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October 2009

FEATURES

Company Profile: Promess, Inc.

With its assembly and test systems in use worldwide, this company has a fascinating history as well as a bright and productive future.

When Larry Stockline launched Promess, Inc., with his partners in 1984, there were approximately 200 companies in the United States manufacturing various chip-making machines for drilling, milling, grinding, and turning, etc. Promess designed, manufactured, and marketed sensors for monitoring machine-tool life. Five years later there were less than 20 of these OEMs left in the […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Robotic Gear Processing

As companies around the world seek ways in which to lower production costs, robotic deburring and manufacturing systems can definitely help level the playing field.

Henry Ford once said “If you need a new process and don’t install it, you pay for it without getting it.” Nowhere is this more applicable than in today’s manufacturing climate in which domestic manufacturers face tough competition from literally all over the globe. Because these competitors often have access to similar, or even the […]
Robert E. Lee Greene III

Programmed to Enter New Markets

As it expands into new markets, including wind energy, Oerlikon Fairfield adopts a new CNC programming system that has increased both flexibility and productivity.

As anyone in the gearing world knows, Oerlikon Fairfield Manufacturing is a leading provider of engineered gear and transmission systems for off-highway and original equipment manufacturers throughout the world. The company originally specialized in parts up to 48 inches in diameter, which covered virtually all mobile equipment gearing needs. But market demands for larger gear […]
Jerry Fireman

Fatigue Performance of Prealloyed PM Steel

North American Hoganas successfully demonstrates the excellent heat-treated properties of the newly developed prealloyed Cr-Ni steel Astaloy CMN.

Powder metal (PM) materials that exhibit excellent heat treated properties and achieve good fatigue performance are needed to convert wrought components and gears to the PM process, as well as to offer a cost-effective alternate to the existing FN-020X PM material systems. North American Höganäs successfully demonstrated the excellent heat-treated properties of the newly developed […]
Alexander Klekovkin, Sven Bengtsson, Ian Howe, Nagarjuna Nandivada

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Working in an industrial environment means being exposed to high noise levels, so it's critical for employers to provide hearing protection, and for employees to use it!

Do you take a multivitamin? Our doctors tell us we should, especially once we’ve reached a certain age, but it’s kind of hard to get in the habit because there’s no immediate reward. They may be doing you a lot of good, but they don’t make you feel any better that day, so it’s an […]
Terry McDonald

The more you know about the casting process (including steel strengths and the reasons casting defects occur) the better gears you’ll produce

More than 40 ASTM specifications refer to steel castings and they are not easy to comprehend. Standard specifications do exist, and they are the most popular. Many areas can be specified, but they should always include dimensions, composition, mechanical properties, casting integrity, and inspection requirements. Extra time is required in checking a new specification, and […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with Eric Wilson

President, The Dayton Forging & Heat Treating Co.

This year marks the company’s 90th year in business. How did it come to be founded? William Hewitt was a journeyman blacksmith who relocated to Dayton, Ohio, in 1919 to get involved in heat treating parts for airplanes. Not only were the Wright brothers one of our first customers, there was also a great deal […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

Mandrels with Air Supply Control from HAINBUCH

HAINBUCH—the clamping device manufacturer based in Marbach, Germany—is introducing a new generation of segmented mandrels for series production to the market. The clever aspect in this regard is that the old mandrels can be conveniently replaced by the new ones since the connection geometry, length, end-stop, and segmented clamping bushings are precisely the same. The […]
October 7, 2009

Large Coarse Pitch Hobs from Star SU

Get quality PWS large coarse pitch hobs with engineering and product support from Star SU LLC. Perfect for hobbing wind turbine gears, these hobs come in a variety of materials and coatings and ground forms up to DIN AAA quality. Hob sizes range from 20 (1.25 DP) to 40 (0.635 DP) module and lengths up […]
October 7, 2009

Gleason Appoints Udo Stolz VP-Worldwide Sales & Marketing

Gleason Corporation has appointed Udo Stolz as vice president of worldwide sales & marketing. He will have global responsibility for sales, marketing, and product management activities for all Gleason products and services. Stolz joined Hermann Pfauter GmbH in 1987 and has held a variety of sales and management positions throughout his career. Most recently he […]
October 7, 2009

GH Induction Introduces Digimac Compact Induction Heater

Digimac® is a new compact induction heating system offered by GH Induction Group. This compact and transportable unit is capable of outputs up to 25 kW and 20 kHz. The system includes the generator with digital interface for control and a handheld transformer and coil. The MPC-1 control provides power regulation, alarms, and cooling water […]
October 7, 2009

SME and Purdue University Unveil Green Certificate Program

Much in the way the Works Progress Administration of the Great Depression put millions of Americans back to work, there is great hope that green jobs will do the same thing during these current tough economic times. What’s more, CareerBuilder.com recently named green jobs as one of seven careers that are poised for growth. But […]
October 7, 2009

Serviacero Worthington Opens New Facility in Northern Mexico

Worthington Industries, Inc., has announced that its joint venture, Serviacero Worthington, completed phase one of its greenfield steel processing facility located in the Monterrey region in Escobedo, Mexico. In addition, Serviacero Worthington has steel processing facilities in central Mexico in Leon and Queretaro.Phase one of the Monterrey greenfield is a 65,000 square foot facility with […]
October 7, 2009

Romax Chief Executive to Deliver Keynote Speech at BGA Gears 2009

Romax Technology Chief Executive and Founder Dr Peter Poon will be delivering a keynote speech at this year’s British Gear Association (BGA) Gears 2009 Technical Awareness Seminar. The event—which takes place on November 26, 2009, at Agusta Westland, Yeovil—will see top industry professionals gather to discuss the technical and commercial interests of manufacturers, distributors, and […]
October 7, 2009

New Version of On-machine Inspection Software from Renishaw

Renishaw introduces a new version of its OMV Pro software that includes more advanced coordinate measuring machine (CMM) style capabilities with an extended range of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) functionality, plus the ability to work with multiple alignments in a single program, an advantage in working with multi-axis machine tools. Now supporting Microsoft Windows […]
October 7, 2009

Promess Marks 25th Anniversary

Promess, Inc.—a manufacturer of industrial sensors, sensor application hardware, firmware, and supporting software—has reached a significant milestone marking the firm’s 25th year in business. Promess systems intelligently monitor and control manufacturing and assembly processes by measuring in-process assembly or functional force, position, and torque to ensure end users that resulting components and products are within […]
October 7, 2009

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