Omron F3SG Series – The Standard in Safety Light Curtains

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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

User Friendly

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.

 

Innomag – The Ultimate ANSI Pump – New Addition to OTP Line

OTP Innomag TB-Mag Series

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

Upgraded Design

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!

Thinking the Innomag pump might be perfect for your business? Contact the experts at OTP to discuss all of the benefits and questions.

 

Grundfos Pumps Authorization extended to include Indiana & Kentucky

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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:

• Single-stage pumps
• Vertical sump pumps
• Wastewater pumps
• Multistage pumps
• Pump systems
Controls and monitoring
Dosing and disinfection

 

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.

 

Want to learn more about Grundfos Pumps products? Contact your local OTP branch or log onto our website http://otpnet.com/ and use the OTP experts to get all of your questions answered.

Sumitomo Celebrates 50 Years in the Industry

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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, is one of the largest manufacturers of machinery in Japan—and the global leader in power transmission knowledge and innovation. OTP proudly distributes Sumitomo products to our customers.

This year, Sumitomo is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Ron Smith, CEO and President, has spent 25 years with Sumitomo. As part of its anniversary celebration, Mr. Smith was recently interviewed to talk about the company, its successes and its future.

Tell me about Sumitomo and how the company has evolved over time—
Ron Smith: “The humble beginnings formed with two Japanese expats in New Jersey in a small leased facility. Shortly after hiring local engineers and office staff, they targeted industries where traditional gear reducers were problematic. With the capabilities of the unique patented Cyclo®, it quickly gained a notable reputation for world-class quality, reliability and long life—even in the most severe environments such as saw mills and steel plants. With demand growing, the company signed distributor agreements and focused on creating partnerships with customers across the United States.”

What makes SMA standout from the competition?
Ron Smith: “The people make Sumitomo stand apart. That may sound like a cliché, but attracting and retaining the best people with strong personal character and passion has been the key to Sumitomo’s success. We can teach individuals the necessary skills to excel at a job, but character and passion cannot be taught.

It’s these kind of people that can differentiate a company, and this is definitely true at SMA. I’m sure you can see that I really value these personal characteristics, and they support one of our core values, which is respect for human dignity. Respect goes a long way in motivating your work force and creating customer loyalty.”

Why is community involvement—such as the Foodbank—important to you and to SMA?
Ron Smith: “To be truly successful in business, you need to consider all of your stakeholders in the business: the employees, customers, shareholders and the community, and make sure you are addressing all of their needs. Sumitomo employees wanted to support a local organization that serves our neighbors. The ability to provide a basic need such as food is a way to give something back to the community. It has a direct impact. This particular cause holds a special place for me as well because, as one of eight children growing up, food was scarce. The incredible generosity of our employees helps ensure that our neighbors do not go to bed hungry.”

Growing up did you ever imagine being a CEO of a company like Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America?
Ron Smith: “In one word, no. [laughter]. I was always an ambitious kid, but I figured out at a fairly young age that working would be in my future. At age 15, I got my first job as a dishwasher. It went from hard work to praise, then praise to hard work. It was a cycle that pushed me. Plus, I was lucky to be surrounded by people who mentored me. I really learned to look at people who were successful and emulate them. Mentorship is ingrained in our culture.”

Who are your role models?
Ron Smith: “Honestly, I have so many. I definitely do not look at celebrities or public people as role models per se. I look up to and admire good people, everyday people who are honest, modest, hard-working, and who take personal responsibility for themselves. Just ’good citizens.’ That’s what I strive to be.”

How has being a father influenced your outlook on life and approach to the company?
Ron Smith: “I have three daughters, and it has truly been the most joyous experience of my life. Being a father had a tremendous influence on my approach because it was the best leadership training I ever received. My wife and I were twenty years old when my first daughter was born, and then we had our second daughter two years later. Shortly thereafter, I became a single father, at the ripe age of 24. It was a life-changing event. Life became very serious. With a lot of help from family, I was able to raise my daughters. I eventually remarried and had my third daughter. The skills I developed throughout those experiences served me throughout my life—patience, consistency, fairness, and telling them ‘why’. I saw that I got much better results by not only telling them my expectations, but explaining the reasons behind them. It was great training for this job—learning to lead by example.”

What does the future hold for SMA?
Ron Smith: “No one can predict the future, but I believe the future for this company is bright. The company is financially strong. At around 600 people, we work together throughout our many facilities to serve our customers. We maintain our strong benefit plan, keep security for families, and continue to be good community members. It’s been an honor and a privilege to hold the position as long as I have, and I look forward to the future of the company.”

Click to read the full article from Sumitomo Drive Technologies.

 

Ohio Transmission Corporation Acquires PumpTek, LLC

Recent acquisition reinforces product-line strength of pump team

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Jan. 14, 2016—Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of PumpTek, LLC.

The team at PumpTek, LLC, a company headquartered in Monroe, Ohio, specializes in pumps with seal-less technology. The company will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems.

“PumpTek has built a strong following among customers for seal-less pumps,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “The company, founded by Tim Marklay and Scott Sapita, has a sales presence in much of OTC’s current footprint, including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. PumpTek has significant expertise in magnetic drive (mag-drive), or seal-less, pumps from Innomag, one of the premier mag-drive lines and now part of the Flowserve portfolio. OTC will be able to leverage this expertise across most of our territory and customer base.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 24 locations throughout the Midwest, South and the Northeast, along with eight service shops. The addition of PumpTek’s associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to more than 650 employees.

Since its founding in 1999, PumpTek has assisted its customer base in applying seal-less pump technology into their unique process conditions. The company’s services have included engineering support, field service, inspection and evaluation, pump repair and troubleshooting.

“The addition of PumpTek reinforces our already strong pump team and it adds to our already strong product line,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “Adding PumpTek to OTC will help us continue to reinforce our commitment to providing top-level service in the pump business in our markets.”

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, PumpTek LLC will have access to OTP’s vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide PumpTek’s customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

“Scott and I, and the rest of our fellow team members at PumpTek, are very enthusiastic to join forces with a company of OTC’s caliber,” said Tim Marklay, managing partner at PumpTek, LLC. “For the past 17 years, PumpTek has worked arduously in applying seal-less pump expertise to bring value to a broad customer base in the industrial market segments that we serve.”

“We look forward to the path ahead, as the strength of OTC can be leveraged in the best interest of providing even more value and services to PumpTek customers,” said Scott Sapita, who co-founded PumpTek with Marklay.

Sapita, Marklay and PumpTek sales and service associates will stay with the business under OTC ownership.

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 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 is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 650 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.

About PumpTek, LLC
For 17 years, PumpTek has been providing value to its customers by applying seal-less pump technology in its customers’ applications, helping those customers improve plant safety and pump reliability. The company provides engineering support, field service, inspection and evaluation, pump repair and troubleshooting. For more information, please visit www.pumptek.com.

Ohio Transmission Corporation Acquires Buckeye Pumps

Recent acquisition reinforces strength of pump team in region

Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Buckeye Pumps, Inc.

Buckeye Pumps, Inc., a company headquartered in Galion, provides engineered process system and pump solutions for customers in industrial and municipal markets. Buckeye Pumps will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems.

“Buckeye Pumps has built a strong following among customers and suppliers for industrial and municipal pumping solutions and repair services,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Under the leadership of Dave Falk, Buckeye has also built a solid team of committed, capable, and highly motivated associates, and we are excited to have them on our team. Buckeye also has an excellent facility, including a great shop with a pump test pit to add to our growing service and repair capabilities.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 23 locations throughout the Midwest, South and the Northeast, along with eight service shops. The addition of Buckeye Pumps’ 23 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to about 650 employees.

Buckeye Pumps’ municipal products division distributes and services quality water and wastewater pumping and processing equipment. Its industrial products division provides a wide range of solutions for equipment and systems, including feasibility and cost-effective analyses as well as design/build, startup and comprehensive training services.

“The addition of Buckeye reinforces our already strong pump team throughout Ohio and neighboring states and strengthens our commitment to the pump business in these markets,” Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions said.

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Buckeye Pumps will have access to OTP’s vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Buckeye’s customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

“I deliberated between 20 different companies over a three-year period to find the right opportunity for Buckeye Pump’s employees, customers and vendors. OTP Industrial Solutions was the perfect complement to Buckeye Pump’s business. We fit each other very, very well. This acquisition provides our company, our employees and our primary vendors with wonderful growth potential. It was the right fit for everyone involved,” expressed David Falk, President of Buckeye Pumps. Falk will continue his leadership role with Buckeye Pumps as Vice President.

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 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 is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 650 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.

About Buckeye Pumps, Inc.
For more than 30 years, Buckeye Pumps has been providing quality service through its pumping service and repair solutions. As a turn-key contractor, the company provides engineered process system and pump solutions for customers in industrial and municipal markets. For more information, please visit www.buckeyepumps.com.

OTP Industrial Solutions Becomes Premier Distributor for EDT Bearings

Bearings for Severe Service Environments

EDT Bearings
EDT Bearings

OTP Industrial Solutions has become a Premier Distributor for EDT Corp. As a Premier Distributor, OTP has local inventory of an array of EDT bearings to respond immediately to customer requirements. The OTP sales staff has had EDT product training, so they can provide knowledgeable service and support to all their industrial customers.

EDT Corp. is a 35-year-old bearing manufacturer that specializes in severe service bearing applications. EDT’s grease-less, low-maintenance products are designed to operate in extreme environments while providing customers with reliable bearing life and performance. In addition, many of EDT’s products are USDA-accepted.

Think “EDT bearings” for any application where traditional bearings don’t operate well:

  • If you are changing a bearing more than once a year
  • If you are greasing a bearing at least once a week
  • If wash down or chemicals prematurely fail a bearing
  • If food safety or product contamination is an issue when USDA or HACCP/HARPC programs are in place

For more information, please visit www.edtcorp.com.

OHIO TRANSMISSION CORPORATION ACQUIRES OHLHEISER CORPORATION

Ohio Transmission Corporation expands to the Northeast in industrial equipment market

Ohlheiser Corporation acquired by Ohio Transmission Corporation

COLUMBUS, Ohio—December 11, 2014—Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Ohlheiser Corporation, an industrial automation distributor based in Newington, Conn., with sales territories throughout all of New England and eastern New York. The acquisition will expand Ohio Transmission Corporation’s geographical reach, and the Newington location will join 22 other locations throughout the Midwest and South.

“Ohlheiser has a rich history and outstanding associates with excellent customer relationships,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This new addition to the Ohio Transmission Corporation family will strengthen our ability to serve customers and provide opportunities for associates of both companies.”

With the acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation will also add all 40 of Ohlheiser’s associates to its existing workforce of more than 550 employees and will continue to provide quality products from leading industrial automation manufacturers, including SMC, Gast, Epson, Baumer, Panasonic and Turck. Ohlheiser’s product lines include pneumatics, vacuum, fluid power, robotics, motion control, sensing, safety, machine vision and ID, UV curing and aluminum extrusion, with which it has been supplying its customers for more than 50 years.

Ohlheiser Corporation will become a subsidiary of Ohio Transmission Corporation and will benefit from its vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Ohlheiser’s large customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

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 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 is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 500 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.

About Ohlheiser Corporation

Ohlheiser Corporation operates out of a single location in Newington, Conn., and services markets in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and eastern New York. Ohlheiser was founded in 1960, focused on being the leader in providing outstanding customer service, engineering and technical support. Ohlheiser is a very successful and well-respected technical distributor of pneumatic, vacuum, robotic and industrial automation products. For more information, please visit www.ohlheiser.com.

Omron Honors OTP Industrial Solutions as the Company’s 2014 New Distributor of the Year

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—September 18, 2014—Today at the Omron Distributor Management Meeting in Chicago, IL, Omron Automation and Safety recognized OTP Industrial Solutions as Omron’s 2014 New Distributor of the Year. A valued Omron distributor serving Ohio, and southeast Michigan, OTP earned 2014 New Distributor of the Year honors as a result of its sales growth, its commitment to the ideals of Omron’s distribution program and, most importantly, its superior communication with and service to its customers.

“OTP Industrial Solutions has exhibited exceptional success introducing and applying automation technology such as sensors, PLCs and motion control that help machine builders and users improve safety and maximize machine productivity,” says Nigel Blakeway, Omron CEO. “OTP has demonstrated a commitment to superior service by listening to their customers’ needs and helping them apply innovative solutions to gain and maintain a competitive marketplace advantage. The bottom line is OTP has shown that it shares Omron’s commitment to excellence and leadership in global automation and safety, and we are thrilled to recognize them for their efforts.”

“We are proud and honored to receive the 2014 New Distributor of the Year award from Omron,” says Rob Webb, President, OTP Industrial Solutions. “The OTP team is passionate about helping customers solve application challenges, improve productivity and differentiate themselves from the competition by helping them rightly apply superior performing automation and safety solutions. Receiving this recognition from Omron validates our team’s commitment to OTP customers.”

About Omron Automation and Safety

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.

In USA, Tel.: 866-88-OMRON. E-mail: omroninfo@omron.com.

In Canada, Tel.: 866-98-OMRON. E-mail: askomron@omron.com

In Mexico, Tel: 81 1156 9910. E-mail:  mela@omron.com

OTC Honored with Entrepreneur of the Year® Award

COLUMBUS, OhioOhio Transmission Corporation (OTC) CEO Philip Derrow accepted the prestigious Ernst & Young 2014 South Central Ohio & Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year® Award on behalf of OTC. Derrow was one of nine winners and 25 finalists who demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit fueled by passion, innovation and an unwavering commitment to their industries.

The award was given by a panel of seven judges, representing various successful companies in the region—from Pallas Partners, Inc. to IGS Energy.

The judges recognized OTC’s significant growth through bold new ideas, strategic acquisitions and a strong focus on corporate culture. OTC extended its business strategy to include mergers and acquisitions with other companies who share the same core values—ultimately expanding sales, employees and product and service offerings.

OTC has grown to become the parent company of OTP Industrial Solutions, an industrial distributor of pumps, fluid power, power transmission, fluid handling, pneumatic and electrical solutions, and Air Technologies®, the nation’s largest distributor of compressed air systems. Most recently, OTP Industrial Solutions acquired Industrial Process Equipment Group (IPEG) and Advanced Industrial Products (AIP), and merged with R. J. Knoepfler Company.

Air Technologies® offers an advanced compressed air solution with its innovative DirectAIR® division, which provides compressed air as a utility. With the DirectAIR® solution, Air Technologies® installs, owns and operates air compressor facilities at customer sites, saving customers thousands in energy and operational costs.

About Ohio Transmission Corporation (www.otpnet.com) (www.aircompressors.com) (www.ipegstl.com) (www.aip-usa.com)
Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC) is one of the largest industrial equipment distributors and service providers in the United States. OTC is organized by product category into two separate business units: OTP Industrial Solutions, which includes Industrial Process Equipment Group (IPEG) and Advanced Industrial Products (AIP), and Air Technologies®. OTC brings together the right combination of knowledgeable people and broad product support to provide expert technical solutions to customers representing a broad range of industries. OTC maintains locations throughout the Midwest and in Texas with more than 500 associates who share the company’s founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. Established in 1963, OTC recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.