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Archives January 2010


January 2010


Company Profile: Barit International, Inc.

Under new ownership, this company is developing a strategic plan for expanding its reach beyond the United States and into countries around the world.

It’s not uncommon for an employee to feel that, given the opportunity, he or she could implement measures that would streamline the company’s operations and even increase revenue. Dennis Moldavsky found himself in that exact situation at Barit International, and he is determined to make the most of it. “I was the director of sales […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Cutting Out the Whining

You�re sure to enjoy this insider�s account of the development of Romax Technology�s NVH breakthrough and benefits.

After celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of Romax Technology last year, long-time chief engineer Barry James recounts his experiences of noise, vibration, and harshness models and describes the exciting challenges that led to Romax’s NVH breakthrough and completion of their award-winning technology. My first experience of NVH models for transmissions came in 1993 […]
Barry James

Gas Carburizing vs. Contour Induction Hardening in Bevel Gears

The following Boeing study compares distortion of AGMA quality class 10 bevel gears made of 9310 steel that have been gas carburized to those that have been contour induction hardened.

This paper examines the impact on distortion of two processes using traditional gear measurement techniques. It will discuss design considerations involved with switching from gas carburizing to contour induction. Core property considerations will be reviewed, and the impact of a conversion from gas carburize to contour induction in terms of production flow and cost will […]
Kelly T. Jones P.E., Matthew D. Carter, P.E., Michael R. Newsome

Best-Practice Gearbox Lubrication

In this article Lubrication Engineers shares the results of its R&D efforts and their knowledge of how to improve gearbox reliability, resulting in significant savings and increased unit life.

Modern gears are performing heavier work and carrying greater loads than ever before. Gear manufacturers are redesigning, modernizing, and using finer steels to produce precision gears that will give better performance. Demands on global industry are often forcing users to raise production above rated machine capacity. This is done with the knowledge that gear life […]
Angus Macdonald


Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Even as the H1N1 flu virus outbreak begins to dissipate, the precautions taken really make sense for anyone who works around others or travels frequently.

Safety training is an aspect of our professional lives that is too often put off due to budgetary or production constraints. Due to the slow economy we’re experiencing, now might be the ideal time to promote safety training since production allows it and the budget shouldn’t be greatly impacted since it really isn’t that expensive. […]
Terry McDonald

It is critical to understand every aspect of the application for an enclosed gear drive, including environment and location

It was once a simple matter to select a gear reducer from a catalog. In order to allow for the application and the inaccuracy of the rating, selection factors were applied. At that time in North America the catalogs reflected basic dimensions and design criteria. The gear units were built to order and not available […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A with Roland Ramberg

CEO, The Gear Works�Seattle, Inc.

I see that you’ve launched a new Web site. It’s very impressive. Thanks for paying us a visit. We decided that it was time to rebrand ourselves, so we invested in a new site that helps outline our capabilities along with a new logo and tagline, which is “Ingenuity in Motion.” We wanted it to […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


New Division Manager at QC American

QC American—a division of American Broach & Machine Company—announces the appointment of Ross Wegryn-Jones as vice president and division manager. He has worked for more than 17 years in the machine tool, tooling, and workholding fields in sales, marketing, and project management capacities. The company welcomes him as a new member of its team overseeing […]
January 8, 2010

Gear Noise Short Courses at OSU GearLab

The Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory (GearLab) at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce the following basic and advanced gear noise short courses.The Basic Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 30 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission […]
January 8, 2010

WESTEC Expo Coming Up in Los Angeles

WESTEC is the definitive West Coast event for manufacturing professionals, offering keynotes from industry leaders covering defense/aerospace, renewable energy, and the economy for manufacturing along with technical sessions on topics like machining of small parts, high-speed machining of alloys, milling, drilling, and cutting of advanced carbon fiber, carbon laminates, and advances in additive manufacturing. Attendees […]
January 8, 2010

ALD Vacuum Technologies Chosen by Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group has chosen state-of-the-art heat treatment technology from ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH for a new manual transmission in its Skoda plant in the Czech Republic. All gears and shafts for this transmission are case-hardened in the latest generation ModulTherm® furnace system. Low-pressure carburizing and helium based high pressure gas quenching are used due to […]
January 8, 2010

Tifco Announces New Gear Complex

Tifco Gage & Gear announces the purchase of property for a new gear facility. A former 61,000 square-foot newspaper facility will be torn down to make way for a 75,000 square-foot leading edge gear facility. Three companies will be housed within the building: Delta Gear—current parent company to Tifco Gage & Gear—will handle the aerospace […]
January 8, 2010

QuesTek Wins SBIR Phase-II Award for Titanium Alloy

QuesTek Innovations LLC was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project from the U.S. Army to continue to apply its Materials by Design® technology to the design and development of a new castable titanium alloy for Army applications.The aim of the project is to develop new castable titanium alloy compositions by […]
January 8, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Mahr EasyForm 3.0 Software from Mahr

As dimensional metrology systems increase in accuracy and sophistication, they are more capable than ever of helping to improve quality and cut costs in production environments. Once there, however, they must often be run by operators who are not experienced in dimensional metrology procedures and are also doing a multitude of other tasks. That gap […]
January 7, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Milling Solutions from Sandvik

Sandvik Coromant offers a variety of expansions to its milling product lines, including the introduction of new tool diameters and innovative insert grades and geometries. The CoroMill® 490 system now offers additional tool diameters ranging from 0.787”-4.921”. Additionally, new insert geometries have been introduced in the GC2030, GC2040, and GC1030 grades. While CoroMill 490 has […]
January 7, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Swiss Type Rotary Broaching Tool Holders from Slater

Slater Tools, Inc., has expanded its line of rotary broaching tool holders for CNC, screw, and Swiss lathe machines and milling machines. With 38 Swiss broach holders now available, the current offering of tool holders in the Slater rotary broaching catalog is nearly doubled. Rotary croaching tools are used to put hex and square shaped […]
January 7, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Single-Pass Honing Machines from Sunnen

Sunnen is introducing the new VSS Series 2 single stroke® honing systems at IMTS, offering the most accurate spindle alignment in the industry combined with flexible, easy-to-use controls. Spindles on VSS-2 machines are factory aligned, independently, for precision centering of the spindles and tooling plate to produce better bore geometry than possible with machines that […]
January 7, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: A New Angle on HMC Spindles from MAG

MAG continues to follow “voice of the customer” input for the design of its modular HMC 1250 series with a new 180,000-position A-axis tilt spindle for five-axis horizontal machining on large parts. The new 6000 rpm/ 46 kW (61.6 hp) tilt spindle joins an all-around 10,000 rpm/ 56 kW (75 hp) spindle, high-speed 24,000 rpm […]
January 7, 2010