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January 2011

FEATURES

Company Profile: Seco Tools, Inc.

By learning about its customer's specific applications, this company is helping gear manufacturers increase productivity with state of the art cutting tool technologies.

With a name meaning “I cut” in Latin, gear manufacturers know they’ve come to the right place when purchasing their cutting tools for milling, turning, and holemaking from Seco. A global entity with gear excellence centers in Italy and France, Seco Tools entered the North-American market with its purchase of Carboloy in 1987, spending the […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Cutting the Cables

The benefits of going wireless extend far beyond simply eliminating cables, as you'll learn in this description of the new Marposs M1 Wave wireless gauge.

Cases for the high-efficiency gearboxes produced by Fertigungstechnik Nord in Gadebusch, Germany, are machined from solid castings. By locating all of the bearing bores in the one-piece cast case, the Nord “Unicase” housing eliminates all torque and lateral forces from the sealing faces of the bolted-on cover, producing a compact yet extremely robust gearbox. As […]
Bob Harman

Take a PEEK at Polymer

With the right design, plastic molded gears can exceed their metal brethren. The following article is a detailed examination of the approach taken by Kleiss Gears.

Much has been written about PEEK polymer’s ability to withstand extreme temperature environments and other key properties including strength and chemical resistance, which make it the material of choice for a number of applications, replacing metal with molded polymer for gears. A recently published case study cited the example of a successful metal to plastic […]
Rod Kleiss

Troubleshooting Gear Noise

Measuring gear transmission error inside a loaded, running gearbox is the perfect tool for detecting and diagnosing gear noise. Romax Technology explains.

NVH engineers are used to measuring things. Any NVH—for “noise, vibration, harshness”—lab you visit will likely as not be stuffed full of accelerometers, microphones, tangled heaps of cables, and analogue-to-digital data acquisition systems. However, ask the NVH engineer sitting hunched over the computer in the corner to measure transmission error (TE) and they will probably […]
Dr. Michael F. Platten

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

As the economy recovers, and companies shift from treading water to moving forward, be sure to equip new employees with the training they'll need to remain safe on the job.

Hooray, it’s a new year, and we hope that it will be considerably better for all of us in the industry. I know that over the last two or three years we have all had to make some drastic changes in our operations, and while none of us enjoys having to lay people off it […]
Terry McDonald

Steel weldments can meet requirements for rigidity and strength, while offering economies in weight and cost when properly designed

Gears must have the rigidity and strength to resist a complex network of stresses. Steel weldments can meet these requirements and offer the designer economies in weight and cost when properly designed. North American practice is for blanks larger than 50 inches to be of welded construction. The pressure between the contacting teeth generates several […]
William P. Crosher

In applying heat-treat theory, understanding the reality of surface hardening equipment and processes is critical

Much has been opined over the decades and presented in numerous formulae and graphs to explain the case hardening process, especially endothermic and low pressure carburizing (LPC) and associated oil and high-pressure gas quenching (HPGQ). Atmospheric nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC) and plasma carburizing/nitriding have also received brain-numbing explanations. This and subsequent columns will help […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Joel Wright

Plant Manager, Ontario Drive and Gear Ltd.

Your company has a fascinating history. Could you share the story with us? I’d be glad to. Ontario Drive and Gear (ODG) was founded in 1962 in Kitchener, Ontario, as a subsidiary of a German company. It started out as a machine shop building a transmission for a small all-terrain vehicle. By 1967 ODG had […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

SKF Receives Prestigious Award from Johnson Controls

SKF has received the corporate 2010 Supplier Leadership Award for “Sustainability” from Johnson Controls. The award was presented at a first-ever “Excellence in Execution & Leadership” event hosted by Johnson Controls and coinciding with the company’s 125th anniversary. SKF was one of only 13 key global suppliers from a field of more than 6,000 worldwide […]
January 6, 2011

Gleason Establishes Operations in Brazil

To meet the needs of gear manufacturers in the important and growing Brazilian market, Gleason Corporation has expanded its global presence with the formation of Gleason do Brasil Comércio de Máquinas Ltda., based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Previously Gleason’s activities in Brazil were conducted through its representative “ARBUS” Armando Busseti Máquinas Ltda. While Gleason and […]
January 6, 2011

OSU Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Course

The Gear Dynamics and 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 design problems. Details are as follows:Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise CourseMarch 15-18, 2011The Ohio State UniversityCost: $1,950.00Contact: Jonny Harianto(614) 688-3952harianto.1@osu.eduAttendees will learn how […]
January 6, 2011

Clifford-Jacobs Brings Home the Bronze

In 2009, Caterpillar (CAT) rolled out a new Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). Clifford-Jacobs rose up to the task to seek bronze level certification over this last year, which primarily focuses on quality and on-time delivery.Coupled with the focus on quality and delivery, Clifford-Jacobs implemented Six Sigma initiatives over the past year in conjunction with […]
January 6, 2011

Gear Consulting Group Announces AGMA Regional School

The AGMA Regional School for Gear Manufacturing will be presented by Gear Consulting Group in the Chicago area March 7-9, 2011. Overton Chicago Gear will host the three-day school at their new premises in Lombard, Illinois. The theme of this series is “Logical Trouble Shooting of the Gear Manufacturing Process” and leads the students from […]
January 6, 2011

Reishauer Group Acquires Felsomat Group

Reishauer develops and manufactures high precision gear grinding machines, diamond dressing tools, and CBN tools for hard finishing of transmission gears. By acquiring 100 percent of the internationally active Felsomat Group, which is based in Königsbach-Stein (Germany), Reishauer strengthens its market presence and its competence in the area of the complete gear manufacturing chain. Both […]
January 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Coating Enhances Seco Tool Milling Cutters

Seco Tools has enhanced the performance of its entire Turbo Mill family of square shoulder milling cutters through a new nickel-based surface coating that approaches HV700 on the pre-hardened cutter bodies for longer life, better tolerances, and a more durable surface. For the user, this translates into increased reliability, higher precision machining, and better chip […]
January 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Feed Cutters from ATI Stellram

ATI Stellram introduces the new patented Stellram® 7792VXE16 high-feed shell mill cutter, designed to yield the highest levels of material removal rates in titanium and other difficult to machine alloys such as nickel-based alloys, cobalt-based alloys, and titanium-based alloys. Stellram 7792VXE16 milling tools direct cutting forces axially into the spindle, lessening spindle wear and improving […]
January 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Zeiss DuraMax for Gear Wheel Measurement

With DuraMax, Carl Zeiss offers an popular compact 3D coordinate measuring machine. DuraMax Gear marks the evolution of DuraMax into a shop-floor gear wheel measuring machine. “This enables us to fulfill the requests of many customers and introduce gear wheel measuring technology with small machines that can be used as close to production as possible,” […]
January 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 350GMS Analytical Gear Tester from Gleason

Complete inspection of gears as large as 350 mm in diameter now can be performed up to 40 percent faster with the introduction of the Gleason 350GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, one of a new generation of analytical inspection systems from Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation. Among the many new design features now available on the […]
January 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Virtual Reality Welding Simulator from Lincoln Electric

To help improve the training of the nation’s future welders, Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a new virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim Inc., a leader in the development of training software and graphic simulation for industry and academia. […]
January 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Round Tool Steel from SSAB

SSAB, the Swedish manufacturer of Toolox, now supplies its tool steel as forged round material in gradated diameters from 60 mm to 380 mm. Round material with 30 mm in diameter is in preparation. What’s new is the form of delivery, as sawed strips in widths between 250 and 600 mm with material thicknesses from […]
January 6, 2011

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