Gear Cutting Machines

Gear Production: Higher Speed, Closer Precision

Automated threaded wheel grinding on gear production machines has now been boosted by an order of magnitude with increased machining accuracy to DIN class 3.
Gear Cutting Machines: Articles


Always As Fast As Possible: This gear hobbing system currently holds the world record in chip-to-chip times for the machining of shafts and pinions with the least number of teeth. At this moment, however, next generation technology is being developed that will once again smash that record.


Gear Cutting Machines: Industry News

ITAMCO Engineer Wins Prize for Google Glass Application

Joel Neidig using the MTConnect Glassware app on the shop floor at Indiana Gear.
Joel Neidig has been awarded a $75,000 prize for his research project titled “Expanding Manufacturing’s Vision: MTConnect® and Google Glass.”

GMTA Executive Wins Next Generation Award

Scott Knoy receives the prestigious Next Generation award from Lou Ertel, chairman of Overton Chicago Gear and also current Chairman of the Board of Directors for AGMA, at the 2014 AGMA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Scott Knoy received the presitgious achievement award from the American Gear Manufacturers Association at their annual meeting in St. Petersburg, FL.

GMTA Adds New Product Manager

Stefan Kloos is the new product manager that will handle Pittler vertical turning lathes and WMZ centerdrive lathes.  He will be based in Ann Arbor.
Stefan Kloos is the new product manager that will handle Pittler vertical turning lathes and WMZ centerdrive lathes. 


Gear Cutting Machines: Products

IMTS 2014: Gear Generation

Booth N-6846: Gears with a maximum diameter of 8 in and module 4 can be dry-milled at greatly shortened cycle times on the VLC 200 H hobbing machine from EMAG.
Take a closer look at gear cutting, forming and finishing, as well as broaching, shaping and slotting machines for traditional auto, construction, mining and ship-building applications, plus the emerging alternative energy and wind power sectors. You’ll find advancements in abrasive machining to improve dressable tooling applications and increased multi-functional, automated solutions to minimize workpiece movements to improve overall production time.

Hob Multiple Gearings on Workpiece with Single Setup

Mount tools in combinations and cut different gearings on one workpiece or mill keyways and slots in one tool setup without reclamping the workpiece on the Bourn & Koch 100 H horizontal hobbing machine from Star SU LLC, which can hob splines and geared shafts up to 100 mm diameter.