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Heat-Treat TrendsBy Joseph L. Hazelton, Contributing Editor
The U.S. heat treat industry is in the middle of a labor shortage. Here's a look at what companies in the industry are doing about it. Plus, a look at some other trends affecting the heat treating industry.
LEASE Your Vacuum Furnace - ECM Dual Chamber
The ICBPÂ® Pitless Duo vacuum furnace by ECM (with two independent chambers separated by a vacuum-tight door) is now available to lease! Quenching can be oil (hot or cold) or gas (up to 20 bar). Perfect for carburizing, hardening, brazing, carbonitriding, and is AMS2750E compatible. Contact ECM today! 262.605.4810 www.ecm-usa.com
Gear Nitriding in Vacuum
Vacuum gas nitride processing from Solar Atmospheres can significantly increase the fatigue strength and service life of your parts. Benefits include case depths up to 0.025â€ť and improved wear and anti-galling properties due to a 40 - 70% increase in surface hardness. Corrosion resistance is increased through nitrogen-enrichment.
State-of-the-Art Gear Grinding Technology
Machine Tool Builders Inc. of Machesney Park, Illinois is the exclusive North American dealer for Burri Gear Grinding Machines and Wheel Dressing/Profiling Machines. Burri offers highly competitive solutions for
- High production generative gear grinding
- Automation and Quick-Change Workholding
- Profiling machines for generative and form wheels
- Machine Tool Builders (MTB) service & training support
Burri Gear Grinding Technology by MTB
Free Webinar: 4D Quench - A Leap in Performance for Press Quenching
If youâ€™re currently press quenching, youâ€™ll want to attend this Webinar to learn about one of the most innovative developments in â€śpress quenchâ€ť technology. Say goodbye to oil quenching and hello to the environmentally friendly, cost effective technology of 4D high pressure gas quenching. Register for this SECO/VACUUM Webinar.
Gleason GX Series with Closed Loop: Finish First
Gleason GenesisÂ® GX Series Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines take high-volume, high-quality gear finishing to a new level, with features like single-tool setup, twist-controlled grinding and integrated automation. Gleason Closed Loop System networks a GMSÂ® inspection machine directly to the GX for fast, reliable, automatic data corrections.
Introducing the NEW GEARBOX GENERATION - Licensing available
The new generation of gearboxes uses a differential.
- No more switching gears
- The motor can be kept running at constant speed, all the time
- Higher efficiency
- Even a small motor can produce a very high starting torque
- The system is reversible (dynamic braking)
- Cheaper to build
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