Built to meet the demands of large gear grinding, Niles recently launched the ZP B hybrid machine. The machine is designed for the complete finish of external spur gears—including gear teeth, bores and end faces—merging two technology machines together. By combining internal cylindrical grinding and face grinding, the ZP B hybrid machine can perform all tasks in a single clamping. According to the company’s press release, the machines come equipped with two dressing devices—a CNC dressing unit for profiling of corundum and sintered corundum grinding wheels and a second dresser for bore and face grinding. The two-column design of the ZP B hybrid machine produces high rigidity, yet the modular design is flexible. The second column may be fitted with additional equipment and options.