Flowserve Seals Authorizes OTP in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Flowserve Mechanical Seal Division has expanded it factory support with OTP Industrial Solutions into most of Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

OTP Industrial Solutions has been a Flowserve Pump distributor for over four decades and is now expanding this long relationship by moving to Flowserve for mechanical seals applications. “OTP supports a wide range of pump applications,” states Tom Bland, OTP Fort Wayne Manager since 1980. “Flowserve, as the industry leader in both pumps and mechanical seals, complements our broad product line to enable us to deliver complete customer solutions.”

OTP has expanded its mechanical seal inventory in Indiana to include nearly every standard mechanical seal configuration.  This inventory supports both 1-3/8” and 1-7/8” shaft sizes, and is immediately available for new applications and pump repairs.

Utilizing its many experienced pump associates, OTP supports Flowserve with the unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line industrial product technical support.  This feature enables the user to easily find technical information about pump related products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their automation and control questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with local technical OTP experts in pumps, fluid power, fluid dispense, mechanical power transmission, bearings, electrical and automation products.

Contact:
Dave Parks
3192 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226
317-541-1500

Nu-Con Automation Joins OTP Industrial Solutions

BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN – OTP Industrial Solutions has acquired the assets and hired the associates of Nu-Con Automation, a leading SMC Pneumatics distributor in southern Michigan since 1977.

Nu-Con Automation and OTP have both been Technical Distributors with SMC Pneumatics for many years. The addition of OTP’s resources and broad range of industrial products will benefit Nu-Con customers by greatly increasing the scope of applications, support and solutions available to customers.

“Technical Knowledge with Broad Product Support,” states Rob Webb, OTP Marketing Manager. “We provide customers with individualized solutions using our wide breadth of products, manufacturers and resources. ”

In conjunction with this acquisition, 80/20 Inc has authorized OTP in all territories that Nu-Con Automation traditionally served.  Nu-Con customers and associates will gain immediate support from the  OTP 80/20 design and assembly team, with experienced CAD operators providing design assistance, expert fabrication and assembly.

OTP fully supports its products through its technical associates and on-line technical support. The “Ask the OTP Experts” feature enables the user to easily find technical information about fluid power products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their automation and control questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with local technical OTP experts in fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings, electrical and automation products.

Related Video: OTP Designs with SMC Pneumatics and 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion – VIDEO

SMC Pneumatics

OTP Industrial Solutions has been an SMC Pneumatics Technical Distributor for almost 20 years, and is now SMC’s largest Technical Distributor in the United States.

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.

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80/20 Expands with OTP into all of Ohio

CINCINNATI OHIO – 80 20 Inc. has expanded authorization with OTP Industrial Solutions into all of Ohio.

OTP currently operates a T-slot aluminum extrusion design and assembly facility in Toledo Ohio, with experienced CAD operators providing design assistance, expert fabrication and assembly.  This design team is now available to support customers at local OTP locations in all parts of Ohio. Typical 80/20 applications include mounting, guarding, structural and motion applications. Product and application examples are posted on the OTP Industrial Solutions Facebook page – most recently video of a door lift mechanism that OTP designed and assembled using 80/20 products and SMC Pneumatics.

“OTP and 80/20 support a broad range of technical applications,” states Rob McPherson, Technical Sales. “The 80/20 T-Slot aluminum extrusion product line naturally complements our SMC Pneumatics and Eaton Cutler Hammer applications to allow us to deliver complete customer solutions.”

OTP fully supports 80/20 Inc, SMC Pneumatics  and Eaton Cutler Hammer with technical salespeople and the unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line industrial product technical support.  This feature enables the user to easily find technical information about industrial products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their automation and control questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with local technical OTP experts in fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings, electrical and automation products.

Grundfos 'Pumps on Tour' Rolls in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO – May 25, 2010 – OTP Industrial Solutions welcomes Grundfos Pumps on Tour with three stops in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Toledo Ohio during the week of June 7-10.  As part of a 48-city nationwide tour, Grundfos Pumps on Tour is a fully equipped, mobile educational center designed for maintenance, engineering and purchasing professionals in the industrial and commercial pumping industry.

“The mobile pump educational center has been completely renovated for 2010,” states Rick White, OTP Pump Specialist. “The 1,200-square-foot vehicle includes operational interactive pump displays, and a theater for viewing pump training videos.”

Each tour stop offers trade professionals valuable opportunities to gain hands-on training from Grundfos Pumps and OTP associates and the ability to experience interactive pump displays.   Features include

  • The award-winning, Multi-Stage CR-H, the perfect solution for ANSI pump users seeking improved efficiency and increased longevity for their existing pumps.
  • The new ALPHA™, an energy-optimized, 115-volt circulator featuring a permanent magnet motor design that will cut power consumption by a minimum of 50%.
  • Thinking Buildings Universe (ThinkingBuildings.com), a new online resource offering contractors and engineers a complete range of information and tools on pumps to help make their building projects come together more smoothly.

Contact:
Rick White
400 Wright Dr
Middletown, OH 45044
513-539-8411

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Deublin Rotary Union Training

OTP Industrial Solutions for Fluid Power Applications
Tim Griffith
Terre Haute, Indiana

I recently returned from rotary union school at Deublin North American headquarters in Waukegan Illinois.

The training was clearly worth my time.  We went over basic operating theory, selection and sizing, disassembly and reassembly, and failure analysis.  We also discussed in detail many rotary union applications for the machine tool, printing, paper, corrogating, plastics, and steel industries.

One of the key things I took away is the appreciation that many people do not install rotary unions correctly. (As much as people like the ball-peen hammer, it is not the tool to use!) There is a specific sequence required to insure that the internal workings of the rotary union are not damaged during installation. Connect the hose first to the rotary union. Then install the rotary union to the respective piece of equipment. (Did you see that? Free advice!)

As important as the technical knowledge that I gained were the relationships that I built.  The Deublin people were great and I know they will support OTP when we need it.  Even more impressive, I was but one of sixteen technical OTP salespeople from six different OTP locations at the training.   I even found out that we currently repair Deublin rotary unions in our Fort Wayne shop.

We sure do have a lot of strong technical associates at OTP!

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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.

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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