Home
Archives October 2006

Archives

October 2006

FEATURES

Company Profile: The SKF Group

At the turn of the last century, drawings on an engineer's sketchpad led to the founding of an industrial giant.

In the early 1900s the maintenance engineer at a textile plant in Göteborg, Sweden, found himself puzzling over a problem. The land on which the facility was built had a tendency to shift due to weather conditions, which was affecting the rigidity of the central drives that powered the plant’s machinery—wreaking havoc on its bearings, […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

The Electrolytic Edge for Fine Finishing

Electrolytic machining is characterized by fast metal removal and the ability to focus on the edges or surfaces to be finished. Learn more about this fascinating process.

The application of electrolytic metal removal technology to medium through high volume production in automotive, aerospace, medical, computer, and other markets has continued to expand as advancements are made in the technology. The process is characterized by very fast metal removal rates and the ability to focus the process on only those edges or surfaces […]
Donald G. Risko

Rolling Contact Fatigue of Surface Densified PM Gears

A better understanding of fatigue factors in powder-metal parts—along with the tests used to determine them—will result in stronger, more-dependable gears.

Surface densification provides the opportunity for PM technology to advance into the manufacture of highly stressed product groups, such as automotive transmission gears. A key durability design requirement for such applications is the determination of allowable operating stresses for gear tooth rolling contact fatigue. The paper shows that rolling contact fatigue performance is defined by […]
Roger Lawcock

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Local junior colleges may represent a valuable resource when it comes to obtaining safety training for your employees, along with a wealth of additional educational opportunities related to the workplace.

Well, IMTS 2006 is now behind us. I sincerely hope that you all had a good experience at the show, and I really hope that you took the time to review the safety aspects of the equipment that interested you. If you did, I hope that you were impressed with the care and concern that […]
Terry McDonald

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

Gear capacities have improved dramatically over the years, so it's that much more important to learn about lubrication and especially heat dissipation.

Over the past 100 years there has been a remarkable improvement in gear capacities. This increase in the density of a power transmission unit has been brought about by improved materials and machining precision. This phenomena is very evident in enclosed gear drives. In 1903 a David Brown worm gear unit on 14" centers transmitted […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with Jim Raptes

Custom Sales Manager, DECO Products

GS: Give us a little background on the company.JR:DECO Products has been in business since 1960, and we’re based in Decorah, Iowa. I’ve been with the company for the past 12 years. We have 325 employees, more than 151,000 square feet of manufacturing space, and our core business involves producing precision zinc die castings, applying […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

SKF Acquires Precision Balancing & Analyzing

SKF USA, Inc., which is based in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, has acquired Precision Balancing & Analyzing (PB&A), a spindle repair and upgrade company located in Mentor, Ohio. PB&A has annual sales of $7 million, 40 employees, and an additional facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition broadens SKF’s global presence in spindle repair and related capabilities by […]
December 1, 2006

Kapp Technologies Names New Vice President of Sales

Bill Miller will oversee the sales and marketing departments as vice president of sales for the North American operations of the Kapp Group at Kapp Technologies in Boulder, Colorado, as of September 1, 2006. Miller, 51, worked from 1981 to 1995 with American Pfauter and was involved in the service, training, applications engineering, and sales […]
October 1, 2006

R.P. Revives Gould & Eberhardt Line

As the result of a recent order, R.P. Machine Enterprises, Inc.—which purchased Gould & Eberhardt in 2005—is pleased to announce that new G&E machines are entering the gear-manufacturing marketplace for the first time in six years. Three hobber/gashers have been ordered by a major supplier of gears for wind-turbine applications, according to Rich Piselli, founder […]
October 1, 2006

Philadelphia Gear Releases New White Paper on Acoustics

Officials of Philadelphia Gear announce the availability of a new white paper titled “Acoustic Properties of Industrial Machinery: Design techniques to minimize gear drive radiated noise.” The document is written to help manufacturers manage equipment-generated noise in the workplace. The paper—which will appear in the December issue of Gear Solutions magazine—covers five aspects of unwanted […]
October 1, 2006

Congressman Visits Cincinnati Machine

Cincinnati Machine recently hosted Congressman Geoff Davis at its Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hebron, Kentucky. The purpose of the visit was to provide a manufacturing technology update and global industry overview. Cincinnati Machine—a pioneer and long time industry leader in machine tool products, technologies, and services—featured a wide variety of standard and specialized machine […]
October 1, 2006

Chick Announces Product Sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing

Chick Workholding Solutions has announced their product sponsorship of the Richard Childress Racing team. Chick and RCR joined together as teammates in their shared pursuit of speed, efficiency, and innovation. RCR holds an undisputed NASCAR legacy, and it continues this tradition by making quality engines for its own teams, as well as others on the […]
October 1, 2006

Omegasonics Introduces Omega Pro X2

In a recent press release Omegasonics introduced the Omega Pro X2, a portable two-stage ultrasonic cleaning system. The new dual-stage washers are designed for customer applications demanding an immediate hot water rinse. The multi-stage console cleans a wide variety of precision parts and industrial components in a compact, space-saving design. The Omega Pro X2 comprises […]
October 1, 2006

Boeing Selects Honeywell Engines for CSAR-X Program

The Boeing Company has selected Honeywell T55-GA-714A turbo shaft engines to power the HH-47 helicopter proposed for the U.S. Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) program. “The Combat Search and Rescue program is an important initiative to flight crews and service people around the world,” says Mike Tkach, vice president of Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. […]
October 1, 2006

Bearing 2006 in Shanghai Next Month

Members of the bearing world will be heading toward the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre for Bearing 2006 on November 28 through December 1 to demonstrate their strengths and specialities to industrialists of different sectors. With an exhibition area of 35,000 square meters, Bearing 2006 is the largest bearing show in the world—a meeting […]
October 1, 2006

Weiler Offers In-house Applications Lab with CNC Machining Center

Weiler Corporation—the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for cleaning, finishing, and deburring applications—offers its customers an in-house application lab with CNC machining center. This service is aligned with Weiler’s “solution-providing” philosophy and exceptional customer support. If a problem is too complex to be solved over the phone, customers can send component parts […]
October 1, 2006

SKF Acquires Precision Balancing & Analyzing

SKF USA, Inc., which is based in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, has acquired Precision Balancing & Analyzing (PB&A), a spindle repair and upgrade company located in Mentor, Ohio. PB&A has annual sales of $7 million, 40 employees, and an additional facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition broadens SKF’s global presence in spindle repair and related capabilities by […]
October 1, 2006

X