New Design, Manufacturing and Inspection Technologies For Cylindrical and Bevel Gears

Press Release Summary:

  • GRSL provides both double flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement on all teeth for full, analytical and functional in-process inspection
  • 300GMSL Gear Metrology System combines standard tactile probing methods for cylindrical and bevel gears with the power of non-contact laser scanning of tooth flank form
  • Genesis 160HCD Hobbing Machine produces precise chamfers according to customer specifications, while minimizing tool cost-per-piece

Original Press Release:

Connected @MPT2019 From Design to Finished Gear

August 2019, Rochester, New York (USA) -- At this year’s Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT) in Detroit, MI, USA, Gleason Corporation will showcase a wide array of new design, manufacturing and inspection technologies for cylindrical and bevel gears. Highlights include: Closed Loop Hard Finishing Cell with integrated In-Process Laser Measuring, Gear Noise Detection and Analysis Systems, new Chamfer Hobbing Technology, and the latest release of KISSsoft Transmission Design Software.

Gear Design and Transmission Simulation with KISSsoft

The market leader will demonstrate the current KISSsoft® Release 2019 with numerous new highlights: Among other things, "KISSdesignTM", an instrument that allows intuitive concept design at system level, is now available. SKF and KISSsoft have also created a new interface to simplify the gear development process. This interface enables engineers to perform calculations using the latest bearing data from SKF via a direct connection to the SKF cloud. The manufacturability for Power Skiving can now also be evaluated in KISSsoft. After generating a special report with workpiece and tool data, this report can be transferred to Gleason if required, which makes data exchange between the designer and the tool supplier much easier and less error-prone.

The interface between GEMS® and KISSsoft provides an exchange of gear and system information between the two software packages. This allows the user to realistically evaluate and optimize every type of bevel and hypoid gear - with a Closed Loop between the design and manufacturing software.

Closed Loop: High Accuracy and Excellent Surface Finish with the Genesis 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine with Automation and integrated 100% In-Process Laser Inspection

Now, Gleason takes hard finishing of high-quality gears to the next level: featuring the latest 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine with twist-controlled and polish grinding, software-guided single tool setup and “Closed Loop readiness” with a multi-functional automation system including Gleason’s new GRSL Gear Roll Testing System with laser technology for fast and reliable 100% in-process gear inspection. The completely integrated solution interfaces directly with the grinding machine for automatic correction of tooth size, profile and lead angle as well as lead crowning. This world first closed loop manufacturing concept will show you the wealth of options of integrated manufacturing.

The new GRSL Gear Rolling System with laser technology revolutionizes gear measuring and sets a new standard for throughput where high speed, high volume testing is required. This compact gear inspection unit provides both double flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement as well as a new lead measurement feature on all teeth for full, analytical and functional in-process inspection. The GRSL can be employed either as stand-alone or fully integrated, automated solution. Real time analytics and process trend analysis are clearly visible over the production run, allowing for automatic Closed Loop corrections on Gleason process equipment. Users can also sort by defect so gears for rework or scrap are tracked by characteristic.

Gear Noise Detection and Analysis with 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Technology

The latest 300GMSL Gear Metrology System combines standard tactile probing methods for cylindrical and bevel gears with the power of non-contact laser scanning of tooth flank form. The integration of laser scanning and associated 3D graphics with CAD interface considerably expands both the functionality and the range of applications for this machine platform and is ideally suited for thorough gear analysis and development. Achieving a more complete analysis of process variable changes becomes much more intuitive with the high-resolution topographical surface mapping capability. A new host of tools for the detection and analysis of gear noise makes the 300GMSL an ideal solution for addressing this critical factor in today’s eDrive transmissions. The 300GMSL is “Closed Loop ready” to network to many of Gleason’s Hard Finishing Machines.

Integrated Chamfer Hobbing on the New Genesis 160HCD Hobbing Machine

The latest edition to the Genesis® Gear Hobbing Machine family combines the state-of-the-art technology in gear hobbing with newly developed Chamfer Hobbing, which produces precise chamfers according to customer specifications, while minimizing tool cost-per-piece. Gleason will also demonstrate live the seamless integration of tool and machine workflows, reducing manual data input and minimizing input errors, tracking every aspect of tool information from supplier to machine, to crib, to sharpening, to end of tool life.

New Workholding Solutions

Gleason presents two new workholding products: The new generation of expanding and contracting Hydraulic Production Arbors offers a host of benefits for many bore and shank clamping applications for cylindrical gears of all types and many bevel gears. New Modular Standard Workholding puts the performance benefits of Gleason’s latest quick-change workholding solutions into a system of standard, interchangeable modules. Available for cylindrical gear bores ranging from 18 to 100 mm in diameter, and easily applied to all types of Gleason and other gear equipment producers’ machines. 

Gleason Diamond Dressing Tools for Improved Performance

Gleason diamond dressing tools improve performance on machines of various manufacturers. These diamond-plated tools can be re-plated multiple times to extend tool life and maintain the highest precision. With 30+ years of experience in diamond plating technology Gleason can address every gear related dressing solution in the market including solutions for polished surfaces or asymmetrical gears. Tools can be equipped with RFID, barcode or QR technology to integrate in 4.0 tool management environments.

Innovative Service Offerings

Gleason will present a host of new service offerings including: The Gleason SPN Program (Safety-Productivity-Networking) is a simple and economic field service alternative to a complete re-control of old Siemens 840D pl and many models of Gleason Metrology Inspection machines. With the SPN Upgrade, machine owners regain system safety with updated virus and hacker protection, secure spare parts availability, and extend the control’s functionalities beyond its former capabilities. Gleason Fingerprint diagnoses machine problems and potentially prevents downtime of installations. Gleason will showcase their capabilities via applications in the cloud and edge computer to serve varied customer requirements. Tool-to-Machine communication adds intelligence to tool management, reduces manual data input and minimizes input errors. It provides data and methods to track every aspect of tool information from supplier to machine, to crib, to sharpening, to end of tool life. The new Gleason Academy platform is continuously growing in content including theoretical training classes and operator training in tutorial style. Our trainers will show you how easy it is to get educated without travel, related expenses and the loss of time.

The Gleason Team is looking forward to meeting you at the MPT Show in Detroit, MI, USA, booth 3400. You can register for a meeting at http://www.gleason.com/mpt2019.

Gleason offers its customers “Total Gear Solutions”. Gleason is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery, related equipment, automation solutions, plastic gears and design software for gears and power transmission systems. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. More information about Gleason Corporation is available at www.gleason.com.

Gleason, Genesis, GMS and GEMS are registered trademarks of The Gleason Works, Rochester, NY (USA). KISSsoft and KISSdesign are registered trademarks of KISSsoft AG, Switzerland. All rights reserved.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Christian Albrecht

Director Global Marketing

Gleason Corporation, 1000 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

calbrecht@gleason.com

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