Strategy and Innovation under a New Name

Alpha Precision Group (APG) serves automotive, recreational vehicle, outdoor power equipment and small engine market sectors around the globe, providing Sintered Metal and Metal Injection Molded (MIM) components as well as sub-assemblies to a marquis list of customers. APG is headquarter in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, with manufacturing facilities in Ridgway, Wilcox, and St. Marys, Pennsylvania, Brunswick, Ohio and a joint venture in China.

Alpha Precision Group

Delivering Automation Success

Delivering Automation Success Control System Integrators AssociationBy Robert Hoshowsky View in E-MagazineView in Brochure The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is focused on promoting the control system integration industry and educating companies of the advantages of employing certified control system integrators (SI). It was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. ~ Twenty-four years ago, a small group of system integrators joined forces to help one another. The not-for-profit association was driven entirely by the volunteer efforts of its fourteen dedicated founding members. The board of the CSIA was, by necessity, very hands-on at first, and board-members − […]

Control System Integrators Association

Building the Future

No industry can thrive without the right equipment. Since 1988, Systematix Inc. has provided automated equipment to leading manufacturers in various niches, including health science, transportation, and other sectors.


Innovation in Control

Back in 1963, Paul Penn and two engineers each invested $500 in a manufacturing start-up business. Their company, DART Controls, today led by President Mike Lunsford, has emerged as the designer and manufacturer of some of the world’s most reliable variable speed motor drives, controls and accessories for electric motors.

Dart Controls

Lean, Green, Innovative Machines

In the world of manufacturing, it is safe to say few, if any, are not familiar with the terms ‘lean manufacturing,’ sometimes called ‘lean production’ or simply ‘lean.’ It refers to streamlining processes while maintaining productivity and reducing that which does not add value.

The Future of Manufacturing

Innovative Solutions in Plastic Injection Molding

Innovative Components is the largest manufacturer of plastic clamping knobs and handles in North America, and also produces a broad line of spring loaded and quick-release hardware, as well as wire rope lanyards and the Thread Detective© thread identifying tool. The company has been providing innovative solutions in hardware and manufacturing for over 25 years.

Innovative Components

A New Generation of Performance Plastics

When your customers tell you that they love your store so much that it wouldn’t really matter what you charge them, because they’d still buy, you know you’re on the right track. That’s exactly what happened at Regal Plastics, Texas, not so long ago.

Regal Plastics

Threat or Opportunity?

Recently, the specter of automation has cast a shadow over the manufacturing industry. Alongside gains in productivity, automation also produces widespread fear of job losses and mass unemployment. Statistical evidence, based on historical trends in automation, reveals a much less alarmist picture, while advances in the area broadly defined as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are seized upon as evidence that in the near future, human labour will be made obsolete, or worse, AI will be the catalyst of humanity’s destruction.

Keeping Perspective and Redefining Work in the Age of Advanced Automation

The Power of Fluids on Display

Anyone working in the field of power transmission, fluid control, and motion control would be wise to attend the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), slated for March 10 to 14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Staged only once every three years, the exposition is considered the premier fluid power industry event in North America.

Past Issues

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