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Archives March 2015


March 2015


Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

What was originally founded by three salesmen looking to provide a superior lubricant to the manufacturing industry has grown into a successful, wide-reaching business with customers and influence all over the world.

In 1951, three men took a risk. They left the company they worked for behind and ventured out on their own to provide the clients and industry they served with a superior lubrication product. Now, more than 60 years later, their legacy lives on at Lubrication Engineers, Inc. In the early years, the company’s products […]
Anna Claire Howard

The Efficiency of a Simple Spur Gearbox — Thermally Coupled Lubrication Model

This paper discusses how efficient a simple dip-lubricated gearbox is in a thermally coupled lubrication model, which includes elastohydrodynamic (EHL) friction losses in gear teeth contacts as well as bearing, seal, and churning losses.

Introduction The efficiency of drivetrain components is quickly becoming a significant research area pushed by the intensifying quest for improved fuel economy in automotive vehicles. Emission-controlling regulations are becoming stricter, owing mainly to environmental issues, such as air contamination, but also due to the depletion of oil deposits and the resulting high fuel prices.  Pursuing […]
Dr. Amir Kadiric, Frances E. Lockwood, Anant Kolekar, Adam E. Sworski, Andrew V. Olver, Athanasios Christodoulias

Machine Involute Splines and Serrations with Rotary Broach Tools

Rotary broaching is not just for machining hexagon holes in screws. Here, you’ll learn more about the new product innovations and advanced techniques that continue to shape the broaching industry today.

Of the many ways to machine a form suitable for a gear, rotary broaching is not often the first considered. Precision grinding, broaching, EDM, and hobbing all have advantages in various features. Yet, innovation in rotary broaching tools is still alive and should be considered for various forms including small involute splines and serrations. Rotary […]
Peter Bagwell


Q&A with Chris Van De Motter

The Ohio Broach & Machine Co.

Could you give us a look into the history of Ohio Broach? In 1955, my father Charles “Bud” Van De Motter started Ohio Broach in my grandfather’s four-car garage, and it was incorporated in 1956. He worked as an engineer for Cleveland Broach back after the war for roughly seven or eight years before going […]
Gear Solutions Magazine

The Factor of Safety as a Statistical Design Variable

This month, we’ll explore the factor of safety as a statistical design variable in a Strength vs. Demand model and how to use a reliability-based service factor to best benefit you and your business.

Classic Factors of safety – sometimes called service factors According to NEMA, a Motor Service Factor (SF) is the percentage of overload the motor can handle for short periods when operating normally within the correct voltage tolerances. It is well known in AC motors that a startup power spike is around 300% of rated load. […]
Fred Eberle

Dealing with Parts Rejection

Suggestions on how to deal with an order that has been rejected by the customer and tips on how to improve your process as a whole from start to finish.

You got the call or the email, or maybe the box just showed up. One of your customers rejected some parts. The box winds up in inspection and everybody wants to know what happened. One of your inspectors or Quality Manager pulls a piece out of the box and checks the validity of the rejection. […]
David Senkfor

(LPC) furnaces employ strategically positioned jets, and atmosphere furnaces must use the proper fan

When it comes to carburizing or protecting parts subjected to an atmosphere, fan- and gas-injection methods become the critical factor. Vacuum furnaces have air removed by vacuum pumps, but by carburizing at low-pressure carburizing (LPC) pressures, fans are ineffective because too few gas molecules to circulate. Therefore, LPC with acetylene must be introduced in a […]
Jack Titus

Trend Talks: Anna Claire Conrad

Here, you’ll find suggestions and tips to help you regulate daily operations at your company that can have a wide-reaching, beneficial ripple effect.

This is my first “real world” job after graduating from college, and in the six months I’ve been here, I’ve learned a lot more about the gear manufacturing industry than I ever thought I’d need to know. And while knowing the difference between hobbing and milling is important, as the associate editor, my job requires […]
Anna Claire Howard


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Honing Machine Optimizes Gear Finishing

Available from German Machine Tools of America, the Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling precise, rigid synchronization. Now available from German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool […]
March 16, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Flange Couplings Deliver Higher Torque Capacity

Ringfeder Power Transmission is now offering its new RfN 5571 series of flange couplings for heavy duty applications. These couplings offer easy installation and have higher torque capacity than standard press fits. Equipped with Ringfeder shrink discs, the RfN 5571 flange couplings can be integrated into machines without any heating or cooling, making them easily […]
March 16, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America Launches New Custom Equation Solver App for iOS

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, U.S.A. headquarters for Sumitomo's Power Transmission and Control Group, is proud to introduce PT Equate, a custom equation solver. The new equation solver mobile app, available exclusively for Apple iOS, offers users the capability to create their own equations with customizable variables and a visual editor to represent the equation […]
March 16, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tool Management To Go

ZOLLER has just launched three new apps for each of its TMS Tool Management Solutions software packages to give users access to their tool data at any time from any location. Master data, graphics, warehouse information, and more can be accessed remotely, warehouse inventory, and tool service lives or reasons for replacement can be documented […]
March 16, 2015

Solar Atmospheres Vacuum Heat Treats Ti Manifold for Orion Spacecraft

On Friday, December 5, 2014, NASA’s new spacecraft Orion launched successfully from Cape Canaveral and completed its first test flight.  One of the tricky parts of launching humans into space is deciding what to do if something goes wrong while riding on top of a controlled explosion for nine minutes. New to all future “human […]
February 12, 2015

Motion Industries Announces Agreement to Acquire Miller Bearings Inc.

Motion Industries, Inc. a completely owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Miller Bearings, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida in the first quarter of 2015.   Miller Bearings is one of the leading independent distributors in the state of Florida for industrial MRO […]
February 12, 2015