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Combination Airflow Gas-Fired Walk-In Oven from Grieve

September 5, 2008
The Grieve No. 1000 is a gas-fired, 500ºF (~260ºC) walk-in oven specially modified for overhead crane loading at the customer’s facility in the performance of general heat processing operations. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 81”W x 14’D x 12’H. 600,000...

Frenco to be Represented at IMTS

September 5, 2008
Two years ago, Frenco—the gear and spline specialist from Altdorf, Germany—successfully took on the double flank gear rolling inspection line from Hommel-Etamic. Frenco is therefore in a position to not only maintain and calibrate Hommel double flank gear rolling testers ZWG8305 and...

New Reducer Gearbox Family from Baldor

September 5, 2008
Baldor’s new reducer gearbox family for heavy-duty material handling applications, the Dodge MagnaGear XTR, allows system builders to achieve substantial weight and space savings. Available in either parallel shaft or right angle drive configurations, all the larger sizes of the gearbox...

DMG to Premier New ECOLINE Machine at IMTS

September 5, 2008
DMG America announces the world premiere of its latest offering in the ECOLINE series of fully featured, value-priced CNC machine tools designed specially for job shop use. The DMC 55 H ECO is a compact, horizontal machining center with XYZ axis travel of 22.1” x 23.6” x 23.6”,...

Boeing Projects Global Shift to New, More Efficient Airplanes

September 5, 2008
Boeing forecasts a $3.2-trillion market for new commercial airplanes over the next two decades, driven by an increasing demand for airplanes to replace older, less efficient aircraft.The Boeing Company released its 2008 Current Market Outlook recently in London. The report is Boeing’s 20-year...

Drake Upgrades Rack Mills for Automotive Steering Racks

September 5, 2008
Drake Manufacturing’s four-axis CNC rack mill, Model GS:RM, has a redesigned cutter head for more stability and increased speeds with coated HSS milling cutters. Part capacity has been increased by 200mm, and the machine now accommodates racks from 500mm to 900mm in length. The machine...

Gleason to Unveil New Technology for Gear Production at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Gleason will introduce several new machine technologies at IMTS ’08 booth #B-6902 that are designed to take cost out of bevel and cylindrical gear production:• The GENESIS® Vertical Hobbing Machine, a member of Gleason’s revolutionary new family of gear production machines. The...

MAG Cincinnatiís FTV 5 Provides High-Uptime Productivity Solution

August 5, 2008
The MAG Cincinnati FTV 5 vertical machining center meets IMTS searches for high productivity, versatility, and earnings capacity at five-axis machining. Heavy-duty fixed table/traveling column design—available in 1800 mm, 2500 mm and 3700 mm X-axis models—performs high-output cutting of...

Unique Spindle Finisher from ALMCO at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Precision deburring of metal parts at speeds up to 480 pieces per hour will be demonstrated by ALMCO, Inc., at IMTS booth #6846 with a unique, automated, double-spindle finishing machine. The world’s only manufacturer of such equipment, ALMCO has designed the robot-adaptable machine, Model...

Sunnen to Feature New SV-310 at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Sunnen’s new SV-310 vertical CNC honing system combines multi-spindle machine configurations with wide tooling choices and 762mm/30" stroke for bore sizing of small and medium-sized gas/diesel engine blocks, large gears, air compressors, aerospace parts, refrigeration compressors, and...

Earth-Chain Workholding Products at IMTS

August 5, 2008
Working together, EZ-Lift material handling magnets and MagVISE magnetic workholding systems are proven to reduce setup and part changeover times by 50 percent or more compared to traditional material handling and workholding methods, including clamps and vises. Thousands of customers use its...

Makino Introduces New Member to the MAG Family

August 5, 2008
Makino’s MAG series of five-axis horizontal machining centers are specifically suited to meet the just-in-time manufacturing needs of the aerospace industry. The newest offering in this series is the MAG1, a five-axis machining center designed to handle quick, high precision aluminum...

ASM Heat Treating Society Holds Conference on Gears

August 5, 2008
Extending quenchant life and improving heat treating quality will be the focus of a two-day conference on Quenching and Control of Distortion in Heat Treated Gears. Sponsored by the ASM Heat Treating Society, the event will be held Sept. 24-25 at the Radisson Hotel at Milwaukee Airport.The program...

FoundryPRO from-FANUC Robotics

August 5, 2008
FANUC Robotics America, Inc., recently introduced its M-710iC/50 SE FoundryPRO robot, IP67 protected for operation in the harshest environments. The entire robot is coated with a special epoxy, and the wrist has protective covers to withstand high-pressure washing. In addition, the base of the...

Broaching Machine Specialties to Introduce Versa-Mate at IMTS

August 5, 2008
The Versa-Mate, a compact vertical broaching machine, utilizes cutting edge servo-motor and planetary roller screw technology yet relies on traditional “slide and way” construction resulting in a rugged, heavy-duty machine that stands up to the most demanding production environments....

Large Turning Now Available at Riverside Spline & Gear

August 5, 2008
Riverside Spline & Gear, Inc., announces the installation of a VTL-1000 CNC vertical turning lathe manufactured by the You Ji Machine Industrial Co., LTD, which allows for larger turning up to 43 inches. Earlier this year the company installed its second Nexus 350 turning center, which was its...

Timken Unveils New Bearing Selection Guide

August 5, 2008
The Timken Company has released its Bearing Selection Guide Version 3.0 for users including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, students, and engineers. The new electronic guide contains engineering calculations and a database of more than 5,000 bearings including tapered, spherical,...

Mitsubishi to Showcase Latest in Gear Manufacturing at IMTS 2008

August 5, 2008
At IMTS 2008, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America, Inc., Machine Tool Division will be exhibiting in the North Hall Gear Pavilion, booth B-7025. On display will be a fully automated GE15A gear hobbing machine with pallet conveyor supplied by Creative Automation, Inc., of Ypsilanti, Michigan...

Conicity Introduces SXM-50 Saw Blade Edge Prep Machine

July 25, 2008
Conicity Technologies, LLC, the leader in cutting tool edge preparation technology, recently introduced their new SXM-50 saw blade edge preparation machine. The SXM-50 is the latest in Conicity’s line of machines developed for edge preparation. This machine will reduce chipping of saw blade...

Philadelphia Gear Purchases Majority of GE Marine Gear Product Line

July 25, 2008
Philadelphia Gear Corporation (PGC) has announced the purchase of the majority of General Electric Corporation’s (GE) marine gear product lines. With the completion of this transaction PGC will acquire intellectual property, equipment, and transition assistance to broaden its existing...

SME and EMCIT Address Engineering Management Certification

July 25, 2008
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces that it has signed an agreement to establish a partnership with Engineering Management Certification International (EMCIT), a certification program that both facilitates and maintains competence in engineering management among qualified...

New GMX 400 Universal Gear Tester from Mahr Federal

July 25, 2008
At IMTS 2008 Mahr Federal will introduce the GMX 400, a new Class 1 Universal Gear Tester that provides fast, accurate analysis for a wide range of gear and gear tool applications on gears with ODs up to 400 mm (15.75 in). The company will also feature its new MarSurf® WS 1 Optical Surface...

Ohio State Gearlab Offers Basic Gear Noise Short Course

July 3, 2008
The OSU Gearlab will be offering its Basic Gear Noise Short Course September 16-18, 2008. A feature of this course is the interspersing of demonstrations within lectures. The extensive measurement and computer software capabilities of the Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Research Laboratory allow us to...

ControlPro by Konecranes Increases Uptime and Effective Planning

June 27, 2008
Konecranes, a global leader in the manufacturing of overhead lifting equipment, offers a wide range of innovative solutions for crane and hoist safety, condition, and performance control. ControlPro, by Konecranes, is a control system that is ideal for managing heavy loads safely with a high level...

FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show to Make Las Vegas Debut

June 27, 2008
For the first time ever the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show is heading to the western United States to the world’s number-one trade show destination, Las Vegas. Taking place October 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center the show is the largest event in North America...

See Sunnen SV-1000 Vertical CNC Honing Machine at IMTS

June 27, 2008
Sunnen’s new SV-1000 vertical CNC honing machine series is based on an innovative modular design, engineered to scale up from a single-spindle machine to a fully automated multi-spindle unit for ultra-precise bore sizing and finishing. The new machine will be demonstrated at IMTS in various...

SECO/WARWICK Presents Seminar

June 20, 2008
SECO/WARWICK’s Furnaces and Atmospheres for Today’s Technology Seminar will be held Sept. 8-10. Heat treating equipment configurations and processes will be explained with best practice information to provide information for purchasing, operating, and maintaining equipment. The program...

Bourn & Koch Open House

June 20, 2008
Machine tool builder Bourn & Koch, Inc.—located in Rockford, Illinois—will host an open house Friday and Saturday, September 12-13, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during IMTS. It will include demonstrations of a Blanchard 11-20AD rotary surface grinder and a B&K 100H CNC...

New Kapp and Niles Machines at IMTS

June 20, 2008
The Kapp Group has announced that it will display its new KX 500 FLEX Gear Center, an efficient, economic machine built on a shared modular platform, and the Niles ZE 400 Profile Grinder, an economic, compact, and user-friendly machine at the 2008 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)...

KFS 250S for Large Capacity Hob Sharpening from Koepfer

June 20, 2008
The new KFS 250S by Koepfer America provides large capacity hob sharpening with a high-speed direct drive grinding spindle, GE Fanuc CNC panel, easy-to-use software with conversational programming, and an integrated crane for easy loading and unloading of larger hobs. The machine will be displayed...

Internal Deburring Brushes from Weiler

June 20, 2008
Bore-Rx™ internal deburring brushes from Weiler Corporation are designed to increase productivity of in-machine deburring in CNC machining centers. Bore-Rx brushes easily remove all burrs found at intersecting holes and other internal edges of the workpiece and can also be used for bore...

Gleason Introduces OPTI-CUT of Indexable-Insert Cutters

June 20, 2008
Gleason has introduced a new line of gear gashing, shaping, and hobbing cutters that employ the latest in replaceable, indexable carbide insert technology to make significant improvements in the speed and efficiency of large spur and helical gear production.The new OPTI-CUT™ series of cutters...

New Tumble Blast Machine from ALMCO, Designed for safe operation...

May 29, 2008
An abrasive blasting machine that in trial applications has shown to exceed the productivity and overall performance of other equipment for scale and flash removal has been developed and introduced by ALMCO, Inc. The new Model ATB-7, according to the manufacturer, offers greater cleaning speed and...

Intechís Gear-Drive Blade Systems Improve Food-Prep Processes

May 29, 2008
Precision, high-performance, lubrication-free engineered plastic gear systems from Intech Power-Core™ replace traditional belt-driven cutting systems or nylon 6 or 6.6 gears to handle the demanding, repetitive slicing of frozen food products. Traditional belt-driven cutting systems often...

Romax Technology announces its latest software RomaxWIND

May 29, 2008
Romax Technology announces that its latest RomaxDesigner software package, release 12.6, is now available. The new edition includes a completely new wind turbine specific product line called RomaxWIND and a number of additional features within the RomaxDurability and Romax Bearing product...

Multi-Function Dynamic Gear Backlash Testing Station from Promess

May 29, 2008
Promess, Inc., has introduced a new gear backlash testing station that dynamically measures tooth-to-tooth contact variations in both directions at each degree of rotation at the rate of 10,000 samples/second. The self-contained system is also able to monitor and control any torque-to-turn...

SME Launches Lean Registry, a free connection and collaboration space

May 29, 2008
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the launching of the Lean Registry, a free community connection and collaboration space for lean practitioners. The Lean Registry is brought to you by SME with help from its partners and sponsors, such as The Association for Manufacturing...

In Memoriam: Daniel Matthew Tweed, Sr.

May 29, 2008
Daniel Matthew Tweed, Sr.—age 85, and cofounder of Carnes-Miller Gear Co., Inc.—passed away on March 28, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1922 in Marshall, North Carolina. Upon leaving home he worked briefly in Baltimore, Maryland, before joining the Marines and fighting...

GETRAG, FPT Order ALD ModulTherm Heat Treatment Lines

May 29, 2008
GETRAG Transmission Manufacturing LLC has assigned ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH, in joint ownership of ALD-Holcroft Wixom Michigan, to deliver three complete ModulTherm® heat treatment lines for the heat treatment of gear parts for their PowerShift® transmissions. The furnace systems will...

Samputensili do Brasil Recognized By Eaton For Supplier Excellence

May 29, 2008
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation honored 42 of its best suppliers at its third Supplier Awards Program on April 1 at the downtown Cleveland Marriott in Ohio. Among the award winners was Samputensili do Brasil, who received recognition from Eaton in the “Indirect Materials...

Gleason Introduces OPTI-CUT of Indexable-Insert Cutters

May 5, 2008
Gleason has introduced a new line of gear gashing, shaping, and hobbing cutters that employ the latest in replaceable, indexable carbide insert technology to make significant improvements in the speed and efficiency of large spur and helical gear production.The new OPTI-CUT™ series of cutters...

Dura-Bar Products Get Bigger

May 1, 2008
Dura-Bar, the company that pioneered continuous cast bar stock in North America, is now offering round bars in extra-large sizes up to 25” in diameter. The new larger product line, Dura-Bar XL, is available in 65-45-12 ductile and G2 gray iron. The new extra-large bars are expected to widen...

Haas Automation Celebrates 25 Years of Affordable Technology

May 1, 2008
In 1983 Gene Haas founded Haas Automation, Inc., to manufacture the industry’s first fully automatic programmable collet indexer. Designed to increase production in his own machine shop, the Haas 5C indexer was an instant success, and over the next four years the product line expanded to...

Internal Deburring Brushes from Weiler

May 1, 2008
Bore-Rx™ internal deburring brushes from Weiler Corporation are designed to increase productivity of in-machine deburring in CNC machining centers. Bore-Rx brushes easily remove all burrs found at intersecting holes and other internal edges of the workpiece and can also be used for bore...

Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine Acquired by Prospect Capital

May 1, 2008
Simon Ormerod, CEO of Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine, Inc., has announced that the company has been acquired by Prospect Capital Corporation of New York. Headquartered in York, South Carolina, Ajax is a specialty manufacturer of contoured seamless rolled rings used for critical industrial...

Growth Leads to Expansion for Ipsen

May 1, 2008
Ipsen, Inc., welcomes a new year of growth and expansion at its U.S. plant locations, having just completed a yearlong project in developing, designing, and constructing a new stockroom and inventory management system.With its new material management system it is able to realize dramatic...

SME and AMTDA to Collaborate on MTELV

May 1, 2008
The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) have announced they will collaborate on the Machine Tool Experience-Las Vegas (MTELV) event to be launched in 2011. “We think this collaboration is an exciting development for...

Wind Energy Spurs Moventasí Growth

May 1, 2008
Moventas, a supplier of wind turbine gears and industrial gears, has increased its net sales in 2007 by 40 percent. Profitability has improved, and the number of employees grew by 120. The strong growth of Moventas’ net sales is due primarily to wind turbine gears. Net sales for the wind...

Gear Solutions Announces Web Site Upgrade

April 3, 2008
After months of research into the latest available technologies, Gear Solutions magazine is pleased to announce the launch of its revamped Web site. The site has been completely redeveloped, presenting every technical article, profile, column, and special feature that has appeared in the magazine...

ANCAís evolution of the successful RX7 CNC tool and cutter grinder

April 3, 2008
ANCA’s latest evolution of the successful RX7 CNC tool and cutter grinder, the RX7SP, is specifically designed for grinding cutting tools with diameters down to 0.5 mm. The RX7SP is the product of an extensive R&D program conducted to resolve several challenges related to grinding small...

Drakes MINI External Thread Grinder Now with New Options

April 3, 2008
Equipped for production thread grinding of parts from 1mm to 10mm diameter by up to 100mm long, Drake’s new GS:TEM “MINI” Thread Grinder is designed for higher volume, precision threaded parts manufacturers in the cutting tool, automotive, aerospace, thread gage, and medical...

INDEX has appointed Jeffrey Reinert as CEO according to management

April 3, 2008
INDEX has appointed Jeffrey Reinert as CEO as of February 10, 2008, according to management at INDEX-Werke, Esslingen, Germany. The previous CEO, Olaf Tessarzyk, has left the company. INDEX thanked him for an excellent job with INDEX Corporation in Noblesville, Indiana.Reinert has more than 20...