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New turnkey, "off-the-shelf" Gleason 2700AR system automates larger-gear load/unload to speed throughput, optimize process flow - and take the weight off the operator.
Gear Industry Steps Up to Automation Challenges in Auto Industry. Automotive parts are always moving. They are zipping across conveyors, smashing into each other in bins and traveling across the production chain before ending up inside an automobile. For gears, this can be a somewhat precarious situation as they tend to run best when they're free from nicks, abrasions, cracks or other damages.
No one (not even you and I) consistently makes parts with perfect form and dimensions, so we must be able to efficiently check size and shape at many stages in the manufacturing and assembly process to eliminate scrap and rework and improve processes and profits. Automated inspection systems, which are widely used in all kinds of manufacturing operations, provide great efficiencies in checking individual features, but may not be as effective when asked to evaluate an entire part. You need to know why this is true and what you can do to improve your part yields.
C & B Machinery Meets Rigorous Demands with Installation of Manufacturing Cell.
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.
The latest advances in gear manufacturing automation all seem to revolve around a common theme: automated loading.
Machine tools boost speed and throughput with automation technology.
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.
Emerging technologies such as robotics/automation, new materials, additive manufacturing and IIoT can and will change the course of gear manufacturing for the foreseeable future.
The complete Product News section from the January/February issue of Gear Technology.
The latest technology on display in Columbus, OH. October 24-26.
It's Monday morning, December 15, 2036. An autonomous vehicle drops off two engineers in front of a gear manufacturing facility in Metro Detroit. They punch in for work on their wristwatches and pay Uber for the ride on a smartphone. One of the engineers begins walking the shop floor, monitoring a series of collaborative robots using a tablet the size of a paperback novel. These robots interact right on the floor with the minimal staff scheduled to oversee manufacturing operations. Another engineer wears an interactive headset and begins training a group of new engineers (in real time) from China using some form of augmented reality.
Pretty much everyone old enough to utter the familiar, dual syllabic refrain of â€śbeep boopâ€ť in the electro-mechanical, monotone pitch from every sci-fi movie ever made has the same idea of what a robot looks likes.
An in-depth look at the major booths with the latest technology used in gear manufacturing.
Robots, computers and other signs of high technology abounded at IMTS 94, supporting the claim by many that this was one of the best shows ever. Many of the machines on display had so many robotic attachments and computer gizmos that they looked more like they belonged in some science fiction movie than on the floor of a machine shop.
Compass Automation unveiled its Robotic Deburring System at Gear Expo 2009.
Your Addendum team has come across a number of Good Ole Boys in its time; now we bring you something of even more interest - a Good Ole Gear Book. Mr. Robert Price, of Automation - Gears - Machinery, a gear consulting firm in Delanson, NY, shared with us a real find.
The chamfering and deburring operations on gear teeth have become more important as the automation of gear manufacturing lines in the automotive industry have steadily increased. Quieter gears require more accurate chamfers. This operation also translates into significant coast savings by avoiding costly rework operations. This article discusses the different types of chamfers on gear teeth and outlines manufacturing methods and guidelines to determine chamfer sizes and angles for the product and process engineer.
The "less is more" mantra is certainly a rallying cry in manufacturing. Technologies like multiaxis machining, 3D printing and automation are enabling companies to be more efficient, cost-conscious and flexible on the shop floor.
The future gives the gear market plenty to think about in areas like automation, additive manufacturing and machine learning.
News Items About Automation
1 WFL Offers Automation Solutions (July 16, 2019)
Automations are indispensable nowadays in the day-to-day operation of machine tool manufacturing. With WFL Robotic Solutions, there are n... Read News
2 Rockwell Automation Dodge Reliance Introduces New Helical/Bevel Speed Reducer (April 6, 2006)
The new Dodge motorized Torque-Arm II (MTA) from Rockwell Automation is a high efficiency, case carburized helical/bevel speed reducer. T... Read News
3 Baldor Agrees to Buy Rockwell Automation Division (April 7, 2006)
Baldor Electric Co. has agreed to purchase the power systems business of Rockwell Automation Inc. for $1.8 billion, in a deal expected to... Read News
4 MAG Industrial Automation Systems Receives American Axle Supplier Award (April 17, 2006)
The Powertrain Technologies Group of MAG Industrial Automation Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan, has received a Supplier Recogniti... Read News
5 Rockwell Automation Plans to Sell Mechanical and Motor Business (April 19, 2006)
Rockwell Automation announced plans to sell its Dodge? mechanical and Reliance Electric motors and motor repair services businesses, the ... Read News
6 Liebherr Develops Apps to Support Smart Automation (October 30, 2018)
To support reliable production, the Automation Systems division of Liebherr has developed a range of four applications that support Ind... Read News
7 Norton Kaplan Appointed Head of Methods Automation (May 24, 2007)
Methods Machine Tools has formed a new group—Methods Automation—to assist customers in maximizing performance of the individual machine t... Read News
8 FANUC America Opens New Robotics and Automation Facility (October 22, 2019)
FANUC America held a grand opening celebration at its new 461,000 square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hil... Read News
9 EMCO and UltraTech Collaborate on Modular Automation Package (March 27, 2014)
Machine shops of all sizes continue to seek ways to automate what they do to improve consistency, save time, and reduce cost per piece produced... Read News
10 Hardinge Demonstrates Super-Precision Turning with Automation (December 17, 2012)
Hardinge Inc. an international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, demonstrates automated production of hydraulic spool valve h... Read News
11 Liebherr Offers Automation Solutions (March 22, 2013)
Humans have it easy. We intuitively use our eyes and sense of touch to grab and move objects. The mobility of our arms and hands are unri... Read News
12 Siemens Offers Automation Innovations to Gleason Titan Machines (April 19, 2013)
With its new Titan machine series, Gleason-Pfauter enters a new era in toothed gear grinding: an automatic tool changer, together with ef... Read News
13 Hexagon Highlights Automation at IMTS 2014 (July 21, 2014)
Hexagon Metrology announced it will highlight measurement automation trends at the 2014 IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show... Read News
14 Sercos Highlights Automation Solutions for Machine Tools (May 1, 2014)
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, registered high interest in Sercos-capable products at Hannover Fair... Read News
15 Index Integrates Automation Cell with Production Turning Centers (July 23, 2019)
Index has announced that the iXcenter automation cell is now available with its C Series of highly productive turning centers. Docked to ... Read News
16 IMTS Preview: Haas Automation (August 14, 2014)
Five-axis machining is an effective means to reduce setups and increase accuracy for multi-sided and complex parts. Machining those parts... Read News
17 EMAG VT and VL Machines Feature Integrated O-automation System for Transporting Workpieces (August 12, 2015)
At Gear Expo 2015, EMAG USA will feature manufacturing systems for precision metal components alongside the North American premier of its... Read News
18 Gleason Renames Distech Systems to Gleason Automation Systems (December 18, 2015)
Gleason Corporation announced a new name and operating structure for Distech Systems effective January 1, 2016. The automation business w... Read News
19 Automation Federation Updates Automation Competency Model (November 23, 2018)
A review team of automation experts recently convened in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina to perform the third critical review of t... Read News
20 EMAG Introduces Automation System for Modular Machines (January 16, 2019)
EMAG recently introduced its TrackMotion automation concept, a technology that provides the same high levels of quality in terms of flexi... Read News
21 Rockwell Automation Webinar Addresses Workforce Skills Gap Challenge (March 22, 2019)
Manufacturing roles are changing more profoundly than ever, requiring new skills needed to deploy technology on the plant floor. It's... Read News
22 Varvel Introduces New Automation System (March 28, 2019)
The Varvel Group has introduced Dadistel, an automation system for control of production in mechanical machining departments that enables... Read News
23 Reishauer to Exhibit Hard Gear Finishing and Automation Technology at IMTS (April 2, 2006)
Reishauer plans to exhibit the RZ 400 precision gear grinding machine at IMTS 2006. The machine incorporates new technology, including ge... Read News