The team at the David Brown Santasalo (DBS) purpose-built state-of-the-art facility in Jyvaskyla, Finland were delighted to have a further opportunity to work with Europe’s largest iron ore producer, manufacturing another impressive segmented ADI (Austempered Ductile Iron) girth gear.
The complete product news section from the January/February 2009 issue of Gear Technology, featuring giant-sized David Brown girth gears, gear inspection up to 4.5 meters and the latest Gleason gear grinder.
The tooth-by-tooth, submerged induction hardening process for gear tooth surface hardening has been successfully performed at David Brown for more than 30 years. That experience - backed up by in-depth research and development - has given David Brown engineers a much greater understanding of, and confidence in, the results obtainable from the process. Also, field experience and refinement of gear design and manufacturing procedures to accommodate the induction hardening process now ensure that gears so treated are of guaranteed quality.