2007 March
Features

Company Profile: Butler Gear

Everyone encounters obstacles, but the real challenge is in whether you cave in or carry on. This profile tells the story of a man who chose the latter—time and again.

Determining Gear Efficiency

By: Relly Victoria Petrescu, Narcisa Popescu & Florian Ion Petrescu

By analyzing certain parameters, the authors present an original method for determining the efficiency of gears.

The Art and Science of Broaching

By: Chris Van De Motter

To truly understand the benefits of broaching it's important to take many things into consideration, including the various methods, materials, and machines involved.

Maximizing Gearbox Performance

By: Jeff Biamonte & Tim Nadasdi, Ph.D.

By choosing the proper lubricant, gearbox performance is improved. Read on to learn about ExxonMobil's special formulation for gearbox applications.

CASE STUDY: Advent Tool & Manufacturing Inc.

By: Ross Wegryn-Jones

The following case study describes the development of an involute spline form milling tool for prototype and production applications in standard CNC milling machines.

Departments

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

By: Terry McDonald

Sometimes it's even more important to put safety rules in place regarding equipment and processes that you don't often perform than it is to address more familiar...

Tooth Tips: William Crosher

This installment addresses worm gear tooth forms, including descriptions of the five standardized forms produced by milling or grinding operations.

News

Gleason Corporation News

March 1, 2007

Gleason’s latest addition to its line of advanced, highly productive grinding machines is the 300TWG Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine, designed to deliver the industry’s fastest floor-to-floor times for grinding of cylindrical gears up with a diameter up to 300mm. The new 300TWG uses...

Bison Gear Appoints New President

March 1, 2007

Bison Gear & Engineering Corp., a leading manufacturer of fractional horsepower gearmotors and electric motors, has announced the appointment of Martin Swarbrick as president and chief operating officer. Most recently Swarbrick was vice president and director of business excellence for...

New Tool Presetting Systems from BIG Kaiser

March 1, 2007

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., introduces the new STP-35 Basic and STP-35 EzVision System. The system matches the superior accuracy and T.I.R. of the STP-34, and has an extended z-axis height to accommodate tools up to 20 inches in length. The system has display resolution of .001mm...

Paulo Adds Surface Treatment Capabilities

March 1, 2007

Paulo Products Company announces the addition of two surface treatments at its St. Louis, Missouri, facility. Paulo-St. Louis now has the capability to perform gas nitriding. Gas nitriding is carried out in a sealed retort with an ammonia atmosphere at temperatures at or near 1,000 degrees...

Bodine Announces Important Internal Promotions

March 1, 2007

Bodine Electric Company has announced important changes to its leadership team. The company has promoted Michael Gschwind to vice president of sales and marketing. Additionally, Edmund Glueck has been promoted to marketing and product development manager, and Terry Auchstetter has been promoted to...

Ball and Roller Screw Assemblies from SKF

March 1, 2007

SKF® ball screws and roller screws are available in a variety of cost-effective types and designs to promote precise positioning in linear-actuation applications for the automotive, aerospace, injection molding, instrumentation, medical, and machine tool industries, among others. The extensive...