Gleason Corporation products and services include machinery for the production, finishing and testing of gears as well as a worldwide support system which provides cutting tools, workholding, replacement parts, field service, application development services, gear design and inspection software, training programs, engineering support and machine rebuild and upgrade services. "Gleason will be presenting our full array of solutions, including new products like the Genesis 260H Hobber and the 475GMM Analytical Gear Inspection Machine," says John M. Terranova, vice president, sales. "We will also exhibit cutting tools, workholding and Gleason Global Services in the booth."
The 475GMM Gear Measuring Machines offer all the advantages of Gleason Metrology Systems technology in gear measurement, including four-axis, generative motion, state-of-the-art 3-D scanning probe systems, linear drive motors and Gleason Metrology Systems GAMA (Gleason Automated Measurement & Analysis) software.
The Genesis 260H Vertical Hobbing Machine, on display for the first time, is a new addition to the highly popular Genesis Series of gear hobbing machines. Its compact footprint and slim profile, optimized workholding and tool change, and universal automation make it suitable for the widest range of user requirements, whether small batch or automated high volume production.
Additionally, the 260H is available with two different direct drive workspindles, three different high-performance hob heads, multiple tool interfaces and integrated chamfering, making it the most versatile solution today for the production of spur and helical gears and shafts up to 260 mm in diameter. A larger Genesis 400H model also is available for workpieces up to 400 mm in diameter. Both models are designed as well to help customers meet the need for greater sustainability, with a host of features that greatly reduce energy consumption.
Also on display at the show will be one of a new family of GMS Series inspection systems (with models available for gears up to 3000 mm in diameter). The 350GMS Analytical Gear Tester features a Renishaw 3-D probe head to provide maximum accuracy and flexibility for the complete inspection of all kinds of gears and gear-cutting tools. All Gleason analytical gear testers are equipped with the new Windows VB.NET-based Gleason GAMA 2.0 software for simple input screens for programming of workpiece and cutting tool data.