GEAR WHEEL PRODUCTION TRENDS
From small gear wheels for passenger car transmissions to large modules for wind turbines: The global demand for gear wheels is rising. The most important aspect during the production of gears is multi-functionality. Milling tools must be able to fulfill several tasks at the same time to save time on milling processes and to increase production efficiency. Thomas Falk, Head of the Gear Cutting Segment at LMT Tools, gives an overview of the trends in the area of gear cutters.
Segments Series Part 1
"EVERY TENTH OF A SECOND COUNTS IN HIGH-VOLUME GEAR-CUTTING"
LMT Tools pools and organizes know-how in product segments. We will be outlining what these segments offer and how customers benefit from them in a new series of articles. Thomas Falk provides insights into gear cutting.
"SPEEDCORE IS ALREADY AN INDUSTRY STANDARD"
Over 250 experts attended the GETPRO Congress to talk about developments in gearbox production. Experts from LMT TOOLS were also present and we spoke with Thomas Falk, Head of the Gear Cutting Segment at LMT, about the latest trends in gearbox manufacturing.
“THE COMBINATION OF CUTTING MATERIAL AND COATING IS DECISIVE”
Hobbing is one of the key processes in gearwheel production. Performance News spoke with Professor Bernhard Karpuschewski, Managing Director of the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Quality Management (IFQ) at Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg, about the requirements for the best gear-cutting tools and the future of gearwheels in the coming age of electromobility.
INNOVATIONS FOR GEAR WHEEL PRODUCTION
Without gear wheels, drive equipment would almost stop turning. Manufacturers produce these components by the million for use in automotive gearboxes or in the gears of large wind turbines. Gear hobs have proven themselves for more than a hundred years now in the manufacture of gear wheels and other tooth-cutting tasks. And LMT FETTE, as a tooth-cutting specialist, has pushed forward the development and production of these and other tooth-cutting tools for nearly as long.
GEAR HOB: NEW GENERATION WITH PERFORMANCE BOOST
Gear hobbing is, above all, enormously flexible. As the cutters turn, any number of teeth with highly varied profiles and helical angles can be generated. With their innovative coatings, a Fette gear hob guarantees more than just longer tool live and shorter fabrication times. A gear hob with the new Nanosphere coating layer can be repeatedly reapplied – to the original quality.