Gleason Grinder Cuts Production Times
February 4, 2009—The Genesis 160TWG threaded wheel grinder from Gleason is capable of hard finish grinding of cylindrical gears with diameters up to 160 mm emphasizing speed and flexibility. A high-speed, cam-driven, double-grip loader helps cut production times while a stock dividing sensor integrated into the grinding head speeds up setup time.
The 160TWG features several dressing systems to maximize dressing speed or flexibility depending on user preferences. A diamond-plated master dressing system incorporated into the clamping fixture is ideal for high volumes at high productivity; it can dress multi-start grinding wheels in 10-20 percent less time than traditional dressers. A CNC dressing unit with a single-flank dressing tool focuses on flexibility by creating any profile adjustment. A conventional CNC dressing unit with a double-flank dressing tool is capable of dressing both flanks concurrently.
Other features include an anti-twist capability to help control flank twist, and Gleason's VRM grinding process makes delicate kinematic modifications in the grinding process to make quieter gears.
As one of Gleason's Genesis machines, the 160TWG has a single-piece frame cast from a polymer material used for accuracy and rigidity. The platform allows for a compact footprint and requires no special lifting equipment or foundations to move the machine.
For more information:
| Gleason Corporation|
1000 University Avenue
P.O. Box 22970
Rochester, NY 14692-2970
| Gleason Corporation|
Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base. Gleason 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, mining, windpower, 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; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studen, Switzerland; Bangalore; India, and Suzhou, China and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. ...Read more Or visit www.gleason.com