This proposed standard would not make any recommendations
regarding the required quality for any application. The
intent is to establish standard pre-finish quality classes for typical
finishing operations, which only include the inspection elements
that are important to properly evaluate pre-finish gear
quality as it applies to the finishing operation. It would be the
responsibility of the manufacturing/process engineer, quality
engineer, or other responsible individual to establish the
required pre-finish quality class for their application.
The grinding/abrasives market is rapidly changing, thanks to new technology, more flexibility and an attempt to lower customer costs. Productivity is at an all-time high in this market, and it’s only going to improve with further R&D. By the time IMTS 2014 rolls around this September, the gear market will have lots of new toys and gadgets to offer potential customers. If you haven’t upgraded any grinding/abrasives equipment in the last five years, now might be a good time to consider the investment.