth opportunities for the associates of all of the companies and will provide customers with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.
“Bringing our companies together, without a doubt, brings more opportunities for CCIS employees, its suppliers and, most importantly, the customers we serve,” said Wade Hickam, CCIS’s CEO. “As customers continue to reduce in-house technical capabilities, we will be even better positioned to provide the finishing and related products they utilize in their operations as well as the required technical support that goes along with it. Our combined capabilities will be unmatched in the industry.”
“Having led Midway’s acquisition of Contrast Equipment two years ago, I know the opportunities and benefits that a larger company can bring to associates, customers, and suppliers,” said Greg Dvorsak, CEO of Midway. “Joining forces with OTC is a great opportunity to create the best finishing, sealant and adhesive application company in the country. The people and culture of OTC are a perfect fit for us.”
About Ohio Transmission Corporation
Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial spray finishing, motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. Ohio Transmission Corporation maintains locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s more than 750 associates share its founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. For more information, please visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.
C&C Industrial Sales, LLC, opened in 1977 in Gallatin, Tenn., and has grown to be a premier distributor of finishing equipment. CCIS specializes in offering top-of-the-line brands of spray finishing systems as well as the installation, service and repair of equipment. For more information, please visit www.ccisinc.com.
About Midway Industrial Supply
Midway Industrial Supply, founded in 1955 to serve the growing industrial market in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, specializes in supplying industrial companies with spray finishing systems as well as sealant and adhesive application systems. The corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., includes a demonstration lab, a large warehouse parts department and a complete repair facility. For more information, please visit www.midwayis.com.
LEESON Electric is the world’s most customer-focused motor, gear motor and drives company and they continue to provide great products and advice to their customers and distributors.
Read the article from LEESON Electric titled “Cooling Tower Motors Reduce Energy Costs” for some great advice on how to increase hospital energy savings: consider upgrading the fan motors in cooling towers.
To find more ways to reduce operation costs and increase energy efficiency, contact the OTP Industrial Solutions experts.
Our partners at Rexnord Corporation address common questions our customers have when purchasing bearings, such as Rexnord’s filament bearings. What is a filament bearing? When would you use one? OTP Industrial Solutions and Rexnord team up to help our customers make an informed purchase decision.
What is a filament bearing?
“Filament” is a general term to designate filament wound, non-metallic composite bearings. The structure of the filament bearing should be reinforced with continuous filaments of fiberglass or another material helically wound around a mandrel.
When should you use a filament bearing?
Among the most common filament bearing applications are agricultural machinery, construction equipment, energy processing equipment, food and beverage processing equipment, forest product processing equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, lift systems, material handling machinery, mining equipment, recreational vehicle clutches, sailboats, stern drives, and water management valves and actuators.
When considering filament bearings, keep in mind that straight sleeve configurations work well in oscillatory (pivoting), linear sliding and slow-speed full rotation applications like those found in recreational vehicle clutches, construction equipment and water management butterfly valves. Hex and square bore configurations are used in applications such as agriculture and wood processing equipment. These configurations provide torque transmission or prevent shaft rotation, while allowing linear motion. Linear configurations work well in harsh applications like contaminated or wash-down environments, as well as food packaging machinery and factory automated production lines.
When considering your filament bearings, keep in mind the importance of:
- Self-lubricating features that reduce maintenance time
- Corrosion and moisture resistance, meaning they can perform when submerged in fresh or salt water
- Non-metallic composite material that will not seize to a shaft
- Non-metallic options that could be up to 77 percent lighter in weight than steel bearings and 30 percent lighter than aluminum bearings
- Electrical insulation
Contact us today to learn more about Rexnord filament bearings and get the answers to all of your bearings questions.
In the world of machine safety, the most important thing to be concerned with is human safety. The new Omron F3SG Series safety light curtain provides a tailored opportunity to select one single light curtain to ensure human safety, while reducing set-up time and installation.
Omron developed its new F3SG “global” light curtain to provide the most cost-effective light curtain in the industry, equipped with all of the features required to increase production, reduce maintenance costs and ensure safety for your employees.
Omron F3SG exclusive features
The Omron F3SG Series light curtains come with the latest advancements in technology. The features include:
- A reduced frame size
- New set-up options
- QR codes
- IP 67 rating
- Global standards and support
- Advanced muting functions
- Optical synchronization
- Blue tooth and SC manager software
- Easy to view diagnostics
Using the QR code makes troubleshooting easy. Just scan the QR code on any smart phone and you will gain immediate access to multilingual maintenance manuals and troubleshooting guides in order to help you reduce machine downtime and increase productivity.
This advanced model allows you to cover fixed or floating blanking and muting applications, which are common in most industrial facilities. Chose from the F3SG-RE “economy” or the F3SG-RA “advanced” models to satisfy applications from simple on/off operation to the most complicated machine safety.
OTP Industrial Solutions carries a variety of Omron Automation and Safety products and its experts have specialized product knowledge. Contact your local OTP location to have them bring a demonstration unit to your site and show you the advancements in the new Omron F3SG Series light curtains.
The world of industrial products and solutions is ever changing – with constant advancements being made to better each and every industry’s reliability and efficiency. When it comes to industrial pumps, the advancements we’ve seen in sealless technology continue to evolve!
Advanced Sealless Pump Technology
The most recent, and arguably most impressive advancement is that of the Innomag TB-MAG magnetically driven pump. This versatile pump combines low cost with exceptional leakage protection, all within an innovative and reliable design. This pump performs well in a variety of environmental applications, including chemical processing, waste treatment or metal finishing. The Innomag TB-MAG Series pump also supports the environment with zero emissions.
Dynamic Thrust Balancing System
With so many amazing benefits, it’s hard to go wrong with this extremely innovative product. The key to the Innomag pump’s proven performance is its dynamic thrust balancing system. The pump can operate reliably over a large section of pump curve without relying on typical thrust bearings. The result is an increase in the mean time between planned maintenance. There are many benefits to a thrust balancing system, including:
- Pressurized flowpath
- Higher efficiency
- Upset forgiveness
- Optimized casing
The Innomag pump is filled with features that are engineered for better performance:
- A dual-encapsulated, inner-magnet assembly for added protection from any adverse chemical permeation
- Particulate control system offers superior solids handling capability
- Smooth fluid transition and lower NPSH
- A pump design that can operate in a temperature range of -20° Fahrenheit to 250° Fahrenheit
The Innomag TB-MAG magnetically driven pump is recognized as the first dynamically thrust-balanced pump with the ability to handle solids. Don’t miss out on all of the benefits your company could be getting from this highly innovative pump!
At OTP Industrial Solutions, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with innovative, highly efficient products in all of the markets and industries we serve. When it comes to your business, you want the best quality products guaranteed to get the job done right!
OTP is excited to have our Grundfos Pumps authorization extended to include Kentucky and Indiana. Grundfos and its legacy brands provide a comprehensive range of optimized industrial solutions for the North American market. This manufacturer has a full line of reliable pump products for process and general applications, including:
Grundfos Pumps are suitable for a variety of process applications, including the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemical, mining, power and general industries. Grundfos Pumps are also highly suitable for general applications in utility water, wastewater transport and treatment and water supply treatment and reuse.