Gear Shaper eliminates mechanical changeovers.
Press Release Summary:
Electronic GP 300 ES can change over from spur to helical gears, or from one helix angle to another without having to first change guide to accommodate new gear. This eliminates timely changeovers for mechanical and hydrostatic helical guide systems. It uses backlash-free direct drive under CNC control, so any helix angle within stroke rates and length can be created by changing CNC programs.
Original Press Release:
New Gleason Pfauter Electronic Guide Gear Shaper Eliminates Mechanical Guide Changeover Requirements
Rochester, New York, December 1, 2001 -- A revolutionary new Electronic Guide Gear Shaper from Gleason has eliminated time-consuming changeover for mechanical and hydrostatic helical guide systems.
Users of the new Gleason Pfauter GP 300 ES Gear Shaper now can change over from spur to helical gears, or from one helix angle to another, without having to first change the guide to accommodate the new gear.
Precision job shops and other gear manufacturers producing small to medium lot sizes will benefit from significant savings in the cost of making frequent changeovers. In one application, for example, an end user that required just one 45 minute guide change every 24 hours now saves upwards of $15,000.00 annually (based on a $90.00/hour machine cost).
Where conventional gear shapers use a mechanical or hydrostatic helical guide to create the E-Axis spindle rotation that produces the required helix angle, the GP 300 ES uses a backlash-free direct drive under CNC control. Thus any helix angle within a wide range of stroke rates and length can be created by simply changing the CNC program.