Transor...What's New?

(l-r) Tom Pankratz, Irv Kaage  standing next to ATI's latest, Anca TX7 linear machine

A new Transor V-Series Filter system in place at ATI

Read About How Transor & ATI's Long Time Relationship Has Been a Grand Success for Both

Long time Transor user, Advanced Tooling, Inc. (ATI) was featured in the Better Production section of the October 2020 issue of Modern Machine Shop. ATI president, Tom Pankratz, discusses his company's history and how Transor's One Micron Filtration (OMF) has played a significant role from ATI's start in Tom's garage to their current 20,000+ sq. ft. facility in Mt Calvary, WI.

 

During their growth, ATI has gone from a single Transor unit to their new V Series that delivers temperature controlled oil to over 60 cutter and tool grinders. This enables ATI to increase cycle times while confident in delivering repeatable performance in tool dimensions.

 

> Download the PDF to read the entire article

Challenging Aerospace Application Requires One Micron Filtration

 

Transor Filter USA announced that they shipped a specially designed V-18 Series modular filter to a prominent aerospace contractor.  The V-18 unit will furnish those machines with a continuous supply of chilled, temperature controlled oil required for the application.

 

Aerospace applications require the EDMs to make multiple, intricate and precision cuts in each component. Having temperature controlled oil filtered to one micron “absolute” enables the machines to “stay in the cut” longer, thus reducing cycle times substantially.  Clean oil from the V-Series also helps to prevent arcs and pits that can cause re-works.

 

While this unit has all the standard features of a Transor V-Series unit, it also contains pumps for both fast filling and circulation of the worktank along with pressure flushing.  While typical V- Series models have an integrated chiller unit, this special unit features a “free standing” chiller.  Like all Transor filters, maintenance is virtually eliminated because of the filters’ self-cleaning elements, which have a life expectancy of 25,000+ operating hours. Sludge removed during the self-cleaning process is deposited to a 55-gallon drum via a dragout.

 

> see the video on the V-Series

 

Tom Wagner Appointed Vice President

 

Tom Wagner has been appointed Vice President, Technical Support and Service.  Mr. Wagner has been with Transor since 1985 and has played an integral role in thousands of installations of Transor filters worldwide.

 

“Tom is respected by his peers and his relationship with our customers is one of the reasons that Transor has grown into such a recognized brand globally,” stated Transor President Irv Kaage. “Our customers have learned to rely on Tom’s extensive expertise of Transor systems that keep them up and running with virtually no down-time.”

Transor Expands Production Staff

 

Since moving to new facilities in 2014, Transor Filter has experienced rapid sales growth both domestically and internationally.  With even more significant growth projected for 2019, Transor announces new hires and promotions.

 

The company has expanded the assembly staff and promoted Robert Coombs and Dan Esposito to the positions of Assembly Manager and Supervisor respectively. Luke Harvey has also assumed the position of Logistics & Purchasing Manager. “These moves will enable us to satisfy the growing demands for Transor Filters around the world,” stated Transor President, Irv Kaage.

 

Also, internationally, Transor Japan has expanded their offices in Tokyo. “The many benefits of One Micron Filtration are being recognized by both the tool making and EDM sectors in Japan,” continued Kaage.  “This expansion shows our commitment to that market.”

 

> read more

Transor Filter President, Irv Kaage, featured in Cutting Tool Engineering Blog

 

CTE editor, Alan Richter, recently interviewed Transor President Irv Kaage for an upcoming article they are doing on metalworking fluid filtration.  They discussed the benefits of how fluid filtered with OMF (One Micron Filtration), along with temeprature comtrol can significantly impact the performance of tool & cutter grinders.

> read more

Transor Filter Expands Facility In China

 

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced the expansion of their facility in Kunshan, China. The expanded Kunshan facility now occupies 29,000 sq. ft. and has grown to 23 employees.  This staff includes sales, engineering, assembly and service personnel. Jonathan Guo, a sixteen-year veteran of Transor Filter continues on as Managing Director and guides Transor’s important Pacific Rim operations.

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, “The sustained business growth, coupled with new opportunities in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, has enabled us to expand our existing facility and staff.  Now we’re able to better meet our customers’ growing demands for Transor’s One Micron Filtration System (OMF).”

IMTS 2016 - New Technology and a New Look!

 

Transor Filter was a big hit at the IMTS 2016 show in Chicago. There was new technology and new customers, all enjoying time at the Transor booth!

(l-r) Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Yuji Nakamura in Transor's assembly area

Transor Filter USA has announced the establishment of Transor Filter Japan Co., LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary

 

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, Transor Filters had been sold and serviced by an independent representative. To lead this new operation, Mr. Kaage announced the appointment of Yuji Nakamura as President/Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Nakamura, acting as Managing Director for Walter Japan, oversaw the expansion of that product line and contributed to the strong brand recognition Walter has in that country. Mr. Nakamura feels the overall manufacturing sector in Japan has grown significantly in recent years and is optimistic about educating the cutting tool sector on the many benefits of Transor’s One Micron Filtration (OMF).

 

“The number of Transor users in Japan continues to grow,” stated Kaage, “and having a direct sales/service staff headed up by Mr. Nakamura is a great step forward in strengthening our position for current and future customers.” Kaage further pointed out the significant advantages the Transor System offers over other conventional forms of filtration for cutter/tool grinders such as cartridges, band filters and pre-coat systems. “With this office and Mr. Nakamura’s extensive background in the cutting tool industry,” Kaage concluded, “we’re excited to be able to expand our technology to the Japanese market.”  Transor currently has units in over 30 countries.

(l-r) KC Kaage; Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Phil Stackpoole

IMTS 2014 A Success for New Application Driven Technology

 

Application Driven was the theme for this year’s exhibit. Transor focused on several new applications for One Micron Filtration (OMF) including ceramic applications and filtration for crankshafts and fine grinding, as well as EDM, honing and cutter/tool grinding.

 

The new filter on display was a large centralized system that features 270 gal/min coolant flow, automated sludge handling and a new diagnostics system that enables Transor technicians to monitor a unit’s performance via an online interface.

Speakers shown (l-r):  Andres Andreo, Director of Walter/Ewag; Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager Blaser Swisslube; Adriana Soldi, Manager of South America for Transor Filter; Onorival Santos, Plant Manager of Hurth Infer; and Irv Kaage, President, Transor USA

TRANSOR Partners With Other Global Manufacturers in Brazil Seminar

 

Manufacturing leaders Transor Filter, Walter Grinders and Blasser Swisslube join forces to create an educational seminar for major cutting tool manufacturers in Brazil. The “Secrets of Grinding” Seminar, presented November 4 in Sorocaba, Brazil, enabled 50 participants in Brazil’s cutting tool industry to attend presentations and case studies outlining the three essential pieces of the grinding puzzle: the machine, the oil and the filtration.

 

Andres Andreo, Director of Walter-Ewag, was the first lecturer and presented the details and benefits of one of their most modern programming softwares. Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager of Blaser Swisslube, emphasized the importance of a good filtration for the oil used in the grinding processes and was followed by Irvin Kaage, President of Transor Filter, who presented the importance of One Micron Filtration and temperature control in gaining a competitive edge in cutting tool manufacturing.

 

Concluding the all-day program was Onorival dos Santos, Production Manager of Hurth Infer, who shared the major benefits that Hurth Infer has reached ever since they chose to invest in all the pieces of the grinding puzzle. He detailed the multiple benefits Hurth has experienced including a dramatic cost and time reduction for maintenance to impressive figures such as 80 % less scrap rate and 45% improvement in cycle time.

Sune Backman (l) and Irv Kaage are recognized for 30 years of innovation and leadership.

30-Year Milestone Reached For Transor Leadership

 

This marked the thirtieth anniversary of Irv Kaage and Sune Backman’s partnership in business and guiding Transor to being a global manufacturing company. In 1984 Transor began serving the US market from a small sales, service and warehouse in Park Ridge, Illinois. In the intervening years, with Backman’s innovative designs for OMF (One Micron Filtration) and Kaage’s expansion into new applications and global markets, they opened a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in mid 2013.

 

Transor’s board of directors and staff honored Kaage and Backman at their annual holiday dinner. “This has been a wonderful partnership,” commented Kaage on the years with Backman. “I am proud that we have been able to listen to the needs of our customers’ various applications and then translate those needs into products where OMF can impact a manufacturer’s bottom line."

Lakeland College of Wisconsin is celebrating its 150th year

Irv Kaage speaks at His Alma Mater

 

Irv Kaage, President of Transor Filter, has been invited to return to his alma mater, Lakeland College of Sheboygan, WI to participate in a business colloquium on November 20, 2012.

 

This event is an opportunity to spotlight success and to enrich the educational experience of Lakeland students. Kaage is one of five alumni invited to this forum to share insights into what it takes to be successful in their chosen fields. "It's an opportunity to give back to the college," stated Kaage, "and to enhance the formal education experience with real world experience."

PHONE:  847.640.0273  |  TOLL FREE:  800.354.3040

© 2018 Transor Filter USA   All Rights Reserved

PHONE:  847.640.0273  |  TOLL FREE:  800.354.3040

© 2018 Transor Filter USA   All Rights Reserved

Transor...What's New.

(l-r) Tom Pankratz, Irv Kaage  standing next to ATI's latest, Anca TX7 linear machine

A new Transor V-Series Filter system in place at ATI

Read About How Transor & ATI's Long Time Relationship Has Been a Grand Success for Both

Long time Transor user, Advanced Tooling, Inc. (ATI) was featured in the Better Production section of the October 2020 issue of Modern Machine Shop. ATI president, Tom Pankratz, discusses his company's history and how Transor's One Micron Filtration (OMF) has played a significant role from ATI's start in Tom's garage to their current 20,000+ sq. ft. facility in Mt Calvary, WI.

 

During their growth, ATI has gone from a single Transor unit to their new V Series that delivers temperature controlled oil to over 60 cutter and tool grinders. This enables ATI to increase cycle times while confident in delivering repeatable performance in tool dimensions.

 

> Download the PDF to read the entire article

Challenging Aerospace Application Requires One Micron Filtration

 

Transor Filter USA announced that they shipped a specially designed V-18 Series modular filter to a prominent aerospace contractor.  The V-18 unit will furnish those machines with a continuous supply of chilled, temperature controlled oil required for the application.

 

Aerospace applications require the EDMs to make multiple, intricate and precision cuts in each component. Having temperature controlled oil filtered to one micron “absolute” enables the machines to “stay in the cut” longer, thus reducing cycle times substantially.  Clean oil from the V-Series also helps to prevent arcs and pits that can cause re-works.

 

While this unit has all the standard features of a Transor V-Series unit, it also contains pumps for both fast filling and circulation of the worktank along with pressure flushing.  While typical V- Series models have an integrated chiller unit, this special unit features a “free standing” chiller.  Like all Transor filters, maintenance is virtually eliminated because of the filters’ self-cleaning elements, which have a life expectancy of 25,000+ operating hours. Sludge removed during the self-cleaning process is deposited to a 55-gallon drum via a dragout.

 

> see the video on the V-Series

 

Transor Filter Expands Facility In China

 

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced the expansion of their facility in Kunshan, China. The expanded Kunshan facility now occupies 29,000 sq. ft. and has grown to 23 employees.  This staff includes sales, engineering, assembly and service personnel. Jonathan Guo, a sixteen-year veteran of Transor Filter continues on as Managing Director and guides Transor’s important Pacific Rim operations.

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, “The sustained business growth, coupled with new opportunities in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, has enabled us to expand our existing facility and staff.  Now we’re able to better meet our customers’ growing demands for Transor’s One Micron Filtration System (OMF).”

IMTS 2016 - New Technology and a New Look!

 

Transor Filter was a big hit at the IMTS 2016 show in Chicago. There was new technology and new customers, all enjoying time at the Transor booth!

(l-r) Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Yuji Nakamura in Transor's assembly area

Transor Filter USA has announced the establishment of Transor Filter Japan Co., LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary

 

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, Transor Filters had been sold and serviced by an independent representative. To lead this new operation, Mr. Kaage announced the appointment of Yuji Nakamura as President/Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Nakamura, acting as Managing Director for Walter Japan, oversaw the expansion of that product line and contributed to the strong brand recognition Walter has in that country. Mr. Nakamura feels the overall manufacturing sector in Japan has grown significantly in recent years and is optimistic about educating the cutting tool sector on the many benefits of Transor’s One Micron Filtration (OMF).

 

“The number of Transor users in Japan continues to grow,” stated Kaage, “and having a direct sales/service staff headed up by Mr. Nakamura is a great step forward in strengthening our position for current and future customers.” Kaage further pointed out the significant advantages the Transor System offers over other conventional forms of filtration for cutter/tool grinders such as cartridges, band filters and pre-coat systems. “With this office and Mr. Nakamura’s extensive background in the cutting tool industry,” Kaage concluded, “we’re excited to be able to expand our technology to the Japanese market.”  Transor currently has units in over 30 countries.

(l-r) KC Kaage; Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Phil Stackpoole

IMTS 2014 A Success for New Application Driven Technology

 

Application Driven was the theme for this year’s exhibit. Transor focused on several new applications for One Micron Filtration (OMF) including ceramic applications and filtration for crankshafts and fine grinding, as well as EDM, honing and cutter/tool grinding.

 

The new filter on display was a large centralized system that features 270 gal/min coolant flow, automated sludge handling and a new diagnostics system that enables Transor technicians to monitor a unit’s performance via an online interface.

Speakers shown (l-r):  Andres Andreo, Director of Walter/Ewag; Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager Blaser Swisslube; Adriana Soldi, Manager of South America for Transor Filter; Onorival Santos, Plant Manager of Hurth Infer; and Irv Kaage, President, Transor USA

TRANSOR Partners With Other Global Manufacturers in Brazil Seminar

 

Manufacturing leaders Transor Filter, Walter Grinders and Blasser Swisslube join forces to create an educational seminar for major cutting tool manufacturers in Brazil. The “Secrets of Grinding” Seminar, presented November 4 in Sorocaba, Brazil, enabled 50 participants in Brazil’s cutting tool industry to attend presentations and case studies outlining the three essential pieces of the grinding puzzle: the machine, the oil and the filtration.

 

Andres Andreo, Director of Walter-Ewag, was the first lecturer and presented the details and benefits of one of their most modern programming softwares. Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager of Blaser Swisslube, emphasized the importance of a good filtration for the oil used in the grinding processes and was followed by Irvin Kaage, President of Transor Filter, who presented the importance of One Micron Filtration and temperature control in gaining a competitive edge in cutting tool manufacturing.

 

Concluding the all-day program was Onorival dos Santos, Production Manager of Hurth Infer, who shared the major benefits that Hurth Infer has reached ever since they chose to invest in all the pieces of the grinding puzzle. He detailed the multiple benefits Hurth has experienced including a dramatic cost and time reduction for maintenance to impressive figures such as 80 % less scrap rate and 45% improvement in cycle time.

Sune Backman (l) and Irv Kaage are recognized for 30 years of innovation and leadership.

30-Year Milestone Reached For Transor Leadership

 

This marked the thirtieth anniversary of Irv Kaage and Sune Backman’s partnership in business and guiding Transor to being a global manufacturing company. In 1984 Transor began serving the US market from a small sales, service and warehouse in Park Ridge, Illinois. In the intervening years, with Backman’s innovative designs for OMF (One Micron Filtration) and Kaage’s expansion into new applications and global markets, they opened a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in mid 2013.

 

Transor’s board of directors and staff honored Kaage and Backman at their annual holiday dinner. “This has been a wonderful partnership,” commented Kaage on the years with Backman. “I am proud that we have been able to listen to the needs of our customers’ various applications and then translate those needs into products where OMF can impact a manufacturer’s bottom line."

Lakeland College of Wisconsin is celebrating its 150th year

Irv Kaage speaks at His Alma Mater

 

Irv Kaage, President of Transor Filter, has been invited to return to his alma mater, Lakeland College of Sheboygan, WI to participate in a business colloquium on November 20, 2012.

 

This event is an opportunity to spotlight success and to enrich the educational experience of Lakeland students. Kaage is one of five alumni invited to this forum to share insights into what it takes to be successful in their chosen fields. "It's an opportunity to give back to the college," stated Kaage, "and to enhance the formal education experience with real world experience."

PHONE:  847.640.0273  |  TOLL FREE:  800.354.3040

© 2018 Transor Filter USA  
All Rights Reserved

Transor...What's New.

(l-r) Tom Pankratz, Irv Kaage  standing next to ATI's latest, Anca TX7 linear machine

A new Transor V-Series Filter system in place
at ATI

Read About How Transor & ATI's Long Time Relationship Has Been a Grand Success for Both

Long time Transor user, Advanced Tooling, Inc. (ATI) was featured in the Better Production section of the October 2020 issue of Modern Machine Shop. ATI president, Tom Pankratz, discusses his company's history and how Transor's One Micron Filtration (OMF) has played a significant role from ATI's start in Tom's garage to their current 20,000+ sq. ft. facility in Mt Calvary, WI.

 

During their growth, ATI has gone from a single Transor unit to their new V Series that delivers temperature controlled oil to over 60 cutter and tool grinders. This enables ATI to increase cycle times while confident in delivering repeatable performance in tool dimensions.

 

> Download the PDF
   to read the entire article

Challenging Aerospace Application Requires One Micron Filtration

 

Transor Filter USA announced that they shipped a specially designed V-18 Series modular filter to a prominent aerospace contractor.  The V-18 unit will furnish those machines with a continuous supply of chilled, temperature controlled oil required for the application.

 

Aerospace applications require the EDMs to make multiple, intricate and precision cuts in each component. Having temperature controlled oil filtered to one micron “absolute” enables the machines to “stay in the cut” longer, thus reducing cycle times substantially.  Clean oil from the V-Series also helps to prevent arcs and pits that can cause re-works.

 

While this unit has all the standard features of a Transor V-Series unit, it also contains pumps for both fast filling and circulation of the worktank along with pressure flushing.  While typical V- Series models have an integrated chiller unit, this special unit features a “free standing” chiller.  Like all Transor filters, maintenance is virtually eliminated because of the filters’ self-cleaning elements, which have a life expectancy of 25,000+ operating hours. Sludge removed during the self-cleaning process is deposited to a 55-gallon drum via a dragout.

 

> see the video on the V-Series

 

Transor Filter Expands Facility In China

 

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced the expansion of their facility in Kunshan, China. The expanded Kunshan facility now occupies 29,000 sq. ft. and has grown to 23 employees.  This staff includes sales, engineering, assembly and service personnel. Jonathan Guo, a sixteen-year veteran of Transor Filter continues on as Managing Director and guides Transor’s important Pacific Rim operations.

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, “The sustained business growth, coupled with new opportunities in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, has enabled us to expand our existing facility and staff.  Now we’re able to better meet our customers’ growing demands for Transor’s One Micron Filtration System (OMF).”

IMTS 2016 - New Technology and a New Look!

 

Transor Filter was a big hit at the IMTS 2016 show in Chicago. There was new technology and new customers, all enjoying time at the Transor booth!

(l-r) KC Kaage; Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Phil Stackpoole

Transor Filter USA has announced the establishment of Transor Filter Japan Co., LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary

 

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, Transor Filters had been sold and serviced by an independent representative. To lead this new operation, Mr. Kaage announced the appointment of Yuji Nakamura as President/Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Nakamura, acting as Managing Director for Walter Japan, oversaw the expansion of that product line and contributed to the strong brand recognition Walter has in that country. Mr. Nakamura feels the overall manufacturing sector in Japan has grown significantly in recent years and is optimistic about educating the cutting tool sector on the many benefits of Transor’s One Micron Filtration (OMF).

 

“The number of Transor users in Japan continues to grow,” stated Kaage, “and having a direct sales/service staff headed up by Mr. Nakamura is a great step forward in strengthening our position for current and future customers.” Kaage further pointed out the significant advantages the Transor System offers over other conventional forms of filtration for cutter/tool grinders such as cartridges, band filters and pre-coat systems. “With this office and Mr. Nakamura’s extensive background in the cutting tool industry,” Kaage concluded, “we’re excited to be able to expand our technology to the Japanese market.”  Transor currently has units in over 30 countries.

(l-r) KC Kaage; Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Phil Stackpoole

IMTS 2014 A Success for New Application Driven Technology

 

Application Driven was the theme for this year’s exhibit. Transor focused on several new applications for One Micron Filtration (OMF) including ceramic applications and filtration for crankshafts and fine grinding, as well as EDM, honing and cutter/tool grinding.

 

The new filter on display was a large centralized system that features 270 gal/min coolant flow, automated sludge handling and a new diagnostics system that enables Transor technicians to monitor a unit’s performance via an online interface.

Speakers shown (l-r):  Andres Andreo, Director of Walter/Ewag; Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager Blaser Swisslube; Adriana Soldi, Manager of South America for Transor Filter; Onorival Santos, Plant Manager of Hurth Infer; and Irv Kaage, President, Transor USA

TRANSOR Partners With Other Global Manufacturers in Brazil Seminar

 

Manufacturing leaders Transor Filter, Walter Grinders and Blasser Swisslube join forces to create an educational seminar for major cutting tool manufacturers in Brazil. The “Secrets of Grinding” Seminar, presented November 4 in Sorocaba, Brazil, enabled 50 participants in Brazil’s cutting tool industry to attend presentations and case studies outlining the three essential pieces of the grinding puzzle: the machine, the oil and the filtration.

 

Andres Andreo, Director of Walter-Ewag, was the first lecturer and presented the details and benefits of one of their most modern programming softwares. Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager of Blaser Swisslube, emphasized the importance of a good filtration for the oil used in the grinding processes and was followed by Irvin Kaage, President of Transor Filter, who presented the importance of One Micron Filtration and temperature control in gaining a competitive edge in cutting tool manufacturing.

 

Concluding the all-day program was Onorival dos Santos, Production Manager of Hurth Infer, who shared the major benefits that Hurth Infer has reached ever since they chose to invest in all the pieces of the grinding puzzle. He detailed the multiple benefits Hurth has experienced including a dramatic cost and time reduction for maintenance to impressive figures such as 80 % less scrap rate and 45% improvement in cycle time.

Sune Backman (l) and Irv Kaage are recognized for 30 years of innovation and leadership.

30-Year Milestone Reached For Transor Leadership

 

This marked the thirtieth anniversary of Irv Kaage and Sune Backman’s partnership in business and guiding Transor to being a global manufacturing company. In 1984 Transor began serving the US market from a small sales, service and warehouse in Park Ridge, Illinois. In the intervening years, with Backman’s innovative designs for OMF (One Micron Filtration) and Kaage’s expansion into new applications and global markets, they opened a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in mid 2013.

 

Transor’s board of directors and staff honored Kaage and Backman at their annual holiday dinner. “This has been a wonderful partnership,” commented Kaage on the years with Backman. “I am proud that we have been able to listen to the needs of our customers’ various applications and then translate those needs into products where OMF can impact a manufacturer’s bottom line."

Lakeland College of Wisconsin is celebrating its 150th year

Irv Kaage speaks at His Alma Mater

 

Irv Kaage, President of Transor Filter, has been invited to return to his alma mater, Lakeland College of Sheboygan, WI to participate in a business colloquium on November 20, 2012.

 

This event is an opportunity to spotlight success and to enrich the educational experience of Lakeland students. Kaage is one of five alumni invited to this forum to share insights into what it takes to be successful in their chosen fields. "It's an opportunity to give back to the college," stated Kaage, "and to enhance the formal education experience with real world experience."

PHONE:  847.640.0273

TOLL FREE:  800.354.3040

© 2018 Transor Filter USA  
All Rights Reserved

Transor...What's New.

(l-r) Tom Pankratz, Irv Kaage  standing next to ATI's latest, Anca TX7 linear machine

A new Transor V-Series Filter system in place
at ATI

Read About How Transor & ATI's Long Time Relationship Has Been a Grand Success for Both

Long time Transor user, Advanced Tooling, Inc. (ATI) was featured in the Better Production section of the October 2020 issue of Modern Machine Shop. ATI president, Tom Pankratz, discusses his company's history and how Transor's One Micron Filtration (OMF) has played a significant role from ATI's start in Tom's garage to their current 20,000+ sq. ft. facility in Mt Calvary, WI.

 

During their growth, ATI has gone from a single Transor unit to their new V Series that delivers temperature controlled oil to over 60 cutter and tool grinders. This enables ATI to increase cycle times while confident in delivering repeatable performance in tool dimensions.

 

 

 

> Download the

   PDF to read the
   entire article

Challenging Aerospace Application Requires One Micron Filtration

 

Transor Filter USA announced that they shipped a specially designed V-18 Series modular filter to a prominent aerospace contractor.  The V-18 unit will furnish those machines with a continuous supply of chilled, temperature controlled oil required for the application.

 

Aerospace applications require the EDMs to make multiple, intricate and precision cuts in each component. Having temperature controlled oil filtered to one micron “absolute” enables the machines to “stay in the cut” longer, thus reducing cycle times substantially.  Clean oil from the V-Series also helps to prevent arcs and pits that can cause re-works.

 

While this unit has all the standard features of a Transor V-Series unit, it also contains pumps for both fast filling and circulation of the worktank along with pressure flushing.  While typical V- Series models have an integrated chiller unit, this special unit features a “free standing” chiller.  Like all Transor filters, maintenance is virtually eliminated because of the filters’ self-cleaning elements, which have a life expectancy of 25,000+ operating hours. Sludge removed during the self-cleaning process is deposited to a 55-gallon drum via a dragout.

 

> see the video on the V-Series

 

Transor Filter Expands Facility In China

 

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced the expansion of their facility in Kunshan, China. The expanded Kunshan facility now occupies 29,000 sq. ft. and has grown to 23 employees.  This staff includes sales, engineering, assembly and service personnel. Jonathan Guo, a sixteen-year veteran of Transor Filter continues on as Managing Director and guides Transor’s important Pacific Rim operations.

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, “The sustained business growth, coupled with new opportunities in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, has enabled us to expand our existing facility and staff.  Now we’re able to better meet our customers’ growing demands for Transor’s One Micron Filtration System (OMF).”

IMTS 2016 - New Technology and a New Look!

 

Transor Filter was a big hit at the IMTS 2016 show in Chicago. There was new technology and new customers, all enjoying time at the Transor booth!

(l-r) Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Yuji Nakamura in Transor's assembly area

Transor Filter USA has announced the establishment of Transor Filter Japan Co., LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary

 

According to Transor President Irv Kaage, Transor Filters had been sold and serviced by an independent representative. To lead this new operation, Mr. Kaage announced the appointment of Yuji Nakamura as President/Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Nakamura, acting as Managing Director for Walter Japan, oversaw the expansion of that product line and contributed to the strong brand recognition Walter has in that country. Mr. Nakamura feels the overall manufacturing sector in Japan has grown significantly in recent years and is optimistic about educating the cutting tool sector on the many benefits of Transor’s One Micron Filtration (OMF).

 

“The number of Transor users in Japan continues to grow,” stated Kaage, “and having a direct sales/service staff headed up by Mr. Nakamura is a great step forward in strengthening our position for current and future customers.” Kaage further pointed out the significant advantages the Transor System offers over other conventional forms of filtration for cutter/tool grinders such as cartridges, band filters and pre-coat systems. “With this office and Mr. Nakamura’s extensive background in the cutting tool industry,” Kaage concluded, “we’re excited to be able to expand our technology to the Japanese market.”  Transor currently has units in over 30 countries.

(l-r) KC Kaage; Irv Kaage; Sune Backman; Phil Stackpoole

IMTS 2014 A Success for New Application Driven Technology

 

Application Driven was the theme for this year’s exhibit. Transor focused on several new applications for One Micron Filtration (OMF) including ceramic applications and filtration for crankshafts and fine grinding, as well as EDM, honing and cutter/tool grinding.

 

The new filter on display was a large centralized system that features 270 gal/min coolant flow, automated sludge handling and a new diagnostics system that enables Transor technicians to monitor a unit’s performance via an online interface.

Speakers shown (l-r):  Andres Andreo, Director of Walter/Ewag; Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager Blaser Swisslube; Adriana Soldi, Manager of South America for Transor Filter; Onorival Santos, Plant Manager of Hurth Infer; and Irv Kaage, President, Transor USA

TRANSOR Partners With Other Global Manufacturers in Brazil Seminar

 

Manufacturing leaders Transor Filter, Walter Grinders and Blasser Swisslube join forces to create an educational seminar for major cutting tool manufacturers in Brazil. The “Secrets of Grinding” Seminar, presented November 4 in Sorocaba, Brazil, enabled 50 participants in Brazil’s cutting tool industry to attend presentations and case studies outlining the three essential pieces of the grinding puzzle: the machine, the oil and the filtration.

 

Andres Andreo, Director of Walter-Ewag, was the first lecturer and presented the details and benefits of one of their most modern programming softwares. Marcelo Kuroda, Technical Manager of Blaser Swisslube, emphasized the importance of a good filtration for the oil used in the grinding processes and was followed by Irvin Kaage, President of Transor Filter, who presented the importance of One Micron Filtration and temperature control in gaining a competitive edge in cutting tool manufacturing.

 

Concluding the all-day program was Onorival dos Santos, Production Manager of Hurth Infer, who shared the major benefits that Hurth Infer has reached ever since they chose to invest in all the pieces of the grinding puzzle. He detailed the multiple benefits Hurth has experienced including a dramatic cost and time reduction for maintenance to impressive figures such as 80 % less scrap rate and 45% improvement in cycle time.

Sune Backman (l) and Irv Kaage are recognized for 30 years of innovation and leadership.

30-Year Milestone Reached For Transor Leadership

 

This marked the thirtieth anniversary of Irv Kaage and Sune Backman’s partnership in business and guiding Transor to being a global manufacturing company. In 1984 Transor began serving the US market from a small sales, service and warehouse in Park Ridge, Illinois. In the intervening years, with Backman’s innovative designs for OMF (One Micron Filtration) and Kaage’s expansion into new applications and global markets, they opened a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in mid 2013.

 

Transor’s board of directors and staff honored Kaage and Backman at their annual holiday dinner. “This has been a wonderful partnership,” commented Kaage on the years with Backman. “I am proud that we have been able to listen to the needs of our customers’ various applications and then translate those needs into products where OMF can impact a manufacturer’s bottom line."

Lakeland College of Wisconsin is celebrating its 150th year

Irv Kaage speaks at His Alma Mater

 

Irv Kaage, President of Transor Filter, has been invited to return to his alma mater, Lakeland College of Sheboygan, WI to participate in a business colloquium on November 20, 2012.

 

This event is an opportunity to spotlight success and to enrich the educational experience of Lakeland students. Kaage is one of five alumni invited to this forum to share insights into what it takes to be successful in their chosen fields. "It's an opportunity to give back to the college," stated Kaage, "and to enhance the formal education experience with real world experience."

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