Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       June 2, 2021
High Pressure Quench Vacuum Carburizing Furnaces

High Pressure Quench Vacuum Carburizing Furnaces

Get fast, forceful gas cooling with Solar Manufacturing’s IQ series of vacuum carburizing furnaces. It’s high performance internal quench system with direct-exit, sliding radiation baffles is the least restricted gas flow path on the market for superior hardening at quench pressures up to 20 bar.

Contact us to learn more about our vacuum furnace ingenuity.

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Game Changer: Hard Finishing with 100% Gear Inspection

Game Changer: Hard Finishing with 100% Gear Inspection

As many as 95% of finished automotive gears go untested. Gleason’s new Hard Finishing Cell (HFC) solves the challenge of random gear inspection, with integrated inspection of up to 100% of all gears in process. Gleason’s revolutionary HFC combines the speed of threaded wheel grinding or honing with new GRSL gear inspection with laser scanning in a Closed Loop system. It’s a fully automated system with robot loading that integrates modules for various auxiliary processes.


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oelheld’s DiaGrind: Increased Productivity & Cost Efficiency

oelheld’s DiaGrind: Increased Productivity & Cost Efficiency

Conquer your gear manufacturing challenges with oelheld’s DiaGrind series. Increase grinding wheel and cutting tool life, reduce grinding burn and burrs, gain excellent air release properties, and achieve machine cleanliness – all with Diagrind. Sucessfully used on gear hobbing, grinding and shaping applications.


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High Production Carbide Hobs

High Production Carbide Hobs

StarSU is a leading supplier of solid carbide hobs for gear tooth production. Our in-house carbide grades are available for cutting either green or hard materials and can be stripped and recoated. Application driven designs available in shell or shank configurations with multiple threads for maximum efficiencies.


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Norton Quantum Prime Grain Optimizes Grinding Wheel Performance

Norton Quantum Prime Grain Optimizes Grinding Wheel Performance

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has announced the introduction of Norton Quantum Prime Grinding Wheels featuring new, proprietary nano-crystalline ceramic grain which offers unprecedented productivity gains across a wide range of applications. The new Quantum Prime grain delivers exceptionally high grinding efficiency and part quality, as well as significantly longer wheel life than traditional ceramic grains.

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Helios Gear Examines Preventative Maintenance to Reduce Machine Downtime

Helios Gear Examines Preventative Maintenance to Reduce Machine Downtime

Gear manufacturers of all types and sizes must consider preventative maintenance as fundamental to their operations. Manufacturers too often learn a hard lesson from easily avoidable machine downtime, and considering the investment of gear equipment, such lost production outweighs the cost of a simple preventative maintenance program.

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