A recognized best-in-class fishing reel product line, a dedicated pursuit of advanced gear technology, and an inspiring 80-year history has helped Penn Reels become a key player in the industry of one of America’s favorite pastimes.
Direct Gear Design, a development process where gear parameters are primary and tool parameters are secondary, maximizes performance of plastic gearing by compensating for polymer property limitations.
A method for equal power sharing in planetary gearboxes is proposed based on the use of elastic absorbers of manufacturing errors.
When measuring with coordinate measuring machines, a new proposed approach is utilized to capture deviations from spherical involute bevel gears; these deviations are then used in tooth contact analysis.
Kennametal Extrude Hone has grown from a manufacturer and seller of abrasive flow machining (AFM) machines to include electrochemical machining (ECM) and its thermal energy method (TEM), making it a world leader in these three core practices.
What started with a purchase of a small general machining company in 1989, Raycar Gear & Machine Co. has since become a successful full-service manufacturer of precision gears and a driving force in the industry.
As a leading manufacturer of high-precision live and dead centers and face drivers, Riten Industries has unmatched experience, engineering expertise, and customer service, with all of its products made in the U.S.
Bourn & Koch continues to combine the most well-known brand names in the history of industrial machining with customer-driven solutions and the industry’s latest technology.
Grinding affects the performance of a gear component, therefore it’s important to optimize the grinding process and eliminate defective parts before final assembly.
Two gear manufacturing companies — Croix Gear & Machining in Wisconsin and Columbia Gear in Minnesota — benefited from purchasing Gleason machines in order to fill their needs for increasing capacity, capabilities, and technologies.
In this case study, specialized contact analyses and finite element methods were used to study gear tooth stresses of the space shuttle orbiter’s body flap actuator gears.
Simulation technology is driving innovation in gear and drivetrain design fields with an approach that moves problem-solving earlier in the process.
Flame hardening is a viable, cost-efficient solution for heat treating difficult gear designs and for lower production volumes. Here, an overview on flame hardening, as well as spin hardening and robotic gear hardening, is discussed.
Rave Gears and Machining is committed to providing quality parts and on-time delivery at a fair price.
An analysis focused on the geometry and the kinematics of right-angle bevel gears with low tooth count shows that inequality of base pitches of the gear and mating pinion is the root cause of insufficient performance.
Two companies work together to bring the manufacturing process of gears and gear components back to the U.S. from overseas.
A three-step methodology can be a successful approach to optimizing flank line and profile modifications.
The measuring machine, ThreadCheck, offers precision for complex geometries, automation, seamless documentation, and production integration.
Celebrating 20 years in the business of remanufacturing late-model CNC Fellows gear shapers, New England Gear attributes its success to excellent customer relationships, a wealth of technical knowledge, and superior standards.
There is potential in using powder metallurgy transmission gears that match the performance and accuracy of machined gears when fatigue properties and dimensional precision capabilities are compared.
Meeting More Demanding Requirements for Removing Burrs: Optimizing Deburring Processes with Innovative Solutions
Burrs and chips are unavoidable in virtually all manufacturing processes used for series production, and today, the removal of these remnants from the production process is an absolute must for high-quality, precision parts.
Don’t miss Gear Expo, the “Drive Technology Show” — it only happens once every two years. This event is the world’s only conference and expo designed exclusively for the gear industry and drive technology experts.
Gear noise reduction can be achieved through electrochemical machining, which is a process that accomplishes metal removal by dissolution of surface atoms without direct contact between the tool and workpiece material.
Gleason Corporation celebrates its 150th anniversary with eyes intently set on the future of gear manufacturing.
There is both a cost-effective and timesaving approach to evaluating the quality condition of a spline ring gage — the simple-to-use Tapered-Tooth Master Plug (TMP). This concept has been around for many years, but not everyone is aware of its benefits or how it works.
TOOLING & WORKHOLDING: Large and Small Gear Processing Reaps Benefits from Modern Workholding Synergies
As demand for higher-quality precision gears continues to rise, so does the need for high-quality gear manufacturing machines that can get the job done and skilled machinists who can properly operate the equipment.
G90 material can be used to replace carbide in some hobbing applications. It can also provide increased production rates, increased tool life, or a combination of both of these when replacing traditional HSS hobs.
With gear surfaces, a growing demand for greater fatigue resistance can only be achieved by specialized heat treatments. Vacuum carburizing — low pressure carburizing — is a process that can be used to apply hardness, wear resistance, and increased fatigue life in specific parts.
As installed capacity and component size continue to grow in the wind sector, induction hardening is a cost-and time-efficient method to meeting demand. As demand for gear rings and bearings increases, so will the need for more sophisticated induction hardening solutions.
Cold Forming Technology, Inc., and West Michigan Spline, Inc., chose to lead by example and show what happens when two similar companies opt for collaboration instead of competition.
The traditional inspection of involute gear profile and helix deviations results in plots of deviations from a perfect involute and from a perfect helix. While this is appropriate for gears with an unmodified profile or helix, it is not ideal for gears that have intentional modifications.
Surface Technology, Inc. began as a small family business during the recession in the early 1970s. Deeply rooted in history and innovation, the company has evolved into a world leader in composite electroless coatings.
Frictional losses in gear boxes transform into heat, which makes them significant to gear box designers and will result in a fuel efficiency reduction for the vehicle involved. This effort is to measure and document the comparative friction losses in a gear mesh due to gear tooth surface condition and lubricant.
Since 2009, BJ-Gear in Denmark has used collaborative robots from Universal Robots to automate its production of gear wheels. This new type of robots have ushered in substantial cost savings on machinery, optimized work flows, and created a more varied and rewarding work environment for employees that now welcome their new “colleagues.”
Ion-sulfurized lubricating gradient material (LGM) is a state-of-the-art technology conferring excellent anti-friction and wear-resistant characteristics on metallic parts, including gears, splines, and bearings. In this article, the engineering characteristics of LGM technology are introduced and exemplary applications are presented.
Kowalski Heat Treating Company is a place where people work hard to play hard. You’ll learn about how the patriarch of the Kowalski family and his wife pioneered their own heat treating company while also raising a family of 18 children.
Super-finishing of forms required to generate geometry like that of the involute of a gear is a multi-step process where gear blanks are roughed, heat treated, and ground to precise tolerances allowing for additional stock removal to occur in another value added process to generate super-finishes to less than 1 Ra µin. A solution that enables the rough and finish grinding to occur that produces super-finished surfaces to less than 1 Ra µin while maintaining precise geometries is Molecular Decomposition Process (MDP).
When weighing metal forming options for use in gear manufacturing, consider the processes, applications, and benefits of open die and rolled ring forging.
Developed for form grinding of gears, BURKA-KOSMOS and TYROLIT combine strengths to develop the new force in grinding technology, MIRA ICE, to help gear manufacturers significantly improve their processes.
Brevini Gear Systems, otherwise known as Brevini Wind USA, is a major contender in the ring of custom gear manufacturing. Although they still participate in the wind industry, their focus is serving the precision custom gear and gearbox market.
Peripheral cutter heads are utilized to machine bevel and cylindrical gears and basic milling operations on universal mills or five-axis machines. However, in the new cutter system discussed below, all other surfaces can be made with open tolerances.
Plato once wrote that necessity is the mother of invention. In the realm of workholding for gear manufacturing industry, this means innovation is the basis for constant improvement and concept evaluation.
Influence of Central Members Radial Support Stiffness on Load Sharing Characteristics of Compound Planetary Gearsets
In this study, a non-linear dynamics model of Ravigneaux compound planetary gearsets which adopts the intermediate floating component, is set up based on concentration parameter. Reducing the radial support stiffness of the central members helps improve the load sharing performance of the system.
What was originally founded by three salesmen looking to provide a superior lubricant to the manufacturing industry has grown into a successful, wide-reaching business with customers and influence all over the world.
This paper discusses how efficient a simple dip-lubricated gearbox is in a thermally coupled lubrication model, which includes elastohydrodynamic (EHL) friction losses in gear teeth contacts as well as bearing, seal, and churning losses.
Rotary broaching is not just for machining hexagon holes in screws. Here, you’ll learn more about the new product innovations and advanced techniques that continue to shape the broaching industry today.
It has been one year since United Tool Supply Company’s founder and president Rusty Young passed away, and his son, Jeff Young has since taken over the family business. A lot has changed throughout the past year, and although the family and company have been faced with great adversity, both overcame those obstacles and are striving to preserve and build on Rusty’s legacy within this industry.
By presenting spiral face gears with an involute tooth line and an identical tooth profile in the normal section at any given radius, two applications are made possible for such face gears.
By combining image-processing technology with one probe and six CNC-controlled axes, ZOLLER is able to sucessfully execute hob measurements without any distortions for its customers.
While there has been a gradual convergence of generative gear metrology and 3-D or CMM type measurements, significant differences remain. This article explores the historical perspective and outlines the current technology.
From the ashes of Fellows Corporation rose Allen Adams Shaper Services, Inc., which has been serving companies and people in need of gear shaping services and machine repair since its inception in 2002.
QuesTek Innovations LLC has successfully designed and developed four new steels that can be used in gearing applications, two of which have been implemented in demanding gear and bearing applications in ground and aerospace military, commercial aerospace, high-performance racing, oil and gas, and other industries
This paper discusses software that automatically generates a 3-D meshed finite element model of a helical gear set, which does not require the gear designer to have a knowledge of finite element analysis.