Archives December 2009


December 2009


Company Profile: Proment Project Management, Inc.

Gear manufacturers who are interested in considering the powder-metal process have this company to rely on as an experienced and capable resource.

With gear manufacturers constantly on the lookout for new business opportunities, Rom Koubi has a suggestion: “Consider powder metal,” he says. “It’s efficient and flexible, with an ever-growing range of applications, and we are here to show you the ropes.”By “we” he means Proment Project Management, Inc., the company that his father, Shimon Koubi, founded […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Noise Reduction in Plastic Gears

When noise reduction is incorporated into design, the outcome will be increased quality and precision. The following is a practical approach to producing low-noise molded gears.

Gear noise reduction is best addressed in the design phase. Establishing optimized tooth counts, ratios, pitch, pressure angle, helix angle, tooth proportions, and modifications early in the design cycle can provide a robust and cost-effective solution to noise reduction. The Nature of Noise Noise created by a gear-driven enclosed drive is produced by a rather […]
Richard R. Kuhr

Better Bevel Gearing

Industry leader Gleason increases productivity in manufacturing straight bevel gears with a powerful suite of tools, techniques, and specialized equipment.

Above a ratio of 2.5 it is common gear design practice to convert a gearset from two generated members into a generated pinion and a non-generated gear. The name of those gearsets is FORMATETM. The idea to create this process came from the phenomenon that the generating roll to form the gear member takes an […]
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Nanomaterials for Gear Lubrication Solutions

In this article we report on a new product, NanoLub, which is used as a performance-enhancing additive to gear lubricants for extended lifetimes, lower operating costs, and improved power efficiency. The product is based on inorganic WS2 fullerene-like nanoparticles (IF-WS2) formulated either as an oil concentrate or paste, and has been developed to improve the […]
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Chris Chlon: Buy Laws

During a typical day an industrial buyer has meetings to attend, paperwork to process, negotiations to conduct, problems and disputes to resolve and, of course, phone calls to deal with, both internal and external.Calls they make to vendors can involve issues concerning delivery, invoicing, negotiations, and scheduling meetings, just to name a few topics. Potential […]
Chris Chlon CPM

Q&A with Steve Arthur

CEO, The Adams Company

Any company that’s been in business for more than a century is bound to have an interesting story. What’s yours? The company was established in 1883 as the Roberts and Langworthy Iron Works. Shortly thereafter Herbert and Eugene Adams bought it and renamed it as The Adams Company. I believe they were salesmen for the […]
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Terry McDonald: Site Safety

In this column I have tried to discuss many safety issues that I haven’t found covered elsewhere, or that aren’t usually at the top of a list of most company’s concerns. For instance, over the past 40 years I have visited many shops for reasons that vary from safety issues to others concerning production or […]
Terry McDonald

Many may feel that the rack and pinion is the simplest of all existing gearing systems, but is that actually the case? 

Of all THE gear systems that exist, the rack and pinion seem to be the simplest… but are they really? In comparison with other mechanisms for linear positioning, rack and pinion systems are robust, efficient, and economical. They can also be operated as fast as alternate methods, but not necessarily as accurately. If they are […]
William P. Crosher


New CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder from ANCA

ANCA announces its new small-footprint FastGind CNC tool and cutter grinder for high-speed resharpening of tools .35mm to 12mm dia. The machine offers users the latest CNC grinding technology, from robust mechanicals to the advanced ANCA iGrind software, at an extremely competitive price.The concept behind FastGrind is to provide the grinding quality and reliability of […]
December 3, 2009

Announcements from Barit International

Barit International Corporation announces a change in ownership and executive management, and welcomes Yuriy Ardashnikov as the new chief engineer. The 20 year-old gear cutting tool provider has been purchased by Dennis Moldavsky—Barit’s former director of sales, who will now serve as CEO—and Chicago businessman Edward Moldavsky, who will be the new president. The Moldavsky’s […]
December 3, 2009

New CIO for Davis Calibration

Davis Calibration is pleased to announce the appointment of John Meighan as its new chief information officer (CIO). He comes to the company with more than 17 years of experience in business operations, technology leadership and consulting, and program management. Most recently he served as chief technology officer (CTO) for OneWorld Lab. In that capacity […]
December 3, 2009

New Pentac Plus Cutter Head from Gleason

Gleason, a worldwide leader in gear production solutions, has introduced PENTAC® PLUS, the next generation of its renowned PENTAC bevel gear cutting system. This new cutting system is specifically engineered to provide significantly higher tool life and improved productivity, especially with cutters using multiple face blade geometry. Another important enhancement is the new blade clamp […]
December 3, 2009

SECO/WARWICK Introduces 25-Bar Furnace

SECO/WARWICK has recently introduced a 25-bar single chamber vacuum furnace as a process alternative to vacuum furnaces using an oil quench. The HPQtm delivers the same hardness properties as an oil quench, and when equipped with optional PreNit® and FineCarb® advanced LPC vacuum carburizing technology can reduce cycle time up to 50 percent in certain […]
December 3, 2009

Emuge to represent HOHENSTEIN

Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of high-performance cutting tools and precision workholding solutions, announces they are the exclusive North American agent for The HOHENSTEIN Company, one of Germany’s leading companies for design and production of work piece clamping fixtures. This arrangement will combine reliable high-quality, special purpose work piece clamping fixtures from HOHENSTEIN with Emuge’s […]
December 3, 2009

Gear Research Institute: Benefits of Membership

Help to develop future gear engineers by becoming a corporate member of the non-profit Gear Research Institute (GRI). GRI provides research and development services to the gear industry. Located at Pennsylvania State University, GRI also attracts summer and part-time workers from the undergraduate engineering students. All funds raised from corporate membership will support these students, […]
December 3, 2009

Forest City Gear Products on New-Generation Mars Rover

Forest City Gear (FCG) announces that it has successfully completed its supply of approximately 60 space-qualified gear components, housings and carriers to Aeroflex, a major contractor on the newest Mars Rover vehicle for the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). The Mars Science Laboratory mission is scheduled for launch in late 2011 and will determine whether Mars […]
December 3, 2009

Carl Zeiss IMT Opens New West Coast Tech Center

Carl Zeiss IMT announces that it has opened a new West Coast Tech Center in Irvine, California. “We are dedicated to supporting the high-tech industry on the West Coast by providing customers easy access to our most modern and advanced technology,” says Andy Sisler, vice president of sales. “The new technical center will provide more […]
December 3, 2009

QUADROK Five-Axis Clamping Vice from HAINBUCH

In the future users can save themselves the bother of complex and expensive customized solutions. With the double-concentric QUADROK clamping vice HAINBUCH now brings a clamping system for machining centers on the market with strengths in the area of five-sided machining, and with its the function always adapting to the workpiece. Surrounding four-side clamping, extremely […]
December 3, 2009

EAO Switches Offers New Illuminating Lenses

EAO Switch Corporation, Inc.—a premier global supplier of human machine interfaces (HMI) systems and components, announces an eye-catching range of new options for Series 71 PCB-mount. The series now incorporates screen-printed symbols to facilitate operator interface, such as the international on/off design. Options include attractive colored lenses and “ring”’ and “center spot” illumination.Series 71 features […]
December 3, 2009

New TechnoMod Gantry Machine

Techno, Inc., is proud to announce the new TechnoMod gantry machine, a multi-axis motion platform complete with controls, cabling, software, and enclosure; all fully assembled. The TechnoMod is available in three different sizes and can be used for pick and place, dispensing, assembly, testing, drilling, routing, welding, and general automation applications.Joe Griffin, sales manager, says […]
December 3, 2009

Quality Forged and Machined Products from Wright Source

Wright Source Manufacturing offers a complete manufacturing resource for high-quality forged and machined products. Its capabilities include finishing (deburring, polishing, tumbling), forging (impression die, open die, press, upsetting), grinding (centerless and flat or surface), heat treating (annealing and hardening) and machining (five-axis milling, milling, milling and turning, and turning). Other capabilities include coated abrasive polishing, […]
December 3, 2009