Gear Production

MAR 2015

Gear Production

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March 2015—21 305-691-6300 800-248-5152 At Southern Gear & Machine, your parts are in the skilled hands of our machinists and engineers who have an average of 25 years of experience in gear manufacturing. When you place your order with Southern Gear, you can rest assured that experienced engineers and machinists are creating your part, at our facility, under our quality control, and with our outstanding customer service. Can your current gear manufacturer make these same guarantees? Our machinists and engineers have an • average of 25 years experience in gear manufacturing. Our employees have been with our • company an average of 13 years. We have more the 50 gear cutting • machines alone. We outsource only plating, heat treating • and NDT. We have been manufacturing precision • gears for 58 years. We have invested close to one million • dollars in equipment each year for the past fi ve years. Multitasking CNC Lathes Minimize Noncutting Time Okuma's Multus U-series multitasking CNC lathes are capable of gear machining, skiving and hobbing operations. Designed to reduce setup time, improve accuracy and minimize noncutting time, the lathes feature a heavy-duty construction for long-term rigidity and accuracy. They are said to be well-suited for machining process-intensive parts, including applications within the aerospace, automotive, oil and energy, medical, and construction industries. Two machine sizes are available: The Multus U3000 offers a maximum diameter of 25.6" and bed length of 39.4", while the Multus U4000 offers a maximum diameter of 27.55" and bed length of 59.05". The series is capable of fexible CNC machining from all directions with a rigid traveling column that enables cutting along the entire Y axis. The lathes are equipped with Okuma's thermo-friendly concept to enable stable machining accuracy with structural design and thermal deformation control. The design enables easy tool loading from the machine front, improved spindle access for faster setup times and smooth chip discharge for better fows, the company says. The THINC OSP-P300S control is said to reduce keyboard operations and maximize uptime with its collision avoidance system. The series also can be equipped with Okuma's Machining Navi for maximizing tool performance by selecting optimal speeds to avoid chatter. Extended specifcations, including 17 variations with multiple bed lengths, an optional W subspindle and optional lower turret, enable a range of applications. Okuma America Corp. | 704-588-7000 |

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