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May 2012

FEATURES

Company Profile: Buffalo Gear, Inc.

Since 1962 this company has been a family affair, earning its reputation as a trusted supplier to its many loyal customers.

When seeking an example of entrepreneurship in its purest form, one need look no farther than Casimir and Theresa Szczygiel, who everyone knew as Casey and Terry. While working as the foreman of a local gear shop, Casey decided that he wanted to open a gear manufacturing company of his own, so he and Terry […]
Russ Willcutt

Applications for Self-Locking Gears

Self-locking gears prevent backdriving and inertial driving, and they may find applications in a wide variety of industries.

In most gear drives, when driving torque is suddenly reduced as a result of power off, torsional vibration, power outage, or any mechanical failure at the transmission input side, then gears will be rotating either in the same direction driven by the system inertia, or in the opposite direction driven by the resistant output load […]
Alexander Kapelevich, Dr. Elias Taye

Continuous Generating Gear Grinding

A report on new possibilities in the process design and analysis of continuous generating gear grinding.

In order to improve load carrying capacity and noise behavior, case hardened gears usually are hard finished [1]. One possible process for the hard finishing of gears is the generating gear grinding, which has replaced other grinding processes in batch production of small and middle gears due to the high process efficiency. Despite the wide […]
Prof. Dr. Fritz Klocke, Jan Reimann, Dr. Markus Brumm

The Case for Grinding Perfection

QUICKPOINT grinding machines from JUNKER allow end users to streamline production and increase productivity.

In The French company ZF Bouthéon has a long history as a manufacturer of truck transmissions. The company has been producing complete drive assemblies since 1970, when it was still Berliet. In 1998 it was taken over by ZF Friedrichshafen and now supplies big-name truck manufacturers all over the world, including MAN, DAF, and the […]
Christine Isenmann

DEPARTMENTS

Debate: Generator manufactured endothermic gas vs. nitrogen-methanol as a carburizing atmosphere

Recently in my world the topic of nitrogen-methanol as a carburizing atmosphere has emerged as an item of interest by an existing user seeking to change, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to address the issues facing decision makers regarding this in-situ process. Generator manufactured endothermic gas is the gold standard when […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Dean Burrows

President, Nixon Gear

Give us a little background information on the joint venture between Gear Motions and KBE+. I’d be glad to. About four years ago I sat down with Sam Haines, president of the company, and others to review our strategic plan at Gear Motions, which is made up of Nixon Gear and Oliver Gear. We wanted […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

In the same way that airline pilots and long-haul truckers have limits on the consecutive hours they can work, machine operators need to be rested and focused as well.

It’s always great news to hear that business is picking up for a company, especially if layoffs were required or shifts eliminated during the recent economic downturn. The natural response from management is to rehire those workers and reactivate those shifts, and for workers—especially those who’ve gone without a paycheck for awhile, or have seen […]
Terry McDonald

Worm gear tooth forms, including the five standardized forms produced by milling or grinding operations

There is a wide choice in tooth forms, each form with its own share of merits and demerits depending on the application. Several forms are associated with a trade name. Under the optimum conditions for any worm gear tooth profile, only line contact is present when two gears of finite diameter mesh and are rotated. […]
William P. Crosher

NEWS

Mazak Expands Midwest Technology Center

As part of its ongoing commitment to American manufacturing, Mazak will host a special three-day Discover More with Mazak open house at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Slated for June 26-28, the event will highlight the facility’s recent 18,000-square-foot expansion, powerful cutting demonstrations on the latest productivity-improving machine tools and industry expert presentations. […]
May 10, 2012

In Memoriam: Richard Breidenstein

From Dennis Richmond, vice president of Reishauer: We are deeply saddened with the recent passing of Richard Breidenstein, one of our industry’s pioneers in gear manufacturing and technology application. On Saturday March 10, 2012 he lost the fight with his CHF illness. Those who knew Dick understood his passion for dancing, playing the accordion, traveling, […]
May 10, 2012

Textron Systems and Ontario Drive & Gear Join Forces

Textron Systems Canada, Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario Drive & Gear Limited (ODG) of New Hamburg, Ontario, for possible work on the Textron Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) for the Canadian Forces. Textron has submitted a proposal to supply 500 vehicles to the Canadian Army with […]
May 10, 2012

California Brazing Awarded Accreditation

California Brazing is pleased to announce their official accreditation to the AS9100 Rev. C 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 their desire to meet and exceed the increasingly stringent industry requirements for […]
May 10, 2012

New Employees at Schafer Gear Works

Jeffery Basham (right) and Rodney Miller (left) have joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. As an advanced manufacturing engineer Basham will be responsible for all advanced planning of new parts including CNC programming, tooling design, and application of the latest technologies in cutting tools and machine tools. He has over 18 years of experience in manufacturing. […]
May 10, 2012

Ipsen Responds to Upturn with Aftermarket Support

According to the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), “Year to date sales for the metal treating industry for February 2012 were $179.5 million, a rise of 21.7 percent from 2011 when sales for January-February equaled $147.5 million,” and that, “Sales for the metal treating industry for February 2012 totaled $90.9 million, a gain of 24.8 percent […]
May 10, 2012

Bodycote Acquires Curtiss-Wright Heat Treatment Business

Bodycote has acquired the heat treatment business of Curtiss-Wright Corporation for a total consideration of $52 million. The consideration has been met from existing cash and bank facilities. In the 12 months to December 2011 the business delivered EBIT of $7.7 million on sales of $36.5 million. The acquisition is expected to exceed Bodycote’s cost […]
May 10, 2012

Seco Unveils New Automotive Web Site

Seco has announced the launch of a new Web site designed to provide support to manufacturers serving the automotive industry. The site also provides information of value to manufacturers producing components for agricultural, construction, and small engine applications. The site aggregates a wide variety of data-rich content in both video and written formats. Visitors are […]
May 10, 2012

Gear Motions Announces Joint Venture with KBE+

Gear Motions, Inc., has announced a joint venture with KBE+ Inc., an engineering consulting firm that specializes in the design and development of gear trains and power transmission devices. The companies have reached an exclusive agreement to utilize each other’s specialties in their ongoing business operations.
“This is the perfect merger of more than 50 years […]
May 10, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Flextec 650 Multi-process Welder From Lincoln Electric

The new high amperage Flextec™ 650 multi-process welder from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 815 amps of welding power. Its FLEXible TEChnologySM allows welders to use a variety of processes—stick, Touch Start TIG® (DC), MIG, flux-cored CV submerged arc and arc gouging—on numerous applications, including heavy equipment and transportation, construction, and welding education. The inverter-based […]
May 10, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMPERIAL Fluids from CIMCOOL

The CIMPERIAL line of products designed for heavy-duty machining and grinding on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals offer long fluid life, corrosion protection, high lubricity, low foaming characteristics, and excellent rancidity control. They are always machine friendly and engineered to save money on storage, handling, mixing, charging, make-up and maintenance costs.  Many CIMPERIAL fluids contain […]
May 10, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroMill Plura and Shrink Fit with iLock from Sandvik

March saw the introduction of a new iLock fixturing system for use in milling of ISO S materials. The axial forces created when machining in ISO S materials with a solid carbide end mill puts very high demands on the clamping mechanism. In some situations the tool can pull out from the chuck despite the […]
May 10, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Building Genesis Hobbers in India

Gleason Corporation announces that they have started building their highly popular Genesis series of gear hobbing machines at their Gleason Works (India) facility in Bangalore. The Genesis models 130H and 210H hobbers are being built for the fast-growing Indian market using the same high-precision components as with Genesis machines built in other locations. The 210H […]
May 10, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gas Tight Dual Chamber Furnace from Lucifer Furnaces

Lucifer Furnaces recently delivered a model HS84GT-R24 dual chamber heat treating furnace for use with inert atmosphere to Standard Alloys. The unit will be used on a daily basis in the foundry and machine shop department which repairs pumps, compressors, and other equipment for the refining and chemical industries.  Materials to be heat-treated include but […]
May 10, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Filtramag Ensures a Premier Finish

Experts in fluid filtration Eclipse Magnetics recently worked with Pro Cut Tooling to provide a market-leading surface finish. Pro Cut Tooling is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and reconditioners of precision carbide cutting tools. Eclipse specified their Filtramag magnetic filtration system to help Pro Cut achieve high quality “mirror” finish and also provide some […]
May 10, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MDE-2000 Marksman II from Spectronics

Spectronics Corporation has introduced the MDE-2000 Marksman™II, an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. This highly advanced tool allows the technician to “hear” even the smallest compressed air, natural gas, propane tank, vacuum, steam, and other pressurized leaks before they lead to major breakdowns. The Marksman II […]
May 10, 2012

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