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Archives October 2003


October 2003


New England Gear

Jeff Barnes knows Fellows gear machines, and those “in the know” consider him the primary source for rebuilt equipment, parts, and service.

Growing up, Jeff Barnes spent his days neck-deep in machinery. He and his father were into racing — circle tracks, with modified cars — and after working on the engines, frames, and bodies in their spare time, they would take to the racetrack on the weekends, putting their work to the ultimate, real-world test. These […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

High-Performance Grinding Solutions for Small or Large Lots

Reishauer’s RZ 400 is like no other generating grinder on the market today, and it can efficiently grind batches of five—or 5,000.

It used to be that if you needed to grind gears, your decision was limited to a slow-form grinder that was better suited for small lots, but not regarded as competitive for larger production runs or, alternatively, a machine considered to be a production-style “threaded wheel” generating grinder. The latter was well suited for 3,000 […]
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More MAAG for your Money

Since MAAG machines are known for their precision and durability, savvy owners are upgrading their existing equipment.

Since the last MAAG gear-shaping machine was built and delivered in 1990, it’s safe to say that the many outstanding advantages and capabilities that these machines provide are known and appreciated by only a few people in the gear industry. However, the great number of MAAG gear-cutting machines in worldwide operation — along with intermittent […]
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Transforming Design with Integrated Gear Software

After years of research and real-world experience, Universal Technical Systems introduces the IGS package for comprehensive gear design.

S.M. “Jack” Marathe, the president of Universal Technical Systems, Inc., isn’t exactly modest when he talks about the power and usefulness of his company’s Integrated Gear Software (IGS). “It’s a complete design and manufacturing environment for gears and gear sets,” he says. “IGS will take an OEM or a gear shop completely through the process–design, […]
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The Whirling Process for Improved Worm Gears

Modern design, machining, and heat treating amount to huge savings for worm-gearing manufacturers.

Worm designs and manufacturing methods have changed very little over the past half century. Finishing a worm in soft material and then hardening it offers huge savings to worm manufacturers, but has not been considered viable because of distortions in the material from heat treating. Thread grinding has long been used as a finishing operation […]
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Terry McDonald: Site Safety

In these litigious times–and with the rising cost of workman's comp and medical insurance–it's more important than ever to foster safe workplace practices.

Today, as I was having lunch, the television was on a station showing a half-hour newscast. During the course of this newscast there were three different advertisements for law firms promoting injury claims. I find this reason enough to renew my efforts to convince all of my fellow employers in the gear industry to please […]
Terry McDonald

Q&A with Norbert Weiss

We talk with a Frenco authority.

Frenco is known worldwide as a premium manufacturer of spline and gear inspection equipment. Could you tell us a little about the company’s history? Frenco was founded in 1978 by Rudolf Och, who is still the company’s president, so we’ve been in business for 25 years now. It was a small shop then, with only […]
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Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Completes First AESA Flight

In a press release dated August 13, 2003, it was announced that the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet program moved closer to equipping the fleet with the latest in radar technology on July 30 at Naval Air Systems Command China Lake, California, when a test aircraft carrying the APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system completed […]
October 1, 2003

Arrow Introduces New Technology for Design of High-Precision Spur and Helical Gearing

Arrow Gear Company, a global provider of high precision gearing, today announced the introduction of a computer modeling system for use in the design of spur and helical gears. Promising to be the next generation of production technique for precision gearing, Arrow’s system provides a dramatic reduction in lead times, greatly enhances quality and lowers […]
October 1, 2003

New Ultra-Precise Gear Measuring Machine

Ogasawara Precision Laboratory Ltd., of Japan, has announced the development of a new ultra-precise gear measuring machine. As a leader in manufacturing highly precise fine-pitch gear tools and metrology products, Ogasawara has raised the level of quality in the industry. The ability to manufacture such high-quality products is the result of more than 60 years […]
October 1, 2003

Trochoidal Gears from Trogetec

Trogetec, Inc. (Trochoidal Gear Technologies), of Riverton, Wyoming, offers epitrochoidal stock spur gears in miniature to large sizes. Innovative and cost-effective, two-tooth spur gears operate in an internal gearmesh engagement with two to three cylindrical teeth of four-roller (four-pin) followers of 2:1 ratio gear reducers of either the planocentric cyclo or the parallel shaft design […]
October 1, 2003

Machine Tool Builders to Provide Ingersoll Support

Since the recent closure of the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company, Machine Tool Builders has been aggressively pursuing the company’s former employees and resources. As a result, the company has secured a number of key individuals in numerous locations around the country in order to assist former Ingersoll customers. The launch of the Special Machine Division […]
October 1, 2003

AGMA Introduces Career Center

AGMA is pleased to announce its new AGMA Career Center, designed to connect companies with the largest and most-qualified audience of gearing professionals. This unique opportunity to connect with the gear industry’s best employers will prove to be ideal for both employer and employee. For job seekers, the center’s services are free, providing them with […]
October 1, 2003

Philadelphia Gear’s Birmingham Facility at Full Capacity

In a press release dated July 30, 2003, Philadelphia Gear Corporation–a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions–announced the upgrading of its Southeast Service Center to include grinding and gear checking capabilities. The facility, located in Birmingham, Alabama, now offers full service and maintenance capabilities for Philadelphia Gear customers throughout the Southeastern United States. […]
October 1, 2003