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Archives February 2013


February 2013


RedViking Engineering

“The challenges that we meet everyday well exceed what most engineers have to face. The rewards for meeting those challenges are terrific.”

RedViking is a company with a passion for taking on the most difficult engineering challenges. Its affiliate company, Superior Controls, located in Plymouth, MI, got its start in the systems integrations field, primarily automotive. But for the last 20 years, they’ve also been designing and building component test machines. Two years ago, they took that […]
Tim Byrd

How to Minimize Downtime, Repair Costs, and Inventories by Extending the Life Expectancy of Your Gearbox

A commitment to maintain your gearbox is paramount for this to work economically. When you devise a plan to maintain your gearbox, your return on investment will be realized sooner and your total cost of ownership will be reduced.

Just like typical cars, gearboxes have gotten smaller over time. The catch phrase is ‘power-dense’, meaning that from equal sized gearboxes, the newer model has a more available rating. Due mostly to technological advances, current model gearboxes weigh an average of 25% less than their 30 year-old old counterpart while delivering the same amount of […]
Dan Rosseljong

Crack Testing and Heat Treat Verification of Gears Using Eddy Current Technology

Eddy current testing offers fast, repeatable testing of gears and other critical metal components, a feature required in today’s modern manufacturing environment.

While eddy current technology was initially developed for testing of bar, tube, and wire, advances in electronics, automation, and coil design have paved the way for a new generation of systems specifically designed to test critical components, such as gears, that go into automotive and industrial applications. These eddy current test systems not only detect […]
Dan DeVries

Two Case Studies in the Mining Industry with the KISSsoft Gearbox Variant Generator

When designing gears, the size, weight, and manufacturing cost can be influenced to a great extent by both strategically splitting the overall reduction over the individual stages and by optimizing the geometric relationships.

When designing gears, the size, weight, and manufacturing cost can be influenced to a great extent by both strategically splitting the overall reduction over the individual stages and by optimizing the geometric relationships. A newly developed tool, the KISSsoft Gearbox Variant Generator, is able to automatically generate different gear variants, all of which have the […]
Dr. Ulrich Kissling


Q&A with Zen Cichon

President, Innovative Rack and Gear

Innovative Rack and Gear services the oil, aerospace, steel, marine, automation, machine tool, computer, medical, and precision instrument industries and supplies gear racks to many well-known catalog companies. President Zen Cichon gives Gear Solutions the inside track on how the word “expansion” can mean many things. I understand you’ve grown and acquired some new, rather […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

The choice of straight bevel tooth forms limited to those forms that can be most easily generated

Continuing our discussion of bevel gears, let’s take a look at the design of the straight bevel tooth. In Figure 1, it can be seen that the curves are not generated by the pitch circle circumferences, but by curves C and the larger diameter C. The centers and radii are found by drawing lines B […]
William P. Crosher

Getting the right training

As furnace manufacturers, we must make sure all involved with installation are trained properly.

If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a thousand times: Close the door — and don’t slam it!  That command, albeit in a different context, has been recited millions of times around the world by frustrated fathers and mothers…and by furnace engineers.  As manufactures of furnaces that operate with combustible gases for heating and […]
Jack Titus

Powder Metal Gears, Part V

Densification technologies in powder meal gears: If pores are eliminated where high stress occurs, gear performance will improve.

So far we covered porosity of powder metal and some of its effects: Noise and NVH, macro design and reduced weight, and micro design and robustness. In this fifth article, we will discuss densification technologies. First, I would like to stress that this article is based on my own findings and reflections. Having said that, […]
Anders Flodin


Synthetic Intelligence Technology Pushes Ingersoll Cutting Tools Company to New Limits

Ingersoll Cutting Tools has long been one of the world’s leading suppliers of metal removal tooling. Since their first cutting tool patent in 1889, Ingersoll has strived to provide the most innovative and productive metal removal solutions on the market. They pioneered the development of indexable carbide end mills and were the first ones to […]
February 6, 2013

Inductotherm Group to Add Clinton Machine to Group Family

Inductotherm Group is pleased to announce the addition of Clinton Machine of Ovid, MI to the Inductotherm Group family. “Clinton Machine brings with it years of experience in material handling equipment, specifically in the bar, tube, heat treating, and other production machinery areas,” said Gary Doyon, president/CEO of the Inductotherm Group. “We are excited with this […]
February 6, 2013

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) has named John (Jack) Giacobbi as their new regional sales manager. Mr. Giacobbi will manage established accounts and develop new business in the Midwest US. He previously held a position with similar responsibilities as an account manager at Bodycote in Rochester, NY.“The expansion of our sales team further strengthens […]
February 6, 2013

Dontyne to Develop Convoloid LTCA with Genesis Partners

DontyneTM Systems has entered into an agreement with Genesis Partners to develop software for the tooth contact analysis of their Convoloid® gear form. Convoloid is a conformal and conjugate gear tooth form exhibiting much lower contact stresses and improved bending strengths compared to its involute equivalent in size, center distance, and face width; yet its […]
February 6, 2013

Weinberg Capital Group Announces Acquisition of Overton Chicago Gear, by Newly Formed H-D Manufacturing

Weinberg Capital Group (WCG) has partnered with The Riverside Company (Riverside) and Hicks Equity Partners (Hicks) to acquire Overton Chicago Gear Corporation (Overton), a manufacturer and distributor of large diameter, precision gears serving the wind power, energy exploration, mining, locomotive, marine, steel, and steel processing industries. Overton is the first acquisition for H-D Advanced Manufacturing […]
February 6, 2013

Local Couple Opens Bolingbrook Metal Supermarkets

Shirin Lakdawala and her husband Sabeer Cherawala, of Lemont, Illinois opened the newest Metal Supermarkets® store, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, in the Chicagoland area. Metal Supermarkets Bolingbrook, on 999 Remington Blvd., began providing Southwest Suburban businesses and consumers with superior customer service and the highest quality metal products available. Customers can […]
February 6, 2013

SKF Signs Contracts Worth 1 Billion SEK with Audi AG

SKF has signed contracts with Audi for the delivery of SKF components for use on a range of vehicle models. The contracts, estimated at nearly 1 billion SEK, include the delivery of four different versions of wheel bearing units for the wheel ends and a range of bearings for the new double clutch transmission.“Together with […]
February 6, 2013

Zagar Appoints Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. as Exclusive Distributor for Deep Hole Drilling

Zagar, Inc., the exclusive importer of Precihole™ Machine Tools Ltd., has appointed Absolute Machine Tools of Lorain, Ohio as its exclusive Midwest distributor for its deep hole drilling solutions. Absolute will represent Precihole exclusively in the areas of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “We are very excited about becoming part of the […]
February 6, 2013

NORD Drivesystems Gearmotors Are Being Used On The Pradier Quarry Site In The South Of France

The IECS Company, specializing in the manufacture, assembly, and maintenance of quarry and sand pits equipment has chosen NORD gearmotors to power the new aggregates production unit of the Pradier Group. The quality of service, especially in terms of reactivity and the performance of IE2 motors have made the difference. The French Group Pradier produces […]
February 6, 2013

Luren Chicago Moves Into New Sales and Service Center

Centrally located in Schaumburg, Illinois, Luren’s new sales and service center for North America features a nice showroom to display their gear grinding machines.  Their new address is 707 Remington Road, Suite 1, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173.  This location was chosen for its central location to both east coast and west coast gear manufacturers.  The old […]
February 6, 2013

Gear Dynamics And Gear Noise Short Course

Gear Dynamics And Gear Noise Short Course to be Held at The Ohio State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Columbus, Ohio April 29 – May 2, 2013.The purpose of this unique short course is to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms of gear noise generation, methods by which gear noise is […]
February 6, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Modern Gearbox Calculation with KISSsys

KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables the user to model complete gear units and drive trains. It is used in a variety of areas, such as the automotive industry, wind power, agricultural engineering, electrical tool, industrial gearbox manufacturing, and many more. KISSsys simplifies gear calculations, calculating several machine elements such as toothing, shafts, and […]
February 6, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ipsen’s TITAN Delivers Fast Turnaround

The TITAN® line of vacuum furnaces provides customers with precision and uniformity in a way that accommodates faster project timelines than can be achieved by other industry models. Our engineers created a unique, innovative flow-production process that uses premium components while reducing customer investment, making this furnace a reliable value. Not only does the TITAN […]
February 6, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: OMAX to Spotlight Speed and Precision of 60120 JetMachining Center at HOUSTEX

At HOUSTEX 2013, taking place Feb. 26 – 28 in Houston, Texas, OMAX Corporation will demonstrate the fast, precise cutting performance of its 60120 JetMachining Center with a 50 hp EnduroMAX® Pump, Tilt-A-Jet® cutting head and Rotary Axis in booth 1731. Ideal for a wide range of production runs across various industry segments, such as aerospace, […]
February 6, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Genius Vise is Smartest New Workholding Device For Precision 5-Axis Milling

OML’s new Genius 5-axis vise turns workholding concepts on their head with a unique design that maximizes clamp force at the top of the jaws by pulling them closed at the top with a collapsing lead screw, while holding the bottom of the jaws in place with an opposing force screw. Available from Lexair, Inc., […]
February 6, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CIMCOOL’s Elite Series of Products is Top of the Line

CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology, the leader in fluid technology worldwide, offers some of the most technologically advanced fluids for use in industrial operations. The 600 series, or the Elite Series of fluids, is CIMCOOL’s top of the line product. CIMTECH® 609-E and CIMTECH® 609G are “hybrid synthetics,” utilizing a combination of patented and commercial lubricants for […]
February 6, 2013