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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter March 2015 Edition

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Long Lasting Gear Designs

Will Your Designs Stand the Test of Time?

Chuck Schultz, Gear Technology technical editor

It is time to start preparing for the racing season so I have finally been spending some time in the garage. As a follow up to my last blog posting about designs staying in service for a long time, I offer the Model A Ford ring and pinion. First produced in 1927 for the 1928 Model A cars, this 9 x 34 spiral bevel set is still in production for use in midget race car quick change axles. That is 88 years and counting!

Read Long Lasting Gear Designs and the rest of Chuck's Blog.

Kapp Technologies

R&P Metrology adds capabilities to RPC 700/1000/1600 systems

R&P Metrology GmbH announces new capabilities for the entire line of RPC measuring systems. These highly accurate form and profile measuring systems include the RPC 700/1000/1600 series, as well as all custom and special systems, and are now capable of four axis, fully generative gear inspection.

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Make Your Atmosphere Furnace Work for You: Tips for Carburizing and Quenching

Seamless hardening. Why induction is the smarter choice.

Large bearings designed for rotary applications such as the main and rotor spindles in wind power units must be hardened in such a way that does not produce a ‘soft zone’ or ‘seam’. A patented EFD Induction process achieves such seamless hardening by the innovative use of multiple coils.

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Atmosphere Q&A: A Firsthand Look at Ipsen’s ATLAS

Ipsen's single-chain ATLAS, which is manufactured and serviced in the U.S., is a batch-type, integral-quench furnace. This in-out-style furnace has a load size of 36" x 48" x 38" (W x L x H) and features all of the latest technological … Read the entire interview here.

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Gear Expo

Gear Expo Puts It All Together

GEAR EXPO brings you the full range of drive technology expertise —design, manufacturing, application engineering — together in one event. From a single gear to complex drives, GEAR EXPO covers it all … More Exhibitors … More Education Sessions … More Solutions … More Attendees —automotive, construction, mining, agriculture … More to see, More to do, More to gain.

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Make Your Atmosphere Furnace Work for You: Tips for Carburizing and Quenching

GMTA Introduces the SynchrFine 205 HS Gear Honing Machine

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) recently introduced the Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine. It features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling precise, rigid synchronization. The Präwema Honing gear finishing process produces quality comparable to grinding results for spur and helical gears, as well as shafts.

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Gear Expo 2015

PTG to Showcase Absolute Precision at CIMT 2015

At Stand No. W4-221, delegates looking to produce helical components will be able to find out more about Holroyd Precision’s gear, rotor, screw and thread grinding and milling machines. These include the Zenith 400 helical profile grinder, TG Series grinding machines, EX Series rotor milling machines, and Holroyd’s GTG2 ‘smart’ gear grinding centres.

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Latest News

Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's the latest.

2015 Gearbox CSI: Forensic Analysis of Gear & Bearing Failures
This seminar helps gear designers gain a better understanding of various types of gears and bearings. Learn about the limitation and capabilities of rolling element bearings and the gears that they support so you can properly apply the best gear-bearing combination to any gearbox, whether simple or complex. Read more.

Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) at Hannover Messe
Hannover, Germany . MDA showcases the latest power transmission, fluid power and drive technology.Read more.

AeroDef Manufacturing
New in 2015, AeroDef Manufacturing will take place in Texas, one of the top manufacturing states in the country. The new location offers opportunities to reach a promising new audience for any company. Read more.

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