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Means Industries is a developer and producer of highly engineered mechanical components and assemblies. With 4 manufacturing facilities that cover more than a quarter million square feet, over 420 employees, partnerships with outside manufacturers, and numerous patented technologies our development team has the resources to deliver a wide range of solutions. Current products on the market include revolutionary one-way clutch designs, clutch module assemblies, sophisticated clutch plates, complex stampings, and welded subassemblies.

With its roots in the automotive industry, Means Industries has been delivering quality products since 1922 and today offers the following resources and services.

MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
Four Michigan plants with two located in Saginaw, one in Vassar, and one in Melvindale that cover a combined quarter million square feet.

FULLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY
Transform Automotive with two plants located in Sterling Heights, Michigan and London, Ontario.

 
 
 
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Transform Automotive
a wholly owned subsidiary of Means Industries
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 Amsted Industries
Part of the Amsted family of companies
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PARENT COMPANY
AMSTED Industries which owns a diversified portfolio of manufacturers of industrial components serving primarily the railroad, vehicular, construction and building markets.

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Means features a full service design, analysis and engineering department with the following resources.

Pro
Engineer
Pro
Mechanica
Algor WinSmith
Weibull
CAD
Solid modeling of parts and assemblies
FEA
Linear structural/thermal finite element analysis
FEA
Nonlinear and dynamic finite element analysis
 
Statistical product reliability testing

TESTING
Extensive product validation is performed onsite at our $3M test lab which includes the following equipment and capabilities.

SAE II Wet Clutch Dynamometer (2)
  • Clutch NVH characteristics
  • Drag torque
  • Component temperatures
  • Durability
  • Ultimate energy capacity
  • Oil feed studies
 
Universal All-Wheel-Drive Test Stand
  • Tests full AWD couplings, transfer case and complete axles
  • MTS Universal Load Frame
  • Clutch-to-clutch module compliance
  • Clutch module component axial load deflection testing
  • Fatigue and ultimate strength measurements
 
Stroker Machines (3)
  • Torsional testing (individual clutch and modules)
  • Fatigue and ultimate strength measurements
   
Spin Rigs (3)
  • High speed overrun testing
  • Oil flow studies
  • Visual clutch wetting and lubrication circuit design effectiveness studies

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Our full-service program management department is staffed with highly-qualified degreed engineers with proven technical and management expertise. Each has training in the following areas.

  • Project scheduling
  • Supplier management
  • Weibull analysis
  • Test plan development
  • Design of Experiments
  • Prototype technologies
  • Strong CAE background
  • Automotive part validation procedures

CERTIFICATION
ISO/TS 16949 for the design and assembly of automotive transmission components.


CURRENT CUSTOMERS
  • General Motors
  • Ford
  • DaimlerChrysler
  • Delphi
  • Metaldyne
  • Metalsa

 
  • Nacam North America
  • Raybestos
  • Allomatic
  • Tokico
  • Lear
  • Caterpillar

 
  • American Axle
  • Valeo
  • Dana Corporation
  • Borg Warner
  • Magna
  • Visteon

 

 
Means Industries, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
3715 E. Washington Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48601
 
 
Tel: (989) 754-1433
Fax: (989) 754-1103

Email: info@meansindustries.com
 

 

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