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Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires PK Controls, Inc.

Recent acquisition enhances OTC’s capabilities in complex automation solutions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nov. 9, 2017 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of PK Controls, Inc.

PK Controls, Inc., located in Plain City, Ohio, is a leading engineering and services company that specializes in factory automation and controls. PK Controls’ extensive full-service, technical experience in customizing automation solutions for customers from start to finish made the company a good match for Ohio Transmission Corporation.

“PK Controls’ team of 74 associates — including 10 engineers, 47 field technicians, as well as shop and installation technicians — significantly enhances Ohio Transmission Corporation’s capabilities across our entire product portfolio,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Our customers continue to favor supplier-partners with the resources to help them improve their processes and solve problems rather than merely supplying parts, and PK Controls can handle everything from simple control panel design-build to complex automation and field service solutions.”

Matt Patel, the owner of PK Controls, will continue to stay with the company and lead the team. PK Controls will continue to operate under the same name but as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application, and power transmission systems and products.

PK Controls provides all elements of the automation industry with a large array of highly-skilled, technical services to a wide variety of industrial clients. Some of these services include the engineering, design and installation of process systems; control panel fabrication; plant equipment; and systems installation and industrial maintenance.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 30 locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 14 service shops. The addition of PK Controls’ 74 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to almost 900 employees.

“The addition of PK Controls to the OTP family is a great fit, as we continue to expand our electrical and automation capabilities,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Products. “PK engineers, installation and service technicians and all of their leadership and support associates are highly trained and experienced with a history and continuing commitment to delivering expert solutions to customers on time and on budget. Their emphasis on customer service and high quality are a perfect fit to help OTP deliver what matters most to our customers.”

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, PK Controls will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and support resources. The acquisition provides significant growth opportunities for the associates of all of the companies and will provide customers with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

“This acquisition allows PK Controls and its employees to continue to be part of a family-oriented company while also providing expanded opportunities for additional training and development for our employees and growth for PK Controls outside of our present geographical location,” said Patel, owner and co-founder of PK Controls. “Because our entire team is staying on, our customers will continue to see the same management and same quality they have come to expect from PK Controls.”

IPEG Offers One-Stop Shop for Motion Control Services


Motion Control Experts

When you have a motion control need, you don’t always have time to research the best solution. The experts at IPEG specialize in delivering the world-class products, service and support its customers need to address motion control challenges. This allows IPEG’s customers to focus on what they do best – running their business and serving their customers.

Extensive product inventory

IPEG’s product inventory includes a full lineup of motion control products from top manufacturers. From linear motion components, belts, variable speed drives, and motorized pulleys, IPEG offers a complete range of brand name motion control, bearings, fluid power, and mechanical power transmission products.

World-class vendors

IPEG’s emphasis on quality means that we carry only the best products from top manufacturers. Rexnord and Sumitomo are just a few of IPEG’s motion control mechanical vendors, and our bearing suppliers include Martin, Sealmaster and Link-Belt, among others. We’re proud to feature electrical vendors KB Electronics and LEESON, and our fluid power vendors include SMC and Triple R.

Experts ready and willing to serve you

Handling our clients motion control needs goes beyond product availability. Not only can IPEG offer the world-class products our clients need, but our team of experts, engineers and technicians are ready and willing to assist with all motion control requirements, including:

  • Engineering new systems
  • Upgrading old systems
  • Emergency repairs
  • Complete overhaul of the entire drive system
  • Repair and rebuild of gearbox and drive systems 

Smart service that fits your needs

For clients who need customized service around a specific issue, we are here to help. IPEG maintains an extensive gearbox inventory so our motion control sales specialists can offer immediate assistance.

IPEG’s power transmission customer programs help our clients reduce their maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) inventory. Our technical associates have the knowledge and expertise to sell and support all types of actuators, including pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, electromechanical and electrical.

Accurate repair service

IPEG’s motion control repair services promise that we will fix it right the first time, to factory specs or better. We also promise to fix it on time, on budget and offer solutions to avoid future repairs.

Are you looking for the right motion control solution? Contact our experts today and experience the difference IPEG can make for you!


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Save Time and Money with IPEG Repair Services

IPEG repair servicesDon’t spend another second worrying about equipment failures — get total peace of mind with IPEG repair services. IPEG has a staff of factory-trained technicians available 24/7 to maximize the performance of your pumps, valves, blowers, seals and other process equipment, ultimately saving you both time and money. IPEG’s experienced technicians have helped customers increase uptime, reduce production interruptions, maintenance cost and lead times, and gain total process control with maximum equipment performance.

Conveniently Located Full-Service Repair Centers

Our three factory-authorized service centers located in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky provide customers with several convenient options whether fabrication, rebalancing, laser alignment or simple annual maintenance work is needed.

Our experienced technicians carefully inspect each phase of the repair process to maximize control. We repair equipment back to factory specifications. At IPEG, we have the in-house capabilities to provide the machining, assembly, balancing, painting and testing phases on large and small projects. Before any piece of equipment leaves our shop, it undergoes thorough testing to meet our customers’ needs.

Expert Field Service Support

IPEG’s maintenance teams also provide field service support for all equipment supplied for repair, including testing, calibration and system analysis. Our technicians are prepared with the latest equipment and training to correctly specify, install, troubleshoot and maintain liquid or air process systems.

Quality Parts

IPEG’s warehouse is fully stocked with a wide selection of parts and equipment available to satisfy temperature, chemical compatibility, abrasion and longevity concerns. Because we use genuine spare parts, our customers’ products continue to work at optimum efficiency, maintain performance, have a longer life and avoid expensive unplanned downtime.

At IPEG, we pride ourselves on our long-lasting relationships with our customers. Let us provide you with ongoing technical expertise, product support, custom fabrication and repair services. Contact us today and let us know how we can serve you!


Featured Vendor: Sundyne Centrifugal Pumps

Sundyne centrifugal pumps

Are you looking for highly reliable centrifugal pumps for your industrial application? For global companies in the oil, chemical and water process industries struggling with high energy and maintenance costs, Sundyne centrifugal pumps and sealless, magnetic-drive pumps represent a superior performance alternative and can help you reduce costs and simplify your supply chain.

Centrifugal Pumps for Unique Industrial Needs

Sundyne engineers and manufactures sealless and centrifugal pumps to accommodate the unique needs of several markets, including hydrocarbon processing, oil and gas production, chemical processing, general industry, power generation and engineered water.

Sundyne’s pumps come in many different configurations and are designed to meet certification standards of:

  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • International Organization for Standards (ISO)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and more.

Quality Centrifugal Pumps by Design

Sundyne pumps are designed and manufactured with thick casing, robust seal designs, bearings, shafts and gears designed to run for more than five years without overhaul or repair. During the manufacturing process, Sundyne adheres tightly to industry standards to ensure that all centrifugal pumps meet demanding customer requirements in tough environments. Sundyne centrifugal pumps are built to handle hydrocarbons at extremely high pressures and temperatures.

Repair Services to Keep Your Equipment Running

At IPEG, we take care of our customers beyond the sale. Our service technicians and field sales engineers are trained to diagnose industrial equipment problems and help resolve issues on the job site. Whether you need seal cartridges, repair kits or full service pump repair, we’re here to help.

Contact an IPEG expert today to learn more about Sundyne pumps and the wide variety of quality products we supply from the most respected industrial vendors.


Increase Performance and Sustainability with a Grundfos Pump

When it comes to your company’s operations, performance and sustainability should always be top-of-mind. That’s where Grundfos Pump can help. Grundfos Pump is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-efficiency centrifugal pump products, featuring stainless steel construction and the latest in electronics. Grundfos pumps and processing equipment are built with high-performance and sustainability in mind.

Pumps Designed with You in Mind

No matter your application, an efficient, energy-saving pump solution is required. Grundfos Pump understands that an increase in your pump efficiency can be achieved through a combination of small, innovative design refinements. That’s why you can depend on Grundfos for their high-quality, dependable products.

Reliable Pumps for all Applications

Grundfos Pump is recognized for reliability and value throughout the world — wherever water moves. Its full-range pump solutions fulfill a variety of needs, from heating and cooling to simple pressure boosting. From the largest, most complex applications to the smallest, Grundfos uses its in-depth pump knowledge and unrivaled range of intelligent pumping systems.

Check out the Grundfos MGE motors with the Variable Frequency Drive mounted directly on the motor. It’s the world’s most intelligent and energy-efficient motor!

Pump Repair and Maintenance

Need to repair your Grundfos pump? IPEG can help! When you choose IPEG as your industrial pump and equipment repair shop, you are guaranteed a quality repair — on time and on budget. Our service technicians and field sales engineers are trained to diagnose industrial equipment problems and help resolve issues at the job site.

For more information on Grundfos pumps and repairs, contact an IPEG expert today.

Featured Vendor: Flowserve

Flowserve is a leading manufacturer of flow control products and services for most critical applications. It supplies pumps, seals and valves for power, oil, gas, chemical and other industrial applications. With more than two centuries of history, Flowserve is the go-to resource for solving the toughest challenges of fluid motion control.

Special Purpose Pumps and Systems

Flowserve provides its customers with unequaled expertise in the successful application of pre-engineered, engineered, and special-purpose pumps and systems. Flowserve pumps also play a leading role in clean energy, greenhouse gas reduction and potable water supply efforts, along with the application of advanced production and process technologies.

Custom-Engineered Valves

Flowserve valves are engineered to meet vital performance and safety standards, and can be custom engineered to perform specific functions for unique flow control environments. Extended service life, safe operation and environmental protection are at the core of every valve that Flowserve manufactures.

For more information on Flowserve products and how they can help you exceed your operational goals, contact and IPEG expert today.


Featured Vendor: Wilden® Pump & Engineering Company, LLC

Wilden® Pump & Engineering Company, LLC is a market leader in Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pumps and offers a wide range of solutions for various chemical, utility, food, beverage, dairy, personal care and biopharmaceutical applications.

With more than 60 years in the industry, Wilden has the unique ability to solve tough pumping applications and increase efficiency with the most cost-effective, energy-efficient AODD pumps possible.

State-of-the-art Air Distribution Systems

The innovative, yet simple, Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS) features an “air control spool” that automatically optimizes air consumption and eliminates overcharging of the air chamber with no reduction in flow rate. The Pro-Flo® SHIFT’s evolutionary ADS design meters the air flow, allowing for just enough air to keep the pumping process operational.

Sanitary and Hygienic SanifloTM AODD Pumps

The Saniflo™ pump line is specifically designed to meet the strict guidelines established for sanitary and hygienic process applications. Wilden Saniflo solutions incorporate a full suite of products, like cast stainless steel pumps made of FDA-grade materials and finished with a high polish.

Comprehensive Equipment Repair Services

At IPEG, we’ll take care of your Wilden equipment far beyond the sale. Known for our extensive and comprehensive industrial repair services, our factory-trained service technicians provide industrial equipment and industrial pump repair service. In addition to equipment repair, we also perform contractual maintenance, pump inspection, laser alignment and installation of equipment.

For more information on Wilden or their products, contact an IPEG expert today.


LEESON Electric Reduces Energy Costs





Credited with a knack for thinking outside the solutions box, LEESON Electric, one of IPEG’s featured electrical vendors, provides customers with significant energy savings by producing energy-efficient motors uniquely designed to conform to the customer’s application. LEESON stands out as one of the world’s most customer-focused motor, gear motor and drives company.

In the article, titled “Mining Motors Reduce Downtime,” LEESON Electric explains how installing high-efficiency motors can offer significant energy savings, as well as lower equipment vibration and increased reliability, making a big impact on a company’s bottom line.

LEESON’s mantra of listening to the customer’s needs and concerns, and then building for their unique application, can benefit almost every industry including but not limited to food processing, industrial, farming and commercial buildings such as hospitals and universities.

Cooling towers designed with high-efficiency motors support more effective subsystems, preventing system failures for facilities needing reliable lighting and dependable equipment function, HVAC system support, and water usage systems. To find more ways to reduce operation costs and increase energy efficiency, contact the IPEG experts.


SMC Pneumatics – A Myriad of Choices for Endless Applications

SMC Pneumatics, a jewel in IPEG’s crown of vendors, is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, offering more than 8,900 products with more than 520,000 variations!

IPEG answers the need for cylinder, actuator, valve and vacuum solutions, with a variety of SMC products, including actuators, fittings, tubing, vacuums, valves and more!

Directional Control Valves

SMC directional control valves feature high-flow capacities, compact design, low-power consumption, high-speed response, long life and a clean, aesthetic design. The solenoid valves are used exclusively in the semi-conductor, automotive, packaging, medical, specialty machine and machine tool industries. SMC also offers a variety of valve manifold options, including:

  • One-touch fittings
  • Prewired electric connections
  • Serial interface for simple installation, maintenance and control

SMC Directional Control Valve types include:

  • Three types of solenoid valves
  • ISO valves
  • Mechanical / hand valves
  • Air operated valves

Fluid Process Valves

The standard design and dimensions of SMC’s fluid process valves make them perfect for simple replacements. The unique construction of the direct-operated, two-port solenoid valves feature improves durability and doubles their service life.

The unique solenoid and air-operated fluid process valves are suitable for a variety of applications and industries, such as:

  • General purpose air and water
  • Oil and high temperature oil
  • Steam and heated water
  • Chemical and pure water
  • Coolant
  • Dust collection

No matter the need, no matter the industry, the countless options offered with SMC’s Pneumatic valves guarantee a perfect fit. SMC Pneumatic valves can be altered to meet your specific application.

To learn more about SMC Pneumatic valves, along with other products and capabilities, contact the IPEG team today.


IPEG Positioned as One of John Crane’s Elite Authorized Service Centers in U.S.


IPEG has a long history with John Crane as an authorized distributor. Now, with the closing of John Crane’s St. Louis service center site, IPEG has acquired the right as one of the few authorized service centers for mechanical seal manufacturers in the country.

As of January 2016, working with John Crane, a complete seal repair room was constructed in-house at IPEG’s St. Louis location on Hazelwood Avenue. Now, rather than collecting and transporting seals to the John Crane location for repair, the whole process is handled completely in-house at IPEG.

Our new repair center boasts specialized equipment from John Crane, along with the hiring of one of John Crane’s former seal technicians.

The new designation as an authorized repair center, as well as an authorized John Crane distributor, allows a more comprehensive service for our seal customers. IPEG’s expert repair team is prepared to handle a variety of seal repairs, including:

  • 20” component seals
  • 20” cartridge seals
  • Seal polishing
  • Face lapping
  • Seal fixture testing

As an authorized John Crane repair facility, customers in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky can now expect a quicker, more efficient turnaround of their mechanical seal repairs. Repairing seals locally provides customers the opportunity to personally come in for the inspection, more effectively identifying the issues of the initial problem or failure. Now that seals can be repaired in the pump, a more comprehensive pump repair is also possible.

Comprehensive Repair Services
Service doesn’t stop with the sale. Known for our extensive and comprehensive industrial repair services, we pride ourselves on taking care of our customers, even after the sale. As one of the top pump repair companies in the region, it is our highest priority to help customers maintain their industrial products, parts and equipment.

Our expert service technicians are trained to handle a variety of repairs, including:

  • Centrifugal pump repair
  • Positive displacement pump repair
  • Blower repairs
  • Hydraulic pump repair
  • Industrial equipment maintenance
  • And much, much more

To learn more about our new seal repair capabilities, contact a member of IPEG’s expert service team today.