June 2016
Features

Company Profile: Horsburgh & Scott

By: Molly J. Rogers

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...

New Hobbing Solutions for Faster Production of...

By: Gottfried Klein

Machine platforms that integrate hobbing and chamfering/deburring operations are key to more economical production of quiet, dependable, and smooth-running gears and shafts...

Influence of Surface Finishing on the Load...

By: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher, Philip Konowalczyk, M.Sc. & Sascha Hessel

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...

Departments

Materials Matter: Automotive Fuel Efficiency...

By: Lane Winkelmann & Mark Michaud

The U.S. automotive industry is faced with steep challenges to meet the current and future fuel economy regulations, and the gear industry is expected to help meet these...

Trend Talks: Machine Repairs

By: Anna Claire Howard

Many companies in the gear manufacturing industry offer machine repairs as well as a range of services to keep older machines up and running. 

Hot Seat: Surface Properties

By: Dr. Edward Rolinski

The surface properties of gear steels can be improved by thermochemical and mechanical treatments.

News

Richard Piselli Launches New Gear Business, Piselli Enterprises

July 1, 2016

Piselli Enterprises based in Statesville, North Carolina, has recently been launched to serve the gear industry for high-quality new and used gears and associated manufacturing machine equipment. Founder Richard Piselli plans to utilize his 25 years of expertise and knowledge in supplying...

Index Introduces New Turn-Mill with Bevel Gear Capability

June 22, 2016

The new Index G220 turn-mill center includes a motorized five-axis 18,000-rpm (max.) milling spindle and a tool turret with Y-axis, providing maximum machining flexibility for turning and milling complex parts in a single setup from bar stock up to 90 mm diameter, chuck diameter 210 mm. Distance...

Liebherr To Demonstrate New Single Table Gear Grinding Machine

June 22, 2016

With a one-table design and a new-design grinding head, the new Liebherr LGG 280 gear grinding machine greatly reduces grinding times for twist-free profile and generating grinding of workpieces to 280 mm diameter. Presented for the first time in North America in the Liebherr Booth N-6930 at IMTS,...

Liebherr Provides a Broad Range of Gear Cutting Tools

June 22, 2016

The division designs, develops, and produces top-quality gear cutting tools at facilities in Ettlingen, Germany, and Turin, Italy. Gear cutting tool services include solution proposals and custom designs for specific client requirements. Given the degree of specialization, tool sales are structured...

Shane Hollingsworth Joins Kapp Technologies Sales Team

June 17, 2016

Kapp Technologies has recently announced that Shane Hollingsworth has joined its sales team. Hollingsworth will represent Kapp Niles customers in the U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains, focusing on companies in the aerospace, energy, mining, construction, and agriculture...

Des-Case Presented President Obama’s “E” Award for Exporting Excellence

June 17, 2016

Des-Case Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty filtration products that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life, was recently given the nation’s top award honoring export excellence among American companies.   The “E” Award is the highest...

Zizzo Joins Schafer Industries as Global Sourcing Manager

June 17, 2016

Nick Zizzo has joined Schafer Industries as global sourcing manager. He will oversee the procurement function at all company locations as well as collaborate with suppliers for business development, supply cost optimization, and leveraging corporate purchasing. Zizzo comes to Schafer Industries...

Rohm Products of America Adds Five U.S. Regional Sales Managers

June 17, 2016

Röhm Products of America, a leading provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology, recently expanded its customer sales and support team with the addition of five regional sales managers. This move is intended to increase visibility and support for the company’s workholding...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Index Develops Bevel Gear Process for Turn-Mill Centers

June 17, 2016

Index has developed a bevel gear hobbing package, which consists of a specially designed control cycle and four Index cutter heads with module-dependent inserts. Equipped with these features, the Index R200 and Index R300 turn-mill centers become gear-cutting machines on which spiral bevel gears...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schneeberger Introduces New Aries NGP Tool Grinder Series

June 17, 2016

The new Aries NGP — Schneeberger’s latest addition to its extensive machine offerings — was created in response to the industry’s need for an affordable tool grinder with the power of larger machines. The Aries NGP offers approximately 10 Hp duty-rated power with a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SMT Releases Masta 7 for Gearbox and Driveline Design, Analysis, and Simulation

June 17, 2016

Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) recently unveiled its Masta 7 CAE software with brand-new features and improvements. The release marks SMT’s continued success in providing transmission engineers with the best software tools that are designed around them. New features available in Masta...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: KISSsoft Utilizes Latest Data from SKF’s Rolling Bearings Catalogue

June 17, 2016

The new version of KISSsoft now contains the latest data from the Rolling Bearings catalogue. By cooperation between SKF and KISSsoft, all future releases of KISSsoft will include an updated bearing database from SKF. The previous KISSsoft database contained 4,000 SKF bearings; the new release...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Big Kaiser Introduces High-Precision Face Grooving System

June 17, 2016

Big Kaiser recently announced the release of new insert holders for face grooving. The new accessories are specifically designed to fit the Big Kaiser large-diameter Series 318 and Series 319 SW twin-cutter boring heads for ultimate system flexibility. The new face grooving system can be used as...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik Coromant Introduces the First Double-Sided, Multi-Edge Milling Concept with Positive Cutting Action

June 17, 2016

Offering high productivity and a low cost per edge, the CoroMill® 745 has a double-sided, multi-edge design that is ideal for large batch productions. With its tilted insert positioning system and sharp cutting edges, this milling cutter offers a light cutting action at low power...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Doimak Delivers Two REN-T Spline and Gear Grinding Machines

June 17, 2016

Doimak has recently tested and delivered ready for production two REN-T grinding machines for the machining of cycloid, helical, and spur gears with exceptional accuracy results achieved during run-off tests. In addition to the remarkable accuracy and machine performance, the newest model Doimak...

Gleason Introduces 200GX/260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines

June 16, 2016

Gleason Corporation recently introduced the 200GX and 260GX threaded wheel grinding machines, its latest addition to the Genesis® series. The twin spindle concept combines maximum productivity with minimum idle and setup times.  The fast and easy software-guided setup of the machine allows...

GMTA Names Dan Thomas As New Project Manager

June 16, 2016

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) — a major supplier of various machine tools, lasers, and parts washers to the North American automotive, off-highway, heavy equipment, and other power transmission markets — recently announced the appointment of Dan Thomas as project...

Kapp Niles To Demonstrate Mass Production Gear Grinding Solution and Unveil New Metrology Machine at IMTS

June 16, 2016

Kapp Niles will feature three machines at Booth N-7036 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on September 12–17 in Chicago. The KX 100 Dynamic gear center is uniquely designed for mass production of external planetary gears up to 125 mm. Its independent twin...