An ESOP Company
SUMMER 2006 NEWS of Interest to Weldon Distributors and Associates
A Message from Engineering
One of Weldon’s distributors, Crotts and Saunders
Engineering of Winston-Salem, NC, celebrated their
50th anniversary on May 12, 2006. They celebrated
by way of a barbecue with their friends, family and
Hats Off to each and every one at
Crotts and Saunders Engineering
Inc. We wish you continued success
and another 50 years!!
Mr. S. John Bennett
Engineering Manager
Judging by the sharp increase in qualified inquiries and the vibrant
order activity so far this year, the Weldon Distributor network is
obviously doing a tremendous job. The engineering disciplines at
Weldon are hard at work processing the many engineered proposal
requests. Keep them coming!
As some of you already know, we are currently working on the
“Next Generation” of Weldon grinder products. Our goal is to
present a new series of machines with increased part size capacity
in a smaller footprint. This will be accomplished by incorporating
new technologies such as linear motors, compound slide designs,
and frameless drive motors. In addition, we will soon be releasing
information on a long-awaited Turret grinder with multiple
spindles for OD straight, OD angle, and ID grinding.
Along with the new machine models, Weldon engineers are also
busy developing CBN processing methods involving high-speed
“Peel” grinding. Weldon is fast becoming the industry leader in
this new and exciting application for CBN abrasives. This will be
a major topic at IMTS in Chicago, and Weldon will be ready with a
fully automated Midas Peel grinder on display. We look forward
to seeing you there.
ACH Peel Grinder
Robotic Deburring Cell
Featured Equipment at IMTS
Compliments of Mr. Marcus B. Crotts…….
Welcome to the Weldon Team!!!
James (Willie) Godfrey—Service Technician
Wayne Eckenrode—Service Technician
The only job where you start at the
top, is digging a hole. -UNKNOWN-
CBN High Speed “Peel” Grinding improves productivity for ACH (formerly Visteon) of Indianapolis,
IN. Weldon has successfully completed a three (3) machine project, grinding multiple diameters and opposing
shoulders on a variety of pinion shafts. The turnkey project, included a central coolant system, EWAB loop
conveyors and gantry loaders.
Weldon Solutions is an Authorized System Integrator for FANUC
Robotics, North America’s leading supplier of robotic automation.
Weldon is also a FANUC Vision Systems integrator, providing the
ultimate in automation versatility.
Weldon Solutions has engineered a compact
robotic cell to automatically deburr small parts.
Compliant tooling, programmable robot path
and an ID/OD gripper provide the flexibility to
deburr a broad range of part profiles with a
single machine.
This Robotic Deburring cell is optimally
designed to create a small footprint on your
shop floor, measuring 54” x 54”.
IMTS 2006
The IMTS Show in Chicago is held every two years.
This year IMTS operates from September 6th—13th,
2006. Weldon Solutions will be at the same booth as
we were in 2004.
Pictures from setup to tear
down of IMTS in 2004.
Fill in the entry form below to win an Apple Ipod .
Just drop it off at our booth, #B-7410, North
Building Upstairs, any day of the show.
Drawing will be the last day. You are not required to be
Company Name:
Cell (Alternate) Phone:
E-Mail Address:
CBN “Peel” Grinding
System with integrated
robotic tending compliant
de-burr station and
post-process gaging.
Weldon proudly presents the following at IMTS 2006:
UGC Dual Spindle ID Grinder.
320S Midas CBN Peel Grind demonstration with full Turnkey Robotic Automation.
“Ms. Pattie” Robotic Automation System….New and Improved for 2006.
Phoenix Single Spindle ID Cam Grinder.
QUALITY. Over and over again.
Thanks for your support ! From the employee owners of Weldon Solutions…..
Mike Ambrose
David Anderson
Benjamin Cornbower
Barry Eckard
Charles Gales
Ken Gundel
Chuck Dice
Marian Eckenrode
Paul Garner
Travis Gentzler
Kevin Heiser
Mark Killian
Carl Moon
George Dice
Wayne Eckenrode
Eric Gerz
Mark Leathery
Fred Ritchie
George Sipe
John Bennett
Tamara Gibson
Willie Godfrey
John Luckenbaugh Bruce Miller
Denny Rowe
Mike Strickler
Tim Eidemiller
Bernie Schott
Donald Weidman
Connie Welsh Jeremy Welsch
Jen Yoder
Congratulations on the birth of
Nathan Lee Crotts, son of
Mr. & Mrs. Darren Crotts (Crotts
& Saunders Engineering, Inc.)
Nathan weighed 9 lbs. 2.7 oz and
was 21.75 inches long. He was
born on June 6, 2006.
We wish you and your family
happiness and joy throughout the
coming years.
AIM Machinery (OK)
Arizona Equipment & Supply (AZ)
CNC Precision Machines (Mexico)
Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc. (NC,SC,VA)
Focus Machine Tools, LLC (FL)
Hardin Machine Tools (MS, AL, FL Panhandle)
Harter & Marshall (WI)
Manufacturer’s Days
York County sponsors an annual “Made In America” factory tour in
June. More than 20
factories are on the list
for a “behind the scenes”
look at making of many
products. Weldon
participated for the past
few years and had many
visitors tour our facility.
Each year more people
come and see how and
what is manufactured.
They are amazed at the robotics, especially Miss Patti. They come
with questions and leave with answers and amazement.
Korte Machinery (TN)
Kline Machinery Inc. (DE,PA,MD,S.NJ)
Robert E. Morris (MA,NH,CT,ME,N.NJ,LI,VT,RI)
REM Sales (MI,TX)
Smith Industrial Machine Sales ( NY)
Superior Equipment Solutions (IN,KY,OH)
T.A.G. Tooling Accessories (NE,IA)
Ted Grob Sales (WI)
Weldon Solutions
will be closed
September 4, 2006
for Labor Day
Weldon Distributors and Agents
For additional information:
1800 West King Street
York, Pennsylvania 17404 U.S.A.
Need Help?
George Sipe—President
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: 717-846-4000
Barry Eckard—VP of Customer Service
Denny Rowe—Director of Sales & Marketing
Charlie Gales—Manager Automation Sales
John Bennett—Engineering Manager
Travis Gentzler—Controller/HR

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