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OCT 2017

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152 MMS October 2017 mmsonline.com GEAR EXPO 2017 October 24 - 26 capacity usage level in an automatic production process along with related order-dependent production schedule; tools that enable users to verify the future production resource requirements; and a planning feature that provides users with an overview of the current production process, its progression through the system and the com- pletion of orders by the deadline date. These enable the software to provide insights into ongo- ing production processes so users can plan future runs more precisely. The company will also share information about its Flexible Manufacturing Systems, robotics and other automation solutions, specifically as they relate to gear manufacturing. Fastems LLC, call 513-779-4614 or visit fastems.com. HOBBING CENTER AVAILABLE WITH WORM SCREW POWER SKIVING AFFOLTER TECHNOLOGIES SA, BOOTH 537 Af folter Technologies will show its AF110 Plus small gear hobbing center. Designed for versatil- ity, precision, power, rigidity and ease of use, it has eight axes with a maximum diametric pitch of 17, a minimum diametric pitch of 1,270 and a spindle speed as high as 12,000 rpm. Deburring, dry cutting, centering microscopes and oil mist aspiration are available, as well as automation systems for loading and unloading, including universal grippers, drum loaders and robot load- ing. The AF71 loader system with two grippers can grab a part to load while another gear is being hobbed to ensure 24-hr. automatic production. The hobbing center can cut spur, helical, frontal, bevel and crown gears and is equipped with the

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