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2019 State of the Gear IndustryOverall, the gear industry enjoyed a very strong 2018, and the optimism expressed by survey respondents is the highest in recent years. When asked about their optimism regarding their companiesâ€™ ability to compete over the next five years, 85.8% of respondents indicated some level of optimism.
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Forest City Gear Takes a Closer Look
Forest City Gear uses an EVO Cam advanced full-HD digital microscope for faster visual inspection of precision parts. As compared to the traditional stereoscopes typically used for visual parts inspection, the EVO Cam offers Forest City Gear a much faster and more accurate way to detect for burrs, tears and other surface finish anomalies that might exist in workpieces after machining.
Vacuum carburizing improves quality and productivity
For gear heat treaters looking at alternatives to conventional carburizing, SECO/VACUUMâ€™S CMeÂ® Low-Pressure Carburizing with oil quench is the answer! Advantages include high productivity, fast carburizing cycles, consistent processing of dense and difficult loads, and less distortion.
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- The sUPer productive Kapp KX260 Dynamic takes efficiency UP a level.
- Dual pick-UP work spindles load gears to integrated pallet conveyor
- Automatic arbor exchange, semi-auto tool exchange, RFID tool management
- On-board inspection with corrections. (closed-loop)
- Compact layout with permanently attached peripherals takes UP less space.
New Hydro Lubricants Revolutionize Your Gearbox Performance
See how KlĂĽber Lubrication uses water as a base fluid component in a specialty lubricant that cuts friction by a factor of 10â€”letting you revolutionize gear performance.
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Diablo Designs and Builds Your Heat Treat Vision
Diablo Furnaces designs and builds heat treat equipment to your vision and features, moving your business forward. Equipment includes: IQF (250 lbs to 7,000 lbs), Car Bottom, Temper, Box, Pit, Mesh Belt, Roller, Rotary, Washer, manual, automated, semi-automated and with or without robotics. Call 815-636-7855 (Ask for Anne Miner).
Gear Carburizing in Vacuum
Solar Atmospheres provides low pressure vacuum carburizing (LPVC) that significantly increases the surface hardness/strength of steel parts for improved friction and wear. Performing LPVC in a vacuum furnace eliminates oxygen and prevents IGO (intergranular oxidation) that is inherent in atmospheric carburizing, resulting in clean parts with less distortion reducing post process finishing operations, and costs.
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