Forest & Construction Equipment Pty Ltd

Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 10 – Forest & Construction Equipment Pty Ltd

October 17, 2018

Once the Timberjack relationship ended, Norman G Clark became an obvious outlet for machinery suppliers looking for Australian distribution. Towards the end of 1972, we were approached by Col Cagnacci of CIMSA representing Clark Equipment of Benton Harbour, Michigan, asking if we would be interested in taking on a Clark Michigan franchise for Victoria and […]

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Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 9 - Airchart Flying Services

Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 9 – Airchart Flying Services

October 16, 2018

AFS was a direct spinoff of the OMET Simpson Desert operation. A very large profit had been generated during our year in the Simpson, and the OMET tax bill was going to be severe. The company’s Accountants suggestion that we should purchase a general aviation aircraft, had been considered for some time, as an attractive […]

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Timberjack Skidder/Loader Outside Barkly Street Brunswick Office

Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 8 – The Timberjack Story

October 12, 2018

When it comes to logging procedures, Australia and North America could not be more dissimilar. They did find, however, common ground in Timberjack machines, which also emphasised the substantial differences in technique between the two countries. One example is, where the North Americans extract logs downhill to a haul road in a valley where they […]

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Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 7 – Off Highway – The Nodwell Story Oil & Mineral Exploration Transport

August 29, 2018

Nodwell had nothing to do with textiles and was a spin-off from Polymer Corporation activities. Because Norman G Clark was pleasing the Canadian Trade Commissioner with its Polysar Rubber sales, he was a regular caller offering Canadian products requiring representation in Australia. This eventually resulted in an association with the Robin Nodwell Co., of Calgary, […]

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Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 6 – Engineering Development, The 50’s and 60’s

From the end of World War 2, Norman G Clark worked hard to get into the engineering business, and eventually took, what was then, a major step. It purchased some primitive machinery and housed it in a 20′ x 20′ annex to the chemical store in the Latrobe Street building. The equipment was hopelessly inadequate, […]

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Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 5 – The Reed Manufacturing Plant

July 30, 2018

Weaving textiles on a loom requires a reed to separate the threads during the weaving process. The reed got its name from the reeds or rushes that were used in its construction. In the days of the Pharaohs, the ancient Egyptians were able to weave beautiful fabrics from these rather crude reeds, and although the […]

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Hugh K Schilling President – Horton Manufacturing Company

Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 4 – Industrial Products in the 1960’s

July 25, 2018

Horton ‘Air Champ’ Clutches & Brakes Textiles and Rubber had been the key industries for Norman G Clark in the first fifty years, but a significant development occurred in the 1960’s following John Clark’s visit to the USA to attend a textile machinery show in Atlanta, Georgia. An article in the Textile Journal of Australia […]

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Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 3 – Mr. Carbon Black

July 5, 2018

Late in 1952, John Clark had a call from an American, Owen J. Brown Jr., who said he was visiting Australia as his company was seeking a local representative to market their products. He had approached a friend of John’s, Ken Christian, who was unable to consider the job, but had suggested contact with Norman […]

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Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 2 – The Post War Period

June 21, 2018

By 1930 world markets had slumped as the Great Depression set-in. Many industries closed down and very few materials were sought. Norman G Clark, however, astutely managed and grew his business through the difficult ensuing decade. The resilience and stability he had built into the young company kept it insulated from the general crash. Therefore, […]

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Norman G Clark Centenary Bulletin 1
 – Beginnings

June 6, 2018

Norman G Clark (A/Asia) Pty Ltd is now in its one hundredth year, and I thought it appropriate to send regular bulletins over the next 12 months to give some idea of how the business evolved and developed. I thought it best to start with Norman Grey Clark, my grandfather, who was born on 11th […]

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Rotary Union Design Factors and Sealing Technologies for Machining Centre Applications

June 5, 2018

Rotary unions are a critically important element in through-spindle coolant systems. These systems deliver coolant directly to the cutting edges of end mills, drill bits and other rotary tools, providing a distinct advantage over flood coolant methods. A spray of high-pressure coolant directly in the cutting zone can enhance machining processes by rapidly clearing chips, […]

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Introducing the New ZSE Brake Family from Nexen

March 21, 2018

Continually testing and improving products as well as developing new technology, Nexen’s contribution to the industry is now illustrated in the ZSE Zero-Backlash Through-Shaft Brake. With countless bore sizes available, Nexen offers an off-the-shelf, zero-backlash braking solution for shaft holding applications. These spring-engaged, air released brakes eliminate the performance problems associated with electrical brakes for […]

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Engineers mesh Cartesian robot with roller pinion system

Engineers Mesh Cartesian Robot With Nexen Roller Pinion System

February 15, 2018

Manufacturers in many industries have relied on MESH Automation Inc.’s machine engineering, design and installation services for nearly 20 years. During that time, MESH has completed more than 850 projects of all sizes related to robotic workcells, vision inspection and system integration. One project from a few years ago involved building an automation system for […]

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Compact Precision Ring Drive System From Nexen

September 27, 2017

Nexen Group, Inc. introduces the Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in a sealed housing. Freely programmable, the three-drive design configurations allow the CRD to be optimized for high speed, high torque or both, depending on the application. With a 250 or 350 mm dial plate bolt circle diameter […]

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Air Champ® vs. Electric - A Comparative Analysis

Air Champ® vs. Electric – A Comparative Analysis

September 6, 2017

As the result of tests conducted by an independent laboratory, Nexen Group, Inc. identified seven key performance-related and cost-saving advantages of air-actuated clutch-brakes over electric units of comparable size. The tests were conducted by Huntingdon Engineering & Environmental, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota. Units tested were the Nexen Air Champ FMCBE-625 air clutch-brake and a […]

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High-efficiency ballscrews will back-drive in vertical lifting applications, necessitating a brake to hold the load. Photo courtesy THK

Controlling Vertical Ballscrew Applications

August 2, 2017

High-efficiency ballscrews are ideal for precise, high-speed linear positioning. However, back-driving can be an issue, especially if the ballscrew is in a vertical position. If the ballscrew is not held properly, the load could drop quickly and cause damage to the payload, machine and workers. To prevent that from happening, engineers have several options. One […]

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Horton Expands Fan Drive Line

Horton Expands Fan Drive Line

November 5, 2016

Horton has announced two new products designed to provide enhanced engine cooling in off-highway applications.

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Deublin Slip Ring

Deublin Slip Ring FAQ

October 26, 2016

Machine Design has published a Slip Ring FAQ article featuring Deublin Slip Rings. The article poses typical questions and explains design considerations and applications of Slip Rings. View Article

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Protecting Against Mechanical Overload

Protecting Against Mechanical Overload

October 25, 2016

A critical requirement in the design of many machines is the need to protect against damage and downtime that is often caused by machine overloads. Torque limiters address this challenge by behaving as 1:1 transmissions as long as torque is less than a specified value. When the torque surpasses the limit, torque limiters operate as […]

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Norman G Clark Wins 2015 Paccar Supplier Of The Year Award

Norman G Clark Wins 2015 Paccar Supplier Of The Year Award

March 23, 2016

Norman G Clark is pleased to announce that we have won the 2015 Paccar Part supplier of the year award. In what was a success night we managed to take out the following awards. Winner Paccar Parts 2015 Supplier Of The Years Winner Kenworth 2015 Supplier Of The Year Cat. B Winner Kenworth 2015 Most […]

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