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Motion & Control Enterprises Awarded Prestigious Parker Designations

Motion & Control Enterprises LLC (MCE) is proud to announce it was recently awarded the prestigious designation as a Connector Technology Center (CTC) by Parker Hannifin Corporation.

The CTC designation is an elite honor reserved for the top tier Fluid Connector distributors who achieve specific proficiencies and capabilities as defined by Parker.

MCE achieved the CTC designation following an exhaustive Management and Performance (MAP) evaluation of all nationwide Parker Fluid Connector distributors.  The MAP evaluation extensively reviews distributor performance in 38 categories that Parker considers critical for the CTC.  Among other things, MAP considers financial condition, management strength, planning capabilities, sales and marketing expertise, and historical performance.

In addition to the CTC designation, Parker also recently awarded MCE’s RitterTech-PA division with a Diamond Team Sales Award.  To achieve this coveted distinction, the division must achieve 100% of established sales dollar quotas, meet specified yearly business objectives, and participate in Parker training sessions, among other things.

“We are very proud to have received these distinctive Parker honors,” said Tim Hall, CEO of MCE.  “Our team has worked diligently to achieve these successes over the past year and we will continue to strive for excellence in 2018 and beyond.”

MCE is a multi-state industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion and control systems, Graco industrial lubrication equipment, Enerpac high-pressure power tools, and other top manufacturers of fluid power and industrial lubrication products.  As such, MCE provides automation, motion and control, fluid handling, and lubrication expertise to the Great Lakes industrial region through the combined efforts of its operating divisions that include RitterTech, Primet Fluid Power, Tri-State Hose & Fitting and Fluid Systems Engineering.  Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, MCE has multiple regional fulfillment centers and ParkerStore™ locations throughout WisconsinIllinoisIndianaMichigan and Pennsylvania.

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Parker SensoNODE Sensors and SCOUT Cloud Software Redefines Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring like never before:  Continuous.  Non-interuptive.  Safe.

Parker’s SensoNODE™ Sensors and SCOUT™ Cloud Software provides continuous remote monitoring of asset performance that:

  • reduces high labor and operating costs associated with manual condition monitoring;
  • reduces risk, maintenance costs, and unplanned downtime of asset production;
  • uncovers operational and performance improvement opportunities; and
  • enables more informed and confident decision-making and greater peace of mind.

How does it work?

  • Bluetooth or network enabled wireless sensors are placed at the point of need
  • Sensors continuously transmit data to Parker’s cloud-based condition monitoring software
  • Software provides alerts, status and analytics information available anytime, anywhere

Please view the video below to see how this system works:

To view Parker literature and specifications for the SensoNODE™ Sensors and SCOUT™ Cloud Software please visit:

Condition Monitoring Solutions Brochure 052517

To speak to a sales specialist about the SensorNODE Sensors and SCOUT Cloud Software, please select the MCE division nearest to your location:

RitterTech-WI (Pewuakee, WI):  Phone:  262-347-0400 or Email: pewaukee@rittertech.com

RitterTech-IL (Mokena, IL):  Phone: 708-560-2200 or Email:  mokena@rittertech.com

Primet Fluid Power (Hammond, IN):  Phone:  219-844-4224 or Email: primet@primetfluidpower.com

Tri-State Hose and Fitting (Munster, IN):  Phone: 219-922-9700 or Email: tri-state@tristatehose.com

RitterTech-MI (Warren, MI):  Phone:  586-554-7470 or Email:  warren@rittertech.com

Fluid Systems Engineering (Clinton Township, MI):  Phone: 586-790-8880 or Email:  fse@fluidsystemsengineering.com

RitterTech-NPA (Erie, PA:  Phone: (814) 868-0636 or Email:  eriesales@rittertech.com

RitterTech-PA (Zelienople, PA):  Phone: 724-452-6000 or Email:  zelienople@rittertech.com

 

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Parker’s Series 7084 Twinhammer™ Hose for OSHA RCS Standard Compliance

To assist in compliance the recent OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Standard, Parker’s Series 7084 Twinhammer™ Bonded Air/Water Jackhammer Hose is the first factory-assembled dual-hose system to deliver both air and water in a single unitized configuration for silica dust suppression in pneumatic jackhammer hose applications.

Twinhammer™ Jackhammer Hose Features:

  • Safer, more efficient work environment
    • Durable abrasion resistant and chemically bonded lines
    • Eliminating intrusive clamps, straps and zip ties
  • Transfers Air and Water
    • Transfers air to power heavy duty pneumatic jackhammers/breakers
    • Transfers water to suppress silica dust produced by tool operation
  • Universal End Styles
    • Quick connection and disconnection to air supply
    • Rust resistant brass male NPT couplings for easy attachment to water supply and spray nozzles

Below is a detailed infographic on OSHA’s Crytalline Silica Rule:

To read OSHA’s Crytalline Silica Rule Fact Sheet go to:  https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3681.pdf

To learn more about Parker’s Series 7084 Twinhammer™ Bonded Air/Water Jackhammer Hose Assemblies go to:  BUL 4860 Twinhammer Hose

To speak to a sales specialist please select the MCE division nearest to your location:

RitterTech-WI (Pewuakee, WI):  Phone:  262-347-0400 or Email: pewaukee@rittertech.com

RitterTech-IL (Mokena, IL):  Phone: 708-560-2200 or Email:  mokena@rittertech.com

Primet Fluid Power (Hammond, IN):  Phone:  219-844-4224 or Email: primet@primetfluidpower.com

Tri-State Hose and Fitting (Munster, IN):  Phone: 219-922-9700 or Email: tri-state@tristatehose.com

RitterTech-MI (Warren, MI):  Phone:  586-554-7470 or Email:  warren@rittertech.com

Fluid Systems Engineering (Clinton Township, MI):  Phone: 586-790-8880 or Email:  fse@fluidsystemsengineering.com

RitterTech-NPA (Erie, PA:  Phone: (814) 868-0636 or Email:  erie@rittertech.com

RitterTech-PA (Zelienople, PA):  Phone: 724-452-6000 or Email:  zelienople@rittertech.com

 

 

 

 

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RITTER TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF MOTION & CONTROL ENTERPRISES

[Zelienople, PA] – Ritter Technology, LLC, a leading distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced that it changed its name to Motion & Control Enterprises LLC (MCE). 

The change reflects the expanded market focus that resulted from MCE’s 2017 acquisition program.  In 2017, MCE bought the business of Primet Fluid Power (February 2017); Tri-State Hose & Fitting, (April 2017); and Fluid Systems Engineering, (May 2017).

The core business of Ritter Technology, LLC, has also been renamed RitterTech in the various states where it operates to maintain the brand equity of the Ritter name in its existing markets.  All of these existing and acquired businesses will operate as divisions under the MCE name.

“The rebranding to MCE allows us to strategically align our resources and effectively utilize unique synergies within each division of the company,” said Tim Hall, Chief Executive Officer of MCE.  “The new company structure will enable us to further strengthen our abilities and commitment to providing expertise in automation through engineered hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical products to our customer base in the Great Lakes industrial region.”

MCE intends to operate as a platform company going forward as it intends to acquire other companies in the future.  In coordination with the name change, MCE launched a new company website available at www.mceautomation.com, and has registered brand logos for MCE and RitterTech.

RitterTech, founded in 1951, is a multi-state, industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion & control systems, Graco industrial lubrication equipment, and Enerpac high-pressure power tools, along with an extensive line of other top-tier fluid power and industrial lubrication products. RitterTech focuses on fluid power and lubrication customers located in the Great Lakes Basin (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, WV and NY).

Primet Fluid Power, founded in 1983, sells and services hydraulic and electrical control systems principally to steel manufacturers located in the Illinois/Indiana corridor.

Tri-State Hose & Fitting, founded in 1982, sells fluid connector products to end users and manufacturers located in the northeast Illinois/ northwest Indiana corridor with a focus on mobile services.

Fluid Systems Engineering, founded in 1961, is a hydraulic and pneumatic fabrication and distribution company with extraordinarily deep engineering expertise serving principally the MI automotive and industrial marketplaces. Fluid Systems Engineering also maintains a Parker Store in Clinton Township to serve the Northwest side of Detroit.

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Ritter Technology Acquires FLUID SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

May 3, 2017

Zelienople, PA, May 3, 2017– Ritter Technology, LLC (Ritter), a leading provider and distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced that it has acquired the business of Fluid Systems Engineering located in Clinton Township, MI. This most recent acquisition strengthens Ritter’s commitment to providing engineered hydraulic and pneumatic products to its customer base in the greater Detroit area.

Fluid Systems Engineering was founded in 1961 and purchased by Mark Steiner, John Doll and another individual in 1989. Fluid Systems Engineering has been serving automotive, industrial and governmental markets for nearly 56 years.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark Steiner and his team to our expanding network of motion and control companies. Given Ritter’s focus on providing products and services to our industrial customers in the Great Lakes Basin, Fluid Systems Engineering bolsters our presence in the Engineered hydraulics and pneumatics segment of our Michigan market. We see a great deal of synergy between our existing Michigan operations in Detroit, Saginaw, Warren, and Wixom, and look forward to enhancing our product offerings to customers in this important market.” stated Tim Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Ritter Technology, LLC.

“We have talked to Ritter over the years and understand what a combined force could achieve in the Detroit market. We bring well-recognized hydraulic and system engineering and fabrication expertise to the table to help further penetrate Ritter’s customer base with value-added and cost-efficient solutions.” Said Mark Steiner, President of this newly acquired division.

Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed as both companies are privately held.

About Ritter Technology
Ritter is a multi-state, industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion and control systems, Graco industrial lubrication equipment, and Enerpac high-pressure power tools, along with an extensive line of other top-tier fluid power and industrial lubrication products. Ritter focuses on fluid power and lubrication customers located in the Great Lakes Basin (WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, PA, WV and NY).

About Fluid Systems Engineering
Fluids Systems Engineering is a hydraulic and pneumatic fabrication and distribution company with extraordinarily deep engineering expertise serving principally the MI marketplace. Fluid Systems Engineering also maintains a Parker Store in Clinton Township to serve the Northwest side of Detroit.
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Ritter Technology acquires TRI-STATE HOSE & FITTING

April 1, 2017

Zelienople, PA, April 1, 2017– Ritter Technology, LLC (Ritter), a leading distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced that it has acquired Tri-State Hose & Fitting (Tri-State) located in Munster, Indiana. This acquisition strengthens Ritter’s commitment to provide fluid power hose and connector products to its customer base in the greater Indiana/Illinois region with a special focus on Northwest Indiana.

Tri-State was founded in 1982 and was owned and operated by James Smith.

“We are pleased to welcome Jim Smith and the highly talented Tri-State team to our expanding network of motion and control companies. Given Ritter’s focus on providing products and services to our industrial customers in the Great Lakes Basin, Tri-State fills in our recently established Indiana footprint for hose and connector fittings. We see a great deal of synergy between our businesses and I look forward to working with Jim in the coming years.” stated Tim Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Ritter Technology, LLC.

Jim Smith noted: “I have competed with, and worked closely with Ritter professionals in the past. I respect and trust the character of their organization and their commitment to customer service. Ritter has been great to deal with and we look forward to becoming part of the growing Ritter family”.

Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed as both companies are privately held.

About Ritter Technology
Ritter is a multi-state, industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion & control systems, Graco industrial lubrication equipment, and Enerpac high-pressure power tools, along with an extensive line of other top-tier fluid power and industrial lubrication products. Ritter focuses on fluid power and lubrication customers located in the Great Lakes Basin (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, WV and NY).

About Tri-State Hose & Fitting
Tri-State Hose & Fitting sells fluid connector products to end users and manufacturers located in the northeast Illinois/ northwest Indiana corridor.
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Ritter Technology acquires Primet fluid Power

Zelienople, PA, February 16, 2017– Ritter Technology, LLC (Ritter), a leading distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced that it has acquired Primet Fluid Power Company (Primet) located in Hammond, Indiana.  This acquisition strengthens Ritter’s commitment to provide systems solutions to its customer base in the greater Chicago metropolitan area with a special focus on Northwest Indiana.

Primet was founded in 1983 by William J. Bestow, Sr. who built the business with his son, Bill, who remains as Primet’s President.

“We are pleased to welcome Bill Bestow and the highly talented Primet team to our expanding network of professionals. Given Ritter’s focus on providing products and services to our industrial customers in the Great Lakes Basin, Primet is a perfect partner for Ritter.  We have worked successfully with Primet in the past and we see a great deal of synergies between our businesses.” stated Tim Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Ritter Technology, LLC.

Bill Bestow further noted: “As a smaller specialty supplier, I appreciated how Ritter approached us about joining forces. Our new partnership with Ritter’s technical team will enhance Primet’s ability to continue tailoring solutions in accordance with our customer’s needs. I have worked closely with Ritter professionals in the past and I trust the character of the organization and their commitment to customer service.  We plan to go forward together boldly.”

Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed because both companies are privately held.

About Ritter Technology
Ritter is a multi-state, industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion & control systems, Graco industrial lubrication equipment, and Enerpac high-pressure power tools – along with an extensive line of other top tier products – to customers located in the Great Lakes Basin (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA and NY).

About Primet Fluid Power
Primer Fluid Power sells and services hydraulic and electrical control systems principally to steel manufacturers located in the Illinois/Indiana corridor.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tom Patton at (724) 452-2122 or tpatton@ritter1.com