Diametral Pitch Gearing Now Available from KHK USA

For over 80 years, the Kohara Gear trademark KHK has been synonymous with stock metric gears. Recognizing the fact that 80% of the gears consumed in the USA are inch pitch, KHK USA is pleased to announce the availability of diametral pitch spur gears that have the same quality, performance, and cost as our traditional

IronHorse Shaft Mount Gearboxes added by AutomationDirect

New IronHorse Shaft Mount Gearboxes (speed reducers) from AutomationDirect feature shafts and gears manufactured from the highest grade steel, case hardened and precision ground to AGMA standards for long lasting durability. The gearbox shafts have reinforced double lip seals to protect against contamination and prevent oil from escaping; premium ball and tapered roller bearings provide

New online Product Selector tool simplifies selection and ordering

Nexen Group, Inc. introduces complete Geared Bearing solutions based on their innovative Roller Pinion System (RPS).  The new Geared Bearing package comes complete with a zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade high capacity bearing. Nexen’s Geared Bearings are available in a wide variety of sizes and gear ratios, and preconfigured

SDP/SI Offers an Improved Alternative to Split-Hub Bevel Gears

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) has expanded their component offering with the introduction of a new series of Fairloc® Hub Miter and Bevel Gears. The precision gear sets feature the unique Fairloc® hub design, are machined from Stainless Steel and Anodized Aluminum and are offered in a variety of ratios. The Fairloc® hub precision miter

15,000 Metric Gears – Shipped Factory Direct

With the largest selection of stock metric gears, KHK USA is now able to meet the needs of industrial automation designs with off-the-shelf gears with the fastest of lead times. KHK USA based in Mineola NY, stocks approximately 4,500 skus in the New York warehouse for same day warehouse shipping and can now deliver, within

Gearboxes power high performance electric vehicles

From a power transmission standpoint, Electric Adventure Vehicles (EAVs) pose an interesting design problem. On one hand, they require transmission components that are not too heavy or bulky. On the other, they need lots of torque or they won’t be much fun to drive. When Outrider USA, which manufactures a line of EAVs, looked to

Boston Gear Expands Line of Stainless Steel Shaft Accessories for Washdown Applications

Boston Gear, Charlotte, NC, has added new mounted bearing designs and universal joints to its line of stainless steel shaft accessories designed for superior performance in high pressure food processing and packaging washdown applications. The stainless steel mounted bearing line now includes setscrew locking 3-bolt flange brackets and wide slot take up units available in

NORD offers premium efficient alternative to industry-standard worm units

NORD Drivesystems’ new SK92.1 and SK93.1 series helical-bevels are exceptionally efficient with gear efficiencies up to 97%. Typical right angle worm reducers range in efficiency from 40%-90% depending on size, ratio and output speed. The increased efficiency of NORD’s 2-stage bevels can result in as much as a 30% energy savings. It is easy to

Keeping an eye on gearbox reliability in wind turbines

Research on the effect of high water content in wind-turbine gearbox oil suggests that it could be problematic for rolling contacts (friction) and have a detrimental effect on bearing life, according to Jon Leather, wind energy technical manager for Castrol Industrial. The impact of water content in synthetic gearbox oil depends on whether the water

MSC Nastran delivers a broad range of new capabilities while accelerating performance

MSC Software Corporation announced the new release of MSC Nastran 2014 and Patran 2014. MSC Nastran 2014 delivers significant enhancements to its groundbreaking solver embedded fatigue functionality as well as performance improvements and ease of use. Patran 2014 supports the new fatigue analysis capabilities and delivers improvements to nonlinear analysis support. Release highlights of MSC

Control 12 drives from different manufacturers on one network

The MC4N ECAT Mini EtherCAT master controls 12 drives from different manufacturers on one network. The dedicated controller for 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 drive axes and 1024 machine I/O points features a built-in and expandable library of market leading EtherCAT-slave digital servo and stepper drives, as well as EtherCAT I/O modules with automatic

Overlapping Overset Meshes Open New Prospects for CFD Simulation of Moving Gear Systems

by Christine Klier, PhD A common difficulty in the simulation of complex fluid flow problems is that not all geometry can be well represented using a single, contiguous grid. This is especially true for the case of relative motion between components. Overset grids can be used to track relative motions with computational efficiency and recent

Bison Launches New & Improved 881 Gear Reducer

Lighter weight with more power, the NEW 881 56C parallel shaft gear reducer is a perfect solution for a wide array of applications. Available now on Bisongear.com and through our network of distribution partners, the 881 reducer is part of Bison’s comprehensive In-Stock, Instant Ship program and offers same day shipment for orders received before

EMAG Showcases Modular Machines at IMTS 2014

At IMTS 2014, EMAG will feature Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components with multiple machines from its new modular standard VL and VT product families on display. These Modular Standard Machines offer a systematic approach that is advantageous to establishing a highly efficient manufacturing process, with different operations offered on the same platform, allowing for

Hypoid Gearing Simplifies Coffee Roaster Design

Edited by: Michael Jermann/ Assistant Editor A coffee equipment manufacturer had been designing coffee roasters for decades using a chain and sprocket system. Due to the cumbersome alignment and installation, the manufacturer sought an alternative approach to reduce manufacturing time and lower total installed cost of new equipment. Bison Gear and Engineering met with the

Disc Spring Offers High Load Capacity in Compact Design

By Michael Jermann, Assistant Editor DEWALT’s lead design engineer for drills was tasked with designing a high power right angle drill that is lightweight, compact, and portable. As is common with hand power tools, the goal with the design was to maximize performance while minimizing the size of the tool. The design would incorporate a

GAM Announces Merger of GAM Gear, LLC into GAM Enterprises, Inc.

GAM announces the merger of GAM Gear, LLC into GAM Enterprises, Inc. GAM Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1990 when Gary Michalek introduced a line of servo bellows couplings to the North American machine tool market. In 1998, GAM Gear, LLC, was started in order to bring to market a complementary range of servo gearboxes.

Microdrives help gear pumps deliver precise doses

Modern electronics and high-precision mechanics allow many everyday and industrial items to be miniaturized. The smaller a device can be built, the easier it is to transport, install or integrate into existing systems. One example is micro annular gear pumps for fluid delivery. Their simple, no-valve design allows them to come in a compact size

Forest City Gear Launches State-Of-The-Art Turning Facility

Forest City Gear has begun operations in a new State-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the production of precision gear blanks. This new division of Forest City Gear, called Roscoe Works and dedicated solely to the production of precision turning, operates from its own highly productive new 8,500 sq. ft.

GAM Gear upgrades web-based catalog with new features and improved functionality

GAM Gear launches an upgraded web-based catalog with new features and improved functionality.  The online catalog is a fully interactive experience allowing users to easily find products by browsing features or by searching on performance specifications.  Over 16,000 products can be configured to user specifications and then quickly downloaded in popular 2D / 3D CAD

Expanded range of hardened and ground racks

The expanded range of hardened and ground racks has added high-precision (HPR) DIN 7 and 8 quality levels, convenient and economical alternatives to DIN 6 racks, and dimensionally interchangeable for drop-in replacements. The StrongLine Ultra-High Precision (UHPR) gear racks uses carburized case-hardening process to increase rack strength, including tooth flanks and root. Atlanta Drive Systems

Altra Industrial Motion Launches Website for the Farm and Agriculture Industries

Altra Industrial Motion announced it has launched a new website, www.altrafarmandag.com, that gives engineers and technical professionals in the farm and agriculture industries a resource for power transmission and motion control solutions. The website is organized into five product sections: clutches and brakes, linear actuators, gearing, belted drives and castings. Product photos, features, benefits and

GAM Gear offers two-week delivery for gear reducers

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GAM Gear announces a new two-week standard delivery program for the PE series of inline planetary gear reducers.  The PE series has precision gears and robust dual output…

When to choose a worm or helical gear

By Greg Cober, Boston Gear Product Training Manager, Boston Gear It may be conventional wisdom that using a helical gearbox design will lead to more system efficiency than using a worm gear design. However, advances in worm gearbox design as well as improvements in lubrication are closing the efficiency gap to the point where the cost-effectiveness

Gearboxes need little space

The newly designed right angle bevel products let you install gearboxes in confined spaces. The right angle bevel series is more compact compared to the existing parallel helical screw conveyor package. Its right-angle design is compatible with standard CEMA mounting. The three-hole tapered CEMA drive shaft is easy to mount and remove if needed. Its