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August 2010

FEATURES

Company Profile: Delta Gear, Inc.

Recent streamlining, capital investments, and expanded capabilities have this company poised for continued success.

First, the backstory: Founded in 1952, the Delta Research Corp. manufactures gear components, gearboxes, and prototype transmissions. One of its vendors for cutting gear teeth was Tifco Gage & Gear. Interested in bringing that process in-house, Delta Research’s president Robert Sakuta purchased Tifco in 2004. This year he renamed the company Delta Gear, with Tifco […]
Russ Willcutt

CONIFLEX Plus Straight Bevel Gear Manufacturing

In the past, manufacturing straight bevel gears was only possible on dedicated machines, which is no longer the case thanks to a revolutionary new process. Gleason explains.

Bevel gears with straight teeth have an increasing popularity for certain applications. Before the development of the six-axis CNC machining process of straight bevel gears in 2006 by The Gleason Works, there was no modern machinery available to cut or grind straight bevel gears. In the past the manufacturing of straight bevel gears was only […]
Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld

Running Gear Drive Repairs

Not long ago, the only way to make repairs to large girth gear drives involved costly mechanical procedures and the dreaded downtime. Klüber
has a better idea.

When it comes to repairing the tooth flanks of large girth gear drives, repair lubrication provides a number of advantages over mechanical processing. Even the operation of seriously damaged gear drives can be improved through repair lubrication so that replacement can often be postponed for several years. Further advantages are life span extension of girth […]
Wolfgang Gerhold

Precision Electrolytic Machining

PEM Technologies presents precision electrolytic machining, a stress-free process that removes metal from the surface atom by atom.

Engineers and manufacturers looking to create gears with high tolerance, precision, and a smooth surface finish have a new technology to consider: Precision Electrolytic Machining (PEM). This niche process is now being launched in the United States, affording companies the ability to address a variety of manufacturing efficiencies in specific areas. For many years electrochemical […]
Donald G. Risko

DEPARTMENTS

Wide variety of inspection techniques available depending on what you’re checking, checking for

Chemical etch inspection is a standardized procedure for the detection and classification of localized overheating on ground surfaces. Damage may commence with the partial changing of beneficial compressive stresses at and below 500º C. When temperatures increase to nearly 600º C, B-class thermal damage (re-tempering burns) occurs. This has the effect of reducing the surface […]
William P. Crosher

Q&A: Peter Eelman

Vice President of Exhibitions & Communications AMT-The Association of Manufacturing Technology International Manufacturing Technology Show/IMTS

Tell us about your own background with IMTS. This marks my 30th year of involvement with IMTS, or my 15th show since it’s held every two years. When I graduated from college with a degree in marketing, the company I went to work for made planning for IMTS and running the booth one of my […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

AGMA Events: American Gear Manufacturers Association

News of the organization's activities, upcoming educational and training opportunities, technical meetings and seminars, standards development, and the actions of AGMA councils and committees.

Letter from the Vice President, Technical Division Advancing gear science is the foundation of the AGMA, and the technical excellence in the industry is on display each year at AGMA’s Fall Technical Meeting. This year the FTM will be held October 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I encourage you to join […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

The devices most of us carry in our pockets are handy, but they can create dangerous distractions in the workplace.

Like me, maybe you’ve been driving down the interstate and have noticed a car ahead of you weaving in and out of traffic in a suspicious way, only to pull up alongside and see the driver texting instead of paying attention to the road. Many cities and states are considering banning this practice—if they haven’t […]
Terry McDonald

NEWS

Gear Solutions Magazine Launches Enhanced Web Site

With new technologies available to enhance readers’ online experience, Media Solutions, Inc. (MSI)—publisher of Gear Solutions and Wind Systems—has invested in a new Web site to complement Gear Solutions magazine that is faster, cleaner, and more useful than ever before. According to David C. Cooper, the company’s president and CEO, it is meant to spotlight […]
August 3, 2010

New Mitsubishi Technology at IMTS

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., will display several product lines at IMTS. Mitsubishi backs its supply chain of complementary technologies with industry-leading service and support. The FA20S Advance wire EDM features an advanced M700 series control. The Windows-based system with 15-inch LCD touch screen display provides a simple menu configuration allowing for easy navigation. The machine […]
August 3, 2010

Expanded Capabilities, Promotions at Gear Technology

Gear Technology—a leading international precision gear manufacturer and related services provider—has recently announced the promotion of two senior-level managers. Joe Campa, formerly quality assurance manager, has been promoted to director of engineering. A 10-year veteran of the company, he was previously employed with Boeing Space and Communications Group as a procurement quality specialist and has […]
August 3, 2010

Annual Aerospace & Defense National SEA Awards select Perry Technology as Semi-Finalist

The Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Board of Directors announced the semi-finalists for the prestigious Annual Aerospace & Defense National SEA Awards on September 30, 2008. The SEA Award winners, representing thousands of small and mid-sized suppliers, customers and individuals, will be recognized for their performance and leadership contributions to the aerospace industry. The Awards Gala […]
August 2, 2010

National Coalition of Certification Centers Offers Training

The launch of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) represents a move forward for public/private training partnerships, and the next step in technical training in the United States. What started as collaboration between one manufacturer and a single technical college today incorporates 25 advanced technical education centers, community colleges, and manufacturer-sponsored training programs.NC3 was […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KAPP Group to Exhibit New Technologies

The KAPP Group will be showcasing their new machines, while also providing a direct video/audio link to its Colorado facility where demonstrations of wet grinding will be highlighted. The versatile NILES ZE 400 machine is one of the group’s most successful compact and economical machines. It is engineered for high quality with maximum grinding torque. […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Offerings from Liebherr on Display

Liebherr will be exhibiting a new hanging robot and loading gantries, among other equipment. The company has opened up tasks for robots which accessibility problems or a restricted action radius used to reserve for other systems. A single robot can now perform complex movements at several points. Unlike robots on floor-mounted rails, this version retains […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Gear Grinding Machine from Reishauer

Reishauer Corporation will introduce a new series of gear grinding machines. The RZ 260 features Reishauer’s unique continuous generating gear grinding and is based on the extremely successful RZ 150 series. The RZ 260 has not only been increased in size, all relevant components have been adapted to handle higher loads and forces, which occur […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Carl Zeiss to Show the New ACCURA

Systematically implementing customer requests was the main challenge in the development of the new ACCURA® coordinate measuring machine. The result is a multisensor-capable measuring system that permits fast, economical, precise, and flexible measurements, primarily due to the use of the latest technologies such as foam insulating technology. As with a versatile modular system, customers can […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CNC Retrofit Program from MAG

A new CNC retrofit program from MAG allows older equipment to enter a new realm of productivity, often exceeding original specifications, and extending the life of some of the most durable, well-known machine tools from MAG legacy brands including Giddings & Lewis, Cincinnati Milacron, and Fadal. The program is designed to get machines upgraded and […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason to Spotlight New Machines, Services

In its mission to be the industry’s Total Gear Solutions Provider Gleason will introduce a host of advanced new machines, tooling, and global customer support services. Among them: the Phoenix® 280C Bevel Gear Cutting Machine, improving productivity by as much as 35 percent (shown here); the Titan® 1200G Grinding Machine, with POWER GRIND; the Agilus® […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Siemens to Present New Innovations

Siemens will introduce new solutions and services for machine tool manufacturers and end users. The new Sinumerik 828D numerical control is perfect for mid-range machine tools, designed to address the needs of complex milling and turning machines in the job shop segment. For the aerospace market the new Sinumerik 840D solution line is the latest […]
August 2, 2010

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Compact Gear Measuring Center from Klingelnberg

Klingelnberg will exhibit its compact, small-footprint design P 40 Gear Measuring Center, suitable for workpieces up to 400 millimeters outside diameter. New features include temperature sensors for ambient, machine, and workpiece temperature, allowing for the most reliable measuring results in a non-climate controlled environment, extended part axis compensation and integrated surface roughness measurement of gear […]
August 2, 2010

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