Gear Shaping Machines

Fasteners & Hardware, Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Star SU LLC and Neher Group form Agreement to Sell PCD tooling in North America

October 12, 2016

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. — Star SU LLC and Neher DIA GmbH Co. KG have entered a joint venture partnership that appoints Star SU to sell Neher’s PCD tooling portfolio in North America. The addition of Neher’s comprehensive line of diamond tools, including finish reamers, combination tools and PCD/CBN inserts, compliments Star SU’s current cutting tool offering to provide a full service...Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Star SU LLC to Produce Scudding Tools for Profilator

January 16, 2015

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. — Star SU LLC has formed an alliance with Profilator to manufacture Scudding tools for the global market and in North America in cooperation with GMTA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Scudding is the radical improvement on traditional power skiving technology for gear production, long proven in the market to be faster, more accurate and versatile in use. Often thought to be limited...Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Gear Shaping Machine delivers up to 3,000 strokes/minute.

November 17, 2014

With static and dynamically stiff machine concept, aided by twin-bearing crankshaft design, Model 100S is suited to small face width gears, including spur and helical gears, both internal and external, as well as automotive synchro rings and tapered gears. Machine provides dry machining cycle as standard; wet machining is available as option. In addition, machine offers optional automatic adjustment of stroke position after re-sharpening of shaper cutting tool. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Bourn & Koch Adds to Gear Shaper Offering

August 21, 2014

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. — The Bourn Koch Fellows HS2550-600 CNC Hydrostroke™ Gear Shaper is a true bridge type 100” gear shaper with a 0” center distance reach even when the outside diameter of the gear is 100”. A 24” (600 mm) stroke length allows long face width capability with a CNC controlled spindle for programming stroke positioning, stroke length and stroking speeds in both the...Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Shaping Attachment machines complex features in one step.

May 20, 2014

EPPINGER Shaping Attachment enables single-step machining of difficult-to-cut features, including grooves, Torx screw heads, splines, and gear teeth. Attachment drives cutter into workpiece in Z-axis at cutting speeds up to 1,000 strokes/min. At end of each stroke, integrated lift-off mechanism returns cutter to starting position without drag. With working stroke of 1.3 in. and max feed of 0.006 in. per stroke, attachment can produce max groove widths of 0.31–0.34 in. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Welding Equipment & Supplies

GMTA News of Note

May 14, 2014

GMTA NEWS OF NOTE Issue 2014-3 Ann Arbor, Michigan – GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema and WMZ. These machines are sold to the North American market by GMTA primarily for gear and spline production, as well as other power transmission applications. The company's target markets...Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Power Skiving Systems produce internal gears.

November 11, 2013

Available for workpieces up to 700 mm in diameter, Power Skiving Systems are suited for production of internal gears, and for all gears with interfering contours and features. Machines utilize extremely rigid guideways, oversized spindles, and rigid bearings. Profile modifications as well as tooth tip chamfer can be built into cutter while lead modifications are realized by additional movements of axes. With software, users can simulate cutting process and plan most effective process strategy. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Helical Gear Shaping Machine is fully NC-programmable.

September 17, 2013

Capable of cutting diverse selection of gears, including helical and cluster gears, ST40A applies NC programming technology to relieving motion that prevents interference between cutter and workpiece. Helical guide is not required for each workpiece, and all 7 axes are fully NC-programmable. This accommodates precision cutting applications such as crowning and tapering. Other features include operating speed from 30–600 strokes/min and tapering capabilities up to 0.3° without tilt table. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

MHI Expands Local Production of Machine Tools in China,Adding Double-column, 5-face Milling Machines

April 22, 2013

New Locally Made Products to be Exhibited at CIMT Tokyo - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has expanded local production at its machine tool plant in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China. Since spring 2011, the company has been producing the "GE Series" gear hobbing machines at the plant and now has opted to expand their local production portfolio to include the "MVR Series" of...Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Gleason Installs 10 Meter Capacity Gear Hobber in China

April 4, 2013

ROCHESTER, NY, USA - Gleason Corporation today announced the successful installation of a P 8000/10000 Gear Hobber at Changzhou Tianshan Heavy Industry Machinery Co. Ltd., in Changzhou, China. The machine has the capacity to produce spur and helical gears up to 10 meters in outside diameter, and has been fully demonstrated to consistently produce large gears at DIN 7 quality or better, reducing...Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

MHI Marks Cumulative Shipments of 10,000 Gear Machines

November 8, 2012

- Milestone Achieved 50 Years after First Shipment of Gear Hobbing Machine - Tokyo - Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will ship an "SE15A" dry-cut gear shaping machine from its Ritto Machinery Works in Shiga Prefecture to Nakamura Gear & Machinery Corporation, a company dedicated to gear production. With this event the company marks a milestone of 10,000 units in cumulative...Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

MHI to Intensify Proposal-Based Marketing Approach for Machine Tools and Cutting Tools to Global Market

September 7, 2012

For Machine Tools and Cutting Tools to Global Market - Exhibiting at IMTS 2012 in Collaboration with Federal Broach - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is taking an important step to intensify its proposal-based marketing of machine tools and cutting tools to the world market through a new approach collaborating with Federal Broach Holdings, LLC, a company MHI acquired this April. Going...Read More

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Wind Turbine Gear Production Accelerated by CNC Refurbishment of Gear Shaper

June 15, 2011

  • linear actuator instead of 'nodding' cam enables gear profile changeovers in minutes instead of hours Advanced gear shaping software and motion control hardware from NUM has been used to bring an old manually-controlled gear shaper machine up to modern day control standards. The five-axis Stanko machine is now controlled by a NUM Axium Power CNC system, using electronic gearbox techniques...Read More

  • Machinery & Machining Tools

    Grinding Machine can produce variety of gears in small lots.

    January 24, 2011

    Able to machine gears with 0.5-8 modules, ZE40A accommodates both generating and profile grinding and also enables modification of biased flank shapes. This 9-axis, fully automated NC machine requires 3,750 x 4,000 mm installation space and employs direct-drive system that promotes smooth revolution of main and table spindles. Max external gear diameter of workpieces is 400 mm for high-efficiency machining and up to 600 mm dia when machining requirements are reduced. Read More

    Machinery & Machining Tools, Software

    Bourn & Koch to Exhibit Innovative Gear Shaper Design

    July 2, 2010

    Will exhibit first machine at IMTS, Chicago, September 2010 Hoffman Estates, IL - Bourn & Koch Inc. will exhibit a new CNC gear shaping machine with unique shaping head features at the machine tool show. The Bourn & Koch 1000VBS CNC Gear Shaper is a 40" (1000 mm) gear shaping machine with 8" (200 mm) stroke capability. It has the potential of being paired with Bourn & Koch's 1000VBT Vertical...Read More

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    Gleason Exhibits New Large Gear Production Technologies at Windpower 2010

    May 11, 2010

    Rochester, New York - Wind turbine gears produced by Gleason gear production machines and cutting tools supply over 50% of the world's wind energy. That percentage is expected to increase, with introduction of a host of advanced new technologies designed to improve production, quality and cost of even the very largest wind turbine gears. Visitors to the Gleason booth at Windpower 2010 can...Read More

    Machinery & Machining Tools

    Multifunction System offers complete cylindrical gear machining.

    March 25, 2010

    AGILUS® 180TH performs turning, drilling, milling, hobbing, and chamfering/deburring operations in one setup for all types of shaft- and disc-type cylindrical gears up to 180 mm dia with shaft lengths up to 500 mm. Equipped with tool turret for locating fixed or driven tools, machine also offers workpiece loading/unloading function and CNC-controlled tailstock. Universal automation interface facilitates integration into existing manufacturing environments. Read More

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    Bourn & Koch Launches New \"Composite Platform\" Products

    August 4, 2009

    First Machine to be Exhibited at the AGMA Gear Expo as a Vertical OD/ID Grinding Machine The first iteration of Bourn & Koch's new 1000 mm size series composite platform machine will be completed in the 3rd quarter 2009. The first configuration of this innovative design is a (1) one meter CNC vertical OD/ID grinder, with hard finishing turning capabilities. It will be first shown to the public...Read More

    Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

    Bourn & Koch Launches New \"Composite Platform\" Products

    July 30, 2009

    First Machine Slated for 3rd Quarter 2009 as Vertical OD/ID Grinding Machine In 2007 Bourn & Koch Inc, Rockford, IL, USA, embarked on an initiative to bring to the global market innovative products to replace the legacy lines of Motch and Bullard turning centers, Springfield vertical grinders, Blanchard vertical rotary surface grinders, and Fellows mid range mechanical stroking gear shapers....Read More

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    Six Axis Gear Shaper Produces Internal and External Gears

    December 18, 2008

    Hoffman Estates, IL - The B&K Fellows MS450-125 CNC gearless gear shaper is a six (6) axis CNC mechanical stroking gear shaper with direct drive spindles, electronic indexing, optional electronic helix setting, elevating cutter spindle housing. It is designed for shaping internal and external gears. The standard model is equipped with a Fanuc 30iB CNC system, hydrostatic spur guide, 15" color...Read More