As an innovative leader in production technology, Felsomat provides highly efficient and flexible systems for the transmission and engine manufacturing industries.
A case study demonstrates the benefits of advanced mesh analysis, including design and application of optimized microgeometry through precision tooth form grinding. Recommendations can be applied at the design phase to optimize gearing performance or, reactively, to identify root cause of failures.
Pitch factor analysis is an analytical tool that can be used for comparison of different gear geometry solutions by exploring the characteristics of involute gear mesh parameters that define gear drive performance.
Comparing different material combinations and testing conditions, results are presented from an accelerated testing procedure for polymer gears to provide a more accurate calculation of gear temperatures.
A history of excellence and experience spanning 100 years has made Radiac Abrasives the go-to manufacturer for conventional bonded and superabrasives.
As a leader in advanced honing technology with a 90-year-old history, Gehring meets current demands and future challenges through innovative solutions, excellent training opportunities, and a customer-care philosophy.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Riley Gear Corporation partners with OEMs in a wide range of industries to provide custom gears, precision gears, high-speed gears, and gearboxes — building upon its design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise.
From an innovative machine builder in the 1940s to a leader in deburring machines, Redin Production Machine looks toward continued opportunities to provide its customers with customized solutions.
When an automotive gear being manufactured every six seconds required deburring in two separate locations, this powertrain manufacturer turned to Abtex for a customized deburring system that resulted in enhanced efficiency and productivity.
Early attention to performance issues and implementing spindle remanufacturing procedures can help machine tool operators extend the life and performance of their spindles.
Results are presented from a redesigned powder metal transmission that has been tested for durability, vibration, overload, and breaking load.
As a repeatable process that follows specifications and procedures in order to improve resistance to fatigue and stress corrosion cracking, shot peening has valuable benefits for gears.
Dynamic Megabytes develops cost-efficient, results-oriented software packages with customized solutions to suit the needs of its customers in the gear manufacturing and automotive industries.
Calculating the Risk of Micropitting Using ISO Technical Report 15144-1:2014 – Validation with Practical Applications
This paper describes the definition of micropitting, the actual calculation method, and its application to practical examples if and where micropitting has occurred. The examples give evidence that the Technical Report reliably predicts the risk of micropitting where it is later found on the gear flanks.
Combining the technical synergies of a laser company, a gear measurement company, and a software development company resulted in the development of an innovative product that is a game-changer in the way gear defects can be detected — non-contact involute profile measurement to microns in a matter of seconds.
Single sourcing a highly automated gear-finishing system from Gleason results in multiple benefits for Schafer Gear Works, including significantly more hard-finishing capacity, minimal non-productive time, and much easier setup and operation.
Vibration damping is just one of the many benefits of using polymer composite (or mineral cast) bases or filled structures in modern machine tool design.
Many top gear manufacturers are adopting machine vision systems as a means of seamlessly yielding higher productivity, as the system can operate inline with existing manufacturing processes.
Offering one of the largest selections of metric-dimensioned power transmission gearing in North America as a distributor for Kohara Gear Industry, KHK USA services its customers by providing off-the-shelf gears with fast lead times.
A new class of industrial gear lubricants based on alternative synthetic materials has been developed to satisfy critical market performance expectations, ensure global supply chain security, and address economic and performance challenges.
Following the Direct Gear Design approach to asymmetric epicyclic gear stages with singular and compound planet gears, methods of optimization of the tooth flank asymmetry factor and root fillet profile are considered.
When KOMET of America Inc. sought to produce multi-step tools more efficiently, investing in the Lean Selection Allround machine from JUNKER brought a cost-effective upgrade in technology together with dramatically decreased setup times.
With a unique approach to grinding threads from solid, Tracey Gear utilizes Drake machine technology and Norton wheel technology to achieve impressive metal removal rates.
For over 25 years, American Steel Treating has provided leading OEMs and suppliers with heat treating solutions, while continuously broadening its capabilities in the thermal processing industry.
Today’s technology is fueling the advancements and utilization of thermal processing systems and applications.
Asking the right questions from your workholding suppliers can save time and reduce overall costs.
Keyence’s IM Series Instant Measurement (IM) system saves time and eliminates errors for an Illinois gear manufacturer.
Gear Solutions talked with Michael Stepke, Zoller’s product specialist for inspection machines, about how the tool manufacturing industry’s demands for higher quality require process control and complete documentation of production processes and how today’s inspection machines address these needs.
While the requirements for more precise gears increase and production methods grow in number and sophistication, metrology provides the link that lets producers generate the products that meet today’s market demands.
While it is generally known that extreme contact pressure and sliding velocity operating conditions can lead to coating wear, a better understanding of the thresholds that constrain coating durability and usefulness are needed so that gear and bearing engineers can more accurately specify and predict system life.
A power tool manufacturer reduces its manufacturing costs by 50 percent with a custom bearing solution.
With nearly 130 years of experience, Horsburgh & Scott has remained a strong gear manufacturer during many economic swings by focusing on high-quality materials, advanced engineering principles, and manufacturing to the highest standards. The company has recently received prestigious recognition due to its long-term success, innovation, and partnerships within the gear industry.
Test results are presented for an investigation of the influence of surface finishing processes on the impact of PVD/PECVD coatings concerning the pitting load capacity of gears with an examination of the uncoated and coated tooth flank contact.
A newly developed software tool that enables simulation of errors during hobbing and generation grinding can be used for determining and eliminating the causes of deviations in production, thus allowing design engineers and planners to quickly and easily develop new processes and tool designs that can significantly reduce the costs involved in testing.
Machine platforms that integrate hobbing and chamfering/deburring operations are key to more economical production of quiet, dependable, and smooth-running gears and shafts required by the latest automotive transmissions.
As the North American factory sales and technical support organization for high-end European gear machine and tool manufacturers, Koepfer America offers a line of solutions for almost every stage of the gear manufacturing process combined with excellent customer service.
A newly developed asymmetric gear tooth generating-grinding method combines maximum productivity with superior quality.
A new gear polish grinding process is presented to show that improved surface finishes increase the overall efficiency of transmissions, and the resulting higher bearing ratios reduce micropitting. A cost-efficient manufacturing method adapted for large-scale manufacture is also introduced.
It’s important to understand the microstructure of forged parts in industries such as automotive and aerospace due to recent regulations, and simulation benefits are presented here to consider when working with rolled rings at different structure levels.
Innovative design engineers, skilled machinists, 68 years of experience, and valued customer relationships are some of the advantages to working with Drewco Workholding.
A new gear lab workholding solution allows bevel gear manufacturers to reduce the time it takes to get fully functional, extremely accurate workholding for their gear testing and development efforts.
Selecting the Proper Gear Milling Cutter Design for the Machining of High-Quality Parallel Axis, Cylindrical Gears and Splines
A comprehensive, yet practical, view is presented to assist the manufacturing engineer or process planner in successfully choosing the design of gear milling cutters to make cost-effective cylindrical gears to the appropriate quality desired.
An Experimental Evaluation of the Procedures of the ISO/TR 15144 Technical Report for the Prediction of Micropitting
Sample load distribution analyses and ISO predictions are presented for several experimental results from testing both FVA standard micropitting test gears and the AGMA tribology gears to calculate the safety factor for micropitting.
As a highly technical specialty lubricants formulator and manufacturer, Syn-Tech Ltd. evaluates each application as a unique set of parameters for a correct lubricant match, earning the respect of many longtime customers.
Advances in both broach tools and broach machines have progressed the state of the art in broaching.
Experimental investigations on different worm gears were conducted on several test rigs, taking into consideration the influence of different gear ratios, worm wheel materials, lubricants, and contact pattern on efficiency and load-carrying capacity. Recommendations for an increase in overall worm gearbox efficiencies are presented.
To prevent failures of bearings and gears, careful selection of EALs for use in marine components, combined with a good oil sampling program, are necessary.
Extensive design knowledge, diverse manufacturing services, analytical capabilities, and partnerships with customers have made CGI a leader in precision gearbox, precision machined components, and electromechanical assembly solutions.
A new advanced metrology system allows gear manufacturers to put lab-level inspection next to production machines, while also addressing issues of vibration, temperature, and contamination.
A redeveloped range of large industrial measuring centers meets the current market need for high-precision measuring to assure quality and design in the manufacturing process of large gears.
Analysis of Tooth Interior Fatigue Fracture Using Boundary Conditions from an Efficient and Accurate LTCA
Utilizing MASTA’s 3D Loaded Tooth Contact Analysis model, a modified methodology is proposed to predict crack initiation risk for tooth interior fatigue fracture.
A practical method using conventional measurement tools is proposed to obtain the fundamental gear parameters needed for the reproduction of a new cylindrical gear according to ISO standards by a generation cutting process or for a basic reference in calculating load capacity.
Blaser Swisslube has become a global technological leader with its production of high-end Swiss-quality coolants to improve tool life and productivity.
To meet today’s demands for exceptional fatigue strength and tolerance to complex loads, a range of isotropic steels called IQ-Steel was developed by applying the IQ process, which establishes metallurgical and measurement techniques to determine the true distribution of inclusions in clean steel.
The development of a groundbreaking technology for a completely dry grinding process without the need for cutting oils and the release of a new dry-grinding machine has the potential to significantly transform the production of transmission gears.
By examining a system comprised of a single gear pair, modeled through integrated contact tribology and inertial transient dynamics, a novel analytical method is introduced for determination of gear airborne noise under lightly loaded conditions.