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Archives April 2003


April 2003


Company Profile: Carnes-Miller Gear

Three solid decades of growth and accomplishment.

When Dan Tweed, Jr., left the Army in 1988 to join his father at the helm of Carnes-Miller Gear, he found a company that was rock-solid at its core, but in dire need of a few technological upgrades. “We only had one computer when I got here,” he recalls, “and all it was used for […]
Russ Willcutt

High Performance Gear Cuts a Path to Stronger Bevel Gears

A time-proven process produces powerful bevel gears.

Faced with ever-increasing horsepower and torque requirements, in conjunction with size constraints, High Performance Gear (HPG) began investigating ways to maximize the capacity of transaxle designs while maintaining the original gearbox castings. This led to the conclusion that the gears used would need to be stronger, not larger. An area of particular interest to HPG […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Manufacturing Single-Envelope Worm Gears

Examining the methods behind superior manufacturing.

First, the basics. Worm gear sets are used to transmit power between non-parallel, non-intersecting shafts, usually having a shaft angle of 90 degrees, and consist of a worm and the mating member, referred to as a worm wheel or worm gear. The worm has teeth wrapped around a cylinder, similar to a screw thread. Worm […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Even with pressing production schedules and pending delivery dates, safety should never become a secondary concern.

“To begin with, kill all the lawyers.” This paraphrase from Shakespeare is apropos, to some extent, in our industry. All of us have experienced the rising costs of insurance, both health and the various policies necessary to run a business. Much of this rise in cost is due to the various settlements and court costs […]
Terry McDonald

Kurt Medert: Gear Expo 2003

Celebrating a decade of the industry’s premier event.

In just six months, Gear Expo 2003 will be held in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is a new venue for the show, and it’s ideally suited to host the event. It is geographically and economically desirable, and it is known for its ability to attract exhibitors and visitors alike to shows held in its state-of-the-art Convention […]
Kurt Medert


Automation Tooling Systems Acquires Micro Precision Plastics

On February 3, 2003, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., of Cambridge, Ontario, acquired a leading micro-precision plastic injection moulding company to add to the industry-leading capabilities of its Precision Components Group. The acquisition of Micro Precision Plastics (MPP)ãfor total consideration of $8.6 million, including assumed debtãis now finalized. MPP is a fast-growing, profitable, privately-held company […]
April 1, 2003

Bodine Electric Creates New Division

Bodine Electric Company is proud to announce the creation of a new business endeavor, Bodine Gear Manufacturing division (BGM). For 97 years, Bodine Electric Company has been making precision fine and medium pitch gearing components for its Gearmotor product line. Three years ago, Bodine decided to take advantage of this core competency by creating a […]
April 1, 2003

Cloyes Gear and Products Acquires Dynagear® Timing Component Business

Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc., announces that it has acquired the assets of Dynagear, Inc.’s, timing component business. Headquartered in Paris, Arkansas, Cloyes Gear is an OEM and aftermarket manufacturer of automotive engine timing components and related products. Dynagear Timing is based in Downers Grove, Illinois, and is an aftermarket manufacturer of automotive timing components. […]
April 1, 2003

Gleason Introduces New 400GX Threaded Wheel Grinder

In a release dated January 20, 2003, Gleason announced it has significantly improved the opportunities for finish grinding high precision gears with its new 400GX Threaded Wheel Grinder. The Gleason 400GX meets the need for fast, economical finish grinding of the highest quality gears for aerospace and other precision applications up to 400 mm diameter, […]
April 1, 2003

Nye Introduces New Family of Damping Greases

The Fluorocarbon Gel 868 series by Nye Lubricants, Inc., is a new family of PTFE-thickened damping greases designed for high-shear, metal-on-metal components that have to operate smoothly and quietly for extended periods. Damping greases are specialty lubricants. They reduce wear and seal out dust and moisture like traditional greases, but their primary function is to […]
April 1, 2003

Royal Purple Develops New EP Grease for Industrial Gear Boxes

High-performance lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple, of Porter, Texas, has developed the new Thermax® Semi-Fluid Greaseãan ultra-tough, aluminum complex, EP grease designed to lubricate industrial gear boxes that require the use of semi-fluid grease. It has the fluidity to pour like oil from the container while having enough "body" at operating temperature to resist channeling or […]
April 1, 2003

Schafer Gear Works Acquires Chicago Company

Announced on February 14, 2003, Schafer Gear Works, of South Bend, Indiana, has acquired Chicago Gear Works of Cicero, Illinois, according to Bipin Doshi, president. "With the growing trend of consolidation and demand for more services from manufacturers, this acquisition expands our ability to service all major customer gear requirements," says Doshi. Chicago Gear Works […]
April 1, 2003