Archives November 2017


November 2017


Machines Profile: Reishauer

Worldwide, Reishauer gear grinding machines play a major role in the manufacturing process of grinding gears used in automobiles, aircraft, and construction/agricultural machinery.

For more than two centuries, Reishauer has been shaping industrial history. Since its founding in 1788, the Swiss company has moved from manufacturing precision thread cutting tools to being a market leader in precision gear grinding machines. “Automobiles, aircraft, and construction/agricultural machinery all require high-accuracy gears for their transmissions,” said Walter Graf, marketing manager with […]
Kenneth Carter

Tooling Profile: Third Wave Systems

Third Wave Systems is dedicated to providing validated, physics-based software solutions to help the machining industry achieve product and process improvements.

Third Wave Systems began as a discussion over a beer between brothers Kerry and Troy Marusich in 1993 and has since grown into a leading-edge company that has been creating problem-solving software for more than two decades. Third Wave Systems produces manufacturing software that improves the machining process through physics-based modeling and had been adopted […]
Kenneth Carter

Services Profile: American Gear & Engineering

With a full-service gear machining facility and a variety of in-house capabilities, American Gear & Engineering strives to make sure customer satisfaction is its No.1 priority.

Dedication to both its customers and its employees is the formula that helps set American Gear & Engineering apart. Taking care of the customer is the crux of American Gear’s philosophy, according to the president and owner, Jeff Emerson. “We will do whatever it takes to take care of the customer and always find a […]
Kenneth Carter


Q&A with Brian Dengel

Each issue, Gear Solutions talks with company leaders in the industry, so they can share their knowledge, successful processes, and participation in industry association events.

What’s a typical day like for you at KHK? I handle from soup to nuts so there is no ‘typical’ day. As the general manager of a mechanical components distributor, I handle everything from inventory, payroll, accounting, invoicing, collections, inventory control, purchasing, receiving, shipping, customer complaints. You name it — I do it. So there […]
Kenneth Carter


Koepfer America offers new TM 200 R3 gear deburring machine

As automation continues to transform the manufacturing industry, gear deburring often remains an operation performed by hand. This burdens gear manufacturers in several ways. First, quality control remains a challenge because each technician’s skill impacts the final product. Second, as other processes become automated, deburring labor continues to grow as a portion of a finished […]
January 18, 2018

Perfection Industrial to auction Overton Chicago Gear surplus

Surplus to the ongoing operations of Overton Chicago Gear will be auctioned on December 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. CST. Equipment includes gear grinders, hobbers, bevel and herringbone gear generators, shapers, CNC lathes, and tool room equipment. Featured: Pfauter, Liebherr, Barber Colman, and Lorenz gear hobbers; Klingelnberg, Gleason, and Sykes bevel and herringbone gear generators; […]
January 18, 2018

Webinars set for AdvantEdge v7.4

Join Third Wave Systems for a new features webinar that will cover all of the new enhancements in AdvantEdge v7.4. Registration is required. • December 6, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. CST | Register Here • December 7, 2017 | 10 a.m. CST | Register Here AdvantEdge v7.4 is now available from Third Wave Systems. The […]
January 18, 2018

New range of Go/No-Go gages available

Slater Tools introduces its new and comprehensive product line of Go/No-Go gage sets for customer-specific applications. The full range of gages are designed and engineered precisely to inspect parts for machining process variations such as form size, twist, and tool wear. Ideal for use with Slater Tools rotary broaches, these gages are held to extremely […]
January 18, 2018

Proactive monitoring made simple: The Bowl

Luneta, the leading developer of advanced machinery lubricant inspection technology for machine condition monitoring and reliability, announces the release of its newest product: the Bowl. The new Bowl from Luneta serves as both a sight glass and BS&W bowl. (Courtesy: Luneta) The ultimate 2-in-1 accessory, the Bowl serves as both a sight glass and BS&W […]
January 18, 2018

Two software solutions — one system design data interface

KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables businesses to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service life and strength of the different machine elements, and transfers the results to KISSsys, where they are displayed in clear overviews. To achieve this, KISSsys brings together kinematic analysis, service life calculation, 3D graphics, and […]
January 18, 2018

Forest City Gear earns women’s business enterprise certification

Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise. WBENC National WBE Certification validates that the business is owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To achieve WBE Certification, women-owned businesses complete a rigorous documentation and site visit process. WBE Certification […]
January 18, 2018