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Archives October 2012


October 2012


Company Profile: GearTec, Inc.

GearTec, Inc. expands capabilities to better respond to customer needs for gearing solutions.

GearTec, Inc. is known as a high quality manufacturer of gears up to 100 inches in diameter and shafts up to 198 inches long. By making significant capital investments in equipment and technology during the past four years, GearTec, Inc. is expanding its capabilities and capacity to be more responsive to customer needs. “We believe […]
Sherri Mabry

The Real Truth Behind Cpk and Ppk Capability and Potential Process Studies

The Real Truth Behind Cpk and Ppk Capability and Potential Process Studies

These are very good questions. This paper will describe what you really need to know about estimating the true potential of your process. The most common definition of Cpk & Ppk is that: Cpk is the short-term capability of a process and Ppk is the long term. The truth is that these statistical indices are […]
Fred Eberle

Electric Furnaces Complement Heat Treat Requirements for Gears

Gear manufacturers find that furnaces heated by electric elements routinely harden, anneal and stress relieve gears, while reducing thermal processing costs.

Furnaces heated by electric elements routinely harden, anneal and stress relieve gears. Today’s heating elements operate at higher temperatures, last longer and offer gear manufacturers opportunities to reduce thermal processing costs. Energy and environmental concerns should further expand the use of electric furnaces. Custom Electric Manufacturing Co., of Wixom, MI, designs original equipment and replacement […]
Bob Edwards, Vic Strauss

Taking Technology & Service to New Heights

Lee’s Enterprise turns, mills, grinds and cuts gears in-house to control all processes for quality control and customer service.

What you get with the above combination is a very happy customer and a universal grinder that outperforms the competition by virtually every measure. The result? Ultra-precision, guaranteed quality parts and components for the most demanding customers, those in commercial and military aerospace. Tom Molnar, president of Lee’s Enterprise, explains that his company is unlike […]
Gear Solutions Magazine


Nitriding continues to gain market share as a case hardening process

By the time you read this column, the 6th International Quenching and Control of Distortion Conference will have been concluded four weeks prior. Dozens of quality papers were presented discussing the technical aspects of distorting and how to measure, quantify and analyze the effect of the quenching processes with the obvious objective of one day […]
Jack Titus

Q&A with Rod Jones

Chief Learning Officer at DMSU DMG / MORI SEIKI University

What is your background? I started in the machine tool industry when I was 17 years old in a machine shop in the Detroit area learning how to create tooling, machine parts and build machine tools. Later, I completed a degree in mechanical engineering and a masters in applied psychology. My career included working for […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

Powder Metal Gears, Part II

This second article in a series will touch on Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) specifics related to Powder Metal (PM) gears.

NVH is one of the most difficult areas of gearing approaching black art. Transmission developers have their own standards for testing. Often subjective measurements by a panel of trained employees are used. The panel listens to the transmissions and give their opinions on the noise levels and characteristics. Psychoacoustics is a research area developing to […]
Anders Flodin

Exploring bevel gears and techniques for producing gears to exact specification

For some hundreds of years angled gearing has been used to transmit power between non-parallel shafts. In those olden days the power sources were human, animal, water, or wind. Power was transmitted through angled drives comprising iron or wooden bodies with inserted wooden teeth. The teeth were retained by wedges, and later developed into a […]
William P. Crosher


OMAX’ Corporation Named to Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

OMAX Corporation, the leader in the design and manufacture of advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories, was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. This marks the second time OMAX has earned a spot on the coveted list, which is developed annually by Inc. to recognize and celebrate the […]
October 4, 2012

Eriez’ Announces Promotion of Nicole Skias

Eriez® announces that Nicole Skias is the new product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. In this new role, the mechanical engineers and designers within the Hydroflow product line will report to Skias. Skias joined Eriez in 2006 as a Mechanical Engineer in the vibratory design group. Most recently, she served as Product Engineer […]
October 4, 2012

Schafer Gear Works Adds New Division

Schafer Gear Works has acquired the assets of Dana Holding Corporation’s leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differential business including their related manufacturing facilities in Fredericktown, Ohio, and Blacklick, Ohio. The new division of Schafer Gear will be called Schafer Driveline LLC. Schafer Gear president, Bipin Doshi, and Stan Blenke, the company’s executive vice […]
October 4, 2012

Caterpillar Links Diverse Manufacturing Assets with eLOG Software

Real-time information from Freedom eLOG® software on the performance of 77 diverse manufacturing systems at Caterpillar’s Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division (IMOD), Aurora Facility, is helping the operation increase OEE, reduce cost, improve processes, and shorten maintenance response times. eLOG software – developed, installed and supported by MAG – makes real-time factory asset performance transparent, enabling […]
October 4, 2012

Mazak Canada Offers CNC Programming Courses in Cambridge and Edmonton

Mazak Canada has long offered a comprehensive learning program to assist its manufacturing partners in operating highly productive, profitable businesses. Over the next six months, the company is further enhancing its curriculum by hosting several new MATRIX and SMART CNC programming courses for its customers at the Mazak Canada Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ontario, and […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Releases MarWin—Version 5.0 Software Upgrade

Mahr has made the process of surface evaluation better, easier and faster with the release of the latest upgrade to its surface metrology software, MarWin® Version 5.0. The new upgrade includes: a patented new Tangential Elements function for evaluating transitional geometries such as radii, relief grooves, and chamfers; new ISO 16610 filters; and a host […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Elmo Motion Control Gold Servo Drives Expand to Over 65,000 Watts

To allow easy expansion, upgrading, replacing or even adding non-Elmo products to the network, the Gold Drum HV is EtherCAT and CANopen compliant and, in conjunction with Elmo’s multi-axis, distributed network motion controller, the Gold Maestro, creates a high-level, real-time, multi-axis network. Elmo’s ‘go-standard’ policy, allows easy expansion, upgrading, replacing or even adding non-Elmo products […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Remove Solids From Liquid Centrifuges Using Media Free Filtration

Solids-from-Liquid Centrifuges are available in manually cleaned basket style (complete with reusable liner) or fully automatic self-cleaning designs for dependable, easy to maintain, media-free filtration solutions. Whether used on a single machine, a component, or as a supplement to a complete paper media filtration/recycling system, Eriez’ Solids-from-Liquid Centrifuges can remove solids typically missed by barrier […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Norplex-Micarta Announces RT130X Tubing

Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, introduces RT130X, high strength tubing composed of a glass fabric with an epoxy resin system.RT130X is designed for high electrical and mechanical strength as well as flame resistance. Because of the extra fine weave glass substrate used; RT130X has excellent machining characteristics, allowing for cleaner machining […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Free Norton Abrasives App for Grinding Calculations

Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduces a Norton Abrasives Grinding App. This application includes three calculators including a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. The Norton Grinding App also features a right angle grinding product selector and distributor locator. A link to Norton’s abrasives connection and website to […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Hypertherm Introduces Bevel Process Breakthrough

Hypertherm unveils its new edge profiling technology designed to help fabricators and CNC table manufacturers achieve accurate bevel cuts more easily than before. Hypertherm’s bevel technology includes factory tested mild steel cut charts for all Hypertherm HyPerformance HPRXD plasma systems. These cut charts contain meticulously developed parameters that will significantly reduce the amount of time […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Clamp Syle Shaft Collars From Ruland

Shaft collars are one of the most versatile machine components with a variety of uses including positioning, guiding, stopping, clamping, and spacing. To overcome common problems with set screw shaft collars, Ruland offers one-piece, two-piece, and quick clamp style shaft collars.Unlike set screw style collars, clamp style shaft collars are easy to remove, infinitely adjustable, […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Verisurf Unveils New 3DGage Portable CMM

The portability and affordability of portable CMM’s combined with 3D model based software is changing design and manufacturing from manual 2D inspection and reverse engineering to highly automated 3D methods that accelerate the process. With the new 3DGage, customers can customize a system to their needs by choosing from four software configurations, four portable CMM […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nexen Introduces Industry’s Most Compact Harmonic Gearhead

Nexen Group, Inc. announces the new Nexen Harmonic Gearhead, which directly replaces much larger, high-ratio planetary gearheads utilizing the latest harmonic, strain wave gearing technology. In addition to its extremely short, compact size, the Harmonic Gearhead has numerous significant advantages over planetary gearing including high torque, true zero backlash and extremely precise positional accuracy.Nexen’s patent-pending, […]
October 4, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MSC Broadens Lineup of Hertel Cutting Tools

MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) recently added 1,350 new products to its already extensive line of Hertel cutting tools to meet the growing demand for high-quality manufactuing solutions. With more than 11,000 products from which to choose, Hertel represents one of the metalcutting industry’s largest selections of solid holemaking, threading and milling tools, as […]
October 4, 2012