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Profilator S Machines Capable of Various Gear Machining Operations

GMTA, the North American distributor of Profilator, has added S-type machines using the process modules it already supplies.

The Hera 90 Gear Hobbing Machine Features Conversational Programming

Helios Gear Products (formerly Koepfer America) offers the Hera 90, a gear hobbing machine equipped with aFANUC 0i-MF control and servo motors, direct-drive hob and work spindles, and a Heidenhain linear scale on the X axis for repeatable size control.

Gear Manufacturers Association Partners with Chicago College to Establish Training Center

The 10,000-square-foot facility at Richard J. Daley College will have the capacity to train more than 600 students per year, covering a variety of topics, from basic gear making to gear failure analysis.

MPT Expo, Formerly Gear Expo, Announces Show Dates and Conference Topics

More than 300 exhibitors from across the supply chain are expected to fill the show floor, and subject matter experts will be presenting in 45-minute sessions in the conference’s business and technology tracks.

Grinding

Grinding Machine Processes Longer Shafts

Liebherr has introduced the LGG 400 M model grinding machine that fits the same footprint as the previous, smaller LGG 280 M.

Measurement

Manual Gear Gage Reduces Risk of Damaging Part

Marposs has released its M62 Flex manual bench gage system for the production floor, which provides the flexibility to measure gears with different diameters without mechanical retooling.

Kapp Technologies, Penta Gear Metrology, Koepfer America Enter Sales Collaboration

This collaboration is intended to ensure that gear manufacturers have swift access to the latest technologies available.

Eight-Axis Gear Hobbing Center Highlights Speed, Rigidity

IMTS 2018: Affolter Technologies is showcasing its gear hobbing center AF110 plus, an eight-axis machine with a cutter-spindle speed ranging to 12,000 rpm.

Grinding

Bourn & Koch Adds Distributors of Gear Hobbers, Shapers, Grinders

The company has selected five companies to expand its sales and support network across the Midwest, West and Northwest United States as well as Alberta, Canada.

Grinding

Bourn & Koch to Host Open House During IMTS Week

Bourn & Koch is hosting an open house at its Rockford, Illinois headquarters during IMTS in September, 2018.

Bourn & Koch Hires National Sales Manager

Bourn & Koch adds Rob Swiss to the company as national sales manager for gear manufacturing machinery.

Updated Gear Machines Increase Speed, Productivity

IMTS 2018: Bourn & Koch Inc. adds the 100H-T gear hobber and updated Fellows 10-4 gear shaper to its lineup of gear manufacturing and precision grinding machines.

Automation

Transfer Line Reduces Lead Time for Car Maker

To make bevel gears of different sizes with a three-minute line-cycle time, WMZ integrated three of its V300 machines with automation and measuring systems for reduced total lead time of 30 percent. 

Workholding

Segmented Collet Clamps Cylindrical, Bevel Gear Bores

Gleason has introduced a segmented collet designed to improve the clamping of cylindrical and bevel gear bores from 20 to 100 mm in diameter.

Senator Visits Niagara Gear to Discuss Employee Stock Ownership

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will use what she learned at the plant to support legislation encouraging employee stock ownership in the country.

Gear Hobbing Machine Provides Versatility for Short-Term Production

Liebherr has released the LC 280 α gear hobbing machine for short-term production jobs.

Grinding

How Dry Grinding Permits Coolant-Free Gear Making

Grinding the external forms of automotive gears came to be the last step still needing coolant. This machine eliminates cutting fluid by combining gear grinding with dry skiving in the same cycle.

Turn/Mill

Multitasking Machines Perform Gear Work, Traditional Machining

Gear Expo 2017: Mazak will demonstrate its multitasking equipped with the latest Mazatrol Smooth CNC and Mazak Smooth Gear Cutting Solutions for making precision gears of all shapes and sizes.

Grinding

Grinding Machine Includes Software for Parameterization

Gear Expo 2017: Kapp Niles will release its KNe3G grinding machine.

Grinding

Grinding Center Sharpens Gear Tools

Gear Expo 2017: Haas will feature the Multigrind five-axis grinding center, which was designed for manufacturing and sharpening gear tools such as hobs.

Gear Skiving Machines with Direct-Drive Tables Handle High Workpiece Speeds

EMO 2017: Liebherr will feature its LK 300 and 500 gear skiving machines, which are based on components of corresponding large hobbing machines. 

HMCs

HMC Skiving Consolidates Gear Machining

A rigid machine platform and the right CNC promise to reduce stackup error and cycle times for both established gear-making operations and new players.

Automation

Manufacturing News of Note: June 2017

Sandvik Coromant and Zimmerman appoint new presidents, DeVry University launches advanced manufacturing classes, and more industry news.

VMCs

DMG MORI to Host Grand Opening of Houston Facility

The event will offer machine demonstrations and seminars.