Gear Production

In some cases, gears for various industrial and commercial applications continue to be produced on conventional, dedicated gear-making equipment that perform operations such as hobbing, gashing, shaving, etc. However, an increasing number of gear manufacturers are using more universal CNC equipment, including multitasking turn/mill machines that have been modified to also machine gear features. This often requires special cutting tool designs and toolpath strategies, or the addition of custom hobbing tools. In addition, grinding machine and grinding wheel technologies have advanced to the point that, in some cases, gears can be ground completely from blanks, eliminating traditional preliminary roughing operations that were previously required to form teeth profiles prior to final grinding finishing passes.

Gear Motions Global Shop Solutions
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ERP System Enables Gearmaker to Achieve Needed Agility

ERP software enabled a New York gearmaker to improve scheduling practices to meet the increasing demands of customers.
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Collet Chucks Overcome Distortion for Automated Gear Machining

To accommodate its customers’ need for just-in-time orders of small batches of gears, this company’s automated manufacturing cells rely on collet chucks that overcome a common distortion issue arising from tapping and heat treatment. 
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Grinder Machines Longer Shafts

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



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