Q&A with MPT Expo attendees

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The Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019 is scheduled to hit Detroit, Michigan, October 15-17. The show will bring thousands of industry experts and insiders to the Motor City, where they will be on hand with knowledge to take gear manufacturing and more into 2020 and beyond. Gear Solutions reached out to several exhibitors and asked them to share their plans for M+PT Expo 2019. If you’re going to be at the show, be sure and stop by their booths for more information.

Gleason Corporation

Booth #3400

Christian Albrecht, Director, Global Marketing

Visitors to the Gleason booth will experience the power of Connected Systems, including design, manufacturing, and metrology, optimizing gear manufacturing at every step, from design to finished gear. The KISSsoft® gear and transmission design software interface is used to develop a better EV transmission. With GEMS® Cloud, application services are now available online, including real-time software updates and upgrades. Advanced user interfaces, Closed Loop design, and manufacturing help customers do business seamlessly and manage assets conveniently. New Genesis® 160HCD hobbing machine has the most efficient chamfer hobbing to produce any chamfer form desired, which is ideal for preparing the tooth flank of eDrive gears in advance of hard-finishing operations. Closed Loop, high accuracy, and excellent surface finish is available with the Genesis® 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine, including twist control and polish grinding. It is completely automated, with integrated in-process laser measuring. The GRSL Gear Roll Testing System with Laser Scanning revolutionizes gear measuring with double flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement on all teeth for in-process inspection in a matter of seconds. It’s also available with Lead Measurement. The 300GMSL Gear Metrology System combines standard tactile probing with laser scanning of tooth flank form, associated 3D graphics and CAD interface, which is ideally suited for gear noise detection and analysis. Digital service technologies, Gleason Fingerprint™, and Gleason Connect+ can solve service problems on the fly. All work together in a Closed Loop system so that gear development and optimization is fast, efficient, and continuous.

Induction Tooling, Inc.

Booth #707

William Stuehr, President/CEO

Experts from Induction Tooling Inc., a world leader in the design and fabrication of selective hardening (heat treating) inductors, will be available in Booth 707 to discuss: new inductor designs and fabrication, inductor repair needs, inductor redesign for increased life, quick-change inductors to reduce set-up time, research & development programs using our extensive induction lab, process troubleshooting, and metallographic lab testing requirements. Based in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, we tackle some of the most challenging problems in the industry. Stop by and let’s talk induction!

Nagel Precision

Booth #4308

Sanjai Keshavan, Manager of ECO Hone & Microfinish Systems Division

Nagel Precision, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed a new series of flexible stone super-finishers to finish inner and outer bearing races. The machines are custom designed to meet customer specifications and can be equipped with either Siemens or Allen Bradley controls. The ultra-light finishing stone holder is mounted directly on a heavy-duty servo oscillator and can attain oscillating speeds of up to 45 Hz. Directly coupled servo part driver can reach speeds of up to 3,000 rpm. Multiple finishing heads can be mounted to achieve desired quality and output. The key features of the new machine are: ability to change over rapidly from one-part type to another and minimize non-cutting idle time (part load/unload) during the machine cycle. The superfinishing heads are mounted on an X and Z servo axis for automatic positioning to accommodate part diameter and thickness change. Patent pending part drive system can handle a range of part diameters without any changeover. The new system encompasses a number of industry features to make the machine more flexible and productive. For more information, stop by our booth at Motion Power Expo 2019.

Proto

Booth #4328

Taylor Thompson, Application Scientist/Sales Representative

Proto’s exhibit will illustrate the benefits of using X-ray diffraction (XRD) to measure residual stress and retained austenite. In addition, we will highlight our diverse and comprehensive product line, from large laboratory systems to novel portable systems, showcasing the capabilities of our instruments in gathering data on safety-critical and life-limited gears and components. In order to make good engineering decisions, you need highly accurate and reliable data. Proto has been manufacturing stress systems and offering measurement services for 30 years; our team has the experience to help you optimize part performance and make components more reliable. Our application scientists will be available at booth #4328 to consult with you about your specific residual stress and retained austenite needs and find you the best equipment for your application.

REM Surface Engineering

Booth #4510

Bill Nebiolo, Sales Engineer/Product Manager

REM Surface Engineering is a proud member of AGMA and has for decades been a presence at the former AGMA Technical Conferences and now the MPT Exhibition. As the developer and services provider for isotropic superfinishing services we understand that the companies who can benefit most from the engineering advantages isotropic superfinishing provide are represented at this exhibition. The world-class nature of these companies and their personnel as well as the professional atmosphere with which the exhibition will be presented make for an ideal atmosphere for the appropriate discussions and development of the camaraderie required to be successful in our endeavors. We very much look forward to being participants and contributors this year at the MPT Expo.

Star SU

Booth #4013

Mark Parillo, Director of Marketing

Star SU is excited to showcase the latest in gear manufacturing solutions at the 2019 Motion + Power Technology Expo. Star SU Booth 4013 will be presenting advanced manufacturing solutions from both machine tools and cutting tools. Our gear-cutting tool solutions will showcase their usual wide variety of gear-cutting tools, precision tool re-sharpening services, and advanced coatings from Oerlikon Balzers; along with our innovative Scudding® cutters manufactured to produce gear and spline teeth for reduced cycle times and tool costs. Addressing the fluid-power industry, we will showcase a selection of cavity/port tool solutions including one shot cavity machining. Our machine tool solutions will introduce our hobbing and shaping machine portfolio through the newly created company Samputensili CLC S.r.l. In addition, view the ground-breaking concept that totally eliminates the need for cutting oils during the grinding of gears after heat treatment with a significant reduction in the cost of consumables and a considerable improvement of environmental impact with the Samputensili SG 160 SKYGRIND — the first gear dry grinding machine in the world with a patented process.