Gear Cutting Machines

Under the Hood: Automotive Machining

New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars? 
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Gear Cutting Machines: Articles

Gear Production: Higher Speed, Closer Precision

The accuracy of the Fast Gear Alignment function eliminates the need to acquire acoustic signatures during dressing or grinding. Aligning a grinding wheel with a 180 mm diameter gear with 71 helical teeth takes just 0.5 of a second – without any need to acquire acoustic signatures or make manual adjustments. 
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.

LEAPS AND BOUNDS: GEAR HOBBING AT WORLD RECORD SPEED

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

Gear Motions Names New Vice President

Paul Andruszko, Gear Motions “Our Buffalo divisions will continue to provide extraordinary service to our existing customers while helping new clients design gears that will make their operations smoother and more efficient.”
Paul Andruszko now directs their Buffalo operations, including the Oliver/Pro-Gear and Niagara Gear divisions.

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.

 

Gear Cutting Machines: Products

Gearmaking for Powertrains

Rasoma machining centers from GMTA include vertical turning centers, 4-axis shaft turning centers, end machining, double spindle and various special purpose machining centers with full automation that are ideal for gearmaking in automotive powertrain applications.
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GMTA offers a full line of Rasoma gear machines in a variety of configurations with full automation for milling, hobbing and shaping applications.

Steering Pinions for Driverless Cars

This modular production line for steering pinions from EMAG turns the raw parts, cuts the teeth, and hardens and finishes tooth profiles.

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.