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Gleason Invests in Coarse Pitch Hob Production Cell

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In response to unprecedented global demand for large cylindrical gears, Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation has invested in an advanced coa...
August 2, 2011—

In response to unprecedented global demand for large cylindrical gears, Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation has invested in an advanced coarse pitch hob production cell to reduce delivery time to as little as six weeks on a full range of large roughing and finishing hobs. The new hob cell, in combination with lean manufacturing methods, speeds production of coarse pitch hobs complete from barstock, even including on-site final inspection of all critical hob features.  The hob cell has also enabled Gleason to expand its product range to include hobs as large as 450 mm in diameter, 530 mm in length, and up to 40 module. This product offering includes Gleason’s popular E-Z Cut hob, which features a unique flute design that adds extra cutting edges and delivers rough cutting feed rates up to 70 percent faster than conventional hobs. In addition, the hob cell gives Gleason the ability to produce the industry’s most accurate finishing hobs, ground to AGMA Class AA classification and with any desired profile or special involute modification.

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Gleason Corporation
Gleason Corporationís mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Providerô to its global customer base. Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Companyís 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

Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation
Wherever superior gear performance is needed -- from hand-held power tools to super tankers, from automobiles to aircraft -- Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation gear tools are at work, helping raise the standard of bevel and cylindrical gear manufacturing to levels unimaginable just a few years ago. ...Read more Or visit www.gleason.com