Thursday, November 26, 2020
Archives November 2020


November 2020


Machines: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool

For the past 80 years, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool has supplied gear-hobbing machines, gear-shaping machines, gear-shaving machines, gear chamfer/deburr equipment, gear-skiving machines, gear grinders, and more to a wide variety of industries.

With its massive customer base, it’s not unusual for one to contact Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool with an immediate machine need, a need that the company is able to meet time after time. “An existing customer will call and say, ‘Hey, have you still got that GD-30 in stock?’ Yeah. ‘Ship it to me […]
Kenneth Carter

Services: Digital Metrology Solutions

Digital Metrology Solutions develops and deploys measurement technologies, including innovative software, custom-tailored metrology systems, consultation, and training in order to help its customers develop, interpret, and apply their measurement results.

Gear performance may sound like a simple concept at face value, but many variables can adversely affect a gear if not accounted for in the design stages. Many of those variables occur in the part’s surface shape and surface texture. To interpret the details of a surface, it sometimes takes a company that can look […]
Kenneth Carter

Tooling: Platinum Tooling

Platinum Tooling serves many industries – including the gear industry – by providing its customers with a wide variety of tooling options ranging from a 40,000-piece established database to custom-designed options.

Often, the unsung backbone of the gear-manufacturing world is the very tools used to make them. In the case of Platinum Tooling, the company has been supplying a variety of tools used to shape, not just the gear industry, but a multitude of industries across the globe. Platinum Tooling serves the automotive, aerospace, medical, firearms, […]
Kenneth Carter


Q&A with Rich Piselli

President and Founder of Piselli Enterprises

Remind our readers of Piselli Enterprises’ role in the gear-manufacturing industry. We have over 30 years of experience buying and selling used gear equipment. I was the previous owner of RP Machine Enterprises that I had sold in 2014. Two years later, we went back into the business as a leaner operation to service the […]
Gear Solutions staff


Big Kaiser releases Nirox high-performance drill from Sphinx

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling introduces the Nirox high-performance drill from Sphinx, the newest addition to its cutting tool lineup. It is available in diameters from 0.30-3.00mm. The Nirox was developed for use at low cutting speeds in unstable environments. The Nirox geometry has a degressive helix angle equal to 30 degrees at the point and […]
November 25, 2020

Big Kaiser promotes Jack Burley to president/COO

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling promoted Jack Burley to president/chief operating officer as of January 1, 2021. Chris Kaiser, president and CEO of 30 years, will be executive adviser. “Jack has been my right hand in this company from the very beginning,” Kaiser said. “He’s shown his leadership in managing the sales and engineering teams and […]
November 5, 2020

Mitsubishi hires J. Scott Knoy as new vice president

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America hired J. Scott Knoy as vice president of sales for the Wixom, Michigan-based Machine Tool Division. Knoy will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, strategic planning and marketing, as well as management responsibilities. He has 26 years of experience in the gear machine and tooling industry. His career includes […]
November 5, 2020

KISSsoft offers extended SKF bearing module functionality

The SKF bearing module in KISSsoft now offers additional bearing performance output parameters (module WPK and WB1). They include bearing friction and power loss, grease life and relubrication interval, bearing frequencies, static safety, and adjusted reference speed. Moreover, it includes the calculation according to the new SKF bearing life method for hybrid bearings, GBLM. SKF bearing performance […]
November 5, 2020

Buehler introduces Wilson® RH2150 Rockwell® hardness tester

Buehler’s new Rockwell hardness tester is an updated, more advanced Rockwell tester with easy programmability, advanced calculations, and verification reminders to ensure compliance. The launch of the Wilson Rockwell RH2150, showcased at the IMAT virtual show in October, marked Buehler’s centennial anniversary of the Wilson brand of hardness testers, test blocks, and software. The RH2150 […]
November 5, 2020

Forest City Gear adds Reishauer RZ 410 to improve cylindrical gear production speed

Forest City Gear now can perform hard fine finishing of larger diameter cylindrical gears faster, more efficiently, and in higher volumes with the new Reishauer RZ 410 threaded wheel grinding machine. The new Reishauer uses the threaded wheel (continuous generating) grinding process to combine very high metal removal rates and short idle times to produce […]
November 5, 2020