Saturday, June 15, 2024

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.

A frequently asked question is "How good does the alignment have to be?" This column and the next will attempt to answer that question....

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Well, here we are already into the second month of 2005. How is our safety record so far? So often we all concentrate on...

Tooth Tips: Gear Accuracy Charts Pt. 3

Pitch measurements determine the accuracy of the tooth locations around the gear. These measurements are typically made with either a single or double probe...

AGMA Tech: Bill Bradley

This year can be a turning point for the internationally accepted spur and helical gear capacity calculation methods. Many standards projects are being actively...

Q&A with Robert Laube

I understand that your company originated hydraulic workholding. How did that come about? Around 1947 a gentleman by the name of George Atherholt, who was...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

I hope that everyone had a very safe and happy holiday season, and that you were finally able to finish off all of...

Tooth Tips: Gear Accuracy Charts Pt. 2

Gear Accuracy Charts -- Part 2 As noted in my last Tooth Tips column, AGMA has made significant changes in the accuracy classification system....

The Electrochemical Process for Gear Deburring

The race for technological advancement in all aspects of manufacturing and finishing has resulted in an additional process for gear manufacturers and engineers to...

Q&A with Jim Richards

So how did you get into the deburring business? It's actually a pretty interesting story. I started a company in 1980, making marking and code-dating...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

What did we see at IMTS that should interest us in the safety field? The thing that I noticed the most is that...

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.: Gear Accuracy Charts Pt. 1

Gear Accuracy Charts -- Part 1 Gear accuracy charts can be confusing the first time you see one, so this is the first of three...

AGMA Tech: Bill Bradley

The age-old question when trying to improve corporate profits: "is a function or process value added?" Quality managers have always been told by business-school...

Q&A with Doug Beerck

I understand that you had a booth at IMTS. What was it like this year? A lot better than 2002. There was more optimism, with...

Q&A with Jeffrey L. Lay

When I visited your website, I was surprised to learn that Nye Lubricants is 160 years old. That's right. The company was founded by William...

Q&A with Chris Vian

I understand that you had a booth at IMTS. What was it like this year? A lot better than 2002. There was more optimism, with...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

"Am I going to get in trouble if I point out what I think is an unsafe practice?" If you are like me...

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.

When failures occur, especially on a piece of critical equipment, the first priority is usually to get the equipment operating again. Unfortunately this can...

Terry McDonald: Site Safety

Compiling a company's safety handbook is an ongoing process, in constant need of being updated, and the best way to make sure it's accurate...

Tooth Tips: Andy Milburn, P.E.

Most mechanics are familiar with the concept of checking gear contact on bevel gear sets to ensure that they are set up correctly, but...

AGMA Tech: Bill Bradley

In previous columns we've discussed the continual standards-development work of AGMA and ISO committees, so their role as contributors to reliable gear products through...