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December 2008

FEATURES

Company Profile: Roto-Flo

Responsible for developing the cold form rolling process, this company has updated and revamped the equipment's design, outfitting it with all the latest CNC technologies.

In 1946 George Simon, Sr., launched U.S. Equipment Company in Detroit with the purpose of buying, refurbishing, and selling used tool room and production equipment. In that same city, and at about the same time, the Michigan Tool Company was developing the cold form rolling process, choosing Roto-Flo as the name for the machines it […]
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The Next Frontier in Gear Testing

Kleiss Gears has been at the forefront of R&D efforts improving the attributes of polymer gearing, including testing methods to insure tight tolerances and maximum repeatability.

Having pioneered the science of polymer gearing, Kleiss Gears continues to focus on improving the state of the art. In past articles we have explored the science of measurement. Here we will discuss the next frontier: extraordinarily accurate polymer gear testing. Where design defines the theoretical, and measurement defines tolerance of shape, testing puts a […]
Douglas Felsenthal

Predicting Hypoidcontact Conditions

In this article experts from Romax Technology outline a numerical simulation method that allows for the prediction of standard misalignment parameters in hypoid gear sets.

Problems are often encountered in the design of automotive drive axles, since hypoid gear sets are very sensitive to the precise contact conditions. Assembling test rigs is expensive and time consuming, while Finite Element Analysis of the complete system can be problematic due to non-linear contact. This paper describes a numerical simulation method to predict […]
Mike Douglas, David Palmer, Ph.D, Barry James

The Power of Pulsed Plasma

An experienced metallurgist makes the case for a finishing process that is clean, controllable, precise, and reduces the risk of distortion and surface growth.

There has been much discussion regarding the surface treatment of gear power transmission systems using the nitriding process. Much of the past discussions have centered on the suitability of the process results because of the potential for high surface hardness results and the impact value of the nitrided surface. This presentation will discuss: • Materials […]
David Pye

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

In a past column the author advocated keeping a first aid kit on site, and tailoring its contents to your needs. Still, there are basic supplies that should be on hand. Here are some ideas you might find helpful.

I read an article recently discussing guns in the workplace. Now, I don’t know about you, but the very idea of such a thing made my blood run cold. It seems that the more we progress toward making the workplace a safer environment for all of us, the more some groups seem to want to […]
Terry McDonald

This conclusion of a two-part series on Hertzian fatigue modes discusses spalling and macropitting, including real-world examples

Pits form from wear, electric erosion, chemical attack, thermal damage, or porosity that arises during material casting or processing. Grinding burns always lead to a reduction in fatigue life and pitting. In Failure Analysis for Hertz Contact Machine Elements Tallian states that spalling, pitting, or flaking are used indiscriminately in tribological literature for contact fatigue. […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with Bret Viant

Powder Metal Group Manager Lovejoy Sintered Solutions, LLC

Tell us about your background, and how you came to join Lovejoy. I was in the Army, and once I’d gotten out I needed a job, so I accepted a position with a PM parts manufacturer while I was working toward my degree in mechanical engineering at Northern Illinois University. I ended up staying with […]
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NEWS

New Technologies at Lovejoy Sintered Solutions

Lovejoy, Inc.—the international leader in the power transmission marketplace—is pleased to announce several new advances in its Lovejoy Sintered Solutions (LSS) powder metal division. The new technologies include two new presses, a new “green machining” process, and two brand new tools: the CNC lathe, and the vertical machining center.“There are many exciting things in the […]
December 4, 2008

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Unveils New Gear Cutting Machines

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), unveiled two newly developed “dry-cut” type gear cutting machines at the 24th Japan International Machine Tool Fair, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight recently. The SE15A, which can process workpieces up to 150 millimeters in outside diameter, will be added to the company’s SE series of dry-cut gear shaping […]
December 4, 2008

ABB Announces Automation & Power World ’09 Conference & Exhibit.

ABB has combined its two popular North American customer conferences into one single, unique event. ABB Automation & Power World will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, March 24-26, 2009. The new event merges the established ABB Automation World and ABB Power World customer conferences into one comprehensive users conference […]
December 4, 2008

ALMCO Joins Kleentec to Provide Finishing, Cleaning Equipment

Two companies whose high-quality product lines address the metal parts deburring, finishing, and cleaning equipment requirements of industrial users worldwide have been joined under the same corporate name: ALMCO KleenTec, Inc. The formerly independent firms carrying those names are owned by Innovance, a holding company based in Minnesota, where offices and manufacturing facilities of ALMCO and […]
December 4, 2008

PECo Names Lay new Director of Sales & Marketing

Process Equipment Company (PECo) Metrology Systems Division announces the hire of a new director of sales & marketing, Jeffrey L. Lay, who will lead the Next Dimension gear measurement systems sales efforts. “Jeff, will be a tremendous asset to PECo due to his sales experience within the gear industry,” says Brian Slone, PECo’s business unit […]
December 4, 2008

Tyrolit Announces New Positions in North America

Tyrolit, Inc., announces that Chip Storie has been hired as president and CEO of the North American division. He was named as the new CEO on August 15th, 2008. A Cincinnati native, he was previously employed by Cincinnati Machine, where he served as vice president and general manager of its advanced systems business. In that […]
December 4, 2008

Toyoda Expands VMC Line

Following the introduction of its second generation of VMCs, Toyoda Machinery is excited to announce the product line’s expansion, which includes two new larger-footprint machines. The FV Series is designed for better performance and reliability, while the longer Y- and Z-travel of the new FV1480 and FV1680 suit the manufacturing needs of large-part industries such […]
December 4, 2008

Schafer Gear Announces Promotion

Schafer Gear has appointed Robert Doshi as operations manager of its South Bend production facility. In this role his primary responsibility will be to monitor and improve operations in the following areas: production, quality, material flow, customer relations, and human resources. He had previously been Schafer’s production manager.Prior to joining Shafer Gear, Doshi was employed […]
December 4, 2008

AGMA Fall Technical Meeting 2009: Call for Papers

Planning is already underway for the 2009 Fall Technical Meeting, to be held September 13-15 in Indianapolis. The timing of next year’s FTM will present a unique opportunity as it will be held in conjunction with both the AGMA Gear Expo and ASM’s Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition. Attendees from all over the world […]
December 3, 2008

Overton Gear Acquires Chicago Gear

Overton Gear Corporation is pleased to announce the purchase of Chicago Gear – D.O. James Corporation. The combination of these two companies will result in one of the largest full-service gear and gearbox suppliers in the world.Chicago Gear – D.O. James is a combination of two gear companies that date back over 120 years. D.O. […]
December 3, 2008

New President at Nixon Gear

Nixon Gear—a subsidiary of Gear Motions, Inc., with headquarters in Syracuse, New York—announces the appointment of Dean Burrows as its new president. Nixon Gear is an industry-leading gear manufacturer and supplier specializing in precision ground spur and helical gearing services. Burrows comes to Nixon Gear with 20 years of operations experience from various industries, including […]
December 3, 2008

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