Grinding: Cutting Down on Setup TimeBy Alex Cannella, Associate Editor
With increasingly smaller returns from improving the speed of the actual gear grinding process, improving your setup time has become a primary way to keep improving efficiency. Here's the latest on how you can do that today.
Manufacturing is a buzz at IMTS 2018
We'll change your perspective. IMTS is the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. Held every even-numbered year in Chicago, IMTS attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries. Covering 1.3 million square feet, leading manufacturers will display their equipment in ten product pavilions and four co-located shows at IMTS 2018!
MTB developed Cam Milling and Grinding technologies.
Cam & Crank milling and grinding are the latest additions to MTB's diversified portfolio of gear processing technologies. MTB's Cam Milling and Grinding Highlights:
- Accepts many cam definitions e.g. Polar or Cartesian coordinates, Base Radius with Deviations, CAD Drawing.
- Algorithm simplicity
- Spiral Infeed, Dwell, Spiral retraction
- Intuitive interface and friendly process defaults
- Capable of adding on-board inspection
Automotive Applications Made Flexible
Available now: The H 200 Vertical Gear Hobber is the largest machine in the FFG Modul H series. This series is designed for small automotive applications, specifically dry cutting applications, although wet applications work as well.
Come see it at IMTS, Star SU Booth 236909.
PITTLER SkiveLine - The next big thing arrives
Discover the new PITTLER SkiveLine at IMTS'18. North building booth #236744 is the place to be to see how the skiving centre machines hollow wheels completely with one clamping by upstream or downstream turning, milling or deburring processes in addition to gear cutting with the highly efficient PITTLER Skiving technology.
CaseMaster Evolution® can double your heat treating productivity
For gear heat treaters looking to dramatically improve throughput without increasing their equipment's footprint, SECO/VACUUM'S CaseMaster Evolution┬« multi-chamber vacuum furnace can be equipped with both oil and high pressure gas quenching. Advantages include increased productivity, faster carburizing cycles, consistent processing of dense loads, and less distortion.
Complementing the exceptional KAPP NILES product portfolio with high-end metrology equipment and services, KAPP NILES Metrology offers solutions for every measuring requirement. Get your inspections done for workpieces up to ├ś 6,000mm with ultra-precision stationary or mobile measuring instruments that are shop-floor ready.
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