With the acquisition of Jackson Gear, Hy-Tech now has the ability to supply mines with larger gear products.

Hy-Tech Engineered Solutions and Power Transmission Group (PTG) recently acquired the  Jackson Gear Co., which specializes in the engineering, manufacture and sales of larger gears and shafts. Hy-Tech expects this addition will more than double PTG’s capacity in overall production, as it broadens existing product lines, deepens engineering expertise and improves lead times.

“The ability to provide gears and spur gears up to 72-in. maximum pitch diameter will be a huge benefit,” Hy-Tech President Doug Ciabotti said. “Aside from the advantages this brings to new and existing customers in terms of larger gear product availability and additional gear and shaft design engineering know-how, customers can expect it to help address issues of cost and supply chain problems across the board.

From gear rating assistance to comprehensive CAD and CAM programs for engineering new or modifying existing products, Jackson Gear brings more than 80 years of manufacturing ex-
perience to the Hy-Tech family of companies. Specifically, in product lines including worm gears, sprockets, bevel gears, internal gears, spur gears, helical gears, worm shafts, pinion shafts, helical shafts and spline shafts. Using KISSsoft gear design software, PTG has become a leader in both reverse engineering existing gears and in the design and development of complex new gear and transmission systems.

“We have expanded our abilities to address complex gearing challenges, which have traditionally been difficult to design and manufacture,” said Patrick Curry, vice president and general manager of PTG. “Combined with even larger, dedicated production capacity for rush and breakdown requirements, as well as ‘one-off’ special orders, the Jackson acquisition further cements our reputation as the go-to provider of complete gear solutions.”