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July 2005

FEATURES

Circle Gear & Machine Company, Inc.

Experience, innovation, and a wide range of gear-related services are the calling cards of this company’s success.

Ask most gear manufacturers about the company’s assets and you’ll get a list of the grinders, shapers, and cutters found on their shop floor. Ask Mike McKernin — sales manager for Circle Gear & Machine Company, Inc. — and the answer is different. “It’s our employees,” he says. “When we hire somebody we do our […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

The Sensitive Side of Computer-Aided Design

Based on design intent, context-sensitive CAD assistance utilizes in-process parameters that lead to better results–no matter the type of gear being produced.

Context sensitive assistance facilitates the integration of design and manufacturing. Context sensitive assistance in computer aided design systems may be provided by recognizing design intent. In this article, design intent is recognized for mechanical object categories based on a construction tree model. Context sensitive assistance may include completion of a CAD model, retrieving detailed models […]
Ranga Narayanaswami, Ph.D.

New Powder Applications

High-performance alloys, precisely controlled processes, and state of the art engineering methods have led to significant growth in the P/M industry.

Powder Metallurgy is a proven technology to produce high strength gears and tailored gear shapes for both automotive and industrial applications. Advances in powder production, compaction, and sintering combined with unique secondary processing methods have enabled overall part densities above 7.5 g/cm3. These techniques have proven successful in displacing many components from competing technologies in […]
Richard Slattery

Special Section: Keyseating

In the market for keyseating equipment? With many years of experience—and new innovations available—these are the companies to call.

Mitts & Merrill Mitts & Merrill’s desire to be the most innovative company in the keyseating and profiling market has resulted in a new generation of machines based on industry proven electromechanical drives and ballscrews for the stroke and infeed. The design criterion of this new machine type is that two concentrically arranged ballscrews are […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

DEPARTMENTS

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Warm weather gives rise to a host of safety concerns that aren’t an issue during fall and winter, such as loose clothing that can be caught in machinery and lightweight shoes that weren’t designed for the shop floor.

Summer is finally here! We will all enjoy the nice warm weather and the pleasures of the outdoors, but summer also brings its own set of safety concerns that do not occur in colder, inclement weather. One of these concerns that deserves your attention is “lack of concentration.” This is a very real and very […]
Terry McDonald

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.

This month’s column is the third of three on gearbox lubrication. This installment will cover issues related to monitoring lubricant and gearbox condition using oil analysis.

Just as a doctor uses blood tests to monitor our health, oil analysis can be a powerful tool to monitor the condition of both gearbox components and the lubricant. Most companies send oil samples to independent labs to perform the tests, but many can be done on site. Regardless of who performs the test, it […]
Andy Milburn P.E.

Gear Expo

New networking and educational opportunities, as well as Detroit’s half-billion dollar investment in downtown amenities, have GEAR EXPO 2005 poised to be a landmark gear-manufacturing event.

In mid-October, GEAR EXPO 2005 will open its doors with a new face and a fresh feeling. Let’s just say that, in spite of the three-year recession in the gear industry and in manufacturing in general, the Show has been reborn. Or maybe it has matured because of it. In either case, anyone who exhibits […]
Kurt Medert

Q&A with David Clapp

President, Wakefield Sintered Metal Parts

I think it’s fascinating that the company was founded more than 100 years ago to manufacture oil-impregnated wooden bearings. Yes, we made them for the textile machine industry, since there were quite a lot of those factories here in New England at the time. They needed bearings that wouldn’t build up a static charge, because […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

NEWS

ExxonMobil Introduces Improved System for Dispensing and Transporting Grease

Providing industrial companies and trucking fleets with a convenient way to handle, transport, and dispose of grease, ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System. At the heart of ExxonMobil’s GOLD System is the protective Fluid-Bag Flexi container that holds up to 1,800 pounds of grease–the equivalent of nearly […]
August 1, 2005

New Sunnen HPH Honing Tools Fit High-Production Applications

Sunnen Products Company’s new generation High-Production Helix (HPH) Single Stroke Honing Tools offer fast stock removal, consistent bore geometry and can be designed to economically optimize specific high-production applications. Plated diamond HPH Single Stroke Honing Tools are manufactured with high strength steel as opposed to commonly used cast iron. Sunnen’s HPH tools incorporate an expandable, […]
August 1, 2005

CHIRON Announces New Quick Change Fixture for Auto Wheel Drilling

The WM (Wheel Machine) series of CNC vertical machining centers from CHIRON feature a new quick-change fixture. "It’s a quick four-step process," says Zip Lancaster, wheel machine specialist. "Radial clamp arms and spring-loaded pins have replaced time-consuming screws. Now positioning is always accurate when changing the different wheel sizes." Furthermore, the new cylinder bracket design […]
July 1, 2005

Raycar Adds Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder with Onboard Gear Analyzer

In a recent press release Raycar Gear & Machine announced that it has added its second Hofler CNC Gear Grinder. This Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder, along with the company’s recently purchased Hofler Helix 400 CNC Gear Grinder, allows Raycar to better serve its customers. The 700 Gear Grinder increases gear grinding capacity to […]
July 1, 2005

Bodine Announces New Inverter Duty Motors and Gearmotors

Bodine Electric Company announces the development of the new Pacesetter(tm) family of AC inverter duty motors, gearmotors, and AC variable speed controls. These products consist of all new motor and gearhead combinations for maximum output power in the smallest package. Applications for the new inverter duty gearmotors include factory automation, machine tools, conveyors, and material […]
July 1, 2005

Koepfer Joins EMAG Group

In a recent press release Raycar Gear & Machine announced that it has added its second Hofler CNC Gear Grinder. This Hofler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinder, along with the company’s recently purchased Hofler Helix 400 CNC Gear Grinder, allows Raycar to better serve its customers. The 700 Gear Grinder increases gear grinding capacity to […]
July 1, 2005

ExxonMobil Introduces Improved System for Dispensing and Transporting Grease

Providing industrial companies and trucking fleets with a convenient way to handle, transport, and dispose of grease, ExxonMobil has announced the introduction of its GOLD (Grease One-Way Logistics and Distribution) System. At the heart of ExxonMobil’s GOLD System is the protective Fluid-Bag Flexi container that holds up to 1,800 pounds of grease–the equivalent of nearly […]
July 1, 2005

New Sunnen HPH Honing Tools Fit High-Production Applications

Sunnen Products Company’s new generation High-Production Helix (HPH) Single Stroke Honing" Tools offer fast stock removal, consistent bore geometry and can be designed to economically optimize specific high-production applications. Plated diamond HPH Single Stroke Honing Tools are manufactured with high strength steel as opposed to commonly used cast iron. Sunnen’s HPH tools incorporate an expandable, […]
July 1, 2005

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