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When it comes to finishing systems, you want products and services you can trust. OTP represents the industry leaders in finishing and fluid handling equipment and services, and it has the answers related to your equipment, systems and fluid handling challenges.

If you’re looking for highly skilled specialists who genuinely care about your business and have the knowledge, training and experience to deliver solutions you need, look no further. OTP’s Finishing and Dispensing Group consists of industry experts and supplier partners who can design complete turnkey systems for all your fluid handling needs.

OTP finishing experts apply pumping, dispensing, fluid metering and fluid handling products for manual, automatic and robotic operation. We support a wide range of fluid handling applications, especially transferring, metering, finishing and dispensing high viscosity fluids.

OTP is proud to be a distinguished supplier of quality finishing systems from:

  • Binks
  • DeVilbiss
  • Sames
  • Kremlin
  • Johnstone
  • Rexson
  • Col-Met
  • Global Finishing Solutions (GFS)
  • Paint Pockets
  • BGK
  • MS Powder
  • Wagner Liquid & Powder Solutions
  • Carlisle Fluid Technologies

At OTP, we don’t just fill orders — we find solutions. We’re not a typical industrial distributor focused on buying, stocking and reselling product. OTP represents a team of engineers and product experts who bring innovative solutions to our customers.

Contact an OTP finishing and fluid handling specialist today to learn more!

OTP Product Application Pictures now on Facebook

COLUMBUS, OHIO – OTP Industrial Solutions continues to expand its use of social media by introducing the OTP Facebook Page.

OTP now shares product pictures and application pictures on Facebook.  “Since we support such a broad range of technical products and solutions, application pictures can help our customers see other solutions and understand more of the technical capabilities of our associates,” states Jack Grote, Chief Operating Officer.   “So far, we have created separate photo albums for pumps, pneumatic, power transmission, electrical, pump repair, and finishing products.”

Grote encourages all OTP associates to get involved on social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. “We want our customers and suppliers to be able to independently reach out to our associates.  We appreciate that people want to do business with people they can know and trust – and that social media is one more way to get to know someone,” Grote finished.

In addition to sharing information on social media sites, the OTP website offers the innovative “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line industrial product technical support. This feature enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering personnel to easily connect with technical OTP experts in pumps, fluid power, mechanical power transmission, bearings and electrical products.  This customer support feature combines the strength of the internet with the personal technical capabilities of the OTP experts.

Contact
Jack Grote
1900 Jetway Blvd
Columbus Ohio
614-342-6123

SMC Pneumatic Cylinder Operates in Corrosive Atmosphere

OTP Industrial Solutions for Pneumatic Applications
Darrel Lithgow
Indianapolis, IN

I was working with a machine builder in Indiana that builds OEM machines for the medical equipment industry.  The customer was experiencing failures and unacceptable operating life with the pneumatic cylinders that they used to move parts into an acid bath.  Although the cylinders were constructed of stainless steel, they exhibited premature shaft wear which caused the cylinders to fail in the corrosive atmosphere.

After investigating the application, we determined that the cause of the premature shaft wear was the design of the cylinder bushing. After understanding the root cause, we  replaced the failing cylinders with a specially designed SMC Pneumatic cylinder. This special SMC Pneumatic cylinder utilizes a different (and better!) bushing design than the other manufacturer’s cylinder.

The special SMC Pneumatic cylinder has now been in service for more than six months and is holding up much better than the other manufacturer’s product. The operating life of the SMC cylinder is at least double that of the previous cylinder.

Due to SMC Pneumatic’s ongoing attention to reducing their internal manufacturing costs, the customer’s purchase price of  this specially designed cylinder was actually less than that of the competitor’s standard cylinder!

As an SMC Pneumatic Technical Distributor (and a self described “airhead”), this is just another example of how I apply my technical knowledge to engage SMC engineers to solve customer pneumatic applications.

OTP Expands Omron Automation Training Investment

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Omron Industrial Automation and Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) recently expanded its joint product training investment.

Twenty-two OTP associates participated in various Omron product training sessions during the past month, including two-day off-site Omoron Sales Solutions Seminars, week-long hands-on Top Gun motion and vision training, 16 eLearning on-line modules, and four on-site product training sessions.

The Omron product training topics ranged from basic machine control,  servo drive and servo motor sizing, to vision systems, motion control, power supplies, vision sensing and smart sensors. “Ongoing technical training is always important as we provide customers with local expert product support,” states Brian Miley, Electrical Business Manager. “In addition to our investment in product training for technical sales associates, we also recently hired seven experienced pneumatic and electrical specialists to immediately expand our technical support of Omron Industrial Automation and SMC Pneumatic products in Ohio”

Omron Industrial Automation provides industrial automation products, including AC drive, servo drive, servo motor, PLC, HMI, sensor, vision sensing, power supply, pushbutton and indicator products. SMC Pneumatics is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, including a broad selection of cylinder, actuator, solenoid valve, air preparation, and vacuum solutions. The OTP website offers full support of Omron Industrial Automation and SMC Pneumatics. The “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line functionality enables the user to easily find technical information about Omron and SMC products, and to quickly connect to a local expert to obtain specific answers to their automation questions.

About OTP Cleveland:
For almost five decades, OTP Cleveland has merged the technical knowledge of its associates with a broad lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers of industrial fluid power, pump, pneumatic, mechanical power transmission, bearing and electrical products. OTP Cleveland maintains significant SMC inventory, and is currently expanding its business with Omron Industrial Automation and SMC Pneumatics. OTP Cleveland also works closely with other premier manufacturers such as Flowserve Pump, Grundfos Pump, Deublin Rotary Union, Lynair Cylinder, Graco Pump, Browning Bearing, and Martin Sprocket & Gear.

OTP serves industrial customers in Louisville Kentucky, Fort Wayne Indiana, Toledo Ohio, Columbus Ohio, Peoria Illinois, Cleveland Ohio, Dayton Ohio, Indianapolis Indiana, Decatur Illinois, Evansville Indiana, Cincinnati Ohio, Charleston West Virginia, Wheeling West Virginia, Akron Ohio, Youngstown Ohio, and San Antonio Texas.

Contact:
Brian Miley
Ohio Transmission & Pump
6500 Davis Industrial Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44139
(440) 349-3900
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OTP Indianapolis Hosts Tech Day at Automotive Plant

Indianapolis, IN – November 9, 2009 – OTP Indianapolis hosted six industrial vendors during its Tech Day product fair at an automotive manufacturing plant near Indianapolis, Indiana. Emerson Power Transmission, NSK precision bearings, SMAC actuators, SMC Pneumatics, Sumitomo Drive Products and US Tsubaki chain displayed their latest technology products and discussed cost savings applications with over 60 maintenance and engineering associates at the automotive plant.

“The Technical Product Fair started at 8:00am and ended at 12:30pm,” said Dan Rose, Vice President of Sales.  “Bringing our product experts to the customer site and extending the fair through lunchtime made it convenient for many customer associates to capitalize on this opportunity.”

During the course of the day, the maintenance and engineering associates focused their discussion with the OTP and vendor technical associates on identifying projects to improve operations and save money.  Here is a sampling of the cost saving projects initiated during the Technical Product Fair:

  • Conveyor Bearing Upgrade – improve the bearing life on inspection conveyors in the stamping plant.
  • Regulator Performance – solve a problem regulator application in the body department that is creating false readings in a monitoring process downstream.
  • Gearbox Survey – investigate an overheating gearbox in a stamping application and schedule gearbox surveys to fully document the gearbox applications.
  • New Conveyor Application – work with the body department engineers to specify and install a new conveyor application.
  • Caster Tread Life – work with materials engineering to investigate alternative caster tread materials to improve mean time between failure (MTBF).
  • Hydraulic quick disconnects – investigate interchanges for quick disconnect couplings in an engine testing application to improve availability and lower cost.

“These cost savings projects are what I expect from our experienced technical experts. We work to apply products that improve the customer process and save them money,” Rose continued.

In addition to events such as the Technical Product Fair, OTP supports its customers via the unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line industrial product technical product support.  This feature enables the user to easily find technical information about industrial products from more than 60 manufacturers, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their application and product questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with technical OTP experts in fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings and electrical products.   Warren Rupp pumps, Browning belts, McGill cam followers, Nitto Kohki quick disconnects, Sealmaster Bearings, NSK linear motion, pump repair, Lynair Cylinders, SMC pneumatics, Flowserve Pump, and Gusher Pump are some of the broad products supported by “Ask the OTP Experts.”

About OTP Indianapolis:

For almost five decades, OTP Indianapolis has merged the technical knowledge of its associates with a broad lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers of industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission and electrical products.  OTP Indianapolis maintains significant bearing and power transmission inventory and operates as OTP’s largest pump repair facility in Indiana.

OTP operates additional locations with local inventory and technical support in Fort Wayne Indiana, Columbus Ohio, San Antonio Texas, Cleveland Ohio, Middletown Ohio, Louisville Kentucky, Charleston West Virginia, and Terre Haute Indiana.

November 9, 2009

Contact:

Dan Rose

Vice President of Sales

Ohio Transmission & Pump

3192 Shadeland Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46226

(317) 541-1500

drose@otpnet.com

www.otpnet.com

SMC Pneumatics Expands with OTP into Toledo Ohio

Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) is now authorized as a stocking SMC Technical Distributor in most of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Toledo, Ohio – November 1, 2009 – Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) announced today that SMC Pneumatics has expanded its Technical Distributor authorization with OTP to include Toledo and all of Ohio. OTP is now authorized as a stocking SMC Technical Distributor in most of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

“We are excited to continue to expand with SMC Pneumatics,” states Jack A Grote, Chief Operating Officer. “As an SMC Technical Distributor, we invest heavily in ongoing product training for our technical sales associates, and support them with extensive local SMC inventory.”

SMC Pneumatics is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, including the broadest selection of cylinder, actuator, solenoid valve, FRL, and vacuum solutions.  The company offers 8,900 basic products with over 520,000 variations.  “The SMC product line is so broad that customers often depend on OTP’s experienced technical support to help them choose the right product to improve their process and save them money,” Grote continued.

OTP fully supports the SMC Pneumatics broad product line via the unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line industrial product technical support.  This feature enables the user to easily find technical information about SMC products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their fluid power questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with technical OTP experts in fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings and electrical products.

In addition to supporting SMC applications, the broad product support offered by “Ask the OTP Experts” supplies technical answers about industrial products from over 60 different manufacturers, including Deublin Rotary Unions, Eaton Cutler Hammer Electrical, Flowserve Pumps, Gusher Pumps, GPM Eliminator slurry pumps, Graco fluid handling, Leeson Motors, Lynair Cylinders, Kop-Flex Couplings, Martin Sprocket & Gear, NSK Linear Motion, Omron Industrial Automation, Pump Repair, Rexnord Power Transmission, Sealmaster Bearings, and Warren Rupp diaphragm pumps.

About OTP:
For almost five decades, OTP has merged the technical knowledge of associates with a broad lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers to deliver valuable solutions for industrial customers. OTP delivers technical solutions for industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission, bearings, pneumatic and electrical applications. OTP operates locations with local inventory and experienced technical support in Columbus OH, Cleveland OH, Middletown OH, Indianapolis IN, Fort Wayne IN, Terre Haute IN, Louisville KY, Charleston WV, San Antonio TX and Tallapoosa GA.

Contact:
Jack A Grote
Chief Operating Officer
Ohio Transmission & Pump
1055 Custer Dr
Toledo, OH 43612
(419) 476-4521

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Omron Industrial Automation Authorizes OTP in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO – October 21, 2009 – Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) announced today that Omron Industrial Automation has authorized OTP in most counties in the state of Ohio.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Omron and look forward to helping our customers with Omron’s incredibly powerful, yet easy to implement industrial automation products,” states Bob Korb, Vice President of Sales. “In addition to our significant investment in product training for all technical sales associates, we also have hired seven experienced electrical and automation specialists to fully and immediately support this exciting product line.”

Omron Industrial Automation provides a complete line of industrial automation products, including PLC, HMI, AC drive, servo drive, servo motor, sensor, vision sensing, power supply, pushbutton and indicator products.

The OTP website has been expanded to include full support for Omron Industrial Automation.  The unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line functionality enables the user to easily find technical information about Omron products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their automation questions.

About OTP:

For almost five decades, OTP has merged the knowledge, talent and passion of its associates with a complete lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers to deliver the solutions that help industrial customers achieve their goals.  OTP delivers innovative technical solutions for industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission and electrical applications.

OTP and its sister company Air Technologies® operate 16 locations with over 300 associates serving industrial customers in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, Alabama and Georgia

Contact:
Jack A Grote
Chief Operating Officer

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