2007 May
Features

Company Profile: Mabry Castings Ltd.

With a history of dedication to service & quality, this company is poised to provide gear manufacturers with the castings they need to ensure success.

Comparing Castings and Forgings

By: Tim Zwirlein

When designing large structural components it's critical to make an informed decision between castings and forgings. The following paper by Rexnord provides an in-depth...

New Links in the Production Chain

By: Sascha Ungewiss & Bill Miller

As part of the Kapp Group, Niles has designed machines that decrease the cost per piece while increasing the quality of the finished parts.

A Novel Hob Design for Precision Involute Gears...

By: Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich Ph.D., Dr. (Eng) Sci.

The following paper outlines the development of a new precision gear hob design for machining involute gears on conventional gear-hobbing machines.

Departments

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

By: Terry McDonald

Seeking input from your employees is one of the best ways of helping you create—and update—a comprehensive and effective safety plan.

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

By: William P. Crosher

Shot peening offers a variety of benefits to gears, including added strength and reduced surface fatigue. The past—and future—of the process are discussed in this...

News

Gear Motions Names Executive Vice President

May 1, 2007

Sam Haines, president of the Gear Motions Companies—Oliver Gear in Buffalo and Nixon Gear in Syracuse, New York—announces the appointment of Barbara Stone to the position of executive vice president of Gear Motions, Inc. Haines says Stone’s extensive manufacturing and financial...

Schiess Brighton, CITIC Partner on Huge Gear Hobbing Machine

May 1, 2007

Schiess Brighton GmbH—the newly formed company that specializes in the design and construction of very large vertical lathes, horizontal boring mills, and gantry mills—has concluded an agreement with CITIC Heavy Machinery Corp. to design and build a gear hobber that will produce gears...

Haas Automation Asia Opens New Facility in Shanghai

May 1, 2007

Haas Automation Asia is pleased to announce the official opening of its brand-new 72,300-square-foot China Headquarters and showroom in Shanghai. The move comes just three years after the company first opened its Asian operations in the city’s Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. In that time...

AMT Partners with Ethnometrics to Measure Purchase Experience at IMTS 2008

May 1, 2007

The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) announces its partnership with Ethnometrics to measure the “purchase experience” at IMTS 2008 in September 2008. IMTS is the largest show to apply this type of research to the trade show experience. “Purchase experience”...

Philadelphia Gear Offers Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment in Two Sizes

May 1, 2007

Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation have announced the availability of two versions of the company’s proprietary CORE, or Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment. Launched as an alternative to traditional barrier filtration techniques, the CORE models filter metallic particles as small as one...

Cincinnati Incorporated Opens Dedicated facility for PM Press Reconditioning

May 1, 2007

Cincinnati Incorporated has opened a dedicated facility offering PM press reconditioning for all Cincinnati® PM equipment. The new 38,000 square-foot facility features deep pits and 50-ton cranes to handle even the biggest jobs. A well-organized, documented process developed by Cincinnati...

New AC Motor Capabilities Brochure from Bison Gear

May 1, 2007

Made in the U.S.A., and custom designed for industrial and commercial duty OEM applications, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.’s new line of AC motors is detailed in an informative, six-page capabilities brochure. The brochure includes outline drawings for three versions each of the new 34...

New Test System from Optimol Instruments

May 1, 2007

Optimol Instruments has introduced the newest generation of the SRV test, the SRV® 4 test system. This leading system platform offers dual motion by integrating oscillation and rotation movement into one instrument for evaluating friction and wear. Even the most complex tribologic environment...

ABLE Machine Tool Sales Tech Center Grand Opening

May 1, 2007

ABLE Machine Tool Sales will be holding an Open House at its newly expanded Tech Center and showroom on Tuesday, May 22, through Thursday, May 24, 2007. ABLE’s expanded facility includes a new, fully equipped showroom and demonstration area, as well as an integration bay for machine...