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Capacity is key today, and the best way to ensure that you are squeezing every dime out of that new machine is to complement it with innovative workholding.
Question: We manufacture some gears that require an axial face as a datum, as well as locating on the bore for centering. Other gears use only the bore for both axial and radial locating. What type of workholding is appropriate for each type of part? Is there workholding that will work for both types?
New Solutions Aim at Reducing Changeover Times and Improving Reliability
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.
Attached photos (Figs. 1-2) show a bushing to locate one single bore. This will be used to locate one single bore diameter of a gear wheel. What is (the latest) technology for common clamping a bushing to locate multiple bore diameters in hobbing?
News from around the Industry
Faydor Litvin, 1914-2017; Michael Goldstein receives AGMA Distinguished Service Award.
News From Around the Gear Industry
It's the year of the quick-change tool. From chucks to mandrels, workholding manufacturers across the industry are seeing a continuing trend from their customers: give us more quickchange.
The complete Industry News section from the March/April 2013 issue of Gear Technology.
Hainbuch offers workholding solutions for United Gear.
It's hard to think of a show more essential to attend than IMTS. It's the cornerstone event for the industry, the center of the universe for a week, the one show to rule them all.
The complete Industry News section from the January/February 2014 issue of Gear Technology.
At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, so-called mechanics were tasked with devising the precise methods that would make mass production possible. The result was the first generation of machine tools, which in turn required improved tooling and production methods.
Lastest news from around the industry.
Today, as part of filling a typical gear hobbing or shaping machine order, engineers are required to perform an SPC acceptance test. This SPC test, while it is contractually necessary for machine acceptance, is not a machine acceptance test. It is a process capability test. It is an acceptance of the machine, cutting tool, workholding fixture, and workpiece as integrated on the cutting machine, using a gear measuring machine, with its work arbor and evaluation software, to measure the acceptance elements of the workpiece.
News Items About Workholding
1 IMTS Preview: LMC Workholding (July 5, 2012)
LMC Workholding will be exhibiting in Booth No. W-1314 at IMTS 2012. LMC Workholding will be on hand to discuss its line of engineered wo... Read News
2 LMC Workholding Names Vice President of Dealer and OEM Sales (December 10, 2013)
LMC Workholding has named Brian Lane vice president of Dealer and OEM Sales. Lane has over 40 years of experience with Bardons &... Read News
3 Enerpac Announces New Workholding Solutions (January 21, 2014)
Enerpac announces their new E215 Workholding Catalog featuring 232 pages of valuable information on their full range of high pressure hyd... Read News
4 Jergens Appoints Steve Schmidtke as Group Manager for Workholding Solutions Group (November 11, 2015)
Jergens, Inc. recently appointed Steve Schmidtke as the group manager for the Workholding Solutions Group. “In his new role, Schmid... Read News
5 LMC Workholding Releases New Face Driver (August 30, 2010)
LMC Workholding recently introduced the new Neidlein FFBHZ face drivers for gear grinding, gear hobbing and gear milling, suited for high... Read News
6 Kurt Workholding Launches Expanded Website (March 28, 2012)
Kurt Workholding has announced the launch of its newly enhanced and expanded website. The site makes it easier to download 2-D drawings a... Read News
7 Zagar Forms Workholding Group (April 19, 2012)
Zagar Inc., located in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced the formation of their Workholding Group, a division within Zagar that is... Read News
8 LMC Workholding Completes Expansion (February 19, 2013)
LMC Workholding recently completed a $2 million expansion at its Logansport, Indiana facility with several new machines, all green lighti... Read News
9 LMC Workholding Celebrates 100th Anniversary (March 30, 2016)
LMC Workholding is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, having provided quality products, services and solutions to the workholding... Read News
10 OML Delivers Multiple Workholding Solutions (June 4, 2013)
OML’s MC Modular Workholding System uses fixed and movable vise jaws and patented self-locking CLAK parallels to achieve multiple c... Read News
11 LMC Workholding Introduces Neidlein Face Driver (November 2, 2007)
LMC Workholding recently unveiled its Neidlein FBS MK5 model face driver, designed specifically for hard tuning or grinding operations. T... Read News
12 Chick Workholding Implements Consumer Design Program (April 14, 2006)
Chick Workholding Solutions invited the CNC marketplace to contribute to the design of its new CNC vise before it is released. The new... Read News
13 LMC Workholding Receives Governor's Century Business Award to Honor 100 Years of Business (April 21, 2017)
LMC Workholding received the Governor's Century Business Award honoring its 100 years in business and was one of eight Indiana compan... Read News
14 LMC Workholding Details Full Line of Workholding Products (November 10, 2016)
LMC Workholding now offers a new corporate capabilities brochure featuring its full line of workholding products. The new literature feat... Read News
15 LMC Workholding Announces Pat Klein as Vice President of Machine Tool Products (October 31, 2016)
LMC Workholding announces Pat Klein as the new vice president of machine tool products. Klein has a diverse manufacturing sales backgroun... Read News
16 LMC Workholding Offers Large Size Chuck (July 11, 2007)
LMC Workholding offers large size power chucks for high-speed applications and extra large thru-holes for large bore lathes. LMC of... Read News
17 LMC Workholding to Showcase New Global Partner, Rotomotors (August 9, 2016)
LMC Workholding is introducing its newest global partner, Rotomors of Turin, Italy, at IMTS. LMC will be showing a new 2.2-meter automati... Read News
18 IMTS 2016: LMC Workholding (W-1314) (September 2, 2016)
LMC Workholding is exhibiting at IMTS and will display a variety of its workholding product line, including face drivers, wheel chucks, c... Read News
19 Bock Workholding Introduces New Triangular Workholding System for Machining Centers (April 13, 2005)
The Bock TriSystem workholding system, a triangular, six-station workholding system allows a greater range of tool access angles on horiz... Read News
20 SCHUNK Introduces New Workholding Technique (April 11, 2006)
SCHUNK's new line of magnetic clamping technology can be optimally applied when used in conjunction with the company's quick-chan... Read News
21 Forkardt Offers New Workholding and Chuck Technology (August 1, 2012)
Forkardt has unveiled the latest workholding and chuck technology among its long list of industry-driven developments with the newest ver... Read News
22 Hardinge Offers Latest Workholding Equipment (September 26, 2013)
When it comes to tool holding, value is all about precision and reliability that will transmit to the finished part. Hardinge toolholde... Read News
23 Kitagawa Digital Grip Force Analyzer Software Determines Workholding Gripping Force (November 25, 2016)
Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. has introduced their new Digital Grip Force Analyzer software and kit (PC Version) for machine tool users and ma... Read News
24 Kitagawa NorthTech Productivity Team Designs Custom Engineered Workholding Services (March 15, 2017)
Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. provides turnkey and custom engineered workholding services. Known for their standard and advanced chucks, the c... Read News
25 Dillon Manufacturing Workholding Products on Display at EASTEC (April 13, 2017)
Dillon Manufacturing will feature a wide variety of workholding products in EASTEC Booth #5385, including soft jaws, hard jaws and full g... Read News
26 IMTS 2016 Tooling and Workholding Pavilion to Showcase Advances in Accuracy and Efficiency (July 15, 2016)
Innovative machinery from around the world will be on display at IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. Key to maximizin... Read News
27 Dillon Manufacturing Reversible Hard Jaws Suitable for Both ID and OD Workholding (April 20, 2016)
Reversible hard jaws from Dillon Manufacturing, Inc., which are suitable for ID and OD workholding, can decrease the time and cost of too... Read News
28 Big Kaiser Expands Workholding Line (January 22, 2013)
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. has strengthened and expanded its Unilock line of 5-axis workholding product offerings. These multi-axi... Read News
29 Tool Grind Workholding System Limits Runout (March 20, 2013)
MicroPlus, ANCA's new high accuracy workholding and tool support system, significantly reduces tool runout during grinding, enabling ... Read News
30 Gleason Segmented Collets Bring Improved Performance to Workholding (March 7, 2018)
Gleason has introduced a new segmented collet for its workholding that delivers significant improvements for the clamping of both cylindr... Read News
31 Lexair Offers Unique Workholding Vice (January 7, 2013)
OML's new Genius five-axis vice turns workholding concepts on their head with a unique design that maximizes clamp force at the top o... Read News