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  • BEVEL GEAR QUALITY IS NOT GUESSWORK

    The best raw materials, state-of-the-art design, engineering tools and know-how, in-house heat treatment, fine-machining and super-finishing: That’s what’s behind all ATA Gears’ solutions and deliveries. But even that is not all. You could almost say that it takes just about as many quality factors to make a bevel gear as that gear has teeth. A
  • CASE HARDENING – THE HEAT IS ON

    Gears are expected to function reliably for years or even decades under extreme loads, so case hardening is one of the key development areas in this specific field of mechanical power transmission. That’s why ATA’s Gear Doctors are ceaselessly researching heat treatment and material science. Water jet cutting, sample cutting, grinding and pol­ishing, adding to
  • WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING

    As the Gear Doctors of ATA, we are steadfast in using one facility to put innovation to a continuous test. A joint venture between ATA and Tampere University, the Test Bench involves testing the endurance of bevel gears in a special bevel gear endurance test rig. It is definitely a tough place for bevel gears. The loads
  • GEAR DOCTORS IN ACTION

    At ATA Gears, we take pride in delivering not only bevel gears but also intelligent mechanical power transmission services for maximum lifecycle benefits. A result of decades of engineering experience gathered in thousands of mechanical power transmission solutions delivered worldwide, we offer application-specific bevel gear design and tooth contact simulation to achieve tooth geometry optimization.
  • TAKE IT FROM THE GEAR DOCTORS: MEASURING IS ONE THING, KNOWING IS ANOTHER.

    While modern computer-aided analysis tools give super-accurate stress results for a certain load, the actual maximum load is often the least known element in what the designer can be sure of when designing a gear drive for a dynamic environment.  How to manage that dynamic simulation efficiently and master the possible cross-system interactions occurring between the
  • CONTINUOUS ECONOMY IS FOR YOU AND ME

    The environmental goals, risk factors and guidelines of ATA Gears were defined back in the early 2000s and our Environmental Management System was already audited and certified by DNV in 2013. So sustainability and environmental footprint are nothing new to us. But ATA’s aim is to raise environmental awareness and sustainable action throughout its operations,
  • THE GEAR DOCTOR’S ORDERS: START LEARNING AND BEING PROACTIVE

    ”I agree with all this, but it does not concern our industry or my firm.” Now where have you heard that before? Realizing that the absolute basics of our business today are changing often takes a long time, as we “rationally” try to prove that this isn’t so. Therefore every manager should stop and think
  • ATA ReVive™: SUSTAINABILITY AND DECREASED DOWNTIME THROUGH EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES

    We all prefer doing meaningful and cost-effective work, right? And what could me more meaningful than making sure that the precious resources available are effectively used to their full potential. That’s what ATA’s ReVive™ service concept is all about. In some cases, the harsh environments where bevel gears are operating can leave their marks on
  • AN EXCITING ERA BY PENTTI HALLILA

    Indeed I can report that it was truly exciting to work for ATA the first 15 years, then pursue a career elsewhere for another 15 years, and then return to ATA. It is really interesting to learn what has changed and what has not. Information technology is at completely new level, naturally. Also, production technology
  • GDPR – TURNING CONS INTO PROS

    The GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, became applicable within the EU from 25 May 2018. This means that companies, organisations, foundations and associations will have to have their personal data registers in compliance with the enactment. The regulation applies to all institutions that collect, keep and handle their employees’, customers’ and other partners’