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Metals Industry White Paper Published by Altra Industrial Motion

Monday, March 23, 2009

BRAINTREE, MA — Altra Industrial Motion has published a white paper entitled “Making the Grade in Metals” which outlines the firm’s technology solutions in worldwide metal producing, forming and fabricating operations.

“The multiple companies of Altra operate as the premier manufacturers of gear drives, clutches, brakes, couplings and other power transmission products that are at the heart of literally hundreds of applications in the metals industry,” says David Brooksbank, Altra Director of Marketing. “It’s not uncommon to find as many as 25 Altra gearboxes on a galvanizing line that might consist of a recoiler, an uncoiler, flattener, leveler, pinion stand, pinch rolls and bridle drives.”

Altra’s technology portfolio for the metals industry covers virtually every operation from light-duty to heavy-duty applications where high-quality, rugged motion control products are needed to help ensure high productivity and reduce critical downtime.

Well-known Altra brands that have served as “standards” in the metals industry for many decades include Nuttall Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Wichita Clutch, Industrial Clutch, Warner Electric, Formsprag Clutch, Twiflex, Ameridrives and T.B. Wood’s.

To download a pdf file of Making the Grade in Metals, visit

About Altra Industrial Motion
Altra Industrial Motion (NASDAQ:AMIC) is a leading multi-national designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission products. The company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in nine countries.

Altra’s leading brands include Boston Gear, Warner Electric, TB Wood’s, Formsprag Clutch, Wichita Clutch, Industrial Clutch, Ameridrives Couplings, Kilian Manufacturing, Marland Clutch, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Bibby Transmissions, Matrix International, Inertia Dynamics, Huco-Dynatork, Ameridrives Power Transmission, Delroyd Worm Gear and Warner Linear. For information on any of these technology leaders, visit

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