2007 September
Features

Planetary Gear Parametric Instability

By: J. Lin

Tooth mesh contact conditions can result in parametric instability in planetary gears. The following technical article explores the causes, and discusses the cures.

Face-off: Face Hobbing vs. Face Milling

By: Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Müller

Which process is best for you? Depends on the application. Read on for an in-depth examination of the pros and cons of each.

Time to Shift Gears on Heat Treating?

By: Peter Hushek

For an in-depth examination of the current state of the heat-treating industry, who better to consult than a fourth-generation industry professional? Read on for a gear-centric...

Case Study: Butler Gear/Cosen Saws

Even when it comes to something like cutting bar stock, investing in the latest equipment can increase productivity and save you time—which easily translates to your bottom...

Departments

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

By: Terry McDonald

Abrasive wear, as it turns out, is a much more complicated and multifaceted condition than many people realize. In this installment the author provides a helpful review.

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

By: William P. Crosher

Abrasive wear is a much more complicated and multifaceted condition than many people realize. The author provides a helpful review in this installment.

News

FANUC Robotics America Celebrates 25 Years

September 1, 2007

FANUC Robotics America, Inc.—the leading supplier of robotic automation in the Americas—recently celebrated its 25th anniversary during an employee event at the company’s 375,000 square-foot headquarters and Customer Technology Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan. “The...

Philadelphia Gear Extends Network of Uniform Service Centers

September 1, 2007

Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation have announced that its Birmingham Regional Service Center has achieved a major milestone with the installation of its 1.5 meter Höfler grinder. Birmingham is the fifth Philadelphia Gear Company site to obtain such operational gear cutting capability....

New High-Performance Gearmotor from Bodine Electric

September 1, 2007

Bodine Electric Company announced it has developed an extra-rugged line of variable speed AC inverter-duty and permanent magnet DC gearmotors, the type CG gearmotor. While some competitors build gearheads and motors of this frame-size as separate components, the CG gearhead was developed...

Drake Improves Gear Checking Ability

September 1, 2007

The challenge with manufacturing highly accurate gear and thread grinding machines is measuring the parts they produce. The grinding machines built by Drake are so accurate the parts were getting beyond the company’s ability to measure during customer run-offs. That’s when they decided...

FKI Logistex Opens North American Technology & Education Center

September 1, 2007

A global leader in integrated material handling solutions, FKI Logistex® announces the grand opening of the new, multimillion-dollar FKI Logistex Technology & Education Center (TEC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 31,000 square-foot training and demonstration center offers FKI Logistex customers...

ALMCO Offers New Literature on End-Discharge Vibratory Machines

September 1, 2007

New literature that presents the exceptional versatility and competitive features of the company’s broad line of end-discharge vibratory machines is now available from ALMCO, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of automated equipment for metal parts deburring and finishing. The...

New Cincinnati U5-1500 from MAG

September 1, 2007

Machining of big parts joins the “Lean” revolution with a new platform of five-axis MAG Cincinnati U5 Universal Machining Centers. Five-sided/full five-axis contouring and automatic interchangeable head capability on the U5-1500 deliver faster processing to reduce WIP (work in process)...

REM Chosen as Major Aerospace Superfinishing Supplier

September 1, 2007

REM has announced that it has become a certified supplier to all of the major aerospace companies in the United States. This status has been obtained due to REM’s distinct patented ISF (Isotropic Superfinish) process. “Manufacturers of gas turbine engines, helicopters, APUs, and...

News from Inductoheat

September 1, 2007

Inductoheat, Inc., announces that it has shipped five IROSS induction line frequency systems to a leading supplier of engine crankshaft vibration dampers. These units are designed with automated walking beams for induction bonding of vibration dampers. The systems produce up to 125 pieces per hour,...

Reishauer Announces New Appointment

September 1, 2007

The Reishauer AG Board of Directors in Wallisellen, Switzerland, has appointed Michael Engesser (below in photo) as director of sales and member of the Executive Management Group effective February 1, 2007. Engesser first joined Reishauer Elgin, Illinois, in 1991 as a product engineer primarily...

Gleason Exhibits New Equipment at EMO Hanover

September 1, 2007

Gleason Corporation is a world leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of gear production machinery, tooling, and related equipment and services. The company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, wind energy, aircraft, agriculture, construction, power tool, and...

Dura-Bar Revamps and Expands Web Site

September 1, 2007

North America’s only producer of continuous cast iron bar stock, Dura-Bar recently completed a major revamp of its Web site, adding a number of online tools and information to better assist engineers, designers, and manufacturers. Now it is easier to see if time and money can be saved by...

Solar Manufacturing Adds New Employees

September 1, 2007

As the vacuum furnace manufacturer continues to expand, Solar Manufacturing has added two new hires to their growing roster of employees. Dave Walty and John Barron join the Eastern Pennsylvania-based company as the accounting manager and technical director, respectively. Walty has spent almost the...