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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer Issue 2014

46 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

46 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Industrial Fasteners Institute 636 Oak Tree Blvd. • Independence Ohio 44131 Phone: 216.241.1482 • Fax: 216.241.5901 www.indfast.org RALPH S. SHOBERG RECEIVES THE 2014 IFI SOARING EAGLE AWARD by Rob Harris, IFI Managing Director At an award ceremony held during the Annual Meeting of the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI), the 2014 IFI Soaring Eagle Award for Technology was presented to Ralph S. Shoberg. The IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award recognizes individuals who have extensive experience in the industrial fastener industry and who have made significant contributions to the technological advancement of the industry. Contributions may be through extensive work on fastener standards committees; the publication of widely acclaimed principles or documents and/or through the development of fastener-related equipment, products or processes which have been widely acknowledged as advancements in fastener technology. Ralph Shoberg was a pioneer in the development and use of electronics in the testing, measurement and control of the threaded fastener tightening process. He has been granted numerous U.S. and international patents for transducer and instrumentation inventions. Ralph helped create the first electronic strain-gage transducer-based monitor and control system for automated fastener assembly. He also developed the M-Alpha audit method for determination of clamping force on fastener assemblies. Based upon torque-angle-signature analysis, it allows direct estimation of clamp force on threaded fastener assemblies without the use of strain gaged bolts or ultrasonic transducers. Recently retired, his fastener industry career has spanned over 40 years as lecturer, author, inventor and business owner. Ralph is the tenth recipient of this award. Submit a Nomination Visit our website at www.indfast.org to submit a nomination for the 2015 Soaring Eagle Awards program. About IFI Industrial Fasteners Institute, headquartered in Independence, Ohio, is an Association of the leading North American manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, pins, washers, and a myriad of custom formed parts. Suppliers of materials, machinery, equipment and engineered services, are Associate Members of the Institute. IFI membership currently stands at 73 Company Members and 41 Associate Members. For over 80 years, IFI’s fastener manufacturing member companies have combined their skills and knowledge to advance the technology and application engineering of fasteners and formed parts through planned programs of research and education. Users of fasteners and formed parts in all industries benefit from the continuing design, manufacturing, and application advances made by the Industrial Fasteners Institute membership.

THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 47 KEY BELLEVILLES, INC. We are the largest Disc Spring Manufacturer! • Complete size range from .236” to 36” O.D. & 3” Thick • Largest Raw Material and Finished Inventory in the World • We manufacture Metric Parts to DIN Specs • Complete Line of Stainless and Inconel Parts • 10,000 Different Sizes in Stock Call toll free from anywhere in the U.S. and Canada at: Phone: 1-800-245-3600 • Fax: 1-800-847-1672 Key Bellevilles, Inc. 100 Key Lane • Leechburg, PA 15656-9531 U.S.A. Phone: 724-295-5111 • Fax: 724-295-2570 www.keybellevilles.com • e-mail: sales@keybellevilles.com MFDA - P.O. Box 1477, Wayne NJ 07470 • Tel: 201.644.7424 • Fax: 201.644.7427 • Email: admin@mfda.us Visit Our Website or Call for a FREE Engineering CD METROPOLITAN FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION, INC MFDA TO HOST GOLF OUTING - SEPTEMBER 21st AND TABLETOP SHOW - SEPTEMBER 22nd by Nancy Rich, MFDA Executive Director Mark your calendars now for September 20th Cocktail Party and September 21st for the 19th Annual MFDA Golf Outing, both at Wild Turkey Golf Course in Hardyston, NJ. These events will be followed by the 16th Annual Table Top Show at the Fiesta in Wood Ride, NJ. These events have traditionally attracted east coast industries as well as others from across the country. While the golfing allows industry personnel to network in a social setting, the Table Top allows the same in an informative setting. Show exhibitors enjoy the opportunity to showcase their products/services while attendees enjoy Babylon, NY the event to seek vendors and learn about products. Visit www.mfda.us to download registration forms for Golf, Exhibiting, Attending. Companies Recently Joining MFDA MFDA is pleased to welcome: B&B Electro-Mechanical Components, West Vogelsang Fastener Solutions, Lakewood, NJ Turn to pages 60 and 61 for Registration Forms

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