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August 2006

FEATURES

Company Profile: Drake Manufacturing

From its earliest days this company has placed a premium on designing machines that are versatile, dependable, and backed by a commitment to service. The tradition continues.

There was a time in and around Warren, Ohio, when the most welcome sight a manufacturer experiencing difficulties with a machine could see was a truck rolling through the gates with a magnetic sign on the door reading “Drake Roving Retrofitters.” “Our motto was ‘You Crash, We Dash,’” says Jim Vosmik, president of Drake Manufacturing, […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Harnessing the Horsepower Thief

To achieve a reduction of parasitic friction in automotive gearbox and drive-train components, consider the benefits of the Isotropic Superfinish process.

Microscopic examination of the traditionally ground tooth surfaces of automotive transmission gears reveals a micro-roughness and unidirectional pattern corresponding to the direction of the gear tooth grinding operation. This unidirectional grind pattern degrades the performance of the gear by acting as a parasitic, friction-inducing surface. Engine horsepower is lost in the inefficient transfer of power […]
William P. Nebiolo

Engineered Systems for Forging Operations

Forging is a diverse industry, and Seco has a number of different furnaces, atmosphere generating systems, and quenching systems to accommodate its many needs; not only in producing the forging product itself, but in the manufacture of dies to accomplish the forging process.Our operating philosophy is built on teamwork, and we are divided into four […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

A History of Excellence: IMTS

Take a moment in advance of this year's show to look back over the history and evolution of this prestigious manufacturing showcase.

The first National Machine Tool Builders’ Exposition was held September 19-23, 1927, in the Cleveland Auditorium. The show occupied 63,000 square feet and attendance topped 12,000. Many of the machines shown were entirely new and many others embodied new features. The show required more power than any single industry exposition ever held anywhere before. A […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Evolution through Innovation

Nachi Fujikoshi is developing new technologies, designing new machines, and opening new facilities—all directed toward helping you retain your competitive edge.

Its name has multiple meanings, having to do with such tenets as self sufficiency and entrepreneurial will. Founded by Kohki Imura in Toyama, Japan, the Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation has exemplified these traits for the past 78 years. With dozens of locations found literally around the globe, the company’s U.S. operations have undergone streamlining and expansion […]
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DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Regularly scheduled safety meetings are an important means of keeping everyone aware of the company's policies, and also of gathering information from the front lines in the ongoing battle against injuries.

Regularly scheduled safety meetings are an important means of keeping everyone aware of the companyís policies, and also of gathering information from the front lines in the ongoing battle against injuries. Are you planning on attending IMTS? Are you sending your key personnel? Are you looking to buy? These are all questions that, as employers, […]
Terry McDonald

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

The first in a two-part installment will help you gain an understanding of worm and work wheel materials and how they can improve your process.

Popular practice is to mill the worm, heat treat, finish grind and, for best results, polish. Material for the worm requires a hard, smooth surface in combination with a high core strength. In general the harder the worm, the higher its rating. Lapping will not improve spacing or helix errors, and it can have a […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with David Jones

Precision Workholding Manager, Emuge Corporation

GS: I’m curious about the company’s name, what is its origin? DJ:The company was founded in Germany about 80 years ago by Richard Glimpel—whose family still owns it—and Otto Moschkau, so the name actually stands for the combination of the founder’s last names, or “eM und Ge,” with a hard “G.” A lot of people […]
Kevin Chou, Raymond G. Thompson, Jianwen Hu

NEWS

DMTG Rolls Out Broad Product Line at IMTS

Dalian Machine Tool Group (DMTG) will introduce a broad line of productive, highly economical CNC lathes and vertical and horizontal machining centers at IMTS. DMTG machines on display from its rapidly growing array of products include CNC lathes designed for high rigidity, efficiency and reliability, easy operation, and highly affordable pricing. The new VDL-1000 Vertical […]
August 1, 2006

New Grinding/Machining Center from INDEX

At IMTS Booth A-8358 INDEX will introduce its new V160 vertical grinding and machining center which incorporates ID/OD grinding, auto loading, and rough machining (hard turning) with automatic in-machine wheel dressing and in-process gauging, permitting the production of high precision parts complete in a single chucking. The highly efficient and affordable system is capable of […]
August 1, 2006

New Products from Kinefac

Kinefac introduces its new Robo Roller flexible, quick changeover, automated production system for rolling threads, knurls, worms and other forms on bolts, shafts, and similar parts integrating a Fanuc robot with the new KinefacÆ MC-15 FI [CNC] Kine-Roller®. This enables the Robo-Roller user to provide automated rolling from a pallet systemóas will be shown at […]
August 1, 2006

Mitutoyo America Honored with Ford’s 2005 World Excellence Award

Mitutoyo America Corporation announced it has received a Ford Motor Company World Excellence Award. The award was one of sixty World Excellence Awards presented to Fordís top global suppliers for their performance in 2005. Tsuyoshi Yamamura, president, Mitutoyo America Corp., accepted the award in a ceremony held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, […]
August 1, 2006

Philadelphia Gear Names Zirkle New Turnkey Project Manager

Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation—a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions—have announced the hiring of Charles L. Zirkle as the company’s new on-site technical services project manager. Zirkle comes to Philadelphia Gear after 34 years in various capacities of increasing responsibility with Horsburgh & Scott Company. For the last five years of his […]
August 1, 2006

Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Wind Turbine Gearboxes New from SKF

New SKF® high–capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been uniquely engineered to promote longer gearbox service life and optimized performance. Their innovative cage design and other special features offer enhanced reliability compared with conventional bearing types for such applications. These bearings can accommodate up to three more rollers (depending on dimension series […]
August 1, 2006

Expanded Range of Servo Reducers from ATLANTA Drive Systems

ATLANTA Drive Systems, Inc., will introduce their expanded range of Servo Worm Reducers, now offering four levels of precision to meet any application requirements, in Booth B-6351 during IMTS 2006. Building on the popular High-Precision (HP) Servo-Worm Reducer product, Atlanta has added a High Torque, Economy, and Basic version to complete the range. The High […]
August 1, 2006

Alfing Introduces Light Metal Parts Machining Concept

At IMTS Booth A-8462, Alfing will premier its new AL-series multi-spindle five-axis machining center concept designed especially for machining complex, light metal parts in medium to high volumes. The AL 204 is the leading machine in the series, with four individually driven box spindles arranged for HSK 63 tooling with separate anti-friction ways. The major […]
August 1, 2006

Bore-Rx Internal Deburring Brushes from Weiler

Weiler Corporation, the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for the manufacturing industry, will be exhibiting the Bore-Rx™ line of internal deburring brushes at IMTS booth #B-7226. Designed to increase productivity of in-machine deburring in CNC machining centers, the Bore-Rx brushes easily remove all burrs found at intersecting holes and other internal edges […]
August 1, 2006

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