Southern Gear specializes in helicopter rack lapping.
We provide the ideal combination of skilled, experienced personnel and cutting-edge technology to produce helicopter rack lapping, on-time and on-budget. Our engineers and machinists have an average of 26 years of experience, and our employees have been with us an average of 17 years.
From design and prototype to completion and assembly, our engineers and machinists have done it all. Their helicopter rack lapping knowledge and expertise are important resources that benefit our customers in all phases of the job – from solving potential design or machining issues prior to manufacture, to production and delivery of parts that exceed customers’ expectations.
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We invest nearly a million dollars a year in new machinery, filling our shop floor with state-of-the-art equipment in order to continuously improve our products, quality, cost and delivery. We are equipped to handle all gear-making operations in-house including turning, gear cutting, milling, and grinding. All helicopter rack lapping parts are produced in our plant, under our control, and under our AS9100D certified quality system.
In addition, we practice lean manufacturing, coupled with advanced scheduling and machine monitoring software, to ensure efficient production with little-to-no down time.
From Aerospace, Space and Defense to Medical Devices, Southern Gear supplies custom precision gears for the most demanding applications. When lives are on the line, whether in flight, in combat, or in the operating room, there is no room for error. At Southern Gear, we have been trusted to provide the highest quality gears and parts to the most exacting standards for more than 60 years. The world’s biggest names in aerospace and defense trust Southern Gear to manufacture their parts. Put our expertise to work for you on your next project.
As a veteran-owned company in business for more than 60 years, Southern Gear is an industry leader in helicopter rack lapping. What began as a small, one bay operation with a handful of employees has grown into a premier gear manufacturer with over 100 employees. Our two buildings totaling 42,000 square feet are home to our industry-leading gear manufacturing team and nearly 150 gear manufacturing machines.
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