Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2017

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144 MMS October 2017 mmsonline.com GEAR EXPO 2017 October 24 - 26 WHEN: October 24-26, 2017 WHERE: Greater Columbus Convention Center (Columbus, Ohio) BY: American Gear Manufacturers Association ONLINE AT: gearexpo.com Gear Expo 2017 Gear Expo, styled as "the drive technology show," will provide attendees with the chance to interface with drive and power transmission manufacturing suppliers and professionals. This section previews gear machining-related products to be displayed on the show floor. MULTITASKING MACHINES PERFORM GEAR WORK, TRADITIONAL MACHINING MAZAK CORP., BOOTH 123 Mazak Corp. will demonstrate its multitasking equipped with the latest Mazatrol Smooth CNC and Mazak Smooth Gear Cutting Solutions for making precision gears of all shapes and sizes. More than 90 model configurations of Mazak's multitasking machines can be paired with software and CAD/CAM systems to perform a variety of operations in a single setup, including hobbing, forming, surfacing and skiving. The machines are ideal for shops with occasional gear work because they can be used to turn a part's inner and outer diameters, process its mating features and power- skive its gear tooth pattern, as well as process a range of non-gear components, the company says. The ability to process many features on one machine is said to improve overall accuracy, b e c a u s e e a c h p a r t fe atu re r u n s tr u e to th e gear teeth. The Mazatrol SmoothX CNC operates four ti m e s f a s te r t h a n t h e c o m p a ny's p r e v i o u s - generation controls. It is designed to provide f a s t e r r o t a r y a x i s s p e e d s , e n a b l i n g t h e machine tool to quickly perform gear hobbing and skiving operations. The company will also highlight its closed-loop gear machining strategy designed to simplify the measurement and validation of gear tooth profiles. Mazak Corp., call 800-231-1456 or visit mazakusa.com. GEAR SKIVING MACHINES PROVIDE RIGIDITY, POWERFUL SPINDLES LIEBHERR GEAR TECHNOLOGY INC., BOOTH 1015 Liebherr Gear Technology will introduce its LK 300 and 500 gear skiving machine series. The designs of these machines are based on corre- sponding large hobbing machines, but with greater rigidity and more powerful spindles. The tables have direct drives to handle the high workpiece speeds required, and the drive works with an automatic control to keep optimal parameters. It

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