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RoboScan 600 Gear Inspection Stand from American Stress Technologies

September 10, 2009
An inspection stand to detect grinding burn, hard turning defects, and other stress and microstructure defects in gears has been upgraded to test OD surfaces, faces, and ID surfaces as well as gear teeth. The system consists of:• Rollscan 300;• Electric cabinet including the robot...

i-Wave Wireless Interface from Marposs

September 10, 2009
Marposs Corp. introduces the i-Wave, its newest wireless device in the M1 Star bore gauge product line. The i-Wave wireless handle allows quick and easy “plug-and-play” changeover of a variety of mechanical gauge heads without any tools. The handle features the innovative StarLock...

Forest City Gear to Attend Gear Expo

September 10, 2009
Fred & Wendy Young, the owners of Forest City Gear, will be attending Gear Expo 2009 and displaying various gears, plus discussing the capabilities of this longtime leading gear maker. Everett Hawkins, vice president of sales, along with the Forest City Gear sales and engineering team, will...

New Linear Motor Vertical Thread Mill from Drake

September 10, 2009
Drake Manufacturing has developed a compact vertical thread mill for high production threading. Designated the GS:VTM-LM, the machine will thread mill internal and external diameters, right or left hand threads, single or multiple leads to full depth in production quantities with fast cycle times....

Tyrolit Acquires Radiac Abrasives

September 10, 2009
The Tyrolit Group has responded to the challenges of the global market by acquiring Radiac Abrasives. In these difficult economic times, this provides strength to Tyrolit’s position in North America and internationally. The acquisition agreement was signed in July 2009 after constructive...

New CNC Shapers from Ohio Broach and Machine Co.

September 10, 2009
Ohio Broach and Machine Company is introducing a new line of CNC shaper machines. The new machines will machine multiple surfaces in seconds and multiple parts can be fixtured for machining with repetitive cuts in one cycle of the shaper. Using CNC controls the machine head oscillates the tool up...

Interactive Learning Environment from Kapp Group at Gear Expo

September 10, 2009
At Gear Expo 2009 the Kapp Group will focus on education by providing a direct video/audio link to its facility in Boulder, Colorado, to demonstrate wet grinding of various workpiece types. Hourly learning sessions will be presented by technicians in Boulder and will include: profile grinding...

New “Composite Platform” Products from Bourn & Koch

September 10, 2009
In 2007 Bourn & Koch, Inc., embarked on an initiative to bring to the global market innovative products to replace the legacy lines of Motch and Bullard turning centers, Springfield vertical grinders, Blanchard vertical rotary surface grinders, and Fellows midrangeBourn & Koch was sensitive...

Milestone for CONTURA G2 CMM from Carl Zeiss

September 10, 2009
The CONTURA G2 was introduced in December of 2005, and since then the company has produced 2,000 of the advanced scanning machines. “This is the most successful machine Carl Zeiss IMT has ever developed,” says Josef Schernthaner, vice president of operations. “The reason behind...

High Capacity Torque Functional Test Systems from Promess

July 22, 2009
Promess, Inc., has announced the addition of high capacity models to its line of Torque Functional Test (TFT) systems intended for intelligent assembly and test applications. The new TFT-HC series will initially include 500 Nm, 1000 Nm, and 2500 Nm models, with others to be added in response to...

New Programmable Magnetic Encoder Chip designed and manufactured by Renishaw

July 22, 2009
Renishaw’s new AM4096 On-Axis™ magnetic encoder provides 4096-counts/rev of absolute position feedback for high-speed digital motor and motion control applications. A non-contact 12-bit IC with no moving parts and programmable zero position, it delivers accuracy of 0.1 degrees, at...

MTConnect Institute Seeking New Members

July 22, 2009
The MTConnect Institute, a newly established organization that seeks to promote manufacturing system interoperability, seeks new members to assist in developing and promoting the standards and materials required to fully implement MTConnect.The development of MTConnect—an open, royalty-free...

New GM at American Gear Tools

July 22, 2009
American Gear Tools (AGT), a recently launched division of American Broach & Machine Company, has hired Leon Koslov as general manager. With more then 30 years of experience designing and developing gear cutting tools, he was formally with Barit International as the vice president and chief...

Onsite Calibration from Agilent Technologies and Davis Calibration

July 22, 2009
Agilent Technologies announces that it has entered into a long term partnership with Davis Calibration, a leading third party calibration services provider offering a comprehensive set of calibration and repair services for test, measurement, and control equipment. Together the companies will...

Global Gear Seminars from Sigma Pool

July 22, 2009
Klingelnberg and Liebherr supply machines and metrology needed for the production of cylindrical and bevel gears. Under the name Sigma Pool they have worked together successfully and effectively in worldwide marketing since the early nineties. Apart from supplying high-precision, high-productivity...

Romax Technology Celebrates 20 Years

July 22, 2009
This year marks the 20th anniversary of leading independent drivetrain consultancy Romax Technology. Established in 1989 by world bearing expert Dr. S.Y. Poon, MBE, Romax is a leading name in transmission consultancy. During 2009 it will be announcing a number of activities that will form its...

The Association For Manufacturing Technology Elects New President

July 22, 2009
The Association For Manufacturing Technology’s board of directors has announced that it has elected Douglas K. Woods as AMT president. He comes to AMT from Parlec, Inc.—a company that specializes in tooling, workholding, and presetting solutions—where he was president. Prior to...

New Thin Section Contact Series Ball Bearings from QBC

July 22, 2009
Quality Bearings & Components (QBC) announces a new line of thin section four point contact series of ball bearings. This dynamic new series also comes in the innovative Conrad style that features Conrad radial contact points and the angular contact style that utilizes angular contact single...

Series 300P Indicating Snap Gages from Mahr Federal

July 22, 2009
Mahr Federal’s series 300P indicating snap gages are an excellent choice for highly accurate and reliable measurement results on cylindrical parts with narrow tolerance ranges. The gages are available in a variety of sizes with measuring capacity increasing in 1" (25 mm) increments up to...

High-Torque Jack-Up Drives from Fairfield

July 22, 2009
Fairfield Manufacturing recently introduced its new line of high-torque jack-up drives at the May 2009 Offshore Technology Conference. Fairfield’s complete line of Torque-Hub® jacking drive products are designed and developed to meet the specialized needs and requirements of rugged marine...

Triumph Signs Contract with Gear Technology

July 22, 2009
Gear Technology has signed a five-year manufacturing agreement with Triumph Gear Systems, a group company of Triumph Aerospace Systems. Terms and conditions of the agreement provide a mutually beneficial business relationship between the two companies, according to Tom Marino, president of Gear...

Preventive Maintenance Gauges from GMP

July 22, 2009
Global Machine Parts (GMP) is adding to their extensive part inventory by including preventive maintenance gauges. These gauges enable optimum machine performance, provide troubleshooting, maintain machine accuracy, and help prevent accidents. GMP offers a wide variety of these gauges to test many...

Sandvik Coromant Appoints New Global President

July 22, 2009
Sandvik Coromant has announced the appointment of Tom Erixon to the position of president of its global operations in Sandviken, Sweden. Effective September 1, 2009, he will replace Kenneth Sundh, the current president.Erixon currently serves as executive vice president of Sandvik Tooling and...

New Inverter Duty Gearmotors and Motors from Bodine

July 22, 2009
Bodine Electric Company added over 20 new 230/460 VAC, variable speed, three-phase gearmotors and motors to their Pacesetter™ product line. These new models are ideal for factories where various power supply options are present. They provide a wide range of torque, speed, and horsepower to...

Application-Specific Conical Ball Nose End Mills from Emuge

July 22, 2009
Emuge Corp. has announced the introduction of conical ball nose end mills that are uniquely designed for the machining of specific components in several key manufacturing segments including automotive, aerospace, energy, and HVAC. The end mills are conical in shape, with a highly accurate ball nose...

Danfoss Names Exclusive N.A. Distributor

July 22, 2009
The Industrial Automation Division of Danfoss has named FLODRAULIC as its exclusive distributor for the motor control gear product line in North America. FLODRAULIC Canada, Georgetown, Ontario, will distribute Danfoss contactors, overload relays, circuit breakers, timers, and motor starters to...

Bonfiglioli USA President Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

July 22, 2009
Bonfiglioli USA President and CEO Greg Schulte was recently named a finalist in Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards for South Central Ohio and Kentucky. The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognize business leaders who take their business to the next level and...

New Multan Metal Removal Lubricants from Henkel

July 22, 2009
Henkel Corporation has introduced two new water-soluble Multan® metal removal lubricants formulated to generate minimal foam and be used continuously for years with minimal biological degradation. Users of traditional metal cutting fluids often experience problems with foam buildup and bacteria...

Gleason is Proud to Announce its New LeCount Type-G Expanding Mandrel

July 1, 2009
Gleason Corporation, the worldwide leader in gear technology, is proud to announce an expansion in the LeCount® expanding mandrel line with the new Type “G” expanding mandrel. Based on Gleason’s highly successful line of inspection mandrels, the new Type G twist mandrel is...

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and Chemidex Announce Strategic Partnership

July 1, 2009
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) has announced a new partnership with Chemidex, LLC, an online, industry-specific search engine designed to aid the research needs of industry professionals working in a variety of chemical and life science industries. On May 15, 2009,...

Carl Zeiss Industrial Measuring Technology (IMT) has introduced the new ACCURA®

July 1, 2009
Carl Zeiss Industrial Measuring Technology (IMT) has introduced the new ACCURA®. By systematically implementing customer requests, it has developed a multi-sensor capable measuring system that permits fast, economical, precise, and flexible measurements.Measure dynamically, precisely and...

New Division at RP Machine called Alpha Machining & Grinding, Inc.

July 1, 2009
RP Machine Enterprises, Inc., has acquired the Statesville division of Alpha/Sullivan Steel. The service center in North Carolina features large Blanchard grinding applications up to 144”. This acquisition also provides a superior magnetic division that will now allow RP to offer a line of...

Sandvik Coromant Opens Its New Aerospace Application Center

July 1, 2009
Sandvik Coromant continues its commitment to aerospace with the establishment of a new Aerospace Application Center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This state-of-the-art center, which officially opened its doors in April, will focus on projects for machining in high temperature and titanium alloys for...

Redesigned Keyway Machine from D.C. Morrison

July 1, 2009
The 3” keyseater from D.C. Morrison has been redesigned to offer greater strength and rigidity when machine keyways in various materials. Its back support bracket is twice the length of previous models, which ensures profile accuracy in difficult-to-cut materials. The machine has a...

Significant Savings from CryoPlus

July 1, 2009
CryoPlus, Inc., has cryogenically treated broaches and drills for Lincoln Electric Motors with exceptional results. The manufacturing engineer has stated that his two broaches have broached over 500 rotors, and they are still cutting clean. Untreated broaches needed to be re-sharpened at a cost of...

PRAB/Monlan Drives Evolution in Chip and Fluid Management

July 1, 2009
PRAB, Inc., is introducing PRAB/Monlan, a company offering the metalworking industry’s first integrated solutions for chip removal and fluid filtration. Created through PRAB’s 2008 acquisition of Envirodyne Technologies, PRAB/Monlan will provide metalworking operations with a...

NanoLub Lubricant Significantly Reduces Gear Wear

July 1, 2009
ApNano Materials, Inc.—a cleantech company and provider of nanotechnology-based products—has announced that new test conducted at the FZG Gear Research Centre of the Technical University of Munich, Germany, clearly shows that ApNano Material’s nanotechnology-based lubricant...

ALD-Holcroft Introduces MonoTherm to the NAFTA

July 1, 2009
ALD-Holcroft of Wixom, Michigan, is expanding its product line to include the MonoTherm® single chamber vacuum furnace. MonoTherm is well known on the global market through ALD Vacuum Technologies of Hanau, Germany.MonoTherm is a single chamber vacuum furnace offered in “kit” style....

All Overhead Crane and Hoist Parts from Morris Material Handling

May 26, 2009
Morris Material Handling—the original equipment manufacturer of P&H® cranes, hoists, and replacement parts—provides complete parts services for not just P&H but any brand of overhead crane and hoist, even discontinued models. The company is committed to keeping all types of...

Sigma Pool Gear Seminars in 2009

May 26, 2009
Working together makes you stronger, and that’s why Klingelnberg and Liebherr decided 15 years ago to join their resources in Sigma Pool. “Working together” is also its motto for the 2009 Sigma Pool Gear Seminars.On three different continents, and at four different locations, it...

High-Temp Cabinet Oven from Grieve

May 26, 2009
From Grieve, the no. 887 is a gas-fired 1000°F cabinet oven that’s currently used for curing metal coatings onto parts. The unit’s workspace dimensions measure 38”W x 38”D x 38”H. Heat is provided by 175,000 BTU/HR installed in a modulating natural gas burner,...

Davis Calibration Opens State-of-the-Art Calibration Laboratory

May 26, 2009
A world leader in the calibration of test, measurement and control instrumentation, Davis Calibration has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art calibration lab in Timonium, Maryland. The laboratory—which replaces a previous Baltimore location—is fully operational and is one...

Romax Technology Builds New Test Rig

May 26, 2009
Romax Technology has recently built its first-ever test rig to investigate and validate modeling results of a five-speed manual gear box. The test rig has been designed and built by a team of Romax engineers and it is now being used to complete a series of tests on an automotive manual gearbox.The...

Kapp to Showcase Interactive Learning Environment at GEAR EXPO

May 26, 2009
At the 2009 GEAR EXPO the Kapp Group will focus on education by providing a direct video/audio link to its facility in Boulder, Colorado, to demonstrate wet grinding of various workpiece types. Hourly learning sessions will be presented by its technicians in Boulder and will include the following...

MAG Brings “Green Machining” to Ford Plant

May 26, 2009
Green machining has a double meaning at Ford Motor Company’s Van Dyke Transmission Plant. Recently installed MQL (minimum quantity lubrication) machining systems from MAG Powertrain are paying both cost and environmental dividends. The systems netted green savings of seven figures in initial...

New Gleason Facility Delivers Latest Gear Cutting Tools to China

May 26, 2009
Gleason Corporation has opened its second manufacturing facility in Suzhou Industrial Park, strategically located near Shanghai, China, for the production of a full range of advanced cylindrical gear- and bevel gear-cutting tools. The new, wholly-owned subsidiary of Gleason Corporation called...

Romax, Dalian Huarui Produce New 3MW Wind Turbine

May 8, 2009
China’s first 3MW wind turbine gearbox, developed by Dalian Huarui and Romax Technology, has successfully passed stringent nacelle testing and is currently being installed as part of the Sinovel 3MW turbine in China’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Shanghai.Testing for the...

New Line of Carbide-Tipped Band Saw Blades from Starrett

May 8, 2009
The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced a new line of carbide tipped band saw blades named Advanz™. The new blade line offers a special tooth tip cylinder of high quality sub-micron grain carbide with a triple-chip grind, welded to a tough, ductile back. These new blades also feature superb...

New DualTherm Brochure Now Available from ALD-Holcroft

May 8, 2009
ALD-Holcroft has released an updated brochure detailing their DualTherm® vacuum furnace system. The DualTherm is a two chamber vacuum furnace with cold chamber high pressure gas quenching (HPGQ) capabilities to 20 bar. It is typically applied in the vacuum carburizing (low pressure carburizing)...

LAI Completes Agreement for Major Turbine Component Work

May 8, 2009
LAI International, Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, announced it has signed a multimillion-dollar agreement to continue long-term, large-scale production of turbine engine components.Manufacturing and delivery of the...

New Generation of FastPic Systems Software Marks Anniversary

May 5, 2009
To mark its 25th anniversary, FastPic® Systems has introduced the FastPic5 suite of inventory management and control software. This is the fifth generation of software that the company has released since 1984. FastPic5 software is designed to manage manual and automated storage and retrieval...

Gerhardt Gear and PECo Team Up for Success

May 5, 2009
The best business relationships allow everyone involved to win. A case in point involves Gerhardt Gear, which recently teamed up with Process Equipment Co. for the solution to a problem that ended up expanding its capabilities. Double flank roll-testers (DFR) have been around for decades as...