At a time when many American companies are moving their manufacturing operations internationally or shutting doors altogether, Cone Drive Gearing Solutions is marching triumphantly into its 85th year of operations. Cone Drive, a manufacturer of gearing products and developer of custom engineered gearing solutions, has long been known for its double-enveloping worm gear, a durable and precise design that produces higher-torque in a smaller package. Eager to explore a new era of industry, the company is developing products for applications in emerging market segments like solar and renewable energy.
"Itʼs remarkable, after eighty-five years, that weʼre still finding new and relevant applications for our double-enveloping gear design," says Bob Nichols, Cone Drive product manager. "We are also experiencing more demand for our engineersʼ involvement at the front-end of projects, designing and integrating custom gearing solutions for highly-specialized applications-from precise satellite positioning to demanding conveying applications."
While Cone Driveʼs history of innovation, unique manufacturing processes, and solid customer relationships help explain the companyʼs enduring success, they continue their forward focus-this time with the launch of a new logo and brand identity system. "Our eighty-fifth anniversary seemed like the perfect time to communicate our positive momentum with a brand overhaul," explains Nichols. "Cone Drive Gearing Solutions reflects our progression into other types of gearing products to complement double-enveloping worm gearing."
Later this year, the company will be launching a new website with improved features and functionality as well as a "Cone Drive 85" logo celebrating 85 years in the gear industry.