Hobbs Machine Works began manufacturing custom sprockets in the mid-1940’s and produced its first catalog of stock sprockets in 1950. That tradition expanded substantially when the Hobbs Machine Works became Linn Gear Co. in 1954. Since that time the firm has continued to expand its capabilities and knowledge base. Today the company is among the most experienced and capable sprocket manufacturers in the world. Virtually every employee at Linn Gear is involved with sprocket manufacturing, representing a vast level of experience in producing the best sprockets available anywhere
Our gear cutting capabilities are very diverse, including all of the most common gear types used in industry. We carry a large inventory of Diametral Pitch – Spur, Miter, Bevel, Change, Helical and Rack gears in stock. We have machines for hobbing, shaping, generating, grinding and other finishing at our plant. Our inventory of gear cutting tools is extensive, covering a broad range of common and uncommon Diametral (both Normal and Transverse), Circular, AGMA & Fellows Stub and Metric Pitches. Some specific capabilities are shown below. Please inquire for additional details.
In addition to our gear tooth grinding abilities we also have substantial experience and ability with grinding other surfaces such as precision ID/OD grinding on our Studer Grinder as well as surface grinding and honing. The Studer provides unparalleled accuracy on diameter, straightness, roundness, concentricity and surface finish.