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The June/July 2013 issue of Gear Technology is now online. Here are some of the highlights:
Market needs push in 2013, but will it get one? The construction/off-highway industries have been here before. New equipment, technologies and innovations during an economic standstill that some have been dealing with since 2007.... Read more.
Design of a Flexible and Lean Machining Cell, Part I
Although a cell is dedicated to produce a single part family, it must have the requisite equipment capabilities, routing flexibility, cross-trained employees and, to the extent possible, minimal external process dependencies. Cells are often implemented in job shops since they provide the operational benefits of flowline production...Read more.
How to Design and Install Bevel Gears for Optimum Performance - Lessons Learned
Bevel gears must be assembled in a specific way to ensure smooth running and optimum load distribution between gears. While it is certainly true that the "setting" or "laying out" of a pair of bevel gears is more complicated than laying out a pair of spur gears, it is also true that following the correct procedure can make the task much easier. You cannot install bevel gears in the same manner as spur and helical gears and expect them to behave and perform as well; to optimize the performance of any two bevel gears, the gears must be positioned together so that they run smoothly without binding and/or excessive backlash...Read more.
Advanced heat treatment furnace saves time and money
The new ATLAS atmosphere heat treatment furnace with integral quench from Ipsen is a highly engineered machine designed from the ground up to simplify operation and maintenance, while saving money and resources. With Ipsen's new HybridCarb gassing system, process gas is recycled, increasing efficiency up to 90%. Learn more.
News of Note
Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's a look at some of the latest.
Metal Powder Society Names Fellows
APMI International, professional society for the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, has named Olle Grinder, consultant, PM technology AB, and Roger Lawcock, director, product & process development, Stackpole International, to the 2013 Class of Fellows. They received the award during PowderMet2013 - 2013 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials... Read more.
Kapelevich to Present ASME Workshop
The ASME 2013 Power Transmission and Gearing Conference is an integral part of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conferences (2013 IDETC/CIE). This event will take place in Portland, Oregon, August 4-7, 2013...Read more.
Star SU Names Vice President of Sales
Star SU has appointed Thomas Bell as vice president of sales for its Cutting Tool division. Bell earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing and product management...Read more.
Drake Hires Inside Sales and Contract Administrator
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., a Warren, Ohio, precision machine tool builder, has recently hired Lauren (Fig) Chandler as inside sales and contract administrator...Read more.