It has been one year since United Tool Supply Company’s founder and president Rusty Young passed away, and his son, Jeff Young has since taken over the family business. A lot has changed throughout the past year, and although the family and company have been faced with great adversity, both overcame those obstacles and are striving to preserve and build on Rusty’s legacy within this industry.
Rusty Young was a gear head, a risk taker and a successful entrepreneur. Sure, he didn’t fall in love with gears right away, but after a couple failed business endeavors — including one that had him driving down to Florida and back to Ohio to deliver fresh seafood and another involving selling those quarter-operated pool […]
While there has been a gradual convergence of generative gear metrology and 3-D or CMM type measurements, significant differences remain. This article explores the historical perspective and outlines the current technology.
Ever since the first CNC generative gear measuring systems for parallel axis gears were introduced to the marketplace in the late 1970s, efforts have been made to utilize coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to check gears. Why not? After all, CMMs have three axes of measurement and can measure geometric shapes. Gears are geometric shapes, right? […]
By presenting spiral face gears with an involute tooth line and an identical tooth profile in the normal section at any given radius, two applications are made possible for such face gears.
Introduction Face gears typically have a straight or skewed tooth line and varying tooth profile in normal cross section at different radii from major to minor diameter. These face gears are engaged with spur or helical involute pinions at intersecting or crossed axes. This paper presents spiral face gears with an involute tooth line and […]
By combining image-processing technology with one probe and six CNC-controlled axes, ZOLLER is able to sucessfully execute hob measurements without any distortions for its customers.
Introduction Gears have existed for over 2000 years and are an indispensable part of today’s technology. Whether in the car, in a pinwheel, or a movement – a gear is used in many ways. In order to achieve perfect gearing, maximum efficiency, and maximum power, gears must be manufactured in a very precise manner with […]
Vacuum furnaces rely on the lack of an atmosphere to protect heat-treated parts from surface oxidation or decarburization. The quality of the atmosphere required for a given process is defined by the quantity of residuals remaining after evacuation. Therefore, the ultimate pressure determines the composition of gasses (lower pressure produces fewer molecules of oxygen, nitrogen, […]
Now that we’ve kicked off 2015, there’s one thing on everyone’s minds—making more money this year than what was made in 2014. In the gear manufacturing industry, there’s a sure fire way to ensure that will happen… increasing sales.
In any business where a product is made available for consumers, that company’s livelihood, longevity, and wellbeing all come down to one thing—successful sales. And no matter how much it pangs me to say it, money does make the world go ‘round. I consider myself a romantic of sorts. I love to travel and make […]
President and Founder
Pentagear Products LLC
Would you please provide a brief history of your company? I started my career in the gear industry in 1983, and I created Pentagear in 2005. I had been working in the gauging industry for many years. However, I always felt that there was better way to design the products than what I was using. […]
When Master Gears are designed properly, certain errors can be identified, and, with more discrimination, that type of error can be mapped out to indicate specific performance issues within the application itself.
In the design of generated and molded gears, it is common to specify a total composite error (TCE) tolerance for in-process inspection, especially for high volume production. TCE is defined as variation in center distance when rolled in tight mesh with a highly accurate master gear on a floating spring arbor. Highly accurate means that […]
In an age where putting information out first seems to be valued over ensuring that information is correct, it’s important to take the time to execute a quality product or service both for the customers’ benefit and your own.
As a former owner of a mid-sized gear manufacturing facility, I understand the pressures that owners and their staffs endure to satisfy their customers. I’m also a practical guy who has been involved with manufacturing for over 30 years. As part of my current manufacturing consulting practice, I see many businesses struggle with the various […]
The new Gleason 100PS Power Skiving Machine: first results are in with an installation at Güdel AG, Langenthal, Switzerland, a leading worldwide manufacturer of machinery and factory equipment, with particularly strong manufacturing and process automation capabilities. Güdel and Gleason-Pfauter Studen have long cultivated a relationship as suppliers and users of each other’s products. Currently, Güdel […]
February 12, 2015
SMT (Smart Manufacturing Technology) is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated edition of CAE software, MASTA 6. MASTA is for transmission and driveline design, analysis, simulation and manufacture. Its modular structure makes it tailorable to the responsibilities of its user and is applicable to the entire development cycle for the automotive, energy, […]
February 12, 2015