Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Departments

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

I hope that everyone had a very safe and happy holiday season, and that you were finally able to finish off all of...

The Electrochemical Process for Gear Deburring

The race for technological advancement in all aspects of manufacturing and finishing has resulted in an additional process for gear manufacturers and engineers to...

Tooth Tips: Gear Accuracy Charts Pt. 2

Gear Accuracy Charts -- Part 2 As noted in my last Tooth Tips column, AGMA has made significant changes in the accuracy classification...

Q&A with Doug Beerck

I understand that you had a booth at IMTS. What was it like this year? A lot better than 2002. There was more optimism, with...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

What did we see at IMTS that should interest us in the safety field? The thing that I noticed the most is that...

AGMA Tech: Bill Bradley

The age-old question when trying to improve corporate profits: "is a function or process value added?" Quality managers have always been told by business-school...

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.: Gear Accuracy Charts Pt. 1

Gear Accuracy Charts -- Part 1 Gear accuracy charts can be confusing the first time you see one, so this is the first of three...

Q&A with Jeffrey L. Lay

When I visited your website, I was surprised to learn that Nye Lubricants is 160 years old. That's right. The company was founded by William...

Q&A with Chris Vian

I understand that you had a booth at IMTS. What was it like this year? A lot better than 2002. There was more optimism, with...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

"Am I going to get in trouble if I point out what I think is an unsafe practice?" If you are like me...

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.

When failures occur, especially on a piece of critical equipment, the first priority is usually to get the equipment operating again. Unfortunately this can...

Q&A with Bob Hodge

I know that SETCO is the largest independent manufacturer and rebuilder of spindles and slides in North America, and that you work with special...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Compiling a company's safety handbook is an ongoing process, in constant need of being updated, and the best way to make sure it's accurate...

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.

Most mechanics are familiar with the concept of checking gear contact on bevel gear sets to ensure that they are set up correctly, but...

AGMA Tech: Bill Bradley

In previous columns we've discussed the continual standards-development work of AGMA and ISO committees, so their role as contributors to reliable gear products through...

Q&A with Mike McKernin

I know that Circle Gear been around for 53 years now, and that you're located in Cicero, Illinois. Are you still at the original...

Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

What load can you expect a gear set to carry? An accurate answer would be too complicated for this column, and while a simple...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

"Safety is as safety does." Do you really follow stringent safety practices in your facility? During the course of conducting our business, there are...

Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

Everyone knows that a pair of gears needs some backlash so that the teeth aren't "pinched" (running with both flanks touching). Many people, though,...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

In the last year or so that I've been contributing my thoughts on safety in this column, I've pretty well stuck to the accepted...
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