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April 2005

FEATURES

Company Profile: Process Equipment Co.

From automation systems, to high-speed pulse welding, to fabricating and gear metrology, Process Equipment helps its customers surpass their manufacturing goals.

From the conference-room window at Plant One in Tipp City, Ohio, Michael van Haaren can see the doors of a weathered old garage. “That’s where it all began,” he says. “Emmert Studebaker put a single machine in the corner of that building on his family’s property in 1946, and that’s where Process Equipment Company got […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

The Brilliance of Broaching

To learn about broaching, who better to turn to than The Broach Masters? Read on to revisit the important attributes of this well-known process.

The broach process has been much-maligned in recent years due to a few myths and misconceptions. This article will try to reintroduce the validity of the process to the newcomer, but it will also give insight into the simple basics that are essential to success. It has been written in a very real and practical […]
Mark Vian

It’s All on the Surface

New materials and technologies are changing the process of surface finishing, leading to improved performance, less gear noise, and enhanced part life.

As manufacturers look to reduce cycle times, costs, and to improve the life of their products, many variables are considered in accomplishing this never-ending goal. In this article we will examine finishes applied after the manufacturing process to enhance part life, improve performance, reduce drag, improve corrosion resistance, and lessen the noise related to gears. […]
Brett Watkins

Safety Tips for Handling Industrial Lubricants

Straight from ExxonMobil, words of wisdom regarding how to keep your employees safe while handling lubricants in industrial applications.

Workplace accidents and safety incidents can be prevented. Post-accident investigations reveal that many of these mishaps could have been avoided if personnel were more fully aware of workplace hazards and applicable critical safety guidelines. Understanding basic safety precautions when working with lubricants is important for any employee working in an industrial plant, and especially gear-manufacturing […]
Andy Donlon

DEPARTMENTS

Bill Bradley: AGMATech

Where are the gear technology and industry advancements that may be needed for a bright gear industry future?

Is the gear industry on a plateau? Has the world market for gearing reached a peak? Do we need more research and development to accelerate the industry? What technology breakthroughs are needed to make the future gear power transmission a growth industry? These are among the many questions people in the gear industry continue to […]
Bill Bradley

Q&A with Mark Crombie

Technical Marketing Engineer, Klüber Lubrication North America L.P.

So tell me, was there actually a Herr Klüber? Yes, there was. Theodore Klüber was an oil manufacturer who started the company in Munich more than 70 years ago. Klüber Lubrication is now a cornerstone of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities. How about your own background, have you been with the company long? I joined Klüber nine […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Many–if not all–of the processes, equipment, and materials used in gear manufacturing can be dangerous, so be sure to use the proper safety procedures in order to keep your employees safe.

Last month’s column was on how to go about creating a safety manual. In that column I listed a large number of topics that I felt should be included in your manual. One item I neglected to cover was the fluids used in gear cutting. This month the focus of the magazine is lubrication, and […]
Terry McDonald

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.

Last month’s column examined how manufacturing tolerances and bearing clearance affect gear misalignment. Now let’s take a look at how deflections under load affect misalignment.

The parameters that usually have to be examined are bearing deflections, shaft deflections, pinion torsional windup, housing deflections, and external forces on the input and output shafts. In this column we're only going to address the first three. We will use the same example as last month. Our example is the third reduction mesh of […]
Andy Milburn P.E.

NEWS

INDEX to Demonstrate New Equipment at PMTS Show

INDEX Corporation will demonstrate its innovative MS52 six-spindle CNC Bar/Chucker with 52mm/2-inch bar capacity and 100mm/4-inch chuck capacity machine at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) in Columbus, Ohio, May 3-5, booth #700. The machine on exhibit is configured as a chucker (MS52C), and is equipped with a high-speed heavy-duty Staubli robot for automated part […]
April 1, 2005

GBI Cincinnati and TechSolve Join Forces at Eastec

International machine tool distributor GBI Cincinnati and the machining part cost reduction experts TechSolve have announced that they are combining their expertise to provide a practical machining demonstration at Eastec 2005, which will be held May 24-26 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Working on a new Cincinnati Lamb V.CNC 500 provided by GBI Cincinnati, engineers from […]
April 1, 2005

Sunnen SV-200 Vertical Honing System Features Precision Stroking

The SV-200 Vertical Honing System, from St. Louis-based Sunnen Products Company, features a new tool stroking system that delivers exceptional control and higher accuracy in bore size and finish. Sunnen’s new stroker design for the SV-200 delivers a consistent crosshatch pattern throughout the entire bore length. This design allows the machine to dwell in any […]
April 1, 2005

Hexagon Metrology and Brown & Sharpe Announce New North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility

Hexagon Metrology North America and parent company Hexagon AB of Sweden have announced their recent acceptance of an offer by the state of Connecticut to support the relocation of Hexagon Metrology and Brown & Sharpe’s North American headquarters to North Stonington, Connecticut. The acceptance is conditional upon Hexagon obtaining municipal planning, zoning, and tax abatement […]
April 1, 2005

New Sales Manager named at Bijur Lubrication Group

Bijur® Lubrication Group, a leading global manufacturer of centralized lubrication systems and components, has announced the appointment of Lee McGillivray as North America sales manager. McGillivray will be responsible for all sales-related functions in the United States, Canadan and Mexico for all brands in the Bijur Lubrication Group. "I am excited to become a part […]
April 1, 2005

Inductotherm Announces Personnel Changes

Inductotherm Group–headquartered in Rancocas, New Jersey–has appointed Douglas R. Brown as president of its forging division. Brown is based out of Inductoheat, Inc., the group’s Madison Heights, Michigan, office. His new responsibilities include the global sales, marketing, and manufacture of induction heating for forging products, including the group’s new InductoForge line of billet heaters. Brown […]
April 1, 2005

Preco Laser Systems Makes New Appointments

Preco Laser Systems, LLC, a leader in materials processing, has named D. Mark Douglass, Ph.D., as senior applications development engineer. The expansion of Preco Laser Systems’ (PLS) Laser Application’s Lab further strengthens the company’s ability to meet the needs of its customers. Douglass’s comprehensive knowledge of laser material processing will greatly enhance this effort and […]
April 1, 2005

Detroit Precision Hommel to Demonstrate at Quality Expo

The leader in optical shaft measurementã Detroit Precision Hommelãwill demonstrate its Opticline noncontact CNC shaft gaging system at Quality Expo, to be held April 19-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The system measures form, dimensional, and positional tolerances of shaft-type parts in submicron detail, recording results instantly. The fully flexible […]
April 1, 2005

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