March 2016
Features

Company Profile: Syn-Tech Ltd.

By: Molly J. Rogers

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,...

Investigations on the Efficiency of Worm Gear...

By: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl, Eva-Maria Mautner, Werner Sigmund & Johann-Paul Stemplinger

Experimental investigations on different worm gears were conducted on several test rigs, taking into consideration the influence of different gear ratios, worm wheel materials,...

Shear Stability Is Key to Proper EAL Gear Oil...

By: Ben Bryant & Craig Desrochers, P.E.

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.  

Departments

Tooth Tips: Variables for Quality Design:...

By: Matt Mondek

A complete understanding of where the gearing will be used, the surrounding environment, and external influences is an essential starting point for achieving a quality design.

Trend Talks: Quality Control and Inspection

By: Anna Claire Howard

When it comes to manufacturing high-quality gears, quality control and inspection play crucial roles in meeting industry standards and a customer’s specific needs.

News

Maynards To Auction Surplus Assets of Major Industrial Gear Manufacturer

April 1, 2016

Plans are gearing up for an auction of surplus assets from Abundant Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI) and RP Machine Enterprises, Inc. This top-quality selection of gear equipment will be hitting the auction block on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. For more than a decade, AMI has been supplying innovative...

AGMA Names Matthew Croson as New President

March 31, 2016

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), a member and market-driven organization that conducts programs and provides services to the gear industry, its suppliers, and customers, has named Matthew E. Croson as its next president. Croson has more than two decades of leadership and...

Scholarship Opportunity for Disabled Vets

March 24, 2016

  The AGMA Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding engineering students at the associate/technical, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Six undergraduate and graduate students received $5,000 in AGMA Foundation scholarships in September 2015. The foundation recently expanded its...

Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc. Opens Pittsburgh Manufacturing Branch

March 10, 2016

Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc., a leading manufacturer of power transmission parts and material handling systems, expands its U.S. service offering and inventory availability in the Northeast with the recent opening of a new Pittsburgh manufacturing branch in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. As one of...

Gear Motions Names New Vice President of Buffalo Operations

March 10, 2016

Gear Motions, a leading precision gear manufacturer, has named Paul Andruszko as vice president of its Buffalo, New York, operations, which includes its Oliver/Pro-Gear and Niagara Gear divisions. Andruszko has more than three decades of experience in the gear industry and most recently served as...

Gleason Announces Availability of Global Services App for Mobile Devices

March 10, 2016

Gleason Corporation unveiled its new Global Services app, providing its customers a direct interface to the Gleason Global Services network from any location in the world. This innovative service may be downloaded for free via the App Store (Apple iOS) or Google Play (Android). It is also...

NTB Collaborates with Siemens, Sandvik Coromant, Iscar, and Kennametal To Make GTC Data Exchange Format Available to the Public

March 10, 2016

NTB Interstate University of Technology Buchs, an institute that specializes in engineering informatics, recently announced a new website, gtc-tools.com, which provides information to the public on the Generic Tool Catalog (GTC) cutting tool data exchange format. The GTC data exchange format was...

Liebherr Group Generates Record Sales in the 2015 Business Year

March 10, 2016

Provisional figures show total sales revenue of €9,248 million for the Liebherr Group in 2015. That is the highest revenue that the company has ever achieved in its history. Year-on-year, it represents an increase of €425 million or 4.8 percent. Last year, Liebherr generated growth both...

"Smart" Drive Brings Sustainable Progress to Construction and Agricultural Machinery

March 10, 2016

More than ever, intelligent and sustainable drive solutions that help reduce fuel consumption and thereby ensure environmentally friendly and efficient operation are in demand today in the field of construction and agricultural machinery. For these special challenges, flexibility is needed,...

Surface Finishing and Abrasives App Helps Metalworking Professionals Work Better

March 10, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, recently announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app available for all iOS and Android smartphones. The free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select the optimum abrasive...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Now Available In North America From GMTA

March 10, 2016

Provided by German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), Rasoma machining centers, used primarily for gear-making, are now offered to the GMTA customer base in automotive powertrain, off-highway, and other high-performance markets. The full line of Rasoma machining centers includes vertical turning...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Expanded Contour Machining Cycle for Sinumerik CNCs Facilitates 4-Axis Turing

March 10, 2016

The expanded contour machining cycle for Siemens Sinumerik CNC controls now facilitates 4-axis turning on lathes. Two turning tools, opposite one another, machine the workpiece simultaneously, enabling the machining time to be significantly reduced. In addition, the two turning tools, opposite one...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Kluber Lubrication Introduces High-Temperature Oil For Sliding Chain Systems

March 10, 2016

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, recently introduced Klübersynth CHZ 2-225, a fully synthetic high-temperature oil developed for sliding chain systems in biaxial high-speed film stenters where oven temperatures may be higher than 200°C. The use of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Announces New Toolholder for Demanding Precision Machining

March 10, 2016

Schunk is expanding its program for high-performance hydraulic expansion toolholders with the Tendo Aviation. This toolholder specifically focuses on demanding applications, which usually occur in the aerospace industry. Tendo Aviation combines the strength of hydraulic expansion technology with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Briney Tooling Systems Expands Precision Test Bar Offering

March 10, 2016

Excessive tool wear and tool breakage on machine tools is primarily caused by spindle runout. For every .0001-inch of total indicator runout (TIR) that can be reduced, tool life can be increased as much as 10 percent. That’s why regular inspection of the machine tool spindle with a precision...