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ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.


AEM Instruments manufactures professional electrical test and measurement instruments for the industrial, commercial and utility marketplace.

AEM Instruments

Aggreko provides rental power generators, temperature control equipment and compressed air systems to companies around the world.

Aggreko LL
Custom Design Engineering and manufacturing of material handling systems.ISO 9000/2001 certified supplier.Specializing in assembly line solutions using airbearing technology. See case studies at or 1-800-888-0018.
Air Float

Alemite has the expertise, products and reliability to help manufacturers specify and install the perfect fluid handling or lubrication system. Visit for more information.


ALL-TEST Pro, a division of BJM Corp. of Connecticut , is a world leader in oil and winding testing equipment for predictive maintenance, troubleshooting, quality control, and power quality management. The ALL-TEST Pro testing and analyzing equipment is easy to learn and use, lightweight, safe, and very cost efficient.

ALL-TEST Pro, a div. of BJM Corp.

American Power Conversion makes UPS, rack, cable, and cooling products for industrial environments. Users enjoy higher availability of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes.


Atlas Copco produces and markets compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools, assembly systems, and related service and rentals. The Atlas Copco Group includes brands such as Atlas Copco, RS Equipment Rental and Chicago Pneumatic.

Atlas Copco Compressor Inc.

Automation Direct offers 5,000+ industrial automation products through their free catalog and online store. The catalog features PLC’s, operator interfaces, sensors, switches, motors, drives, and more.

Automation Direct

Bentley Systems provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial vertical markets spans architecture, engineering, construction (AE), and operations.

Bentley Systems

Bosh Rexroth Service Automation is a brand new business unit integrating service operations of the four factory automation business units. The portfolio of services includes: customer help desk, field service, repair service, spare parts supply, retrofit and modernization, and training.

Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Cat Lift Trucks exceeds customer expectations with the industry’s most extensive dealer support network and a culture dedicated to continuous improvement.

Caterpillar Lift Trucks

Cognex offers a broad range of machine vision products including low cost machine-vision sensors, powerful fixed-mount and handheld ID readers, PC-based vision systems, application specific systems, and web-inspection system.

Cognex Corp.

Conductix manufactures electrification systems for automated machines and hand-operated applications. Products:


Leading provider of reciprocating and centrifugal compression equipment and aftermarket parts and services for the oil and gas production, gas transmission, process, manufacturing, and independent power industries.

Cameron's Compression System Group

Deltech compressed air dryers and filters protect machinery and processes from contaminants. Packager's/OEM's like reduced exposure and prefer compact designs. That’s why they Demand Deltech!



Donaldson Ultrafilter

Why invest in the proven quality, innovation and research that go into DuPont KEVLAR, NOMEX, TYVEK, and TYHEM? Because life is worth protecting.


You ain’t manage what you don’t measure. E-Mon D-Mon submeters are the tools needed to measure and manage energy costs in new and retrofit applications for usage allocation, facility conservation and equipment maintenance procedures.


HotShot integrates powerful data logger functionality into an easy to use thermographic system. Create multi-page reports in seconds using the fully automatic report generating capability.


EPT’s seven industry-leading brands, Browning, Kop-Flex, McGill, Morse, Rollway, SealMaster, and US Gearmotors, provide the world’s largest selection of power transmission and bearing products.

Emerson Power Transmission

The new AEGIS SGR™ shaft grounding brush from Electro Static Technology prevents electrical damage to AC motor bearings and extends motor life by safely channeling harmful VED-induced shaft currents to ground.

Electro Static Technology

Eurotherm is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial instrumentation. Product lines include temperature and process controllers, data acquisition systems, signal conditioners, sensors, valves, and actuators.

Eurotherm/Action Instruments

Extech is known for its depth and breadth of test and measurement equipment and in providing innovative instruments with unique combinations of features.

Extech Instruments

ExxonMobil offers premium quality synthetic and mineral grade oils and greases to the industrial market. Additionally we support our products with a full slate of expertise services.


Our new and improved website provides videos, software demos and tutorials, project examples, technical information and more. Order over 400 automation products, many with same day shipping, via our on-line store.


DUST COLLETION WEB SITE showcases dust collection systems and components %%MDASSML%% including the new “HemiPleat™” cartridge, which provides longer life and lower pressure drop than standard cartridges.

Farr Air Pollution Control

Award-winning ThermaAM infrared cameras and accessories from FLIR Systems enable plant engineers to detect and document electrical, mechanical, and building problems quickly and accurately.

Flir Systems

Sine 1859 Gardner Denver has designed and built the industry’s leading quality compressors. For your compressor needs, check out our range of products.

Gardner Denver

GE Energy’s Environmental Services team serves plants with emissions control technology and services. GE evaluates the whole process and applies solutions to help improve the performance of existing assets.

GE Energy (BHA)

Gorman-Rupp is a leading manufacturer of pumps and pumping systems for the municipal, water, wastewater, sewage, industrial, construction, petroleum, fire and OEM markets.

Gorman Rupp Co.

Manufacturers pumps and Pumpsmart process control systems for industrial applications. PRO Services supplies integrated solutions for repair and inventory needs.

Goulds Pumps

Whatever you’re faced with today, a Dayton product is up for the task — routine maintenance, repairs or an emergency.


A leading supplier of electric and air powered chain hoists and trolleys, electric wire rope hoists and trolleys, lever hoists, manual chain hoists, push and geared trolleys, overhead cranes, crane components and a full line of replacement parts.

Harrington Hoists, Inc.

Hertz Equipment Rental is a leading supplier of equipment and supplies to industrial companies. With 260-plus locations, we offer small tools to heavy earthmoving equipment. Online at or call (800)777-2700!

Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation

You ain’t manage what you don’t measure. E-Mon D-Mon submeters are the tools needed to measure and manage energy costs in new and retrofit applications for usage allocation, facility conservation and equipment maintenance procedures.

Hunt Power

Hyster company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of lift trucks, offering materials handling solutions for demanding applications for over 75 years.

Hyster Company

Reliability and Maintenance educators, trainers, implementers and consultants. With our results oriented approach, we help our clients improve overall production reliability and lower costs.

Idon, Inc

The inventor and original patent holder of the Bearing Isolator, a compound labyrinth oil seal. Bearing Isolators are proven to more than double the bearing life and overall reliability of pumps, motors, gearboxes turbines, and other rotating equipment.


IPEX offers the world's most extensive range of thermoplastic piping systems for the plumbing, mechanical, radiant heating, electric, industrial and municipal markets. With state-of-the art manufacturing facilities & distribution centers across North America , the IPEX name is synonymous with quality & performance.


ISA is a 39,000+ member global, nonprofit, educational organization. ISA connects people and ideas in automation and control through conferences, exhibits, training, books, standards, magazines, credentializing, and more.


ISG Infrared specializes in high-level integration of infrared imaging technology. ISG’s core competence is the design, development, and manufacture of infrared imaging cameras.

ISG Thermal Systems USA, Inc.

Extending equipment life with expert repairs of ALL types and brands of rotating equipment. On-site or on-the-road 24/7/365. Engineered Upgrades materials, hydraulics and mechanical modifications. Management of reliability improvement programs and inventory optimization. continuous wireless predictive condition monitoring of equipment with remote alarming and easy to interpret reporting.

ITT PRO Services

JLG Industries, Inc. is the world’s leading producer of access equipment, including aerial work platforms and telehandlers. JLG products improve the productivity of many plant and facilities maintenance tasks.


Kaeser compressors offers a line of air system products. Visit site for specific product & service information, a compressed air glossary, tips/trivia, case studies, and a list of free publications.

Kaeser Compressors

Kaman distributes a wide variety of Power Transmission and MRO products and components to industry, including: bearings, motors, drives, motion control, material handling, fluid power as well as related maintenance supplies and accessories.

Kaman Industrial Technologies

The Krylon Industrial Solutions Guide offers answers to the 10 most common challenges for industrial maintenance coatings. For your complimentary copy, simply visit

Krylon Products Group

Lapp USA offers a complete one-stop automation solution for cable and connector needs.


LubeSite has the systematic approach to single point lubrication. Grease and oil lubrication are critical parts of maintenance in any industrial operation. Proper lubrication saves a tremendous amount of money by reducing equipment downtime and lost labor hours, as well as giving equipment longer life. Why take chances with lubrication? LubeSite eliminates the guesswork.


Lubriplate, Division of Fiske Brothers Refining Company manufactures more than 200 high quality lubricants for all types of industry. High performance synthetic lubricants and NSF-H1 lubricants for the food processing and beverage industry.Lubriplate Division/Fiske Brothers Refining Co.

Lubriplate Lubricants Company

With over 60 tools ranging from basic testers to specialty DMMs, test tools, and accessories, Meterman tools are the right fit for the job.


Reduce maintenance time with the Millermatic

Miller Electric mfg Co.

Motion Industries: The world’s largest industrial distributor of bearings, mechanical & fluid power transmission replacement parts & hose products.

Motion Industries

National Reliability Systems (NRS) offers portable and online vibration analysis equipment and provides remote diagnostic services baked by world-lass sales, training and support. 1-800-543-6322

National Reliability Systems

New Standard Institute is the Grand Award Winner for the Product of the Year 2005. We provide training and consulting services for maintenance management in industry.

New Standard Institute

New York Blower is dedicated to assisting designers and engineers in the development of the best possible air/gas handling systems.

New York Blower

Omega offers more than 100,000 state-of-the-art products for measurement and control of temperature, humidity, pressure, strain, fore, flow, level, pH, conductivity, data acquisition, electric heating, and custom engineered products.

Omega Engineering, Inc.

Orival’s line pressure powered water filters protect heat exchangers and prevent logging of nozzles, tubes and other narrow passages by removing particles down to micron size, of any specific gravity.

Orival, Inc.

Paratherm offers a selection of low and high temperature heat transfer fluids as well as objective, expert advice on how to use them for increased process performance and efficiency.

Paratherm Corporation

Phoenix contact is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of industrial automation, interconnection, and interface solutions.

Phoenix Contact Inc.

Power Team is a leading global manufacturer of high performance, hydraulic tools serving oil & gas, nonresidential construction, bridge & highway, manufacturing, mining and many more industrial markets. Power Team is a brand of SPX Fluid Power, a division of SPX corporation (SPW)

SPX Fluid Power

Rental compressed air dryer & filter packages to produce the degree of purity required. Protection for plant air, process air, pipeline pressure testing, sand blasting from oily condensed water contamination

SPX Air Treatment Rental Division

R Industries, Inc. is the market leader in the formulation and production of MRO chemicals such as precision cleaners, degreasers, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, sealants, and threadlockers.

R Industries, Inc.

R&M Materials Handling has over 70 years of experience in the overhead materials handling industry.

R&M Material Handling

Rockwell Automation is a leading industrial automation company focused to be the most valued global provider of power, control and information solutions. With a focus on automation solutions, the company brings together leading brands in industrial automation.

Rockwell Automation/Dodge Reliance

Omron leverages 70+ years of global automation experience to minimize the dramatic changes in safety standards technology. Whether it’s a safety challenge, regulatory requirement, or one of countless machine safety issues facing manufacturers, Omron supplies the tools to solve problems and provides real-world solutions.

Omron Electronics LLC

Sanborn Technologies manufactures centrifuge and membrane filtration systems for recycling coolants, oils and wash and mop water in manufacturing operations. Applications include tramp oil removal, aqueous parts washer bath recycling, and oily wastewater treatment systems that waste minimize fluids for disposal.

Sanborn Technologies

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. (SE&A) manufactures and markets one of the broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers.

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories provides a complete solution for the control, protection, and automation of electric power systems and serves electric utility and industrial customers worldwide.

Schweitzer Engineering Labs.

One of the largest global suppliers of drive technology.


Shell Tellus Premium Oils are designed to prolong component life, prolong oil life, and promote better system cleanliness.

Shell Lubricants

Slip Resistant Metal Flooring Products - From bar gratings, flor plates, ladder rungs/covers. Stair Treads/covers or perforated and expanded metal retrofit plates. SlipNOT is your answer for safety.

SLIPNOT Metal Safety Flooring

SNR Bearings USA, In is a subsidiary of SNR Roulements, a leading French bearing manufacture of ball & roller bearings & mounted unit products. SNR offers a wide range of industrial products & services for the MRO & OEM markets worldwide, and is the second largest bearing supplier to the European automotive market.

SNR Bearings USA Inc.

Spirax Sarco applies world lass knowledge, service and products to the efficient pressure and flow control of steam and other industrial fluids.

Spirax Sarco

Stanley-Proto manufactures industrial grade tools and storage solutions for heavy-duty production and maintenance applications. Our products are used globally in auto, steel, and airplane manufacturing, chemical plants, refineries, and transportation facilities.

Stanley Proto

AirMetrix™ is a total system management program designed to maximize the productivity of your compressed air system. AirTility™ delivers air as needed with no capital expenditures and no maintenance worries.


Introducing the revolutionary new Sullair 3700: The quietest, most compact, and most maintenance-friendly 40/50/60 horsepower air compressor available, delivering best-in-class performance and efficiency. Visit for more information.


Access to thousands of Swagelok products, product literature, CAD/sales drawings, reference materials, and online purchasing capabilities from authorized Swagelok sales and service centers—all are available at .


A global supplier of industrial and electronic controls (MotorSaver and PumpSaver). Products protect a motors, compressors, and pumps by sensing problems and shutting them down before damage occurs.

Symcom Inc.

A new player in the US market of compressed air piping, TESEO from Italy with an aluminum patented system up to 110 mm inner bore.


Ultrasonic instruments for leak detection, mechanical inspection and electrical inspection. Digital and analog models with data management and spectral analysis software. Reduce downtime, energy loss.

UE Systems, Inc.

Donaldson Torit delivers cleaner air and cost savings with its exclusive Ultra-Web

Donaldson Torit

Schneider Electric and its brands — Square D, Telemecanique, and Merlin Gerin — deliver innovative solutions for electrical distribution, machine and process control and automation, power and lighting management, and engineering services.

Schneider Electric/Square D

U.S. Tsubaki is a leading manufacturer and supplier of power transmission and motion control products and is the world’s market share leader in roller chain.

US Tsubaki Inc.

Victaulic is the world’s leading manufacturer of grooved and plain-end mechanical piping systems for use in utility and select process piping in the industrial marketplace.


By partnering with our customers we’re able to help solve key technology problems, often improving their products’ performance and competitiveness, reducing process costs and increasing finished product quality.

Watlow Electric

Conveyor engineering, manufacturing, installation, overhead monorail, power and free. All types of floor conveyors. Specialize in custom engineered conveyor systems.


Woodhead Industries, a division of Molex Incorporated, (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of Automation and Electrical products engineered for superior performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous industrial environments.

Woodhead Industries

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