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.
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.
Developed under Industry 4.0 planning and design, intelligent gear hobbing expands traditional process capabilities through use of a CNC-PC communication framework.
Paul Andruszko now directs their Buffalo operations, including the Oliver/Pro-Gear and Niagara Gear divisions.
Joel Neidig has been awarded a $75,000 prize for his research project titled “Expanding Manufacturing’s Vision: MTConnect® and Google Glass.”
Take a closer look at some of the newest equipment that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.
The compact AF110 gear hobbing center from Affolter Technologies has improved rigidity that guarantees short cycle times and highest efficiency.
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.