Dwight Smith is vice president at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America. Formerly, he was the Sales Manager for Kapp Technologies, and product manager for the R&P Metrology line of large gear measuring equipment, which Kapp Technologies distributes in North America. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the gear industry and gear metrology. He has chaired an AGMA committee and is an instructor for the AGMA Basic Gear School. (Bio last updated 2018-02-08 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Dwight Smith
- I Like Big Gears and I Cannot Lie! (July 2015)
Many years ago, when asked how the five-meter gear was checked, the quality manager responded, â€śWhen theyâ€™re that big, theyâ€™re never bad!â€ť That may have been the attitude and practice in the past, but it no longer serves the manufacturer nor the customer. Requirements have been evolving steadily, requiring gears to perform better and last longer.