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Archives May 2003


May 2003


Company Profile: Havlik International Machinery

From its beginnings in Prague more than a century ago, Havlik International has grown beyond its founder’s wildest dreams—while maintaining a connection to its home country.

The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in the Havlik family–generations deep, in fact, according to John Havlik, Jr. “My great-great grandfather was a blacksmith, and my great-grandfather, Jan Havlik, started out making printing machines in Prague in the late 1800s,” he says. “Then he realized he could save money by manufacturing the gears he needed himself, […]
Russ Willcutt

Material Benefits at 300 Below

It’s no longer a secret that cryogenic processing adds longer wear life and increased durability to gears, tools, and components.

For decades, cryogenic treatment has been one of metalworking’s best-kept secrets. It has become mainstream in recent years, and it is now providing consistent solutions for many areas of industry. Cryogenic processing adds longer wear life and increased durability to gears, tools, and components. Cryogenically treated tools are used to improve machining efficiencies. As a […]
John Koucky

The Simultaneous Dual Frequency Method of Inductive Gear Hardening

Once thought impossible, this new technology blends medium and high frequencies to create a new induction heating technique.

Inductive surface hardening is an attempt to harden only the surface of a structure without affecting the inner portions of the part so that internal tensile stresses are avoided. This is particularly important when it applies to gears. The tooth and root portions of the part must be surface-hardened in order to provide resistance to […]
Wolfgang Schwenk


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Workplace safety doesn’t have to take a lot of time, energy, or money, just an awareness of the importance of education and attitude.

This column is dedicated to safety in the gear-cutting industry, and while safety is of the utmost importance, it is typically a very boring and time-consuming topic. We’ve all seen piles of literature on safety, and our usual reaction is “everybody knows that,” or “do these people think I am made of money?” This column […]
Terry McDonald


Gleason Introduces New Phoenix II 275G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine

Gleason’s latest addition to the Phoenix® II product line is an advanced bevel gear grinding machine that utilizes the revolutionary monolithic column design. This concept reduces floor space and significantly reduces cycle times. The Phoenix II 275G accommodates gears with up to a 275mm pitch diameter, but with a machine footprint that measures just 2.3 […]
May 1, 2003

ATS Awarded $Multi-Million Automation Systems Project

In a release dated Feb. 19, 2003, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., announced that it has been awarded orders valued at $11.6 million Canadian, or $7.7 million U.S., from a major, multinational, computer-electronics company. The orders are for the supply of two identical automated production systems and for field upgrades on a number of similar […]
May 1, 2003

Textron Provides Light Relief for Zambia School

A school in Zambia has quite literally "seen the light," thanks to the efforts of Textron Power Transmission gearbox distributor Texam Ltd. of Lisburn, County Antrim. Texam design engineer David Allen was approached by a friend who had heard about power supply problems at the Sakeji School at Mwilunga in North West Province, Zambia. The […]
May 1, 2003

Falk Acquires Orange Peel Rotating Shaft Guards

In December, the Falk Corporation acquired Orange Peel Rotating Shaft Guards, of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, to improve its ability to supply complete coupling and drive-system solutions. Falk is a leading worldwide supplier of industrial power-transmission components and drive systems. Customers can now buy both the flexible coupling and guard from one source, saving both time and […]
May 1, 2003

Brevini Group S.P.A. Acquires Aron S.P.A.

Brevini Group S.p.A., a holding of Brevini Group, has successfully concluded an operation they hope will have great impact on the industrial sector. After its subsidiary, Brevini Riduttori S.p.A. — a designer and manufacturer of planetary reduction gear units — acquired PIV Drives GmbH in Germany at the start of 2002, another of the companies […]
May 1, 2003

Ohio State Offers Gear Noise Courses

The Ohio State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering will be offering both basic and advanced gear noise short courses in September. Both courses will be held at the university, and a brief description of each is as follows:Basic Gear Noise Short Course Sept.10-12, 2003 Cost: $1,300 This course has been offered for more than 20 […]
May 1, 2003

Gear Consulting Group Holds AGMA Training Course

In conjunction with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), the Gear Consulting Group is pleased to announce a three-day training course to be held June 23-25, 2003, at the Star-SU America facility in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The class will cost $750 per person, and AGMA certificates will be awarded to all attendees on completion of […]
May 1, 2003