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June 2011

FEATURES

Company Profile: JLM Systems, Ltd.

Developer of OILMISER technologies, this company provides clean and efficient fluid handling devices to customers found around the world.

What’s the recipe for creating an innovator? In the case of Dick Gangnon you take one part engineer, with their dedication to creating efficient systems; a smidgeon of the inventor, who’s always dreaming up better ways of doing things; and a dash of the entrepreneur, who is willing to take risks and harness new technologies. […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Refurbishing Wind Turbine Gears

Isotropic superfinishing represents a value adding, low cost option for refurbishing both case carburized and nitrided gears.

Multi-megawatt wind turbine gearboxes operate under demanding environmental conditions including considerable variation in temperature, wind speed, and air quality. It is not uncommon for gearboxes rated for a maintenance free 20-year lifespan to fail after only a few years. These gearboxes experience several types of repairable damage including micropitting or “gray staining,” abrasive wear, foreign […]
Gary J. Sroka Ph.D., Dr. Ron Benson

Reducing Gear Rattle

The professionals at Muncie Power Products help you to address—and eliminate—gear noise/rattle one step at a time.

Work trucks are getting quieter, driving the need for axillary power to do the same. While gear noise, whine, and rattle are not new, they are more noticeable today since motors and powertrains are quieter. Given that this is the case, we conducted tests to identify and isolate particular features that cause noise. Based on […]
Mikel Janitz

Alternatives to Gear Grinding

Honing and cup wheel superfinishing can be a cost-effective and higher-quality alternative to gear bore and face grinding. Nagel Precision provides the details.

Stringent NVH requirements, higher loads, and the trend toward miniaturization to save weight and space are forcing transmission gear designers to increasingly tighten the surface finish, bore size, bore-to-face perpendicularity tolerances and flatness on the bores, and thrust faces of transmission gears, as illustrated in Figure 1. Figure 2 shows tightening of surface finish tolerances […]
Sanjai Keshavan

DEPARTMENTS

Part 2 of an outline of the evolution and continued development of hobs

Tangential feed hobs are in three basic designs: pancake, multiple-spiral cylindrical, and pineapple. The former are low in cost with a narrow face and a minimum of cutting edges, wear rapidly, and have longer cutting times. Globoidal worms can be produced on a standard hobber by reversing the location of the cutter or bladed cutter […]
William P. Crosher

Understanding equipment used in the endo and low-pressure carburizing processes

I’ve explained in previous columns a few basic tenants of endo and low pressure carburizing processes, so perhaps a discussion of the equipment used in each is in order. Atmosphere carburizing with endothermic gas, in-situ gas such as LPG (liquefied petroleum gas and air), and nitrogen-methanol utilize refractory lined furnaces typically insulated with ceramic fiber […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Matt Mondek

President, Cotta Transmission Company

Cotta Transmission has been in business for more than a century. Could you tell us a little about its history and areas of expertise? I’d be glad to. Charles Cotta was an engineer and inventor who established the company in the early 1900s, right when Henry Ford’s automobile assembly line was revolutionizing American manufacturing. Cotta […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Many doctors believe that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused in the workplace by making repetitive motions without stopping periodically to stretch your muscles.

We’ve all seen people wearing those braces on their wrists that extend from the knuckles to midway up the forearm, and most of us know someone who’s had to wear one—if we haven’t had to, ourselves. While some might be the result of a tennis injury or something along those lines, most often they’re being […]
Terry McDonald

NEWS

Sandvik Coromant Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Sandvik Coromant has united with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as an originating industry member. Located in Prince George County, Virginia, the facility is specially designed to be a collaborative research center in which the member companies and academic partners can work together on R&D initiatives. CCAM will provide the industry with transformational […]
June 6, 2011

Congressman Visits Overton Chicago Gear

Overton Chicago Gear (OCG) recently had the pleasure of meeting their Illinois representative.  Congressman Peter Roskam, of the 6th District of Illinois serving Addison and Lombard, visited the facility on April 27, 2011. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and known as an advocate of ESOP companies. Roskam was interested in […]
June 6, 2011

MAG Chairman Receives Leader of Innovation Medal

MAG IAS, LLC Chairman and CEO Dr. Eng. Mo I. Meidar received a Leader of Innovation Medal from Philadelphia University at its Spirit of Innovation Gala April 30. Also honored were Jose Maria Alapont, president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp.; Dorothy Roberts, chairman of The Echo Design Group; and Tomio Taki, managing member of Takihyo […]
June 6, 2011

Siemens Wins Order for New Off-Gas Monitoring System

Siemens Industry, Inc., has received an order to provide an electric-arc-furnace (EAF) off-gas monitoring system at Steel Dynamics’ Roanoke Bar Division’s mini mill in Roanoke, Virginia. This order marks Siemens VAI’s expansion of its patented continuous off-gas sampling and analyzing system (LOMAS) into electric-arc-furnace process optimization through continuous off-gas monitoring. It is already a market […]
June 6, 2011

Konecranes Machine Tool Service Offers Retrofits

Konecranes Machine Tool Service has extensive experience integrating numerous makes and models of CNC and PLC controls to a variety of complex and conventional machines, including but not limited to gantry mills, horizontal boring mills, vertical boring mills, machining centers, grinders, turning centers. and specialty machines.In today’s competitive marketplace, manufacturers are challenged to produce more […]
June 6, 2011

Mazak Plans Technology Center Expansion

The continued upswing in business in the Midwest has spurred plans for expansion at Mazak’s Midwest Headquarters and Technology Center located in Schaumburg, Illinois. The expansion represents Mazak’s continuous investment in American manufacturing and coincides with other recent investments, including a new facility in Houston and production expansion at its manufacturing campus in Florence, Kentucky, […]
June 6, 2011

LMS Expands Test Lab Transfer Path Analysis Portfolio

Market leader LMS International offers the most complete portfolio of transfer path analysis (TPA) solutions available. Built on more than 30 years of continuous research and development work, LMS TPA methods are the problem-solvers of choice for noise and vibration engineers in the world’s leading manufacturing industries, including practically every major automotive OEM.“What the market […]
June 6, 2011

Industry Glossary on FMA Communications Web Site

FMA Communications, Inc., announces the addition of a comprehensive industry glossary to its Web site. The glossary currently lists over 570 industry terms with an estimated expansion to over 3,200 entries. Glossary terms are also listed in the articles on the site so visitors can learn more about a particular term. The goal is for […]
June 6, 2011

A Green Alternative to Fluid Disposal from Quaker

Quaker Chemical offers its customers a greener alternative for the disposal of used process fluids. By recycling and reusing many of the process fluids utilized in a metalworking facility, Quaker helps its customers to lower their costs and lessen their environmental impact.When automotive production declined in the later part of 2008, many manufacturers found it […]
June 6, 2011

Heat Treating Sheets from Precision Brand Products

Precision Brand Products introduces a safer, more economical alternative to the standard tool wrap rolls, 12” x 24” type 321 heat treating sheets. The sheet design keeps handling to a minimum. The 12” x 24” sheet size has been tested and chosen to be the optimum size to accommodate the vast majority of parts, especially […]
June 6, 2011

Enhanced Non-Contact Tube Inspection Systems from ROMER

ROMER—a brand of Hexagon Metrology, Inc.—announces their new line of non-contact tube inspection systems. The enhanced product line provides solutions for a wide array of tube and wire bending applications including tube inspection, bend correction to reduce scrap, reverse engineering, and fixture verification. System enhancements focus on expanded flexibility, simplicity, and ease of use to […]
June 6, 2011

Siemens to Service Electric Arc Furnaces in United States

Siemens Industry’s Metallurgical Services Offline Maintenance business segment announces they are providing support, repair, and fabrication of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) components from its Milan, Ohio, facility. EAFs are used to recycle scrap metals into usable product. Siemens is now the first EAF original equipment manufacturer to offer these services within the United States.Siemens also […]
June 6, 2011

C4 to Represent Complete Mitsubishi Product Lineup

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce that Oklahoma distributor, C4 Incorporated, will now represent the complete Mitsubishi product lineup. With a total supply chain of complementary technologies, Mitsubishi has the experience and equipment solutions to help U.S. manufacturers achieve maximum productivity in every industry.Since 1972 C4 has been serving the machine tool industry […]
June 6, 2011

Danfoss Re-approved as Authorized CEU Provider

Danfoss VLT Drives has been re-approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time.“Danfoss is proud of our education programs, which train more than 1,000 participants each […]
June 6, 2011

Beaver Aerospace & Defense receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Beaver Aerospace & Defense has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Beaver maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010. This year Boeing recognized 558 […]
June 6, 2011

STRATO-Apex CMM from Mitutoyo

The new STRATO-Apex® coordinate measuring machine from Mitutoyo America Corporation combines an advanced structure with newly developed high-performance control and scanning technologies. The result is faster drive speeds, higher acceleration, and a CMM that is a productivity leader in the 1µm class. The extremely rigid STRATO-Apex CMM structure incorporates vibration-dampening, auto-leveling air springs and the […]
June 6, 2011

California Brazing Awarded AS9100 Accreditation

California Brazing is pleased to announce its official accreditation to the AS9100 international aerospace quality standard. The scope of this accreditation includes heat treating, machining, brazing, and contract manufacturing. This certification reflects California Brazing’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, along with its desire to meet and exceed the increasingly stringent industry requirements for aerospace related […]
June 6, 2011

New Product Catalog from Emerson Bearing

Catering to OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) markets throughout the world, Emerson Bearing has recently announced the availability of a new product catalog. Due to demand, Emerson Bearing has converted its extensive online product catalog into a traditional 210-page print catalog. The comprehensive print catalog better suits a number of […]
June 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Generation Speedi-Sleeve from SKF

A new advanced version of SKF Speedi-Sleeve that offers exceptional performance in radial shaft sealing applications is now available from SKF. The new generation SKF Speedi-Sleeve and SKF radial shaft seals offer an enhanced sealing system performance with improved reliability and extended maintenance intervals, while enabling users to restore malfunctioning sealing systems without having to […]
June 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMTECH 310 Synthetic Metalworking Fluid

CIMTECH 310®—a low-pH synthetic fluid designed to meet the stringent requirements of the automotive and aerospace industries—has become the standard metalworking fluid for many manufacturers. The product, manufactured by global supplier Cimcool Fluid Technology, passes all bi-metallic and aluminum (7075) “sandwich” corrosion tests. It is recommended for machining and grinding operations, including creep feed grinding […]
June 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Super Turbo Chamfer Mills from Seco Tools

Seco Tools has announced a new line of Super Turbo chamfer mills designed to provide high metal removal rates while reducing production costs. The new cutters use the same inserts and hardware as standard Super Turbo square shoulder mills, allowing manufacturers to increase the versatility of their operations without additional spare parts. The new Super […]
June 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Upgraded HTA Honing System from Sunnen

The new all-electric HTA hone brings increased part capacity and stroker torque to applications such as bore resurfacing of hydraulic cylinders, extruder barrels, and die casting shot tubes, or manufacture of gas flow meter tubes and repair of actuators for construction, mining, farming, and forestry equipment. The machine is available in two standard model sizes: […]
June 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: O-INSPECT Multisensor Measuring Machine from Carl Zeiss

The successful O-INSPECT Multisensor Measuring Machine from Carl Zeiss allows the very easy, very accurate, and thus very efficient inspection of complex parts. It can be used in the electronics and plastics industries, for medical and automotive technology, and precision engineering. A chromatic white light sensor is now available for O-INSPECT. This sensor enables the […]
June 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Twin Cutter Boring System from BIG Kaiser

BIG Kaiser’s 319 SW series is an exceptionally rigid, new style, twin cutter rough boring system. These corrosion-resistant boring heads offer a unique feature; by simply reversing the insert holders, users can switch between balanced and stepped cutting. The 319 SW series will replace the older 314 RW series. By not introducing additional components or […]
June 6, 2011

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FEELER Milling Lathes and Turning Centers from Methods

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, has introduced high performance FEELER milling lathes and turning centers featuring extensive design and engineering by Methods, designed to provide users unsurpassed performance and value. FEELER lathes and turning centers are backed by Methods’ application expertise, support, and extensive network of technology centers.  […]
June 6, 2011

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