Press Release Summary:
Featuring direct-drive spindles and Siemens CNC controls, threaded wheel Model 300TWG grinds cylindrical gears up to 300 mm diameter. It can be equipped with diamond-plated master dressing gear system that can rapidly dress multi-start grinding wheel, regardless of number of starts, making it suited for high volume production environments. Optional high-speed, 2-station ring loader with spin-dry station is available.
Original Press Release:
Gleason Introduces The 300TWG Threaded Wheel Grinder
Rochester, New York, February 12, 2007-- Gleason's latest addition to its line of advanced, highly productive grinding machines is the 300TWG Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine, designed to deliver the industry's fastest floor-to-floor times for grinding of cylindrical gears up with a diameter up to 300mm.
The new 300TWG uses high-speed direct-drive spindles and advanced Siemens CNC controls with Gleason software to take full advantage of the latest multi-start grinding wheels. Multi-start grinding wheels are capable of improving production rates up to 5 or 10 times that of conventional single-start wheels.
In addition, the 300TWG can be equipped with a patented Gleason diamond-plated master dressing gear system that can dress a multi-start grinding wheel in a very short time regardless of the number of starts, making it ideal for higher volume production environments.
Users also have the option of applying a compact, fully automatic CNC dressing unit located just above the grinding head for conventional dressing with diamond plated dressing discs. This is the optimal for the smaller batch requirements of job shop or prototype production.
Also the 300TWG is offered with an optional high-speed, fully automated 2-station ring loader, with easy integration of a spin-dry station if needed.
The 300TWG provides exceptional rigidity for a grinding machine, derived from the use of the standard Gleason hobbing machine base - a proven design that provides significantly enhanced stiffness and stability as compared to other conventional grinding platforms.
Gleason Corporation is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Company's products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in Rochester, New York; Rockford, Illinois; Dayton, Ohio; Plymouth, England; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Bangalore; India; Studen, Switzerland; and Harbin, China and has sales and service offices throughout the North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.
More information about Gleason Corporation is available on the World Wide Web at www.gleason.com.