Gear Production

SEP 2015

Gear Production

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ON DISPLAY Presented by the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), the 2015 Gear Expo occurs October 20-22 in Detroit, Michigan's Cobo Center. The event is intended to offer a range of drive technology exhibits featuring machines, gearboxes, tooling and software, along with networking opportunities. This section highlights some of the products attendees can expect to see on the show foor. Presented by: AGMA.org 18—GEAR Production Supplement P R O D U C T N E W S Edited by Jedd Cole | jcole@mmsonline.com Dry-Cut Hobber Cuts Idle Times with Increased Efficiency Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - Gear Cutting, Booth 1004 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' GE10A dry-cut hobbing machine is designed for mass production of small- diameter gears of the kind used in automotive transmission systems. The hobber accommodates gears with diameters ranging to 100 mm. Radial and axial travel speeds reach 20,000 mm/min. (787 ipm). For machining effciency, the cutting length of the hob has been extended to 300 mm. Workpiece changing time is shortened by use of a high-speed loader, reducing idle time to 2 sec. Idle time is further reduced by features including a structure designed to ease simple setup changes without use of tools and optional 90-sec. automatic tool-change capability. The GE10A can be used with either Siemens or FANUC CNCs. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - Gear Cutting | 248-668-4143 | mitsubishigearcenter.com Drivetrain Production Software Includes Flexible Report Generation Smart Manufacturing Technology Ltd., Booth 2207 Smart Manufacturing Technology offers version 6 of its Masta software suite for drivetrain design, analysis, manufacture and simulation. The software provides features to develop and analyze gears, shafts and bearings, as well as the ability to accurately and rapidly calculate industry ratings based on system inputs. A report builder with sharable templates enables the tailoring of results documents to user needs and brand. Smart Manufacturing Technology Ltd. | 44-0-115-941-9839 | smartmt.com

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