Kaman Distribution has formed a new operating unit named Kaman Automation, Control & Energy, providing industrial solutions to original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants and infrastructure facilities throughout North America.

The new organization, dubbed Kaman AC&E, has been created through the combination of some of the existing resources of Kaman Industrial Technologies along with Minarik Corporation, acquired by Kaman in 2010, and Zeller Corporation, acquired by Kaman 2012. The new organization has more than 500 employees—including more than 75 degreed engineers—who operate out of 27 strategically located facilities throughout North America and offer three separate service areas: engineering; manufacturing, and distribution.

According to Gary Haseley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kaman AC&E, “The formal launch of the Kaman Automation, Control and Energy platform of Kaman Distribution is a significant milestone in the growth of our organization, and represents a tremendous opportunity for our customers, as we can provide them with the entire gamut of products, services and integration from one place. We believe our all-encompassing engineering capabilities, expertise in manufacturing and assembly, and extensive inventory of products from world-class suppliers makes us the only organization of its kind on the continent.”

Kaman AC&E’s engineering offerings include engineered process and machine control solutions as well as advanced energy management systems for a wide variety of processing plant, original equipment and infrastructure applications. AC&E solutions include engineering and integration services that include: application engineering; motion control; vision inspection; automation and industrial control; water/wastewater process control; machine safety; productivity monitoring and enhancement; building control and utilities management; facility upgrades, value-engineering services and a number of other value-adding capabilities such as assembly and sub-assembly,  custom cabling, system design, motion systems design and other custom engineering and development services.

Kaman AC&E’s manufacturing capabilities include the design, manufacture and testing of OEM control panels as well as documentation, value engineering, component inventory management, code and standard compliance and custom enclosure production.

Kaman ACE’s distribution capabilities include an inventory of more than 100,000 SKUs and 135 different brands, including the products of such suppliers as Kollmorgen, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, Rittal and many others. Products offered include precision mechanical; electrical and mechanical power transmission; motion control; automation; industrial controls; and power and energy applications for the OEM or MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) applications for most manufacturing and processing industries.

More information is available from www.kamanace.com.