Inside Gear Expo 2015
Billed as “The Drive Technology Show,” this year’s event featured new machine designs and cutting tools, heat-treat processes, and materials and hardening processes for hybrid transmission applications.
Star SU to Offer Straightening Machine Line
Gear cutting machinery supplier Star SU (Hoffman Estates, Illinois) has agreed to provide U.S. sales and after-sales service of manual and automatic straightening machines from Italian manufacturer Galdabini.
Hob And Shaper Cutter Aids Sharpening Of Reliefs
Star SU manufactures Sykes-style herringbone cutters and offers tool resharpening machines for sharpening the face and relief lip on the herringbone cutters. The PTG-1 hob and shaper cutter resharpening system includes software for the special relief grinding of Sykes cutters. This five-axis grinding machine features a Num Axium CNC control, Numrotoplus software, integrated automatic part probing, automatic wheel probing, and on-board wheel dressing.
Gear Shaper With Direct-Drive Spindles
The B&K Fellows MS450-125 CNC gearless gear shaper is a six-axis CNC mechanical stroking gear shaper with direct-drive spindles, electronic indexing, optional electronic helix setting and elevating cutter spindle housing. It is designed for shaping internal and external gears. The standard model is equipped with a Fanuc 30iB CNC system, hydrostatic spur guide, 15" color LCD touchscreen, manual pulse generator and storage for approximately 100 part programs.