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April 2009

FEATURES

Company Profile: Advanced Machine & Engineering Co.

Whether it's tombstones, mechanical clamp-force cylinders, or self-aligning fixture elements, this company has the answers to your workholding challenges.

When Willy Goellner immigrated to the United States from Germany in the late 1950s he brought with him business contacts that would lead to the founding of his own company, Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME). “The company began by providing contract machining services,” according to the founder’s son, Alvin Goellner, who is product manager of […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

A Hard Turn Toward Efficiency

While grinding is the traditional finishing technique for hardened steel gears, hard part turning provides quite a few benefits that may improve your process, and your product.

Since its broader introduction in the mid 1980s hard part turning has evolved considerably as a machining process. Developments of machinery, component material, hardening processes, cutting tools, and complete set-ups has made the metal cutting of hardened parts an attractive alternative to grinding, and easily accessible for any machine shop involved in gear manufacturing. History […]
Christer Richt

Workholding That Works

Smart manufacturers can maximize their workholding investment by learning how to use these devices efficiently and to the full extent of their capacity. Drewco provides important tips.

Like most manufactures, gear manufacturers today find themselves with the challenge of maintaining viability, maximizing profits, and enhancing productivity. Most are also experiencing varying states of budgetary constraints. Whether you have no budget, or some form of a limited budget, the takeaway from the current economic situation is clear. It is the old adage “make […]
Ann Pettibone

The Principles of Workholding: Part III

In the third—and final—installment in a multi-part series on workholding, Toolink Engineering and König-mtm discuss inspection, special fixtures, and more.

To conclude our three-part series on the principles of workholding we will begin with an overview of inspection devices, both hydraulic and mechanical. Next we will introduce some holding fixtures for special applications such as tapered bore components, clamping devices with multiple clamping functions, and devices with unique features for special applications. Finally, we will […]
Tim Peterson CMfgT, Juergen Kempf

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald:Site Safety

Equipment must be designed to accomplish the task at hand, of course, but it's important that operator safety be taken into consideration as well. In addition, signage can play a valuable role in ensuring workplace safety.

There is an important safety subject that comes up so rarely that we tend to ignore it, or even to forget about it. This subject is safety signage. A lot of us have made a tour of our shop at some point, often when we first opened the business, and posted the signage that we […]
Terry McDonald

Gear-drive inspection reveals the effects of residual stresses on face contact in high-speed gear units

High-speed standards usually require verification of the mating accuracy, and that this record be maintained. This entails recording profile, lead, and pitch deviations. The mating gears are considered as a matched set that must be checked for contact on a checking stand and then when installed in the housing. A thin coating of a material […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with Robert O’Connor

Sales Manager, J. Schneeberger Corp.

Could you tell us a little about the company’s history? Of course. The company was founded by Walter Schneeberger in 1923 to manufacture tool grinders for profiling woodworking and molding cutters. We are headquartered in Roggwil, Switzerland, with subsidiaries in Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, China, and the United States. Schneeberger was pivotal in the […]
Tim Peterson CMfgT, Juergen Kempf

NEWS

Proprietary Grinding Technology from Oberg

Oberg Industries offers the world’s most advanced grinding technology with Molecular Decomposition Process™ (MDP™). Developed for the most efficient removal or cutting of any conductive material, MDP uses an electrochemical action and an abrasive wheel to achieve surface finish of less than 1 RA and precision tolerances held to  ± 0.0002", all without generating heat. […]
March 27, 2009

New Gear Brochure from DSM Engineering Plastics

DSM Engineering Plastics announces the release of its new gear brochure, which highlights the use of Stanyl polyamide 46 for high-temperature, high-torque transmitting applications. For OEMs and manufacturers looking for high performance, safety, and durability in motor management gears, this brochure highlights material proven solutions for gear applications that deliver mechanical and constant performance at […]
March 27, 2009

OSU GearLab Presents Basic and Advanced Gear Noise Short Courses

The Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory (GearLab) at The Ohio State University announces two upcoming educational opportunities: the Basic and the Advanced Gear Noise Short Courses. Details are as follows:Basic Gear Noise Short Course: June 10-12, 2009This course has been offered for over 30 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and […]
March 27, 2009

Boeing Achieves Major Environmental Certification Goal

Boeing has announced that all of its major manufacturing facilities received the internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental certification by the end of 2008, marking achievement of one of the company’s most significant environmental goals. Certification is a global benchmark of an organization’s commitment to understand and continually improve its environmental performance.“We recognized many areas of […]
March 27, 2009

New Fixturing CD from Advanced Machine & Engineering

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) announces its newly updated Fixturing Solutions CD. Included on the CD is a brief fixturing overview and video along with detailed information about AME’s fixturing products and services, links to complete online catalogs, CAD models, and a company overview and video, plus contact information. New additions to the CD […]
March 27, 2009

UV Lamp for Industrial Leak Detection from Spectronics

The Spectronics Corporation has introduced the powerful Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365, a multi-LED, broad-beam UV leak detection lamp. When used with Spectroline fluorescent dyes it pinpoints fluid leaks in a wide range of industrial systems such as hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, fuel systems, and more.The lamp features three ultra-high intensity UV LEDs for fluorescent leak […]
March 27, 2009

Fanless Panel PCs from Maple Systems

Maple Systems, a leading manufacturer of industrial operator interface products, has announced the release of three new additions to its Gold Series family of space-saving panel PCs. These new slimly contoured 10 inch, 15 inch, and 17 inch fanless models have Intel Processors and are preloaded with Windows XP Pro. Like all in the Gold […]
March 27, 2009

New 12VDC Gearmotors, Motors, and DC Speed Control from Bodine

Bodine Electric Company now offers a new selection of 12 volt permanent magnet DC (PMDC) gearmotors, motors, and a new DC motor speed control for continuous duty OEM applications. These compact and cost-efficient products provide the predictable performance required for low-voltage, battery powered, remote-location, or solar applications. When these gearmotors and controls are used together […]
March 27, 2009

Raycar Gear & Machine Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Over the past 20 years Raycar Gear & Machine’s accomplishments have included more than tripling its qualified manpower and manufacturing space, continuously increasing its productivity and capabilities by adding state of the art CNC gear equipment, and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. The company is ISO9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 certified, and it is always […]
March 26, 2009

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