Complete inspection of gears as large as 350 mm in diameter now can be performed up to 40 percent faster (gear design dependant) with the introduction of the Gleason 350GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, one of a new generation of analytical inspection systems from Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation. Among the new design features now available on the 350GMS is the GAMA 2.0 Windows "object oriented" applications software suite, which offers users faster cycle times and a menu-driven human/machine interface that simplifies day-to-day operation.
GAMA operating software offers a simple, highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). The time it takes to create new part inspection programs and conduct a complete analytical inspection of even the most complex bevel and cylindrical gears is reduced, according to the company. In addition, GAMA is a true Windows based application, making it fully compatible with the latest LAN and WAN networks, so users can easily interface inspection results with their gear design and production resources for corrective actions downstream.
The 350GMS is also equipped with the Renishaw SP80H 3-D scanning probe, available with various stylus sizes, configurations and extension lengths. The Renishaw probe provides a high speed, high accuracy measurement capability vastly superior to 2-D probe systems used by other gear inspection machines. With solid granite base, Meehanite cast-iron slide assemblies, linear drive motors and large-diameter heavy duty rotary table, the 350GMS is also designed and built to deliver exceptional accuracy and reliability. The 350GMS has a new operator control panel and remote control with new features and enhanced functionality to improve day to day operation.
The 350GMS joins the recently-introduced 1000GMS with these new features and capabilities. Gleason Metrology Systems also offers customers throughout the world's gear production industries a host of other products including functional gages, composite gage systems, software, automation, calibration and other services and the western hemisphere's only A2LA Gear lab.