SABC Winter Newsletter 2020
Welcome to our New SABC Corporate Member!

We welcome Barnes & Thornburg LLP and its Partner and Chair of the firm’s European practice group, Timo Rehbock, as a new Corporate Member. With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is a national, full-service law firm with experience in virtually all the legal practice areas required to do business in today's global marketplace. Timo Rehbock has a strong domestic and an established international corporate and commercial law practice and more than a decade of experience in representing clients on complex inbound and outbound matters. Fluent in English, German, French and Spanish, he advises clients on acquisition structures for cross-border transactions and investments between the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
SABC's Annual Fundraiser and Christmas Dinner 2019

On December 4, 2019, the SABC hosted its annual Christmas Dinner and Fundraiser at the elegant Peninsula Hotel Chicago. As always, this event was a wonderful way to network with leading Swiss business people and companies located in the Chicagoland and Midwest region. At the event, the 2019 SABC Innovation Award was presented to Rollomatic Inc. (see below). We would like to once again thank the event sponsors and donors of items for the silent auction. The sponsors’ and donors’ support were invaluable to the success of the event. For more pictures of the event, please visit the SABC gallery.

The SABC Innovation Initiative announces the Winner and Finalists for the 2019 Innovation Award

Winner of the 2019 SABC Innovation Award

As part of the SABC Innovation Initiative, the SABC announces the winner and finalists of the 2019 SABC Innovation Award. On Dec. 4th, 2019, the award was presented for the second time. The award is in recognition of a new product, service or process that created a breakthrough and a meaningful impact in the market or society, has strengthened the Swiss American business relationship and has been launched within the last 3 years. This year's winner is Rollomatic, Inc, for its NEXTAGE HUMANOID, COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRIAL ROBOT Learn more about the NEXTAGE HUMANOID, COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

Finalist of the 2019 SABC Innovation Award

The other finalist was Leister Technologies, LLC for the NEW SEAMTEK W-900 AT. More information click here


You are cordially invited to the 2020 SABC Annual Members Meeting and an SABC Innovation Initiative Event

Graciously hosted by Tornos Technologies US Corporation
On March 19, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm, with a reception followed by a light dinner.
200 E Howard Avenue, Suites 220-224, Des Plaines, IL 60018

The number of spaces is limited.

Our host, Daniel Maerklin President at Tornos Technologies US Corporation,
will, together with his team, give a presentation and provide a tour of their facility for attendees.

Tornos Group is a global leader in the development, production, and distribution of Swiss-type automatic lathes and multispindle machines. With a legacy of more than 125 years, Tornos is a pioneer of Swiss-type lathe technology. Tornos manufactures computer numerically controlled (CNC) Swiss-type (sliding headstock) turning machines, multispindle machines with numericalor cam control and micro-milling machines.

At the SABC Annual Meeting, the SABC Members in attendance will be asked to vote on the proposed 2020-2021 Board of Directors of the SABC. A list of the proposed members of the Board of Directors together with their respective background information will be provided in advance.

Please RSVP by March 9, 2020, to

Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. expands to support continued
growth and sales

Herrmann Ultrasonics is pleased to announce that they are currently in the process of adding 10,000 square feet to their US headquarters in Bartlett, IL. After almost 30 years in the US market, the ultrasonic manufacturer will increase its footprint to 30,000 square feet. The expansion will support Herrmann’s planned growth over the next 6 years, allowing for additional manufacturing space, as well as increased employee growth.

“We look forward to the additional space, not only to strengthen our ability to deliver high-quality ultrasonic parts on time, but in addition the increased space will allow us to expand our workforce to include even more skilled, experienced team members.” Uwe Peregi, Executive Vice President and General Manager said.

The expansion will include a new training / buy-off center for customer seminars and hands-on technology training, an all-new PACKAGING and METALS lab for material trials and testing, as well as newly designed office space. Construction, under general contractor Reiche Construction, Inc., is expected to be complete by mid-June and upon completion of the expansion Herrmann Ultrasonics will host a technology day for customers and friends.
Optimizing CNC Machining Performance WORLDWIDE

Achieving peak performance from your
CNC machine tools requires accessories that fit your needs perfectly. That’s why LNS America, Inc provides the industry’s broadest and most advanced assortment of bar feeders, chip conveyors and more, all supported by experienced applications specialists and expert technical support. But that’s only the beginning:

We design, build, and stand behind every high-pressure coolant system, bar feeder, chip conveyor, steady rest system and mist collector we sell – we know every model inside and out, we stock replacement parts, and local support is just a phone call away

LNS offers 17 different bar feeders for fixed or sliding headstock machines that accommodate bar diameters from 0.8 mm to 120 mm, many with automatic or no-tool-required quick changeovers

LNS ChipBLASTER high pressure coolant systems provide precise high-pressure force to allow cutting tools to operate at higher speeds and reduce tool wear

eConnect Ethernet communications system that enables data exchange between CNC machine controls and peripherals to reduce material waste and speed production

LNS Turbo chip conveyors handle all chip and material types – models include magnetic, factory-integrated 3D and self-cleaning models that filter out 500, 250 or even 50-micron particles

All models of LNS Fox mist collectors exceed OSHA and NIOSH requirements, eliminating oil/coolant mist, smoke and other fine aerosols and particulates

Steady-rest based workholding systems are custom designed and built to address each specific machining application

To learn more visit:
P: 513-528-5674

Bossard is a fastener distributor serving original equipment manufacturers worldwide with proven expertise in the electric vehicle, industrial automation, and robotics markets. Whether your fastening challenges are in electrical or mechanical engineering, Bossard has a product solution for your application.
Manufacturers worldwide rely on the quality of Bossard's products and services. Where our line card ends, our comprehensive engineering and supply chain management services begin. Use Bossard’s Assembly Technology Expert analysis on your product for design for manufacturability and assembly cost eduction. Take advantage of our Design Centers and ISO/IEC 17025-accredited test laboratories to ensure the highest quality assurance and measure compliance. Get real time information and total transparency of your B- & C-parts inventory with Bossard's Smart Factory Logistics and keep your production line optimized and running.
Proven Productivity is Bossard's promise to our customers to deliver solutions that work and improve the productivity and competitiveness of our customers. Through Product Solutions, Assembly Technology Expert and Smart Factory Logistics we deliver a strategy for your success.
EROWA Technology, Inc., based in Arlington Heights, IL., is a full service supplier of palletization and automation systems for the North American manufacturing market. Our goal is to provide complete turnkey solutions for precision parts handling through most any group of manufacturing processes (from one type of machine to the next). We are capable of providing a simple manual palletization system or a fully integrated, custom designed workholding and automation system to meet the current needs and expectations of our customers.

In the market segments of precision mechanics, tool- and mold-making, as well as chip-cutting production, we offer concepts and products that provide customers with considerable optimization possibilities throughout the whole range of machining processes. Primarily, we achieve this through comprehensive knowledge of the application of our products, through individual and customized consultation, and through the use of our Flexible Manufacturing Concept (FMC), which cover the following four areas:

- Standardization (tooling system, tooling technology)
- Organization (setting-up, presetting and measuring technologies)
- Automation (loading/unloading technologies)
- Integration (process sequence, process control and planning technologies)

EROWA Technology, Inc.
2535 S. Clearbrook Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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