Candy Mfg. Co., Inc., a provider of innovative rotary motion control products for the printing, packaging and converting industries, celebrates its 50th Anniversary August 29, 2010. For the past 50 years, Candy’s mechanical rotary motion control products have allowed manufacturers on-the-fly position and timing control adjustment resulting in improved process accuracy, higher quality, and reduced downtime and waste.
In 1960, Robert Hendershot founded Candy Manufacturing Company and invented its first product, the Phase Variator. The Phase Variator is a timing mechanism that adjusts the position of various machine components while running. Bob devoted his lifetime to developing timing and positioning devices to improve basic factory production processes, freeing up workers to move to more challenging and creative tasks. He had two dozen patents to his credit for the design of new products and improvements to old processes.
Candy began out of Hendershot’s Evanston, Ill., home, and has operated from its current 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Niles, Ill., for the past 15 years. When Bob Hendershot died in 2006, the company remained family-owned and operated: Bob’s daughter Sarah Hendershot is Candy’s president and his son Kennedy Hendershot is Candy’s vice president.
Candy’s newest product offering, Couplink, features a complete line of competitively priced, zero-backlash, flexible-shaft couplings designed for high-speed automation applications. Couplink represents one of the most complete lines of precision couplings in the market including Bellow, Beam, Jaw, Disc and Oldham type couplings; all available in a variety of attachment configurations. Another recent addition to Candy’s product line is the Accu-Gear, a full line of precision planetary servo reducers. The Accu-Gear features low backlash in-line and right-angle gearboxes available in 21 sizes with ratios from 3:1 to 200:1.
Candy Manufacturing Company, Inc.
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