Boston Gear Offers Open Gearing Free CAD Drawings

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					February 25, 2009                        Contact:    Jack Broughton
                                                           Heinzeroth Marketing Group
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      
                                                           815.967.0929 x25

Boston Gear Offers Open Gearing from Stock, Free CAD drawings

Boston Gear offers a comprehensive range of standard open gearing products including
spur, helical, miter, bevel, worms and worm gears. Thousands of gears are available for
immediate shipment from the company’s extensive inventory at distribution centers in
North Carolina, Nevada and Ontario, Canada.

Boston Gear also provides stock altering services (reboring, keyways and setscrews)
along with custom gearing design and manufacturing from its North Carolina facility. A
brand of Altra Industrial Motion, Boston Gear designs and manufactures gears in steel,
cast iron, brass or non-metallic materials to the strictest quality standards.

Visit the company’s website,, to access BostSpec, a unique program which
assists engineers with gearing selection and provides CAD drawings in the most popular 2D and 3D
formats. On the website, engineers can also view Boston Gear’s current 164-page catalog of
gearing products and accessories, including a comprehensive overview on gear theory which
explains gear nomenclature, tooth formulas, backlash, tooth strength, torque and horsepower
requirements and other standard gear selection formulas.

Established in 1877 as a machine shop making gear cutting machines, Boston Gear
created the concept of gear standardization and stock gears – high quality gears available
from stock at low cost for easy replacement. Boston Gear now manufactures more than
20,000 products in-house at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Carolina.

About Altra Industrial Motion

Altra Industrial Motion (NASDAQ:AMIC) is a leading multinational 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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Photo Caption: Boston Gear offers more than 20,000 precision open gearing products.


For further information, contact Jack Broughton, PR Account Executive, Heinzeroth Marketing Group,
415 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL 61107. Tel 815-967-0929 ext 25.

Or contact David Brooksbank, Director of Marketing, Altra Industrial Motion,
449 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL 61080. Tel 815-389-6227.

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