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August 2003

FEATURES

Mitsubishi Gear Technology Center

As the master distributor for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in North America, Tom Kelly and Ian Shearing are dedicated to putting their customers “front and center”.

On the showroom floor of the Mitsubishi Gear Technology Center in Wixom, Michigan, is what could be seen as the very embodiment of its purpose and philosophy. Known as the GT06R, it’s a three-station machine that performs hobbing, chamfer deburring, and rolling operations — all in one clean, white-painted, sheet-metal enclosure. And to think it […]
Russ Willcutt

Surface Coatings for Superior Gears

Surface-hardened materials are widely used in manufacturing gears, and carburizing, and sometimes nitriding, is normally used as a hardening treatment, which results in the reduction of macro-pitting–the main failure mechanism of hardened materials. This has to do with the extremely high local stresses due to the roughness of the tooth flanks.

For special applications, PVD coatings are now applied on a small scale. The coatings that are mainly applied so far are: B4C, WC-C:H (or W-DLC), and CrN. Bodycote’s U.S. operations, formerly known as Diamond Black Technologies, has played a pioneering role in demonstrating the capabilities of PVD coatings, especially B4C. In collaboration with Hauzer, Bodycote’s […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Mira, Mira

A Glimpse into the Future of Grinding and Honing Gears.

Cost pressures, qualitative increases, and tribological and size-limiting demands are just four of the factors that have clearly characterized the production of transmission components, especially in the last three years. In this process, the grinding and honing system plays a central role because it literally puts the finishing touches on the transmission component. Often, whether […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

On the plant floor, everybody’s busy, but the best way to make sure they all go home safe is by taking a little time to pay attention to the details.

“It’s the little things that matter.” How many times have we all heard this and chuckled to ourselves, thinking of an incident that occurred with friends, family, or even at work, that seemed so insignificant that we hardly paid attention, and yet it ended up becoming a major factor in our lives. This is also […]
Terry McDonald

Q&A with Dan Seger

We talk with Perry Technology Corporation’s plant manager.

Could you tell me about the company’s beginnings? Perry Technology Corporation, which was originally known as the T.M. Perry Company, was founded by Thomas M. Perry, who was a physicist by education. He was involved in Naval ordinance development during World War II, and he found a need for precise and unique gearing that would […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

GTS is New Source for Gear Cutting Tools

Great Lakes Gear Technologies of Canton, Michigan, and Fhusa SA of Barcelona, Spain, have announced the formation of a new company, Gear Tooling Solutions LLC, to market, sell, and provide technical support for the extensive line of Fhusa gear cutting tools within the North American gear manufacturing market. Gear Tooling Solutions LLC will be exclusively […]
September 1, 2003

FARO Begins Operations in China

In a press release dated May 19, 2003, FARO Technologies, Inc., announced that FARO China–its direct sales, service, support, and marketing headquarters in Shanghai–is soon expected to be operational. The company is currently organizing a sales representative office, with other departments to follow. "Establishing FARO China was a direct response to the rapidly expanding manufacturing […]
August 1, 2003

Gleason Wins Prestigious Supplier Recognition Award

Gleason Corporation announced that it was one of only seven American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) suppliers to receive its prestigious Supplier Recognition Award at AAM’s 10th Annual Supplier Day, held June 3 at AAM’s Guanajuato Gear & Axle facility in Guanajuato, Mexico. "Gleason is very proud to receive this award from AAM, one of the […]
August 1, 2003

Bison Expands Inverter Duty Lineup

An expanded lineup of variable speed, constant torque AC gearmotors has been added to the Bison line, announced by Matt Hanson, Vice-President, Marketing at Bison Gear and Engineering, St. Charles, IL. The new configurations augment the extensive Bison line of fractional horsepower gearmotors, motors and reducers for the global market. An expanded product offering, the […]
August 1, 2003

Process Equipment Develops Automatic Spline Gaging & Assembly

Process Equipment Company, a builder of special machines located in Tipp City, Ohio, and developers of the Next Dimension Gear Measurement System, announced they have recently integrated robots, spline gaging, and assembly. Process Equipment has become a North American Distribution Partner with Fanuc Robotics, enabling them to integrate variable spline gages and robotics to allow […]
August 1, 2003

GTS is New Source for Gear Cutting Tools

Great Lakes Gear Technologies of Canton, Michigan, and Fhusa SA of Barcelona, Spain, have announced the formation of a new company, Gear Tooling Solutions LLC, to market, sell, and provide technical support for the extensive line of Fhusa gear cutting tools within the North American gear manufacturing market. Gear Tooling Solutions LLC will be exclusively […]
August 1, 2003

D.C. Morrison Introduces New Blind Hole Keyway Cutter

The blind hole keyway cutting machine, new from the D.C. Morrison Company, has opened the field for smaller keys in many applications. It is designed to cut keyways up to 3/8" wide, metric up to 10mm wide, with special sizes made on request. Tooling is available in high-speed steel or cobalt, and it uses a […]
August 1, 2003

AGMA Gear Manufacturing Technology Course

The Gear Consulting Group (GCG) and the Gleason Corporation will bring the American Gear Manufacturers Association "Gear Manufacturing Technology Course" to the Detroit area this fall. The three-day course will be presented by GCG at the Gleason Technical Support Center in Wixom, Michigan, from September 23 through September 25. Subjects covered range from basic gear […]
August 1, 2003

American Stress Technologies Launches New Inspection System

American Stress Technologies, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has introduced the new CamScan 100 Inspection System. This off-line audit inspection system monitors residual stress from manufacturing processes and detects grinding damage and some heat-treatment qualities. The system was designed to measure/monitor the induction hardening pattern of shafts. The unit requires manual loading and unloading of the […]
August 1, 2003

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