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New Gear Manufacturing Technologies

Gleason will be exhibiting its latest product and process developments in gear production technology.

Gleason's new Power Skiving range of 100PS to 600PS machines are designed for productive manufacturing of cylindrical internal and external gears. "The machines are intended to provide outstanding gear quality and significant reductions in cost per piece, when compared with the gear shaping process, for example," said a company spokesperson. "Gleason's tool concept gives the Power Skiving process flexibility and simplicity of process management. This makes the process for gear diameters up to 700 mm, swing diameters up to 850 mm and modules up to 8 mm equally suitable for small lot production runs as well as mass production."

The newly developed Titan 1200G gear grinding machine can be individually configured to suit customer requirements. "It provides maximum productivity, flexibility and quality, and use of a fully-automatic tool changer facilitates entirely new machining strategies for grinding gears," said the spokesperson.

The PHOENIX 280G bevel gear grinding machine is intended to provide enhanced performance in a compact package. Features include increased stiffness, quick part changeover and design enhancements.

Gleason's P 90 gear hobbing machine features a rapid rotation loader that allows workpiece changing times of less than one second on the example of a planetary gear for automatic transmissions. Depending on the application, floor-to-floor times of up to 7.5 seconds can be achieved. Appropriate automation with a stacking cell and robot facilitates customized integration in the production line with maximum autonomy. The automatic system here is of a compact structure, the entire cell occupying less than four square meters. The interface between automation system and cutting machine is affected on the basis of a Profibus link. The short tooling up times of the automation system means the entire line can be changed over in less than 15 mintues.

The Agilus 180TH features a universal multi-functional concept capable of machining shaft and disk-shaped workpieces in a single setup (one-piece flow). This machine is intended to provide state-of-the-art technology and machining processes for all types of cylindrical gears that can be produced by hobbing. The tool turret for locating fixed or driven tools allows turning, drilling and milling operations as well as hobbing and subsequent generating chamfering and deburring to be performed in the same setting. The CNC controlled tailstock enables the machine to clamp a range of workpieces with support on both sides for rigidity during machining. The Agilus 180TH can be operated in a fully automatic mode in conjunction with one or more turning cells.

The new 300GMS, the latest addition to the GMS Series of inspection systems, was developed specifically to meet the needs of large volume gear producers for complete gear and even non-gear parts inspection. It is the first GMS to feature the new Windows 7-based Gleason Automated Measurement and Analysis (GAMATM) 3.0 applications software suite. "Those features, combined with ease of setup, a .NET control system and movement optimization, reduce the cycle times required for the complete inspection of almost any gear or gear tool by up to 45%," said the spokesperson. "The 300GMS also features a new-generation Renishaw 3D probe head to provide accuracy and flexibility for the complete inspection of all kinds of gears and gear cutting tools."

For more information contact:

Gleason Sales (Americas)

1000 University Avenue

P.O. Box 22970

Rochester, NY 14692-2970


Hall 26-Stand A43

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