Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

When gears are worn, they lose their accuracy. Like an engine camshaft, gears need a smooth, accurate shape to carry their load. When the...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Last month we discussed data retrieval in this column. I thought it might help if we discussed what the courts would be looking...

Q&A with Robert L. Handwerk

How long has your company been in business, and what are your primary activities? We've been in business for the past nine years, and we...

Gear Opinions: Marriage, Love and War

Just as it is with most things in life--including marriage and military operations--both clear communications and the collection of the right information are...

AGMA Tech By Bill Bradley

How ISO Began International standardization began with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 1906. Work in other fields, by the International Federation of National Standardizing...

Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

Most gear tooth failures provide clues that help us make replacement gears that outlast the originals. Sometimes it's simple, like "no oil," but more...

Q&A with George Taylor

I would assume that Fairfield's wide range of capabilities, including its design/build services, allow you to feel fairly confident when you call on a...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Is a safety program an income producer? Of course not, but it does contribute to our infamous "bottom line." An active, documented safety program...

Q&A with Carl Tarantino

I know that mG miniGears has been involved inmanufacturing powder-metal gears for nearly two decades now, but how did your company get involvedin working...

Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

Misalignment of an overhung pinion is easy to understand, but sometimes we see signs of misalignment even though the gear and the pinion are...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Isincerely hope that all the readers of Gear Solutions, and of this column, have had a joyful and happy holiday season. When I...

Tooth Tips: Donald R. McVittie P.E.

Here's a checklist for "walking around" inspections of operating gear drives. It's intended to help you keep track of the health of your drives...

Q&A with Dave Pumphrey

Can you explain the idea behind NavCat? Sure. We knew that a lot of folks have 3-D CAD drawings or files in their engineering archives...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Did you attend Gear Expo 2003 in beautiful downtown Columbus last October? It certainly was a show worth attending. The booths I visited...

Bill Bradley: AGMA Tech

Gear products are among the most-reliable mechanical systems used in our economy today. This has been achieved through progressive changes in gear manufacturing technology,...

Q&A with Tom Kelly

In a down market, you've actually been able to increase Mitsubishi's market share in the United States over the past couple of years. How...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

This was a hot and dry fall in most areas of our country. As I wrote this column, the heat index here was 114...

Q&A with Kurt Medert

How do you decide where to hold Gear Expo? AGMA has a Trade Show Advisory Council that's composed of exhibitorsãlarge and small gear manufacturers and...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Today, as I was having lunch, the television was on a station showing a half-hour newscast. During the course of this newscast there were...

Q&A with Norbert Weiss

Frenco is known worldwide as a premium manufacturer of spline and gear inspection equipment. Could you tell us a little about the company's history? Frenco...
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