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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...

CXT Wire Rope Hoists from Konecranes

May 5, 2009
Konecranes, Inc., introduces the CXT® wire rope hoist, a versatile solution for crane, monorail, and replacement applications, with lifting capacities up to 80 tons. CXT hoists offer an innovative compact design, exceptional performance, and superior safety, backed by the largest global crane...

New Programmable Laser Tool Setting System from Marposs

May 5, 2009
Marposs Corp. will present its new Mida Laser 75P non-contact programmable tool setting system at EASTEC 2009 in booth #3006 May 19-21. For reliable performance under the harshest of conditions, the high precision Mida Laser 75P incorporates a patented protection system with air tunnel effect,...

Emuge Carbide End Mills for Large-Volume Aluminum Machining

May 5, 2009
At EASTEC 2009 Emuge Corp. will showcase their Alu-Jet-Cut solid carbide end mills, uniquely designed for large-volume machining of aluminum. Developed in conjunction with major aircraft manufacturers, Alu-Jet-Cut tools are the new benchmark for material removal in monolithic airframe structural...

Gear Manufacturer Receives Highest SAE QM Certification

May 5, 2009
The highest standards of quality, safety, and manufacturing efficiency has been awarded to Gear Technology, a leading international precision gear manufacturer with ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100B:2004 certifications by the International Standards Authority (ISA) Registrar.“These high-level...

New Appointment at R.P. Machine Enterprises

May 5, 2009
Steven W. “Pete” Peterson has joined R.P. Machine Enterprises, Inc., as an outside sales representative. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in industrial sales and account management experience. He has held sales, marketing, and management positions with several capital...

RZ 1000 from Reishauer for High Performance Grinding

May 5, 2009
The RZ 1000 replaces all previous models in this range and possesses enhanced software that generates machine data parameters that are adapted to the gear being ground. A very fast and highly precise generating module, in conjunction with a flexible control, are the requirements for a perfectly...

New TightDrive Motor-Mounted Speed Control from Bison Gear

May 5, 2009
Bison Gear’s new TightDrive™ speed control for permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors is designed for applications that require a convenient location for the control: on the motor. The majority of PMDC gearmotors and motors used in industry today require speed controls in order to operate....

New President at SECO/WARWICK

May 5, 2009
Jeff Boswell, SECO/WARWICK CEO, has announced the promotion of Keith Boeckenhauer to the position of president of SECO/WARWICK Corporation (USA). As president Boeckenhauer is responsible for the company’s operating activities and future growth strategies.“It is a privilege to lead a...

MPIF PowderMet2009 Program Now Available

May 5, 2009
The program for the 2009 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials (PowderMet2009) features more than 200 technical presentations in 46 technical sessions and six special interest programs. Sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI...

High Pressure Tooling Solutions from Sandvik Coromant

May 5, 2009
Sandvik Coromant has announced that it will add two new products to its family of high-pressure coolant solutions in 2009. The modular Serration Lock (SL) 40 and 70 heads for turning will allow the company to provide more than 300 tooling options for the most difficult to access areas.The high...

New 12VDC Gearmotors, Motors, and DC Speed Control from Bodine

March 26, 2009
Bodine Electric Company now offers a new selection of 12 volt permanent magnet DC (PMDC) gearmotors, motors, and a new DC motor speed control for continuous duty OEM applications. These compact and cost-efficient products provide the predictable performance required for low-voltage, battery...

Fanless Panel PCs from Maple Systems

March 26, 2009
Maple Systems, a leading manufacturer of industrial operator interface products, has announced the release of three new additions to its Gold Series family of space-saving panel PCs. These new slimly contoured 10 inch, 15 inch, and 17 inch fanless models have Intel Processors and are preloaded with...

UV Lamp for Industrial Leak Detection from Spectronics

March 26, 2009
The Spectronics Corporation has introduced the powerful Spectroline® TRITAN™ 365, a multi-LED, broad-beam UV leak detection lamp. When used with Spectroline fluorescent dyes it pinpoints fluid leaks in a wide range of industrial systems such as hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines,...

New Fixturing CD from Advanced Machine & Engineering

March 26, 2009
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) announces its newly updated Fixturing Solutions CD. Included on the CD is a brief fixturing overview and video along with detailed information about AME’s fixturing products and services, links to complete online catalogs, CAD models, and a company...

Boeing Achieves Major Environmental Certification Goal

March 26, 2009
Boeing has announced that all of its major manufacturing facilities received the internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental certification by the end of 2008, marking achievement of one of the company’s most significant environmental goals. Certification is a global benchmark of an...

OSU GearLab Presents Basic and Advanced Gear Noise Short Courses

March 26, 2009
The Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory (GearLab) at The Ohio State University announces two upcoming educational opportunities: the Basic and the Advanced Gear Noise Short Courses. Details are as follows:Basic Gear Noise Short Course: June 10-12, 2009This course has been offered for...

New Gear Brochure from DSM Engineering Plastics

March 26, 2009
DSM Engineering Plastics announces the release of its new gear brochure, which highlights the use of Stanyl polyamide 46 for high-temperature, high-torque transmitting applications. For OEMs and manufacturers looking for high performance, safety, and durability in motor management gears, this...

Proprietary Grinding Technology from Oberg

March 26, 2009
Oberg Industries offers the world’s most advanced grinding technology with Molecular Decomposition Process™ (MDP™). Developed for the most efficient removal or cutting of any conductive material, MDP uses an electrochemical action and an abrasive wheel to achieve surface finish of...

Raycar Gear & Machine Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

March 26, 2009
Over the past 20 years Raycar Gear & Machine’s accomplishments have included more than tripling its qualified manpower and manufacturing space, continuously increasing its productivity and capabilities by adding state of the art CNC gear equipment, and maintaining a high level of customer...

New Ultra Low-Foaming Cutting Fluid

March 6, 2009
A new semi-synthetic cutting fluid has been announced by its manufacturer, JTM Products, Inc. KoolRite™ 2365 is a high performance metalworking coolant, specially formulated for high pressure applications which traditionally have created foam control problems. Containing mineral oil and...

Bison Gear Introduces New FlexTorq Hollow Shaft Gearmotors

March 6, 2009
Designed to fit into high torque, tight space applications, and featuring either a 1.25" (31.75 mm) ID hollow shaft or a 1.25" diameter solid shaft in the u-shaped or s-shaped configuration, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. introduces its new FlexTorq™ 762 series hollow shaft...

Makino a51 Horizontal Machining Center on display at WESTEC

March 6, 2009
Makino’s a51 horizontal machining center (HMC) provides the performance and reliability required in today’s manufacturing environments. The a51 is compact, simple to operate, easily maintained, and quickly deployable for manufacturing applications that require maximum throughput and...

BIG Kaiser Showcases the Newest in Tooling Solutions at Westec

March 6, 2009
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., will showcase a number of new and exciting products at Westec 2009. Visit booth #2632 to see what’s new from BIG Daishowa, Kaiser, Sphinx, Speroni, Unilock, and more.BIG Kaiser’s EWB-UP (Ultra Precision) finish boring head is a revolutionary new...

New Wind Energy Developments from RP Machine

March 6, 2009
RP Machine Enterprises, Inc., has reinvented the future of gear cutting for large CNC gear gashers. The company will exhibit the new design of its Gould & Eberhardt GH-series CNC internal/external gear gashers for wind energy applications at the WINDPOWER 2009 conference and exposition, booth...

STLE 2009 Features Extensive Technical Program on Grease

March 6, 2009
If you are interested in or work with grease on a regular basis, STLE’s 64th Annual Meeting & Exhibition—May 17-21, 2009, at Disney’s Colorado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida—­has a great program for you. Six technical papers will focus on grease, with...

Kleiss Gears Goes Micro

March 6, 2009
Kleiss Gears has announced that it is expanding its injection molding capabilities with the addition of a micro-injection molding machine. With the continuous miniaturization of products the market demand for ever smaller molded precision polymer gears has been steadily increasing, particularly...

MHI Develops ZI20A High-precision Gear Grinding Machine

March 6, 2009
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed the ZI20A, a new internally toothed ring gear grinding machine, which enables high-speed, high-precision processing of ring gears that applications include automobile transmission gears. The new machine achieves low-cost processing of...

Gleason Publishes New Bilingual Gear Encyclopedia

March 6, 2009
Gleason Corporation, the worldwide leader in gear technology, has released the first technical reference of its kind: the Gleason Gear Encyclopedia. Authored by Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld, vice president of research & development, the 462 page encyclopedia has been more than five years in the...

Mida Optical Twin Probe System from Marposs

January 30, 2009
A new system that enables the installation of both tool setting and part inspection probes onto machine tools using a single wireless interface unit will be presented by Marposs Corp. at WESTEC 2009 in booth 2519, March 30-April 2, in Los Angeles. The new Mida Optical Twin Probe System—which...

Apex to Auction Large-Capacity Gear Manufacturing Equipment

January 30, 2009
Apex Auctions, the global leader in machine tool auctions, has announced it will be offering for sale a unique selection of large-capacity gear manufacturing equipment in spring 2009. The machinery is currently in operation at The Reid Gear Company, which is closing due to the retirement of their...

Appointments Made at Schafer Gear

January 30, 2009
Schafer Gear has appointed Paresh Shah as vice president of engineering and business development. In this role he oversees all engineering-related functions. He also works with executives and sales representatives on business development. He had previously been Schafer’s engineering manager....

TYROLIT Announces Restructuring

January 30, 2009
Cincinnati Tyrolit, Inc., Tyrolit Wickman, Inc., and Cal State Abrasives have announced the formation of TYROLIT, L.L.C., now operating as one sales organization. The company will continue to dedicate itself to serving the shared markets with exceptional products and solutions in the areas of...

Mabry Castings Completes Kaizen Project

January 30, 2009
Mabry Castings LTD—a gray iron casting and ductile iron casting foundry located in Beaumont, Texas—has adopted lean manufacturing philosophies and principles as their main focus for facility improvements to increase overall competitiveness and offer enhanced customer service. To this...

Kapp Technologies Announces New Sales Representative

January 30, 2009
KAPP Technologies is pleased to announce that Dwight Smith of Cole Manufacturing Systems, Inc., has been awarded a contract to exclusively represent Kapp and Niles products in the northeastern region of the United States. Smith was previously teamed with Kapp Technologies from 2001 to 2006. He will...

Gleason Introduces the Genesis 160TWG Threaded Wheel Grinder

January 30, 2009
Faster, more-flexible hard finish grinding of cylindrical gears with diameters up to 160mm is now possible with the introduction of Gleason’s new Genesis® 160TWG Threaded Wheel Grinder. It features an exceptionally high speed cam-driven double grip loader that helps it cut floor-to-floor...

Major Capital Investments at Forest City Gear

January 30, 2009
Forest City Gear announces it has invested more than $6 million in the purchase of new capital equipment for the manufacture of gears during the last 18 months. According to CEO Fred Young this reinvestment of revenue was made for a variety of reasons, primarily to expand the company’s...

MPIF Announces Powder Injection Molding Events

January 2, 2009
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), trade association for the international metal powder producing and consuming industries, and its affiliate APMI International announce PIM2009, an international conference on powder injection molding (PIM), to be held March 3–4, 2009 at the Royal...

WestWind Breaks Ground on Innovative Aircraft Facility

January 2, 2009
WestWind Technologies, Inc., has broken ground on its new Huntsville Aircraft Modification & Integration Center at the Huntsville International Airport in Alabama. Mayor Tommy Battle of Huntsville and Mayor Paul Finley of Madison joined airport officials, Redstone Arsenal military...

Surplus Tooling Available from ToolingTrader.Com

January 2, 2009
The newly launched e-commerce Web site ToolingTrader.com is a one-stop source for brand new bargain priced cutting tools from top names. Drawing from the surplus stock of leading manufacturers and distributors, the site offers a wide range of tooling from categories including turning/boring,...