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April 2008

FEATURES

Company Profile: Dayton Machine Tool Company

Founded half a century ago, and with a global customer base, this company draws strength from its past with an eye constantly trained toward the future.

Since it was founded more than 50 years ago, Dayton Machine Tool—located in the Ohio city from which it takes its name—has steadily grown into one of the premier machine tool modernization companies in the country. Its physical footprint alone makes a powerful statement, according to Rich Alden, the company’s COO. "We have nearly 45,000 […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Supplier Relationships Speed Gearbox Delivery

Stober Drives’ three-day turnaround on its gearboxes meets customers’ need for speed, made possible–in part–by a close relationship with bearing supplier SKF.

At Stober Drives, customer orders are filled in the fast lane. The company turns around more than 93 percent of requests for its MGS™ (Modular Gear System) gearboxes in just three days, compared with industry averages that usually range from one to six weeks. And while that’s quick, consider what happens with emergency orders. Customers […]
Bob Giuliano

Stress in Diamond-Coated Cutting Tools

Diamond coatings make cutting tools more effective, but only if the layer remains intact. Read on to learn about how machining stress can lead to delamination, and failure.

Diamond coatings have been increasingly used in cutting-tool applications. Coating delamination is the major tool failure mode and occurs due to deposition-induced residual stresses and thermo-mechanical loading in machining. This study applies finite element analysis to investigate stress distributions—with a focus on the edge radius—in diamond coating tools considering depositions and machining. After depositions the […]
Kevin Chou, Raymond G. Thompson, Jianwen Hu

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

It may seem counterintuitive, but it is possible to go too far when seeking to provide the proper safety devices for your employees. Use common sense, and don't rely on a "blanket policy" when determining need.

Is it possible to have too much safety in our workplaces? The right question might be, Is it even reasonable to consider such a thought? Of course not, if your definition is the same one that most of us understand. However, there are a couple of circumstances that may cause some of us to rethink […]
Terry McDonald

Case depth can be considered the foundation for tooth strength

Case depth can be seen as the foundation for tooth strength. In this installment the author discusses how it can be achieved, and then measured, helping avoid tooth-tip breakage.

Specifications for carburized gearing of necessity pay attention to the required surface hardness. Not to be ignored, due to equal importance, is the case depth. This depth is defined in several ways that include effective case depth, etched case depth, total case depth, and the depth to 0.40 carbon. For the most part gear standards […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with Robert Sakuta

President of Tifco Gage & Gear

You’re also president of Delta Research. When did you purchase Tifco, and why? Delta was founded in 1952, and over the years its main focus has been on manufacturing gearboxes and prototyping transmissions. We produced great gearboxes, carriers, and other transmission prototypes, but had to outsource our gear work back then. Now Delta can complete […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

ANCA’s evolution of the successful RX7 CNC tool and cutter grinder

ANCA’s latest evolution of the successful RX7 CNC tool and cutter grinder, the RX7SP, is specifically designed for grinding cutting tools with diameters down to 0.5 mm. The RX7SP is the product of an extensive R&D program conducted to resolve several challenges related to grinding small tools and will provide users the ability to expand […]
April 3, 2008

Drakes MINI External Thread Grinder Now with New Options

Equipped for production thread grinding of parts from 1mm to 10mm diameter by up to 100mm long, Drake’s new GS:TEM “MINI” Thread Grinder is designed for higher volume, precision threaded parts manufacturers in the cutting tool, automotive, aerospace, thread gage, and medical equipment industries.The Drake MINI is now available with linear motor or ball screw […]
April 3, 2008

INDEX has appointed Jeffrey Reinert as CEO according to management

INDEX has appointed Jeffrey Reinert as CEO as of February 10, 2008, according to management at INDEX-Werke, Esslingen, Germany. The previous CEO, Olaf Tessarzyk, has left the company. INDEX thanked him for an excellent job with INDEX Corporation in Noblesville, Indiana.Reinert has more than 20 years’ experience in the machine tool industry and sold INDEX […]
April 3, 2008

ABM Drives, Inc., widens the options for pallet truck OEMs

ABM Drives, Inc., widens the options for pallet truck OEMs with new, modular-design, wide-wheel bevel gear drives. The innovative TDB254WR drives bring greater compactness, stability, efficiencies, and design flexibility to traction drives for pallet, reach, narrow aisle, and stand-up trucks, AGVs, sweepers, and scrubbers. Special gearing allows for the industry’s tightest swing radius—just 7"/175mm—for wide […]
April 3, 2008

Lubrication and Tribology Courses Available at STLE Annual Meeting

Best lubrication practices can reduce costs by reducing energy use, extending the life of equipment, and helping to prevent equipment failures. Rocking, shaking, and frequently malfunctioning equipment are often indicators of less than ideal lubrication. Help your constituents by telling them about the real financial benefits of best lubrication practices.A recent article in the society’s […]
April 3, 2008

Ultrasonic Cleaning Models with Superior Features from ALMCO

An easy-to-operate, high-frequency ultrasonic cleaning machine with an agitated immersion feature that provides even greater cleaning power has been introduced by ALMCO, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal parts washers and dryers. Two heavy-duty models of the new machine move a load of parts through 60 vertical four-inch strokes per minute while ultrasonic energy and […]
April 3, 2008

E-learning Initiative by The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF)

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), a trade association for the international metal powder producing and consuming industries, has just announced the launch of its long-awaited e-learning program. The online courses on various aspects of powder metallurgy (PM), available through the Web to anyone with a computer, are designed to help companies involved in any […]
April 3, 2008

Selas Heat Technology Completes Capital Projects

Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC has announced the completion of two major projects at its Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, headquarters that were initiated to improve deliveries of many of the company’s high-demand thermal processing components. The first of these is a new kiln, completed in December, 2007, which is expected to add significant capacity to the existing […]
April 3, 2008

Sunnen to Show at EASTEC they will be demonstrated honing

Sunnen’s new SV-1000 vertical CNC honing machine series is based on an innovative modular design, engineered to scale up from a single-spindle machine to a fully automated multi-spindle unit for ultra-precise bore sizing and finishing. Designed for part diameters of 3-65 mm (0.120-2.56"), SV-1000 series machines can size bores to accuracies of 0.25 µm (0.00001"). […]
April 3, 2008

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